Nashville Predators Prospect Report

Tuesday, 01.27.2015 / 4:00 PM CT / Features
By Kevin Wilson  - Nashville Predators
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Nashville Predators Prospect Report
Nashville Predators 2014-15 Prospect Scoring and Recap

Let's take a step back from the National Hockey League to look at some of the happenings amongst the Preds prospect pool from around the world.

Stats on the Predators primary developmental affiliate – the American Hockey League’s Milwaukee Admirals – can be found here. Stats for Nashville’s secondary affiliate, the ECHL’s Cincinnati Cyclones, can be found here.

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North american prospect scoring
(as of games played March 30, 2015)
Canadian hockey league
pos name club (league) gp g a pts pim +/-
D Aaron irving Edmonton (Whl) 65 6 7 13 58 -8
Edmonton (Whl) 3 0 0 0 0 -2
rw Justin Kirkland Kelowna (WHL) 50 21 30 51 25 31
Missed the final 15 games of the regular season and first two of the playoffs due to injury.
lw tommy veilleux victoriaville (qmjhl) 31 10 4 14 82 5
Gatineau (qmjhl) 29 8 8 16 55 13
Gatineau (qmjhl) 2 0 0 0 9 -1
national collegiate athletic association
pos name club (league) gp g a pts pim +/-
d jack dougherty univ. of wisconsin (big ten) 33 2 7 9 29 -25
d teemu kivihalme colorado college (nchc) 35 5 6 11 10 -19
rw Wade murphy univ. of North dakota (nchc) 15 0 1 1 6 1
c nick oliver st. cloud state (wcha) 40 3 2 5 34 -5
C zach stepan minnesota-mankato (wcha) 34 3 9 12 12 6
lw jimmy vesey harvard university (ecac) 37 32 26 58 21 23
Named the 2015 Walter brown award winner as new england's top college hockey player this week. Will find out thursday if he is one of three hobey hat trick finalists.
East Coast HOCKEY LEAGUE
pos name club (league) gp g a pts pim +/-
rw zach budish cincinnati 30 8 15 23 20 11
rw Garrett Noonan cincinnati 16 1 7 8 10 -1
d Jonathan diaby cincinnati 2 0 1 1 2 -2
d Jaynen rissling cincinnati 36 1 2 3 76 -4
lw josh shalla cincinnati 56 17 25 42 20 -6
d Mikko vainonen cincinnati 31 0 5 5 16 -8
d scott valentiMne idaho 12 0 6 6 20 5
american HOCKEY LEAGUE
POS NAME CLUB (LEAGUE) GP G A PTS +/- PIM
  • The Milwaukee Admirals have dropped 10 of their last 11 games (1-7-3), and are ranked third in the Midwest Division and eighth in the Western Conference at 32-25-11 (75 points).
  • Goaltender Marek Mazanec is tied for seventh in AHL shutouts (4), and tied for ninth in games played (41). Netminding partner Magnus Hellberg is tied for ninth in goals-against average (2.25).
  • Viktor Arvidsson, who has played the past five games with Nashville, departed the Admirals on March 20 as the team leader in points, as well as being tied for the AHL rookie lead, and tied for 10th among all AHL skaters in points (20g-31a-51pts). He was also second among all rookies in goals and fourth among first-year players in assists, as well as ranking second among rookies in power-play goals (7), and tied for fourth in game-winning goals (4). He also led the entire AHL in shots by 28 (237).
  • Austin Watson and Colton Sissons share the team lead in goals (23), putting them tied for ninth in the AHL. Watson is also tied for the AHL lead with eight game-winning goals (8).
  • Sissons has points (3g-4a) in six of his past eight games, while Watson has points (3g-3a) in five of his past six.
  • Rookie and 2014 first-round pick Kevin Fiala has 17 points in 27 AHL games played since coming over from Sweden midseason. He returned to the Admirals on Saturday after making his NHL debut last Tuesday vs. Montreal.
  • Taylor Aronson is tied for 10th among AHL defensemen in assists and is tied for third among blueliners in power-play assists (15).
  • Captain Joe Piskula is tied for third in the AHL in plus/minus rating (+23).
RW Kevin Henderson Texas Stars 48 5 5 10 -3 23
D Scott valentine Texas Stars 44 2 5 7 5 71
lw brendan leipsic milwaukee admirals 47 7 28 35 2 16
c austin Watson milwaukee admirals 68 23 16 39 0 30
rw viktor arvidsson milwaukee admirals 63 19 32 51 4 28
rw pontus aberg milwaukee admirals 62 16 14 30 -5 20
d joe piskula milwaukee admirals 59 1 14 15 23 26
d anthony bitetto milwaukee admirals 62 3 24 27 2 74
c frederick gaudreau (R) milwaukee admirals 37 4 6 10 2 12
d Zach Budish milwaukee admirals 37 6 6 12 2 16
d garrett noonan (r) milwaukee admirals 38 4 5 9 5 15
c joe pendenza (r) milwaukee admirals 44 9 9 18 2 6
c mark van guilder milwaukee admirals 68 10 13 23 -4 14
d taylor aronson milwaukee admirals 65 3 27 30 -6 16
lw miikaa salomaki milwaukee admirals 38 7 11 18 15 30
lw Ian White milwaukee admirals 34 3 16 19 4 13
c felix girard (R) milwaukee admirals 58 4 5 9 -9 49
c colton sissons milwaukee admirals 68 23 14 37 2 25
c Viktor Stalberg milwaukee admirals 20 11 6 17 0 14
c Rich clune milwaukee admirals 54 6 8 14 1 167
d johan alm (r) milwaukee admirals 36 0 10 7 -6 16
d michael liambas milwaukee admirals 46 5 2 7 3 128
d Kevin Fiala milwaukee admirals 27 9 8 17 -4 16
d jonathan diaby milwaukee admirals 47 0 2 2 1 94
d Patrick Cehlin milwaukee admirals 4 0 0 0 1 2
d jimmy oligny milwaukee admirals 49 1 3 4 0 46
lw triston grant milwaukee admirals 65 11 12 23 -6 111
C Gary Steffes milwaukee admirals 3 1 0 1 -6 0
F Eric Robinson milwaukee admirals 5 1 0 1 -2 2
D Scott ford milwaukee admirals 6 0 1 1 -2 7
european prospect scoring
pos name club (league) gp g a pts pim +/-
c kevin fiala hv-71 (shl) 20 5 9 14 14 -3
Hv-71 (champions league)
3 0 2 2 10 -1
lW konstantin glazachev dynamo moscow (khl) 37 6 8 14 10 8
dynamo moscow (khl) 2 0 0 0 0 0
rw max gortz frolunda (Shl) 53 14 14 28 6 8
frolunda (champions league) 6 4 5 9 0 4
frolunda (SHL) 8 2 1 3 0 1
lw vladislav kamenev magnitogorsk (khl)
41 6 3 9 10 -2
magnitogorsk (khl)
10 1 0 1 0 -1
d denis kulyash avangard omsk (KHL) 58 10 17 27 58 7
avangard omsk (KHL) 6 2 0 2 0 0
d teemu laakso vaxjo (SHL) 40 2 7 9 22 8
vaxjo (champions league) 6 1 1 2 4 1
vaxjo (SHL) 6 1 0 1 8 1
d joonas jarvinen hk sochi (kHL) 39 0 1 1 59 -8
hk sochi (kHL) 4 0 0 0 2 -3
d joonas lyytinen kalpa (finland) 47 8 9 17 26 12
kalpa (champions League) 6 0 2 2 16 0
kalpa (finland) 5 0 0 0 6 -2
lw saku maenalanen karpat (finland) 20 4 1 5 2 2
Karpat (finland jr.) 6 2 6 8 2 -4
karpat (champions league)
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0 0 0 0 -1
lahti (Finland) 8 1 0 1 0 -4
hokki (finland-2) 17 5 8 13 6 3
hokki (finland-2) 10 2 4 6 22 0
lw simon moser bern (switzerland) 28 5 2 7 18 1
bern (switzerland) 11 0 1 1 4 -2
bern (champions league) 2 0 0 0 0 -2
C emil pettersson timra (allsvenskan) 52 12 23 35 16 -5
Modo (SHL) 2 1 0 1 2 -2
Modo (Direktkval till shl) 4 1 3 4 0 3
rw Juuso Puustinen hifk (finland) 42 13 11 24 16 8
hifk (champions league) 5 0 2 2 0 2
hifk (Finland) 4 2 3 5 12 1
c grigory shafigulin magnitogorsk (khl) 9 0 0 0 14 1
Amur khabarovsk (KHL) 26 1 7 8 19 -12
c sergei soin dynamo moscow 40 3 6 9 30 2
dynamo moscow 11 3 2 5 8 3
c Mikko vainonen Saipa 14 0 1 1 12 1
Saipa 7 0 2 2 33 2
GOALTENDERS
Name club (league) gp w l ot gaa sv% so
g atte engren Atlant mytishchi (khl) 56 22 24 7 2.50 .915 2
g janne juvonen lahti (finland) 44 11 22 11 2.49 .920 3
g juuse saros hpk (finland) 46 13 17 16 2.14 .929 6
g magnus hellberg milwaukee admirals 34 15 9 5 2.25 .917 3
g marek mazanec milwaukee admirals 41 17 16 6 2.73 .899 4
* - season is complete, italics - Notes & not currently with club, + - injured, BOLD - Playoff Stats,

