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Wild Prospects Report - Nov. 30

by Staff Writer / Minnesota Wild


NOVEMBER 30, 2005

 Wild media relations guru Aaron Sickman (above) offers up his Prospects Report.
HOUSTON AEROS (15-7-1-1, 1st place West Division) – Houston completes a four-game homestand by hosting Cleveland on Wednesday and Sunday in its only two games this week…The Aeros split a pair of contests against the Milwaukee Admirals at Toyota Center last week with each team claiming a 3-0 win…Brian Finley made 39 saves for his third straight shutout of Houston and fifth against the Aeros overall, and Timofei Shishkanov scored two goals, as Milwaukee defeated Houston 3-0 on Sunday...G Josh Harding stopped 33 shots…Rookie LW Roman Voloshenko tallied a goal and an assist, linemates RW Kirby Law and C Erik Westrum each set up two goals and Harding made 33 saves for his fifth career shutout, as the Aeros defeated the Admirals 3-0 on Friday…Former Admiral Bryan Lundbohm and rookie C Patrick O’Sullivan also scored… Law, O’Sullivan and Westrum each notched a goal and an assist, and Taticek also scored for Houston…Westrum continues to lead the AHL in scoring with 32 points (10-22=32) while linemate Law ranks tied for sixth with 25 points (10-15=25)…D Curtis Murphy ranks tied for third in scoring amongst AHL defensemen with 17 points (3-14=17)…Voloshenko ranks tied for fourth in rookie scoring with 20 points (13-7=20) and O’Sullivan ranks tied for seventh with 16 points (7-9=16)…The Aeros are the only team with two players in the top 10 of rookie scoring…Harding is 11-5-0 with a 2.50 GAA and a .926 save percentage…He ranks first in the AHL in wins and tied for fifth in save percentage.

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C Kyle Bailey - Portland (WHL) - Has scored 26 points in 23 games on seven goals and 19 assists. Ranks fourth on the team in scoring, second in assists, and tied for second in penalty minutes with 63.

LW Patrick Bordeleau - Val-D’Or (QMJHL) - Ranks fourth on his team in scoring with nine goals and 15 assists in 24 games. He has tallied six power play goals.

D Riley Emmerson - Tri-City (WHL) - Has scored one goal in 23 games and accumulated 38 penalty minutes.

LW Matt Kassian - Kamloops (WHL) - Picked up five points in 27 games on three goals and two assists. Two of his markers have come on the power play.

LW Benoit Pouliot - Sudbury (OHL) - Has racked up 32 points (15-17=32) in 21 games with Sudbury. Leads the club in goals and scoring, is tied for first iwht a +12 rating, tied for second in assists and third in penalty minutes with 66. Six goals have come on the power play and three have been shorthanded.

D A.J. Thelen - Prince Albert (WHL) - Scored four goals and nine assists in 27 games to tie for fifth on the team in scoring and is fourth in assists. Has three power play goals.


D Anthony Aiello - Boston College (HE) - Has played in eight games as a freshman and registered one assist.

RW Mike Erickson - Western Michigan (CCHA) - Ranks third on the team in scoring with four goals and five assists in 12 games. Leads the team with four power play goals.

C Danny Irmen - Minnesota (WCHA) - Scored two goals and two assists in five games after missing nine games with a broken finger.

F Ryan Jones - Miami (CCHA) - Leads Miami with six goals and is tied for fourth on the team in scoring with 10 points.

C Kyle Wilson - Colgate (ECAC) - Has 18 points in 13 games with 11 goals and seven assists. Is tied for first on the team in goals and tied for second in scoring. Leads the team with seven power play goals.


D Georgi Misharin - CSKA Moscow (Russia) - Has eight points on one goal and seven assists in 27 games played.

Julien Sprunger - HC Fribourg (Swiss) - Leads the team in goals with nine and ranks third in scoring with 16 points.

D Mikhail Tyulyapkin - Novokuznetsk (Russia) - Has two goals and two assists in 22 games played.


Anton Khudobin - Saskatoon (WHL) - Is 7-7-0 with a 3.47 goals against average and a .904 save percentage. Has two shutouts on the year.

Kristofer Westblom - Kelowna (WHL) - Owns a 6-4-1 record with a 3.43 goals against average and a .876 save percentage.

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