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 29, 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 won two of their last three games dating back to Wednesday at Lake Erie, and are ranked third in the Midwest Division and sixth in the Western Conference at 31-19-8 (70 points). The Admirals 147 goals against are tied for eighth in the AHL, while their 15-6-5 (.673), record on the road give them the AHL’s best road point percentage.
  • Goaltender Marek Mazanec is tied for seventh in AHL games played (36), and tied for fifth in shutouts (4). Netminding partner Magnus Hellberg is tied for sixth in goals-against average (2.13) and tied for 12th in shutouts (3).
  • Colton Sissons leads Milwaukee and is tied for 10th in the AHL in goals with 20.
  • Austin Watson leads all AHLers with eight game-winning goals (8).
  • Vitkor Arvidsson is second among rookies, and tied for 11th overall in points (47). He is also fourth among rookies and tied for 14th in the AHL in assists (29).
  • Viktor Arvidsson’s 18 goals are third-most among league rookies, while his seven power-play goals lead all first-year players. His four game-winning goals rank third.
  • Rookie and 2014 first-round pick Kevin Fiala has 13 points in 17 AHL games played since coming over from Sweden midseason.
  • Taylor Aronson is tied for sixth among AHL defensemen in assists (26) and tied for 14th in points (29). Anthony Bitetto is tied for 10th in blueliner assists (24).
  • Defenseman and captain Joe Piskula is tied for sixth in the AHL in plus/minus rating (+21).
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 58 18 12 30 1 24
rw viktor arvidsson milwaukee admirals 47 15 21 36 22 3
rw pontus aberg milwaukee admirals 52 15 9 24 1 14
d joe piskula milwaukee admirals 49 1 13 14 21 24
d anthony bitetto milwaukee admirals 52 2 24 26 8 64
c frederick gaudreau (R) milwaukee admirals 29 4 5 9 5 8
d Zach Budish milwaukee admirals 27 5 5 10 4 12
d garrett noonan (r) milwaukee admirals 38 4 5 9 5 15
c joe pendenza (r) milwaukee admirals 34 7 4 11 5 4
c mark van guilder milwaukee admirals 58 7 11 18 -1 14
d taylor aronson milwaukee admirals 55 3 26 29 1 14
lw miikaa salomaki milwaukee admirals 38 7 11 18 15 30
lw Ian White milwaukee admirals 31 3 15 18 3 13
c felix girard (R) milwaukee admirals 58 4 5 9 -9 49
c colton sissons milwaukee admirals 58 20 10 30 7 25
c Viktor Stalberg milwaukee admirals 20 11 6 17 0 14
c Rich clune milwaukee admirals 44 5 7 12 3 167
d johan alm (r) milwaukee admirals 26 0 7 7 -6 12
d michael liambas milwaukee admirals 38 4 2 6 3 119
d Kevin Fiala milwaukee admirals 19 6 7 13 -3 8
d jonathan diaby milwaukee admirals 43 0 2 2 3 90
d Patrick Cehlin milwaukee admirals 4 0 0 0 1 2
d jimmy oligny milwaukee admirals 41 1 3 4 2 42
lw triston grant milwaukee admirals 56 10 8 18 -6 103
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
rw max gortz frolunda (Shl) 53 14 14 28 6 8
frolunda (champions league) 6 4 5 9 0 4
lw vladislav kamenev magnitogorsk (khl)
41 6 3 9 10 -2
magnitogorsk (khl)
5 1 0 1 0 0
Finished the regular season ranked third among khl junior players in goals and tied for fifth in points.
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
d joonas jarvinen hk sochi (kHL) 39 0 1 1 59 -8
d joonas lyytinen kalpa (finland) 47 8 9 17 26 12
kalpa (champions League) 6 0 2 2 16 0
Received an opening-round bye in the sm-liiga playoffs after finishing sixth in the regular season...finished tied for fifth among all sm-liiga junior players in goals, and tied for sixth 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) 17 5 8 13 6 3
lw simon moser bern (switzerland) 28 5 2 7 18 1
bern (switzerland) 4 0 1 1 2 -1
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
Finished the allsvenskan season tied for 12th in League assists, and tied for 16th in points before joining modo for the stretch run
rw Juuso Puustinen hifk (finland) 42 13 11 24 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) 26 1 7 8 19 -12
c sergei soin dynamo moscow 40 3 6 9 30 2
dynamo moscow 6 2 2 4 6 4
c Mikko vainonen Saipa 14 0 1 1 12 1
play hifk in the opening round of the sm-liiga playoffs
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
Play karpat in the opening round of the sm-liiga playoffs...finished the regular season ranked fifth in minutes played (2651:51)
g juuse saros hpk (finland) 46 13 17 16 2.14 .929 6
Play Vaasan sport in the opening round of the SM-liiga playoffs.
g magnus hellberg milwaukee admirals 27 14 6 4 2.13 .921 3
g marek mazanec milwaukee admirals 36 17 13 4 2.48 .908 4
* - season is complete, italics - Notes & not currently with club, + - injured, BOLD - Playoff Stats,

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