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2012-13 Prospect Thread

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If you're interested, on this weeks episode of Talking Red we interviewed the pxp guy for Swift Current. Talked about Reece Scarlett and Graham Black for about 20 minutes, you can download or stream it here: http://talkingred.co...h-shawn-mullin/

Awesome interview, thanks for posting it!

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Hockey Prospectus just released their Top 10 Prospect list for the Devils. I've been looking forward to this since Corey Pronman uses his own valuation of possession and other skill sets to rank his prospects, thus his list often differs greatly from the general media. A couple of things that stood out to me immediately:

1. Gelinas ranked 2nd. He had a huge 2nd half for Albany last year and clearly Pronman likes what he/other scouts he corresponds with saw.

2. Gavrus ranked 6th. I didn't expect to see him this high, if at all in the top 10. Given his injury history and the fact he may have just left the OHL makes me question ranking him this high over prospects like Pietila, Boucher, or Coleman.

I highly suggest checking out the full article. Its nice break from the lock out articles.

Random note:

2 time Devils prospect camp invitee J.T. Barnett suffered a knee injury in his first game with Kelowna. I figure he may be a guy to keep an eye on to see if he gets an AHL try out down the road.

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What I find interesting is that Urbom's offensive skill is often criticized. While he has not had much of a chance to prove himself at the NHL level, both of his goals were very impressive. I guess I would have to watch more AHL games, but his offensive decision making seemed to be very appropriate in the (NJ) Devils games I've seen.

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Thursday 9/27

OHL

Kitchener lost to Windsor 4-2

Ben Thomson LW: -2, 2 PIM (Roughing)

Ben Johnson LW: Assist, +2

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What I find interesting is that Urbom's offensive skill is often criticized. While he has not had much of a chance to prove himself at the NHL level, both of his goals were very impressive. I guess I would have to watch more AHL games, but his offensive decision making seemed to be very appropriate in the (NJ) Devils games I've seen.

Yeah, I like his goals too, but you have to admit that shots from the slot aren't likely to be a defenseman's bread and butter when it comes to offense.

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Friday 9/28

QMJHL

Blainville-Boisbriand defeated Sherbrooke 6-0

Stefan Matteau LW: E, 4 PIM (Charging, High-Sticking), 2 Shots, 3/5 Faceoffs

OHL

Sarnia lost to Sault Ste. Marie 4-3

Reid Boucher LW: Assist (PP), -2

Windsor lost to Mississauga 3-2 (SO)

Ben Johnson LW: -1, 2 PIM (Holding)

Kitchener defeated London 2-1

Ben Thomson LW: E

WHL

Swift Current lost to Brandon 5-4 (SO)

Reece Scarlett D: DNP (Injured)

Graham Black C: Goal, E, 2 PIM (Hooking), Stopped in SO

Kelowna lost to Portland 1-0

Damon Severson D: E

BCHL

Coquitlam lost to Surrey 2-1

Alex Kerfoot C: E

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Saturday 9/29

QMJHL

Blainville-Boisbriand lost to Rouyn-Noranda 5-4 (SO)

Stefan Matteau LW: -2, 1/2 Faceoffs, 3 Hits

OHL

Sarnia defeated Owen Sound 2-1

Reid Boucher LW: E* Wore an A

WHL

Swift Current lost to Saskatoon 2-1 (OT)

Reece Scarlett D: +1

Graham Black C: +1

Kelowna defeated Portland 4-3

Damon Severson D: +1, 2 PIM (High Sticking)

BCHL

Coquitlam defeated Victoria 3-2

Alex Kerfoot C: E

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Sunday 9/30

OHL

Windsor defeated Sudbury 5-2

Ben Johnson LW: Goal (EN), +1

Season: 5 GP 1-1-2 +1 4 PIM

BCHL

Coquitlam defeated Nanaimo 5-2

Alex Kerfoot C: 2 Goals (1 PP), 2 Assists (1 PP), E, 2 PIM (Slashing)* 1st Star

Season: 6 GP 2-6-8 E 2 PIM

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Merrill makes the CCHA Preseason 1st team.

Wednesday 10/3

QMJHL

Blainville-Boisbriand defeated Drummondville 2-1

Stefan Matteau LW: Goal (PP), E, 3 Shots, 1 Hit* 1st Star

Season: 5 GP 3-2-5 +1 6 PIM

WHL

Kelowna defeated Vancouver 7-0

Damon Severson D: Assist (PP), E, 2 PIM (Hooking)

Season: 5 GP 0-2-2 +2 13 PIM

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Thursday 10/4

OHL

Windsor lost to Guelph 5-0

Ben Johnson LW: E

Season: 6 GP 1-1-2 +1 4 PIM

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Friday 10/5

Blainville-Boisbriand defeated Prince Edward Island 6-2

Stefan Matteau LW: 2 Assists (1 PP), +2, 1 Shot, 3 Hits

OHL

Sarnia lost to Owen Sound 4-3

Reid Boucher LW: Assist (PP), -2

Windsor lost to London 8-2

Ben Johnson LW: -2

Kitchener lost to Sault Ste. Marie 4-2

Ben Thomson LW: Assist (PP), -1, 2 PIM (Interference)

WHL

Swift Current defeated Saskatoon 10-1

Reece Scarlett D: Goal, 3 Assists (2 PP), +3* 2nd Star

Graham Black C: DNP (Injured?/Sick?)

Kelowna lost to Prince George 6-3

Damon Severson D: DNP (Injured?/Sick?)

BCHL

Coquitlam lost to Chilliwack 6-3

Alex Kerfoot C: Goal (PP), Assist (PP), E

Note: Gavrus finally started playing for Neman Grodno and was a +1 in his first game.

