Houston Aeros: 6-5-1-2 (15 points) Second Place in South Division
The Houston Aeros picked up three points during the week, going 1-2-0-1 to remain in second place in the AHL’s South Division. Houston suffered a 6-4 loss to the Toronto Marlies on home ice Thursday, surrendering four goals in the third period. The Aeros hosted Lake Erie Friday night and came back to earn a point in a 5-4 shootout loss. Houston completed its homestand with a 4-2 loss against the Texas Stars Sunday. The Aeros finished the week of games by traveling to San Antonio and earning a 7-5 matinee victory.
Winger Jason Zucker tallied at least one point in all four of the contests, totaling seven points (5-2=7) and a plus-3 rating during the week to move into the team lead with 12 points (7-5=12) in 10 games this season. Right wing Justin Fontaine recorded points in all four games, totaling seven points (2-5=7) on the week.
The Aeros visit Rockford Friday at 7:05 p.m. CT, before hosting the IceHogs in a special contest at Xcel Energy Center on Sunday at 5 p.m. Tickets to Sunday’s game are on sale now at the Xcel Energy Center box office or online.
Wild Prospects Update
Canadian Hockey Leagues
LW Raphael Bussieres - Baie-Comeau (QMJHL): The Wild’s second-round pick in June’s NHL Entry Draft totaled seven points (3-4=7) and a plus-6 rating in three games with Baie-Comeau. In 20 games, he has 22 points (9-13=22) and is plus-11.
D Matt Dumba - Red Deer (WHL): Minnesota’s first-round pick in June’s Draft notched two goals at a plus-1 rating in two games last week. On the year, the blueliner has 13 points (5-8=13) and 31 PIM in 21 games. Named an alternate captain for Team WHL in the CHL’s Subway Super Series vs. Russia Nov. 14 and 15. Dumba Wild.com's featured prospect of the week.
C Tyler Graovac - Ottawa (OHL): Totaled two assists in three games with Ottawa last week. Leads all OHL players with 18 goals and has already matched his OHL season high with 27 points on the year. Recorded a goal and plus-1 rating for Team OHL in a split of games with Russia during the CHL’s Subway Super Series last week.
D Colton Jobke - Regina (WHL): Notched an assist and a plus-2 rating in two games for the Pats last week. Has 13 points (1-12=13) and 42 PIM in 15 games.
D John Draeger - Michigan State (CCHA): Minnesota’s fourth-round selection in the 2012 Draft totaled two points (1-1=2) and a +4 rating in three games with Dubuque.
RW Adam Gilmour - Muskegon (USHL): Minnesota’s fourth-round selection in the 2012 Draft recorded a goal and an assist during a weekend split with Dubuque. In 12 games, the forward has 7 points (3-4=7) and a plus-1 rating. He is this week's Wild.com featured prospect, learn more about him, here.
RW Anthony Hamburg - RIT (AHA): Skated in two games as RIT lost to Mercyhurst and Canisius. In nine games, the forward has three points (1-2=3).
LW Erik Haula - University of Minnesota (WCHA): Totaled three points (1-2=3) in win and tie at Alaska Anchorage over the weekend. Leads the Gophers with 11 points and five goals this season, as the team is ranked No. 3 in the country.
LW Mario Lucia - Notre Dame (CCHA): Suffered a broken leg before the start of his first season with the Irish and is out indefinitely. Notre Dame is ranked No. 7 in the country.
LW Louis Nanne - Penticton (BCHL): Skated in two losses with Penticton last week. Penticton is the No. 2 ranked team in the BCHL with a record of 13-5-0-2. Nanne has recorded 13 points (4-9=13) in 14 games this year.
D Nick Seeler - Nebraska Omaha (WCHA): Tallied an assist and 2 PIM in two victories vs. Minnesota Duluth over the weekend. The freshman has five points (1-4=5) and is plus-5 in 10 games at UNO.
RW Christoph Bertschy - SC Bern (Swiss): Ranked second on Switzerland with six points (3-3=6) in five games at the World Junior A Challenge, finishing third in the tournament. Has one goal for Bertschy in the Swiss Elite League.
D Daniel Gunnarsson - Lulea HF (SEL): Recorded a -1 rating in one game with Lulea last week. Has two goals, two assists and is plus-4 in 20 games.
Johan Gustafsson - Lulea HF (SEL): Allowed four goals in a loss with Lulea last week. Ranks fourth in goals-against average (1.75 GAA) amongst Swedish Elite League goalies and 10th in save percentage (.924 SV%), having stopped 230-of-249 shots.
Stephen Michalek - Harvard (ECAC): Did not play in Harvard’s weekend meetings with Union and RPI.