Wild Prospects Report - Jan. 18
Tuesday, 01.18.2011 / 3:08 PM / Minnesota Wild | Features
HOUSTON AEROS (24-18-1-3, 3rd in West Division) – The Aeros went 3-0-0-1 this past week, winning 4-2 at Rockford on Wednesday and 4-3 in a shootout at Chicago on Friday. Houston then came home for a pair of games vs. Grand Rapids, winning 2-1 on Saturday and falling 3-2 in a shootout on Sunday. RW Jon DiSalvatore (1-3=4) and D Maxim Noreau (0-4=4) led the squad with four points each while G Josh Tordjman posted two wins and a .925 SV%. Overall, LW Robbie Earl has totaled 29 points (12-17=29) to lead the Aeros while G Matt Hackett currently owns team bests in wins (10), goals against average (2.52) and save percentage (.912) . This week the Houston hosts Texas on Friday then plays at Lake Erie on Saturday and Toronto on Sunday.
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Canadian Hockey Leagues
LW Brett Bulmer - Kelowna (WHL): Second round pick (39th overall) in 2010 Draft tallied three assists in two games last week to bring his point total to 35 (14-21=35) in 42 WHL games. He ranks third on the team in points, tied for third in assists and fourth in goals.
D Josh Caron - Kamloops (WHL): The 2010 free agent signing played his first three games since suffering a broken collar bone on September 25. He is a +3 in five games on the season.
LW Kris Foucault - Calgary (WHL): The fourth round pick (103rd overall) in the 2009 Draft notched four assists in three games last week and now has five helpers in the past five contests. With 29 points (13-16=29), he ranks second among Hitmen in points and tied for third in goals.
D Colton Jobke - Kelowna (WHL): The 2010 free agent signing has seven points (1-6=7) through 35 games.
D Bjorn Krupp - Belleville (OHL): The 2009 free agent signing picked up an assist last week to bring his point total to eight (1-7=8) through 37 games.
RW Dylen McKinlay - Chilliwack (WHL): The seventh round pick (189th overall) in the 2010 NHL Draft owns four goals and nine assists in 26 games this season.
C Anthony Hamburg - Omaha (USHL): The seventh round pick (193rd overall) in the 2009 Draft has left Colgate University after playing seven games and notching three assists. He has joined Omaha of the USHL where he's played seven games and scored seven points (2-5=7).
LW Erik Haula - Minnesota (WCHA): The seventh round pick (182nd overall) in 2009 notched his team-leading 13th assist in a series against North Dakota last weekend. It was his first action since returning from the World Junior Championship where he represented Finland and scored four goals and three assists in six games.
D Sean Lorenz - Notre Dame (CCHA): Fourth round pick (115th overall) in 2008 picked up an assist last weekend to bring his point total to nine with four goals and five assists. He leads Notre Dame with a +20 rating.
D Kyle Medvec - Vermont (HE): Fourth round pick (102nd overall) in 2006 has a goal and two assists through 18 games this season.
F Jason Zucker - Denver (WCHA): Second round selection (59th overall) in 2010 Draft returned to Denver after representing the United States at the World Juniors where he scored a goal in four games. He posted three points over the weekend including a goal in both games. His ranks sixth in the nation with 16 goals and has added eight assits for 24 total points. He owns a +13 rating.
F Mikael Granlund - HIFK Helsinki (Finland): The first round selection (ninth overall) in 2010 racked up five assists and a +4 rating in three games last week. He has an assist in four straight games and now owns 18 points (3-15=18) in 19 games. He missed 21 games with an injury.
RW Johan Larsson - Brynas (Sweden): The second round selection (56th overall) in the 2010 Draft notched a goal and an assist for his first multi-point game in Elite League play this season. In 27 Elite League games, he owns a goal and three assists.
F Jere Sallinen - Blues Espoo (Finland): The sixth round selection (163rd overall) in the 2009 Draft picked up his fourth goal of the season and now owns 10 points in 36 games.
Dennis Endras - Augsberger (Germany): The 2010 free agent signing is was 1-1-0 last week to bring his record to 15-15-3 to go along with a 3.30 goals against average and a .895 save percentage.
Johan Gustafsson - VIK (Sweden): The sixth round pick (159th overall) in the 2010 Draft played his first game since the World Juniors and suffered a 3-2 overtime loss. He owns a 2.40 goals against average and a .910 save percentage.
Darcy Kuemper - Red Deer (WHL): The sixth round pick (161st overall) in 2009 was named the WHL Player of the Week after going 3-0-0 with two shutouts and just one goal against on 86 shots. For the week, he boasted a 0.32 goals against average and a .988 save percentage. He continues to lead the WHL in wins (28), goals against average (1.80), save percentage (.933) and shutouts (eight).