46Dustin Wolf
Photo Credit: Chris Mast/Everett Silvertips

FlamesNation prospect update: Wolf chasing the shutout record

If you want something to root for in regards to the Calgary Flames, it might be Dustin Wolf. The precotious puck-stopper registered his 24th career WHL shutout this past week. The all-time record is 26. He’s got a realistic shot at the record, but the clock is ticking.

It’s time for our weekly check-in on the non-NHL kids.

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In case you missed it:

  • Last week’s update
  • Done for the season are Jake Boltmann (NCAA), Daniil Chechelev (MHL), Lucas Feuk (HockeyEttan), Demetrios Koumontzis (NCAA), Mitchell Mattson (NCAA), Josh Nodler (NCAA), Filip Sveningsson (HockeyAllsvenskan), Johannes Kinnvall (SHL), Emil Heineman (SHL) and Ilya Nikolayev (MHL)
  • Glenn Gawdin and Connor Mackey were called up to Calgary’s taxi squad.

Walker Duehr- RW, Minnesota State University Mavericks, NCAA / Stockton Heat, AHL

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
NCAA up to date 28 10 7 17 17 15 15 20.91
Change from last week n/a
AHL up to date 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Change from last week 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a

Duehr made his pro debut last week and played four games for the Heat, who are missing many regulars right now. He did not hit the scoresheet at all.

Ryan Francis- C, Cape Breton Eagles/Saint John Sea Dogs, QMJHL

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 32 16 34 50 32 34 22 36.39
Change from last week n/a

Saint John is in the midst of their round robin, New Brunswick-only, playoff round. Saint John is 2-2, basically in the middle of the pack: Moncton is 1-2 and Acadie-Bathurst is 2-1. Saint John plays each team once more.

Francis has five points in four games thus far.

Glenn Gawdin- C, Stockton Heat, AHL / EHC Visp, Swiss League

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
AHL up to date 22 4 9 13 10 7 5 23.55
Change from last week 4 1 0 1 1 1 1 -0.78
Swiss League up to date 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a
Change from last week n/a

Gawdin had a goal in his lone game this week, then was recalled to the Flames’ taxi squad (along with Byron Froese).

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Rory Kerins- C, Stockton Heat, AHL / Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds, OHL

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Change from last week n/a

The Heat have a depleted forward group, but you can tell they’re being careful not to throw young Kerins into the deep end. He didn’t play this week.

Justin Kirkland- LW, Stockton Heat, AHL

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 16 2 5 7 3 4 1 17.44
Change from last week n/a

Kirkland missed this week due to an injury.

Yan Kuznetsov- D, University of Connecticut Huskies, NCAA / Stockton Heat, AHL

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
NCAA up to date 16 1 5 6 6 3 3 12.08
Change from last week n/a
AHL up to date 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Change from last week 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a

Kuznetsov is playing regular minutes in the AHL as a teenager – he turns 20 next March – and he’s been largely fine. He hasn’t turned heads, but he hasn’t shocked or appalled anyone either.

Carl-Johan Lerby- D, Stockton Heat, AHL

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 22 0 7 7 3 4 2 12.68
Change from last week 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.60

Lerby has become the seventh man on Stockton’s depth chart lately, sitting as a healthy scratch in three of the team’s four games this week.

Connor Mackey- D, Stockton Heat, AHL

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 27 3 13 16 15 9 9 23.62
Change from last week 2 0 1 1 1 1 1 -0.29

Arguably Stockton’s best defenseman, Mackey played twice and then was summoned to the Flames’ taxi squad (to take the spot of Oliver Kylington, who was added to the NHL roster)..

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

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
VHL up to date 37 7 6 13 5 12 5 11.27
Change from last week n/a
MHL up to date 21 8 10 18 17 17 14 18.27
Change from last week n/a

With Nikolayev acting as the fourth line centre, Loko lost to MHC Dynamo Moscow in the MHL championship final series in five games. In 11 playoff games, he had one goal and one assist.

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Jakob Pelletier- LW, Val-d’Or Foreurs, QMJHL / Team Canada, WJC

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 28 13 30 43 26 29 20 35.75
Change from last week n/a

Val-d’Or swept Baie-Comeau 3-0 in their first round series – as would be expected given Val-d’Or is top seed and Baie Comeau is the lowest in Quebec. Pelletier had five points in the series and await the lowest remaining seed in the second round.

