Wild Prospects Report - Feb. 8
Tuesday, 02.08.2011 / 2:42 PM / Features
HOUSTON AEROS (29-19-1-3, T-1st in West Division) – The Aeros won its only game last week, downing the Texas Stars 4-1 on Friday. C Patrick O’Sullivan scored twice, including the GWG. D Maxim Noreau also had a two point night (1-1=2) while G Anton Khudobin made 30 saves. Overall, LW Robbie Earl leads Houston with 33 points (16- 17=33). Khudobin has posted a team-best 16 wins and G Matt Hackett leads with a 2.47 GAA. Each net minder owns a .913 SV%. The Aeros will play four times this week: Tuesday at Texas, Wednesday at Rockford, Friday at Peoria, and Sunday vs. Peoria at Xcel Energy Center. Purchase your tickets here.
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Canadian Hockey Leagues
LW Brett Bulmer - Kelowna (WHL): Second round pick (39th overall) in 2010 Draft registered one assist in three games last week, bringing his season point total to 46 (18-28=46) in 51 games.
D Josh Caron - Kamloops (WHL): The 2010 free agent signing has played 14 games this season and has no points with 28 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 his 16th goal of the season last week, bringing his point total to 34 (16-18=34) in 48 games. He ranks tied for third on the team in points and goals.
D Colton Jobke - Kelowna (WHL): The 2010 free agent signing was out last week after suffering a knee injury on January 22. He 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 10th assist of the season last week to tie his point total of 11 from last season.
RW Dylen McKinlay - Chilliwack (WHL): The seventh round pick (189th overall) in the 2010 NHL Draft posted a two assist game on Saturday. He has four goals to go along with 12 assists through 35 games.
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 12 games and scored 10 points (4-6=10). He was named the Lancers' Old Chicago Player of the Month for January.
LW Erik Haula - Minnesota (WCHA): The seventh round pick (182nd overall) in 2009 was held without a point last weekend at Minnesota Duluth. He co-leads the Gophers with 13 assists and ranks fourth in points with 16 in 24 games played. He is a +6 on the year.
D Sean Lorenz - Notre Dame (CCHA): Fourth round pick (115th overall) in 2008 was off last week. He 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 notched a pair of assists in a 7-1 win over Providence on Saturday. He now owns a goal and four assists through 24 games.
F Jason Zucker - Denver (WCHA): Second round selection (59th overall) in 2010 Draft notched two assists in two games against Colorado College 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 played three games last week and tallied two goals and three assists. Both goals came in IFK's 4-3 win over Jokerit in the first-ever Finnish Elite League Outdoor Game. He now owns six goals and 18 assists from 24 points in 28 games. He missed 21 games with an injury.
RW Johan Larsson - Brynas (Sweden): The second round selection (56th overall) in the 2010 Draft scored his third Elite League goal of the season last week and now has six points (3-3=6) and is a +4 in 35 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 seven assists and is a +4 in 45 Finnish Elite League games.
Dennis Endras - Augsberger (Germany): The 2010 free agent signing won two of his three starts last week, bringing his record to 18-17-4. He raised his save percentage to .897 and lowered his goals against average to 3.23.
Johan Gustafsson - VIK (Sweden): The sixth round pick (159th overall) in the 2010 Draft won two games last week and posted a 25-save shutout on Saturday. He ranks fifth in the league with a 2.28 goals against average and a .914 save percentage.
Darcy Kuemper - Red Deer (WHL): The sixth round pick (161st overall) in 2009 had a nine-game win streak snapped on Tuesday, but won his next start in a 33-save effort. He was named the WHL Goalie of the Month for January. He now has 10 shutouts on the year while no other WHL goalie has more than four. He leads the league in every goaltending category including: wins (34-9-3), goals against average (1.90), save percentage (.931) and shutouts. He has been named the CHL Goalie of the Week three times and the WHL Player of the Week once.