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Nashville Predators Prospect Report

Friday, 02.5.2016 / 10:00 AM CT / Features
By Kevin Wilson  - Nashville Predators
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Nashville Predators Prospect Report

Let's take a step back from the NHL to look at some of the happenings among 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 1, 2016)
Canadian hockey league
pos name club (league) gp g a pts pim +/-
D Alexandre Carrier Gatineau (QMJhl) 41 7 20 27 36 8
D Jack Dougherty Portland (WHL) 37 8 21 29 51 4
First among WHL rookie defensemen in points. also seventh among all rookies, and 11th among all blueliners in points... has 34 points (7g-27a) in his last 35 games.
D Aaron Irving Edmonton (WHL) 51 5 17 22 59 5
RW Justin Kirkland Kelowna (WHL) 47 20 21 41 53 11
Has 33 points (15g-18a) in his last 32 games for the whl's best team.
C Anthony Richard Val-d'Or (QMJHL) 48 34 41 75 33 30
has 15 points (8g-7a) during a nine-game point streak... second in qmjhl in points, tied for third in goals, and tied for seventh in assists.
C Yakov Trenin Gatineau (QMJHL) 42 18 22 40 39 1
has reached the scoresheet in 24 of his last 29 games, amassing 16 goals and 19 assists in that span
United states Hockey League
pos name club (league) gp w l OT GAA SV% SO
G Evan Smith Sioux city (ushl) 5 3 2 0 3.05 .904 0
Saskatoon (whl) 7 2 5 0 4.01 .879 0
national collegiate athletic association
pos name club (league) gp g a pts pim +/-
d teemu kivihalme colorado college (nchc) 26 3 10 13 24 -16
C Tyler Moy Harvard (ECAC) 20 6 9 15 14 1
currently on a four-game point streak (2g-4a)
c Thomas Novak Minnesota (Big 10) 19 2 12 14 0 7
Has 14 points (1g-13a) in his last 16 games... tied for fourth among big ten skaters in assists.
C zach stepan minnesota-mankato (wcha) 21 5 6 11 12 5
recorded a season-high three points/two goals on friday vs. st. cloud state
lw jimmy vesey harvard (ecac) 20 16 16 32 6 10
Has points in 17 of harvard's 20 games this season... saw a nine-game point streak (10g-8a-18pts) in the opening round of the beanpot tournament on monday... is second among all ncaa skaters in points per game (1.60), 13th in assists per game (0.80), and third in goals per game (.80)
East Coast HOCKEY LEAGUE
pos name club (league) gp g a pts pim +/-
d Jonathan diaby cincinnati 17 0 1 1 11 1
Rw Max Gortz cincinnati 1 0 0 0 0 0
D Garrett Noonan cincinnati 29 3 14 17 37 10
RW Jaynen rissling cincinnati 10 1 0 1 18 1
american HOCKEY LEAGUE
POS NAME CLUB (LEAGUE) GP G A PTS +/- PIM
  • the Milwaukee Admirals commence their post-All-Star break schedule with a two-game trip to California to play Bakersfield (Friday) and San Diego (Saturday) before another five-day break in their game schedule.
  • The team’s lone game in a 12-day span between Jan. 30-Feb. 4 came on Saturday as the Admirals defeated Grand Rapids 7-3 to extend their point streak to five games (4-0-1). Kevin Fiala – in his first game since being reassigned from Nashville – Cody Hodgson and Pontus Aberg all had one goal and one assist. Fiala has 14 points (5g-9a) in his last 14 AHL games, while Hodgson has five points (2g-3a) in five games since being sent to Milwaukee.
  • With a 27-13-3 record (57pts., .663 winning percentage), Milwaukee is ranked second in the Central Division, third in the Western Conference and fifth in the entire league.
  • Milwaukee has given up the sixth-fewest goals in the AHL (112), and its power play is eighth-best in the AHL at 19.7 percent.
