The Three Stars of the Week

Written by Robert Rice, AllHabs.net

 1. C Michaël Bournival

Bournival has returned to the top of the prospect field as he continues his impressive scoring campaign with the Shawinigan Cataractes. Bournival scored a goal in his first game of the week on Wednesday night, his 24th in 27 games in an eventual 5-4 shootout loss to Acadie-Bathurst. Bournival would mark two assists on Saturday, including assisting on the game-winning goal in an eventual 5-3 victory over the Halifax Mooseheads. Bournival would finish his week scoring a goal and assist on Sunday, marking the opening goal of the game and later assisting on an insurance marker in a 4-1 victory over Chicoutimi. Bournival has now scored 25 goals in 29 games, leads his team with a 1.59 point per game ratio, which is .51 better than anyone on the Cataractes. Bournival is also 4th in team scoring while playing at least 15 fewer games than anyone ahead of him. Bournival was drafted in the 3rd round, 71st overall by the Colorado Avalanche in the 2010 Entry Draft and was acquired in exchange for Ryan O’Byrne.

 2. D Nathan Beaulieu

 Beaulieu of late is finding his lucky number is two as he extended himself to points in four straight games as he perfectly matches his previous week’s production. Beaulieu would score two assists on Saturday to help Saint John to a 5-0 sweep of PEI Rocket. Beaulieu would once more score two assists on Sunday as Saint John rolled over Acadie-Bathurst in a 7-2 victory. Beaulieu’s four assists raised him to his 3rd consecutive 30-assist season in the QMJHL, with a total of 38 points in 41 games, good enough for 9th in league defensive scoring. Beaulieu also became the franchise leader for Saint John in defensive scoring over the weekend with 138 career points. Beaulieu was drafted in the 1st round, 17th overall by the Montreal Canadiens in the 2011 Entry Draft.

3. RW Brendan Gallagher

Gallagher continues to pace himself towards becoming a record-setter for the Vancouver Giants this season as he works his way into the scoring columns. Gallagher began the week with two assists in a 5-4 loss to the Portland Winterhawks on Monday night. Gallagher would make his mark on the Giants franchise on Friday, scoring his 126th career goal, tying the franchise goals record on the team in a 3-2 victory over Everett.  Gallagher would add two assists on Saturday night, but the effort would fall short in a 4-2 loss to the Everett Silvertips.  Gallagher’s 31 goals have him tied at 12th in the WHL, but he has also played at least 11 fewer games than anyone ahead of him. Gallagher was drafted in the 5th round, 147th overall by the Montreal Canadiens in the 2010 Entry Draft.

On The Radar:

  • D Darren Dietz scored a goal and assist for his first 10-goal season and 30-point season in the WHL.
  • D Morgan Ellis scored two assists to set a new career high of29 assists in a season and reached his first 40-point season in the QMJHL. He is also 6th overall in league defensive scoring.
  • D Jarred Tinordi collected two assists and leads the OHL with +38, he’s also +11 ahead of anyone else on the London Knights.

 Question Marks:

  • LW Olivier Archambault is out indefinitely with a concussion.
  • RW Alexander Avtsin is out with a wrist injury.
  • D Brendon Nash is recovering from shoulder surgery.
  • LW Steve Quailer is out with sprains in his MCL and ACL.
  • C Dustin Walsh is out with a hip injury.

 

Complete Statistics for the week of February 6th, 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, Ties (for NCAA teams only)
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 11 members of the Hamilton Bulldogs that can be thought to have future consideration for an NHL position. The Hamilton Bulldogs have a record of 21-23-1-4, are 5th in their Division, 13th in their Conference, 25th overall in the AHL.

 

RW Alexander Avtsin: 20 years old, 6’2″, 199 pounds, RH shot.

Season Stats 42GP 6G 6A -12 24 PIM
Weekly Stats 0GP 0G 0A 0 0 PIM
Complete Stats 42GP 6G 6A -12 24 PIM

C Philip DeSimone 24 years old, 6’1”, 188 pounds, LH shot.

Season Stats 45GP 9G 13A -14 26 PIM
Weekly Stats 4GP 0G 0A -4 2 PIM
Complete Stats 49GP 9G 13A -18 28 PIM

G Peter Delmas: 21 years old, 6’2”, 188 pound, Catches Left.

Season Stats 1GP 1-0-0 1.00 GAA .963%

C Gabriel Dumont: 21 years old, 5’10”, 189 pounds, RH shot.

Season Stats 36GP 7G 7A -7 34 PIM
Weekly Stats 4GP 1G 0A -1 0 PIM
Complete Stats 40GP 8G 7A -8 34 PIM

C Andreas Engqvist: 23 years old, 6’4″, 191 pounds, RH shot.       

