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Prospects Report: April 4, 2010

by William Yoder / Columbus Blue Jackets

Every Wednesday throughout the 2009-10 season, BlueJackets.com will bring you the "Prospect Report" to keep Columbus fans updated on the next wave of Blue Jackets players.


John Moore, D

18 years old, 6-2, 195 (Winnetka, Illinois)
Selected in the first round, 21st overall, in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft

Through nine playoff games defenseman John Moore has contributed three assists and has helped the Kitchener Rangers advance to the second round of the Ontario Hockey League playoffs. Moore finished the regular season posting 10 goals and 37 assists for 47 points in 61 games with the Rangers. Moore has been nominated for the CHL Defenseman of the Year, an award that current Blue Jackets defenseman Kris Russell won in 2006-07.

Matt Calvert, LW
19-years-old, 5-10, 182 (Brandon, Manitoba)
Selected in the fifth round, 127th overall, in 2008 NHL Entry Draft

Matt Calvert will play in game three of a second round match up in the Western Hockey League Playoffs tonight against the Saskatoon Blades. Calvert helped the Wheat Kings grab a 2-0 lead in the series with a third period power play goal last Saturday. He has registered points in 12 of the last 13 games tallying 13 goals and 15 assists in that stretch. In 68 games with Brandon this season Calvert has registered 47-52-99 and 70 penalty minutes.

David Savard, D
18 years old, 6-1, 200 pounds (St. Hyacinthe, QUE)
Selected in the fourth round, 94th overall, in the 2009 Entry Draft

David Savard was awarded the Émile-Bouchard Trophy last week, recognizing him as the best defenseman in the QMJHL. Savard was also recently named as both Team Most Valuable Player and Best Defensive Player for the Moncton Wildcats. The defenseman has earned his stripes this postseason, registering a goal and an assist helping the Wildcats gain a 3-0 series lead over the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies in the first round of the playoffs. Savard finished the regular season tallying 13-64-77.


The Frozen Four

Blue Jackets prospects Cody Goloubef of Wisconsin along with Will Weber and Trent Vogelhuber of Miami will compete Thursday night in the first round of the Frozen Four in Detroit, MI. Goloubef and Wisconsin will match up against Rochester Institute of Technology at 5 p.m. on ESPN 2. Weber, Vogelhuber, and the Miami Redhawks will take on Boston College at 8:30 p.m., also on ESPN 2. The three players have a chance to meet one another to play for a National Championship on Friday night.

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