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Wild Prospects Report - March 21

Wednesday, 03.21.2012 / 3:15 PM / Minnesota Wild | Features
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Wild Prospects Report - March 21


Houston Aeros (32-20-12, 76 points 2nd place in West Division) - The Houston Aeros won three games last week en route to a season-long, four-game winning streak. The team finished up a six-game homestand with a win over Rockford, 4-3 (3/16), and shootout victories over Abbotsford, 1-0 (3/17) and Oklahoma City, 2-1 (3/18).  G Joe Fallon started all three games, saving 94 of 98 shots and 11 of 13 shootout attempts to be named the Reebok/AHL Player of the Week. RW Justin Fontaine notched four points (2-2=4) on the week, while LW Joel Broda (0-3=3) and C David McIntyre (1-2=3) each tallied three points and a shootout-deciding goal apiece. This week, the Aeros head back on the road for games at Rockford (3/23, 3/24), Chicago (3/25) and Milwaukee (3/28).

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Canadian Hockey Leagues

LW Brett Bulmer - Kelowna (WHL): The 2010 second round pick ranks 2nd on team in total points despite missing 19 games. Has five points in the last three games (2-3=5). Has helped Kelowna advance to the WHL playoffs.

D Josh Caron - Everett (WHL): The 2010 free agent signing scored his first goal of the season vs. Portland (3/9). Ranks 8th in WHL in PIM (159 total). Has helped Everett advance to the WHL playoffs.

C Charlie Coyle - Saint John (QMJHL): San Jose's first round pick in 2010 (28th overall) has played in 23 games and has totaled 38 points (15-23=38). Racked up seven points (3-4=7) in the last three games. Saint John will advance to playoffs as the regular-season champion.

C Tyler Graovac - Ottawa (OHL): The seventh round pick (191st overall) in the 2011 Draft helped Ottawa clinch first place in the East Division to advance to OHL playoffs. Has three points (1-2=3) in the last three games.

D Colton Jobke Regina (WHL): The 2010 free agent has 29 points (10-19=29) on the season. He has helped Regina advance to the WHL playoffs. 

C Zack Phillips Saint Johns (QMJHL): The 2011 first round selection (28th overall) has totaled 30 goal and 50 assists for 80 points in 60 games. Helped Saint John to the playoffs as regular-season champs.

College/USHL

C Anthony Hamburg - Omaha (USHL): The seventh round pick (193rd overall) of the 2009 Draft scored eight points during an six-game point streak (March 2 to 16). Has 33 points (11-22=33) in 49 games and has helped Omaha clinch a playoff spot.

LW Erik Haula - Minnesota (WCHA): The seventh round pick (182 overall) has scored nine points in the last four games (5-4=9). Leads team and ranks T-12th in the nation in scoring (19-27=46). Owns 14 multiple-point games. Helped the Gophers claim the MacNaughton Cup and advance to the NCAA tournament.

D Sean Lorenz - Notre Dame (CCHA): The fourth round pick (115th overall) in 2009 finished his final season at Notre Dame with three goals and 10 assists in 37 games. The team captain led the squad with 48 blocked shots. Lorenz finished his college career with 155 games played, nine goals and 25 assists.

LW Mario Lucia - Penticton (BCHL): The second round pick (60th overall) in 2011 is in the first round of the playoffs after helping Penticton finish first in the league. Totaled 97 points (43-54=97), good for third in the league during the regular season.

D Nick Seeler - Des Moines (USHL): The fifth round pick (131st overall) in 2011 owns two goals and seven assists in 15 games with Des Moines. He began the season with Muskegon where he played 32 games and posted 15 points.

F Jason Zucker - Denver (WCHA): The second round pick (59th overall) in the 2011 Draft helped Denver advance to the finals of the WCHA Final Five, scoring twice, including an OT winner. He ranks second on Denver and is T-12th in the nation in points and goals (22-24=46). Denver plays in the NCAA tournament this weekend.

International

D Jonas Brodin - Farjestads BK Karlstad (Sweden):
The first round selection (10th overall) in the 2011 Draft is in the first round of playoffs. Ranks sixth on the team with a plus-6 rating. Has notched eight assists in 49 games.

F Mikael Granlund - HIFK Helsinki (Finland): The first round pick (ninth overall) in 2011 is in the playoffs after helping the team to a third place regular-season finish. He totaled 51 points (20-31=51) in 45 games.

D Bjorn Krupp - Cologne (Germany): The 2009 free agent signing is in the second round of the playoffs. He has eight assists in 48 games.

LW Johan Larsson - Brynas (Sweden): The second round selection (56th overall) in the 2010 Draft is in the first round of playoffs. He has one assist in four playoff games. Ranks third on the team in scoring and assists.

Goaltenders

Dennis Endras - HIFK (Finland):
The 2010 free agent signing is currently in playoffs. He finished the season with a 16-9-4 record with a 2.13 goals against average and .929 save percentage.

Johan Gustafsson - Lulea HF (Sweden):
The sixth round pick (159th overall) in the 2010 Draft helped lead his team to first place during the regular season, but was ousted in the first round of the playoffs. He finished the regular season ranked fifth in save percentage and second in goals against average.

Stephen Michalek - Harvard (ECAC):
The sixth round pick (161st overall) in 2011 was named to the second-team All-Ivy League and ECAC All-Rookie Team in his first year at Harvard. Finished with a 7-7-8 record, a 3.13 goals against average and a .894 save percentage.




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