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FlamesNation Prospect Update: Tuulola Time

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Yasin Ehliz – LW/RW, Stockton Heat, AHL

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Change from last week 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

One more game, one more shot on goal.

Zach Fischer – RW, Kansas City Mavericks, ECHL

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Change from last week

After spending the first few weeks of the year in the Stockton press box, Fischer finally made his season and pro debut for the KC Mavericks. He had four penalty minutes.

Spencer Foo – RW, Stockton Heat

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 8 3 2 5 2 4 2 24.91
Change from last week 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 -8.3

Nothing for Foo this week.

Glenn Gawdin – RW, Stockton Heat

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 8 4 0 4 1 4 1 19.93
Change from last week 2 2 0 2 0 2 0 +6.65

Gawdin has been a handy find for Stockton’s powerplay, picking up two goals on the man advantage this week and three so far on the year.

Josh Healey – D, Stockton Heat

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Change from last week 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Played in both games this weekend.

D’Artagnan Joly – RW/C, Baie-Comeau Drakkar, QMJHL

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 15 7 6 13 8 10 6 20.18
Change from last week 2 1 0 1 0 1 0 -1.32

Joly was publicly called out by his coach for underwhelming performances and was a healthy scratch this week. He came back next game to score a goal, score a shootout winner, and get the first star nod. Not a bad response, but his production still leaves a little to be desired. Maybe it’s the spark that kicks off his season.

Pavel Karnaukhov – LW/C, CSKA Moscow, KHL/Zvezda, VHL

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date (KHL) 7 1 1 2 2 2 2 18.84
Change from last week
Up to date (VHL) 5 2 1 3 3 3 3 18.7
Change from last week 2 1 0 1 1 1 1 -2.07

Back to the VHL for Karnaukhov, who looked like he was finally finding his groove at the KHL level. I don’t pay much attention to the Russian prospects, but I would be interested in knowing why he can’t stick in the KHL.

Morgan Klimchuk – LW, Stockton Heat

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 7 1 2 3 2 1 1 17.08
Change from last week 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 -2.85

Healthy scratched this week. Perhaps it’s due to the back-to-back, but I feel the Heat are starting to lose faith in Klimchuk. He’s been one of their more reliable players during his pro tenure but he’s been consistently underwhelming this year. Not a good sign, but let’s see where this goes.

Demetrious Koumontzis – LW, Arizona State University, NCAA (Independent)

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 8 1 6 7 2 7 2 25.9
Change from last week 2 0 5 5 0 5 0 +11.1

Koumontzis had himself a great weekend, picking up five assists (he also had one taken away, a stat correction from over two weeks ago, which is strange) as Arizona State demolished winless Omaha. He’s been an integral part of the ASU powerplay, picking up all five of his assists this week on the man advantage.

Oliver Kylington – D, Stockton Heat

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 8 3 4 7 4 5 4 32.31
Change from last week 2 1 1 2 1 2 1 +3.32

Kylington continues his assault on the AHL, picking up another goal and an assist this week.

Linus Lindstrom – C/LW, Skelleftea AIK, SHL

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 12 1 0 1 1 1 1 2.67
Change from last week 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.53

Still playing bottom six minutes in the SHL.

Ryan Lomberg – LW, Stockton Heat

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 8 0 3 3 2 2 1 13.28
Change from last week 2 0 1 1 0 1 0 +1.66

An assist for Lomberg on a shorthanded goal.

Andrew Mangiapane – LW/C, Stockton Heat

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 8 3 6 9 6 6 5 46.49
Change from last week 2 1 1 2 2 1 1 -1.66

Another two-point week for Mangiapane.

Mitchell Mattson – C/LW, Michigan State, NCAA (Big 10)

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Change from last week 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Just one game out of two for Mattson this week. Perhaps being a healthy scratch as a 20-year-old freshman is not a great sign.

Adam Ollas Mattsson – D, Stockton Heat

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 8 0 2 2 2 1 1 9.96
Change from last week 2 0 2 2 2 1 1 +9.96

Picked up his first points in North American pro hockey on two assists. He’s been one of two defensive standouts for Stockton (the other being Kylington), so it’ll be intriguing to see how much he’ll improve over the course of the season.

Mathias Emilio Pettersen – C/LW, Denver Pioneers, NCAA (NCHC)

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 4 2 6 8 4 5 3 72
Change from last week

Denver didn’t play this week, so MEP can keep his pristine 72 NHLe.

Matthew Phillips – RW, Stockton Heat

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Change from last week 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Still can’t factor into the lineup on a regular basis. I wonder if the Flames might be considering an ECHL stint for Phillips, just so he can get regular playing time.