  • At the AHL All-Star Classic on Sunday and Monday in Syracuse, N.Y., Admirals Head Coach Dean Evason led the Central Division to the All-Star Challenge title. The team included Predators prospect Frederick Gaudreau, and Vladislav Kamenev was selected to the game, but was unable to participate due to injury.
  • Milwaukee is a perfect 5-0 in games that are decided by a shootout. That’s the most shootout wins in the AHL, and makes them one of seven teams to remain perfect in the shootout. Kevin Fiala has a league-high four shootout goals and three shootout- deciding markers, on five attempts.
  • Kamenev had five points (2g-3a) in his first three games since returning from the World Junior Championship where he captained Russia to a silver medal, but is now sidelined with a lower-body injury.
  • Max Gortz is tied for ninth among all rookies in points.
  • Pontus Aberg is tied for third in the AHL in game-winning goals (5), while Gortz is tied for ninth (4).
  • Max Reinhart is tied for the League lead in shorthanded goals (3).
  • Defenseman Taylor Aronson has seven points (1g-6a) in his last seven games played, and is tied for eighth among AHL blueliners in power-play assists (10).
  • Defenseman Stefan Elliott – acquired recently from Arizona – has four points (2g-2a) in his first four games with the Admirals.
  • Marek Mazanec is 3-0-1 with a pair of shutouts in his last four starts, and finished the month of January with a 1.98 goals- against average and a .922 save percentage in six appearances. He is now tied for seventh among all AHL netminders in goals- against average, eighth in save percentage, and tied for fifth in shutouts.
  • Goalie Juuse Saros leads all rookies – and is tied for seventh in the AHL – in wins, while ranking first among AHL rookies in goals-against average and save percentage. He is a league-best eight-for-eight on shootout attempts with two victories in the situation.
  • ESPN.com recently updated their Top 50 prospect rankings, with Fiala coming in at No. 8, Kamenev at No. 12, and Saros being named the top-ranked goaltending prospect.
RW Pontus Aberg Milwaukee Admirals 41 13 4 17 -6 6
D Conor Allen Milwaukee Admirals 31 1 5 6 -5 52
D Johan Alm Milwaukee Admirals 28 0 2 2 -5 16
D Taylor Aronson Milwaukee Admirals 34 3 16 19 -1 4
RW Viktor Arvidsson Milwaukee Admirals 17 8 10 18 6 6
C Cody Bass Milwaukee Admirals 21 1 4 5 4 50
D Victor Bartley Milwaukee Admirals 14 0 1 1 -7 10
D Anthony Bitetto Milwaukee Admirals 6 1 3 4 -1 27
RW Zach BUdish Milwaukee Admirals 4 0 2 2 -5 16
D Jonathan Diaby Milwaukee Admirals 5 0 0 0 -1 21
LW Jamie Devane Milwaukee Admirals 39 4 4 8 -5 46
d Stefan elliott Milwaukee Admirals 4 2 2 4 5 8
LW Kevin Fiala Milwaukee Admirals 35 7 16 23 -13 50
C Frederick Gaudreau Milwaukee Admirals 42 9 18 27 -5 27
C Felix Girard Milwaukee Admirals 43 4 8 12 3 22
RW Max Gortz Milwaukee Admirals 39 9 18 27 4 14
