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FlamesNation prospect update: the Zavgorodniy show

Alexis Lafreniere must be thankful that his draft stock is going up because he has little Dmitry Zavgorodniy on his line.

In case you missed it:

Dillon Dube- F, Stockton Heat

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 6 0 6 6 3 3 1 39.85
Change from last week 3 0 4 4 2 2 1 +13.28

Stockton’s set-up man so far, Dube added four more assists this week. Here’s a pretty nice one:

Lucas Feuk- LW, SΓΆdertΓ€lje SK, Superelit/Allsvenskan

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Supetelit up to date 6 6 1 7 6 7 6 23.92
Change from last week 2 2 0 2 2 2 2 -1.71
Allsvenskan up to date 7 1 0 1 0 1 0 4.45
Change from last week

Feuk has re-emerged in Sweden’s U20 league, and he’s still a bit too good for that level. SΓΆdertΓ€lje’s U20 team isn’t anything to write home about (they have a -43 goal differential 15 games through the season), but Feuk is a bright spot. Adjusted for time missed, he’s been involved on 50% of their goals, and on 65% of their 5v5 goals.

Glenn Gawdin- RW, Stockton Heat

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 6 1 5 6 2 5 2 39.85
Change from last week 3 0 2 2 1 1 1 -14.29

Dube’s the expected choice for “next call-up,” but don’t count out Gawdin just yet. He’s taken another step to begin the season.

Justin Kirkland- LW/C, Stockton Heat

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 4 1 2 3 2 2 2 39.85
Change from last week 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 -9.96

Played a game, but he’s injured now.

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

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 6 2 2 4 1 2 0 19.73
Change from last week 2 1 0 1 0 1 0 -2.47

Just a power play goal and not much else for Koumontzis this week.

Mitchell Mattson- LW, Michigan State, NCAA (Big 10)

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

The forgotten prospect (I was sleepy last week and forgot to add him), Mattson played in just one of MSU’s two games thus far. He didn’t even dress for their exhibition game against the USA U18s, which is a bit worrying.

Carl-Johan Lerby- D, Malmo Redhawks, SHL

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 11 3 1 4 1 1 1 17.77
Change from last week 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 -3.95

Has cooled off considerably since his hot start to the season. Still playing heavy minutes, however.

Linus Lindstrom- C/LW, Skelleftea AIK, SHL

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 12 4 1 5 2 5 2 20.36
Change from last week 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 -4.08

Another Swede who’s cooled off, but he’s still chugging away on Skelleftea’s second line.

Ryan Lomberg- LW, Stockton Heat

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 6 2 2 4 3 4 3 26.57
Change from last week 3 1 0 1 1 1 1 -13.28

Another goal for Lomberg this week, who has yet to stop picking up points for the Heat. Let’s see how long it lasts.

Andrew Nielsen- D, Stockton Heat

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 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Nielsen hasn’t picked up any points yet, though it’s not for a lack of effort. He’s second among Stockton defenders in shots on goal with nine, sitting two behind Brandon Davidson.

Ilya Nikolayev- C, Loko, MHL

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 16 9 6 15 13 11 10 23.83
Change from last week 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 -3.41

A quiet week for Nikolayev, who didn’t dress in two of Loko’s games this week. That’s not totally surprising, as MHL teams have plenty of rotation options in their lineups and Loko was facing a pretty weak opponent (they won 7-0 and 9-1 in Nikolayev’s absence).

Joshua Nodler- C/RW, Michigan State

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 2 0 1 1 0 1 0 13.65
Change from last week 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

A point in your NCAA debut is a great way to kick things off. Nodler’s currently 2C for the Spartans.

Jakob Pelletier- LW, Moncton Wildcats, QMJHL

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 10 8 8 16 11 12 10 37.26
Change from last week 2 2 1 3 2 3 2 -0.58

Ho hum, just two more goals this week for Pelletier, including a shorthanded one.

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

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 6 1 5 6 3 4 3 36
Change from last week 2 0 2 2 0 1 0 0

Two more assists for Emilio this week. His numbers don’t match his high octane start to last season, but he’s been more consistent thus far, which is always a good sign.

Matthew Phillips- RW, Stockton Heat

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 6 3 2 5 3 4 3 33.21
Change from last week 3 1 2 3 2 2 2 +5.64

A goal and two assists for Phillips this week, who would also like to throw his name into the call-up hat.

Luke Philp- C, Stockton Heat

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

Back in the lineup, but not doing much in it.

Martin Pospisil- C/LW, Stockton Heat

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 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Pospisil got his first misconduct of the year, which is par for the course. The scoring hasn’t seemed to catch up, however.

Milos Roman- C, Vancouver Giants, WHL

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 14 7 4 11 5 9 5 19.46
Change from last week 3 0 2 2 1 1 1 -0.8

Roman’s numbers may not look promising, but he’s the victim of a pretty quiet Giants offence. He’s still chipping in on 30% of their goals, and has primary contributions on 25% of them.

Adam Ruzicka- C, Stockton Heat

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

Also not much going on for Ruzicka this week. The Heat are kind of a top-heavy team.

Filip Sveningsson- LW, IK Oskarshamn, SHL

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 12 1 1 2 2 2 2 8.15
Change from last week 2 0 1 1 1 1 1 +3.26

An assist for Sveningsson this week as he works out the growing pains of jumping to top level professional hockey.

Eetu Tuulola- RW, Stockton Heat

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 6 3 1 4 3 3 2 26.57
Change from last week 3 2 0 2 1 2 1 0

Tuulola has been one of the standouts early in the year, already having racked up two game winners for the Heat thus far:

Rinat Valiev- D, Stockton Heat

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

Another quiet weekend for Valiev.

Alexander Yelesin- D, Stockton Heat

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 6 1 1 2 1 2 1 13.28
Change from last week 3 0 1 1 1 1 1 0

Yelesin has a heck of a cannon, and he’s not afraid to use it:

Dmitri Zavgorodniy- C/RW, Rimouski Oceanic, QMJHL

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 13 10 18 28 16 19 12 50.16
Change from last week 3 5 5 10 8 8 6 +8.24

The Lafreniere influence is a discussion best held for later, so for the meantime, let’s just appreciate Zavgorodniy scoring ten points this week. The kid benefits from having talent right across from him, but he’s no slouch either

Jon Gillies- G, Stockton Heat

GP TOI SV%
Up to date 1 60 0.958
Change from last week

The much beleaguered Gillies made his return to hockey after beginning the season with an injury, and had a fine debut. He stopped 23 of 24 for Stockton.

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%
ECHL Up to date 1 60 0.96
Change from last week
AHL Up to date 1 43.35 0.938
Change from last week

Saw his first bits of game action this season, and in both minor leagues. He was solid in relief for Artyom Zagidulin, stopping 15 of 16 in just over two periods worth of action. His ECHL debut also went smoothly, stopping 24 of 25.

Dustin Wolf- G, Everett Silvertips, WHL

GP TOI SV%
Up to date 9 521.53 0.945
Change from last week 2 121.63 +0.005

Wolf has allowed two goals against in his last three games. That’s on 90 shots against, too. He’s legit.

Artyom Zagidulin- G, Stockton Heat

GP TOI SV%
Up to date 5 255.17 0.889
Change from last week 2 75 -0.031

The sheen has worn off a bit for Zagidulin, who had his first truly horrendous game in North America where he was yanked after allowed four goals on 11 shots (0.636 SV%) and had a decent if unconvincing follow up where he allowed 24 on 27 (0.889 SV%). He’s likely ECHL bound when Parsons returns.