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Calgary Flames propects lead the way in OHL and WHL Championships

by Staff Writer / Calgary Flames

Calgary Flames prospects are playing a leading role in both the 2007 Western Hockey League and Ontario Hockey League Championships. Forward Dan Ryder has led the Plymouth Whalers to the OHL Finals to face off against the Sudbury Wolves and fellow prospect Devin Didomete.

In the WHL Finals, the Flames have two prospects playing for the Medicine Hat Tigers in goaltender Matt Keetly and defensemen Gord Baldwin, and one playing for the Memorial Cup host Vancouver Giants in forward J.D. Watt.

2007 OHL CHAMPIONSHIP – Plymouth vs. Sudbury (series: 0-0)

GAME 1 - Friday, May 4 @ Plymouth, 7:05 (ET)
GAME 2 - Sunday, May 6 @ Plymouth, 3:00 (ET)
GAME 3 - Tuesday, May 8 @ Sudbury, 7:30 (ET)
GAME 4 - Wednesday, May 9 @ Sudbury, 7:30 (ET)
GAME 5 - Friday, May 11 @ Plymouth, 7:05 (ET)
GAME 6 - Sunday, May 13 @ Sudbury, 3:00 (ET)
GAME 7 – Tuesday, May 15 @ Plymouth, 7:00 (ET)

DAN RYDER
Centre 5’11 191 lbs. Shoots: R
Birthdate: Jan. 12, 1987
Drafted: 4th round (74 th overall) 2005 NHL Entry Draft

Season

Club

Lea.

GP

G

A

PTS

PIM

GP

G

A

PTS

PIM

2003-04

Peterborough

OHL

63

20

32

52

16

-

-

-

-

-

2004-05

Peterborough

OHL

68

29

53

82

55

-

-

-

-

-

2005-06

Peterborough

OHL

65

38

44

82

57

19

15

16

31

22

2006-07

Peterborough

OHL

29

24

35

59

21

-

-

-

-

-

 

Plymouth

OHL

28

16

17

33

4

14

7

4

11

10

 

TOTALS

OHL

253

127

181

308

153

33

22

20

42

32

- Tied for 3 rd on the team in goals (7), and tied for 4 th in +/- (+10), and PPG (2) during the 2007 Playoffs

DEVIN DIDOMETE
Left Wing 5’11 189 lbs. Shoots: L
Birthdate: May 9, 1988
Drafted: 7 th round (187 th overall) 2006 NHL Entry Draft

Season

Club

Lea.

GP

G

A

PTS

PIM

GP

G

A

PTS

PIM

2004-05

Sudbury

OHL

58

7

8

15

113

11

0

1

1

11

2005-06

Sudbury

OHL

60

15

21

36

202

10

0

4

4

26

2006-07

Sudbury

OHL

62

21

19

40

205

15

4

4

8

39

 

TOTALS

OHL

180

43

48

91

520

36

4

9

13

76

- Leads the team in PIMS (39), and tied for 6 th in goals (4) during the 2007 Playoffs

2007 WHL CHAMPIONSHIP – Medicine Hat vs. Vancouver (series: 0-0)

GAME 1 - Friday, May 4 @ Medicine Hat, 7:30 (MT)
GAME 2 - Saturday, May 5 @ Medicine Hat, 7:30 (MT)
GAME 3 - Tuesday, May 8 @ Vancouver, 7:00 (PST)
GAME 4 - Wednesday, May 9 @ Vancouver, 7:00 (PST)
GAME 5 - Friday, May 11 @ Vancouver, 7:30 (PST)
GAME 6 - Sunday, May 13 @ Medicine Hat, 6:00 (MT)
GAME 7 – Monday, May 14 @ Medicine Hat, 7:00 (MT)

MATT KEETLY
Goaltender 6’1 187 lbs. Catches: R
Birthdate: April 27, 1986
Drafted: 5 th round (158 th overall) 2005 NHL Entry Draft

Season

Club

Lea.

GP

W

L

T

MINS

GA

SO

GAA

GP

W

L

MINS

GA

SO

GAA

2003-04

Medicine Hat

AMHL

-

7

4

2

813

48

-

3.54

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

 

Medicine Hat

WHL

3

0

1

0

72

5

0

4.17

2

0

0

15

1

0

4.00

2004-05

Medicine Hat

WHL

32

21

5

3

1846

51

6

*1.66

3

1

0

103

8

0

4.66

2005-06

Medicine Hat

WHL

62

42

13

6

3741

130

6

2.09

13

9

2

864

30

0

2.08

2006-07

Medicine Hat

WHL

55

42

11

1

3258

119

6

2.19

16

12

4

964

36

4

2.24

TOTALS

WHL

152

105

30

10

8917

305

18

2.05

34

22

6

1946

75

4

2.31

- Leads the WHL in shutouts (4) and wins (12), and is 2 nd in GAA (2.24) during the 2007 Playoffs

GORD BALDWIN
Defence 6’5 211 lbs. Shoots: L
Birthdate: March 1, 1987
Drafted: 3 rd round (69 th overall) 2005 NHL Entry Draft

Season

Club

Lea.

GP

G

A

PTS

PIM

GP

G

A

PTS

PIM

2003-04

Wpg.Thrashers

MMHL

39

5

16

21

66

-

-

-

-

-

2004-05

Medicine Hat

WHL

66

3

8

11

73

13

2

2

4

8

2005-06

Medicine Hat

WHL

71

4

20

24

119

13

0

9

9

22

2006-07

Medicine Hat

WHL

53

7

19

26

70

16

2

4

6

28

 

TOTALS

WHL

190

14

47

61

262

42

4

15

19

58

- Tied for 2 nd in goals (2) amongst Tigers defensemen during the 2007 Playoffs

J.D. WATT
Right Wing 6’2 203 lbs. Shoots: R
Birthdate: May 25, 1987
Drafted: 4 th round (111 th overall) 2005 NHL Entry Draft

Season

Club

Lea.

GP

G

A

PTS

PIM

GP

G

A

PTS

PIM

2003-04

Drumheller

AJHL

59

20

17

37

245

-

-

-

-

-

 

Vancouver

WHL

3

1

0

1

0

10

0

3

3

14

2004-05

Vancouver

WHL

66

6

7

13

213

-

-

-

-

-

2005-06

Vancouver

WHL

58

8

29

37

199

18

4

3

7

42

2006-07

Vancouver

WHL

70

34

19

53

182

14

2

2

4

34

 

TOTALS

WHL

197

49

55

104

594

42

6

8

14

90

- Leads the team in PIMS (34) during the 2007 Playoffs

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