Season Stats 32GP 15G 12A +6 20 PIM
Weekly Stats 4GP 1G 0A -6 2 PIM
Complete Stats 36GP 16G 12A 0 22 PIM

C Olivier Fortier: 22 years old, 6’, 185 pounds, LH shot.

Season Stats 25GP 7G 5A -1 6 PIM
Weekly Stats 4GP 0G 1A +1 8 PIM
Complete Stats 29GP 7G 6A 0 14 PIM

D Frédéric St-Denis: 26 years old, 5’11”, 193 pounds, LH shot.

Season Stats 36GP 3G 18A -3 12 PIM
Weekly Stats 4GP 0G 0A -2 0 PIM
Complete Stats 40GP 3G 18A -5 12 PIM

Called up to Montreal:

RW Mike Blunden: 25 years old, 6’4”, 218 pounds, RH shot.

Season Stats 16GP 3G 4A 0 8 PIM

C Louis Leblanc: 21 years old, 6’, 180 pounds, RH shot.

Season Stats 25GP 9G 8A -6 12 PIM

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

Season Stats 29GP 13G 15A +2 28 PIM
Weekly Stats 1GP 0G 0A 0 0 PIM
Complete Stats 30GP 13G 15A +2 28 PIM

Injured:

D Brendon Nash: 23 years old, 6’3″, 210 pounds, LH shot.

Season Stats 0GP 0G 0A 0 0 PIM

ECHL:

G Peter Delmas: 21 years old, 6’2”, 188 pound, Catches Left.

Season Stats 17GP 11-6-0 2.51 GAA .908 %
Weekly Stats 1GP 1-0-0 2.00 GAA .946%
Complete Stats 18GP 12-6-0 2.48 GAA .911 %

 

 

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: 18 years old, 5’11”, 184 pounds. LH shot.

Junior Club: Drummondville Voltigeurs

23W, 26L, 2OTL, 5 SOL – 12th of 17th overall in the QMJHL.

Season Stats 41GP 13G 22A -20 24 PIM
Weekly Stats 0GP 0G 0A 0 0 PIM
Complete Stats 41GP 13G 22A -20 24 PIM

D Nathan Beaulieu: 19 years old, 6’3”, 191 pounds, LH shot.

Junior Club: Saint John Sea Dogs – Alternate Captain

39W, 14L, 0 OTL, 2 SOL- 1st of 17th overall in the QMJHL

Season Stats 39GP 8G 26A +24 77 PIM
Weekly Stats 2GP 0G 4A +2 0 PIM
Complete Stats 41GP 8G 30A +26 77 PIM

C Michaël Bournival: 19 years old, 6’, 187 pounds, LH shot.

Junior Club: Shawinigan Cataractes – Team Captain

37W, 12L, 2 OTL, 4 SOL – 2nd of 17th overall in the QMJHL.

Season Stats 26GP 23G 18A +12 15 PIM
Weekly Stats 3GP 2G 3A +2 0 PIM
Complete Stats 29GP 25G 21A +14 15 PIM

D Morgan Ellis: 19 years old, 6’2″, 204 pounds, RH shot.
Junior Club: Shawinigan Cataractes

37W, 12L, 2 OTL, 4 SOL – 2nd of 17th overall in the QMJHL

Season Stats 46GP 12G 27A +11 35 PIM
Weekly Stats 3GP 0G 2A +2 0 PIM
Complete Stats 49GP 12G 29A +13 35 PIM

OHL:

D Jarred Tinordi: 19 years old, 6’6″, 215 pounds, LH shot.
Junior Club: London Knights – Team Captain

41W, 11L, 0 OTL, 1 SOL – 1st of 20th overall in the OHL

Season Stats 33GP 1G 12A +31 59 PIM
Weekly Stats 3GP 0G 2A +7 0 PIM
Complete Stats 36GP 1G 14A +38 59 PIM

WHL:

D Darren Dietz: 18 years old, 6’1”, 195 pounds, RH shot.

