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Predators Prospect Report (Feb. 14)

Thursday, 02.14.2008 / 5:42 PM / Team
By Jay Levin  - Nashville Predators
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Predators Prospect Report (Feb. 14)

Each week NashvillePredators.com will update the progress of the organization’s prospects. Fans can also follow the progress of the team’s AHL affiliate, the Milwaukee Admirals, by checking out the weekly Admirals Report on NashvillePredators.com and by checking out MilwaukeeAdmirals.com.

Mark Dekanich kept his hot streak going, turning aside 49-of-50 shots in two games last weekend. Over his last five starts the Colgate netminder has made 121 saves while allowing just five goals for a 0.98 goals against average and a .960 save percentage.

Mark Santorelli also had a productive week picking up four assists in two games. Santorelli ranks second in the WHL in points and assists. In other CHL news, Nick Spaling's Kitchener Rangers not only own the best record in the Ontario Hockey League, but are ranked No. 1 in the CHL Top-10 rankings. Jonathon Blum's Vancouver Giants are ranked No. 8 in the Top-10 rankings.

 

CANADIAN HOCKEY LEAGUE

POS

NAME

CLUB (LEAGUE)

GP

G

A

PTS

PIM

+/-

D

Jonathon Blum

Vancouver Giants (WHL)

48

11

35

46

42

20

Vancouver has clinched a playoff spot and leads the B.C. Division of the Western Conference;
Blum ranks 2nd in WHL points by a defenseman, T-5th in goals by a defenseman,
T-5th in assists by a defenseman, T-10th in entire CHL in points by a defenseman,
T-12th in entire CHL in assists by a defenseman

C

Mark Santorelli

Chilliwack Bruins (WHL)

55

22

60

82

30

11

2nd in WHL in points, 2nd in assists, 4th in entire CHL in assists, 10th in entire CHL in points

LW

Viktor Sjodin

Portland Winter Hawks (WHL)

34

6

6

12

46

-15

C

Nick Spaling

Kitchener Rangers (OHL)

40

29

27

56

14

4

Kitchener has clinched a playoff spot and has the best record in the OHL;
2nd in OHL power-play goals (20), T-14th in game-winning goals (5), T-17th in goals

 

GOALTENDERS

CLUB (LEAGUE)

GP

W

L

OT

GAA

SV%

Jeremy Smith

Plymouth Whalers (OHL)

32

19

10

3

2.90

.918

3rd in the OHL in save percentage, T-4th in shutouts (3), 7th in wins
10th in goals against average

 

NCAA

POS

NAME

CLUB (LEAGUE)

GP

G

A

PTS

PIM

+/-

RW

Ryan Flynn

U. of Minnesota (WCHA)

25

3

7

10

33

0

C

Blake Geoffrion

U. of Wisconsin (WCHA)

26

8

16

24

28

7

C

Ben Ryan

U. of Notre Dame (CCHA)

32

8

11

19

8

0

D

Craig Switzer

New Hampshire (H-East)

26

5

11

16

45

8

LW

Ryan Thang

U. of Notre Dame (CCHA)

32

14

8

22

34

6

T-23rd in the NCAA in goals

 

GOALTENDERS

CLUB (LEAGUE)

GP

W

L

T

GAA

SV%

Mark Dekanich

Colgate (ECACHL)

27

11

10

5

2.02

.928

8th in the NCAA in goals against average;
Went 1-0-1 while stopping 49-of-50 shots last weekend, Over last 5 games
has posted a 0.98 GAA and .960 SV%

 

EUROPE

POS

NAME

CLUB (LEAGUE)

GP

G

A

PTS

PIM

+/-

RW

Jonas Andersson

Karpat Oulu (FIN)

42

11

13

24

42

-4

C

Stanislav Balan

RI OKNA Zlin (CzRep)

42

2

6

8

42

2

D

Robert Dietrich

DEG Metro Stars (GER)

6

1

1

2

12

-3

LW

Konstantin Glazachev

Metallurg Novokuznetsk (RUS)

44

7

9

16

8

-5

C

Patric Hornqvist

Djurgardens IF Stockholm (SWE)

42

16

11

27

52

3

Scored 2-3-5 with +3 rating in last 4 games.

C

Petr Hubacek

HC Vitkovice Steel (CzRep)

36

10

6

16

87

-8

D

Denis Kulyash

CSKA Moscow (RUS)

45

8

9

17

48

7

D

Teemu Laakso

HIFK Helsinki (FIN)

44

3

4

7

32

3

D

Anton Lavrentiev

HK Chelny (RUS-3)

--

--

--

--

--

--

D

Andrei Mukhachev

Khimik Mytische (RUS)

41

3

14

17

63

18

LW

Konstantin Panov

Lada Togliatti (RUS)

44

9

14

23

24

-4

C

Denis Platonov

Metallurg Magnitogorsk (RUS)

49

14

9

23

70

5

D

Kirill Safronov

SKA St. Petersburg (RUS)

49

8

12

20

38

7

D

Richard Stehlik

Sparta Praha (CzRep)

9

0

0

0

20

0

C

Grigory Shafigulin

Ak Bars Kazan (RUS)

36

5

4

9

112

-1

LW

Niko Snellman

Ilves Tampere Jr. (FIN-Jr.)

28

5

11

16

121

2

C

Sergei Soin

Severstal Cherepovets (RUS)

44

6

11

17

20

4

Scored 4-2-6 with +5 rating in last 9 games.

 

GOALTENDERS

CLUB (LEAGUE)

GP

W

L

T

GAA

SV%

Atte Engren

Kajaanin Hokki (FIN-2)

1

0

0

0

15.70

.692

 

Lukko Jr. (FIN-Jr.)

25

13

11

--

2.62

.914

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