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FlamesNation Prospect Update: Koumontzis comes to play

If you mispronounce his last name, it rhymes.

In case you missed it:

Dillon Dube – F, Stockton Heat, AHL

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 24 9 16 25 15 17 11 41.51
Change from last week 3 2 2 4 2 4 2 +1.66

It might sound crazy, but I think Dube could potentially see some NHL playoff action. He’s been nuts so far for Stockton, and he could provide a boost in the bottom six in case of injury/underperformance.

Zach Fischer – RW, Rapid City Rush, ECHL

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 27 3 5 8 6 6 5 6.8
Change from last week

We finally received some clarification on Fischer’s status. He wasn’t injured, but was being held out for a loan to the non-affiliated Rapid City Rush. He wasn’t really in Kansas City’s plans, so this at least gives him some ice time somewhere. Not a great look for his future, however.

Spencer Foo – RW, Stockton Heat

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 49 13 12 25 15 20 11 20.33
Change from last week 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.87

Not a great week for Foo. Couldn’t hit the scoresheet and then picked up an injury, which caused him to miss his first game of the season.

Glenn Gawdin – C/RW, Stockton Heat

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 46 10 15 25 10 20 8 21.66
Change from last week 3 0 3 3 1 1 0 +1.27

A three-assist week for Gawdin, two of them coming on the powerplay.

Josh Healey – D, Stockton Heat

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 39 1 8 9 7 4 4 9.2
Change from last week 3 0 2 2 1 1 1 +1.45

A rare multi-point week for Healey.

D’Artagnan Joly – RW/C, Rimouski Oceanic

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 53 17 22 39 25 27 18 17.14
Change from last week 4 1 1 2 1 1 0 -0.44

Goal and an assist for Joly this week.

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

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date (KHL) 32 3 6 9 8 8 7 17.54
Change from last week 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 -1.24
Up to date (VHL) 9 4 1 5 5 5 5 17.31
Change from last week

Played in two games this week, zero points.

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

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 32 4 16 20 10 16 8 18.50
Change from last week 2 2 4 6 3 4 2 +3.69

Koumontzis had an amazing week, picking up six points against a decent American International College squad. Koumontzis has had his freshman struggles throughout the year, but he’s been coming alive as of late, and his full potential was on show this weekend. For what it’s worth, he’s passed Mark Jankowski’s freshman totals already.

Linus Lindstrom – C/LW, BIK Karlskoga, Allsvenskan

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
SHL Up to date 32 1 3 4 3 3 2 4
Change from last week
SWE-1 Up to date 5 0 2 2 1 1 1 19.55
Change from last week

No games this week for Lindstrom.

Ryan Lomberg – LW, Stockton Heat

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 40 7 9 16 12 13 9 15.94
Change from last week 3 1 0 1 0 1 0 -0.22

Another shorty for Lomberg this week. He has a knack for those.

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

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Change from last week

Didn’t play this week.

Adam Ollas Mattsson – D, Stockton Heat

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 48 5 8 13 9 7 4 10.79
Change from last week 3 0 1 1 1 0 0 +0.16

An assist from AOM this week. He’s been stepping up a bit more now these past few weeks.

Andrew Nielsen – D, Stockton Heat

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 30 0 7 7 4 3 2 9.3
Change from last week 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.32

Played one game this week.

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

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 27 6 17 23 11 15 7 30.66
Change from last week 2 0 1 1 1 1 1 -1.02

A primary assist on the overtime winner for Denver this week against Minnesota-Duluth.

Matthew Phillips – RW, Stockton Heat

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 47 11 17 28 16 21 15 23.74
Change from last week 3 1 0 1 1 1 1 -0.71

A goal for Phillips this week. His been relatively quiet on the Heat this year, but has been getting consistent with his production. I wouldn’t stress over him, as his NHLe is about the same as Andrew Mangiapane’s in his rookie year, and Mangiapane was on a much better Stockton Heat team.

Brett Pollock – LW/C, Stockton Heat

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 40 3 9 12 8 8 5 11.96
Change from last week 3 1 0 1 1 1 1 +0.11

Scored a goal, his first in a long time.

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

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 33 12 31 43 23 33 16 29.92
Change from last week

Nine more games until freedom.

Rushan Rafikov – D, Lokomotiv Yaroslavl, KHL

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 48 5 9 14 8 10 6 19.23
Change from last week 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.84

Two games this week for Rafikov, no points.

Milos Roman – C, Vancouver Giants, WHL

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 50 22 22 44 19 37 12 21.78
Change from last week 3 2 2 4 1 3 0 +0.69

A nice week for Roman, who picked up a point in every game. His specialty is clearly the powerplay, where he picked up three of his four points this week.

Adam Ruzicka – C/LW, Sudbury Wolves, OHL

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 53 24 36 60 33 47 28 29.98
Change from last week 4 4 3 7 5 7 5 +1.33

Ruzicka has just been unreal for Sudbury so far. He has already matched his 5v5 production from his time in Sarnia in half the time. There were doubts about whether he would get an ELC based on his slow start to the season, but he’ll definitely get one now.

Kerby Rychel – F, Stockton Heat

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 48 19 18 37 22 25 15 30.72
Change from last week 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 -1.16

Another quiet week for Rychel. Probably hard to strike a case as a black ace given his recent production.

