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FlamesNation Prospect Update: The 2018-19 finale

With only a few prospects headed to/in the playoffs and all of the regular seasons over, we bid adieu to the weekly prospect updates. There’s also something more important happening, so let’s focus on that more. It’s a bit more fun.

In case you missed it:

Dillon Dube – F, Stockton Heat, AHL – X

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 37 15 24 39 23 28 17 42.01
Change from last week

Was sent down for the Heat’s final game, and then recalled without having played in that game? Not sure why, but I hope Dillon enjoyed the flights.

Zach Fischer – RW, Stockton Heat

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
ECHL 40 6 9 15 12 9 7 8.61
AHL 2 0 1 1 1 1 1 19.93

Fischer got two games in at the AHL level to close out his year and even picked up an assist in his first AHL game. His re-signing odds are very doubtful, but this is a nice end to a tumultuous season for Fischer.

Spencer Foo – RW, Stockton Heat

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 67 17 21 38 23 29 16 22.6
Change from last week 3 1 0 1 0 1 0 -0.43

An empty net goal caps off a disappointing season for Foo. Probably not going to be re-signed.

Glenn Gawdin – C/RW, Stockton Heat

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 64 11 27 38 16 27 11 23.66
Change from last week 3 0 2 2 2 1 1 +0.14

Picked up two assists in the final week of Heat hockey. All in all, a pretty strong rookie season for Gawdin.

Josh Healey – D, Stockton Heat

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 55 1 10 11 9 4 4 7.97
Change from last week 3 0 2 2 2 0 0 +1.07

Two assists for Healey this week, his largest offensive output this season. Also not a likely candidate for re-signing, but with the Flames prospect defensive depth being what it is, who really knows.

D’Artagnan Joly – RW/C, Rimouski Oceanic

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1
Playoffs 9 2 2 4 3 3 2

Rimouski continues to run through the QMJHL playoffs. They’ve pushed aside Cape Breton and Chicoutimi in just nine games, and will face off against the recent powerhouse Rouyn-Noranda in the third round. Joly only picked up a goal against Cape Breton; hopefully he can do more against the Huskies.

Pavel Karnaukhov – LW/C, CSKA Moscow, KHL

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1
Playoffs 10 2 0 2 2 2 2

CSKA has advanced to the Gagarin Cup final, and are currently up 2-0 on former friend of the blog Bob Hartley and Avangard Omsk. Karnaukhov has mostly been a healthy scratch throughout the playoffs, but has picked up two goals.

Ryan Lomberg – LW, Stockton Heat

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 58 12 15 27 18 22 12 18.55
Change from last week 3 0 2 2 1 2 1 +0.44

The season ends on a high note for Lomberg, who picked up two assists to end it. He probably doesn’t have much of an NHL career ahead of him, but gut feeling tells me he gets re-signed, mostly because of how helpful he’s been down below.

Adam Ollas Mattsson – D, Stockton Heat

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 65 6 12 18 12 9 6 11.04
Change from last week 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.53

AOM’s season ended without any scoring. I think he’s the most likely candidate out of the RFA/UFA defencemen to get a contract, but it probably doesn’t mean he’s close to the NHL.

Andrew Nielsen – D, Stockton Heat

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 37 0 7 7 4 3 2 7.54
Change from last week 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.66

Just three games played for Nielsen this week. He’s signed for another season, but given how his time in Stockton went, I don’t expect him to be around the Flames organization for long.

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

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 40 6 24 30 18 19 11 27
Change from last week

Missed the final game of the season with a nasty injury sustained in the NCAA regional final. Denver lost 4-3 to UMass.

Matthew Phillips – RW, Stockton Heat

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 65 13 25 38 27 31 24 23.3
Change from last week 3 0 3 3 3 2 2 +0.8

A pretty solid end to Phillips’ season. He’s quietly been putting together a promising year. If you like what you’ve seen from Mangiapane so far, Phillips is likely headed down that road.

Brett Pollock – LW/C, Stockton Heat

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 53 3 9 12 8 8 5 9.02
Change from last week 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.54

Didn’t really do much.

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

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 44 16 47 63 31 45 21 32.87
Change from last week 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 -0.24

Just one assist for Pospisil in his season finale. The Musketeers will face Sioux Falls in the first round of their playoff series.

Milos Roman – C, Vancouver Giants, WHL

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1
Playoffs 10 2 3 5 1 5 1

Vancouver swept Victoria and heads to the semifinals against Spokane. Roman helped finish the job against the Royals, picking up a goal and an assist in the final two games of the series.

Adam Ruzicka – C/LW, Sudbury Wolves, OHL

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1
Playoffs 8 3 7 10 6 5 3

Ruzicka is the first Flames CHL prospect out after getting swept by the Ottawa 67s in the second round of the OHL playoffs. He picked up two goals and an assist in a valiant effort to right the ship, but Sudbury still fell.

Eetu Tuulola – RW, HPK, SM-Liiga

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1
Playoffs 11 3 2 5 2 4 1

Tuulola could potentially finish the season a champion, as HPK has advanced to the Liiga finals against Karpat. Tuulola picked up two goals in the series against Tappara.

Rinat Valiev – D, Stockton Heat

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 57 4 17 21 12 15 9 14.68
Change from last week 3 1 0 0 1 1 1 -1.11

Didn’t hit the scoresheet, but Valiev wore the A in the final game of the season. Probably doesn’t mean much, but the team thinks highly of Valiev as an AHL defenceman.

Dmitri Zavgorodniy – C/LW, Rimouski Oceanic, QMJHL

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1
Playoffs 9 4 4 8 6 5 3

Two assists for Zavgorodniy this week. He’s been a steady playoff contributor so far for Rimouski, but hopefully he can show that next level we saw earlier in the season.

Jon Gillies – G, Stockton Heat – X

GP TOI SV%
Up to date 41 2469 0.889
Change from last week

In Calgary for insurance purposes. I don’t expect him to play unless there’s a disaster, but good for him for getting the call-up.

Mason McDonald – G, Kansas City Mavericks

GP TOI SV%
Playoffs 2 128 0.920

KC is currently 1-1 in their series against Tulsa. McDonald has been the goalie for both games, stopping 39/43 (0.907 SV%) in Game 1 and 42/45 (0.933 SV%) in Game 2.

Tyler Parsons – G, Stockton Heat

GP TOI SV%
Up to date 20 847 0.898
Change from last week 3 179 -0.001

Although he got shellacked for seven goals against Ontario (23/30, 0.767 SV%), he rebounded nicely with a 51/53 (0.962%) and a 38/41 (0.927%) to finish off the season.

Nick Schneider – G, Stockton Heat

GP TOI SV%
ECHL Up to date 21 1262 0.893
Change from last week
AHL Up to date 11 220 0.922
Change from last week

Called up to Stockton to back up Parsons, but didn’t end up playing.

I wouldn’t put that much value in Schneider getting the recall to Stockton ahead of McDonald. The Mavericks needed McDonald for the playoffs, so they really weren’t going to let him maybe get a game in at the expense of KC’s playoff run.