20Ilya Nikolayev
Photo Credit: courtesy MHL

FlamesNation prospect update: hooray, it’s November!

It’s November now, friends, and by this point we would usually be complaining about how Geoff Ward is using the first line. (They should be used more in the offensive zone, dang it!) But since the NHL won’t begin until January-ish, let’s talk prospects!

In case you missed it:

Leagues that aren’t going yet:

  • The NCAA. The Big 10 conference is supposed to begin “as soon as Nov. 13” but hasn’t yet announced a schedule. Hockey East hasn’t yet announced a return date.
  • The ECHL. Several teams, including Kansas City, begin play on Dec. 11.
  • The WHL. The Dub is supposed to open on Jan. 8.
  • The OHL. The OHL is now officially targeting Feb. 4 for a start date.
  • The AHL. The league is now targeting Feb. 5 for a start date.

Lucas Feuk- LW, AIK, Allsvenskan/Superelit

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Allsvenskan up to date 6 1 0 1 1 1 1 5.19
Change from last week
Superelit up to date 8 2 8 10 6 6 3 19.78
Change from last week 3 0 6 6 3 4 2 +10.28

After bouncing between pro and junior for the last few weeks, Feuk has found a home in junior. He had a really productive week, including assisting on four goals in a single game.

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Ryan Francis- C, Cape Breton Eagles, QMJHL

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 10 3 8 11 5 8 5 25.62
Change from last week 2 2 0 2 1 2 1 -0.58

Francis scored twice in one game over the weekend, including this sweet dangle… around fellow Flames prospect Jeremie Poirier.

Johannes Kinnvall- D, HV71, SHL

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 8 4 7 11 5 5 3 67.20
Change from last week 2 1 2 3 2 2 1 +10.19

Kinnvall had a good week and kept up his impressive offensive production. He’s quite good, albeit dependent on power play time for his points.

Ilya Nikolayev- C, Buran Voronezh, VHL / Loko Yaroslavl, MHL

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
VHL up to date 6 2 0 2 1 2 1 10.69
Change from last week 3 2 0 2 1 2 1 +10.69
MHL up to date 12 6 7 13 12 12 9 23.10
Change from last week

After a few weeks of solid play, Nikolayev scored his first two pro goals for Buran. He’s carving out a role for himself on a pro team at age 19.

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Jakob Pelletier- LW, Val-d’Or Foreurs, QMJHL

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 6 3 6 9 5 9 5 34.93
Change from last week 2 2 1 3 2 3 3

Pelletier had two goals in one game for Val-d’Or, including a last minute goal to force overtime.

Jeremie Poirier- D, Saint John Sea Dogs, QMJHL

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 8 1 5 6 6 5 5 17.47
Change from last week 2 0 1 1 1 1 1 -1.94

Poirier had an assist, a quiet offensive week by his standards.

Martin Pospisil- C/LW, HC Kosice, Tipsport Liga

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

Pospisil finally got some games in! Kosice has played 5 of first 10 scheduled games and they’re scheduled to play make-up games on Nov. 6 and 8. Pospisil had an assist this week.

Ilya Solovyov- D, Dynamo Minsk, KHL

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
KHL up to date 14 0 2 2 1 2 1 9.39
Change from last week 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 -2.54

Solovyov keeps plugging along, playing third pairing minutes on a KHL team at age 20. He’s a non-entity defensively, though.

Filip Sveningsson- LW, MODO Hockey, Allsvenskan

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 8 1 0 1 1 1 1 4.07
Change from last week 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 -1.12

Playing in the top six for MODO, Sveningsson had no points this week.

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Eetu Tuulola- RW, Vasterviks IK, Allsvenskan

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 11 2 2 4 4 3 3 8.88
Change from last week 3 1 0 1 1 1 1 -3.33

Tuulola had one goal this week. But it was a game-winner.

Juuso Valimaki- D, Tampereen Ilves, SM-Liiga

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 12 2 9 11 6 8 4 33.90
Change from last week 2 0 1 1 0 1 0 -9.19

Valimaki had a quiet week by his standards, generating just a single assist. But he’s still the top-scoring defender in SM-Liiga.

Dmitri Zavgorodniy- C/RW, SKA St. Petersburg, KHL

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 4 0 3 3 3 2 2 49.32
Change from last week

Zavgorodniy is still sidelined with an injury. He’s expected back shortly.

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Daniil Chechelev- G, Russkie Vityazi Chekhov, MHL / HK Ryazan, VHL

GP TOI SV%
MHL up to date 10 571 0.943
Change from last week
VHL up to date 4 208 0.954
Change from last week 1 61 -0.033

Chechelev got his third win in three VHL starts this week. He was called up to KHL’s HC Vityaz Podolsk on Sunday.

Artyom Zagidulin- G, Metallurg Magnitigorsk, KHL

GP TOI SV%
Up to date 5 226 0.869
Change from last week 2 67 +0.007

Zagidulin is still trying to find his game. He played twice this week: he was chased midway through one start, came into game in relief in next appearance. Injured goaltender Juho Olkinuora was back this weekend, so Metallurg currently is rolling with three goalies.