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thefiestygoat    134

Time to get this year's prospect thread going! First, I want to thank everyone for all the kind words they've given me over the past few years of doing this. This is an awesome community and I'm happy to be a part of it. The Devils have had quite a bit of turnover in regards to their college, junior, and European prospects. Let's take a look to see whose in, whose out, and where these guys are playing. Let me know if I missed anything.

New Additions: C Michael McLeod, RW Nathan Bastian, RW Joey Anderson, C Brandon Gignac, LW Mikhail Maltsev, G Evan Cormier, D Yegor Rykov, LW Jesper Bratt, D Jeremy Davies, D Colby Sissons

Going Pro: D Steve Santini, LW Miles Wood, C Pavel Zacha, D Josh Jacobs, C John Quenneville, C Brandon Baddock, G Mackenzie Blackwood

Not Signed: RW Connor Chatham, D Ryan Rehill

NCAA
C Alexander Kerfoot (Harvard - SR)
LW Brett Seney (Merrimack - JR)
C JD Dudek (Boston College - SO)
RW Joey Anderson (Minnesota-Duluth - FR)
D Jeremy Davies (Northeastern - FR)

QMJHL
C Brandon Gignac (Shawinigan)

OHL
RW Blake Speers (Sault Ste. Marie)
D Colton White (Sault Ste. Marie)
C Michael McLeod (Mississauga)
RW Nathan Bastian (Mississauga)
G Evan Cormier (Saginaw)

WHL
D Colby Sissons (Swift Current)

KHL
F Artur Gavrus (Dinamo Minsk)
D Yegor Rykov (SKA St. Petersburg)

VHL
LW Mikhail Maltsev (SKA-Neva St. Petersburg)

MHL
LW Mikhail Maltsev (SKA-1946 St. Petersburg)

Allsvenskan
LW Jesper Bratt (AIK)

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Random Notes/Thoughts:

-- As mentioned in the other thread the Devils signed D Colby Sissons the other day. He went undrafted last year in his first year of eligibility but the Devils were able to secure his rights before he would've had to re-enter. Here's a draft profile I did on him back in June for AATJ. A real raw prospect but there does seem to be some upside there.

-- I have Maltsev listed twice since he's appeared for SKA's minor league (VHL) team and their junior team (MHL) so far this season. He started with the junior team before moving up to the minor league team.

-- Gavrus is only 22 and the Devils have his rights, but I'm not sure of how long that will be the case. Regardless, he needs to have a healthy and productive year in the KHL before trying to come over to win a NHL spot out of a training camp. Crucial year for him from a NJ fan perspective.

-- One player I'm excited to follow is Jesper Bratt. NHL Numbers had this article from back in May on which Swedish players were likely to have a decent chance to play at least 200 NHL games in their careers. While the article mainly focused on SHL players, they also took a look at the Allsvenskan (2nd tier). Based on Bratt's age and point per game production from last season, it seems like he is one of those players who will have a decent chance. I know the Hockey Prospect scouts raved about his skill but questioned his effort and how his game would translate to the smaller rink. It will be interesting to see how he performs over the next few years.

-- While we're on the topic of projecting draftees, NHL Numbers just posted their review of the draft using their new system. That post highlights the Metro Division and the Devils. I highly recommend checking it out since there is info on each pick and some nice graphs. Their model liked the McLeod, Bastian, and Bratt picks.

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Whose done what so far:

QMJHL
Brandon Gignac: 1 GP 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 0.00 SH%, 5.00 SH/GP, 56.67 FO%

OHL
Colton White: 1 GP 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 0.00 SH%, 2.00 SH/GP
Michael McLeod: 1 GP 0-2-2, +1, 0 PIM, 0.00 SH%, 1.00 SH/GP, 66.67 FO%
Nathan Bastian: 1 GP 2-1-3, +1, 0 PIM, 66.67 SH%, 3.00 SH/GP, 66.67 FO%

WHL
Colby Sissons: 2 GP 1-2-3, +2, 0 PIM

NCAA
Joey Anderson: 2 GP 0-2-2, +1, 0 PIM, 0.00 SH%, 4.00 SH/GP

KHL
Artur Gavrus: 10 GP 3-0-3, -1, 0 PIM, 15.79 SH%, 1.90 SH/GP, 15:57 ATOI
Yegor Rykov: 14 GP 0-1-1, +1, 2 PIM, 0.00 SH%, 0.71 SH/GP, 12:30 ATOI

VHL
Mikhail Maltsev: 3 GP 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 0.00 SH%, 2.00 SH/GP, 75.00 FO%, 11:00 ATOI

MHL
Mikhail Maltsev: 3 GP 0-1-1, +2, 0 PIM, 0.00 SH%, 1.33 SH/GP, 64.71 FO%

Allsvenskan
Jesper Bratt: 7 GP 2-3-5, E, 4 PIM, 40.00 SH%, 0.71 SH/GP

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Marshall    170

Seen Bratt a bit. Had a good start to the season but I can also see where the "needs to work hard"-comments come from. Lots of skill however.