Junior Club: Saskatoon Blades – Alternate Captain

34W, 21L, 0 OTL, 1 SOL – 9th of 22nd overall in the WHL

Season Stats 53GP 9G 20A +11 79 PIM
Weekly Stats 3GP 1G 1A -1 11 PIM
Complete Stats 56GP 10G 21A +10 90 PIM

RW Brendan Gallagher: 19 years old, 5’8″, 175 pounds, RH shot.
Junior Club: Vancouver Giants – Team Captain

(32W, 21L, 1 OTL, 2 SOL – 10th of 22nd overall in the WHL)

Season Stats 36GP 30G 28A +15 43 PIM
Weekly Stats 3GP 1G 4A -1 6 PIM
Complete Stats 39GP 31G 32A +14 49 PIM

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

Junior Club: Tri-City Americans

(38W, 14L, 1 OTL, 1 SOL – 3rd of 22nd overall in the WHL)

Season Stats 51GP 20G 51A +27 36 PIM
Weekly Stats 3GP 0G 2A -1 2 PIM
Complete Stats 54GP 20G 53A +26 38 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: 20 years old,  6′, 180 pounds, LH shot.
NCAA Team: University of Michigan Wolverines

(18W, 10L, 4T)

Season Stats 29GP 3G 13A +6 12 PIM
Weekly Stats 2GP 0G 0A +2 0 PIM
Complete Stats 31GP 3G 13A +8 12 PIM

D Scott Kishel: 22 years old, 6’, 190 pounds, LH shot.

NCAA Team: University of Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs

(19W, 7L, 4T)

Season Stats 28GP 3G 14A +19 31 PIM
Weekly Stats 1GP 0G 0A -1 0 PIM
Complete Stats 29GP 3G 14A +18 31 PIM

RW Danny Kristo: 21 years old, 5’11”, 188 pounds, RH shot.
NCAA Team: University of North Dakota Fighting Sioux

(17W, 11L, 2T)

Season Stats 27GP 14G 17A +7 25 PIM
Weekly Stats 2GP 0G 0A +1 0 PIM
Complete Stats 29GP 14G 17A +8 25 PIM

C Mark MacMillan: 19 years old, 6’, 170 pounds, LH shot.

NCAA Team: University of North Dakota Fighting Sioux

(17W, 11L, 2T)

Season Stats 27GP 4G 6A -8 16 PIM
Weekly Stats 2GP 0G 2A +2 4 PIM
Complete Stats 29GP 4G 8A -6 20 PIM

D Greg Pateryn: 21 years old, 6’3”, 222 pounds, RH shot.

NCAA Team: University of Michigan Wolverines

(18W, 10L, 4T)

Season Stats 29GP 2G 10A +6 40 PIM
Weekly Stats 2GP 0G 0A +2 0 PIM
Complete Stats 31GP 2G 10A +8 40 PIM

LW Steve Quailer: 22 years old, 6’4”, 200 pounds, LH shot.

NCAA Team: Northeastern University Huskies

(11W, 13L, 3T)

Season Stats 22GP 8G 14A +11 34 PIM
Weekly Stats 0GP 0G 0A 0 0 PIM
Complete Stats 22GP 8G 14A +11 34 PIM

C Dustin Walsh: 20 years old, 6’3”, 190 pounds, LH shot.

NCAA Team: Dartmouth College Big Green

(9W, 12L, 4T)

Season Stats 8GP 3G 7A +5 2 PIM
Weekly Stats 0GP 0G 0A 0 0 PIM
Complete Stats 8GP 3G 7A +5 2 PIM

 

 

 

Czech Extraliga Report: The Extraliga is the top professional league in the Czech Reppublic. The First League is the league that plays under it.

 

C Daniel Pribyl: 18 years old, 6’3”, 190 pounds, RH shot.

Extraliga Team: HC Sparta Praha

32W, 7L, 8 OTL – 1st of 14th overall in the league

Season Stats 17GP 2G 0A +1 4 PIM
Weekly Stats 0GP 0G 0A 0 0 PIM
Complete Stats 17GP 2G 0A +1 4 PIM

Czech First League Team: HC Berountsi Medovi

(20W, 25L, 3 OTL – 13th of 14th overall in the League)

Season Stats 15GP 8G 4A -1 6 PIM
Weekly Stats 2GP 1G 0A 0 0 PIM
Complete Stats 17GP 9G 4A -1 6 PIM

 

 

Elitserien Report: The Swedish Elite League is the top professional league of Sweden. The Allsvenskan league plays under it.

 

D Magnus Nygren: 21 years old, 6’1”, 191 pounds, RH shot.

Elitserien Team: Farjestads BK

(21W, 14L, 10 OTL – 9th of 12 overall in the League)

Season Stats 41GP 6G 11A -9 6 PIM
Weekly Stats 0GP 0G 0A 0 0 PIM
Complete Stats 41GP 6G 11A -9 6 PIM

Allsvenskan Team: Bofors IK Karlskoga

(29W, 14L, 1 OTL – 3rd of 14th overall in the League)

Season Stats 2GP 0G 1A -1 4 PIM
Weekly Stats 0GP 0G 0A 0 0 PIM
Complete Stats 2GP 0G 1A -1 4 PIM

 

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