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FlamesNation prospect update: maybe time for a call-up?

With some complacent bottom six scoring, injuries starting to pick up, Tobias Rieder on waivers, and a shot of life needed for the big team, could call-up season be upon us?

In case you missed it:

Dillon Dube- F, Stockton Heat

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 7 1 6 7 3 3 1 39.85
Change from last week 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0

Dube finally scored his first goal of the season, a shorthanded effort…

… and then was injured later in the period. Poor Dillon. You can temporarily leave him off the call-up list.

Lucas Feuk- LW, Södertälje 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
Allsvenskan up to date 9 1 0 1 0 1 0 3.46
Change from last week 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.99

Feuk “played” in two games for Södertälje’s senior team this week. I use scare quotes because he was listed as the extra skate, i.e. a healthy scratch. He didn’t see the ice in either game.

Glenn Gawdin- RW, Stockton Heat

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 8 2 6 8 3 6 3 39.85
Change from last week 2 1 1 2 1 1 1 0

Keeps humming along at a point per game. With uncertainty and disappointment in the Flames’ bottom six, could there be an opening for young Gawdin?

Justin Kirkland- LW/C, Stockton Heat

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 6 1 4 5 2 4 2 33.21
Change from last week 2 0 2 2 0 2 0 -6.64

Back in action after a brief injury absence. He added two power play assist to his numbers.

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

Arizona State was off this week. They’re back in action against Quinnipiac this weekend.

Carl-Johan Lerby- D, Malmo Redhawks, SHL

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 13 3 2 5 1 2 1 18.80
Change from last week 2 0 1 1 0 1 0 +1.03

Back on the scoresheet with a power play assist. He’s been doing his best work there, having collected four of his five points on the man advantage.

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 17.45
Change from last week 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 -2.91

Two games played for Lindstrom this week: one on the fourth line, one on the third.

Ryan Lomberg- LW, Stockton Heat

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 8 4 2 6 3 6 3 29.89
Change from last week 2 2 0 2 0 2 0 +3.32

Is it beyond the pale to suggest Lomberg as a call-up option? He’s been playing good hockey so far, standing out from many of the other Flames prospects.

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

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 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Just one game played out of two for Mattson.

Andrew Nielsen- D, Stockton Heat

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 8 0 1 1 0 0 0 4.98
Change from last week 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 +4.98

Nielsen picked up his first point of the season (a secondary power play assist, but still counts) in a pretty decent weekend showing for the defenceman.

Ilya Nikolayev- C, Loko, MHL

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 18 10 7 17 15 13 12 24.01
Change from last week 2 1 1 2 2 2 2 +0.18

The Flames’ most recent third round pick has yet to slow down in Russian Junior. He also got a bit more good news this week, as he was named alongside three other teammates for Russia’s roster in the upcoming Four Nations tournament.

Joshua Nodler- C/RW, Michigan State

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 4 0 1 1 0 1 0 6.83
Change from last week 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 -6.82

Nothing doing for Nodler this week besides a shot on goal.

Jakob Pelletier- LW, Moncton Wildcats, QMJHL

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 13 9 13 22 13 17 12 39.41
Change from last week 3 1 5 6 2 5 2 +2.15

I think the best thing about Pelletier is how easy he makes it look.

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

Denver was also off this week. They’re ranked #1 in the NCAA and face Niagara this weekend.

Matthew Phillips- RW, Stockton Heat

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 8 3 4 7 4 6 4 34.87
Change from last week 2 0 2 2 1 2 1 +1.66

Two assists for Phillips this week. He’s less likely to get a call-up, but depending on the nature of Dube’s injury, it could open a door.

Luke Philp- C, 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 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

It’s a young season, but Philp is struggling to make an impact anywhere on the ice. I wonder if ECHL time could be helpful.

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 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Out injured, likely because of the brutal knockout he suffered.

Milos Roman- C, Vancouver Giants, WHL

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 16 7 5 12 5 9 5 18.57
Change from last week 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 -0.89

A lone secondary power play assist for Roman this week.

Adam Ruzicka- C, Stockton Heat

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 8 0 3 3 2 0 0 14.95
Change from last week 2 0 2 2 1 0 0 +8.31

Ruzicka finally picked up some points again, registering two secondary assists this week. He’s generally seeing power play time and third line minutes, for what it’s worth.

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 6.98
Change from last week 2 0 1 1 1 1 1 -1.17

After two positive weeks, Sveningsson took a step back. Hopefully he can break through soon.

Eetu Tuulola- RW, Stockton Heat

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 8 4 1 5 3 4 2 24.91
Change from last week 2 1 0 1 0 1 0 -1.65

Another week, another goal for Tuulola. I think he’s the furthest realistic option for a call-up right now (he has only played eight North American games), but a few more strong weeks and he’s definitely in the conversation.

Rinat Valiev- D, Stockton Heat

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 8 0 1 1 0 0 0 6.64
Change from last week 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 -1.66

Another quiet weekend for Valiev.

Alexander Yelesin- D, Stockton Heat

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 8 1 1 2 1 2 1 9.96
Change from last week 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 -3.32

Also quiet. The Flames better hope one of their prospect defenceman can step up soon enough.

Dmitri Zavgorodniy- C/RW, Rimouski Oceanic, QMJHL

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 16 12 19 31 18 21 14 45.12
Change from last week 3 2 1 3 2 2 2 -5.04

Zavgorodniy finally fell below two points per game, scoring a mere one point per game.

Jon Gillies- G, Stockton Heat

GP TOI SV%
Up to date 2 124.8 0.931
Change from last week 1 64.8 -0.27

Gillies’ redemption tour took a brief detour with a .900SV% in his one game this week (18/20). He did stop seven of 11 Bakersfield shooters in a shootout, however.

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 4 43.35 0.938
Change from last week

A rough week for Schneider in the ECHL. He started all three games for the Mavericks, but allowed four goals on 29 shots in the first game (0.862) and four on 21 shots the next (0.810). His third game was a bounceback performance, stopping 37 of 39 (0.949) though he still picked up the loss as KC couldn’t score more than one goal.

Dustin Wolf- G, Everett Silvertips, WHL

GP TOI SV%
Up to date 10 581.53 0.945
Change from last week 1 60 0

Ho hum, just stopping 34 of 36 (0.944) in his one game played this week. His lowest save percentage in October is 0.936, by the way.

Artyom Zagidulin- G, Stockton Heat

GP TOI SV%
Up to date 6 314.9 0.883
Change from last week 1 59.73 -0.006

Despite picking up the win, Zagidulin did not play his best against Bakersfield, with a 0.850SV% (17 of 20).