D Petter Granberg Milwaukee Admirals 6 0 1 1 1 4
C Vladislav Kamenev Milwaukee Admirals 27 8 11 19 -4 18
LW Zac Larraza Milwaukee Admirals 10 2 1 3 0 0
C Matt Leitner Milwaukee Admirals 1 0 0 0 0 0
RW Steve Moses Milwaukee Admirals 16 2 5 7 2 6
D Patrick Mullen Milwaukee Admirals 5 0 0 0 4 0
D Trevor Murphy Milwaukee Admirals 28 5 8 13 3 29
D Kristian Nakyva Milwaukee Admirals 38 1 5 6 -8 22
D Garrett noonan Milwaukee Admirals 14 0 1 1 -1 8
D Jimmy Oligny Milwaukee Admirals 41 3 9 12 14 37
RW Adam Payerl Milwaukee Admirals 41 7 13 20 -2 62
C Joe Pendenza Milwaukee Admirals 22 2 0 2 -1 6
F Max Reinhart
Milwaukee Admirals 42 11 9 20 8 20
F Eric Robinson
Milwaukee Admirals 5 3 1 4 3 0
LW MiikKa Salomaki Milwaukee Admirals 4 1 1 2 -3 4
rW Vinny Saponari
Milwaukee Admirals 11 0 3 3 3 -3
C Colton Sissons Milwaukee Admirals 25 5 7 12 -5 27
F Matt White Milwaukee Admirals 22 5 6 11 -6 4
european prospect scoring
pos name club (league) gp g a pts pim +/-
lW konstantin glazachev dynamo moscow (khl) 3 1 1 2 0 3
Spartak Moscow (khl) 38 15 16 31 16 9
D Joonas Jarvinen HIFK (KHL) 37 2 11 13 36 13
D Denis Kulyash Avangard Omsk (KHL) 39 5 9 14 65 4
D Joonas Lyytinen Kalpa (Finland) 45 2 6 8 20 -4
LW Saku Maenalanen Karpa (Finland) 43 5 9 14 14 7
LW Simon Moser Bern (Switzerland) 45 15 17 32 40 -8
C Emil Pettersson MODO (SHL) 40 9 11 20 26 -5
C Grigory Shafigulin Spartak Moscow (KHL) 33 0 4 4 82 -7
C Sergei Soin Salavat Yulaev Ufa (KHL) 43 4 7 11 51 4
D Scott Valentine Krefeld (Germany) 33 5 3 8 91 -3
GOALTENDERS
Name club (league) gp w l ot gaa sv% so
g janne juvonen lahti (finland) 22 12 6 3 2.38 .922 0
peliitat (finland-2) 1 - - - 3.69 .886 0
g Marek Mazanec Milwaukee Admirals 23 12 8 3 2.36 .919 3
g Juuse Saros milwaukee admirals 20 15 5 0 2.49 .916 1
g Karel Vejmelka SK Horacka Slavia Trebic 36 18 18 0 2.65 .918 0
HC Pardbice (czech) 1 1 0 0 1.36 .933 0
Hc kometa brno (Czech) 5 3 2 0 1.47 .941 1
* - season is complete, italics - deNotes not currently with club, + - injured, BOLD - Playoff Stats,
SMASHVILLE CENTRAL

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STANDINGS
 

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 CHI 55 35 16 4 153 127 74
2 DAL 52 33 14 5 169 137 71
3 STL 54 29 17 8 128 128 66
4 LAK 51 31 17 3 135 117 65
5 SJS 50 27 19 4 145 132 58
6 COL 54 27 23 4 146 148 58
7 ANA 50 25 18 7 111 115 57
8 NSH 52 24 20 8 130 137 56
9 MIN 51 23 19 9 126 122 55
10 ARI 52 24 22 6 138 161 54
11 VAN 51 20 19 12 119 138 52
12 CGY 50 22 25 3 130 147 47
13 WPG 51 22 26 3 132 148 47
14 EDM 52 21 26 5 130 151 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Josi 52 10 27 -4 37
S. Weber 52 13 20 -6 33
J. Neal 52 18 13 16 31
M. Ribeiro 52 6 25 1 31
F. Forsberg 52 14 16 -9 30
M. Ekholm 52 6 16 1 22
R. Ellis 51 6 15 0 21
C. Smith 52 11 6 -1 17
C. Wilson 36 4 12 0 16
C. Jarnkrok 51 8 7 -3 15
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Rinne 19 17 7 .903 2.51
C. Hutton 5 2 1 .916 2.36