Catching the Torch – Bullish Bozon

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By Robert Rice, Senior Writer, All Habs Hockey Magazine 

TORONTO, ON — This week in review (October 22-28) there is a familiar name at the top of the three stars list.

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.

 

The Three Stars

1. LW Tim Bozon 

Topping the honours list for a second straight week, Tim Bozon has shown no signs of slowing down his production. Bozon began his week by marking two goals and an assist as the Blazers ran over Brandon with an 8-1 victory on Friday night. Bozon would follow with another 3-point performance on Saturday, marking a goal and two assists in a 5-2 victory over Victoria. Bozon would add two more assists on Sunday, including on the overtime winner in a 5-4 win over Seattle to help Kamloops to tie a franchise record of 13 straight wins. Bozon is currently riding a 7-game points streak, scoring 8 goals and 8 assists in that frame, is 3rd in WHL scoring and 2nd in goals. Bozon was drafted in the 3rd round, 64th overall in the 2012 NHL Draft.

 

2. C Alex Galchenyuk

With a limited amount of offensive talent on Sarnia this season, it is often falling to Alex Galchenyuk to be their point man. Galchenyuk began his campaign on Thursday, scoring two goals and an assist, including the game-winner on a penalty shot to give Sarnia a 5-2 victory over Windsor. Galchenyuk would go pointless on Saturday against Erie in another 5-2 victory for Sarnia, he still showed he had a solid reserve for Sunday. Facing off against Brampton, Galchenyuk marked a goal and two assists in a 4-1 victory over Brampton. Galchenyuk is currently 7th in league scoring in the OHL. Galchenyuk was drafted in the 1st round, 3rd overall in the 2012 NHL Draft.

 

3. RW Sebastian Collberg

While Collberg was sentenced to essentially ride the bench in the Elitserien this season, he’s found new life after being transferred to the secondary professional league in Sweden, the Allsvenskan. In his first game with Örebro HK, Collberg scored his first professional goal in a 4-3 loss to the Malmö Redhawks. Collberg would go pointless in a 5-0 victory for Örebro over Karlskrona, but would notch his 2nd goal in the following game, in a 5-4 victory over Asplöven. Collberg was drafted in the 2nd round, 33rd overall in the 2012 NHL Draft.

 

 

On The Radar:

 

–    C Michaël Bournival and RW Brendan Gallagher both scored their first professional goal this week and their first pro assist.

–    LW Blake Geoffrion scored a goal and two assists.

–    RW Danny Kristo scored four assists.

–    C Brady Vail scored four assists.

 

Question Marks:

 

–    RW Alexander Avtsin continues to be a healthy scratch in Hamilton.

–    LW Charles Hudon is out indefinitely with a concussion.

–    RW Louis Leblanc is out with a right leg injury.

 

Complete Statistics for the week of October 22, 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, 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 3-2-1-0 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 3GP 0G 0A 0 2 PIM
Weekly Stats 3GP 0G 0A +2 0 PIM
Complete Stats 6GP 0G 0A +2 2 PIM

 

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

 

Season Stats 3GP 0G 0A 0 2 PIM
Weekly Stats 3GP 1G 1A 0 4 PIM
Complete Stats 6GP 1G 1A 0 6 PIM

 

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

 

Season Stats 3GP 1G 1A +1 9 PIM
Weekly Stats 3GP 1G 0A 0 0PIM
Complete Stats 6GP 2G 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 3GP 0G 0A -2 0 PIM
Complete Stats 3GP 0G 0A -2 0 PIM

 

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

 

Season Stats 3GP 0G 1A -1 2 PIM
Weekly Stats 3GP 1G 1A +1 4 PIM
Complete Stats 6GP 1G 2A 0 6 PIM

 

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

 

Season Stats 3GP 0G 0A -2 5 PIM
Weekly Stats 3GP 1G 2A -1 2 PIM
Complete Stats 6GP 1G 2A -3 7 PIM

