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Predators Prospect Update (Jan. 9)

by Staff Writer / Nashville Predators
Ben Ryan and Ryan Thang lead the NCAA's No. 1 ranked Notre Dame Fighting Irish into action this weekend against University of Alaska Fairbanks. Thang and Ryan both rank among the team's top-five goal scorers. In Junior action, Jonathon Blum and Chet Pickard return to WHL play after participating in the World Junior Championships, while goaltender Jeremy Smith was traded from the Plymouth Whalers to the Niagara Ice Dogs.


CANADIAN HOCKEY LEAGUE
POS NAME CLUB (LEAGUE) GP G A PTS PIM +/-
D Jonathon Blum Vancouver Giants (WHL) 28 14 30 44 12 41
                 
GOALTENDERS CLUB (LEAGUE) GP W L OT GAA SV%
  Chet Pickard Tri-City Americans (WHL) 27 18 7 2 2.50 .914
  Jeremy Smith Niagara IceDogs (OHL) 0 0 0 0 0.00 .000
    Plymouth Whalers (OHL)* 17 3 9 2 4.79 .873
                 
NATIONAL COLLEGIATE ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
POS NAME CLUB (LEAGUE) GP G A PTS PIM +/-
RW Ryan Flynn U. of Minnesota (WCHA) 18 3 6 9 38 0
D Jeff Foss R.P.I. (ECAC) 18 0 2 2 35 -3
C Blake Geoffrion U. of Wisconsin (WCHA) 19 8 4 12 39 -4
C Ben Ryan U. of Notre Dame (CCHA) 20 5 6 11 20 2
LW Taylor Stefishen Ohio State Unversity (CCHA) 5 1 2 3 0 3
LW Ryan Thang U. of Notre Dame (CCHA) 21 6 5 11 22 6
C Colin Wilson Boston University (Hockey East) 16 7 14 21 16 5
                 
EUROPEAN LEAGUES
POS NAME CLUB (LEAGUE) GP G A PTS PIM +/-
RW Jonas Andersson Karpat Oulu (Finland) 35 15 18 33 24 9
C Stanislav Balan RI OKNA Zlin (CzRep) 32 4 2 6 39 -3
RW Matt Ellison Dynamo Riga (KHL) 40 10 14 24 74 -7
LW Konstantin Glazachev Barys Astana (KHL) 41 21 16 37 24 3
D Roman Josi Bern (Switzerland) 32 7 15 22 10 0
D Denis Kulyash CSKA Moscow (KHL) 40 8 7 15 44 -3
C Jani Lajunen Espoo (Finland) 22 1 1 2 4 -2
    Espoo Jr. (Finland-Jr.) 12 7 6 13 8 8
D Anton Lavrentiev HK Chelny (Russia-3) -- -- -- -- -- --
C Denis Platonov Metallurg Magnitogorsk (KHL) 40 10 10 20 73 2
RW Alexander Radulov Salavat Yulaev Ufa (KHL) 40 18 22 40 78 25
C Grigory Shafigulin Ak Bars Kazan (KHL) 28 4 5 9 18 1
LW Niko Snellman LeKi (Finland-2)* 3 0 0 0 0 -2
    Ilves Tampere Jr. (Finland Jr.) 5 0 0 0 8 -5
C Sergei Soin Severstal Cherepovets (KHL) 37 6 13 19 28 -4
                 
GOALTENDERS CLUB (LEAGUE) GP W L T GAA SV%
  Atte Engren TPS Turku (Finland) 4 1 1 2 2.47 .904
    K-Vantaa (Finland-2) 5 3 2 0 2.05 .917
    TPS Turku-Jr. (Fin.-Jr.) 2 1 1 0 4.00 .862
  Anders Lindback Brynas (Sweden) 14 -- -- -- 3.04 .900
    Brynas Jr. (Swe-Jr.) 3 -- -- -- 2.35 .928
  Rustam Sidikov Valk-494 Tartu (Estonia) -- -- -- -- -- --
                 
ECHL
POS NAME CLUB (LEAGUE) GP G A PTS PIM +/-
RW Ian McKenzie Cincinnati Cyclones 18 5 0 5 10 2
RW Mark Santorelli Cincinnati Cyclones 6 1 2 3 0 -3
                 
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