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Nashville Predators Prospect Report (April 6)

by Staff Writer / Nashville Predators
Defenseman Ryan Ellis has stolen the spotlight in Windsor's Second Round series vs. Plymouth with nine points in the first three games, while in the College Ranks, Blake Geoffrion and Craig Smith lead Wisconsin into the Frozen Four this weekend in Detroit, starting with Thursday's semifinal match-up against RIT. Over in Europe, defenseman Roman Josi has been dominant during the Swiss League post-season with six goals in his first eight games.


Check out how the rest of Nashville's College, Junior, and European prospects have faired this season.

CANADIAN HOCKEY LEAGUE
Pos NAME RD/Yr CLUB (LEAGUE) GP G A Pts PIM +/-
LW Taylor Beck 3/09 Guelph (OHL) 61 39 54 93 54 19
Post-season 5 3 3 6 2 -3
LW Gabriel Bourque 5/09 Moncton (QMJHL) 25 3 11 14 37 8
Post-season 7 2 1 3 4 2
Baie-Comeau (QMJHL) 30 13 25 38 61 -5
Up 2-0 on Rouyn-Noranda in Second Round of the Playoffs.
D Ryan Ellis 1/09 Windsor (OHL) 48 12 49 61 39 38
Post-season 6 2 13 15 4 8
Up 3-0 on Plymouth in 2nd round of playoffs… Has 3 straight 3-point games and points in all six playoff games thus far.
Ranked 3rd overall, and tops among d-men in playoff points… 2nd overall, and 1st among dmen in playoff assists.
C Michael Latta 3/09 Guelph (OHL) 58 33 40 73 157 18
Post-season 5 2 7 9 14 0
D Charles-Olivier Roussel 2/09 Shawinigan (QMJHL) 60 14 34 48 64 -4
Post-season 6 0 1 1 4 -1
UNITED STATES HOCKEY LEAGUE
POS NAME RD/YR CLUB GP G A PTS PIM +/-
C Nick Oliver 4/09 Fargo 53 5 13 18 95 -6
Will play Sioux City in First Round of the USHL Playoffs.
BRITISH COLUMBIA HOCKEY LEAGUE
POS NAME RD/YR CLUB GP G A PTS PIM +/-
C Cam Reid 7/09 Westside 54 27 45 72 70 0
Post-season 11 2 6 8 16 0
 
NATIONAL COLLEGIATE ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
Pos NAME RD/Yr CLUB (LEAGUE) GP G A Pts PIM +/-
RW Zach Budish 2/09 U. of Minnesota (WCHA) 39 7 10 17 45 1
RW Ryan Flynn 6/06 U. of Minnesota (WCHA) 38 2 8 10 36 5
D Jeff Foss 6/08 R.P.I. (ECAC) 39 2 7 9 32 1
C Blake Geoffrion 2/06 U. of Wisconsin (WCHA) 38 27 21 48 56 14
Hobey Baker "Hat Trick" Finalist… Will play RIT in Frozen Four Semifinal… Tied for second in the NCAA in goals
Named MVP of the West Regional after posting 2g-3a in 2 games… tied for first in the nation in power-play goals (14)
C Ben Ryan 4/07 U. of Notre Dame (CCHA) 29 7 12 19 24 1
C Craig Smith 4/09 U. of Wisconsin (WCHA) 39 7 25 32 68 15
2a in 2 games in West Rgional…  Named to the WCHA All-Rookie Team.. Ninth among NCAA rookies in points.
LW Tayler Stefishen 5/08 Ohio State Unversity (CCHA) 27 5 8 13 12 0
LW Ryan Thang 3/07 U. of Notre Dame (CCHA) 37 9 14 23 55 -3
EUROPEAN PROSPECT SCORING
Pos NAME RD/Yr CLUB (LEAGUE) GP G A Pts PIM +/-
RW Jonas Andersson 2/99 Dynamo Minsk (KHL) 30 6 13 19 12 -5
C Stanislav Balan 7/04 PSG Zlin (CzRep) 52 5 11 16 85 8
Post-season 6 0 2 2 4 -3
D Mattias Ekholm 4/09 Mora (Sweden-2) 41 1 21 22 54 10
Post-season 2 0 0 0 6 0
RW Matt Ellison -PHI- HC MVD (KHL) 52 16 18 34 102 1
Post-season 12 4 4 8 4 0
Advanced to KHL Conference Finals.
LW Konstantin Glazachev 2/03 Barys Astana (KHL) 42 16 15 31 18 -10
Post-season 2 0 0 0 0 -2
D Roman Josi 2/08 Bern (Switzerland) 26 9 12 21 12 0
Post-season 8 6 0 6 4 0
In Swiss League finals vs. Servette... Leads all d-men, tied for second overall, in playoff goals.
D Denis Kulyash 8/04 Avangard Omsk (KHL) 6 1 1 2 6 -3
Post-season 3 0 0 0 4 1
CSKA Moscow (KHL) 34 11 10 21 34 8
C Jani Lajunen 7/08 Espoo (Finland) 46 6 9 15 34 4
Post-season 3 0 0 0 2 -1
Espoo Jr. (Finland-Jr.) 4 1 1 2 0 -2
Suomi U20 (Finland-2) 1 0 0 0 0 0
LW Antti Pihlstrom -FA- JYP (Finland) 19 7 14 21 14 11
Post-season 5 3 2 5 0 0
Farjestad (Sweden) 43 4 6 10 44 0
RW Alexander Radulov 1/04 Salavat Yulaev Ufa (KHL) 54 24 39 63 62 44
Post-season 14 6 10 16 10 5
Down 3-1 to Ak Bars in Eastern Conference Finals… Playoff leader in points and assists, T-2nd in goals, and T-1st in GWG (2).
C Grigory Shafigulin 3/03 Nizhny Novgorod (KHL) 40 5 12 17 62 8
LW Niko Snellman 4/06 Ilves (Finland) 11 0 1 1 49 -2
LeKi (Finland-2) 17 3 4 7 69 2
Ilves Jr. (Finland-Jr.) 1 0 1 1 0 0
C Sergei Soin -COL- Severstal Cherepovets (KHL) 52 7 13 20 30 -1
LW Kesley Wilson -FA- EC Salzburg (Austria) 58 18 23 41 257 4
Post-season 11 1 2 3 32 0
Up 3-2 in best-of-seven Austrian League Final.
GOALTENDERS RD/YR CLUB (LEAGUE) GP W L T GAA SV% SO
Atte Engren 7/07 TPS Turku (Finland) 35 15 13 1 2.63 .921 2
Post-season 2 2 0 0 1.00 .962 1
Swept Lukko in 1st round playoff series… Tied for 1st in playoff GAA, second in save percentage, 1 of 5 goalies w/ a playoff shutout.
Anders Lindback 7/08 Timra (Sweden) 42 -- -- -- 2.46 .913 3
Post-season 5 -- -- -- 2.94 .910 0
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