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Triumph    561

Looking forward to this thread, especially since I think there's so many good prospects now in the system.  At least they will put up decent offensive numbers.  And you always do great work adding the shot totals to these, it's so vital.

Checking the CBA, I do not believe that the Devils still have the rights to Artur Gavrus - they have his rights until the 4th June 1st after he was drafted, and he was drafted in 2012.

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DevilMinder    356

I am looking forward to see if Sissons can step up, he had some nice poise and if he fills in will be a nice Dman I think.

 

Thanks again for these threads TFG

 

 

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thefiestygoat    134
8 hours ago, LittleBallofHate said:

I saw this yesterday and meant to post it here - a thorough writeup by the amazing Feisty, I believe...  :evil:

http://www.allaboutthejersey.com/2016/10/11/13238096/new-jersey-devils-prospect-update-10-11-16

Thanks!

 

Wednesday 10/12
OHL
Mississauga defeated Guelph 11-3
Michael McLeod C: Goal, 3 Assists (1 PP), +4, 7 Shots, 18/30 Faceoffs
Season: 4 GP 1-6-7, +4, 0 PIM, 5.00 SH%, 5.00 SH/GP, 61.48 FO%

Nathan Bastian RW: 5 Assists (2 PP), +3, 4 Shots, 1/2 Faceoffs
Season: 4 GP 3-6-9, +4, 2 PIM, 21.43 SH%, 3.50 SH/GP, 50.00 FO%

-- The real highlight of the night was this fan jumping the glass and having a bit of a run around the ice!

MHL
SKA-1946 defeated MHC Spartak 3-2 (OT)
Mikhail Maltsev C: Assist (PP, on GWG), -1, 3 Shots, 13/26 Faceoffs
Season: 6 GP 1-3-4, +3, 0 PIM, 10.00 SH%, 1.67 SH/GP, 61.86 FO%

Allsvenskan
AIK defeated Mora IK 5-4 (SO)
Jesper Bratt LW: E, 13:00 TOI, Scored in SO
Season: 9 GP 2-3-5, E, 4 PIM, 28.57 SH%, 0.78 SH/GP, 13:07 ATOI

-- Listed as 3rd line LW. Got off to a hot start with 2 goals and 3 assists in his first 6 games, now without a point over the last 3. All of his points are at even strength so far.

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Didn't have time to do daily updates for the past week but here are the stats the other guys.

QMJHL
Brandon Gignac C (Shawinigan): 3 GP 0-4-4, -1, 0 PIM, 0.00 SH%, 4.67 SH/GP, 63.51 FO%

OHL
Colton White D (Sault Ste. Marie): 3 GP 0-1-1, -3, 2 PIM, 0.00 SH%, 2.67 SH/GP
Evan Cormier G (Saginaw): 3 GP 1-1-0-1, 2.94 GAA, .916 SV%, 2 Quality Starts, 1 Really Bad Start
-- I was critical of the Cormier pick and his numbers were a bit underwhelming last year. From watching him a bit this year, I can understand why the Devils are taking a chance on him. He has some tools (moves well, cuts down angles, quick reflexes) but struggles to perform consistently.

WHL
Colby Sissons D (Swift Current): 5 GP 1-3-4, +3, 2 PIM

NCAA
JD Dudek F (Boston College): 2 GP 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 0.00 SH%, 2.50 SH/GP
Brett Seney C (Merrimack): 1 GP 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 0.00 SH%, 1.00 SH/GP, 30.00 FO%
Joey Anderson RW (Minnesota Duluth): 4 GP 0-2-2, E, 0 PIM, 0.00 SH%, 3.25 SH/GP
Jeremy Davies D (Northeastern): 2 GP 0-0-0, -3, 0 PIM, 0.00 SH%, 1.50 SH/GP, 4 Blocks

KHL
Yegor Rykov D (SKA St. Petersburg): 17 GP 0-3-3, +5, 2 PIM, 0.00 SH%, 0.65 SH/GP, 14 Blocks, 12:36 ATOI
-- Nice to see him playing on a consistent basis for the team. I still have last week's game against CSKA on my DVR but haven't had the chance to watch it yet so I can't really provide any thoughts on him yet.

