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FlamesNation Prospect Update: Beginning to wind up

Well, the Flames prospects escaped trade deadline unscathed (minus the 16-year-old traded yesterday), so they can start focusing on the stretch drive of their respective seasons. With the KHL having already wrapped up their regular season and other European leagues soon to follow, it will soon be time to assess and evaluate what the club has in their prospects.

In case you missed it:

Dillon Dube – F, Stockton Heat, AHL

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 26 9 18 27 15 18 11 41.38
Change from last week 2 0 2 2 0 1 0 -0.13

Another two points for Dube this week. He just won’t slow down.

Zach Fischer – RW, Rapid City Rush, ECHL

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 30 5 6 11 8 8 6 8.41
Change from last week 3 2 1 3 2 2 1 +1.61

Fischer has had a hot start with his new team, picking up three points in Rapid City’s series against Atlanta this week after sitting on the sidelines for Kansas City for about a month.

Spencer Foo – RW, Stockton Heat

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 51 14 12 26 14 20 10 20.32
Change from last week 2 1 0 1 0 1 0 -0.01

Just an empty netter for Foo this week.

Glenn Gawdin – C/RW, Stockton Heat

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 48 10 16 26 10 21 8 21.59
Change from last week 2 0 1 1 0 1 0 -0.07

Just a lone assist for Gawdin this week, coming on a shorthanded goal.

Josh Healey – D, Stockton Heat

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 41 1 8 9 7 4 4 8.75
Change from last week 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.45

Nothing for Healey this week.

D’Artagnan Joly – RW/C, Rimouski Oceanic

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 56 17 26 43 26 29 19 17.88
Change from last week 3 0 4 4 1 2 1 +0.74

Joly picked up a three-assist game and first star honours against Quebec. He’s found a role on Rimouski’s powerplay, which will help his ELC case down the stretch.

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

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date (KHL) 33 3 6 9 8 8 7 17.98
Change from last week 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.56
Up to date (VHL) 9 4 1 5 5 5 5 17.31
Change from last week

Just played a game this week. The KHL regular season is already over as the playoffs are in full swing, so Karnaukhov (and Rafikov) will soon be getting a season wrap-up post. CSKA will face Vityaz in the first round of the Gagarin Cup playoffs.

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

Didn’t play this week. Only has two more games this season before the Frozen Four tournament.

Linus Lindstrom – C/LW, Skelleftea AIK, SHL

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
SHL Up to date 36 1 3 4 3 3 2 3.55
Change from last week 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.21
SWE-1 Up to date 5 0 2 2 1 1 1 19.55
Change from last week

Back in the SHL after a brief loan to the Allsvenskan. He’s back to playing fourth line minutes for the team.

Ryan Lomberg – LW, Stockton Heat

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 42 8 9 17 11 14 8 16.13
Change from last week 2 2 0 2 0 2 0 +0.19

Two goals for Lomberg this week, both coming in Stockton’s game against San Jose. One shorthanded, one empty netter.

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 50 5 10 15 9 7 4 11.96
Change from last week 2 0 2 2 0 0 0 +1.17

Two assists this week, both coming on Stockton’s empty netters to ice the game against San Jose.

Andrew Nielsen – D, Stockton Heat

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 31 0 7 7 4 3 2 9
Change from last week 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.3

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 29 6 18 24 12 16 8 29.79
Change from last week 2 0 1 1 1 1 1 -0.87

Just an assist for MEP. He has just three more games before the NCHC tournament kicks off.

Matthew Phillips – RW, Stockton Heat

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 49 11 17 28 16 21 15 22.77
Change from last week 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.97

No points for Phillips this week.

Brett Pollock – LW/C, Stockton Heat

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 42 3 9 12 8 8 5 11.39
Change from last week 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.57

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

Six 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

Also done with the regular season. His series against HC Sochi started this week, and Lokomotiv leads 1-0.

Milos Roman – C, Vancouver Giants, WHL

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 53 23 24 47 20 40 13 21.96
Change from last week 3 1 2 3 1 3 1 +0.17

Another week where Roman contributed at least one point in every game. His draft stock fell a bit because of his consistency, so this is a step in the right direction.

Adam Ruzicka – C/LW, Sudbury Wolves, OHL

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 56 25 38 63 35 50 30 29.80
Change from last week 3 1 2 3 2 3 2 -0.18

Another stellar week for Ruzicka. He’s cracked 50 primary points on the season, the highest among Flames prospects.

Kerby Rychel – F, Stockton Heat

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 50 21 18 39 25 26 17 31.08
Change from last week 2 2 0 2 1 2 1 +0.36

After a minor slump, Rychel has broken out with goals in back-to-back games.