Emilio Pettersen- LW, Stockton Heat, AHL

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 28 6 8 14 10 11 8 19.93
Change from last week 4 1 1 2 2 2 2 n/a

With so many teammates disappearing to the NHL taxi squad (or the injured list) lately, Pettersen has been a model of consistence. He keeps getting half a point per game and is frequently noticeable on the ice, even if the Heat collectively aren’t burying a lot of chances.

Matthew Phillips- C/RW, Stockton Heat, AHL

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 29 8 13 21 13 17 11 28.86
Change from last week 4 1 1 2 2 2 2 -1.43

With Gawdin and Froese with the Flames’ taxi squad, Phillips remains perhaps the main “veteran” ofference presence for the Heat. He scored the shootout winner in their lone win of the week.

Luke Philp- C/RW, Stockton Heat, AHL

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 29 8 8 16 10 12 8 21.99
Change from last week 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 -3.52

Philp does not have a point in the month of April.

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Jeremie Poirier- D, Saint John Sea Dogs, QMJHL

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 33 9 28 37 21 29 14 26.11
Change from last week n/a

Poirier and Saint John are 2-2 so far in their wacky round robin playoff round. Poirier has five points so far.

Colton Poolman- D, Stockton Heat, AHL

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 20 1 5 6 5 6 5 11.96
Change from last week 4 0 2 2 2 2 2 +2.00

Poolman had an offensive outburst this week, hitting the scoresheet twice.

Martin Pospisil- LW, Stockton Heat, AHL / HC Kosice, Tipsport Liga

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
AHL up to date 14 5 6 11 4 8 3 31.31
Change from last week n/a
Liga up to date 22 9 8 17 9 13 8 n/a
Change from last week n/a

Pospisil is done for the season due to shoulder surgery. (And a knee injury.)

Adam Ruzicka- C, Stockton Heat, AHL

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 27 11 10 21 14 17 12 31.00
Change from last week 4 1 1 2 2 1 1 -1.92

Ruzicka had two points in Stockton’s lone win of the week.

Eetu Tuulola- RW, Stockton Heat, AHL / Vasterviks IK, HockeyAllsvenskan / SaiPa, SM-Liiga

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
AHL up to date 28 2 4 6 5 2 1 8.54
Change from last week 4 0 1 1 1 0 0 +0.21
Allsvenskan up to date 11 2 2 4 4 3 3 8.88
Change from last week n/a
Liiga up to date 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Change from last week n/a

Tuulola had an assist this week.

Alexander Yelesin- D, Stockton Heat, AHL

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 27 2 4 6 6 4 4 8.86
Change from last week 4 1 0 1 1 1 1 +0.56

Yelesin had a goal this week! It’s his second of the season, doubling his scoring outburst from last season. (He’s a shutdown defender, you see.)

Connor Zary- LW, Stockton Heat, AHL / Kamloops Blazers, WHL / Team Canada, WJC

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
AHL up to date 9 3 4 7 7 5 5 31.00
Change from last week n/a
WHL up to date 14 6 18 24 14 17 9 42.45
Change from last week 5 3 5 8 4 6 3 -1.57

Zary was busy this week! He played a lot and was productive offensively as well. He had at least one point in every game.

Dmitry Zavgorodniy- RW, Stockton Heat, AHL / SKA St. Petersburg, KHL

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
AHL up to date 28 1 3 4 4 3 3 5.69
Change from last week 4 0 1 1 1 0 0 +0.71
KHL up to date 6 0 3 3 3 2 2 32.88
Change from last week n/a

Zavgorodniy continues to accumulate points, albeit slowly, with his third consecutive week getting some offense in. You have to hope he builds off this positive development to end the season after being incredibly unlucky offensively all year until now.

Tyler Parsons- G, Stockton Heat, AHL

GP TOI SV%
Up to date 1 60 0.800
Change from last week 1 60 +0.800

Parsons played his first AHL game in two years on Apr. 22 (and his first hockey game of any kind in over a year) and gave up five goals in a Stockton loss. (Stockton rotated their goalies this week, with Parsons starting once, Garret Sparks twice, and third-stringer Andrew Shortridge once).

Dustin Wolf- G, Stockton Heat, AHL / Everett Silvertips, WHL / Team USA, WJC

GP TOI SV%
AHL up to date 3 148 0.895
Change from last week
WHL up to date 16 935 0.945
Change from last week 3 180 +0.006

Wolf played three times. He registered three wins and allowed zero, one and two goals against in the three games. His shutout was his fourth of the season and 24th of his career, putting him just two shutouts shy of the all-time WHL record. He remains among the league leaders in everything goaltending. Everett has seven games left on their schedule.