Written by Robert Rice, AllHabs.net

The Three Stars of the Week

1. RW Patrick Holland

Patrick Holland is having the best stretch of his career of late and with his latest efforts for the Tri-City Americans. Holland would score his first goal in 12 games and would add three assists as well in a 7-2 over Everett on Tuesday. Holland would mark another four points on Friday night, Holland would assist on four unanswered Tri-City goals in a comeback from a 2-0 deficit for a final 4-2 victory in a second straight game against the Everett Silvertips. Holland would  three four points on Saturday, scoring two goals and an assist assists to lead a 7-3 win over Spokane. Continuing his astonishing pace, Holland would once more, score four points, all assists in a 5-1 victory over the Seattle Thunderbirds. Holland has now scored 3 goals and 22 assists in his last ten games and is the assist leader of the WHL with 73 total. Holland’s 23 goals this season is also a new career best and he is currently 6th overall in WHL scoring. Holland was drafted in the 7th round, 193rd overall in the 2010 Entry Draft by the Calgary Flames and was acquired by the Montreal Canadiens as part of the Michael Cammalleri trade.

2. G Peter Delmas

Peter Delmas gets attention this week as he completes a flawless weekend in the ECHL, backstopping the Wheeling Nailers to three wins in three nights. Delmas would make 19 saves on Friday night to help guide a 4-3 victory for the Nailers over Toledo. Delmas would tighten things up on Saturday, making 22 saves to mark a 4-1 victory over a rematch with Toledo. Delmas finished the weekend with a sharp 39-save performance to allow Wheeling a 4-2 victory over Kalamazoo. Delmas has a neat 2.00 Goals Against Average for the week along with a .930 save percentage and is now 15-7-1 on his season. Delmas was signed as a free agent by the Montreal Canadiens in July 2011.

3. D Nathan Beaulieu

After a quiet stretch in his season with the Saint John Sea Dogs, Beaulieu has emerged of late to become one of the top scoring defencemen in the Quebec Major Junior league. Beaulieu would collect three assists on Tuesday night against the Halifax Mooseheads, assisting on the first three goals in an eventual 4-3 victory for Saint John. Beaulieu would later go without a point on Saturday against Moncton. Beaulieu would snap a 17-game goals drought on Sunday, scoring the opening goal of what became a 9-1 rout of Cape Breton. Beaulieu currently has 44 points in 46 games, is 8th overall in league defensive scoring and has the 2nd-best points per game production amongst defencemen. Beaulieu was drafted in the 1st round, 17th overall by the Montreal Canadiens in the 2011 Entry Draft.

On The Radar:

  • D Mac Bennett scored a goal and two assists, he’s doubled his goals total from last season with 4 this season.
  • C Michaël Bournival scored two goals and three assists, he is now 3rd on the Shawinigan Cataractes in points, despite having played 15 to 24 games fewer than those ahead of him.
  • D Morgan Ellis scored a goal and three assists during his week, he is presently 6th overall in defensive scoring in the QMJHL.
  • RW Brendan Gallagher scored 3 goals on the week and became the all-time franchise scoring leader of the Vancouver Giants with 274 career points, including 133 goals.
  • RW Danny Kristo scored a goal and two assists, matching his career best of 15G, 21A in a season in 8 fewer games played and reached the benchmark of 100 career NCAA points.
  • C Daniel Pribyl has finished his regular season in the Czech First League, despite playing only 21 games,  he was 3rd in goals when the leaders were 16 or 30 games ahead of him.
  • D Frederic St-Denis marked three assists on his week.

Question Marks:

  • LW Olivier Archambault is out indefinitely with a concussion.
  • RW Gabriel Dumont is out indefinitely with a concussion.
  • LW Olivier Fortier is out with a knee injury.
  • D Scott Kishel has been scratched in 3 of his last 6 games, he is close to being moved to the bubble.
  • D Brendon Nash is recovering from shoulder surgery.
  • C Dustin Walsh is out with a hip injury.

 

Complete Statistics for the week of February 20th, 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 25-25-1-4, are 5th in their Division, 13th in their Conference, 27rd overall in the AHL.

 

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

Season Stats 43GP 6G 7A -15 24 PIM
Weekly Stats 2GP 0G 0A -2 2 PIM
Complete Stats 45GP 6G 7A -17 26 PIM

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

Season Stats 52GP 11G 14A -15 28 PIM
Weekly Stats 3GP 0G 1A -1 0 PIM
Complete Stats 55GP 11G 15A -16 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 Andreas Engqvist: 23 years old, 6’4″, 191 pounds, RH shot.              

Season Stats 39GP 16G 14A +1 24 PIM
Weekly Stats 3GP 1G 0A -1 2 PIM
Complete Stats 42GP 17G 14A 0 26 PIM

 LW Blake Geoffrion: 24 years old, 6’2”, 190 pounds, LH shot.