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dmann422    97

Obviously Mcleod will probably be the one people will be checking in on most- I'm wondering what a successful year looks like for him? Also, is he expected to be on the WJC roster?

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thefiestygoat    134

Thursday 10/13
OHL
Sault Ste. Marie defeated Peterborough 5-4 (SO)
Colton White D: -1, 4 Shots
Season: 4 GP 0-1-1, -4, 2 PIM, 0.00 SH%, 3.00 SH/GP

KHL
SKA St. Petersburg defeated Dinamo Riga 4-1
Yegor Rykov D: +1, 1 Shot, 3 Blocks, 13:37 TOI
Season: 18 GP 0-3-3, +6, 2 PIM, 0.00 SH%, 0.67 SH/GP, 17 Blocks, 12:39 ATOI

MHL
SKA-1946 defeated MHC Spartak 5-2
Mikhail Maltsev C: 2 Assists (1 SH), +2, 13/20 Faceoffs
Season: 7 GP 1-5-6, +5, 0 PIM, 9.09 SH%, 1.57 SH/GP, 62.39 FO%

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thefiestygoat    134

Friday 10/14
QMJHL
Shawinigan defeated Halifax 6-3
Brandon Gignac C: Goal (PP), 3 Assists (1 PP), +1, 5 Shots, 13/24 Faceoffs, 2nd Star

OHL
Sault Ste. Marie defeated Kingston 4-1
Colton White D: Assist, +2, 2 Shots

Mississauga lost to Flint 5-4
Michael McLeod C: 3 Assists (2 PP), E, 4 Shots, 20/33 Faceoffs
Nathan Bastian RW: -3, 4 PIM (Roughing, Goaltender Interference, Game Misconduct), 2 Shots

-- Bastian was ejected in 2nd period for removing his helmet.

Saginaw lost to Kitchener 6-2
Evan Cormier G: 21 Saves on 26 Shots in 45:49

NCAA
Merrimack lost to Clarkson 4-0
Brett Seney LW: E, 2 PIM (Slashing), 0/1 Faceoff

Boston College lost to Wisconsin 3-1
JD Dudek F: Goal, +1, 1 Shot

Minnesota Duluth defeated Notre Dame 4-3
Joey Anderson RW: 2 Assists (1 PP), +1, 2 Shots

Northeastern tied Bentley 1-1
Jeremy Davies D: -1, 3 Shots

Allsvenskan
AIK defeated VIK Hockey 2-1 (OT)
Jesper Bratt LW: Goal, +1, 2 Shots, 15:17 TOI

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thefiestygoat    134
On 10/13/2016 at 11:26 AM, dmann422 said:

Obviously Mcleod will probably be the one people will be checking in on most- I'm wondering what a successful year looks like for him? Also, is he expected to be on the WJC roster?

I'm bad with pulling numbers out for projections but I guess over 1.3 points per game with an average of 4+ shots per game would be awesome. Pension Plan Puppets did an early preview back in January of the Canada WJC team and they liked his chances to make it.

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Marshall    170

Bratt's breakaway goal was nice. Dman hit him with long outlet between the D on the far blue and he deked out the goalie.

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thefiestygoat    134

Saturday 10/15
OHL
Mississauga defeated Saginaw 3-2 (OT)
Michael McLeod C: Assist, +2, 2 Shots, 19/29 Faceoffs
Nathan Bastian RW: Goal (GWG), +2, 2 Shots, 1/3 Faceoffs, 1st Star
Evan Cormier G: 39 Saves on 42 Shots in 60:26, 2nd Star

WHL
Swift Current defeated Kelowna 5-1
Colby Sissons D: Goal (PP), Assist (PP), -1

NCAA
Merrimack lost to St. Lawrence 4-1
Brett Seney C: Assist (PP), -2, 2 PIM (Slashing), 2 Shots, 6/10 Faceoffs

Minnesota Duluth lost to Notre Dame 3-1
Joey Anderson RW: Assist, -1, 1 Shot, 1/2 Faceoffs

Northeastern defeated Bentley 7-3
Jeremy Davies D: +2, 6 Shots

Sunday 10/16
QMJHL
Shawinigan defeated Moncton 2-1
Brandon Gignac C: E, 2 PIM (Slashing), 2 Shots, 13/25 Faceoffs

