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Predators Prospect Report (Week of Jan. 28)

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 clicking here.

Predators prospect Pekka Rinne participated in the AHL All-Star Weekend. Rinne took home Top Goaltender Award during the skills competition, stopping 16 of 19 total shots over three events. During the All-Star Game, Rinne allowed three goals on 12 shots in one period of play and left with his team leading by two goals. For more on the AHL All-Star Weekend, click here.

The Predators NCAA prospects had productive series last weekend as New Hampshire's Craig Switzer scored a goal and two assists in two games and Notre Dame teammates Ben Ryan and Ryan Thang each scored two goals in the Fighting Irish's two games.

Across the Atlantic, Patric Hornqvist recorded two goals and three assists with a +3 rating in four games with Djurgardens of the Swedish Elite League, while Russian center Sergei Sonin continued his hot stretch and now has four goals and six points with a +5 rating over his last nine games played. Sonin had recorded eight points in his first 33 games of the season.

Fellow Preds prospects Jeremy Smith and Nick Spaling were named to the OHL All-Star Game. Both will play for the Western Conference. The OHL’s All-Star Classic will take place Feb. 5-6 in Sault Ste. Marie. Smith responded by posting a 2-0 record with a 1.50 goals against average, and .957 save percentage in two starts last week.

CANADIAN HOCKEY LEAGUE

POS

NAME

CLUB (LEAGUE)

GP

G

A

PTS

PIM

+/-

D

Jonathon Blum

Vancouver Giants (WHL)

44

11

34

45

33

17

2nd in WHL points by a defenseman, 4th in assists by a defenseman, 4th in goals by a defenseman, T-8th in entire CHL in points by a defenseman, 10th in entire CHL in assists by a defenseman

C

Mark Santorelli

Chilliwack Bruins (WHL)

50

21

53

74

28

8

2nd in WHL in points, 2nd in points, 4th in entire CHL in assists, 8th in entire CHL in points

LW

Viktor Sjodin

Portland Winter Hawks (WHL)

34

6

6

12

46

-15

C

Nick Spaling

Kitchener Rangers (OHL)

36

28

24

52

14

6

2nd in OHL power-play goals (20), T-9th in game-winning goals (5), 16th in goals

 

GOALTENDERS

CLUB (LEAGUE)

GP

W

L

OT

GAA

SV%

Jeremy Smith

Plymouth Whalers (OHL)

28

17

8

3

2.72

0.922

2nd in the OHL in save percentage, T-3rd in shutouts (3), 9th in goals against average, T-7th in wins

 

NCAA

POS

NAME

CLUB (LEAGUE)

GP

G

A

PTS

PIM

+/-

RW

Ryan Flynn

U. of Minnesota (WCHA)

21

3

7

10

19

2

C

Blake Geoffrion

U. of Wisconsin (WCHA)

22

7

13

20

20

7

C

Ben Ryan

U. of Notre Dame (CCHA)

30

8

11

19

8

0

D

Craig Switzer

New Hampshire (H-East)

23

5

10

15

43

6

LW

Ryan Thang

U. of Notre Dame (CCHA)

30

14

6

20

32

6

T-15th in the NCAA in goals

 

GOALTENDERS

CLUB (LEAGUE)

GP

W

L

T

GAA

SV%

Mark Dekanich

Colgate (ECACHL)

23

10

8

4

2.17

0.924

18th in the NCAA in goals against average;
2-1-1 with a 1.57 GAA and .938 SV% last weekend

 

EUROPE

POS

NAME

CLUB (LEAGUE)

GP

G

A

PTS

PIM

+/-

RW

Jonas Andersson

Karpat Oulu (FIN)

42

11

13

24

42

-4

C

Stanislav Balan

RI OKNA Zlin (CzRep)

39

2

5

7

42

1

D

Robert Dietrich

DEG Metro Stars (GER)

6

1

1

2

12

-3

LW

Konstantin Glazachev

Metallurg Novokuznetsk (RUS)

42

6

9

15

14

-5

C

Patric Hornqvist

Djurgardens IF Stockholm (SWE)

42

16

11

27

52

3

Scored 2-3-5 with +3 rating in last 4 games.

C

Petr Hubacek

HC Vitkovice Steel (CzRep)

34

9

6

15

83

-7

D

Denis Kulyash

CSKA Moscow (RUS)

43

8

9

17

48

6

D

Teemu Laakso

HIFK Helsinki (FIN)

42

3

4

7

26

3

D

Anton Lavrentiev

HK Chelny (RUS-3)

--

--

--

--

--

--

D

Andrei Mukhachev

Khimik Mytische (RUS)

39

2

12

14

61

16

LW

Konstantin Panov

Lada Togliatti (RUS)

42

9

11

20

24

-7

C

Denis Platonov

Metallurg Magnitogorsk (RUS)

47

12

7

19

68

3

D

Kirill Safronov

SKA St. Petersburg (RUS)

47

8

12

20

35

9

D

Richard Stehlik

Sparta Praha (CzRep)

9

0

0

0

20

0

C

Grigory Shafigulin

Ak Bars Kazan (RUS)

34

5

4

9

100

0

LW

Niko Snellman

Ilves Tampere Jr. (FIN-Jr.)

27

5

11

16

121

2

C

Sergei Soin

Severstal Cherepovets (RUS)

42

5

9

14

18

2

Scored 4-2-6 with +5 rating in last 9 games.

 

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.)

24

--

--

--

2.60

.915



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