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FlamesNation prospect update: college kids ready for action

It’s mid-November, friends, and the number of Calgary Flames prospects playing hockey is expanding! Glenn Gawdin started his time in Switzerland and a bunch of the American prospects are about to begin their seasons.

Let’s dive into our weekly snapshot!

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In case you missed it:

  • Last week’s update
  • The Big 10 conference starts play this week. This means Arizona State (Demetrios Koumontzis) and Michigan State (Josh Nodler and Mitchell Mattson) begin playing this weekend.
  • The USHL starts play this week. Jake Boltmann’s Lincoln Stars play on Friday.

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

Due to COVID-19 flare-ups in the circuit, Superelit has been paused until at least the end of December.

Ryan Francis- C, Cape Breton Eagles, QMJHL

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 12 4 11 15 6 11 6 29.11
Change from last week 2 1 3 4 1 3 1 +3.49

Francis had a pair of multi-point games. Cape Breton won both of their games, so it was a good week all-around. (Francis continues to rely on PP time for production, though.)

Glenn Gawdin- C, EHC Visp, Swiss League

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

Gawdin made his Swiss League debut on Sunday in a Visp shutout loss.

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

HV71 was off this week, as their existing international break was extended due to COVID-19 infections on the team.

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

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
VHL up to date 10 4 0 4 1 4 1 12.82
Change from last week 4 2 0 2 0 2 0 +2.13
MHL up to date 12 6 7 13 12 12 9 23.10
Change from last week

Nikolayev had two goals this week and has four goals in his past six outings. He’s starting to find a nice groove in Russian minor pro hockey.

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

Due to COVID-19 schedule changes, Pelletier was off this week and it’s not clear if he’s playing in this weekend’s games before heading to World Junior camp in Red Deer (which begins on Nov. 15.)

Jeremie Poirier- D, Saint John Sea Dogs, QMJHL

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 12 2 9 11 8 8 6 21.35
Change from last week 4 1 4 5 2 3 1 +3.88

Poirier had a busy, and productive, week, with four games and generating points at over a point-per-game clip.

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

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

For whatever season, the Slovakian league counts shootout-deciding goals as goals. But regardless, Pospisil had a productive week and COVID-19 is in enough of a holding pattern in the region that Kosice got three games in this week.

Ilya Solovyov- D, Dynamo Minsk, KHL

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
KHL up to date 15 0 2 2 1 2 1 8.77
Change from last week 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.62

Solovyov played one game and had zero points. It’s a fairly typical week for him.

Filip Sveningsson- LW, MODO Hockey, Allsvenskan

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 9 2 1 3 3 2 2 10.85
Change from last week 1 1 1 2 2 1 1 +6.78

Sveningsson had a goal and an assist in MODO’s lone game this past week, which MODO won.

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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

Tuulola’s loan with Vasterviks has come to an end. We’ll remove him from this update next week.

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

Ilves was off this week.

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

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 5 0 3 3 3 2 2 39.46
Change from last week 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 -9.86

Zavgorodniy played on Tuesday for the first time since Oct. 7, playing 8:26 in a 4-1 win over Jokerit. He only played one shift in the third period and SKA head coach Valery Bragin explained his usage (via the official team site) coming off his injury:

He hasn’t played for a long time, it was not easy. In the third period Khusnutdinov was released, he is in a more optimal state now. I believe that with every game Dima will improve.

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

GP TOI SV%
MHL up to date 10 571 0.943
Change from last week
VHL up to date 5 262 0.938
Change from last week 1 54 -0.016

After spending a week on the KHL roster with HC Vityaz Podolsk, Chechelev returned to the VHL on Sunday. He backed up in a shootout win, then came in to mop up in a 5-1 loss to Buran. Vityaz didn’t play while Chechelev was up, but he got to practice with the big club (and make KHL money) for a week.

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Artyom Zagidulin- G, Metallurg Magnitigorsk, KHL

GP TOI SV%
Up to date 5 226 0.869
Change from last week

Zagidulin is currently on Metallurg’s injured list. He hasn’t dressed since playing in relief against Ufa on Oct. 30.