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Next Wave: April 8

Jonathan Dahlen is helping Timra navigate the Allsvenskan playoffs

by Kyle Stuetzel /

In our previous update, three prospects and their respective teams made the NCAA Championship, including Thomas Bordeleau (Michigan), Scott Reedy (Minnesota), and Jasper Weatherby (North Dakota). Ozzy Wiesblatt started his WHL season with a Gordie Howe hat trick and Vlad Kotkov opened his QMJHL season with 11 points in six games.

Let's take a dive into this week's update of our Next Wave report, presented by Kaiser Permanente:

Dahlen is Haulin'

Jonathan Dahlen is helping Timra through the Allsvenskan playoffs and was also a top performer in the qualifications as well, registering six points (three goals, three assists) in six games. Thus far through seven league playoff games, Dahlen remains a point-per-game player with seven points (four goals, three assists) in seven contests. He co-leads his team in points, leads in goals and ranks tied for third among Allsvenskan skaters in the postseason in goals, and is tied for fourth in assists. He also had a beautiful overtime game-winner to help Timra to a 2-0 series lead on Apr. 5.

Fresh Catch

Scott Reedy officially signed with the San Jose Sharks on Apr. 2, and has since joined the Barracuda. Reedy finished an impressive season co-leading the NCAA in game-winning goals (6) and finished third on Minnesota in points. Reedy appeared in his first professional game with the Cuda on Apr. 6 against the Henderson Silver Knights and despite going scoreless, he did register one shootout goal in the contest. First professional goal?

Robins Hood

Tristen Robins saw his seven-game point streak from Mar. 19-31 come to an end after going scoreless on Apr. 2. He jumped right back on the horse and picked up another two points in his next two contests (1g, 1a) and has recorded at least one point in 11 of his 13 games this season. 

Notable players:

  • Adam Raska, our most recent Sharks Prospect of the Week, has points in six straight games (4g, 8a). He recorded a single-game career-high in assists and points with a four-assist night on Apr. 2.
  • Jasper Weatherby scored two goals in the opening game of the NCAA Championships for North Dakota against American International. He followed up with one assist in the second contest, where North Dakota ultimately fell in a five-overtime game against Minnesota Duluth.
  • Artemi Kniazev recorded a nine-game point streak from Mar. 2-31 (5g, 9a)
  • Alexei Melnichuk stopped 25 of 26 shots on Apr. 6 against Henderson (AHL) in a 2-1 shootout loss. It was his second game in which he allowed one goal or less this year with the Barracuda.
  • Ozzy Wiesblatt collected his second three-assist contest this season on Apr. 3.

For the full Sharks player report, click here.

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