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FlamesNation Prospect Update: Heading into World Juniors

It’s the most wonderful (prospect hockey) time of the year!

In case you missed it:

Dillon Dube – F, Stockton Heat, AHL

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 4 0 4 4 2 1 0 39.85
Change from last week 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 -19.93

Just a humble assist for Dube this week.

Zach Fischer – RW, Kansas City Mavericks, ECHL

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 12 0 2 2 2 1 1 2.55
Change from last week 3 0 1 1 1 0 0 -0.73

Also picked up an assist this week.

Spencer Foo – RW, Stockton Heat

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 25 8 6 14 8 11 6 22.32
Change from last week 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 -1.94

No points for Foo this week.

Glenn Gawdin – C/RW, Stockton Heat

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 25 6 6 12 3 12 3 19.13
Change from last week 2 0 1 1 0 1 0 +0.07

Also an assist for Gawdin, who remains the lifeblood of Stockton’s powerplay. It’s strange that this prowess has been unable to translate over to 5v5.

Josh Healey – D, Stockton Heat

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 22 1 4 5 5 3 3 9.06
Change from last week 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.9

Nothing for Healey this week, despite the de facto ascension to Stockton’s #1 defenceman.

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

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 31 11 15 26 15 20 12 19.53
Change from last week 3 0 3 3 1 3 1 +0.4

A better week for Joly, who picked up three assists for Baie-Comeau. He’s starting to carve out a role on Baie-Comeau’s powerplay, which could hopefully help him get his game together.

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
Up to date (VHL) 9 4 1 5 5 5 5 17.31
Change from last week

Didn’t play this week.

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

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 18 1 9 10 4 9 3 16.45
Change from last week 2 0 2 2 1 1 0 +1.65

Returned from the bye week to pick up two assists, both coming in ASU’s second game against Princeton.

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 21 1 0 1 1 1 1 1.52
Change from last week 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.16

Obviously, he hasn’t been playing great this year, but to be on a 17-game scoring drought is just cosmically bad luck for Linus.

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

In Calgary after returning from a one-game demotion. Still suspended for a game.

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

Might be playing his way out of this column.

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

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Change from last week 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Made it back into the lineup for MSU, but didn’t do much to win a permanent spot.

Adam Ollas Mattsson – D, Stockton Heat

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 24 2 5 7 5 4 3 11.62
Change from last week 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 +0.75

Another assist for AOM. Has he played his way into getting an ELC? Maybe he’s the benefactor of Stockton’s cruddy defensive depth, but AOM’s contributions make him the closest the Flames have to an NHL defensive prospect outside of the big three.

Andrew Nielsen – D, Stockton Heat

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 9 0 4 4 2 2 1 17.71
Change from last week 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 +2.76

Picked up an assist in his debut for Stockton after having been traded to the Calgary organization and having missed nearly a month.

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

Out at the Div 1A WJC! Norway lost 4-0 to Germany, but MEP led the way for the Norwegians, ripping off four shots on goal.

Matthew Phillips – RW, Stockton Heat

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 22 5 4 9 6 7 6 16.3
Change from last week 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 -2.58

Nothing for Phillips this week.

Brett Pollock – LW/C, Stockton Heat

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 21 0 6 6 5 2 2 11.39
Change from last week 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 -1.19

Ditto.

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

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 19 10 22 32 17 24 11 38.67
Change from last week 2 0 1 1 1 1 1 -3.2

Back from two weeks with no hockey (missed one for undisclosed reasons, missed the other because Sioux City wasn’t playing). An unimpressive stat line when considering how he’s played so far this year, but Sioux City only scored two combined goals in their two games this week.

Pospisil is also on Slovakia’s WJC camp list, which is pretty good news. I’d say he makes it.

Rushan Rafikov – D, Lokomotiv Yaroslavl, KHL

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 29 3 5 8 6 6 5 18.19
Change from last week 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 -2.1

Three games for Rafikov this week.

Milos Roman – C, Vancouver Giants, WHL

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 29 16 13 29 12 25 8 24.76
Change from last week 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.89

Vancouver only played once this week, and Roman was unable to put his name on the scoresheet.

In more positive news, Roman has also been invited to team Slovakia’s WJC camp. I think he has a pretty good shot of making it.

Adam Ruzicka – C/LW, Sarnia Sting, OHL

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 31 10 21 31 15 23 12 26.49
Change from last week 3 2 2 4 3 4 3 +0.95

Back at a point-per-game pace after a pretty solid week for Ruzicka.

He is also on Slovakia’s roster. As a senior player, he’s probably one of the locks.

Kerby Rychel – F, Stockton Heat

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 25 13 8 21 16 15 11 33.48
Change from last week 2 2 0 2 1 2 1 +0.56

Two more goals this week for Rychel. I understand the desire to see Mangiapane at the NHL level, but if that doesn’t work out, will Rychel get a call?

Filip Sveningsson – LW, IK Oskarshamn, Allsvenskan

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 25 9 9 18 8 13 7 35.19
Change from last week 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 -1.46

Headed off to Sweden’s camp, so he’s out of the pros for the time being. Didn’t do much in his last game for Oskarshamn.

