Wild Prospects Report - Nov. 16
Wednesday, 11.16.2011 / 2:49 PM / Minnesota Wild | Features
HOUSTON AEROS (9-3-3, 21 pts, T-1st in West Division) – The Aeros went 1-1-0 last week, falling 5-3 vs. Abbotsford before winning 5-2 vs. Charlotte. C Casey Wellman (2-1=3), RW Justin Fontaine (0-3=3) and D Chay Genoway (0-3=3) led the team with three points each. Wellman has now registered a point in 13 of 15 games played and RW Jon DiSalvatore has a point in 10 of his last 11. G Matt Hackett stopped a combined 51 shots, moving to seventh in the league in saves and T-third in wins. This week, Houston takes on Texas in a home-and-home series Friday and Saturday (11/18-11/19) before hosting Abbotsford Sunday (11/20). Last week, ESPN Insider ranked Minnesota Wild prospects second in the NHL, saying, “the future looks good in the Twin Cities,” while mentioning Mikael Granlund, Charlie Coyle, Jonas Brodin and Johan Larsson.
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Canadian Hockey Leagues
LW Brett Bulmer - Kelowna (WHL): Bulmer was reassigned to Kelowna by the Wild on November 7 and has averaged better than a point per game since his return. Through five games, he's posted three goals and five assists as well as a +5 rating. He has two multi-point games this season.
D Josh Caron - Kamloops (WHL): The 2010 free agent signing has picked up six assists through 17 games and leads his team with 67 penalty minutes. He is a +8 on the season.
C Tyler Graovac - Ottawa (OHL): The seventh round pick (191st overall) in the 2011 Draft represented Team OHL against Russia in the 2011 SUBWAY Super Series and helped the club to a 10-7 victory on Thursday. In 15 OHL games this season, he's put up 12 points (4-8=12) in 15 games, and is a +2.
D Colton Jobke - Regina (WHL): The 2010 free agent has put up eight points on four goals and four assists in 20 games.
C Zack Phillips - Saint John (QMJHL): The first round pick (28th overall) in the 2011 NHL Draft is in the midst of a 13-game point streak in which he's piled up eight goals and 17 assists. With 35 points (12-23=35) in 20 games, he ranks tied for fifth in the league in scoring, and leads his team in both scoring and assists.
C Charlie Coyle - Boston University (Hockey East): San Jose's first round pick in 2010 (28th overall) is averaging better than a point per game with 10 points (1-9=10) through nine contests. He leads the team in assists and plus/minus rating (+9).
C Anthony Hamburg - Omaha (USHL): The seventh round pick (193rd overall) in the 2009 Draft has notched a goal and three assists through 12 games.
LW Erik Haula - Minnesota (WCHA): The seventh round pick (182nd overall) in 2009 picked up one assist over the weekend, giving him 18 points (7-11=18) through 12 games. He leads the Gophers in scoring and ranks second in the nation. He is a +11 on the season.
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 10 games. He's a +2 on the season.
LW Mario Lucia - Penticton (BCHL): Second round pick (60th overall) in 2011 Draft represented the United States Junior Select Team at the World Junior A Challenge. Team USA earned a bronze medal with Lucia posting four goals and an assist in five games. He was named to the tournament All-Star team. In 15 games with Penticton this season, he's averaged two points per game with 10 goals and 20 assists in 15 contests.
D Nick Seeler - Muskegon (USHL): Fifth round pick (131st overall) in 2011 picked up a goal and two assists on Saturday to bring his point total to six (2-4=6) in 12 games.
F Jason Zucker - Denver (WCHA): Second round pick (59th overall) in 2010 Draft notched a goal and an assist in the team's win over the weekend, giving him the team lead with five goals and putting him second in total points at 12. He has five multi-point games now, and is a +4.
D Jonas Brodin - Farjestads BK Karlstad (Sweden): The first round selection (10th overall) in the 2011 Draft represented Team Sweden in the Karjala Cup over the weekend. He has posted three assists through 20 games with Farjestads and leads his team with a +5 rating.
F Mikael Granlund - HIFK Helsinki (Finland): The first round selection (ninth overall) in 2010 earned a silver medal with Team Finland at the Karjarla Cup tournament. He was named to the tournament All-Star Team after posting five assists in three games. He leads HIFK in assists (15) and total points (21). He also ranks second in the league in points and tied for first in assists.
D Bjorn Krupp - Cologne (Germany): The 2009 free agent signing has notched three assists through 16 games.
RW Johan Larsson - Brynas (Sweden): The second round selection (56th overall) in the 2010 Draft has put up five goals and 12 assists for 17 points in 20 games. He ranks second on the team in scoring and tied for first in assists.
Johan Gustafsson - Lulea HF (Sweden): The sixth round pick (159th overall) in the 2010 Draft represented Sweden at the Karjala Cup. He is tied for the League lead with four shutouts and ranks third in the SEL with a 1.85 goals against average. His .926 save percentage ranks sixth.
Darcy Kuemper - Ontario (ECHL): Has four three games for the Reign and stopped 95 of 101 shots while going 4-0-0. His goals against average stands at 1.47 with a .941 save percentage.
Stephen Michalek - Harvard (ECAC): The sixth round pick (161st overall) in 2011 stopped 30 shots on Saturday in a 4-2 victory for his first collegiate win. He's now 1-1-0 with a 2.65 goals against average and a .910 save percentage.