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Nashville Predators Prospect Report

Tuesday, 01.27.2015 / 5:00 PM / 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.

North american prospect scoring
(as of games played February 22, 2015)
Canadian hockey league
pos name club (league) gp g a pts pim +/-
D Aaron irving Edmonton (Whl) 54 6 5 11 47 -8
rw Justin Kirkland Kelowna (WHL) 50 21 30 51 25 31
Has 29 points (11g-18a) in his last 26 games for the rockets, who have a WHL-best 46-10-4 record.
lw tommy veilleux victoriaville (qmjhl) 31 10 4 14 82 5
Gatineau (qmjhl) 22 6 7 13 39 12
national collegiate athletic association
pos name club (league) gp g a pts pim +/-
d jack dougherty univ. of wisconsin (big ten) 26 2 7 9 25 -20
d teemu kivihalme colorado college (nchc) 29 4 4 8 10 -17
TIED for third among NCHC freshman in goals, and tied for fourth in points
rw Wade murphy univ. of North dakota (nchc) 12 0 1 1 6 1
c nick oliver st. cloud state (wcha) 30 2 2 4 26 -2
C zach stepan minnesota-mankato (wcha) 28 3 8 11 10 3
lw jimmy vesey harvard university (ecac) 26 20 20 40 13 16
HAS a point in 24 of Harvard's 26 games this season on 14 one-point games and 10 multi-point performances on the season.
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 6 0 1 1 6 -2
d Jonathan diaby cincinnati 2 0 1 1 2 -2
d Jaynen rissling cincinnati 27 1 2 3 72 -4
lw josh shalla cincinnati 51 17 23 40 18 -3
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
  • Having lost their last three games and five of their last six (1-4-2), the Milwaukee Admirals have slipped into a three-way tied for first in the Midwest Division with a 29-16-8 record. Sixty-six points is also tied for seventh in the entire American Hockey League. The Admirals 156 goals rank ninth in the AHL, while their 132 goals against rank eighth
  • At 14-5-5 (.688), the Ads have the best road point percentage in the League.
  • Goaltenders Marek Mazanec and Magnus Hellberg are tied for 10th in the AHL in shutouts (3). Hellberg is third in goals-against average (2.02) and tied for ninth save percentage (.925).
  • Colton Sissons has four goals in his last six games, and eight goals in his last 13 outings to move into the team lead in the category, and a tie for ninth in the AHL. Austin Watson is tied for 11th, one goal behind Sissons, while Viktor Arvidsson leads all rookies and is tied for 18th with 17 tallies.
  • Watson's eight game-winning goals is first in the AHL.
  • Viktor Arvidsson has 43 points – first on the team, tied for 10th in the AHL, and second among all rookie skaters. His 26 assists rank third among first-year players, while his goal total and power-play goal total (7) rank first, and his game-winning goal total is tied for third.
  • Pontus Aberg’s 15 goals are tied for fifth among rookies, while his five game-winning goals are tied for fourth.
  • Rookie and 2014 first-round pick Kevin Fiala has four goals in his last four games, and 12 points in just 14 AHL games played since coming over from Sweden.
  • Taylor Aronson is sixth among AHL defensemen in assists (25) and tied for 14th in points.
  • Defenseman and captain Joe Piskula is tied for fourth in the AHL in plus/minus rating (+20), while Miikka Salomaki is tied for seventh in the category among forwards (+15).
