Blackfish: Canucks Army Weekly Prospect Report – January 5th, 2017

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It’s a new year, which means that the ‘unofficial’ second half to the season kicks off!

The CHL leagues trading deadlines are fast approaching, with one Canucks prospect already on the move. The World Juniors conclude tonight with Canada or US walking away with the gold medal.

Now is the time for prospects to make hay!

Find out what is happening in the Canucks prospect world in this week’s Blackfish.

CANADIAN HOCKEY LEAGUE

Name Pos Age League Team GP G A P P/GP NHLe +/- PIM SOG Sh% SOG/GP
Carl Neill D 20.183 QMJHL Carl Neill 36 10 36 46 1.28 27.2 2 34 49 20.4% 1.36
Brett McKenzie C 19.299 OHL NorthBay 35 18 21 39 1.11 29.2 -6 27 99 18.2% 2.83
Dmitri Zhukenov C 19.287 QMJHL Chicoutimi 33 13 21 34 1.03 22.0 -18 22 25 52.0% 0.76
Jakob Stukel RW 19.305 WHL Calgary 34 12 13 25 0.74 16.3 1 18
Rodrigo Abols C 21.000 QMJHL Acadie-Bathurst 23 10 14 24 1.04 22.2 0 16 40 25.0% 1.74
Olli Juolevi D 18.245 OHL London 26 6 15 21 0.81 21.2 17 14 22 27.3% 0.85
Guillaume Brisebois D 19.168 QMJHL Charlottetown 30 3 15 18 0.60 12.8 9 24 40 7.5% 1.33
Tate Olson D 19.290 WHL PrinceGeorge 37 3 12 15 0.41 9.0 5 44
Cole Candella D 18.326 OHL Hamilton 35 2 9 11 0.31 8.2 -5 20 31 6.5% 0.89
  • Carl Neill was traded to the Charlottetown Islanders yesterday – In his last week with Sherbrooke – he put up four (one goal and three assists) in two games. He currently leads all QMJHL defenceman in scoring.
  • Brett Mckenzie scored two goals in two games for North Bay this past week.
  • Dmitry Zhukenov had six points in three games for Chicoutimi.
  • Jakob Stukel continues his hot streak – with five points in three games this past week for Calgary.
  • Rodrigo Abols appeared in one game this past week where he was held without a point.
  • Olli Juolevi ends the World Juniors with 2 assists in six games for Finland. He will return to London with hopes of making some noise in the OHL playoffs.
  • Guillaume Brisebois had one assist in three games for Charlottetown.
  • Tate Olson was held off the scoresheet in his one game this past week.
  • Cole Candella had a decent week with 2 assists in three games.

NCAA

Name Pos Age League Team GP G A P P/GP NHLe +/- PIM SOG Sh% SOG/GP
Adam Gaudette C 20.089 NCAA-HE Northeastern 18 10 18 28 1.56 47.2 +4 0 78 12.8% 4.33
Brock Boeser R 19.314 NCAA-NCHC U of North Dakota 13 7 9 16 1.23 41.4 +9 0 50 14.0% 3.85
Will Lockwood LW 18.199 NCAA-Big10 U of Michigan 18 7 6 13 0.72 20.7 -4 0 32 21.9% 1.78
  • Two games for Gaudette – and another six points. He is currently 9th in NCAA scoring.
  • Brock Boeser is still recovering from surgery on his wrist – but may make his return this weekend.
  • William Lockwood had one assist in two contests this past week.

EUROPE

Name Pos Age League Team GP G A P P/GP NHLe +/- PIM SOG Sh% SOG/GP
Lukas Jasek R 19.130 WSM Liga HC Frýdek-Místek 18 4 9 13 0.72 17.2 3 6 4 100.0% 0.22
Anton Cederholm D 21.318 Allsvenskan AIK 17 1 4 5 0.29 7.0 -4 33
  • Lukas Jasek had zero points in five games for Czech Republic at the World Juniors.
  • Anton Cederholm had one assist in one game this week.

