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Prospect Report: March 11, 2020

Mayhew's 39 goals are the most in an AHL season since 2011-12

by Minnesota Wild @mnwild / Wild.com

The Iowa Wild went 1-1-1 in three games last week and is 24-6-4 in its last 34 games. The Wild lost 5-1 at San Jose (3/4). F J.T. Brown scored and G Mat Robson made 26 saves. Iowa earned a point in a 4-3 shootout loss at Manitoba (3/7). F Luke Johnson (1-1=2), F Cody McLeod and F Kyle Rau scored, F Sam Anas tallied two assists and Robson made 32 saves. The Wild won 3-2 at Manitoba (3/8). Anas (1-1=2), Johnson and F Colton Beck scored and Robson made 31 saves. Anas leads the AHL in scoring with 69 points (20-49=69), assists and PPA (34). His point total is a franchise record. F Gerald Mayhew, reassigned to Iowa on Tuesday, leads the AHL in goals (39) and GWG (10), ranks T-2nd in PPG (13) and T-3rd in scoring with 61 points. His 39 goals are the most in the AHL since 2011-12. D Brennan Menell leads AHL defensemen in assists and ranks T-1st in scoring with 46 points (5-41=46). D Louie Belpedio ranks fifth amongst AHL defensemen in shots on goal (149). F Kaapo Kahkonen, who has missed the last three games due to injury, leads the AHL with 25 wins and seven shutouts.

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Prospect Report: Kaprizov wins KHL goal-scoring title, Boldy scores twice

It was the second consecutive season Kaprizov led the KHL in goals

by Tyler Savitsky / Wild.com

It was an exciting week for the prospects in the Minnesota Wild system. The KHL regular season came to an end and the playoffs began for Kirill Kaprizov; Matt Boldy, Jack McBain and Marshall Warren head toward the end of their regular season at Boston College, amongst much more.

Here are the three top performers of the week.


Kirill Kaprizov - CSKA Moscow (KHL)

Kaprizov wrapped up the KHL regular season with a goal and an assist in a 6-0 CSKA Moscow win on Friday. The 22-year-old led the KHL in goals this season for the second consecutive year, scoring 33 times. He also added 29 assists this season, with his 62 points being the third-best mark in the league.

Tweet from @khl_eng: No-look pass #1, no-look pass #2, and here comes Kirill Kaprizov. pic.twitter.com/kUdXfhElvD

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Prospect Report: March 4, 2020

Iowa has won 23 of its last 31 games

by Minnesota Wild @mnwild / Wild.com

The Iowa Wild went 2-0-1 in three games last week and is 23-5-3 in its last 31 games. Iowa earned a 5-2 win vs. Chicago at Wells Fargo Arena (2/25). F Sam Anas (0-3=3) and F Luke Johnson (3-0=3) led the Wild with three points each, D Brennan Menell tallied two assists and G Kaapo Kahkonen made 21 saves. The Wild earned a 2-0 shutout victory at Stockton (2/29). D Josh Atkinson recorded two assists. F Connor Dewar and F Mike Liambas scored and Kahkonen stopped all 35 shots faced for his fifth shutout in his last 11 games. Iowa lost 2-1 in overtime at San Jose (3/2). Anas scored the lone goal and Kahkonen made 25 saves. Anas leads the AHL in scoring with 64 points (19-45=64), assists and PPA (31). Menell leads AHL defensemen in assists and ranks second in scoring with 43 points (5-38=43) and PPA (19). Louie Belpedio ranks fourth amongst league defensemen in shots (144). F Nico Sturm ranks T-3rd amongst AHL rookies in GWG (4). Connor Dewar and Sturm rank T-5th amongst AHL rookie forwards with plus-10 ratings. Kahkonen leads the AHL in wins and shutouts (7) and ranks fourth in GAA and SV%. He was named the AHL Goalie of the Month going 8-1-0 with a 1.22 GAA, a .959 SV% and four shutouts in nine games in February.

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Prospect Report: Feb. 25, 2020

Kaapo Kahkonen leads the AHL in wins and shutouts

by Minnesota Wild @mnwild / Wild.com

Iowa Wild went 2-1-0 in three games last week and is 21-5-2 in its last 28 games. Iowa won its first game of the week, 3-2, against Milwaukee at UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena (2/19). F Kyle Rau, F Dmitry Sokolov and F Nico Sturm each scored for the Wild and G Kaapo Kahkonen stopped 29-of-31 shots. The Wild fell in its second game of the week, 4-3, against the Stars at H-E-B Center at Cedar Park (2/21). F Sam Anas, Rau and Sokolov scored and Kahkonen made 20 saves. Iowa earned a 4-0 shutout victory at Texas (2/22) in its final game of the week. F Brandon Duhaime, F Luke Johnson, F Mike Liambas and D Hunter Warner scored and Kahkonen stopped all 30 shots faced for his fourth shutout in his last nine games. F Gerald Mayhew, recalled by the Wild Sunday, leads the AHL in scoring with 61 points (39-22=61) and GWG (10), ranks T-2nd in PPG (13) and third in shots (176). Anas leads the AHL in assists and PPA (28) and ranks second in scoring with 60 points (18-42=60). D Brennan Menell leads AHL defensemen in scoring and assists and ranks second in PPA (18). D Louie Belpedio ranks fourth amongst AHL defensemen in shots (138). Kahkonen leads the AHL in wins (23) and shutouts (six), ranks fourth in GAA and T-5th in SV%.