RW Kevin Henderson Texas Stars 35 1 5 6 -6 14
D Scott valentine Texas Stars 35 1 3 4 3 62
lw brendan leipsic milwaukee admirals 47 7 28 35 2 16
c austin Watson milwaukee admirals 53 18 12 30 3 24
rw viktor arvidsson milwaukee admirals 47 15 21 36 22 3
rw pontus aberg milwaukee admirals 47 15 9 24 4 14
d joe piskula milwaukee admirals 47 1 12 13 20 24
d anthony bitetto milwaukee admirals 47 2 23 25 9 62
c frederick gaudreau (R) milwaukee admirals 27 4 5 9 6 8
d Zach Budish milwaukee admirals 23 5 5 10 4 8
d garrett noonan (r) milwaukee admirals 37 4 5 9 6 15
c joe pendenza (r) milwaukee admirals 30 6 4 10 8 4
c mark van guilder milwaukee admirals 53 7 11 18 4 14
d taylor aronson milwaukee admirals 50 3 25 28 8 14
lw miikaa salomaki milwaukee admirals 38 7 11 18 15 30
lw Ian White milwaukee admirals 26 3 14 17 -3 21
c felix girard (R) milwaukee admirals 53 3 5 8 -7 47
c colton sissons milwaukee admirals 53 19 10 29 7 21
c Viktor Stalberg milwaukee admirals 16 7 6 13 1 12
c Rich clune milwaukee admirals 40 5 7 12 5 120
d johan alm (r) milwaukee admirals 21 0 5 5 -3 10
d michael liambas milwaukee admirals 36 4 2 6 3 119
d Kevin Fiala milwaukee admirals 14 6 6 12 0 6
d jonathan diaby milwaukee admirals 41 0 2 2 5 85
d Patrick Cehlin milwaukee admirals 4 0 0 0 1 2
d jimmy oligny milwaukee admirals 36 1 3 4 6 38
lw triston grant milwaukee admirals 51 10 8 18 -4 63
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) 36 6 7 13 8 8
rw max gortz frolunda (Shl) 48 13 11 24 6 8
frolunda (champions league) 6 4 5 9 0 4
lw vladislav kamenev magnitogorsk (khl)
40 6 3 9 10 -1
Third among khl junior players in goals and tied for fifth in points
d denis kulyash avangard omsk (KHL) 57 10 17 27 58 8
d teemu laakso vaxjo (SHL) 37 2 6 8 20 8
vaxjo (champions league) 6 1 1 2 4 1
d joonas jarvinen hk sochi (kHL) 38 0 1 1 57 -9
d joonas lyytinen kalpa (finland) 44 8 8 16 26 13
kalpa (champions League) 6 0 2 2 16 0
Tied for second among all SM-Liiga junior players in goals, and tied for fifth among under-20 skaters in points.
lw saku maenalanen karpat (finland) 20 4 1 5 2 2
Karpat (finland jr.) 6 2 6 8 2 -4
karpat (champions league)
3
0 0 0 0 -1
lahti (Finland) 8 1 0 1 0 -4
hokki (finland-2) 13 4 4 8 4 0
lw simon moser bern (switzerland) 25 5 2 7 10 2
bern (champions league) 2 0 0 0 0 -2
C emil pettersson timra (allsvenskan) 49 12 21 33 14 -4
Tied for 16th in both league points and assits
rw Juuso Puustinen hifk (finland) 38 12 6 18 16 8
hifk (champions league) 5 0 2 2 0 2
c grigory shafigulin magnitogorsk (khl) 9 0 0 0 14 1
Amur khabarovsk (KHL) 25 1 7 8 19 -11
c sergei soin dynamo moscow 39 3 6 9 30 2
c Mikko vainonen Saipa 12 0 0 0 8 -2
GOALTENDERS
Name club (league) gp w l ot gaa sv% so
g atte engren Atlant mytishchi (khl) 55 21 24 7 2.51 .915 2
g janne juvonen lahti (finland) 39 11 17 11 2.42 .921 3
Notched his third shutout of the season in a 3-0 win over saros' hpk squad and has a .938 save percentage in six games played this month.
g juuse saros hpk (finland) 40 11 14 15 2.04 .932 6
g magnus hellberg milwaukee admirals 26 14 5 4 2.02 .925 3
g marek mazanec milwaukee admirals 31 15 11 4 2.50 .908 3
* - season is complete, italics - Notes & not currently with club, + - injured, BOLD - Playoff Stats,

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