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FlamesNation Prospect Update: New faces in new places

Players up, players down, players in, and players out. An exciting week for the Flames prospect pool all around.

In case you missed it:

It was a busy one.

Dillon Dube – F, Stockton Heat, AHL

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 2 0 3 3 2 1 0 59.78
Change from last week

Not a bad start for Dube in the AHL. He’s currently playing on a WHL All Stars line with Glenn Gawdin and Matthew Phillips, a line which has already produced three goals in two games for the Heat.

Zach Fischer – RW, Kansas City Mavericks, ECHL

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 9 0 1 1 1 1 1 2.55
Change from last week 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.73

Back from his unexplained (likely injury-related) absence. Was on the ice for two goals for.

Spencer Foo – RW, Stockton Heat

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 23 8 5 14 8 11 6 24.26
Change from last week 3 3 1 4 4 4 4 +4.33

A massive week for Foo, who had struggled to put up points (much less 5v5 points) in recent weeks. Of course, Andrew Mangiapane’s timely recall helps him out, but he’s probably going to have to make the most of it to stick around with the Flames organization.

Glenn Gawdin – C/RW, Stockton Heat

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 23 7 4 11 3 11 3 19.06
Change from last week 3 0 2 2 1 2 1 +1.13

Another strong week for Gawdin, who picked up two assists for the Heat.

Josh Healey – D, Stockton Heat

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 20 1 4 5 5 3 3 9.96
Change from last week 2 1 1 2 2 1 1 +3.32

Also a massive week for Healey, who picked up his first professional goal and surpassed his 2017-18 points total in 30 fewer games.

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

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 28 11 12 23 14 17 11 19.13
Change from last week 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 -0.58

Just a secondary assist for Joly this week. Starting to look very shaky about ever getting an NHL contract.

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

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date (KHL) 14 1 2 3 3 2 2 17.98
Change from last week 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 -3.68
Up to date (VHL) 9 4 1 5 5 5 5 17.31
Change from last week 2 1 0 1 1 1 1 -0.5

Back to the VHL! Scored a goal.

Morgan Klimchuk – LW, Stockton Heat

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 16 3 5 8 7 3 3 19.93
Change from last week 4 2 2 4 4 2 2 +6.65

Farewell, Morgan. We hardly knew ye.

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

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 16 1 7 8 3 8 3 14.8
Change from last week 2 0 1 1 1 1 1 0

Didn’t play this week, as Arizona State had a bye week.

Oliver Kylington – D, Stockton Heat – X

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 18 7 7 14 8 10 8 31
Change from last week

In Calgary.

Linus Lindstrom – C/LW, Skelleftea AIK, SHL

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 19 1 0 1 1 1 1 1.68
Change from last week 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.20

Still having a rough go of it. Though his last few games have been better as he’s at least getting shots away at the net (seven since returning from injury), Lindstrom is still stuck on the fourth line for the time being until he starts producing again.

Ryan Lomberg – LW, Stockton Heat – X

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 18 2 4 6 4 4 2 13.28
Change from last week

Still in Calgary.

Andrew Mangiapane – LW/C, Stockton Heat – X

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 12 6 7 13 8 10 7 43.17
Change from last week

Also now in Calgary. For good? We’ll see.

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

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

Didn’t play this week. He’s only played once the past month, apparently all healthy scratches.

Adam Ollas Mattsson – D, Stockton Heat

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 22 2 4 6 5 4 3 10.87
Change from last week 2 0 1 1 1 0 0 +0.91

Another assist for AOM. With Stockton having been almost completely drained of their defensive talent, it’ll be interesting to see how AOM steps up to the plate as the de facto #1 defender.

Andrew Nielsen – D, Stockton Heat

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 8 0 3 3 2 1 1 14.95
Change from last week

The new carrier of the Nilsson lineage still has yet to suit up for Stockton. Or at all since Nov. 18, for that matter.

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

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 12 5 9 14 5 8 3 42
Change from last week

Didn’t play this week as Denver also had a bye week. Headed to the Div 1A WJC, which runs from Dec. 9-15 in Germany. He should be a leading scorer there, as he finished top of the charts last go around.

Matthew Phillips – RW, Stockton Heat

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 20 5 4 9 6 7 6 18.88
Change from last week 3 1 1 2 2 2 2 +2.43

Chugging along at a half-point-per-game pace. Not bad for a bottom six rookie.

Brett Pollock – LW/C, Stockton Heat

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 19 0 6 6 5 2 2 12.58
Change from last week 3 0 2 2 2 0 0 +2.62

Two assists for Pollock this week.

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

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 17 10 21 31 16 23 10 41.87
Change from last week

No games for Sioux City this week, so no ice time for Pospisil.

Rushan Rafikov – D, Lokomotiv Yaroslavl, KHL

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 26 3 5 8 6 6 5 20.29
Change from last week 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.81

Just a game for Rafikov this week.

Milos Roman – C, Vancouver Giants, WHL

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 28 16 13 29 12 25 8 25.65
Change from last week 4 4 2 6 2 6 2 +1.92

Third straight week where Roman has been able to contribute a point or more in every game he’s played. If he continues to heat up like this, he could be one worth paying close attention to, though consistency has always been a weak point for him.

Was also on the receiving end of a pretty nasty headshot this weekend, though he did return to score a goal.

Adam Ruzicka – C/LW, Sarnia Sting, OHL

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 28 8 19 27 12 18 9 25.54
Change from last week 3 1 1 2 1 1 0 -0.95

Just two points for Ruzicka.

Kerby Rychel – F, Stockton Heat

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 23 11 8 19 15 13 10 32.92
Change from last week 3 2 2 4 3 2 1 +3.03

Another big week for Rychel, who could feasibly be in recall plans should Mangiapane or Lomberg not work out, or if Michael Frolik’s timetable for return is longer than expected.

