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Predators Prospect Report (Dec. 5)

by Staff Writer / Nashville Predators
NashvillePredators.com continues its regular weekly updates on the progress of the Preds prospects playing in various developmental or European professional leagues.


Nashville's 2008 draft class has been hot of late. Goaltender Chet Pickard has found his stride, winning his last five WHL contests. In that span Pickard has picked up a pair of shutouts. Outside of league play, he also added a 16-save shutout of Team Russia in the ADT Canada/Russia Challenge on Nov. 26. The current winning streak has moved Pickard among the WHL leaders in wins, goals against average, save percentage, and shutouts.

Fellow '08 First Round pick Colin Wilson ranks second in the NCAA in scoring with 1.54 points per game (20 points in 13 games), while '08 Second Round pick Roman Josi has four points in his last two games to rank among the top-five in defensemen scoring in the Swiss League.

In international news, Wilson and Preds 2007 First Round pick Jonathon Blum were named to Team USA for the2008 World Junior Championships, which start later this month in Ottawa, Ontario. Pickard was named one of the four goaltenders invited to Team Canada's World Junior Evaluation Camp, which will run from Dec. 11 - 15.
 
CANADIAN HOCKEY LEAGUE
POS
NAME
CLUB (LEAGUE)
GP
G
A
PTS
PIM
+/-
D
Vancouver Giants (WHL)
23
13
21
34
10
27
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
GOALTENDERS
CLUB (LEAGUE)
GP
W
L
OT
GAA
SV%
 
Tri-City Americans (WHL)
25
16
7
2
2.62
0.910
 
Plymouth Whalers (OHL)
14
3
8
2
4.80
0.875
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NATIONAL COLLEGIATE ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
POS
NAME
CLUB (LEAGUE)
GP
G
A
PTS
PIM
+/-
RW
U. of Minnesota (WCHA)
14
3
5
8
34
-1
D
Jeff Foss
R.P.I. (ECAC)
13
0
1
1
20
2
C
Blake Geoffrion
U. of Wisconsin (WCHA)
16
7
3
10
33
-3
C
U. of Notre Dame (CCHA)
14
2
3
5
14
-3
LW
Taylor Stefishen
Ohio State Unversity (CCHA)
2
1
0
1
0
2
LW
U. of Notre Dame (CCHA)
15
5
5
10
20
2
C

Boston University (Hockey East)

13
7
13
20
10
6
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
EUROPEAN LEAGUES
POS
NAME
CLUB (LEAGUE)
GP
G
A
PTS
PIM
+/-
RW
Jonas Andersson
Karpat Oulu (Finland)
26
11
14
25
24
9
C
RI OKNA Zlin (CzRep)
22
3
1
4
37
-2
RW
Matt Ellison
Dynamo Riga (KHL)
30
6
14
20
72
-4
LW
Barys Astana (KHL)
30
15
11
26
22
8
D
Bern (Switzerland)
27
6
14
20
6
0
D
CSKA Moscow (KHL)
31
5
6
11
28
0
C
Espoo (Finland)
19
1
0
1
4
-3
 
 
Espoo Jr. (Finland-Jr.)
11
5
6
11
8
5
D
HK Chelny (Russia-3)
--
--
--
--
--
--
C
Denis Platonov

Metallurg Magnitogorsk (KHL)

31
10
8
18
63
2
RW
Salavat Yulaev Ufa (KHL)
30
13
15
28
58
19
C
Ak Bars Kazan (KHL)
23
4
5
9
18
2
LW
Niko Snellman
LeKi (Finland-2)
2
0
0
0
0
-2
 
 

Ilves Tampere Jr. (Finland Jr.)

5
0
0
0
8
-5
C
Severstal Cherepovets (KHL)
27
4
12
16
20
0
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
GOALTENDERS
CLUB (LEAGUE)
GP
W
L
T
GAA
SV%
 
K-Vantaa (Finland-2)
4
3
1
0
1.26
0.949
 
 
TPS Turku-Jr. (Fin.-Jr.)
2
1
1
0
4.00
0.862
 
Brynas (Sweden)
8
--
--
--
2.82
0.896
 
 
Brynas Jr. (Swe-Jr.)
3
--
--
--
2.35
0.928
 

Valk-494 Tartu (Estonia)

--
--
--
--
--
--
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ECHL
POS
NAME
CLUB (LEAGUE)
GP
G
A
PTS
PIM
+/-
RW
Ian McKenzie
Cincinnati Cyclones
4
1
0
1
0
2
RW
Mark Santorelli
Cincinnati Cyclones
1
0
0
0
0
0
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