Wild Prospects Report - Mar. 15
Wednesday, 03.16.2011 / 12:49 AM / Minnesota Wild | Features
HOUSTON AEROS (38-25-1-5, 2nd in West Division, 2nd in Western Conference) – The Aeros went 1-0-0-1 last week, dropping a 2-1 shootout to Manitoba on Friday and taking a 6-3 decision over Manitoba on Sunday as they scored six third period goals. RW Jon DiSalvatore led the way with three points (2-1=3) and G Matt Hackett registered a .939 SV% as he manned the Houston net in both contests. Overall, DiSalvatore has netted 51 points (22-29=51) in 69 games and Hackett currently owns team bests in wins (16), GAA (2.25), and SV% (.919), with a minimum of 1320 minutes played. This week the Aeros host Milwaukee on Tuesday and San Antonio on Saturday before playing at San Antonio on Sunday.
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Canadian Hockey Leagues
LW Brett Bulmer - Kelowna (WHL): Second round pick (39th overall) in 2010 Draft suffered a leg injury and has missed the last 14 games. Now listed as week-to-week, his season point total is 47 (18-29=47) in 54 games.
D Josh Caron - Kamloops (WHL): The 2010 free agent signing picked up his first assist of the season to up his point total to two (1-1=2) in 25 games. He missed 41 games earlier in the year with a broken collar bone.
LW Kris Foucault - Calgary (WHL): The fourth round pick (103rd overall) in the 2009 Draft registered a two point game (1-1=2) on Tuesday to move into first on the Hitmen scoring charts with 48 points (25-23=48). He is tied for first on the team in goals and third in assists.
D Colton Jobke - Kelowna (WHL): The 2010 free agent signing picked up an assist and was a +2 in four games last week. He is now a +6 on the season with a goal and eight assists in 48 games.
D Bjorn Krupp - Belleville (OHL): The 2009 free agent signing has tied his point total of 11 from last season with a goal and 10 assists. He has appeared in 58 games this season.
RW Dylen McKinlay - Chilliwack (WHL): The seventh round pick (189th overall) in the 2010 NHL Draft picked up a goal last week and has now tallied 20 points (6-14=20) in 52 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 picked up five points (2-3=5) in four games last week. That included a goal and two assists in a game on Tuesday. Hamburg now has 16 points (6-10=16) in 22 games with Omaha.
LW Erik Haula - Minnesota (WCHA): The seventh round pick (182nd overall) in 2009 had his season ended in Alaska Anchorage's sweep of Minnesota last weekend. Haula finished his freshman season with six goals and 18 assists for 24 points in 34 games. He tied for the team lead in assists and was tied for third in points.
D Sean Lorenz - Notre Dame (CCHA): Fourth round pick (115th overall) in 2008 helped the Irish to a 2-1 series victory over Lake Superior State last weekend, which allowed them to advance to the CCHA Championships this weekend. Notred Dame will play Miami-Ohio on Friday. Lorenz leads team defensemen with a +27 rating and owns four goals and nine assists through 36 games.
D Kyle Medvec - Vermont (HE): Fourth round pick (102nd overall) in 2006 had his college career end last week after Vermont was swept by New Hampshire. Medvec finished the season with six points (2-4=6) in 29 games.
F Jason Zucker - Denver (WCHA): Second round selection (59th overall) in 2010 Draft scored the overtime game-winner on Saturday to earn Denver a sweep over Minnesota State, Mankato and a spot in the WCHA Final Five this weekend. He picked up an assist on Friday night to bring his season point total to 40 (21-19=40) in 36 games. Zucker was named the WCHA Rookie of the Year and to the All-WCHA Second Team. He was twice named the WCHA Freshman of the Week, and last week was named college hockey's Rookie of the Month for February. Denver earned a bye in the first round of the Final Five and will face the winner of Minnesota-Duluth and Bemidji State on Friday.
F Mikael Granlund - HIFK Helsinki (Finland): The first round selection (ninth overall) in 2010 finished the SM-liiga regular season with 36 points (8-28=36) in 39 games with a +6 rating. HIFK will face Jokerit in the first round of the playoffs.
RW Johan Larsson - Brynas (Sweden): The second round selection (56th overall) in the 2010 Draft finished the Elite League season with four goals and four assists in 43 games with a +3 rating. Through four playoff games, he has one assist as Brynas trails Farjestad, 3-1.
RW Mikko Lehtonen - Skelleftea (Sweden): Lehtonen finished the regular season as the Swedish Elite League's top goal scorer (30) and second leading point producer (30-28=50). He played 55 games with Skelleftea and was a +1. Through four playoff games, he has a goal and two assists as Skelleftea is tied with Linkoping, 2-2.
F Jere Sallinen - Blues Espoo (Finland): The sixth round selection (163rd overall) in the 2009 Draft finished the regular season with 14 points (6-8=14) in 55 games. He is a +1 in two playoff games as Blues trails Karpat, 2-0.
Dennis Endras - Augsberger (Germany): The 2010 free agent posted a 20-22-4 record with a 3.14 goals against average and a .900 save percentage. He signed a 2011-12 two-way contract with the Wild on Friday and will be at the Wild's training camp in September.
Johan Gustafsson - VIK (Sweden): The sixth round pick (159th overall) in the 2010 Draft was 1-1 with a 2.94 goals against average and a .867 save percentage as VIK was eliminiated in postseason play for a chance to join the Elite League next season. Gustafsson finished the regular season with a 2.30 goals against average and a.910 save percentage.
Darcy Kuemper - Red Deer (WHL): The sixth round pick (161st overall) in 2009 went 3-0-1 last week, putting his record at 43-12-5. He posted two shutouts last week to bring his season total to a stunning 12 and his save percentage for the week to .954. He leads the league in every goaltending category including: wins, goals against average (1.85), save percentage (.933) and shutouts (12). He has been named the CHL Goalie of the Week three times and the WHL Player of the Week once. He was the WHL Goalie of the Month in January.