Wild Prospects Report - Dec. 7
Wednesday, 12.7.2011 / 1:27 PM CT / Minnesota Wild | Features
HOUSTON AEROS (14-4-6, 34 pts, 1st in West Division) – The Aeros went 3-1-0 last week to move back into first place in the division, winning 2-1 at Lake Erie (11/30) and 4-3 at Rochester (12/2), losing 4-0 at Toronto (12/3) and winning 6-1 at San Antonio (12/6). G Darcy Kuemper was in net for three games, stopping a combined 87 of 95 shots for two wins in his first three AHL games of the season. LW Kris Foucault (2-2=4) and C Chad Rau (1-3=4) led with four points on the week. This week the Aeros are back in Houston for the first three games of a four-game homestand, hosting Oklahoma City (12/8), San Antonio (12/9) and Peoria (12/11).
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Canadian Hockey Leagues
LW Brett Bulmer - Kelowna (WHL): The 2010 second round pick has been invited to Canada's National Junior Team Selection Camp. Since starting the season in Minnesota and being reassigned to Kelowna, Bulmer has racked up 19 points (9-10=19) in 13 games to rank third on the team in scoring. He has tallied six goals in the last four games and is also a +5.
D Josh Caron - Everett (WHL): The 2010 free agent signing was traded to Everett after playing 20 games with Kamloops and registering six assists, 88 penalty minutes and a +9 rating. In one game with Everett, he is a -1.
C Tyler Graovac - Ottawa (OHL): The seventh round pick (191st overall) in the 2011 Draft has put up 12 points (4-8=12) in 16 games thus far this season.
D Colton Jobke - Regina (WHL): The 2010 free agent registered a goal and two assists over his last two games, bringing his point total to 12 on five goals and seven helpers. He is a +1 on the year.
C Zack Phillips - Saint John (QMJHL): The first round pick (28th overall) in the 2011 NHL Draft was selected along with Bulmer to attend Canada's National Junior Evaluation Camp. He has notched at least one point in each of the last 22 games dating back to October 14. He leads his team in scoring with 48 points and assists with 34 (17-34=51) in just 29 games. He now ranks fourth in the league in scoring and is a +31.
C Charlie Coyle - Boston University (Hockey East): San Jose's first round pick in 2010 (28th overall) was named to Team USA's preliminary roster for the World Junior Championships. He registered a goal and an assist in a win over Boston College on December 2 to bring his point total to 13 (3-10=13) in 14 games. He leads the team in assists and plus-minus (+8) and has posted five multi-point games.
C Anthony Hamburg - Omaha (USHL): The seventh round pick (193rd overall) in the 2009 Draft has notched a goal and six assists through 20 games. He leads Omaha with 38 penalty minutes.
LW Erik Haula - Minnesota (WCHA): The seventh round pick (182nd overall) in 2009 scored his ninth goal of the season on Friday and helped Minnesota sweep Minnesota State, Mankato. He now owns 22 points (9-13=22) through 18 games and is a +11.
D Sean Lorenz - Notre Dame (CCHA): Fourth round pick (115th overall) in 2008 has notched an assist in four of the last seven games and now owns eight points (2-6=8). He is a +4 on the season and has only taken one penalty.
LW Mario Lucia - Penticton (BCHL): Second round pick (60th overall) in 2011 Draft is averaging two points a game with 50 (20-30=50) in 25 contests. He ranks tied for second in the BCHL in scoring.
D Nick Seeler - Muskegon (USHL): Fifth round pick (131st overall) in 2011 tallied an assist in back-to-back games over the weekend, bringing his point total to eight (2-6=8) in 18 games.
F Jason Zucker - Denver (WCHA): Second round pick (59th overall) in 2010 Draft racked up two goals and an assist on Friday to move to the top of the team scoring charts with eight goals and 12 assists through 14 games. He has four goals and six assists over his current six-game scoring streak. Along with Charlie Coyle, he was named to Team USA's preliminary roster for the World Junior Championships.
D Jonas Brodin - Farjestads BK Karlstad (Sweden): The first round selection (10th overall) in the 2011 Draft has been named to Sweden's World Junior Championship roster. He owns four assists in 29 games and is a +4.
F Mikael Granlund - HIFK Helsinki (Finland): The first round selection (ninth overall) in 2010 has put up four goals and two assists over the past four games. He leads the Finnish League in scoring with 36 points and in assists with 22. He's also tallied 14 goals and is a +16.
D Bjorn Krupp - Cologne (Germany): The 2009 free agent signing has notched five assists through 22 games.
RW Johan Larsson - Brynas (Sweden): The second round selection (56th overall) in the 2010 Draft has been named to Sweden's World Junior Championship roster. He ranks second on his team in scoring with 22 points (7-15=22) in 29 games. He leads the team in assists.
Dennis Endras - HIFK (Finland): Played six games with Houston of the AHL, going 3-2-1 before being assigned to HIFK in the Finnish League. In three games with HIFK, he's 2-1-0 with a 2.02 goals against average and a .921 save percentage.
Johan Gustafsson - Lulea HF (Sweden): The sixth round pick (159th overall) in the 2010 Draft has been named to Sweden's World Junior Championship roster. He currently ranks fourth in the League with a 1.99 goals against average and seventh with a .919 save percentage.
Stephen Michalek - Harvard (ECAC): The sixth round pick (161st overall) in 2011 is 3-2-2 as a freshman with Harvard after making 31 saves in a 4-4 tie on Friday at UMass. He owns a 3.12 goals against average and a .896 save percentage.