Season Stats 22GP 3G 11A -2 8 PIM
Weekly Stats 3GP 1G 1A 0 2 PIM
Complete Stats 25GP 4G 12A -2 10 PIM

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

Season Stats 43GP 3G 19A -2 12 PIM
Weekly Stats 3GP 0G 3A -2 0 PIM
Complete Stats 46GP 3G 22A -4 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 31GP 13G 18A +3 28 PIM

Injured:

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

Season Stats 42GP 9G 8A -7 34 PIM

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

Season Stats 29GP 7G 6A 0 14 PIM

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 20GP 12-7-0 2.58 GAA .908 %
Weekly Stats 3GP 3-0-0 2.00 GAA .930 %
Complete Stats 23GP 15-7-0 2.51 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: 19 years old, 5’11”, 184 pounds. LH shot.

Junior Club: Drummondville Voltigeurs

24W, 28L, 2 OTL, 6 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

44W, 14L, 0 OTL, 2 SOL- 2nd of 17th overall in the QMJHL

Season Stats 43GP 8G 32A +31 83 PIM
Weekly Stats 3GP 1G 3A +2 6 PIM
Complete Stats 46GP 9G 35A +33 89 PIM

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

Junior Club: Shawinigan Cataractes – Team Captain

41W, 13L, 3 OTL, 4 SOL – 1st of 17th overall in the QMJHL.

Season Stats 31GP 25G 21A +14 19 PIM
Weekly Stats 3GP 2G 3A +1 2 PIM
Complete Stats 34GP 27G 24A +15 21 PIM

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

41W, 13L, 3 OTL, 4 SOL – 1st of 17th overall in the QMJHL

Season Stats 51GP 12G 30A +15 41 PIM
Weekly Stats 3GP 1G 3A +3 0 PIM
Complete Stats 54GP 13G 33A +18 41 PIM

OHL:

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

44W, 14L, 0 OTL, 1 SOL – 1st of 20th overall in the OHL

Season Stats 38GP 1G 14A +39 61 PIM
Weekly Stats 4GP 1G 0A 0 2 PIM
Complete Stats 42GP 2G 14A +39 63 PIM

WHL:

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

Junior Club: Saskatoon Blades – Alternate Captain

36W, 25L, 0 OTL, 2 SOL – 10th of 22nd overall in the WHL

Season Stats 60GP 14G 22A +8 103 PIM
Weekly Stats 3GP 0G 1A +2 4 PIM
Complete Stats 63GP 14G 23A +10 107 PIM

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

(36W, 23L, 1 OTL, 3 SOL – 8th of 22nd overall in the WHL)

Season Stats 44GP 35G 33A +16 56 PIM
Weekly Stats 2GP 3G 0A +2 2 PIM
Complete Stats 46GP 38G 33A +18 58 PIM

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

Junior Club: Tri-City Americans

(44W, 15L, 1 OTL, 2 SOL – 1st of 22nd overall in the WHL

Season Stats 58GP 20G 60A +29 40 PIM
Weekly Stats 2GP 3G 13A +7 2 PIM
Complete Stats 60GP 23G 73A +36 42 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

(21W, 11L, 4T)

Season Stats 33GP 3G 13A +8 16 PIM
Weekly Stats 2GP 1G 2A +4 2 PIM
Complete Stats 35GP 4G 15A +12 18 PIM

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

NCAA Team: University of Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs

(22W, 7L, 5T)

Season Stats 30GP 3G 14A +18 31 PIM
Weekly Stats 0GP 0G 0A 0 0 PIM
Complete Stats 30GP 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

(18W, 12L, 3T)

Season Stats 31GP 14G 19A +11 29 PIM
Weekly Stats 2GP 1G 2A +2 2 PIM
Complete Stats 33GP 15G 21A +13 31 PIM

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

NCAA Team: University of North Dakota Fighting Sioux

(18W, 12L, 3T)

Season Stats 31GP 4G 8A -8 22 PIM
Weekly Stats 2GP 0G 1A +1 0 PIM
Complete Stats 33GP 4G 9A -7 22 PIM

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

NCAA Team: University of Michigan Wolverines

(21W, 11L, 4T)

Season Stats 33GP 2G 13A +8 61 PIM
Weekly Stats 2GP 0G 0A +4 2 PIM
Complete Stats 35GP 2G 13A +12 63 PIM

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

NCAA Team: Northeastern University Huskies

(12W, 15L, 5T)

Season Stats 22GP 8G 14A +11 34 PIM
Weekly Stats 2GP 0G 1A -4 0 PIM
Complete Stats 24GP 8G 15A +7 34 PIM

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

NCAA Team: Dartmouth College Big Green

(11W, 14L, 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 Republic. 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

35W, 7L, 10 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, 29L, 3 OTL – 13th of 14th overall in the League)

Season Stats 19GP 9G 4A -4 6 PIM
Weekly Stats 2GP 0G 0A 0 0 PIM
Complete Stats 21GP 9G 4A -4 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

(25W, 16L, 10 OTL – 6th of 12 overall in the League)

Season Stats 44GP 7G 11A -9 6 PIM
Weekly Stats 3GP 0G 0A -1 0 PIM
Complete Stats 47GP 7G 11A -10 6 PIM

Allsvenskan Team: Bofors IK Karlskoga

(33W, 15L, 1 OTL – 3rd of 14th overall in the League)

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

 

 

 

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