Filip Sveningsson – LW, IK Oskarshamn, Allsvenskan

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 37 12 10 22 8 17 7 29.06
Change from last week 2 1 0 1 0 1 0 -0.26

A powerplay goal this week for Sveningsson, who has been rather quiet on that front for a long time.

Eetu Tuulola – RW, HPK, SM-Liiga

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 51 10 23 33 17 20 10 23.98
Change from last week 2 0 1 1 1 1 1 -0.24

An assist for Tuulola this week.

Rinat Valiev – D, Stockton Heat

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 37 2 12 14 7 7 5 14.68
Change from last week 3 1 1 2 2 2 2 +1.79

Back in the AHL after a popcorn-eating stint in Calgary. It seems to have been very valuable, as Valiev had his most productive week as a member of the Heat.

Juuso Valimaki – D, Stockton Heat

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 9 1 5 6 5 1 1 26.57
Change from last week 3 0 1 1 2 0 0 -6.64

A quiet week for Valimaki.

Dmitri Zavgorodniy – C/LW, Rimouski Oceanic, QMJHL

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 57 25 32 57 32 40 22 23.29
Change from last week 4 2 2 4 3 3 2 0

Still hovering at a point-per-game rate.

Jon Gillies – G, Stockton Heat

GP TOI SV%
Up to date 32 1702 0.872
Change from last week 2 120 +0.003

The best week he’s likely had this season. A low bar to clear given how it’s gone for him so far, but 27/29 (0.931) and 31/34 (0.912) are pretty decent outings.

Mason McDonald – G, Kansas City Mavericks

GP TOI SV%
Up to date 21 1208 0.918
Change from last week 3 185 +0.003

Another stellar week for the ECHL’s hottest goaltender. He posted an 18-save shutout, and 33/35 (0.943) and 35/39 (0.897) outings. He currently sits seventh in save percentage among ECHL goalies who have played at least 20 games.

Tyler Parsons – G, Stockton Heat

GP TOI SV%
Up to date 15 783 0.891
Change from last week 1 59 +0.002

Back in action this week after an unexplained absence last week. Stopped 25 of 27 (0.926) in his only start.

Nick Schneider – G, Stockton Heat

GP TOI SV%
ECHL Up to date 12 725 0.889
Change from last week
AHL Up to date 11 220.16 0.922
Change from last week

I think the Flames need to figure out what to do with Schneider. He’s had his injuries, but he’s been healthy recently and has been shuffled between Stockton and Kansas City without playing. We probably would like to see more of him.

  • Hockeysense9393

    Hmmm lots of potential forwards for the Heat moving forward? The Flames are pretty good with young defencemen for the next few years, so why not fill the developement team with players that can potentially out score the opposition despite the goals scored against. The Flames are obviously in need of restocking the defence prospect pool moving ahead, but the forward group is starting to look pretty good. Maybe Brodie (and Czar) traded in the off season for a good blue chip defenceman? I can see that in the plans moving forward.

    • Brian McGrattan's Salute

      I wonder what will happen this summer with goaltending. MacD, Schnider, Gilles, are essentially all on a similar level I think, with Parsons still someone I don’t want to give up on. There are likely to many goaltenders in this pool that are holding up too much space, especially if we want to draft some goaltenders, which I think we should definitely do. Maybe Gilles gets moved. I could see Parsons with one of McD or Schneider next season, the way the latter two are playing. But who knows, Gilles would have to be traded for this to happen, And maybe the team doesn’t want to give up on him.

  • everton fc

    I think they we should keep McDonald for Stockton, next season, if he continues his current level of play. Sure, it’s the ECHL, but look at Jack Campbell. You never know!

    I am looking forward to seeing what Valiev does, if we keep him around, at our next training camp. Lomberg’s speed is why he’s getting a few shorties!

  • Slowmo

    There were doubts about whether he would get an ELC based on his slow start to the season, but he’ll definitely get one now. Thats so funny how can you say that we have missed a first and a 2nd in a few yrs now other than Juuso we have no choice but keep what we have in the system or soon to be. Don’t forget if our Ncaa Kids become top players then they will have every team after them so there is a chance we lose them. I know I will get flack for that comment but it is a fact.

  • Korcan

    Gawdin is quietly having himself a pretty nice rookie season. I like him, he could be one of those guys who ends up having a decent career in the NHL as a depth forward with a unique skill set.

    I recently read or heard that young Petterson is a Flames prospect that other NHL clubs are high on. Could he be gone by trade deadline?

    Is Mason McDonald, Calgary’s forgotten goalie, playing well enough to work his way back into the Flame’s goaltending prospects discussion?

  • Harley Hotchkiss’s Ghost

    Demetrious Koumontzis isn’t lighting it up yet, but for a true freshman he’s putting up really respectable point totals. Since the emergence of the USHL true freshman in the NCAA are becoming less and less frequent. There are only 34 players right now under the age of 19 (at the start of he year) in the entire NCAA. Demetrious Koumontzis is currently fifth in scoring of all of them (Pettersen is second). Honestly if you look at everyone around them at the same age in a similar scoring range they were all Top. 60 NHL picks last year Worse case Pettersen and Koumontzis are trending as Top. 60 picks that we found in the later rounds. Worse case I think they could end up being Dillon Dube type players for this franchise in the future if there development continues. They not become stars, but they seem like they will be serviceable pros, worse case.