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Pu continues to produce for London

by Kris Baker @SabresProspects /


Cliff Pu (2016, third round) got the week off on the right foot Monday, batting home his 32nd goal of the year from beneath the hash marks as London doubled Ottawa 4-2. The top-line centerman recorded one helper each in a win over Windsor on Friday and a loss to Owen Sound on Saturday, and continued to produce Sunday with his 33rd goal of the season as the Knights dominated Guelph 8-1. 

Tweet from @SabresProspects: WATCH: Cliff Pu gets low and swats home the game winner, his 32nd goal of the year, in London's Monday victory at Ottawa #Sabres

Tweet from @SabresProspects: WATCH: London's Cliff Pu goes untouched up the gut and deposits the feed for his 33rd goal of the season. #Sabres

Pu, who has points in six consecutive contests, leads the Knights this season with 76 points through 54 games.

Austin Osmanski (2016, seventh round) jumped into the play and scored his second goal of the season Friday as Mississauga romped 10-1 over Peterborough.

Tweet from @SabresProspects: WATCH: Mississauga D Austin Osmanski gets in on the fun with his second goal of the year in the Steelheads' 10-1 romp over Peterborough

The second-year defender did not record a point in three others games last week to enter March with seven points through 48 contests.

Lethbridge forward Giorgio Estephan (2015, sixth round), who was blanked for just the fifth time since January 1 Wednesday in a 3-1 loss to Moose Jaw, lit the lamp with a beautifully placed shot Friday to help the Hurricanes to a 4-3 decision over Brandon. 

Tweet from @SabresProspects: WATCH: Nice release from Lethbridge C Giorgio Estephan results in his 27th of the season. #Sabres

He'd end the week with an assist Saturday in a 5-3 triumph at Kootenay. Through 58 games, Estephan has produced 27 goals and 72 points. 

Kelowna defenseman Devante Stephens (2015, fifth round) recorded four points in the week's four games, including his 11th goal of the year Sunday in a 9-5 victory at Spokane. Stephens has had a breakout campaign on the Rockets' blueline, registering 33 points and a plus-28 rating in 58 games.

Vojtech Budik (2016, fifth round) added two more helpers to his stack as Prince Albert won one of the week's three games. Budik has 10 assists in his last 11 games to boost his season total to 24 points (0+24) in 53 contests.

Brandon Hagel (2016, sixth round) notched three assists last week as Red Deer won three of their four contests. The hard-working winger has connected for 22 goals and 56 points in 57 games.

Brendan Guhle (2015, second round) remained out of the Prince George lineup with a lower body injury. Guhle has played 40 games this season, snatching 12 goals and 24 points.


Vasily Glotov (2016, seventh round) contributed four shots on goal Friday as Cape Breton was dealt a 5-2 loss to Sherbrooke, and was again blanked in Saturday's 3-2 overtime win over Saint John. Glotov has collected 13 goals and 47 points in 56 appearances with the Screaming Eagles.


Freshman defender Philip Nyberg (2016, fifth round) scored his first collegiate goal, the game-winner, Friday as Connecticut got past New Hampshire 5-3. Nyberg continues to his produce on Saturday, notching one assist as the Huskies swept the Wildcats with a 4-2 victory. Nyberg has played 14 games with Connecticut since leaving the USHL mid-season, recording one goal and six points. 

Max Willman (2014, fifth round) notched assists in back-to-back games over the weekend as Brown was dealt a pair of losses 7-2 at Princeton and 4-1 at Quinnipiac. In 29 games, Willman has broken through for 10 goals and 25 points.

Cal Petersen (2013, fifth round) was sharp in making 37 saves Friday as Notre Dame defeated Boston University 3-1. The third-year goaltender did not have the same luck Saturday, allowing four goals on 36 shots in a 4-1 loss to the Terriers. Petersen has a record of 19-10-5 with a 2.12 GAA and .927 save%.
Notre Dame forward Connor Hurley (2013, second round) is out for the season after scoring four goals and 16 points in 21 contests.

Sean Malone (2013, sixth round) picked up an assist Friday in Harvard's 4-1 win over Clarkson, and was kept off the score sheet the following night as the Crimson clinched top spot in the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference with a 6-3 victory over St. Lawrence. Malone is currently tied for fourth in team scoring with 32 points (14+18) in 29 games.

Ivan Chukarov (2015, seventh round) connected from the top of the circle for his second goal of the season Friday as Massachusetts was defeated by Providence 6-2. Chularov, who produced a plus-1 rating Saturday in a 2-1 loss to the Friars, has eight points and 68 shots on goal in 34 games.

Judd Peterson (2012, seventh round) tied the game with 2:22 left in regulation Friday as St. Cloud State fell to Denver 4-3 in overtime. 

Tweet from @SabresProspects: WATCH: Judd Peterson ties it late as SCSU falls at Denver in OT.

Peterson logged a minus-3 rating the next night as the Huskies were hammered by Denver 7-2, leaving the junior forward with 10 goals and 15 points in 32 games.

Defenseman Will Borgen (2015, fourth round) was his usual physical self over the weekend as St. Cloud dropped a pair of games at Denver. Borgen has 11 points (2+9) through 31 games.

Casey Fitzgerald (2016, third round) posted a combined two shots on goal and a minus-4 rating as Boston College dropped both ends of a home-and-home series with Massachusetts-Lowell by scores of 4-1 and 3-1. Fitzgerald has five goals and 20 points in 33 games.

Boston College forward Christopher Brown (2014, sixth round) returned over the weekend from a six-game absence due to mononucleosis. The sophomore was unable to post any statistics as the Eagles were swept by Massachusetts-Lowell. Brown has appeared in 30 games, recording seven goals and 22 points.

Anthony Florentino (2013, fifth round) posted a combined seven shots on goal over the weekend as Providence swept Massachusetts with 6-2 and 2-1 triumphs. The senior defenseman has nine goals and 17 points in 27 appearances with Friars.

Brett Murray (2016, fourth round) was unable to get any points as Penn State earned the road sweep at Michigan State with 4-2 and 4-1 victories. The freshman power forward has one assist through his first 10 NCAA tilts.


Almtuna IS goaltender Jonas Johansson (2014, third round) made 26 saves Wednesday in a 3-1 triumph over Sodertalje SK, and stopped 24 of 25 shots Saturday to backstop a 5-1 victory over IF Bjorkloven. Johansson has gone 16-17 this season with a 2.24 GAA and .914 save%.

Farjestad BK forward Rasmus Asplund (2016, second round) was unable to score Tuesday in a 2-0 victory over Djurgarden IF, but got back on track with an empty-net goal Thursday to seal a 2-0 shutout of Karlskrona HK. Asplund completed the week with 14:17 of work in Saturday's 5-1 loss to Linkoping HC, leaving the talented pivot with 17 points (4+13) and 34 shots on goal in 34 games.

Victor Olofsson (2014, seventh round) added three more assists in the week's three games as Frolunda HC dropped a pair of decisions before getting back in the win column on Saturday by sneaking past Leksands IF 5-4. Olofsson has nine goals and 26 points in 46 games. He had seven points in his last eight games.

Gustav Possler (2013, fifth round) was unable to produce as Djurgarden IF won twice and lost once. Possler has appeared in 16 games this season, notching two goals and one assist.


For more on all the youngsters in the Sabres pipeline, check out Kris Baker's website, You can also follow him on Twitter (@SabresProspects) for in-game updates throughout the week on any Buffalo prospects that are in action.

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