Blackfish – CanucksArmy Prospect Report – December 14th, 2017

Another week in the books for Canucks prospects as World Junior evaluation camps kick off – that also means there is a bit of a break in Europe as the various tournaments get underway.

The Canucks are well represented at the World Junior camps and fans are hopeful that they make the final cuts.

Without further ado – let’s dive in and see how they did over the past week.

All the images of stats are from Elite Prospects.


Western Hockey League

  • Kole Lind appeared in two games before heading to the WJHC evaluation camp – he had one goal and one assist in those games.

  • Jakub Stukel has picked it up a bit – he had two goals in the three games this past week.

Ontario Hockey League

  • Jonah Gadjovich was limited to one goal in two OHL games before heading to Niagara for the WJHC evaluation camp.

  • Cole Candella continues to put up points – with four assists in three games this past week.
  • Brett McKenzie held to one assist in three games for North Bay.
  • Matt Brassard with two goals in this past 7 days.

Name Pos Age League Team GP Record GAA SV% S/O
Michael DiPietro G 18 OHL Windsor 26 17-7-1 2.67 0.917% 2
  • Michael DiPietro picks up a win in his lone game with Windsor this week – like Lind and Gadjovich, he is in Niagara for the World Juniors camp.


  • Gaudette had one goal and two assists in his only contest since last week.

  • Lockwood was held off the board for Michigan and has left for the USA WJHC evaluation camp.


  • Dexter has started their season – Still no stats available for Rathbone



  • Pettersson was held off the score sheet in SHL action this week (only one game) – but was able to score for Vaxjo in Champions Hockey League play. The Lakers move onto the semi-finals and will face Liberec in early January. He is off to Sweden’s WJHC evaluation camp, which starts tomorrow.

  • After picking up a point last week – Rodrigo Abols back to pointless week.
  • Kristoffer Gunnarsson is still without a point this season.

  • Jonathan Dahlen without a point this week.


  • Petrus Palmu picked up two goals over the last 7 days – the diminutive forward is getting his feet back under him after a slow spell. He continues to play on the second line for TPS.

  • Olli Juolevi assisted on Palmu’s goal above – he is off to compete for Finland at the World Juniors.


  • Nikita Tryamkin was held without a point in two games for Avtomobilist.
  • Dmitry Zhukenov remains with Omskie Yastreby in the MHL – he has 3 goals and 9 assists in 15 games with them.

Czech Republic

  • Lukas Jasek with zero points in four games this past week.


  • Dylan Blujus was signed to a PTO
  • Ashton Sautner was recalled by the Canucks earlier today.
  • Thatcher Demko was returned to the Utica Comets earlier this week.
  • If you are looking for in-depth post-game reports about each Comets game – go to Cory Hergott’s author page here.


There are currently no Canucks prospects in the ECHL. Michael Garteig and Danny Moynihan were re-assigned to the Wings earlier this week.

  • apr

    Ok, I admit – Benning should have drafted Ronning instead of Abols. Ronning may amount to nothing, but it would have been fun to follow a local boy’s career trajectory.

    • Puck Viking

      I think they know that was a mistake and is one of the reasons they took Palmu in the last draft. No point in drafting big players with no skill. Some of these small players will make it not saying ronning will but at this point he looks much more likely than Abols.

        • Puck Viking

          I tend to agree. In the late rounds you may as well swing for the fences and try and grab players with as much high end skill as possible. Most will have a major flaw most likely being size or poor habits in the d zone. No point in drafting a guy with plug potential you can get those off waivers at any time thoughout the season..

  • SJ

    Jack Rathbone appears to have 1G and 2A through 3 games for Dexter. It seems they have actually played 6 games, but only the first 3 are posted anywhere that I can find. They are playing a tournament this weekend, though; maybe stats will be more readily available from tournament play.

    • SJ

      I also found this disappointing update from US Hockey Report: “Senior D Jack Rathbone will be out for a few weeks, the result of a nagging knee injury suffered in fall hockey. That hurts, but Dexter appears to be a better, faster team than last year, mainly because they didn’t lose much to graduation and got junior G Derek Mullahy and junior F John Farinacci, both Harvard recruits, from S-SM U16. LAST WEEK: tied Exeter 2-2, beat Nobles 4-2. THIS WEEK: @ Groton-Lawrence Tournament (Proctor, Culver, Groton, and TBD).”