by Robert Rice, Senior Writer, All Habs Hockey Magazine

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TORONTO, ON — This week in review (December 24-30), the glory comes to a new face at the top of the Three Stars Selections.

Your comments are most welcome. If you have a question about any of the prospects email me, and perhaps it will be answered in the weekly All Habs Mailbag feature that appears on these pages on Thursdays.

 

Catching the Torch – The Three Stars

 

1. C Gabriel Dumont

 

gab.dumontWhile his 51-goal season in his final year in the Quebec Major Juniors is well behind him, Gabriel Dumont finds himself starting to find an offensive touch in the AHL this season. Dumont began his week adding in a assist in a literal last-second goal as the Hamilton Bulldogs attempted a late comeback from a 3-0 deficit against Toronto Marlies in an final 3-2 loss. Dumont’s next game however was probably the best scoring performance seen by any Hamilton Bulldog in a year or better and certainly the best pro game of Dumont’s career. Scoring his first professional hat trick along with two assists, Dumont powered a 6-3 defeat of the St. John’s IceCaps to help the Hamilton Bulldogs end an ugly 5-game skid. Dumont would miss the scoresheet in his final game of the week against the Lake Erie Monsters, a 4-0 shutout of the Bulldogs. Gabriel Dumont was drafted in the 5th round, 139th overall by the Montreal Canadiens in the 2009 NHL Draft.

 

2. C Alex Galchenyuk

 

Alex Galchenyuk has taken a short break from his MVP role on the Sarnia Sting to be the top offensive weapon for Team USA at the World Junior Championships. Galchenyuk would start things off scoring a goal and two assists in an 8-0 rout of Germany for Team USA’sopening game. Galchenyuk would find himself a bit stifled in the next two contests, marking an assist on the lone goal for Team USA in a 2-1 loss against Russia, and then repeating with identical results against Canada marking a single assist in a 2-1 loss for Team USA. Galchenyuk through three games, leads Team USA in scoring with a goal and four assists. Alexander Galchenyuk was drafted in the 1st round, 3rd overall by the Montreal Canadiens in the 2012 NHL Draft..

 

3. RW Sebastian Collberg

 

Sebastian Collberg finds himself suiting up for Team Sweden in the World Junior Championships this week and picking up where he left off in the 2012 Tournament. Collberg would start by marking a goal in a 4-1 victory over the Czech Republic. Collberg would score a goal in the following game as well against Switzerland, tying the game up at 1 in a more tightly contested match that would end in a 3-2 shootout victory for Sweden. Collberg would end his week scoring a goal and assist in a 5-1 rout of Latvia. Collberg has scored 7 goals in 10 career games in the World Junior Championships. Sebastian Collberg was drafted in the 2nd round, 33rd overall by the Montreal Canadiens in the 2012 NHL Draft.

 

 

On The Radar:

 

–          D Nathan Beaulieu scored a goal and one assist.

–          LW Tim Bozon scored five goals and one assist.

–          D Darren Dietz scored a goal and three assists.

–          D Morgan Ellis scored a goal and one assist.

–          RW Erik Nyström with 1 goal, one assist this week and 5 points in 10 games in the Swedish Allsvenskan has been permanently added to Catching the Torch.

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Question Marks:

 

–         D Mac Bennett has 2 points in his last 10 games.

–         LW Blake Geoffrion is out indefinitely while recovering from a depressed skull fracture.

–         RW Aaron Palushaj is out with a shoulder injury.

–         D Greg Pateryn is out indefinitely with a fractured elbow.

–         LW Steve Quailer has 1 point  in his last 11 games.

 

 

World Junior Championships Section

 

 

 

RW Sebastian Collberg: 18 years old, 5’11”, 180 pounds, RH shot.

Team Sweden (3-0-0)

 

Tournament Stats 3GP 3G 1A +1 0 PIM

 

 

C Alex Galchenyuk: 18 years old, 6’0”, 194 pounds, LH shot.

Team USA (1-2-0)

 

Tournament Stats 3GP 1G 4A +3 2 PIM

 

Complete Statistics for the week of December 24th, 2012
Legend
Skaters:
Games Played, Goals, Assists, +/-, Penalty Minutes
Goalies: Wins, Losses, Overtime Losses, Shootout Losses, Goals Against Average, Save Percentage
Teams: Wins, Losses, Overtime Losses, Shootout Losses. For NCAA, Wins, Losses, Ties. For Elitserien/Allsvenskan/Extraliga, Wins, Losses, Overtime Losses.
Season Stats: Season scoring prior to the past week.

 

The AHL Report: The Hamilton Bulldogs have been the AHL affiliate of the Montreal Canadiens since 2002. It is the most common route for developing Montreal Canadiens prospects into full-time members of the organization. There are currently 15 members of the Hamilton Bulldogs that can be thought to have future consideration for an NHL position. The Hamilton Bulldogs are 11-16-1-2 this season, 5th in the North Division, 30th overall in the AHL.

 

D Nathan Beaulieu: 20 years old, 6’2”, 194 pounds, LH shot.

