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Predators Prospect Report (April 3)

by Staff Writer / Nashville Predators

Each week NashvillePredators.com will update the progress of the organization’s prospects. Fans can also follow the progress of the team’s AHL affiliate, the Milwaukee Admirals, by checking out the weekly Admirals Report on NashvillePredators.com and by checking out MilwaukeeAdmirals.com.

In College Hockey action, Preds prospects Ben Ryan and Ryan Thang helped lead Notre Dame to a pair of upsets in the regional round last weekend. Thang notched a goal and two assists in the two games last weekend, while Ryan chipped in a pair of assists. Notre Dame's wins moved them to the Frozen Four (April 10 & 12 in Denver), where they will match up with Michigan in semifinals.

 
CANADIAN HOCKEY LEAGUE
POS
NAME
CLUB (LEAGUE)
GP
G
A
PTS
PIM
+/-
D

Jonathon Blum

Vancouver Giants (WHL)
64
18
45
63
44
27
 
 
Post-Season
4
1
2
3
6
1

Finished the regular season ranked 2nd in the WHL in points by a defenseman, 2nd in
assists by a defenseman, and 3rd in goals by a defenseman.

C

Mark Santorelli

Chilliwack Bruins (WHL)
72
27
74
101
40
7
 
 
Post-Season
4
1
4
5
4
-1

Finished the regular season ranked 1st in the WHL in points and 1st in assists.

LW

Viktor Sjodin

Portland Winter Hawks (WHL)
34
6
6
12
46
-15
C

Nick Spaling

Kitchener Rangers (OHL)
56
38
34
72
18
7
 
 
Post-Season
4
4
7
11
0
6

Finished the regular season ranked 2nd in the OHL in power-play goals,
T-14th in game-winning goals, and T-16th in goals

 
GOALTENDERS
CLUB (LEAGUE)
GP
W
L
OT
GAA
SV%

Jeremy Smith

Plymouth Whalers (OHL)
40
23
13
4
2.86
.921
 
Post-Season
4
0
4
-
7.77
.821

Finished the regular season 2nd in the OHL in save percentage, T-5th in shutouts (3),
10th in wins, and 10th in goals against average.

NCAA
POS
NAME
CLUB (LEAGUE)
GP
G
A
PTS
PIM
+/-
RW

Ryan Flynn

U. of Minnesota (WCHA)
38
4
11
15
51
1
C

Blake Geoffrion

U. of Wisconsin (WCHA)
36
10
20
30
52
11
C

Ben Ryan

U. of Notre Dame (CCHA)
45
10
16
26
22
-2
D

Craig Switzer

New Hampshire (H-East)
38
6
14
20
53
11
LW

Ryan Thang

U. of Notre Dame (CCHA)
45
17
13
30
46
7
 
GOALTENDERS
CLUB (LEAGUE)
GP
W
L
T
GAA
SV%

Mark Dekanich

Colgate (ECACHL)
41
18
16
6
2.16
.924

T-1st in the NCAA in shutouts (6), T-11th in save percentage;
14th in goals against average

EUROPE
POS
NAME
CLUB (LEAGUE)
GP
G
A
PTS
PIM
+/-
RW

Jonas Andersson

Karpat Oulu (FIN)
55
12
20
32
46
-2
 
 
Post-Season
5
0
4
4
2
4
C

Stanislav Balan

RI OKNA Zlin (CzRep)
46
2
6
8
46
2
 
 
Post-Season
11
2
0
2
8
-3
D

Robert Dietrich

DEG Metro Stars (GER)
9
1
1
2
12
-2
 
 
Post-Season
9
0
2
2
2
-4
LW

Konstantin Glazachev

Metallurg Novokuznetsk (RUS)
50
7
10
17
10
-5
C

Patric Hornqvist

Djurgardens Stockholm (SWE)
53
18
12
30
52
1
 
 
Post-Season
5
0
1
1
6
-2
C

Petr Hubacek

HC Vitkovice Steel (CzRep)
40
10
7
17
89
-9
 
 
Post-Season
8
1
3
4
2
-2
D

Denis Kulyash

CSKA Moscow (RUS)
53
9
12
21
79
6
 
 
Post-Season
6
1
1
2
34
1
D

Teemu Laakso

HIFK Helsinki (FIN)
53
3
7
10
40
7
 
 
Post-Season
7
0
0
0
2
-2
D

Anton Lavrentiev

HK Chelny (RUS-3)
--
--
--
--
--
--
D

Andrei Mukhachev

Khimik Mytische (RUS)
47
6
14
20
63
17
LW

Konstantin Panov

Lada Togliatti (RUS)
52
11
17
28
26
-4
 
 
Post-Season
4
0
1
1
6
3
C

Denis Platonov

Metallurg Magnitogorsk (RUS)
57
16
11
27
74
4
 
 
Post-Season
13
3
2
5
16
0
D

Kirill Safronov

SKA St. Petersburg (RUS)
57
9
14
23
47
6
 
 
Post-Season
9
1
5
6
2
1
D
Richard Stehlik
Sparta Praha (CzRep)
10
0
0
0
20
0
 
 
Post-Season
3
0
0
0
4
-2
C

Grigory Shafigulin

Ak Bars Kazan (RUS)
39
5
5
10
112
0
 
 
Post-Season
8
1
0
1
4
-1
LW
Vicktor Sjodin
Bofors IK (SWE)
11
1
4
5
60
0

Split season between Bofors and Portland (WHL)

LW

Niko Snellman

Ilves Tampere Jr. (FIN-Jr.)
31
5
11
16
137
-1
 
 
Post-Season
1
0
0
0
0
-1
C

Sergei Soin

Severstal Cherepovets (RUS)
52
8
11
19
22
5
 
GOALTENDERS
CLUB (LEAGUE)
GP
W
L
T
GAA
SV%

Atte Engren

Kajaanin Hokki (FIN-2)
1
0
0
0
15.70
.692
 
Lukko Jr. (FIN-Jr.)
31
14
13
--
2.98
.907
 
Post-Season (FIN-Jr)
2
2
0
--
1.50
.959

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