Wild Prospects Report - Nov. 2
Wednesday, 11.02.2011 / 11:51 AM / Features
HOUSTON AEROS (6-1-3, 15 pts, 1st in West Division) – Houston earned points in all three games last week, winning 4-2 at San Antonio (10/28), falling 5-4 in a shootout vs. Oklahoma City (10/29) and beating Charlotte 5-3 (10/30), overtaking the conference lead in points. Jon DiSalvatore (0-5=5) and Chay Genoway (1-4=5) led the Aeros with five points on the week, while Casey Wellman posted a team-high three goals. DiSalvatore and Wellman are both on six-game point streaks. Matt Hackett made 32 saves at San Antonio, and Dennis Endras stopped 15 pucks vs. Oklahoma City and 30 vs. Charlotte. Wellman ranks tied for second in the AHL in goals. Endras ranks fourth in the AHL in GAA while Hackett ranks 9th. This week the Aeros play back-to-back road games at Lake Erie (11/3) and Hamilton (11/4) before a home game vs. Toronto (11/6).
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Canadian Hockey Leagues
LW Brett Bulmer - Kelowna (WHL): Bulmer was reassigned to Kelowna by the Wild on Monday after playing in nine NHL games and posting three assists and a +1 rating.
D Josh Caron - Kamloops (WHL): The 2010 free agent signing has picked up four assists through 13 games and leads his team with 40 penalty minutes. He is a +9 on the season.
C Tyler Graovac - Ottawa (OHL): The seventh round pick (191st overall) in the 2011 Draft has been chosen to represent Team OHL against Russia in the 2011 SUBWAY Super Series beginning November 10. He is averaging a point per game through nine contests with three goals and six assists. He is a +5 so far this season.
D Colton Jobke - Regina (WHL): The 2010 free agent signing has put up six points on three goals and three assists in 16 games thus far. He's a +1 on the season.
C Zack Phillips - Saint John (QMJHL): The first round pick (28th overall) in the 2011 NHL Draft leads the Sea Dogs in scoring with 25 points (11-14=25) in just 14 games. He's also tied for the team lead with a +19 rating.
C Charlie Coyle - Boston University (Hockey East): San Jose's first round pick in 2010 (28th overall) has put up put up four points over the weekend in a series with Massachusetts, including his first goal of the season. He now has nine points (1-8=9) through six games and is a +9. He's posted four multi-point games this season.
C Anthony Hamburg - Omaha (USHL): The seventh round pick (193rd overall) in the 2009 Draft scored his first goal of the season on Friday giving him one point through six games.
LW Erik Haula - Minnesota (WCHA): The seventh round pick (182nd overall) in 2009 leads the nation in scoring with seven goals and 10 assists through eight games. He scored two goals and added a helper in a 5-0 win over Alaska Anchorage on Friday. He's a +10 on the year.
D Sean Lorenz - Notre Dame (CCHA): Fourth round pick (115th overall) in 2008 has put up two goals, including a game-winner, as well as two assists through six games. He's a +5 on the season.
LW Mario Lucia - Penticton (BCHL): Second round pick (60th overall) in 2011 Draft has been chosen to represent the United States Junior Select Team that will compete in the World Junior A Challenge. In 14 games this season, he's averaged better than two points per game with 10 goals and 19 assists. He ranks second in the league in scoring and is tied for the lead in assists. He has at least one point in each of the last 12 games.
D Nick Seeler - Muskegon (USHL): Fifth round pick (131st overall) in 2011 has a goal and an assist through eight games this season.
F Jason Zucker - Denver (WCHA): Second round pick (59th overall) in 2010 Draft is tied for the team lead in scoring with 10 points (4-6=10) through six games. He is a +2 on the year.
D Jonas Brodin - Farjestads BK Karlstad (Sweden): The first round selection (10th overall) in the 2011 Draft has posted two assists through 18 games and leads his team with a +5 rating.
F Mikael Granlund - HIFK Helsinki (Finland): The first round selection (ninth overall) in 2010 leads his team and the League with 15 assists in 17 games. He's also added six goals to total 21 points. He's posted a +5 rating thus far.
D Bjorn Krupp - Cologne (Germany): The 2009 free agent signing has notched three assists through 12 games.
RW Johan Larsson - Brynas (Sweden): The second round selection (56th overall) in the 2010 Draft has put up five goals and eight assists in 18 games. He ranks tied for second on the team in goals and tied for third in scoring.
Johan Gustafsson - Lulea HF (Sweden): The sixth round pick (159th overall) in the 2010 Draft has shared goaltending duties and has played 10 of the team's 18 games. He owns a 2.11 goals against average and a .915 save percentage.
Darcy Kuemper - Ontario (ECHL): Has played two games for the Reign and stopped 49 of 53 shots while going 2-0-0. His goals against average stands at 1.92 with a .925 save percentage.
Stephen Michalek - Harvard (ECAC): The sixth round pick (161st overall) in 2011 is with Harvard, which opens regular season play on Friday against Princeton.