 

Season Stats 26GP 1G 9A -6 33 PIM
Weekly Stats 3GP 1G 1A -1 2 PIM
Complete Stats 29GP 2G 10A -7 35 PIM

 

C Michaël Bournival: 20 years old, 5’11, 191 pounds, LH shot.

 

Season Stats 25GP 2G 9A -3 12 PIM
Weekly Stats 3GP 0G 0A 0 0 PIM
Complete Stats 28GP 2G 9A -3 12 PIM

 

C Gabriel Dumont: 22 years old, 5’10”, 189 pounds, RH shot.

 

Season Stats 27GP 6G 6A +3 33 PIM
Weekly Stats 3GP 3G 3A +3 4 PIM
Complete Stats 30GP 9G 9A +6 37 PIM

 

D Morgan Ellis: 20 years old, 6’1″, 202 pounds, RH shot.

Season Stats 24GP 2G 3A -5 29 PIM
Weekly Stats 3GP 1G 1A +2 2 PIM
Complete Stats 27GP 3G 4A -3 31 PIM

 

RW Brendan Gallagher: 20 years old, 5’9″, 182 pounds, RH shot.

 

Season Stats 27GP 9G 8A +1 41 PIM
Weekly Stats 3GP 0G 1A -1 5 PIM
Complete Stats 30GP 9G 9A 0 46 PIM

 

LW Blake Geoffrion: 24 years old, 6’1”, 190 pounds, LH shot.

 

Season Stats 10GP 4G 2A -3 9 PIM
Weekly Stats 0GP 0G 0A 0 0 PIM
Complete Stats 10GP 4G 2A -3 9 PIM

 

RW Patrick Holland: 20 years old, 6’, 175 pounds, RH shot.

 

Season Stats 27GP 3G 5A -8 2 PIM
Weekly Stats 3GP 0G 1A -1 0 PIM
Complete Stats 30GP 3G 6A -9 2 PIM

 

C Louis Leblanc: 21 years old, 6’, 190 pounds, RH shot.

 

Season Stats 15GP 3G 2A -2 13 PIM
Weekly Stats 3GP 1G 0A +3 2 PIM
Complete Stats 18GP 4G 2A +1 15 PIM

 

D Brendon Nash: 23 years old, 6’3″, 206 pounds, LH shot.

 

Season Stats 22GP 0G 7A +3 39 PIM
Weekly Stats 3GP 1G 0A +2 0 PIM
Complete Stats 25GP 1G 7A +5 39 PIM

 

C Joonas Nättinen: 21 years old, 6’2”, 187 pounds, RH shot.

 

Season Stats 22GP 5G 4A +6 4 PIM
Weekly Stats 2GP 0G 0A 0 4 PIM
Complete Stats 24GP 5G 4A +6 8 PIM

 

RW Aaron Palushaj: 22 years old, 6′, 188 pounds, RH shot.

 

Season Stats 21GP 7G 3A -9 18 PIM
Weekly Stats 0GP 0G 0A 0 0 PIM
Complete Stats 21GP 7G 3A -9 18 PIM

 

D Greg Pateryn: 21 years old, 6’2”, 219 pounds, RH shot.

 

Season Stats 7GP 0G 1A -3 0 PIM
Weekly Stats 0GP 0G 0A 0 0 PIM
Complete Stats 7GP 0G 1A -3 0 PIM

 

LW Steve Quailer: 22 years old, 6’4”, 209 pounds, LH shot.

 

Season Stats 27GP 4G 3A 0 17 PIM
Weekly Stats 2GP 0G 0A -1 0 PIM
Complete Stats 29GP 4G 3A -1 17 PIM

 

D Jarred Tinordi: 20 years old, 6’6″, 218 pounds, LH shot

 

Season Stats 27GP 1G 3A -3 19 PIM
Weekly Stats 3GP 0G 1A 0 14 PIM
Complete Stats 30GP 1G 4A -3 33 PIM

 

 

 

The Juniors Report: The Canadiens currently feature prospects playing in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL), the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) and the Western Hockey League (WHL). These leagues can be considered the primary conduit towards professional hockey in North America.

 

QMJHL:

 

LW Olivier Archambault: 19 years old, 5’11”, 184 pounds. LH shot.

Junior Club: Drummondville Voltigeurs

Team Record: 23-14-0-1

 

Season Stats 37GP 16G 20A +2 20 PIM
Weekly Stats 1GP 0G 0A -1 2 PIM
Complete Stats 38GP 16G 20A +1 22 PIM

 

LW Charles Hudon: 18 years old, 5’10”, 171 pounds, LH shot.

Junior Club: Chicoutimi Saguenéens – Team Captain

Team Record: 17-18-2-2

 

Season Stats 27GP 18G 18A +7 32 PIM
Weekly Stats 0GP 0G 0A 0 0 PIM
Complete Stats 27GP 18G 18A +7 32 PIM

OHL:

 

C Alex Galchenyuk: 18 years old, 6’0”, 194 pounds, LH shot.

