Flames prospect update: Pelletier’s back

Jakob Pelletier
Photo credit:Rob Wallator/CHL Images
Ryan Pike
1 year ago
After over two months, Calgary Flames prospect Jakob Pelletier returned to QMJHL action. And he brought a World Junior silver medal to the Chicoutimi bubble as his team begins their pursuit of a league title.
Let’s check in on all the Flames’ prospects.

In case you missed it:

  • Last week’s update
  • The Heat will be playing out of the Saddledome this season, but we still don’t have a schedule for the AHL’s Canadian Division because Ontario hasn’t signed off on Belleville and the Toronto Marlies playing yet.
  • The OHL still isn’t back yet, nor have they really announced anything, so 2020 pick Rory Kerins is sort of lost in the lurch right now.
  • The WHL has announced return plans for the Alberta teams. We’re waiting on announcements for the BC teams (which would impact Connor Zary) and the Washington State teams (which would impact Dustin Wolf).

Jake Boltmann- D, Lincoln Stars, USHL / University of Notre Dame Fighting Irish, NCAA

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Boltmann remains an NCAA regular blueliner as a pretty young player. He’s not getting demolished by opposing offensive players, but he hasn’t been able to get on the score-sheet yet. He’s primarily playing on the second pairing with New Jersey prospect Matt Hellickson.

Lucas Feuk- LW, AIK, Allsvenskan/J20 Nationell / Kalix HC, HockeyEttan

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Feuk had a goal in a divergent week for Kalix: they had a 9-1 loss and a 5-1 win. Feuk is playing on the top line with 28-year-old William Juntto and 22-year-old Philip Norberg Aspnas. HockeyEttan is an interesting mix of players.

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

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New Brunswick remains a national COVID-19 hot-spot and the next scheduled Sea Dogs game is Mar. 3, though that may be revised if the situation improves.

Johannes Kinnvall- D, HV71, SHL

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Kinnvall had an assist (yay!), but suffered a ligament injury to his lower body and is expected to be out 6-8 weeks. That should see him miss the remainder of the regular season, but he could be back in time for the beginning of the SHL playoffs.

Demetrios Koumontzis- LW, Arizona State University Sun Devils, NCAA

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The Sun Devils were idle this week.

Yan Kuznetsov- D, University of Connecticut Huskies, NCAA / Team Russia, WJC

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Kuznetsov keeps chugging along on UConn’s top pairing with senior Adam Karashik. He had two points in a weekend game and keeps playing a ton.

Mitchell Mattson- C, Michigan State University Spartans, NCAA

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Mattsson had no points this week. His offense has gone quiet, but he’s winning 52% of his face-offs while playing on MSU’s bottom six.

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

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The good news: Nikolayev is a rock-solid middle six centre in Russia’s secondary pro league. The bad news: he’s won just under half of his face-offs and his offense is pretty quiet lately.

Josh Nodler- C, Michigan State University Spartans, NCAA

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Nodler didn’t score this week, but MSU’s first line centre has won 56% of his draws.

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

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Between Team Canada’s camp, Flames camp and his post-camp quarantine, this weekend featured Pelletier’s first QMJHL games in 10 weeks. He was sharp, with two assists in one game and a goal in the other as the Foreurs split their weekend games (played in a bubble).

Jeremie Poirier- D, Saint John Sea Dogs, QMJHL

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New Brunswick remains a national COVID-19 hot-spot and the next scheduled Sea Dogs game is Mar. 3, though that may be revised if the situation improves.

Ilya Solovyov- D, Dynamo Minsk, KHL / Dinamo Molodechno, Belarus

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Solovyov remains on Dynamo’s injured list, and no timeline is available for his return.

Filip Sveningsson- LW, MODO Hockey, Allsvenskan

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Sveningsson had an assist this week while playing on second line with Adam Rockwood and Mikkel Agaard, but then missed the Jan. 31 game (for unspecified reasons).

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

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Chechelev is part of a three goalie rotation in Ryazan along with 22-year-old Dmitry Godes and 27-year-old Andrey Litvinov. To nobody’s shock, he and Godes are the better goalies and getting the bulk of the starts. He had three goals against in a shootout loss in his only outing last week.

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