Eetu Tuulola – RW, HPK, SM-Liiga

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 30 6 11 17 8 13 6 21
Change from last week 3 0 1 1 0 0 1 -0.92

One assist for Tuulola this week.

Rinat Valiev – D, Stockton Heat

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 20 0 3 3 3 2 2 5.98
Change from last week 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.33

Took a brief adventure to Calgary and that was about it for his week.

Dmitri Zavgorodniy – C/LW, Rimouski Oceanic, QMJHL

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 31 17 22 39 21 28 16 29.30
Change from last week 3 3 2 5 3 4 3 +1.02

His shock exclusion from the Russia WJC squad probably fired up Zavgorodniy, who went nuts in the QMJHL this week.

Jon Gillies – G, Stockton Heat

GP TOI SV%
Up to date 18 925 0.861
Change from last week 2 +122 +0.005

Held Manitoba to two goals a game, stopping 14 of 16 in game one (0.875 SV%) and 27 of 29 in game two (0.931 SV%).

Mason McDonald – G, Kansas City Mavericks

GP TOI SV%
Up to date 11 674 0.901
Change from last week 1 65 +0.004

Only played in one game for KC, but saw a pretty heavy workload, stopping 37 of 41 shots fired his way (0.902 SV%).

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. Should be back this week.

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

Schneider didn’t play this week.

  • Redleader

    How does Zavgorny not make that team? Didn’t he score a few in the Russia selects series? Oh well looks like the big Z is proving them(selectors) incompetent !!!

  • Orrwasbest

    Can’t help but look every week and think of how little we have in the pipeline. Time to stop trading away draft picks Brad! Yes we have some semi interesting prospects but not the strong prospects like we had in the past.

    • freethe flames

      Part of the problem is that the prospects have graduated to be NHLer’s but I do agree he needs to hang on to the picks. They seem to do a good job drafting skill later in the draft.

    • oilcanboyd

      Flames have done so much better in the past few years at drafting players than a lot of teams. Draft and direct to NHL from Junior – Monahan, Gaudreau (4th round), Tkachuk, Bennett, Dube (will be back very soon), Valimaki (IR). Graduated from Stockton – Hathaway, Jankowski, Andersson, Kylington. Youth acquired in trades – Hanifin.

      They will not miss a beat with only 4th round and later picks this past June. The cupboard is full.

    • canadian1967

      We have 4 D-men under 23.
      Hanifin, Andersson, Kylington & Valimaki in the NHL.
      Dube & Chucky under 21 and our entire First Line of Johnny, Sean & Elias is under 25, then you can add Benny and Mangi at 22 in there.
      Our whole 2018 draft looks promising as well, so I don’t see a problem at all.

      • Toma41

        Benny is a 4th line grinder. Nothing to brag about. As much as I am hoping dube and mangi turn into top 6 forwards, I doubt it. We don’t need any more bottom 6 forwards. 2018 draft wont help the flames for another 2 years minimum. If any of them turn out.

  • freethe flames

    So looking at this list one could probably say we have Rychel, Dube and Lazar who could come up to the big team for a look at some point during the season. We already have had a look at Quine and Mangiapane and they have been adequate. The question for me is when do the Flames start looking for a forward who can help the top 6; change the dynamics of that grouping; it has become painfully obvious that Neal, Czranik and Ryan are not top forwards. BP seems reluctant to try Janko nor has he really earned a look in the top 6 with Tkachuk. I like Backs game but he is better suited as checking forward who adds his 15 or so goals and not someone counted on to be a 2nd offensive center.

    What would we be willing to pay to add a player that would help us out? Who might be available on the the teams that are likely going to on the outside looking in? Now lot’s depends on how long Backs, Frolik, and Valimaki remain on the IR. So BT can you work some magic?

    • Toma41

      I agree with you. I don’t know why people trash this. If anyone here thinks any of the above names are legit top 6 forwards, you’re drunk. Last year when we were getting smashed at the end of the season, if someone told us that Derek Ryan and Austin czarnik would be the solution for our top 6 people would have ran him out of town quicker than gel boy. Never mind curtis Lazar, Rachel or quine being our first all call ups LOL.

  • freethe flames

    Are any of our reporters going to practice today and giving us an update on who is on the ice? Prior to the Edmonton game BP alluded to the fact that a lot of guys are nicked up; it would be interesting to see who takes a day of for treatment. There has been some speculation b/c of their play of late that both Bennett and Tkachuk are not close to 100%.

  • oilcanboyd

    Jim Matheson of the Journal reported that Don Sweeny GM of the Bruins was in the audience on Sunday, looking for a possible deal for D-man Tory Krug. Not RNH – looking at the Flames forwards, said a “source”. Who would you give up? Krug is at 5.25 million for one more season after this season. Would have to be the Real Deal!

  • moore_tweets

    I’d love to see what goes on down there. I feel like Foo should be putting up more points. I watched him play in Bonnyville and he was amazing. Same goes for Gawdin. I’ve seen that kid play a ton in the Dub, and would have assumed he’d be more productive. Then I look at Lazar and wonder why he isn’t killing it down there? I guess what I’m wondering is, are these guys not that good, or is the team around them not that good? I sure hope these guys figure it out.