Junior Club: Sarnia Sting – Team Captain

Team Record: 20-12-0-3

 

Season Stats 33GP 27G 34A +16 22 PIM
Weekly Stats 0GP 0G 0A 0 0 PIM
Complete Stats 33GP 27G 34A +16 22 PIM

 

C Brady Vail: 18 years old, 6’, 195 pounds, LH shot.

Junior Club: Windsor Spitfires – Alternate Captain

Team Record: 14-17-1-5

 

Season Stats 35GP 13G 19A -1 22 PIM
Weekly Stats 2GP 0G 2A -5 0 PIM
Complete Stats 37GP 13G 21A -6 22 PIM

 

WHL:

LW Tim Bozon: 18 years old, 6’0”, 183 pounds, LH shot.

Junior Club: Kamloops Blazers

Team Record: 26-10-2-2

 

Season Stats 37GP 19G 28A +23 36 PIM
Weekly Stats 2GP 5G 1A +3 4 PIM
Complete Stats 39GP 24G 29A +26 40 PIM

 

D Darren Dietz: 19 years old, 6’1”, 195 pounds, RH shot.

Junior Club: Saskatoon Blades – Alternate Captain

Team Record: 19-18-0-1

 

Season Stats 35GP 9G 11A -20 51 PIM
Weekly Stats 3GP 1G 3A -1 2 PIM
Complete Stats 38GP 10G 14A -21 53 PIM

 

D Dalton Thrower: 18 years old, 5’11”, 200 pounds, RH shot.

Junior Club: Saskatoon Blades

Team Record: 19-18-0-1

Season Stats 20GP 2G 8A +11 41 PIM
Weekly Stats 3GP 1G 0A -2 2 PIM
Complete Stats 23GP 3G 8A +9 43 PIM

 

 

 

 

US College Hockey (NCAA) Report: The Canadiens have drafted a number of college players in recent years, these are generally ‘project players’ who benefit from additional years in lower level hockey to develop their skills.

 

 

D Mac Bennett: 21 years old,  6′, 180 pounds, LH shot.

NCAA Team: University of Michigan Wolverines – Alternate Captain

Team Record: 7-10-2

 

Season Stats 17GP 4G 8A +4 4 PIM
Weekly Stats 2GP 0G 0A -1 0 PIM
Complete Stats 19GP 4G 8A +3 4 PIM

RW Danny Kristo: 22 years old, 5’11”, 188 pounds, RH shot.
NCAA Team: University of North Dakota Fighting Sioux – Alternate Captain

Team Record: 10-5-3

 

Season Stats 16GP 8G 13A +11 14 PIM
Weekly Stats 0GP 0G 0A 0 0 PIM
Complete Stats 16GP 8G 13A +11 14 PIM

 

C Mark MacMillan: 20 years old, 6’, 183 pounds, LH shot.

NCAA Team: University of North Dakota Fighting Sioux

Team Record: 10-5-3

 

Season Stats 18GP 7G 8A +11 8 PIM
Weekly Stats 0GP 0G 0A 0 0 PIM
Complete Stats 18GP 7G 8A +11 8 PIM

 

 

Czech Extraliga Report: The Extraliga is the top professional league in the Czech Republic.

 

 

C Daniel Pribyl: 20 years old, 6’3”, 193 pounds, RH shot.

Extraliga Team: HC Sparta Praha

Team Record: 16-16-2

 

Season Stats 21GP 4G 5A +3 6 PIM
Weekly Stats 3GP 0G 0A +1 2 PIM
Complete Stats 24GP 4G 5A +4 8 PIM

 

 

Elitserien Report: The Elitserien or Swedish Elite League is the top professional league of Sweden. A prospect playing well in this league is a typical indication they may be ready for the NHL. The Allsvenskan is the secondary professional league of Sweden, playing directly under the Elitserien.

 

RW Sebastian Collberg: 18 years old, 5’11”, 180 pounds, RH shot.

Elitserien Team: Frölunda HC

Team Record: 18-14-3

 

Season Stats 16GP 0G 2A +2 2 PIM
Weekly Stats 0GP 0G 0A 0 0 PIM
Complete Stats 16GP 0G 2A +2 2 PIM

 

Allsvenskan Team: Örebro HK

Team Record: 17-13-3

                                               

Season Stats 15GP 6G 2A +4 2 PIM
Weekly Stats 0GP 0G 0A 0 0 PIM
Complete Stats 15GP 6G 2A +4 2 PIM

 

 

D Magnus Nygren: 22 years old, 6’1”, 191 pounds, RH shot.

Elitserien Team: Färjestads BK

Team Record: 20-10-4

 

Season Stats 28GP 6G 11A +9 41 PIM
Weekly Stats 2GP 0G 0A +1 0 PIM
Complete Stats 30GP 6G 11A +10 41 PIM

 

RW Erik Nyström

Allsvenskan Team: Karlskrona HK

Team Record: 8-25-0

 

Season Stats 8GP 1G 2A +1 2 PIM
Weekly Stats 2GP 1G 1A +1 0 PIM
Complete Stats 10GP 2G 3A +2 2 PIM

 

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