Catching the Torch – Bozon is Brilliant

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By Robert Rice, Senior Writer, All Habs Hockey Magazine 

TORONTO, ON — This week in review ( October 15-21) there is a mile wide gap between the first star and the rest of the pack. We salute a brilliant week by Tim Bozon.

Don’t forget to vote in All Habs Poll of the Week regarding CHL prospects at the end of the report.  And be sure to leave your comments.

The Three Stars

 

1. LW Tim Bozon

 

Tim Bozon has been riding high to start this season with the Kamloops Blazers and this past week has been his best yet with an 8-point performance.  Bozon began his week scoring a pair of goals in a 4-0 victory over the Red Deer Rebels, than collected an assist the following night in a 5-4 victory over the Edmonton Oil Kings. Bozon took it a step further over the weekend when he opened the scoring on Friday night with a goal and assist, in an eventual 5-4 victory over the Lethbridge Hurricanes. Bozon finished the week with a pair of goals and an assist in a 6-3 victory over the Kootenay Ice, helping to secure Kamloops streak of being undefeated in regulation over 13 contests. Bozon is currently 3rd overall in the Western Hockey League in scoring with 11 goals and 10 assists and is tied for 2nd overall in goal scoring in the league. Bozon was drafted in the 3rd round, 64th overall in the 2012 Draft.

 

2. C Brady Vail

 

While it was not expected for Brady Vail to be a leading source of offence in the Ontario Hockey League this season, the Windsor Spitfires will certainly not complain. Vail began his week with an assist on the game-winning goal in a 2-1 win for Windsor over Erie on Thursday night. Vail would next be the only goal scorer for Windsor on Friday in a 4-1 loss to Brampton. Vail would add one more assist on Saturday in an eventual 3-2 win for Windsor over Erie and extending his points streak to 6 straight games. Vail has the longest active points streak among the Habs prospects this season, with 2 goals, 5 assists in his current streak and is 13th overall in OHL scoring. Vail was drafted in the 4th round, 94th overall in the 2012 Draft.

 

3. RW Patrick Holland

 

For a prospect once thought a throw-in for the Mike Cammalleri trade, Holland’s excellent final year of junior hockey and a solid camp has now earned him a top-6 spot with the Hamilton Bulldogs. Holland would score his first pro goal, the game-winner no less, and an assist in a 4-1 victory for the Hamilton Bulldogs on Friday night. Holland like the rest of the Hamilton team, would go pointless in their following blowout loss on Saturday night in a 5-0 defeat. Holland was drafted in the 7th round, 193rd overall in the 2010 Draft.

 

 

On The Radar:

 

  • LW Olivier Archambault scored two goals and one assist.
  • D Darren Dietz scored two goals.
  • C Alex Galchenyuk scored a goal and two assists.
  • C Mark MacMillan scored two goals.
  • RW Aaron Palushaj scored a goal and assist.
  • C Daniel Pribyl scored a goal and assist.

 

 

Question Marks:

 

  • RW Sebastian Collberg continues to ride the bench with Frölunda HC
  • D Morgan Ellis is out with a lower body injury.
  • LW Charles Hudon is out indefinitely with a concussion.
  • RW Danny Kristo has been serving a two-game suspension for violating team rules at North Dakota.
  • RW Louis Leblanc is out with a right leg injury.
Complete prospect statistics by league for the week of October 15-21, 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.
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 2-1-0-0 this season.

 

 

RW Alexander Avtsin: 23 years old, 6’2″, 199 pounds, RH shot.

 

Season Stats 0GP 0G 0A 0 0 PIM
Weekly Stats 0GP 0G 0A 0 0 PIM
Complete Stats 0GP 0G 0A 0 0 PIM

 

D Nathan Beaulieu: 19 years old, 6’2”, 194 pounds, LH shot.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Season Stats 1GP 1G 0A +1 2 PIM
Weekly Stats 2GP 0G 1A 0 7 PIM
Complete Stats 3GP 1G 1A +1 9 PIM

 

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

Season Stats 0GP 0G 0A 0 0 PIM
Weekly Stats 0GP 0G 0A 0 0 PIM
Complete Stats 0GP 0G 0A 0 0 PIM

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Season Stats 1GP 1G 0A 0 0 PIM
Weekly Stats 2GP 0G 0A -2 5 PIM
Complete Stats 3GP 1G 0A -2 5 PIM

 

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

 

Season Stats 1GP 0G 0A -1 0 PIM
Weekly Stats 2GP 1G 1A -1 0 PIM
Complete Stats 3GP 1G 1A -2 0 PIM

 

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

 

Season Stats 1GP 0G 0A 0 0 PIM
Weekly Stats 2GP 2G 0A +1 9 PIM
Complete Stats 3GP 2G 0A +1 9 PIM

 

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

 

