Prospects Thread 2013-14

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Prospects Thread 2013-14

Postby Southern_Canuck » Mon Sep 02, 2013 5:18 pm

Follow the Canucks' Prospects!

(age as of the beginning of the 2013-14 Regular Season)

OHL
Bo Horvat (18) London Knights
Miles Liberati (18) North Bay Battalion
Cole Cassels (18) Oshawa Generals
Brendan Gaunce (19) Erie Otters
Dane Fox (19) Erie Otters
Jordan Subban (18) Belleville Bulls
Evan McEneny (19) Kingston Frontenacs

WHL
Hunter Shinkaruk (18) Medicine Hat Tigers
Anton Cederholm (18) Portland Winterhawks

Europe
Ronalds Kenins (22) ZSC
Anton Rodin (22) Brynas
Bill Sweatt (25) Brynas

NCAA
Ben Hutton (20) Maine
Patrick McNally (21) Harvard
Joseph Labate (20) Wisconsin
Matt Beattie (20) Yale
Mike Williamson (20) Penn State
Jeff Costello (22) Notre Dame
Mike Zalewski (21) Rensselaer

ECHL
Alexandre Mallet (21)
Alexandre Grenier (22)
Ludwig Blomstrand (20)
Wesley Myron (21)
Alex Friesen (22)
Steven Anthony (22) (traded to Florida)
Darren Archibald (23)
Jeremie Blain (21)
Yann Sauve (23)
Adam Polasek (22) (contract terminated)
Joe Cannata (23)

CHL
Kellan Tochkin (22) Missouri Mavericks (traded to Carolina)

AHL
Zack Kassian (22)
Jordan Schroeder (23)
Zac Dalpe (23)
Nicklas Jensen (20)
Alexandre Mallet (21)
Darren Archibald (23)
Alexandre Grenier (22)
Kellan Lain (24)
Ludwig Blomstrand (20)
Alex Friesen (22)
Jeremy Welsh (25)
Mike Santorelli (27)
Zach Hamill (25) (contract terminated)
Pascal Pelletier (30)
Colin Stuart (31)
Benn Ferriero (26)
Brandon DeFazio (25)
Frank Corrado (20)
Ryan Stanton (24)
Yann Sauve (23)
Peter Andersson (22)
Henrik Tommernes (23)
Patrick Mullen (27) (traded to Ottawa)
Jeremie Blain (21)
Alex Biega (23)
Eddie Lack (25)
Joacim Eriksson (23)
Joe Cannata (23)

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Re: Prospects Thread 2013-2014

Postby Southern_Canuck » Mon Sep 02, 2013 5:23 pm

Goodbye to:

Prab Rai
Stefan Schnieder
David Honzik
Pathrik Westerholm
Jeremy Price
Aaron Volpatti
Kevin Connauton

and Bill Sweatt and Anton Rodin are halfway gone as RFAs in Europe.

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Re: Prospects Thread 2013-14

Postby dbr » Tue Sep 03, 2013 6:24 am

S_C you have Eriksson listed under Europe, but he has a contract with the Canucks (and Comets)...
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Re: Prospects Thread 2013-14

Postby Southern_Canuck » Tue Sep 03, 2013 11:15 am

Yeah, I thought I'd list him there until everything shakes out... also, I listed all of the Utica-bound Canuck contracts just for people that were interested - even though they aren't really prospects...

I'll move Eriksson over to the AHL section if that is where he ends up... he may be our NHL backup? Who knows?
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Re: Prospects Thread 2013-14

Postby JelloPuddingPop » Tue Sep 03, 2013 3:37 pm

Does anyone know if the Young Stars Classic is going to be broadcast on TV, or just streamed online like last year's?
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Re: Prospects Thread 2013-14

Postby BladesofSteel » Tue Sep 03, 2013 3:41 pm

This thread usually grabs most of my attention throughout the winter. I'm not sure how many years its been S_C, but I always look forward to your contributions, at least in this thread. :P

A little surprised Jeremy Price didn't receive a contract offer from Vancouver. Iirc, he only signed with Chicago following the conclusion of his Senior year last season, I guess the org wasn't too stoked about his development to warrant an offer.

Any one know what the count is on players signed? Must be nearing 50...

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Re: Prospects Thread 2013-14

Postby BladesofSteel » Tue Sep 03, 2013 3:58 pm

Southern_Canuck wrote:Follow the Canucks' Prospects!

OHL
Cole Cassels Oshawa Generals
Jordan Subban Belleville Bulls

Looking for these two to take the next step. Either could turn out to be a savvy late round pick.

Southern_Canuck wrote:
NCAA
Patrick McNally Harvard

Must put sophomore season behind him and get back on track.


Cannata had a decent rookie pro campaign, but all three need to contribute more to the Comets next season.



Utica could be in tough to generate offense. This group should produce whatever they do muster.
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Re: Prospects Thread 2013-14

Postby Southern_Canuck » Fri Sep 06, 2013 11:51 am

The CHL season has kicked off with pre-season games, and the regular season begins on Sept 19.