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I'm really interested in Kerfoot now, he seems to be doing pretty well. Anyone know how meaningful it is if a player puts up good numbers (like Kerfoot has in the last few games) in the BCHL?

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I'm really interested in Kerfoot now, he seems to be doing pretty well. Anyone know how meaningful it is if a player puts up good numbers (like Kerfoot has in the last few games) in the BCHL?

Not very, unfortunately. Kerfoot should be crushing that league if he hopes to become a successful pro. Some guys who do really well there don't even become pros or successful NCAA players.

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Saturday 10/6

QMJHL

Blainville-Boisbriand lost to Gatineau 2-1

Stefan Matteau LW: -1, 2 PIM (Slashing), 3 Shots, 2/7 Faceoffs, 1 Hit

OHL

Sarnia defeated Sault Ste. Marie 6-3

Reid Boucher LW: Goal (PP), 2 Assists (1 PP), +1

Kitchener lost to Saginaw 2-1 (SO)

Ben Thomson LW: E

WHL

Swift Current defeated Regina 2-1

Reece Scarlett D: +1

Graham Black C: Assist, E

Kelowna defeated Prince George 7-5

Damon Severson D: Goal (PP), -1

BCHL

Coquitlam tied Chilliwack 4-4

Alex Kerfoot C: 2 Goals, E, 2 PIM (Tripping)

Belarus

I'm still trying to figure out Gavrus' exact stats. He played his 2nd game for Neman Grodno and the game sheet appeared to list an assist for him but his personal page doesn't reflect that (at least yet).

NCAA Exhibitions

Minnesota defeated Lethbridge 7-0

Seth Helgeson D: Assist, +2, 4 Shots

Michigan Tech defeated Brock 6-2

Blake Pietila LW: Goal, Assist (PP), E, 4 Shots

North Dakota defeated Manitoba 5-3

Derek Rodwell RW: +1, 3 Shots, 4 PIM (Hooking, Tripping), 1/1 Faceoff

Wisconsin defeated USNTDP U-18 5-0

Joe Faust D: +2, 2 PIM (Holding)

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Sunday 10/7

QMJHL

Blainville-Boisbriand defeated Quebec 4-2

Stefan Matteau LW: Assist (PP), E, 5 PIM (Aggressor, Game Misconduct), 4 Shots

NCAA Exhibitions

Miami defeated Western Ontario 6-2

Blake Coleman C: Goal (PP), E, 4 PIM (Roughing, Cross Checking), 10 Shots, 3/8 Faceoffs

Ohio State defeated Waterloo 3-2 (OT)

Curtis Gedig D: E, 1 Shot

Notes

Jon Merrill will play on a pair with Jets 1st rounder Jacob Trouba. (Source)

I finally got to making my prospect stats spreadsheet which will be updated daily from this point on. You can find it here and I'll also link to it in my signature.

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per RossyYoungblood

Reid Boucher scores the lone goal in shootout to give SAR 3-2 win. 6 rds of shooters. Great goaltending effort from both Pavelka & Anderson

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Monday 10/8

OHL

Sarnia defeated Windsor 3-2 (SO)

Reid Boucher LW: Goal (PP), -1, Scored in 6th rd. of SO to win it 1-0* 1st Star

Season: 7 GP 3-5-8 -2 4 PIM

Ben Johnson LW: Goal, +1

Season: 8 GP 2-1-3 E 4 PIM

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Tuesday 10/9

WHL

Swift Current lost to Red Deer 3-2

Reece Scarlett D: -2

Graham Black C: Goal, +2* 3rd Star

NCAA Exhibition

Michigan defeated Windsor 7-3

Jon Merrill D: +1, 1 Shot

Unfortunately it appears Merrill was injured....

https://twitter.com/...829056241676288

"Jon Merrill was woozy after getting hit into the boards. Almost wobbled over. Scary looking"

https://twitter.com/...852439171919873

"Sounds like Michigan defenseman Jon Merrill was injured in tonight’s exhibition. No word on the extent of the injury."

Here's the highlight video from Boucher's game in which he scored in regulation and in the 6th rd of the shoot out for Sarnia on Monday. Boucher's goal is around 1:48 (announcer mistakenly says Galchenyuk scores). His shoot out goal is around 3:23.

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Gelinas got a good one right in the kisser lol

per TG

Albany Devils D Eric Gelinas is out indefinitely after being struck in the chin with a puck in a preseason game Saturday in Binghamton.

Albany GM Chris Lamoriello said Gelinas had a fracture to his jaw and underwent a "minor procedure" to align and brace his teeth.

Gelinas did not lose any teeth -yet. Jaw alignment was fine. But it will be at least 2 weeks before he practices.

oh great and now Merill broke something in his neck too per TG

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Michael Spath@Spath_Wolverine

Red Berenson said Merrill has a cracked vertebrae and will be out awhile. But it could have been worse and Merrill will be back this year.

Retweeted by Tom Gulitti

Not that any broken neck is good, but it sounds like this would be on the low severity side of the injury.

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I feel bad for Merrill, everything after his freshman year was has been a disaster. Hopefully he recovers fully in 6 weeks.

Sucks that Gelinas is going to miss time to and they don't have an exact time table. I was looking forward to seeing if he would carry over his strong 2nd half from last year. At least Albany has plenty of defensemen.

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I feel bad for Merrill, everything after his freshman year was has been a disaster. Hopefully he recovers fully in 6 weeks.

He played well when he came back last year, and it didn't appear to have an effect on how he was perceived by the talking heads, so I wouldn't call that a disaster.

This injury is frightening though.

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Wednesday 10/10

WHL

Kelowna lost to Spokane 6-4

Damon Severson D: Assist, -3

Season: 7 GP 1-3-4 -2 13 PIM

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