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Predators Prospect Report (Feb. 28)

Thursday, 02.28.2008 / 6:17 PM / Features
By Jay Levin  - Nashville Predators
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Predators Prospect Report (Feb. 28)

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.

A trio of Canadian Juniors highlight this week's prospect report. Forward Mark Santorelli picked up five points in four games last week to improve to 91 points on the season. Santorelli is tied for eighth in the entire Canadian Hockey League (WHL, OHL, and QMJHL) in points and ranks second in the entire CHL in assists with 67. OHL goaltender Jeremy Smith went 1-0-1 in two games last week. Smith ranks tied for second in the entire CHL with a .921 save percentage this season. OHL forward Nick Spaling recorded four goals, five points, and a +3 rating in three games last week.

In NCAA action, Blake Geoffrion recorded a goal and an assist in two games last weekend, while over in Europe Sergei Soin netted a pair of goals in two games last week. Soin has scored six goals and eight points with a +7 rating in his last 14 games after opening the season with two goals and 11 in his first 35 games.

CANADIAN HOCKEY LEAGUE

POS

NAME

CLUB (LEAGUE)

GP

G

A

PTS

PIM

+/-

D

Jonathon Blum

Vancouver Giants (WHL)

56

14

39

53

44

25

Vancouver has clinched a playoff spot and is tied for the most points in the WHL;
Blum ranks 2nd in WHL points by a defenseman, T-3rd in goals by a defenseman,
T-4th in assists by a defenseman, T-18th in WHL in plus-minus rating; T-8th in entire
CHL in points by a defenseman, T-10th in entire CHL in goals by a defenseman,
T-11th in entire CHL in assists by a defenseman

C

Mark Santorelli

Chilliwack Bruins (WHL)

64

24

67

91

36

8

Chilliwack has clinched a playoff spot in the Western Conference;
1st in WHL in assists, 2nd in WHL in points, 2nd in entire CHL in assists,
T-8th in entire CHL in points

LW

Viktor Sjodin

Portland Winter Hawks (WHL)

34

6

6

12

46

-15

C

Nick Spaling

Kitchener Rangers (OHL)

47

33

31

64

14

10

Kitchener has clinched a playoff spot and has the best record in the OHL;
2nd in OHL power-play goals (22), T-13th in goals (33), T-11th in game-winning goals (6)

 

GOALTENDERS

CLUB (LEAGUE)

GP

W

L

OT

GAA

SV%

Jeremy Smith

Plymouth Whalers (OHL)

37

22

11

3

2.82

.921

Plymouth has clinched a playoff spot in the Western Conference;
T-2nd in the OHL in save percentage, T-4th in shutouts (3), T-6th in wins
9th in goals against average; T-2nd in entire CHL in save percentage

 

NCAA

POS

NAME

CLUB (LEAGUE)

GP

G

A

PTS

PIM

+/-

RW

Ryan Flynn

U. of Minnesota (WCHA)

27

3

7

10

29

-1

C

Blake Geoffrion

U. of Wisconsin (WCHA)

30

9

18

27

40

7

C

Ben Ryan

U. of Notre Dame (CCHA)

36

8

11

19

16

-2

D

Craig Switzer

New Hampshire (H-East)

30

5

12

17

47

7

LW

Ryan Thang

U. of Notre Dame (CCHA)

36

15

8

23

40

7

T-24th in the NCAA in goals

 

GOALTENDERS

CLUB (LEAGUE)

GP

W

L

T

GAA

SV%

Mark Dekanich

Colgate (ECACHL)

31

14

11

5

2.02

.928

1st in the NCAA in shutouts (6), 5th in save percentage, 7th in goals against average;
Over last 6 games is 4-1-1 with a 1.48 GAA and .944 SV%,
Has 4 shutouts in last 9 games

 

EUROPE

POS

NAME

CLUB (LEAGUE)

GP

G

A

PTS

PIM

+/-

RW

Jonas Andersson

Karpat Oulu (FIN)

54

12

20

32

46

-1

C

Stanislav Balan

RI OKNA Zlin (CzRep)

46

2

6

8

46

2

D

Robert Dietrich

DEG Metro Stars (GER)

6

1

1

2

12

-3

LW

Konstantin Glazachev

Metallurg Novokuznetsk (RUS)

48

7

10

17

10

-5

C

Patric Hornqvist

Djurgardens IF Stockholm (SWE)

47

17

12

29

52

3

C

Petr Hubacek

HC Vitkovice Steel (CzRep)

40

10

7

17

89

-9

D

Denis Kulyash

CSKA Moscow (RUS)

50

9

10

19

54

6

D

Teemu Laakso

HIFK Helsinki (FIN)

49

3

7

10

40

6

D

Anton Lavrentiev

HK Chelny (RUS-3)

--

--

--

--

--

--

D

Andrei Mukhachev

Khimik Mytische (RUS)

46

5

14

19

63

17

LW

Konstantin Panov

Lada Togliatti (RUS)

49

10

15

25

26

-4

C

Denis Platonov

Metallurg Magnitogorsk (RUS)

55

16

11

27

72

4

D

Kirill Safronov

SKA St. Petersburg (RUS)

55

9

14

23

47

6

D

Richard Stehlik

Sparta Praha (CzRep)

10

0

0

0

20

0

C

Grigory Shafigulin

Ak Bars Kazan (RUS)

37

5

5

10

112

0

LW

Niko Snellman

Ilves Tampere Jr. (FIN-Jr.)

29

5

11

16

125

0

C

Sergei Soin

Severstal Cherepovets (RUS)

49

8

11

19

22

5

Scored 6-2-8 with +7 rating in last 14 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.)

29

13

13

--

2.90

.907



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