Anton Cederholm somehow played in Penticton Young Stars last night, and is playing a game in Portland today...? Not sure if that was just a scoring sheet error:

Everett 8 Portland 2
Cederholm 0 points, even

The AHL gets underway with regular season games on Oct 4, however Utica's opening game isn't until Oct 11 at Rochester.

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Re: Prospects Thread 2013-14

Postby Southern_Canuck » Thu Sep 19, 2013 4:42 pm

Thu, Sept 19

OHL

Oshawa 4 Windsor 3
Cassels 1 assist, -1

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Re: Prospects Thread 2013-14

Postby Southern_Canuck » Fri Sep 20, 2013 5:08 pm

Fri, Sept 20

OHL

Belleville 4 Ottawa 5
Subban 1 assist, even
Gaunce still at Canucks' training camp

Oshawa 5 Sarnia 4
Cassels 0 points, -1

Hmmm - Cassels in this game received 2 roughing minors, 1 slashing minor, and a double minor for spearing... what, what?

Saginaw 2 Kitchener 4
McEneny 0 points, +2

Plymouth 0 London 3
Liberati 0 points, +1
Horvat still at Canucks' training camp

WHL

Medicine Hat 6 Lethbridge 1
Shinkaruk still at Canucks' training camp

Prince George 2 Portland 9
Cederholm 1 goal, even

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Re: Prospects Thread 2013-14

Postby Southern_Canuck » Sat Sep 21, 2013 4:05 pm

Sat, Sept 21

OHL

North Bay 4 Belleville 1
Subban 0 points, -1
Gaunce still at NHL training camp

WHL

Lethbridge 2 Medicine Hat 6
Shinkaruk still at NHL training camp

Portland 3 Seattle 4 (SO)
Cederholm 1 assist, +1

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Re: Prospects Thread 2013-14

Postby Southern_Canuck » Mon Sep 23, 2013 9:23 am

Sun Sept 22

AHL Exhibition

Utica 2 Abbotsford 5
Biega (Guimond)
Tochkin (Archibald)

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Re: Prospects Thread 2013-14

Postby Southern_Canuck » Wed Sep 25, 2013 8:37 am

Tues Sept 24

Tri-City 6 Portland 2
Cederholm 1 assist, even

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Re: Prospects Thread 2013-14

Postby Southern_Canuck » Wed Sep 25, 2013 2:06 pm

2013 Comets Training Camp Preview

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"A mixture of Canucks prospects, Comets signees and training camp invitees gather in Utica as the Comets open up their inaugural training camp in preparation for the 2013-14 season. The Utica Comets training camp roster consists of 34 players, including three goaltenders, 11 defensemen and 20 forwards. The potential Comets players span four nationalities, with game experience in seven countries and have combined to play in over 1,900 AHL games. With the roster that will be attending Comets training camp this season there’s a lot to be excited about this season in Utica."

Here are a few invites I hadn't heard about:

Daultan Leveille, a first round pick of the Atlanta Thrashers in the 2008 NHL Draft, he split last season between the AHL and ECHL, racking up a total of 12 points (6-6-12). Leveille brings blazing speed and solid puck-handling ability. The Michigan State product is filled with potential, as evident with being drafted in the first round, and could be one to watch for during training camp.

Yanni Gourde brings an elite scoring pedigree from the QMJHL and a solid debut season in professional hockey to boot. After an astounding 124 point campaign (37-87-124) in his final junior season with the Victoriaville Tigers, Gourde put up 14 points (8-6-14) in 54 games with the AHL’s Worcester Sharks last season. In addition to his 10 points in just eight ECHL games with the San Francisco Bulls, Gourde is an offensive weapon to take note of.

Kurtis Bartliff took the path seemingly less traveled, as he played a full four years at nearby Colgate College in Hamilton, NY. The Clinton, Ontario native scored 65 points (23-42-65) over his career, including a tied for team high 21 assists in his sophomore season.

Mitch Elliot and Jesse Mychan are two forwards fighting for a spot on the inaugural Comets roster. Literally, fighting. The duo teamed up for six of the seven fights against the Abbotsford Heat in the Comets’ preseason opener, with three scraps apiece. Elliot racked up 396 penalty minutes over the last four seasons with the Seattle Thunderbirds of the WHL, while chipping in with 26 points (10-16-26). Mychan was one of just seven WHL players last season with 40 points and 110 penalty minutes, showing he can chip in with his hands, gloves both on and off. Both young grinders are players that will make an impact this preseason as both players attempt to earn roster slots.
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Re: Prospects Thread 2013-14

Postby Southern_Canuck » Fri Sep 27, 2013 3:25 pm

Friday Sept 27

OHL

Oshawa 1 Guelph 5
Cassels 0 points, even

Peterborough 5 Kitchener 4
McEneny 0 points, -1

Saginaw 3 London 6
Horvat still at Canucks' camp
Liberati 0 points, +3

Belleville 3 Mississauga 4 (SO)
Subban 2 assists, even (did not score on shootout attempt)
Gaunce 1 assist, even (did not score on shootout attempt)

WHL

Medicine Hat 3 Edmonton 4
Shinkarauk still at Canucks' camp

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