Wild Prospects Report - Jan. 4
Wednesday, 01.04.2012 / 6:22 PM / Minnesota Wild | Features
Houston Aeros (18-7-9, 45 points, 3rd place in the West Division, 3rd most points in AHL) - The Houston Aeros went 1-1-0 last week, winning 5-2 at San Antonio (12/30) before falling 6-0 vs. Oklahoma City (1/1). C David McIntyre score twice, and D Jeff Penner had a goal and an assist on the week. G Matt Hackett made 36 saves vs. San Antonio for the win and now ranks sixth in the league in GAA and seventh in SV%. Hackett and RW Jon DiSalvatore have been selected represent the Aeros at the AHL All-Star Classic (1/29-1/30). G Darcy Kuemper was named the Reebok/AHL Rookie of the Month for December. He made eight appearances during the month and went 3-1-3 with a 1.72 GAA and a .942 SV%. This week the Aeros will face Rockford at home (1/6) before heading to San Antonio (1/8).
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Canadian Hockey Leagues
LW Brett Bulmer - Kelowna (WHL): The 2010 second round pick ranks second on the team in scoring with 28 points (14-14=28) through 21 games. He's recently had a 10-game scoring streak snapped in which he scored 11 goals and five assists. He's a +5 on the season.
D Josh Caron - Everett (WHL): The 2010 free agent signing was traded to Everett after playing 20 games with Kamloops and registering six assists and a +9 rating. In nine games with Everett, he has yet to register a point, but ranks second in the WHL with 116 penalty minutes.
C Tyler Graovac - Ottawa (OHL): The seventh round pick (191st overall) in the 2011 Draft returned to the ice on December 17 after missing 11 games with sickness/injury. He tallied an assist on Friday to bring his point total to 13 (4-9=13) in 19 contests.
D Colton Jobke - Regina (WHL): The 2010 free agent put up two goals and two assists over his last five games and now has 19 points (9-10=19) through 39 games. He leads the team with seven power play markers.
C Zack Phillips - Saint John (QMJHL): The 2011 first rounder signed an entry-level contract with the Wild on December 19. He's racked up 55 points in 36 games on 20 goals and 35 assists. He ranks tied for second in the league with a +28 rating, fifth in assists and seventh in overall scoring.
C Charlie Coyle - Boston University (Hockey East): San Jose's first round pick in 2010 (28th overall) represented Team USA at the World Junior Championships. In six games, he scored four goals and added one assist as Team USA took seventh place. Coyle will play for Saint John of the QMJHL following the World Junior tournament.
C Anthony Hamburg - Omaha (USHL): The seventh round pick (193rd overall) in the 2009 Draft has two goals and seven assists through 25 games this season.
LW Erik Haula - Minnesota (WCHA): The seventh round pick (182nd overall) in 2009 had a goal and an assist in a win over Niagara on Friday. He now ranks second on the team and tied for sixth in the nation in scoring with 27 points on 10 goals and 17 assists in 22 contests. He is a +14 on the year and has put up nine multiple point games.
D Sean Lorenz - Notre Dame (CCHA): Fourth round pick (115th overall) in 2008 has scored nine points (2-7=9) in 20 games and leads the team with 20 blocked shots.
LW Mario Lucia - Penticton (BCHL): Second round pick (60th overall) in 2011 Draft ranks third in the League in scoring with 60 points (26-34=60) in 31 games. He's scored four goals over the last two games.
D Nick Seeler - Muskegon (USHL): Fifth round pick (131st overall) in 2011 has put up 10 points (2-8=10) in 22 games.
F Jason Zucker - Denver (WCHA): Second round pick (59th overall) in 2010 Draft is representing Team USA at the World Junior Championships for the third straight year, and was named the team's captain. In six games, he registered seven points on three goals and four assists as Team USA took seventh. Zucker leads Denver in scoring with 24 points (11-13=24) in 18 games thus far this season.
D Jonas Brodin - Farjestads BK Karlstad (Sweden): The first round selection (10th overall) in the 2011 Draft is currently representing Team Sweden at the World Junior Championship. He has notched four assists in five games and will play for a gold medal on Thursday against Russia.
F Mikael Granlund - HIFK Helsinki (Finland): The first round selection (ninth overall) in 2010 is currently representing Finland at the World Junior Championships as the team captain. He leads the team in scoring with two goals and nine assists for 11 points. Finland will play Canada on Thursday in the bronze medal game.
D Bjorn Krupp - Cologne (Germany): The 2009 free agent signing has notched seven assists through 30 games.
RW Johan Larsson - Brynas (Sweden): The second round selection (56th overall) in the 2010 Draft is representing Sweden at the World Junior Championships and was named the team's captain. He leads the team in assists with six, and had one in Sweden's semifinal victory over Finland. Sweden will face Russia for the gold medal on Thursday.
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 eight games with HIFK, he's 6-2-0 with a 1.63 goals against average and a .942 save percentage. He posted his first shutout of the season on December 27.
Johan Gustafsson - Lulea HF (Sweden): The sixth round pick (159th overall) in the 2010 Draft is representing Team Sweden at the World Junior Championships. He has posted four wins in helping Sweden reach Thursday's gold medal game against Russia.
Stephen Michalek - Harvard (ECAC): The sixth round pick (161st overall) in 2011 is 4-3-3 with a 3.54 goals against average and a .886 save percentage.