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FlamesNation prospect update: the return of the Russians

That’s right, we’re talking Victor Bobrov, Yegor Shastin, Yuri Trubachev, and Ruslan Zainullin, who all remain on the Flames’ reserve list despite all being drafted prior to 2003. Still some potential, you never know.

In case you missed it:

Dillon Dube- F, Stockton Heat

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

Speak of the devil.

Stockton’s season began with two wins, but Dube was held off the scoresheet both times despite seeing top line minutes. He only recorded three shots over the weekend, so a call up may take a few weeks.

Lucas Feuk- LW, Södertälje SK, Superelit/Allsvenskan

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Supetelit up to date 4 4 1 5 4 5 4 25.63
Change from last week 1 2 1 3 2 2 2 +5.13
Allsvenskan up to date 7 1 0 1 0 1 0 4.45
Change from last week 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 -1.78

Feuk continues to bounce between Södertälje’s senior and junior team. He’s played in every game on the senior team which is a very good sign, though he in a fourth line role. He makes appearances for the juniors between senior games, where he has been a consistent scorer on a pretty lousy squad.

Glenn Gawdin- RW, Stockton Heat

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

Gawdin picked up an assist this weekend and four shots this weekend. He’s currently centering the Stockton top line with Dube and Matthew Phillips.

Justin Kirkland- LW/C, Stockton Heat

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

The surprise prospect of the week is Kirkland, who is currently tied for the Stockton lead in scoring (with Zac Rinaldo) despite being listed on the fourth line. The actual Flames kids didn’t do much scoring this week, so prepare for some more weirdness like this.

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

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 2 1 2 3 0 1 1 44.4
Change from last week

Koumontzis and Arizona began the year against Monmouth, picking up a win and a loss. The Sun Devils top line left winger was held pointless in the first game, but picked up a powerplay goal and two helpers in the second game. Here’s one of the assists (Koumontzis is #23):

Carl-Johan Lerby- D, Malmo Redhawks, SHL

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 7 3 1 4 1 1 1 27.93
Change from last week 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 -1.39

Just a goal this week for Lerby, who continues to hold down the first pairing spot with former Flames prospect Adam Ollas Mattsson. He’s currently tied for fourth in team scoring.

Linus Lindstrom- C/LW, Skelleftea AIK, SHL

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 8 3 0 3 1 3 1 18.33
Change from last week 2 1 0 1 0 1 0 +2.04

Lindstrom tied his SHL career best by scoring his third goal this season, another shorthanded effort. So far, he has held onto the second line role for Skelleftea, which is good news considering that the team only gave him about four games in that spot last season.

Ryan Lomberg- LW, Stockton Heat

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

An assist for Lomberg on a shorthanded goal by Buddy Robinson. He’s been a very effective PKer for the Heat during his career, so expect a bit more of that from him this season.

Also, Lomberg was given an A for this season.

Jeremy McKenna- RW, Moncton Wildcats

A quick note on Jeremy McKenna: he’s been released from his AHL contract and has rejoined his junior team. It was nice knowing him.

Andrew Nielsen- D, Stockton Heat

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

Nothing doing for Nielsen this week. He’s currently playing on the second pairing on his off side.

Ilya Nikolayev- C, Loko, MHL

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 12 7 5 12 11 8 8 25.42
Change from last week 2 2 2 4 3 2 2 +5.08

Nikolayev continues to thrive as Loko’s first line centre. Although he’s currently third in team scoring behind his wingers, he’s not getting the same offensive opportunities, being tested on the PK more than the PP.

Jakob Pelletier- LW, Moncton Wildcats, QMJHL

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 5 3 5 8 5 5 4 37.26
Change from last week 3 0 2 2 1 1 1 -32.6

A quieter week for the Flames first round pick, who struggled in his first two games this weekend. He rebounded in the final game of a back-to-back-to-back, picking up two assists on two goals and being named the first star of the game. His longest scoring drought last year lasted all of two games, so this could be the only bad part of his season.

Also of note: Pelletier is playing on the right wing for the Wildcats.

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

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 2 0 1 1 1 1 1 17.99
Change from last week

Denver took a trip way up north to play Alaska-Fairbanks in their first series of the year. Pettersen set up the game winner in the first game, but was extremely quiet in game two.

Matthew Phillips- RW, Stockton Heat

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

Phillips was the run away star of the bonafide Flames prospects, scoring a goal in each of Stockton’s game this weekend.

Luke Philp- C, Stockton Heat

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

Quiet as expected for Philp, who started the season on Stockton’s fourth line.

Martin Pospisil- C/LW, Stockton Heat

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

No points for Pospisil in his pro debut, though he did pick up two penalties, so he is caught up in that department.

Milos Roman- C, Vancouver Giants, WHL

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 7 5 1 6 2 6 2 21.23
Change from last week 2 1 0 1 0 1 0 -3.53

Roman has been the king of Vancouver’s power play thus far, scoring four goals on the man advantage. Although the numbers don’t jump off the page at you, he is second in Giants scoring (they’ve usually been a quieter WHL team), and leads the team in goals scored.

Adam Ruzicka- C, Stockton Heat

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

Just an assist for Ruzicka this weekend. He’s currently on Stockton’s 3R line, centering Rinaldo and Robinson.

Filip Sveningsson- LW, IK Oskarshamn, SHL

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

Still not going well for Sveningsson in the SHL, where he has yet to pick up a point, though he is starting to see more ice time. Oskarshamn lost 12-0 this weekend, so expect more pain in the future.

Eetu Tuulola- RW, Stockton Heat

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

Also donuts for Tuulola this weekend. Playing RW on the second line with Lomberg and Byron Froese.

Rinat Valiev- D, Stockton Heat

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

To stay true to the title of this article, Valiev did pick up a point this weekend. He’s currently on Stockton’s first pairing, playing next to…

Alexander Yelesin- D, Stockton Heat

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

… this guy, who had a pretty stellar North American debut. He fired a rocket to score his first goal of the year, and has been pretty good defensively too.

Dmitri Zavgorodniy- C/LW, Rimouski Oceanic, QMJHL

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 8 4 10 14 3 9 5 40.75
Change from last week 4 3 5 8 4 4 2 +5.82

The Flames’ tiniest Russian, Zavgorodniy was a busy man this week, scoring in all four games he appeared in. He’s currently fifth in QMJHL scoring, though he’s behind linemates Alexis Lafreniere (this is major) and Cedric Pare.

Jon Gillies- G, Stockton Heat

GP TOI SV%
Up to date
Change from last week

Lower body injury, day to day.

Tyler Parsons- G, Kansas City Mavericks

GP TOI SV%
Up to date
Change from last week

Lower body injury, week to week.

Nick Schneider- G, Kansas City Mavericks/Stockton Heat

GP TOI SV%
Up to date
Change from last week

Currently up in Stockton in relief of the two above him, though he didn’t play.

Dustin Wolf- G, Everett Silvertips, WHL

GP TOI SV%
Up to date 4 218.2 0.920
Change from last week 1 60 +0.12

Wolf looked shaky last we checked on him, but he looked back to normal in his one game this week, stopping 34 of 36 in a .944 performance against Kamloops.

Artyom Zagidulin- G, Stockton Heat

GP TOI SV%
Up to date 2 120 0.938
Change from last week

We saved the best for last (well, the alphabet did). Spared from an ECHL demotion due to injury, Zagidulin made a pretty solid case to show that he belongs in the AHL starter conversation. He stopped 28 of 30 (0.933 SV%) in his debut and followed it up with 32 of 34 (0.941SV%) in his next game. He’ll probably tell Gillies and Parsons to take it easy.