Wild Prospects Report - Jan. 11
Tuesday, 01.11.2011 / 3:56 PM / Features
HOUSTON AEROS (21-18-1-2, 6th in West Division) – The Aeros went 2-1-0-0 this past week, shutting out Lake Erie 3-0, falling to San Antonio 4-0, and then beating San Antonio 3-1. LW Robbie Earl (1-2=3) and RW Jed Ortmeyer (0-3=3) led Houston with three points each. G Matt Hackett earned both wins, including his first pro shutout. Overall, the Aeros are 21-18-1-2, good for 45 points and sixth place in the West Division. Earl leads Houston with 26 points (11-15=16) and with G Anton Khudobin now in Minnesota, Hackett owns team bests in wins (9), GAA (2.58), and SV% (.909). The Aeros will play four games this week beginning Wednesday at Rockford. The squad then plays Friday at Chicago and hosts Grand Rapids on Saturday and Sunday. D Maxim Noreau was named to the AHL All Star Game for the second consecutive season.
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LW Brett Bulmer - Kelowna (WHL): Second round pick (39th overall) in 2010 Draft picked up a goal and an assist in three games last week to up his point total to 32. He ranks third on the Kelowna scoring charts with 14 goals and 18 assists in 40 games.
D Josh Caron - Kamloops (WHL): The 2010 free agent signing played two games and was a +4 before suffering a broken collar bone. He is expected to return to action in one or two weeks.
LW Kris Foucault - Calgary (WHL): The fourth round pick (103rd overall) in the 2009 Draft registered one assist in three games last week and now ranks tied for second on the Calgary scoring charts with 25 points (13-12=25).
D Colton Jobke - Kelowna (WHL): The 2010 free agent signing has seven points (1-6=7) through 33 games.
D Bjorn Krupp - Belleville (OHL): The 2009 free agent signing has a goal and six assists through 35 games this season.
RW Dylen McKinlay - Chilliwack (WHL): The seventh round pick (189th overall) in the 2010 NHL Draft posted a three-point night with two goals, including an OT game-winner on Sunday. He now has four goals and nine assists through 23 games this season.
C Anthony Hamburg - Colgate (ECAC): The seventh round pick (193rd overall) in the 2009 Draft has played eight games and owns three assists in his freshman season.
LW Erik Haula - Minnesota (WCHA): The seventh round pick (182nd overall) in 2009 finished the World Junior Championship with seven points and a team-leading four goals in six games for Finland. He ranked second on the team in scoring. Haula now returns to the Gophers where he ranks first in assists (12) and fourth in scoring.
D Sean Lorenz - Notre Dame (CCHA): Fourth round pick (115th overall) in 2008 scored goals in back-to-back nights over the weekend to set a career-high with four goals. He also has four assists to bring his point total to eight, which tops his previous combined totals from the last two years. He leads the Irish with a +18 rating.
D Kyle Medvec - Vermont (HE): Fourth round pick (102nd overall) in 2006 has a goal and two assists through 16 games this season.
F Jason Zucker - Denver (WCHA): Second round selection (59th overall) in 2010 Draft scored one goal in his second World Junior Championship, where he earned a bronze medal. He missed two games due to injury but returned to the lineup for a 4-1 loss to Canada in the tournament semifinal. Zucker now returns to Denver where he ranks first in the WCHA in League goals with 14. He has 21 points (14-7=21) through 20 games and a +11 rating.
F Mikael Granlund - HIFK Helsinki (Finland): The first round selection (ninth overall) in 2010 played three games last week and notched one assist. He now has 12 points (3-10=12) in 16 games. He recently returned to the lineup after missing 21 games due to injury.
RW Johan Larsson - Brynas (Sweden): The second round selection (56th overall) in the 2010 Draft posted a goal and three assists in six games at the World Juniors, where Sweden lost to the United States in the bronze medal game. He returned to Brynas of the Elite League and did not register a point in his first game back.
F Jere Sallinen - Blues Espoo (Finland): The sixth round selection (163rd overall) in the 2009 Draft has three goals and six assists through 33 games this season. He is a +5 on the year.
Dennis Endras - Augsberger (Germany): The 2010 free agent signing is was 1-1-1 last week to bring his record to 14-14-2 to go along with a 3.24 goals against average and a .897 save percentage.
Johan Gustafsson - VIK (Sweden): The sixth round pick (159th overall) in the 2010 Draft did not see any action at the World Junior Championships. He returns to VIK where he has posted a 2.36 goals against average and a .912 save percentage.
Darcy Kuemper - Red Deer (WHL): The sixth round pick (161st overall) in 2009 was 1-0-1 last week, giving up just one goal in each start. He continues to lead the WHL in every major goaltending category including wins (25), goals against average (1.93), save percentage (.928) and shutouts (six).