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Prospect roundup: Ingram continues to shine in goal

The netminder posted a 28-save shutout on Sunday night for the Kamloops Blazers

by Kinsey Janke /

With an emphasis on drafting and developing, the Tampa Bay Lightning have created one of the strongest pipelines in the National Hockey League over the last few years. Each week, will provide statistical updates on key prospects throughout the Canadian Hockey League (CHL) and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), and will highlight select players from the club's American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Syracuse Crunch.


Ontario Hockey League (OHL)

C Anthony Cirelli, Erie Otters

Drafted 72nd overall (3rd Round) in 2015

With 17 points in 16 games since joining Erie, Cirelli is tied for fifth in Otters scoring. He added a power play assist in their 4-1 win over Mississauga last Friday for 51 points in 42 games this season to date.

LW Boris Katchouk, Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds

Drafted 44th overall (2nd Round) in 2016

Katchouk has gone pointless in his last two games, but sits in third in Soo scoring with 50 points in 55 games.

C Christopher Paquette, Peterborough Petes

Drafted 148th overall (5th Round) in 2016

Paquette had two assists, including one on the power play, in Friday's 4-3 shootout win over Kingston to push him to 40 on the season. His Petes punched their ticket to the OHL Playoffs over the weekend, one of only two Eastern Conference teams so far locked in.

RW Taylor Raddysh, Erie Otters

Drafted 58th overall (2nd Round) in 2016

In play today, Raddysh's 13-game point streak is on the line as Erie duels with Oshawa. He has 22 points in that span to date for 92 points in 46 games thus far.

D Matt Spencer, Peterborough Petes

Drafted 44th overall (2nd Round) in 2015

Spencer is third in Petes' defensemen scoring with 22 points in 48 games.

C Mitchell Stephens, London Knights

Drafted 33rd overall (2nd Round) in 2015

Stephens has gone cold in his last four games, but is still sixth overall in London scoring with 44 points in 40 games.

RW Jonne Tammela, Peterborough Petes

Drafted 118th overall (4th Round) in 2015

Tammela scored in his OHL debut on Nov. 8, but has played in just one game since, sidelined with a lower-body injury.

Western Hockey League (WHL)

D Libor Hajek, Saskatoon Blades

Drafted 37th overall (2nd Round) in 2016

After assists in back-to-back games, Hajek hasn't hit the scoresheet in his last four games. He is tied for sixth in Blades scoring with 22 points.

C Brett Howden, Moose Jaw Warriors

Drafted 27th overall (1st Round) in 2016

Two goals and an assist in his last two games has put Howden into third overall for Warriors scoring at 63 points. With only two WHL teams clinching playoff berths so far, Moose Jaw is currently fourth in the Eastern Conference standings.

G Connor Ingram, Kamloops Blazers

Drafted 88th overall (3rd Round) in 2016

Ingram posted a 28-save shutout on Sunday night for his fourth clean sheet of the season and second in his last five games, and is 22-10-2-2 on the year with a .934 save percentage and a 2.14 goals-against.

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL)

LW Boko Imama, Saint John Sea Dogs

Drafted 180th overall (6th Round) in 2015

Imama didn't make the scoresheet in Sunday's game, but added a goal in Friday's 7-3 win over Victoriaville and was named First Star for a two-point effort in a 4-2 win over Chicoutimi on Saturday. He is fourth in Sea Dog scoring but continues to lead his club in goals (34). Saint John is first overall in the QMJHL and has secured a playoff berth for the third-straight season.

RW Mathieu Joseph, Saint John Sea Dogs

Drafted 120th overall (4th Round) in 2015

With eight points in eight games so far in February, Joseph has kept up his pace after ending his 28-game point streak. He was named Second Star with a power-play goal in Friday's game and added the primary assist on fellow prospect Boko Imama's power-play marker on Saturday.

C Otto Somppi, Halifax Mooseheads

Drafted 206th overall (7th Round) in 2016

Somppi has not pointed in his last four games, but his 37 points on the season are good for fifth overall in Mooseheads scoring.

LW Dennis Yan, Shawinigan Cataractes

Drafted 64th overall (3rd Round) in 2015

Yan scored three goals in two weekend games for the Cataractes, and was named Third Star with two goals in a 3-2 overtime win over Quebec on Sunday. He leads his team in goals (39) and points (64) in 53 games. Shawinigan is second overall in the QMJHL and has also clinched their berth to the playoffs.


F Ross Colton, U. of Vermont (Hockey East)

Drafted 118th overall (4th Round) in 2016

Colton is tied for second on his team in goals (10), and leads in assists (15) and points (25) through 31 games as a freshman.

F Ryan Lohin, UMass Lowell (Hockey East)

Drafted 208th overall (7th Round) in 2016

Lohin is sixth in scoring with 20 points in 32 games for the River Hawks as a freshman forward.

D John MacLeod, Boston University (Hockey East)

Drafted 57th overall (2nd Round) in 2014

MacLeod added an assist in Boston's 6-3 loss to Harvard at this year's Beanpot, and scored his first goal of the season and added an assist in an 8-4 win over New Hampshire on Saturday night.

G Kris Oldham, U. of Nebraska-Omaha (NCHC)

Drafted 153rd overall (6th Round) in 2015

Through nine starts, Oldham has a 5-3-1 record for UNO, with a 3.38 goals-against and a .895 save percentage.

D Ryan Zuhlsdorf, U. of Minnesota (Big-10)

Drafted 150th overall (5th Round) in 2015

Zuhlsdorf has two goals and three assists through 29 games with the Gophers this season, and is a plus-11 with 23 shots on goal.


Matt Taormina leads all Crunch skaters with 11 multi-point games this season … Adam Erne has five goals and two assists in five games since returning from injury … The Crunch lead the North Division with 26-17-4-5 record.

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