Martin Pospisil – C/LW, Sioux City Musketeers, USHL

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 10 5 14 19 11 14 6 43.62
Change from last week 3 1 3 4 1 4 1 -5.58

Another strong week from Pospisil. Still leads the USHL in scoring.

Brett Pollock – LW/C, Stockton Heat

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Change from last week 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Another player who has been in the rotating healthy scratch duty.

Rushan Rafikov – D, Lokomotiv Yaroslavl, KHL

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 16 1 2 3 2 2 2 12.36
Change from last week 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 -2.87

Nothing doing.

Milos Roman – C, Vancouver Giants, WHL

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 16 6 7 13 7 10 4 20.12
Change from last week 2 1 2 3 1 3 1 +2.43

After slowing down last week, Roman got right back up to speed, picking up points on all three of Vancouver’s goals this week.

Adam Ruzicka – C/LW, Sarnia Sting, OHL

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 14 3 11 14 6 8 4 26.49
Change from last week 3 0 4 4 1 1 0 +2.41

Ruzicka is back into point-per-game territory after picking up four assists this week. He is also currently shooting around ~7%, which is very low for him. Expect a goal explosion sometime soon.

Kerby Rychel – F, Stockton Heat

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 8 4 3 7 4 4 3 34.86
Change from last week 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 -4.98

His early season success appears to just be a blip on the radar. Hasn’t score in four games.

Filip Sveningsson – LW, IK Oskarshamn, Allsvenskan

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 12 7 5 12 4 8 4 48.87
Change from last week 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0

A noise assist in one game this week, but still keeps him at a point per game in a men’s league as a 19-year-old.

Eetu Tuulola – RW, HPK, SM-Liiga

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 18 5 9 14 7 7 4 28.83
Change from last week 4 3 3 6 3 4 2 +13.39

An absolutely explosive week for Tuulola, who struggled to pick up goals despite putting up a volume of shots in the early goings. It appears his luck is finally balancing out.

His shooting percentage is still down 5% from last year, so perhaps there’s still more to come.

Rinat Valiev – D, Stockton Heat

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Change from last week 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Technically a prospect! He’s 23 and one of the players acquired when the Flames traded away Brett Kulak. Unfortunately, I forgot about him last week. He’s been whatever.

Dmitri Zavgorodniy – C/LW, Rimouski Oceanic, QMJHL

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 17 10 16 26 13 18 9 35.62
Change from last week 3 1 4 5 2 4 2 +0.69

Two powerplay goals this week for Big Z.

A reminder: no, Alexis Lafreniere and Zavgorodniy do not play on the same line. The two are separated at 5v5, and are usually only ever on the ice at the same time during man advantage (PP and 6v5) situations.

Jon Gillies – G, Stockton Heat

GP TOI SV%
Up to date 6 317.87 0.831
Change from last week 2 105 -0.02

A week to forget for Gillies. First, Stockton blew a 4-0 lead against San Jose, but he redeemed himself by stopping 12 of 14 shootout shots to get the win. His second game was disastrous. Put in again on the back-to-back against Bakersfield, he was lit up to the tune of eight goals in two periods.

Mason McDonald – G, Kansas City Mavericks

GP TOI SV%
Up to date 1 59.96 0.926
Change from last week

Came off the IR to put up a stellar performance in his season debut, stopping 25 of 27.

Tyler Parsons – G, Stockton Heat

GP TOI SV%
Up to date 3 146.58 0.831
Change from last week 0 0 0

The reason Gillies had to suit up in both games on the back-to-back was due to the uncertain health of Parsons. He was on the bench in the first game, but was out the next game for undisclosed reasons (the Heat PTO’d former pal Ryan Farragher). He took a pretty big hit in his last start, so that’s potentially why, but there’s no details so far.

Nick Schneider – G, Kansas City Mavericks

GP TOI SV%
Up to date 4 242.82 0.907
Change from last week 1 59.82 -0.004

It’s a weird state of affairs when Schneider and McDonald are the two best goalies in the Flames organization. Jokingly, but not at all jokingly at the same time.

      • Heeeeeere's Johnny!

        I hurt for that kid. I can’t imagine anything worse than trying to get away from the demons in your own head. I hope that isn’t it, but I’m with Stu … if it is the case let’s push good energy to the lad to get healthy. Hockey doesn’t matter.

  • Chucky

    It is nice to see the way Gawdin and Tuulola drill the puck into the open net. So many guys will take there time and try to make sure, giving the goalie a chance to make a play. These two just pounded it into the back of the net.

  • MWflames

    Pretty underwhelming group of prospects this year. Hard to be confident there any nhlrs here. Mangiapane is probably the best bet. Kylington will get looks, but I have doubts he’ll play 200 games. Other than that, lottery balls here. Oh well, some of them are doing well in their respective leagues