Wild Prospects Report - Feb. 1
Tuesday, 02.01.2011 / 3:03 PM / Minnesota Wild | Features
HOUSTON AEROS (28-19-1-3, T-1st in West Division) – The Aeros earned a pair of extra session wins last week, topping Syracuse 4-3 in overtime on Wednesday and Abbottsford 4-3 in a shootout on Friday. C Chad Rau led the squad with three points (0-3=3) while G Anton Khudobin stopped 41 of 47 shots to earn both victories. Overall, LW Robbie Earl owns 33 points (16-17=33) to lead the Aeros. Khudobin owns a team-best 15 wins while G Matt Hackett leads in goals against average (2.47) and save percentage (.913). D Maxim Noreau represented the Western Conference in the AHL All-Star Game on Monday. The West lost, 11-8. A reminder that the Aeros will be taking on the Peoria Rivermen at Xcel Energy Center on Sunday, February 13. Purchase your tickets here.
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Canadian Hockey Leagues
LW Brett Bulmer - Kelowna (WHL): Second round pick (39th overall) in 2010 Draft continued his hot streak by notching a goal and two assists in two games last week, running his scoring streak to nine games. He now owns 45 points (18-27=45) through 48 games and ranks second on the team in scoring.
D Josh Caron - Kamloops (WHL): The 2010 free agent signing has played 11 games this season and has 26 penalty minutes. He missed 41 games with a broken collar bone.
LW Kris Foucault - Calgary (WHL): The fourth round pick (103rd overall) in the 2009 Draft scored two goals last week to bring his point total to 33 (15-18=33) in 45 games. He ranks tied for second on the team in points.
D Colton Jobke - Kelowna (WHL): The 2010 free agent signing posted an assist and a +2 rating in three games last week. He now has a goal and seven assists and a +2 rating through 38 games.
D Bjorn Krupp - Belleville (OHL): The 2009 free agent signing picked up an assist in consecutive games last week to bring his point total to 10 (1-9=10), which is one shy of his total from all of last season.
RW Dylen McKinlay - Chilliwack (WHL): The seventh round pick (189th overall) in the 2010 NHL Draft notched an assist has four goals and 10 assists through 33 games this season.
C Anthony Hamburg - Omaha (USHL): The seventh round pick (193rd overall) in the 2009 Draft left Colgate University after playing seven games and notching three assists. He has joined Omaha of the USHL where he's played 11 games and scored 10 points (4-6=10). He had one point in all three games last week.
LW Erik Haula - Minnesota (WCHA): The seventh round pick (182nd overall) in 2009 was held without a point in a split with Alaska Anchorage. He co-leads the Gophers with 13 assists and ranks fourth in points with 16. He is a +6 on the year.
D Sean Lorenz - Notre Dame (CCHA): Fourth round pick (115th overall) in 2008 has four goals and six assists through 30 games. He is a +19 on the season which ranks secon on the team.
D Kyle Medvec - Vermont (HE): Fourth round pick (102nd overall) in 2006 has a goal and two assists through 22 games this season.
F Jason Zucker - Denver (WCHA): Second round selection (59th overall) in 2010 Draft had the weekend off last week. He ranks first in WCHA play and 10th in the nation with 17 goals. He has 26 points in 24 games and is a +13. He's twice been named the WCHA Freshman of the Week.
F Mikael Granlund - HIFK Helsinki (Finland): The first round selection (ninth overall) in 2010 notched his fourth goal of the season last week to bring his point total to 19 (4-15=19) in 25 games. He missed 21 games with an injury. On Saturday, Granlund's HIFK team will take on Jokerit in the first Finland Winter Classic at the Olympic Stadion in Helsinki.
RW Johan Larsson - Brynas (Sweden): The second round selection (56th overall) in the 2010 Draft scored his second Elite League goal of the season last week and now has five points (2-3=5) in 32 Elite level games. He had previously totaled 15 points (6-9=15) in 10 games with the Brynas junior team.
F Jere Sallinen - Blues Espoo (Finland): The sixth round selection (163rd overall) in the 2009 Draft has tallied four goals and six assists in 42 Finnish Elite League games.
Dennis Endras - Augsberger (Germany): The 2010 free agent signing won his only start last week to bring his record to 16-17-3 to go along with a 3.34 goals against average and a .892 save percentage.
Johan Gustafsson - VIK (Sweden): The sixth round pick (159th overall) in the 2010 Draft owns a goals against average of 2.41 and a save percentage of .910.
Darcy Kuemper - Red Deer (WHL): The sixth round pick (161st overall) in 2009 posted two more wins and yet another shutout last week in going 2-0-0. He now has 10 shutouts on the year while no other WHL goalie has more than four. He has won his last nine starts and leads the league in every goaltending category including: wins (33-8-3), goals against average (1.83), save percentage (.933) and shutouts. He has been named the CHL Goalie of the Week three times and the WHL Player of the Week once.