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Predators Prospect Report: January 12

Get Up to Date on Nashville's Top Prospects Around the World

by Rebekah Mohrmann @PredsNHL / NashvillePredators.com

Nashville's top prospects are playing all over the world and perfecting their craft with the hope of one day skating for the Predators. Here's a look at how they're faring this season with their respective clubs, organizations and schools thus far. Here's the Preds Prospect Report for January 11, 2022.

American Hockey League (AHL)

Egor Afanasyev - LW - Milwaukee - (Drafted 45th overall by NSH in 2019)

  • Second in scoring among Milwaukee rookies with 15 points (6g-9a)... Tied for the Admirals lead in power-play goals (4)... Has a point in six of his last eight games (3g-3a).

Frederic Allard - D - Milwaukee - (Drafted 78th overall by NSH in 2016)

  • Posted an assist on Jan. 8 vs. Rockford, his first point since Dec. 4.

Jeremy Davies - D - Milwaukee - (Acquired via trade with NJ)

Marc Del Gaizo - D - Milwaukee - (Drafted 109th overall by NSH in 2019)

David Farrance - D - Milwaukee - (Drafted 92nd overall by NSH in 2017)

  • Tied for eighth among AHL rookie defensemen in points with 12 (1g-11a)... Has two points (2a) in his last four games.

Cody Glass - C - Milwaukee - (Acquired via trade with VGK)

  • Is 13th among AHL skaters in assists (17)... Leads the Admirals in assists and is second in points (22)... Has found the score sheet in 18 of his 26 AHL games this season... Recorded an assist on Jan. 8 vs. Rockford to give him eight points (4g-4a) in his last nine AHL contests.

Rocco Grimaldi - RW - Milwaukee - (Signed as a free agent)

  • Second in goals (11) and third in points (18) among Milwaukee skaters... Posted his fourth multi-point game of the season with a goal and an assist on Jan. 7 vs. Cleveland.

Grant Mismash - LW - Milwaukee - (Drafted 61st overall by NSH in 2017)

Tommy Novak - C - Milwaukee - (Drafted 85th overall by NSH in 2015)

  • Notched a goal and assist on Jan. 7 vs. Cleveland, his first game with Milwaukee since Oct. 16.

Mathieu Olivier - RW - (Signed as a free agent)

  • Picked up his third goal of the season on Jan. 5 against the Grand Rapids Griffins.

Anthony Richard - C - Milwaukee - (Drafted 100th overall by NSH in 2015)

  • Has three points in his last two games, including the game-winning goal in his first multi-point contest of the season on Jan. 7 vs. Cleveland (1g-1a).

Kole Sherwood - RW - Milwaukee - (Acquired via trade with OTT)

Cole Smith - LW - Chicago - (Signed as a free agent in 2020)

  • Recalled to Nashville on Jan. 11... Scored on Jan. 8 vs. Rockford... Recorded his second multi-point game of the season with two assists on Jan. 7 vs. Cleveland.

Matt Tennyson - D - Milwaukee - (Signed as a free agent)

  • Reassigned to Milwaukee from Nashville's taxi squad on Jan. 9.

Canadian Hockey League (OHL/QMJHL/WHL)

Luke Evangelista - RW - London (OHL) - (Drafted 42nd overall by NSH in 2020)

  • Third in the OHL in goals (23) and sits sixth in points (45)... Leads London in goals, points and plus-minus (+21) and is second in assists (22)... Recorded an individual 10-game point streak from Nov. 20-Jan. 7, recording 26 points in that frame (11g-15a)... Has posted a point in 22 of his 24 appearances this season... Posted four points on Jan. 7 in the Knights' first game back after the OHL's COVID-19 pause, notching two goals and two assists vs. Flint.

Zachary L'Heureux - C - Halifax (QMJHL) - (Drafted 27th overall by NSH in 2021)

  • Has not played in a QMJHL game since Dec. 18 to due the league's COVID-19 pause.

