thefiestygoat Posted October 5, 2016 Share Posted October 5, 2016 (edited) 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) ------------------------ 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. ------------------------ 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 Edited October 5, 2016 by thefiestygoat 5 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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