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by Kevin Wilson / 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 Canadian Junior action, out West, Jonathon Blum and Vancouver swept Mark Santorelli and Chilliwack, 4-0 in the best-of-seven first round series. Santorelli posted five points in the four games, while Blum picked up three points, including an assist on the overtime winner in Game 3. In the Ontario Hockey League, Nick Spaling and Kitchener swept Jeremy Smith and Plymouth, 4-0 in the best-of-seven first round series. Spaling had a huge series with four goals and 11 points, while Smith stopped 133 shots in the four games (33.3 average).

 
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)
37
4
11
15
47
2
C

Blake Geoffrion

U. of Wisconsin (WCHA)
34
10
19
29
52
8
C

Ben Ryan

U. of Notre Dame (CCHA)
43
10
14
24
22
-2
D

Craig Switzer

New Hampshire (H-East)
37
6
14
20
53
12
LW

Ryan Thang

U. of Notre Dame (CCHA)
43
16
11
27
44
6
 
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
2
0
1
1
0
1
C

Stanislav Balan

RI OKNA Zlin (CzRep)
46
2
6
8
46
2
 
 
Post-Season
8
1
0
1
8
-4
D

Robert Dietrich

DEG Metro Stars (GER)
9
1
1
2
12
-2
 
 
Post-Season
7
0
2
2
0
-1
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
7
1
1
2
2
-1
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
12
3
2
5
14
-1
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
7
1
0
1
4
0
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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