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Prospect Watch: Sweatt Ranks #3 Overall Scorer In WCHA

by Lauren Lang / Chicago Blackhawks

Each week, chicagoblackhawks.com will track the progress of the Blackhawks' top 10 unsigned prospects. View weekly updated stats for all Hawk prospects.

Kyle Beach

Kyle Beach
Position:
Left Wing
Team:
Spokane
League:
WHL

Beach ranks second on the Spokane Chiefs in total points (28) and has racked up the most penalty minutes with 78. Beach had an assist during the Chiefs match-up against the Regina Pats, and came on a third period goal at the 14:41 mark. The Chiefs went on to shutout the Pats with a 4-0 victory.  The Chiefs take on the Seattle Thunderbirds on the 4th and the Portland Winterhawks on the 6th. Beach is currently ranked 40th in the WHL Top Scorers.

 
Byron Froese

Byron Froese
Position:
Center
Team:
Everett
League:
WHL

Assistant Captain Froese tallied a goal in last week's game against the Tri-City Americans. Froese netted the final goal of the game in the third period crushing the Americans 6-1. So far this season Froese is stiting at 9 goals, 12 assists and a +9 rating.

 
Marcus Kruger

Marcus Kruger
Position:
Center
Team:
Djurgårdens IF
League:
Swedish Elite

Kruger leads his Swedish Elite team with 8-14-22, and currently stands in the 10th place spot for Elitserien scoring leaders. This past week Kruger was named to Sweden's WJC Team. Kruger picked up a goal in the second period on the power play against Frölunda HC. Kruger's Djurgårdens IF currently ranks 4th in Sweden's Elitserien in scoring efficiency, 5th in powerplay efficiency, and 6th in penalty killing.

 
Shawn Lalonde

Shawn Lalonde
Position:
Defense
Team:
Belleville
League:
OHL

Assistant Captain Lalonde put 1 goal and 3 assists in the books last week during a game against the Plymouth Whalers. Lalonde's goal came on the Power Play during the first period at the 10:35 mark, and his assist at 16:31 in the third period. Lalonde is currently tied for third in points with 18 (6-12). Lalonde's Belleville Bulls are currently ranked 7th in the Eastern Conference.

 
Dylan Olsen

Dylan Olsen
Position:
Defense
Team:
UMN-Duluth
League:
WCHA
Year: Freshman

Olsen and his UMD Bulldogs face off against rival North Dakota on the 4th. Olsen currently stands at 0-8-8, 12 games into the season. The Bulldogs are 9-4-1 and 6-3-1 in the WCHA.

 
Brandon Pirri

Brandon Pirri
Position:
Center
Team:
RPI
League:
ECAC
Year: Freshman

Pirri netted a power play goal in the third period against Union, but RPI fell 4-5. Pirri also picked up an assist on a power play goal in RPI's 5-2 win against Bentley. Pirri stands at second on the team in total points with 14 (7-7).

 
Bill Sweatt

Bill Sweatt
Position:
Center/Left Wing
Team:
Colorado College
League:
WCHA
Year: Junior

Sweatt was held scoreless in Colorado College's back to back bout against Alaska Anchorage. The Tigers shutout the Seadogs 5-0 in the first game, but lost in overtime (2-3) in the second. Sweatt leads the Tigers with 19 total points. Sweatt is currently ranked the #3 scoring leader in the WCHA with 8-11-19.

 
Top 10 prospects selected by chicagoblackhawks.com; subject to change.
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