Filip Sveningsson – LW, IK Oskarshamn, Allsvenskan

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 24 9 9 18 8 13 7 36.65
Change from last week 3 1 0 1 1 1 1 -2.91

All the percentages are crashing down for Sveningsson, who has only picked up one point in his last seven games after maintaining a point per game pace for the first 17 games of the year.

Eetu Tuulola – RW, HPK, SM-Liiga

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 27 6 10 16 8 13 5 21.92
Change from last week 2 0 1 1 0 1 0 -1.76

Just a primary, powerplay assist this week.

Rinat Valiev – D, Stockton Heat

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 19 0 3 3 3 2 2 6.29
Change from last week 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 -1.18

Also bumped up to the first pairing. Tough test for Calgary’s newly acquired defensive prospect.

Dmitri Zavgorodniy – C/LW, Rimouski Oceanic, QMJHL

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 28 14 20 34 18 24 13 28.28
Change from last week 2 0 1 1 0 1 0 -1.28

Just a mere assist for Big Z this week.

Jon Gillies – G, Stockton Heat

GP TOI SV%
Up to date 16 803 0.856
Change from last week 2 +90.72 +0.004

Had a bad start against San Jose, allowing three on 18 shots (0.833%) but backed it up with a relief shutout effort against the Barracuda again to give Stockton a chance at the game.

Mason McDonald – G, Kansas City Mavericks

GP TOI SV%
Up to date 10 609 0.897
Change from last week 3 178 -0.019

Four disastrous games for McDonald, who allowed three on 20 (0.850%), five on 24 (0.792%), and four on 37 (0.892%).

Tyler Parsons – G, Stockton Heat

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

Out with a UBI.

Nick Schneider – G, Stockton Heat

GP TOI SV%
ECHL Up to date 4 242.82 0.907
Change from last week
AHL Up to date 10 161.03 0.915
Change from last week 2 158.94 -0.020

A good (0.931%) and an awful (0.643%) week for Schneider.

  • Flames Fan in Edmonchuck

    With soooooo many kids up on the big team, the cupboards are looking a bit bare. Need to draft like the hell in the next two years…. Any trades BT has planned will need to be hockey 1 for 1 trades for a bit….

  • Harley Hotchkiss’s Ghost

    “Another big week for Rychel, who could feasibly be in recall plans should Mangiapane or Lomberg not work out”

    Rychel can play the same tough nosed super pest game Lomberg can and he actually has some skill as well and is also actually tough.

  • L.Kolkind

    I really don’t get why they traded Klimchuk for a guy that is a healthy scratch in the AHL. I know Klimchuk may not have made it with Calgary, but other than Mangiapane he was next in line for a call-up so should be worth more than an AHL healthy scratch.

  • KKisTHEproblem

    “Chugging along at a half-point-per-game pace”. I think he’s doing better than that. Started with 0 pts in 1st 8 games, now 9 in last 12 in a bottom six role. Maybe he’s playing higher than that now with Klim and Mangi gone? SF, what say you? In any event, looks like he’s making good progress, much better than just continuing along at 0.5 pts/game.

    • calgaryfan

      looks like Phillips is starting to find his way, adding Dube to the line will also help. Dube, Phillips, Gawdin line should start getting more ice time I would think.

    • Stockton's Finest

      Phillips will score based on his current line mates. I like them on this 3rd line. I don’t see him jumping into the top 6 just yet. Time for him to get comfortable. He is playing power play time now, which will increase his numbers.

  • everton fc

    We are lean on “d”, and have a absolute need to find a goalie to help in Stockton, and, need be, here, if one fo our boys goes down.

    Surreal thought; if one of our d-men goes down, and one of our goalies, call-ups are probably Valiev and Gillies.

    Quite frightening.

  • Cfan in Van

    Unrelated, but damn… looks like Valimaki will not be exempt from the Seattle expansion draft, because it’s slated for 2021. At least there’s time to plan around that.

    • MWflames

      Calgary will lose a middle of the rotation player in the expansion draft no two ways about it, we will have a lot of talent top to bottom, too much to protect. If i had to guess, it will be one of kylington or bennett. OR… they make a trade so seattle agrees to take a disposable player. Ex, we’ll give you a 2nd rd pick if you take neal.

    • Sea of Redd

      A lot will change in 3 years. Gotta think Hamonic and Brodie’s contracts are up. Gio will be 38 with 1 year left. Going to have to protect Hanifin, Valimaki & Anderson. But lot can change in 3 years.

  • calgaryfan

    I thought the Flames had found their future goaltender in Gillies but it is not looking very hopeful right now. Maybe Tre needs to find a veteran AHL goalie to give the team a boost. Must be depressing for the team when they are not even getting average goaltending.

    • freethe flames

      Last year when both Rittich and Gilles were in the NHL Faranger almost carried the Heat into the playoffs; he might be a good place to start. In the summer we talked a lot about needing to build a quality farm team and guys like SF and myself talked about the need to have enough tweeners at every position. I would say that the organization did a good job at filling the forward positions with Rychel, Ribinson and Quine but did not address the D depth even though they brought in a bunch of tweeners with NHL resumes at training camp.

  • Greg

    So outside of Kylington, Dube, and Mangiapane who are all knocking on the door, there’s what, maybe 2 prospects worth being excited about at the moment. Pospisil and Pettersen? A few others who could still come around, but… yeesh. Really can’t afford to trade away futures anymore unless its a trade that really puts you over the top for a cup run.

  • Mickey O'Reaves

    Hang on, wait, where is Curtis Lazar?!
    He is 3rd on the Heat in scoring.
    He is only 23 years old.
    He willingly went to the minors to work on his game.