OHL
Sault Ste. Marie defeated Ottawa 4-1
Colton White D: +2, 7 PIM (Cross Checking, Fighting), 3 Shots

NCAA
Boston College defeated Wisconsin 8-5
JD Dudek F: -1, 3 Shots

KHL
SKA St. Petersburg defeated Vityaz 5-1
Yegor Rykov D: +1, 1 Shot, 3 Blocks, 14:26 TOI

VHL
SKA-Neva lost to Rubin 3-0
Mikhail Maltsev C: -1, 1 Shot, 5/9 Faceoffs, 9:39 TOI

Allsvenskan
AIK lost to Tingsryds AIF 5-2
Jesper Bratt LW: Assist, E, 1 Shot, 17:52 TOI

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thefiestygoat    134

Tuesday 10/18
WHL
Swift Current defeated Prince George 5-4 (OT)
Colby Sissons D: 2 Assists (PP), +1

KHL
SKA St. Petersburg defeated Sibir 2-1 (OT)
Yegor Rykov D: -1, 2 Shots, 1 Block, 12:59 TOI
Season: 20 GP 0-3-3, +6, 2 PIM, 0.00 SH%, 0.75 SH/GP, 21 Blocks, 12:45 ATOI

VHL
SKA-Neva lost to Zauralie Kurgan 1-0
Mikhail Maltsev C: E, 5 Shots, 2/2 Faceoffs, 11:28 TOI
Season: 5 GP 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM, 0.00 SH%, 2.40 SH/GP, 72.34 FO%, 10:49 ATOI

Wednesday 10/19
QMJHL
Shawinigan defeated Quebec 6-0
Brandon Gignac C: Assist, +3, 1 Shot, 8/17 Faceoffs
Season: 6 GP 1-8-9, +3, 2 PIM, 4.55 SH%, 3.67 SH/GP, 57.86 FO%

OHL
Sault Ste. Marie lost to Sudbury 6-2
Colton White D: -2, 3 Shots
Season: 7 GP 0-2-2, -2, 9 PIM, 0.00 SH%, 2.86 SH/GP

WHL
Swift Current lost to Kamloops 5-4
Colby Sissons D: -3
Season: 8 GP 2-6-8, E, 2 PIM

-- The WHL site lists him with 7 assists which doesn't add up the boxscores.

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thefiestygoat    134

Thursday 10/20
OHL
Mississauga lost to Barrie 5-4 (SO)
Michael McLeod C: Assist, +1, 1 Shot, 26/33 Faceoffs, Stopped in SO
Season: 7 GP 1-11-12, +7, 0 PIM, 3.70 SH%, 3.86 SH/GP, 64.52 FO%

Nathan Bastian RW: Assist (PP), +1, 2 PIM (Check from Behind), 2 Shots, 0/1 Faceoff, Stopped in SO
Season: 7 GP 4-7-11, +4, 8 PIM, 20.00 SH%, 2.86 SH/GP, 40.00 FO%

KHL
SKA St. Petersburg defeated Metallurg Nk 6-0
Yegor Rykov D: Assist, +2, 1 Shot, 13:45 TOI
Season: 21 GP 0-4-4, +8, 2 PIM, 0.00 SH%, 0.76 SH/GP, 21 Blocks, 12:48 ATOI

VHL
SKA-Neva defeated Chelmet Chelyabinsk 4-2
Mikhail Maltsev C: Assist, E, 2 Shots, 2/6 Faceoffs, 12:19 TOI
VHL Season: 6 GP 0-1-1, -1, 2 PIM, 0.00 SH%, 2.33 SH/GP, 67.92 FO%, 11:04 ATOI
MHL Season: 7 GP 1-5-6, +5, 0 PIM, 9.09 SH%, 1.57 SH/GP, 62.39 FO%

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thefiestygoat    134

Friday 10/21
QMJHL
Shawinigan defeated Chicoutimi 2-0
Brandon Gignac C: Assist (PP), E, 2 PIM (Cross Checking), 3 Shots, 8/18 Faceoffs

OHL
Sault Ste. Marie lost to Flint 4-3 (OT)
Colton White D: -2, 1 Shot, Committed Penalty for Penalty Shot (Not Converted)

Mississauga defeated Niagara 6-5 (OT)
Michael McLeod C: +1, 2 PIM (Goaltender Interference), 2 Shots, 15/31 Faceoffs
Nathan Bastian RW: 2 Assists, +2, 2 Shots