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Prospect Report: Feb. 18, 2020

Mayhew and Anas lead the AHL in scoring

by Minnesota Wild @mnwild / Wild.com

The Iowa Wild went 2-1-0 in three games last week and is 19-4-2 in its last 25 games. Iowa won its first game, 2-1, against San Antonio at Wells Fargo Arena last Tuesday. F Luke Johnson and F Gerald Mayhew scored, D Brennan Menell recorded two assists and G Kaapo Kahkonen stopped 31-of-32 shots. The Wild shutout the Gulls, 3-0, at home on Friday. Mayhew registered his second career hat trick, F Nico Sturm tallied two assists and Kahkonen stopped all 35 shots faced. Iowa lost, 5-2, vs. San Diego on Saturday. Johnson and F Dmitry Sokolov scored and G Mat Robson made 30 saves. Mayhew (39-20=59) and F Sam Anas (17-42=59) lead the AHL in scoring with 59 points this season. Mayhew also leads the AHL in goals and GWG (10), ranks T-2nd in PPG (13) and third in shots on goal (170). He has recorded a point in 20 of his last 23 games (25-14=39). Anas leads the League in assists and PPA (28) and has tallied 35 points (10-25=35) in the last 22 contests. Menell ranks T-1st amongst AHL defensemen in assists, second in PPA (18) and third in scoring. D Louie Belpedio ranks fifth in shots amongst AHL defenseman (132). Kahkonen leads the AHL in wins, ranks T-1st in shutouts (five) and fifth in GAA and T-5th in SV%.

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Prospect Report: Feb. 11, 2020

Iowa is 8-0-1 in its last nine games

by Minnesota Wild @mnwild / Wild.com

The Iowa Wild won all three home games played last week to stretch its franchise best home win streak to eight games. Iowa is 8-0-1 in its last nine games overall and 17-3-2 in its last 22 contests. The Wild shutout the Rampage, 4-0, Wednesday. D Matt Bartkowski, D Louie Belpedio, D Turner Ottenbreit and F Mason Shaw scored and G Kaapo Kahkonen stopped all 19 shots faced. Iowa earned a 5-2 victory against Stockton Saturday. F Sam Anas tallied a career-high five points (2-3=5), F Gerald Mayhew collected three points (2-1=3) and Kahkonen made 36 saves. The Wild defeated the Heat, 7-4, Sunday. Mayhew (2-2=4), F J.T. Brown (1- 2=3), F Luke Johnson (1-2=3), Anas (0-2=2) and D Brennan Menell (1-1=2) all registered multi-point games and G Mat Robson made 25 saves. Anas leads the AHL in scoring with 57 points (17-40=57), assists and PPA (27). He has tallied 33 points (10-23=33) in the last 19 contests. Mayhew leads the AHL in goals (35) and GWG (8), ranks second in scoring with 55 points (35-20=55) and PPG (13) and third in shots (159). He has recorded a point in 18 of his last 20 games (21-14=35). Menell ranks second amongst AHL defensemen in scoring with 36 points (5-31=36), assists and PPA (17). Belpedio ranks fifth amongst AHL defensemen in shots (124). Kahkonen leads the AHL in wins, ranks T-2nd in shutouts (4), sixth in GAA and 10th in SV%.

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Prospect Report: Feb. 4, 2020

Mayhew was named the AHL Player of the Month for January

by Minnesota Wild @mnwild / Wild.com

The Iowa Wild earned a 4-1 victory against Grand Rapids at Wells Fargo Arena (1/31) in its only game last week. F Sam Anas led the Wild with three points (1-2=3). F J.T. Brown, F Gerald Mayhew and D Keaton Thompson each scored a goal. G Kaapo Kahkonen stopped 27-of-28 shots. Iowa is 14-3-2 in its last 19 games and ranks fifth in the AHL with 60 points. Mayhew was named the AHL Player of the Month (2/3) after scoring 19 points (12-7=19) in 11 games in January. He leads the AHL in goals (31) and GWG (7), ranks T-1st in PPG (12), third in scoring with 48 points (31-17=48) and fifth in shots (145). He has recorded a point in 16 of his last 17 games (17-11=28). Anas leads the AHL in assists (34) and PPA (24) and ranks second in scoring with 49 points (15-34=49). He has tallied 25 points (8-17=25) in the last 16 contests. D Brennan Menell ranks second amongst AHL defensemen in assists (29) and PPA (16) and third in scoring with 33 points (4-29=33). Kahkonen ranks T-2nd in the AHL in wins, T-3rd in shutouts and T-5th in GAA.