Jack Matier - D - Ottawa (OHL) - (Drafted 124th overall by NSH in 2021)

Luke Prokop - D - Edmonton (WHL) - (Drafted 73rd overall by NSH in 2020)

  • Named to The Hockey News' "100 People of Power and Influence" List on Jan. 10, coming in at No. 7... Has three points (2g-1a) in his last four WHL contests, including back-to-back games with a point on Jan. 1 at Saskatoon (1g) and Jan. 2 at Prince Albert (1a).

National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

Alexander Campbell - C - Clarkson (ECAC) - (Drafted 65th overall by NSH in 2019)

Gunnarwolfe Fontaine - LW - Northeastern (Hockey East) - (Drafted 202nd overall by NSH in 2020)

Jachym Kondelik - C - Connecticut (Hockey East) - (Drafted 111th overall by NSH in 2018)

  • Leads UConn in assists (10) and is second in points (15)... Recorded his fifth goal of the season in a 5-4 victory over Boston College on Jan. 8.

Chase McLane - C - Penn State (Big Ten) - (Drafted 209th overall by NSH in 2020)

Luke Reid - D - New Hampshire (Hockey East) - (Drafted 166th overall by NSH in 2020) 

Spencer Stastney - D - Notre Dame (Big Ten) - (Drafted 131st overall by NSH in 2018)

  • Third among Notre Dame skaters in plus-minus (+14)... Second among Notre Dame defensemen in goals (3) and points (13) and sits third in assists (10)... Currently on a three-game point streak (3a)... Posted an assist in back-to-back games vs. Penn State on Jan. 7-8.

Ryan Ufko - D - UMass Amherst (Hockey East) - (Drafted 115th overall by NSH in 2021)

  • Scored at Michigan on Jan. 9, his first since Nov. 13.

Isak Walther - LW - Vermont (Hockey East) - (Drafted 179th overall by NSH in 2019)

European Prospects

Semyon Chistyakov - D - Avangard Omsk (KHL) - (Drafted 117th overall by NSH in 2019)

Simon Knak - RW - HC Davos (Swiss) - (Drafted 179th overall by NSH in 2021)

Anton Olsson - D - Malmo (Sweden) - (Drafted 72 overall by NSH in 2021)

Juuso Parssinen - LW - TPS (Finland) - (Drafted 210th overall by NSH in 2019)

Fedor Svechkov - C - Neva Saint Petersburg (Russia-2) - (Drafted 19th overall by NSH in 2021)

  • Tied an individual single-game season-high when he tallied three assists against Zvezda on Jan. 6, his first game back after representing Russia in the shortened 2022 World Junior Championship.

Adam Wilsby - D - Skellefteå (Sweden) - (Drafted 101st overall by Nashville in 2020)

  • Has three assists in his last five SHL games.

Vladislav Yeryomenko - D - Dinamo Minsk (KHL) - (Drafted 151st overall by NSH in 2018)

Goaltenders

Iaroslav Askarov - G - SKA Saint Petersburg (KHL) - (Drafted 11th overall by NSH in 2020)

  • Made a season-high 30 saves in an overtime loss to Ugra on Jan. 10... Stopped 17 of 19 shots to earn a win on Jan. 6 in his first game back with Neva Saint Petersburg after representing Russia in the 2022 World Junior Championship.

Devin Cooley - G - Milwaukee (AHL) - (Signed as a free agent by NSH in 2020)

Ethan Haider - G - Clarkson (ECAC) - (Drafted 148th overall by NSH in 2019)

Connor Ingram - G - Milwaukee (AHL) - (Acquired via trade with TBL)

  • Tied for fourth among AHL goalies in wins (10)... Second among AHL goalies in minutes with 1244:46... Earned his 10th win of the season after stopping 25 of 28 shots on Jan. 7 vs. Cleveland.

Konstantin Volkov - G - Assat (Finland) - (Drafted 168th overall by NSH in 2016)

Tomas Vomacka - G - Florida (ECHL) - (Drafted 154th overall by NSH in 2017)

  • Reassigned to Milwaukee from Nashville's taxi squad on Jan. 9.
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