SCHEDULE
 

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS
 

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - ANA 82 51 24 7 228 221 109
2 y - STL 82 51 24 7 239 197 109
3 x - NSH 82 47 25 10 226 202 104
4 x - CHI 82 48 28 6 220 186 102
5 x - VAN 82 48 29 5 236 220 101
6 x - MIN 82 46 28 8 227 198 100
7 x - WPG 82 43 26 13 223 204 99
8 x - CGY 82 45 30 7 237 213 97
9 LAK 82 40 27 15 218 197 95
10 DAL 82 41 31 10 257 257 92
11 COL 82 39 31 12 209 223 90
12 SJS 82 40 33 9 224 226 89
13 EDM 82 24 44 14 193 276 62
14 ARI 82 24 50 8 165 267 56

STATS

2014-2015 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
F. Forsberg 6 4 2 1 6
C. Wilson 6 5 0 -1 5
J. Neal 6 4 1 0 5
C. Smith 6 2 3 2 5
M. Ribeiro 6 1 4 2 5
S. Jones 6 0 4 -6 4
R. Ellis 6 0 3 4 3
M. Cullen 6 1 1 -1 2
C. Jarnkrok 6 0 2 -2 2
C. Franson 5 0 2 1 2
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Rinne 2 4 2 .909 2.68