Wild Prospects Report - Jan. 11
Wednesday, 01.11.2012 / 3:47 PM / Features
Houston Aeros (19-8-9, 47 points, 3rd place in the West Division, T-4th most points in AHL) - The Houston Aeros went 1-1-0 last week, losing 4-1 vs. Rockford (1/6) before winning 4-3 at San Antonio (1/8). LW Joel Broda scored twice, including the game-winning goal at San Antonio, and C David McIntyre posted two assists. G Matt Hackett played both games, stopping 60 of 66 shots faced. He ranks eighth in GAA (2.29) and ninth in SV% (.922) in the league. He and RW Jon DiSalvatore have been selected to represent the Aeros at the AHL All-Star Classic (1/29-1/30).This week, the Aeros hit the road, playing at Grand Rapids (1/11) followed by two straight at Peoria (1/13-1/14).
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Canadian Hockey Leagues
LW Brett Bulmer - Kelowna (WHL): The 2010 second round pick posted a hat trick in a 5-2 win on Wednesday and now ranks second on the team in scoring with 33 points (18-15=33) through 24 games.
D Josh Caron - Everett (WHL): The 2010 free agent signing has yet to register a point in 13 games with Everett since being traded from Kamloops. His 116 total PIM ranks fourth in the WHL.
C Charlie Coyle - Saint John (QMJHL): 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. He left Boston University afer posting three goals and 11 assists with a +7 rating.
C Tyler Graovac - Ottawa (OHL): The seventh round pick (191st overall) in the 2011 Draft picked up an assist on Sunday and raised his point total to 14 (4-10=14) in 22 games.
D Colton Jobke - Regina (WHL): The 2010 free agent has posted four assists over the last three games to boost his point total to 23 (9-14=23). He leads the team with seven power play goals and is a +5 on the season.
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 59 points in 38 games on 22 goals and 37 assists. He ranks second in the league with a +30 rating, sixth in assists and tied for fifth in overall scoring.
C Anthony Hamburg - Omaha (USHL): The seventh round pick (193rd overall) in the 2009 Draft has notched two goals and two assists over the last three games and now has 13 points (4-9=13) in 28 games.
LW Erik Haula - Minnesota (WCHA): The seventh round pick (182nd overall) in 2009 ranks second on the team and tied for 10th in the nation in scoring with 27 points (10-17=27). In 23 games played, he's a +14 and has posted nine multi-point games.
D Sean Lorenz - Notre Dame (CCHA): Fourth round pick (115th overall) in 2008 picked up two assists in Notre Dame's 4-3 victory over Minnesota on Saturday and has now scored 11 points (2-9=11) in 21 games.
LW Mario Lucia - Penticton (BCHL): Second round pick (60th overall) in 2011 Draft ranks third in the League in scoring with 63 points (27-36=63) in 34 games. He's scored four goals over the last two games.
D Nick Seeler - Muskegon (USHL): Fifth round pick (131st overall) in 2011 picked up an assist on Thursday and upped his point total to 11 (2-9=11) in 25 games.
F Jason Zucker - Denver (WCHA): Second round pick (59th overall) in 2010 Draft represented 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. He has posted eight multi-point games.
D Jonas Brodin - Farjestads BK Karlstad (Sweden): The first round selection (10th overall) in the 2011 Draft is represented Team Sweden at the World Junior Championship. He has notched four assists in helping Sweden win the gold medal.
F Mikael Granlund - HIFK Helsinki (Finland): The first round selection (ninth overall) in 2010 represented Finland at the World Junior Championships as the team captain. He led the team and finished tied for second in tournament scoring with two goals and nine assists for 11 points. Finland took fourth place after falling to Canada in the bronze medal game.
D Bjorn Krupp - Cologne (Germany): The 2009 free agent signing has notched seven assists through 32 games.
RW Johan Larsson - Brynas (Sweden): The second round selection (56th overall) in the 2010 Draft represented Sweden at the World Junior Championships and was named the team's captain. He led the team in assists with six as Sweden won the gold medal.
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 11 games with HIFK, he's 7-3-1 with a 2.09 goals against average and a .928 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 represented Team Sweden at the World Junior Championships. He posted five wins, including a shutout of Russia in the gold medal game.
Stephen Michalek - Harvard (ECAC): The sixth round pick (161st overall) in 2011 stopped 33 shots in a 3-3 tie with Union on Friday. He is 4-3-5 with a 3.33 goals against average and a .888 save percentage.