Season Stats 1GP 0G 1A +1 0 PIM
Weekly Stats 2GP 0G 0A +1 6 PIM
Complete Stats 3GP 0G 1A +2 6 PIM

 

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

 

Season Stats 0GP 0G 0A 0 0 PIM
Weekly Stats 0GP 0G 0A 0 0 PIM
Complete Stats 0GP 0G 0A 0 0 PIM

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Season Stats 1GP 0G 0A 0 0 PIM
Weekly Stats 2GP 0G 0A -1 0 PIM
Complete Stats 3GP 0G 0A -1 0 PIM

 

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

 

Season Stats 1GP 0G 1A +1 5 PIM
Weekly Stats 2GP 0G 0A -1 2 PIM
Complete Stats 3GP 0G 1A 0 7 PIM

 

D Jarred Tinordi: 19 years old, 6’6″, 218 pounds, LH shot

 

Season Stats 1GP 0G 0A -1 0 PIM
Weekly Stats 2GP 0G 1A -1 0 PIM
Complete Stats 3GP 0G 1A -2 0 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: 7-6-0-0

 

Season Stats 10GP 4G 5A +1 6 PIM
Weekly Stats 2GP 2G 1A -2 0 PIM
Complete Stats 12GP 6G 6A -1 6 PIM

 

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

Junior Club: Chicoutimi Saguenéens – Alternate Captain

Team Record: 6-6-1-1

 

Season Stats 10GP 9G 7A +4 14 PIM
Weekly Stats 1GP 0G 0A 0 0 PIM
Complete Stats 11GP 9G 7A 0 14 PIM

OHL:

 

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

Junior Club: Sarnia Sting – Team Captain

Team Record: 5-6-0-1

 

Season Stats 9GP 4G 8A -1 6 PIM
Weekly Stats 3GP 1G 2A -3 0 PIM
Complete Stats 12GP 5G 10A -4 6 PIM

 

 

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

Junior Club: Windsor Spitfires – Alternate Captain

Team Record: 6-4-0-3

 

Season Stats 10GP 5G 8A 0 8 PIM
Weekly Stats 3GP 1G 2A -1 4 PIM
Complete Stats 13GP 6G 10A -1 12 PIM

 

WHL:

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

Junior Club: Kamloops Blazers

Team Record: 13-0-0-1

 

Season Stats 9GP 6G 7A +7 6 PIM
Weekly Stats 4GP 5G 3A +4 4 PIM
Complete Stats 13GP 11G 10A +11 10 PIM

 

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

Junior Club: Saskatoon Blades – Alternate Captain

Team Record: 5-9-0-0

 

Season Stats 11GP 4G 3A -4 14 PIM
Weekly Stats 3GP 2G 0A -3 4 PIM
Complete Stats 14GP 6G 3A -7 18 PIM

 

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

Junior Club: Saskatoon Blades

Team Record: 5-9-0-0

 

Season Stats 8GP 1G 2A -1 17 PIM
Weekly Stats 2GP 0G 0A +1 2 PIM
Complete Stats 10GP 1G 2A 0 19 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: 2-1-0

 

 

Season Stats 2GP 1G 1A +2 0 PIM
Weekly Stats 1GP 0G 2A +3 0 PIM
Complete Stats 3GP 1G 3A +5 0 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: 1-1-0

 

Season Stats 0GP 0G 0A 0 0 PIM
Weekly Stats 0GP 0G 0A 0 0 PIM
Complete Stats 0GP 0G 0A 0 0 PIM

 

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

NCAA Team: University of North Dakota Fighting Sioux

Team Record: 1-1-0

 

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

 

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

 

C Daniel Pribyl: 19 years old, 6’3”, 193 pounds, RH shot.

Extraliga Team: HC Sparta Praha

Team Record: 3-10-0-0

 

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

 

European Trophy Tournament:

 

 

Tournament Stats 6GP 2G 1A +1 0 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.

 

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

Elitserien Team: Frölunda HC

Team Record: 7-8-1-0

 

Season Stats 13GP 0G 2A +2 2 PIM
Weekly Stats 3GP 0G 0A 0 0 PIM
Complete Stats 16GP 0G 2A +2 2 PIM

 

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

Elitserien Team: Färjestads BK

Team Record: 7-5-4-0

 

Season Stats 13GP 4G 3A -2 4 PIM
Weekly Stats 3GP 0G 1A +1 0 PIM
Complete Stats 16GP 4G 4A -1 4 PIM

 

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1 COMMENT

  1. Of all the CHL kids, hrower will bring what no other prospect does and that is nastiness, Tinordi may bring some toughness, Thrower’s play for defending teammates is unmatcheed and something that has been missing (from a regular shift player with skill).

    But am a big fan of Bozon, who numbers may be a bit out of whack due to the other 3 top Blazer’s all being just as hot (similar to Holland last year)
    But he seems a goal scorer and he has decet size, which is nice for a change.

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