Saginaw lost to London 5-1
Evan Cormier G: 23 Saves on 28 Shots

WHL
Swift Current lost to Victoria 9-2
Colby Sissons D: Assist (PP), -1

NCAA
Boston College defeated Colorado College 4-1
JD Dudek F: +1, 1 Shot

Merrimack defeated Colgate 4-3
Brett Seney F: E, 4 PIM (Hooking, Tripping), 1 Shot, 2/3 Faceoffs

Northeastern defeated Arizona State 5-2
Jeremy Davies D: +2, 2 PIM (Holding), 1 Shot

Saturday 10/22
QMJHL
Shawinigan defeated Baie-Comeau 4-1
Brandon Gignac C: E, 1 Shot, 13/19 Faceoffs

OHL
Sault Ste. Marie defeated Ottawa 4-3 (OT)
Colton White D: +1, 2 PIM (Tripping), 3 Shots

Saginaw defeated Kingston 3-2
Evan Cormier G: 31 Saves on 33 Shots, 3rd Star

WHL
Swift Current lost to Vancouver 2-1 (OT)
Colby Sissons D: E

NCAA
Boston College defeated Holy Cross 6-1
JD Dudek F: E, 2 PIM (Tripping), 2 Shots

Merrimack defeated Colgate 5-2
Brett Seney F: Goal, Assist, +2, 3 Shots, 2/4 Faceoffs, 1st Star

Northeastern defeated Arizona State 6-1
Jeremy Davies D: Goal (PP), Assist, +2, 6 Shots

NCAA Exhibition
Harvard tied Dartmouth 3-3
Alex Kerfoot C: Assist (PP), E, 2 PIM (Tripping), 2 Shots, 4/17 Faceoffs

Minnesota Duluth lost to USNTDP U18 2-1
Joey Anderson RW: E, 3 Shots

KHL
SKA St. Petersburg defeated Avangard 3-2 (SO)
Yegor Rykov D: +1, 13:25 TOI, 1 Block

VHL
SKA-Neva defeated Yuzhny Ural 5-2
Mikhail Maltsev F: E, 2 Shots, 19:25 TOI

Allsvenskan
AIK defeated IK Pantern 4-2
Jesper Bratt RW: +1, 2 PIM (Hooking), 17:00 TOI

Sunday 10/23
OHL
Mississauga lost to Kitchener 3-2 (OT)
Michael McLeod C: Assist, +2, 3 Shots, 19/28 Faceoffs
Nathan Bastian RW: Assist, +2, 1 Shot, 0/1 Faceoff

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thefiestygoat    134

Tuesday 10/25
NCAA
Boston College tied Merrimack 2-2
JD Dudek F: Assist, +1, 3 Shots
Season: 7 GP 1-1-2, +2, 4 PIM, 6.67 SH%, 2.14 SH/GP

Brett Seney LW: Assist (PP), E, 3 Shots, 0/3 Faceoffs
Season: 6 GP 1-4-5, E, 8 PIM, 10.00 SH%, 1.67 SH/GP, 41.94 FO%

KHL
SKA St. Petersburg defeated Slovan 6-1
Yegor Rykov D: -1, 2 Blocks, 13:21 TOI
Season: 23 GP 0-4-4, +8, 2 PIM, 0.00 SH%, 0.70 SH/GP, 24 Blocks, 12:51 ATOI

Allsvenskan
AIK lost to IK Oskarshamn 3-2
Jesper Bratt RW: Assist, E, 2 Shots, 16:54 TOI
Season: 13 GP 3-5-8, +2, 6 PIM, 25.00 SH%, 0.92 SH/GP, 14:14 ATOI

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thefiestygoat    134

Wednesday 10/26
VHL
SKA-Neva defeated Kristall 7-0
Mikhail Maltsev C: 3 Assists, +3, 2 Shots, 5/12 Faceoffs, 8:37 TOI
VHL Season: 8 GP 0-4-4, +2, 2 PIM, 0.00 SH%, 2.25 SH/GP, 63.08 FO%, 11:48 TOI
MHL Season: 7 GP 1-5-6, +5, 0 PIM, 9.09 SH%, 1.57 SH/GP, 62.39 FO%

Notes:
-- Yegor Rykov and Mikhail Maltsev were both named to the Russia U20 NT preliminary roster for the 4 Nations Tournament in Sweden.
-- Brandon Gignac has been named to the QMJHL roster for the upcoming Canada - Russia Series.
-- Evan Cormier, Blake Speers, and Michael McLeod have been named to the OHL roster for the upcoming Canada - Russia Series.

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vadvlfan    32

Fiesty, is Maltzev playing for 2 teams, & the difference between both leagues.

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