Predators Prospect Report

Thursday, 03.06.2008 / 5:08 PM / Features
By Jay Levin  - Nashville Predators
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Predators Prospect Report

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.

The NCAA conference playoffs start this weekend in the CCHA and ECAC. Mark Dekanich and Colgate will host St. Lawrence this weekend, Ryan Thang and Notre Dame earned a bye through the first weekend of the CCHA playoffs. The WCHA and Hockey East conferences still have one more week remaining before they start their post-season tournaments.

CANADIAN HOCKEY LEAGUE

POS

NAME

CLUB (LEAGUE)

GP

G

A

PTS

PIM

+/-

D

Jonathon Blum

Vancouver Giants (WHL)

58

15

40

55

44

23

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, 2nd in assists by a defenseman,
5th in goals by a defenseman; T-5th in entire CHL in points by a defenseman,
T-9th in entire CHL in assists by a defenseman, T-11th in entire CHL in goals by a defenseman

C

Mark Santorelli

Chilliwack Bruins (WHL)

66

24

69

93

38

8

Chilliwack has clinched a playoff spot in the Western Conference;
1st in WHL in assists, 2nd in WHL in points, 4th in entire CHL in assists,
T-14th in entire CHL in points

LW

Viktor Sjodin

Portland Winter Hawks (WHL)

34

6

6

12

46

-15

C

Nick Spaling

Kitchener Rangers (OHL)

50

34

32

66

16

11

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 (34), T-13th in game-winning goals (6)

 

GOALTENDERS

CLUB (LEAGUE)

GP

W

L

OT

GAA

SV%

Jeremy Smith

Plymouth Whalers (OHL)

40

23

13

4

2.86

.921

Plymouth has clinched a playoff spot in the Western Conference;
2nd in the OHL in save percentage, T-4th in shutouts (3), 7th in wins
10th 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)

29

3

9

12

41

-2

C

Blake Geoffrion

U. of Wisconsin (WCHA)

32

9

18

27

48

7

C

Ben Ryan

U. of Notre Dame (CCHA)

38

8

12

20

18

-3

D

Craig Switzer

New Hampshire (H-East)

32

6

13

19

51

8

LW

Ryan Thang

U. of Notre Dame (CCHA)

38

16

9

25

40

5

 

GOALTENDERS

CLUB (LEAGUE)

GP

W

L

T

GAA

SV%

Mark Dekanich

Colgate (ECACHL)

33

14

12

6

2.11

.924

1st in the NCAA in shutouts (6), 10th in goals against average, T-12th in save percentage;
Has 4 shutouts in last 11 games

 

EUROPE

POS

NAME

CLUB (LEAGUE)

GP

G

A

PTS

PIM

+/-

RW

Jonas Andersson

Karpat Oulu (FIN)

55

12

20

32

46

-2

C

Stanislav Balan

RI OKNA Zlin (CzRep)

46

2

6

8

46

2

D

Robert Dietrich

DEG Metro Stars (GER)

7

1

1

2

12

-2

LW

Konstantin Glazachev

Metallurg Novokuznetsk (RUS)

50

7

10

17

10

-5

C

Patric Hornqvist

Djurgardens IF Stockholm (SWE)

51

17

12

29

52

1

C

Petr Hubacek

HC Vitkovice Steel (CzRep)

40

10

7

17

89

-9

D

Denis Kulyash

CSKA Moscow (RUS)

53

9

12

21

79

6

D

Teemu Laakso

HIFK Helsinki (FIN)

53

3

7

10

40

7

D

Anton Lavrentiev

HK Chelny (RUS-3)

--

--

--

--

--

--

D

Andrei Mukhachev

Khimik Mytische (RUS)

47

6

14

20

63

17

LW

Konstantin Panov

Lada Togliatti (RUS)

52

11

17

28

26

-4

C

Denis Platonov

Metallurg Magnitogorsk (RUS)

57

16

11

27

74

4

D

Kirill Safronov

SKA St. Petersburg (RUS)

57

9

14

23

47

6

D

Richard Stehlik

Sparta Praha (CzRep)

10

0

0

0

20

0

C

Grigory Shafigulin

Ak Bars Kazan (RUS)

39

5

5

10

112

0

LW

Niko Snellman

Ilves Tampere Jr. (FIN-Jr.)

31

5

11

16

137

-1

C

Sergei Soin

Severstal Cherepovets (RUS)

52

8

11

19

22

5

 

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.)

31

14

13

--

2.98

.907

 

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