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FlamesNation prospect update: World Junior season looms

Suddenly, it’s December. The holiday season approaches and, with it, the World Junior Championship tournament. A few Flames prospects could be going. Let’s dive in.

In case you missed it:

Lucas Feuk- LW, AIK, Superelit/Allsvenskan

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Superelit up to date 7 6 2 8 6 7 6 23.43
Change from last week
Allsvenskan up to date 17 1 0 1 0 1 0 1.83
Change from last week 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.25

Feuk is settling into a fourth line role with AIK’s pro club. He was held off the scoresheet in two games this week.

Glenn Gawdin- RW, Stockton Heat

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 20 7 12 19 8 13 6 37.86
Change from last week 3 2 1 3 3 2 2 +0.36

Gawdin continues to be among Stockton’s most consistent offensive contributors. He had a point per game this past week and is scoring just shy of that pace through 20 games.

Justin Kirkland- LW/C, Stockton Heat

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 18 3 13 16 7 10 7 35.42
Change from last week 3 1 1 2 2 2 2 -1.78

Kirkland continues to be a quietly productive player for the Heat. He’s a bit older than some of the other prospects, but he’s shown the ability to play in tons of different situations and contribute.

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

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 12 3 4 7 3 4 1 17.27
Change from last week 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 -3.43

Arizona State returned to action after three weeks off. They took three of a possible four points from Vermont. Koumontzis played both games but didn’t register a point.

Carl-Johan Lerby- D, Malmo Redhawks, SHL

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 20 4 6 10 5 6 4 21.72
Change from last week 2 0 2 2 1 1 0 +2.72

Lerby missed both of Malmo’s games this past week with an unspecified injury that he suffered back on Nov. 23.

Linus Lindstrom- C/LW, Skelleftea AIK, SHL

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 22 4 2 6 3 5 2 13.33
Change from last week 2 0 1 1 1 0 0 -0.25

The bad news is Lindstrom seems to have settled into his role as Skelleftea’s fourth line center. The good news is he registered a secondary assist this week.

Ryan Lomberg- LW, Stockton Heat

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 20 10 9 19 13 15 11 37.86
Change from last week 3 2 0 2 2 2 1 -1.99

He projects primarily as an energy guy if he gets any NHL duty again, but Lomberg continues to campaign for a call-up by playing quite well offensively. He had a power play goal and an even strength goal this week.

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

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

Mattson was scratched for both of Michigan State’s games. (Yes, again. We haven’t had to change this blurb in weeks.)

Andrew Nielsen- D, Stockton Heat

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 19 0 2 2 1 1 1 4.19
Change from last week 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.79

Nielsen played in every game and didn’t hit the scoresheet. Granted, that’s not his calling card, but it’s not a great sign.

Ilya Nikolayev- C, Loko, MHL

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 26 13 12 25 18 19 14 24.44
Change from last week 3 1 3 4 3 3 2 +1.23

Nikolayev had a productive week as he pushed his production to just shy of a point per game. He had a multi-point game and a stat correction from a prior game. He has a decent shot of playing for Russia at the World Juniors.

Joshua Nodler- C/RW, Michigan State

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 14 2 3 5 2 5 2 9.75
Change from last week 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 -1.63

Nodler had no points in two games against Ohio State. He’s currently MSU’s second line center as a fresh-faced freshman.

Jakob Pelletier- LW, Moncton Wildcats, QMJHL

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 25 18 30 48 27 38 24 44.71
Change from last week 3 4 2 6 4 5 4 +0.25

Stop me if you’ve heard this before: Pelletier had another good week. He had goals in every game of the week and polished off the weekend with a four point game.

Pelletier is one of 17 forwards invited to Canada’s World Junior camp.

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

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 14 2 10 12 5 6 4 30.86
Change from last week

Denver was idle this week.

Matthew Phillips- RW, Stockton Heat

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 20 7 14 21 13 19 13 41.84
Change from last week 3 2 3 5 4 5 4 +4.33

Phillips continues to purr along offensively. He plays in every situation and keeps the Heat headed in the right direction. He’s their leading scorer at the moment.

Luke Philp- C, Stockton Heat

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 18 6 3 9 6 8 6 19.93
Change from last week 3 2 1 3 3 3 3 +3.99

After a quiet start, Philp has started to figure out the AHL. He has all of his points over the last nine games. He scored a dandy overtime winner earlier this week.

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

Pospisil remains out day to day with an upper body injury.

Milos Roman- C, Vancouver Giants, WHL

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 26 12 8 20 11 17 11 19.05
Change from last week 2 1 0 1 1 1 1 -0.55

Roman had a goal last week, but otherwise was fairly quiet.

Adam Ruzicka- C, Stockton Heat

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 19 3 5 8 6 5 4 16.78
Change from last week 3 2 1 3 2 3 2 +4.33

Ruzicka returned from his injury and erupted for three points in a single game.

Filip Sveningsson- LW, IK Oskarshamn, SHL

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 14 1 1 2 2 2 2 6.98
Change from last week

Once again, Sveningsson didn’t play any games this week due to an unspecified injury. He hasn’t played since Oct. 26.

Eetu Tuulola- RW, Stockton Heat

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 16 5 4 9 6 7 4 22.42
Change from last week 3 1 2 3 2 2 1 +4.03

Tuulola returned from his injury and had points in each game. He’s having a very solid first North American season.

Rinat Valiev- D, Stockton Heat

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 20 0 4 4 3 1 1 7.97
Change from last week 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 +0.94

Valiev increased his offensive production by 33% with one secondary power play assist this week.

Dmitri Zavgorodniy- C/RW, Rimouski Oceanic, QMJHL

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 23 16 27 43 23 30 18 43.54
Change from last week

Zavgorodniy is injured with a broken clavicle and out 8-12 weeks.

Jon Gillies- G, Stockton Heat

GP TOI SV%
Up to date 9 537.50 0.903
Change from last week 1 59.47 -0.005

Gillies played once and his save percentage continues to wobble around. He has as many appearances this season as Zagidulin has wins.

Tyler Parsons- G, Kansas City Mavericks

GP TOI SV%
Up to date 2 121.00 0.903
Change from last week 1 63.00 +0.001

Parsons got his first win of the season with a 28 save percentage against Wichita.

Nick Schneider- G, Kansas City Mavericks/Stockton Heat

GP TOI SV%
AHL Up to date 1 60 0.937
Change from last week
ECHL Up to date 14 840 0.903
Change from last week 1 60 +0.003

Schneider played one game and picked up the win.

Dustin Wolf- G, Everett Silvertips, WHL

GP TOI SV%
Up to date 17 1112 0.940
Change from last week 2 119 +0.004

Wolf pushed his save percentage to .940 with a tough 2-1 loss followed by a shutout victory. He’s quite good. He’s a virtual lock to be the backup to Spencer Knight for Team USA at the World Juniors.

Artyom Zagidulin- G, Stockton Heat

GP TOI SV%
Up to date 12 631.78 0.879
Change from last week 2 121.23 -0.005

Zagidulin played twice and won twice, but his save percentage continues to trend downward.