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Prospect Report: Jan. 28, 2020

Mayhew leads the AHL with 30 goals

by Minnesota Wild @mnwild / Wild.com

The Iowa Wild went 2-0-1 in three games last week and is 6-2-2 in its last 10 contests. Iowa ranks T-4th in the AHL with 58 points. The Wild lost 4-3 in a shootout at Grand Rapids on Wednesday. F Gerald Mayhew scored twice, F Sam Anas tallied a goal and an assist, D Brennan Menell recorded two assists and G Kaapo Kahkonen made 43 saves. F Nico Sturm scored the lone goal and Kahkonen stopped all 33 shots faced in Iowa's 1-0 home win vs. Manitoba on Friday. The Wild claimed a 4-3 win vs. Manitoba on Saturday at Wells Fargo Arena in its final game before the AHL All-Star Game. Anas, Mayhew, F Will Bitten and F Kyle Rau scored and G Mat Robson made 33 saves. Mayhew leads the AHL in goals (30), ranks T-1st in PPG (11) and GWG (6), second in scoring with 47 points (30-17=47) and T-4th in shots (142). He has recorded a point in 15 of the last 16 games (16-11=27). Anas leads the AHL in PPA (23), ranks T-1st in assists and T-3rd in scoring with 46 points (14-32=46). Menell ranks second amongst AHL defensemen in assists, T-3rd in scoring with 32 points (4-28=32) and T-7th in shots (103). Kahkonen ranks T-3rd in the AHL in shutouts and wins and T-7th in GAA.

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Prospect Report: Jan. 21, 2020

Kahkonen ranks T-2nd in the AHL in wins

by Minnesota Wild @mnwild / Wild.com

The Iowa Wild went 3-1-0 in four games last week and is 7-2-1 in its last 10 contests. The Wild earned a 5-2 victory against the Condors at Mechanics Bank Arena (1/14). F Gerald Mayhew led the team with three points (2-1=3). D Brennan Menell (1-1=2), F Luke Johnson (1-1=2) and F Dmitry Sokolov (1-1=2) each tallied two points. G Kaapo Kahkonen made 17 saves. Iowa lost 3-1 to San Jose at Wells Fargo Arena (1/17). Sokolov scored and Kahkonen made 27 saves. The Wild earned a 4-3 overtime win against the Barracudas in Des Moines (1/18). D Louie Belpedio (1-1=2), F Will Bitten (0-2=2) and Sokolov (2-0=2) recorded two points apiece. G Mat Robson made 23 saves. Iowa won 4-2 at home against Texas (1/20). F Kyle Bauman, F Kyle Rau, F J.T. Brown (GWG and assist) and Mayhew all scored in the third period, Menell added two assists and Kahkonen made 29 saves. Mayhew leads the AHL in goals, ranks T-1st in GWG (6), T-2nd in scoring with 43 points (27-16=43) and fourth in shots (129). F Sam Anas ranks T-1st in the AHL in assists and T-2nd in scoring with 43 points (12-31=43). Rau ranks third on the team in scoring with 35 points (10-25=35). Menell ranks T-4th in scoring amongst AHL defensemen with 29 points (4-25=29). Kahkonen ranks T-2nd in the AHL with 15 wins.

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Prospect Report: Jan. 14, 2020

Gerry Mayhew leads the AHL with 24 goals

by Minnesota Wild @mnwild / Wild.com

The Iowa Wild went 1-1-1 in three games last week. The Wild won its first game of the week with a 3-2 victory at San Diego (1/8)…F Sam Anas (2-0=2) and F Gerald Mayhew (0-2=2) each led the team with two points. G Mat Robson stopped 28-of-30 shots. Iowa earned a point in its second game of the week with a 4-3 overtime loss at San Diego (1/10). Anas (1-1=2) and Mayhew (1-1=2) tallied two points apiece. Robson made 30 saves. The Wild fell in its final game of the week, 5-2, at Bakersfield (1/11). F Dmitry Sokolov led the team with two points (1-1=2) and G Kaapo Kahkonen stopped 22-of-26 shots. Anas ranks T-2nd in the AHL in scoring with 41 points (12-29=41). Mayhew leads the AHL in goals (24), ranks third in shots (124) and T-4th in scoring with 39 points (24-15=39). Rau ranks third on the team in scoring with 33 points (8-25=33) and has recorded a point in 14 of his last 16 games (4-20=24). D Brennan Menell ranks T-5th amongst AHL defensemen in scoring. Kahkonen ranks T-5th in the AHL in wins.

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