Filip Sveningsson – LW, IK Oskarshamn, Allsvenskan

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 39 12 11 23 9 18 8 28.82
Change from last week 2 0 1 1 1 1 1 -0.24

A primary assist for Sveningsson this week. He also only has two weeks left before his regular season ends.

Eetu Tuulola – RW, HPK, SM-Liiga

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 54 11 23 34 17 21 10 23.34
Change from last week 3 1 0 1 0 1 0 -0.64

An assist for Tuulola this week. Three weeks left in his season, by the way.

Rinat Valiev – D, Stockton Heat

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 41 2 14 16 9 11 7 15.52
Change from last week 2 0 2 2 1 2 1 +0.84

Another productive week for Valiev. It’s pretty good for a guy who seemed to be shipped to Calgary just because the Habs needed to ship someone back.

Juuso Valimaki – D, Stockton Heat

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 11 1 7 8 5 3 2 28.98
Change from last week 2 0 2 2 0 2 1 +2.41

Two big primary assists for Valimaki. I wonder if the Oscar Fantenberg acquisition keeps Valimaki down for the rest of the season.

Dmitri Zavgorodniy – C/LW, Rimouski Oceanic, QMJHL

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 60 26 33 59 32 41 22 22.90
Change from last week 3 1 1 2 0 1 0 -0.39

Zavgorodniy has fallen below the point-per-game mark for the first time this season.

Jon Gillies – G, Stockton Heat

GP TOI SV%
Up to date 32 1811 0.876
Change from last week 2 119 +0.004

One bad game (22/26, 0.846%) and one great one (36/37, 0.973%) this week. If it’s any consolation, he’s had more great games recently.

Mason McDonald – G, Kansas City Mavericks

GP TOI SV%
Up to date 23 1267 0.916
Change from last week 1 59 -0.002

Just one game this week, where he stopped 27 of 31 (0.871 SV%).

Tyler Parsons – G, Stockton Heat

GP TOI SV%
Up to date 15 783 0.891
Change from last week

Didn’t play.

Nick Schneider – G, Stockton Heat

GP TOI SV%
ECHL Up to date 14 845 0.885
Change from last week 2 120 -0.004
AHL Up to date 11 220 0.922
Change from last week

Finally got back into action, but it didn’t go so hot for him. His had a win in his return, stopping 25 of 28 (0.893%) but struggled in the next game, stopping 22 of 27 (0.815%).

    • Harley Hotchkiss’s Ghost

      I’ve watched a couple of their games on TV/ Online recently and his ice time has really fallen off. His coach really rolls all lines now, some games he is barley getting PP Time. He seems to play better when he’s getting a lot of ice time.

  • everton fc

    Man, Fischer’s got 28 penalty minutes in 3 games w/Rapid city – 135 for the year, in only 30 games. Crazy! He must be trying to carve a path the, at least, the AHL, by dropping the mitts. At least he appears to be able to put points up.

    Ruzicka continues to develop. Good news.

      • Puck Head

        Phillips is a little machine. You’d think a smaller guy in his first pro year might get hurt more but he’s near the top with 49 games played. Could be an indicator of high hockey IQ and playing smart.

        • Harley Hotchkiss’s Ghost

          Except Pavel Brendl had some of the filthiest mitts to ever play in the CHL. I’m not counting on Ruzicka being more than a frustrating AHLer/NHL depth guy. The sad thing about it is I think Joly is a waaayyyy more talented player with much better on ice vision, but his confidence was destroyed by his last coach. He looks like a shell of his old self, hopefully the Flames give him a shot if he can have a strong playoff run.

      • cjc

        Phillips has been pushed down the depth chart for most of the season – that’s fine. Next year, I suspect he will see a permanent role in the top 6. His numbers are pretty similar to Mangiapane’s 20 y.o. AHL season (Phillips: 0.57 ppg, Mangiapane 0.62 ppg), but Mangiapane played a lot on the second line. These two are actually really good to compare; one is an April 4 birthday, the other April 6, both have the knock of being undersized. I would not be shocked at all to see Phillips in point per game territory next year.

  • The GREAT WW

    Our goal tender “prospects” are garbage.
    Get rid of the bunch and start over.
    And I don’t mean by drafting them.
    If we waste our first round pick on a goalie this year I start throwing furniture….

    WW

  • SeanCharles

    Pettersen, Pospisil, Zavgorodniy, Roman and Ruzicka all look like they are trending in the right direction.

    Its nice to have depth prospects like this developing nicely on top of Dube and Valimaki.