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Season Stats 3GP 0G 0A 0 7 PIM
Weekly Stats 2GP 0G 2A -2 2 PIM
Complete Stats 5GP 0G 2A -2 9 PIM

 

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

 

Season Stats 3GP 0G 1A -2 0 PIM
Weekly Stats 2GP 0G 0A -3 4 PIM
Complete Stats 5GP 0G 1A -5 4 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: 8-8-0-0

 

Season Stats 13GP 6G 6A -1 6 PIM
Weekly Stats 3GP 1G 2A +1 2 PIM
Complete Stats 16GP 7G 8A 0 8 PIM

 

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

Junior Club: Chicoutimi Saguenéens – Alternate Captain

Team Record: 6-8-2-1

 

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

OHL:

 

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

Junior Club: Sarnia Sting – Team Captain

Team Record: 8-6-0-1

 

Season Stats 12GP 5G 10A -4 6 PIM
Weekly Stats 2GP 3G 3A +6 6 PIM
Complete Stats 14GP 8G 13A +2 12 PIM

 

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

Junior Club: Windsor Spitfires – Alternate Captain

Team Record: 7-6-0-3

 

Season Stats 13GP 6G 10A -1 12 PIM
Weekly Stats 3GP 0G 4A -1 2 PIM
Complete Stats 16GP 6G 14A -2 14 PIM

 

WHL:

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

Junior Club: Kamloops Blazers

Team Record: 15-0-0-1

 

Season Stats 13GP 11G 10A +11 10 PIM
Weekly Stats 3GP 3G 5A +4 2 PIM
Complete Stats 16GP 14G 15A +15 12 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 14GP 6G 3A -7 18 PIM
Weekly Stats 0GP 0G 0A 0 0PIM
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 10GP 1G 2A 0 19 PIM
Weekly Stats 0GP 0G 0A 0 0PIM
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: 3-2-0

 

Season Stats 3GP 1G 3A +5 0 PIM
Weekly Stats 2GP 0G 1A 0 0PIM
Complete Stats 5GP 1G 4A +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: 2-1-1

 

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

 

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

NCAA Team: University of North Dakota Fighting Sioux

Team Record: 2-1-1

 

Season Stats 2GP 2G 0A +1 2 PIM
Weekly Stats 2GP 0G 0A 0 0PIM
Complete Stats 4GP 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: 4-11-0-0

 

Season Stats 3GP 1G 3A 0 0 PIM
Weekly Stats 2GP 0G 0A 0 2 PIM
Complete Stats 5GP 1G 3A 0 2 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. 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: 8-9-1

 

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

 

Allsvenskan Team: Örebro HK

Team Record: 10-4-2

                                               

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

 

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

Elitserien Team: Färjestads BK

Team Record: 8-5-4

 

Season Stats 16GP 4G 4A -1 8 PIM
Weekly Stats 1GP 0G 1A +2 2 PIM
Complete Stats 17GP 4G 5A +1 10 PIM

 

European Trophy Tournament:

Tournament Stats 8GP 4G 0A 0 6 PIM

 

6 COMMENTS

    • Given we’re only 6 games into the season for Hamilton, I would not take these stats as too troublesome. the Bulldogs are a very young team and many lack much AHL experience, team as a whole should be much better by the 2nd half I believe.

  1. There is no doubt that Bozon is going to top this list numerous times this season, but how much do you think that has to do with how good Kamloops is? He was probably my second favourite pick from last years draft but I don’t want to get my hopes to high.

    They should trade Galchenyuk to Kamloops 😉

    • Kamloops is probably due for some regression amongst their top scorers, Top 2013 pick Hunter Shinkaruk (91P last season) is already close to Bozon as he’s taken off now and has 29P. They were on a hot streak in Kamloops and will level off, but I’d expect Bozon to put up Gallagher-esque numbers this season at the least.

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