AHL

Name Pos Age League Team GP G A P P/GP NHLe +/- PIM SOG Sh% SOG/GP
Alexandre Grenier R 25.122 AHL Utica 29 8 15 23 0.79 30.6 -7 36 26 30.8% 0.90
Jordan Subban D 21.308 AHL Utica 29 8 12 20 0.69 26.6 -6 6 24 33.3% 0.83
Curtis Valk C 23.331 AHL Utica 30 10 9 19 0.63 24.4 -5 18 35 28.6% 1.17
Joseph LaBate C 23.264 AHL Utica 19 2 6 8 0.42 16.2 -7 46
Jake Virtanen R 20.141 AHL Utica 20 4 3 7 0.35 13.5 -4 16
Cole Cassels C 21.246 AHL Utica 24 4 0 4 0.17 6.4 -2 18 3 133.3% 0.13
Andrey Pedan D 23.186 AHL Utica 19 2 1 3 0.16 6.1 -1 30 17 11.8% 0.89
Michael Carcone LW 20.231 AHL Utica 24 1 2 3 0.13 4.8 -6 25 17 5.9% 0.71
Mike Zalewski C 24.140 AHL Utica 12 0 1 1 0.08 3.2 -2 10 20 0.0% 1.67
Ashton Sautner D 22.223 AHL Utica 13 0 1 1 0.08 3.0 -7 12 2 0.0% 0.15
Yan-Pavel Laplante LW 21.257 AHL Utica 13 0 1 1 0.08 3.0 -8 9 4 0.0% 0.31
Evan McEneny D 22.228 AHL Utica 21 1 0 1 0.05 1.8 -10 10 6 16.7% 0.29
  • Andrey Pedan was returned to Utica this past week, he has yet to see any game action down on the farm since.
  • Marco Roy was assigned to the ECHL.
  • Goaltender Michael Garteig was re-assigned to the ECHL – he is 0-1-2 with 2.85 GAA and 0.907 SV% with Utica this year.
  • Alex Biega , Michael Chaput, Jayson Megna and Troy Stecher remain with the Canucks.
  • Jeremy Davis will have an in depth look at the week that was for the Comets sometime later this week.
  • Name Position DOB Age Team GP Mins GA SA SV SV% GAA Record S/O
    Thatcher Demko G Dec 8/95 21 Utica 19 1039 52 485 433 0.893% 3.00 7-8-3 0

    ECHL

    Name Pos Age League Team GP G A P P/GP NHLe +/- PIM SOG Sh% SOG/GP
    Mackenze Stewart L 21.148 ECHL Alaska 31 1 2 3 0.10 1.6 6 57 28 3.6% 0.90
    • Mackenze Stewart had one assist in four games this past week.
    Name Position DOB Age Team GP Mins GA SA SV SV% GAA Record S/O
    Michael Garteig G Nov 5/91 25 Alaska 8 478 19 258 239 0.926% 2.39 7-1-0 1
    • As mentioned above, Garteig was returned to Alaska this past week.

    Have a good weekend!

    • The_Blueline

      There are some positive signs in the CHL and the NCAA.

      But man, what a sad group of prospects with the comets. What’s Green doing with them? Is he riding his AHL vets to save his job or is he properly developing the Canucks prospects?

    • TrueBlue

      Only seeing one error: assuming Steampuck is correct (and without checking the paperwork, I’m positive he is), Brisebois should now be playing for the Carl Neills.

    • wojohowitz

      What I am saying is this; We don`t know how serious his injury is. Is he wearing a cast? Will he be wearing a cast for the rest of the season? Will he play in January? How about if he misses the rest of the season – would you consider that a setback in his development?

      OTOH if he plays this weekend and scores a goal we can assume that his surgery has gone well and his trajectory to a pro career is back on track.

      • Andy

        Wrists don’t work like that.

        Say the surgery went well – depending on how his rehab on and off the ice goes, he’s unlikely to have his wrist feeling and working at 100% – mostly because many players declare that finding that last 10-15% comes from actually playing in a game.

        If Brock returns and has 7 shots but no goals, are you legitimately going to be freaking out over his development? How about if he scores 3 goals next game, but goes pointless the rest of the season?

        Development is about setting reasonable expectations, and hedging ones bets over a long period of time.

    • wojohowitz

      The question waiting to be answered is whether Boeser still has a wrist shot. If he goes pointless in his first game back it could mean a setback in his development.