Catching the Torch: Hudon Rallies

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by Robert Rice, Senior Writer, All Habs Hockey Magazine

TORONTO, ON — This week in review (February 11th – February 17th), top honours belong to an increasingly popular name in the Canadiens farm system.

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 Charles Hudon

 

Hudon_2011-09-28-0200044After a run of bad luck for the Chicoutimi Saguenéens and their captain himself, Charles Hudon worked his way back on to the scoresheet in dramatic fashion this past week. After a 5-game pointless streak, Hudon would step forward to help improve the fortunes of Chicoutimi, who had lost their last 6 games as well. Hudon would score two goals and two assists to help erase 1-0, 3-1 and 4-2 deficits to force overtime, although Chicoutimi would eventually lose in the shootout to the Val-d’Or Foreurs. Hudon would help Chicoutimi get revenge the following night in a rematch against the Foreurs, marking three assists in a 7-5 win, the first win in 8 games for Chicoutimi. Charles Hudon was drafted in the 5th round, 122nd overall by the Montreal Canadiens in the 2012 NHL Draft.

 

2. C Michaël Bournival

 

Like most of the Hamilton Bulldogs, Michaël Bournival has not had a great deal of luck finding the net over the course of the season. After missing 3 games with a minor injury, Bournival made a dramatic comeback on Friday night for Hamilton. With the Hamilton Bulldogs behind 2-1 going into the 3rd period against the Houston Aeros, Bournival would tie the game at 2, mark the eventual game-winner and than score an empty-net goal to cap his first hat trick in the AHL. Michaël Bournival was drafted in the 3rd round, 71st overall by the Colorado Avalanche in the 2010 NHL Draft and was acquired by the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for Ryan O’Byrne.

 

3. C Gabriel Dumont

 

While it is a difficult season for Hamilton, Gabriel Dumont continues to work on setting personal bests while helping the Bulldogs find different ways to win. In Hamilton’s final game against the Toronto Marlies for the season, Dumont would pick up an assist on all three of Hamilton’s goals in a 3-2 victory. Dumont would go without a point in his next two games, but still leads all Hamilton players in scoring by 13 points with 30 points on his season so far. Gabriel Dumont was drafted in the 5th round, 139th overall by the Montreal Canadiens in the 2009 NHL Draft.

 

On The Radar:

 

–          LW Olivier Archambault scored a goal and three assists.

–          D Darren Dietz scored a goal and assist.

–          RW Patrick Holland scored two assists.

–          RW Erik Nyström scored a goal and assist.

–          D Jarred Tinordi scored two assists.

 

 

Question Marks:

 

– LW Steve Quailer is out with a lower-body injury.

 

NHL Graduates:

 

C Alex Galchenyuk: 19 years old, 6’0”, 194 pounds, LH shot.

Junior Club: Sarnia Sting – Team Captain

 

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

 

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

 

Season Stats 36GP 10G 10A -1 61 PIM

 

 

Season-Ending Injuries:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Season Stats 24GP 5G 4A +6 8 PIM

 

 

Complete Statistics for the week of February 11th, 2013
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 9 members of the Hamilton Bulldogs that can be thought to have future consideration for an NHL position. The Hamilton Bulldogs are 19-24-1-5 this season, 5th in the North Division, 29th overall in the AHL.

 

 

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

 

Season Stats 45GP 3G 12A -11 39 PIM
Weekly Stats 3GP 1G 0A -1 0 PIM
Complete Stats 48GP 4G 12A -12 39 PIM

 

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

 

Season Stats 41GP 3G 11A -3 18 PIM
Weekly Stats 1GP 3G 0A +2 0 PIM
Complete Stats 42GP 6G 11A -1 18 PIM

 

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

 

Season Stats 44GP 15G 12A +4 65 PIM
Weekly Stats 3GP 0G 3A +1 12 PIM
Complete Stats 47GP 15G 15A +5 77 PIM

 

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

Season Stats 42GP 3G 4A -13 47 PIM
Weekly Stats 3GP 0G 0A +1 4 PIM
Complete Stats 45GP 3G 4A -12 51 PIM

 

RW Patrick Holland: 21 years old, 6’, 175 pounds, RH shot.

 

Season Stats 44GP 5G 7A -12 4 PIM
Weekly Stats 3GP 0G 2A 0 0 PIM
Complete Stats 47GP 5G 9A -12 4 PIM

 

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

 

Season Stats 32GP 6G 3A -6 25 PIM
Weekly Stats 3GP 1G 0A 0 4 PIM
Complete Stats 35GP 7G 3A -6 29 PIM

 

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

 

Season Stats 12GP 2G 1A -5 2 PIM
Weekly Stats 3GP 1G 0A 0 5 PIM
Complete Stats 15GP 3G 1A -5 7 PIM

 

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

 

Season Stats 44GP 4G 4A -7 29 PIM
Weekly Stats 0GP 0G 0A 0 0 PIM
Complete Stats 44GP 4G 4A -7 29 PIM

 

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

 

Season Stats 43GP 1G 5A -6 49 PIM
Weekly Stats 2GP 0G 2A +2 0 PIM
Complete Stats 45GP 1G 7A -4 49 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: 20 years old, 5’11”, 184 pounds. LH shot.

Junior Club: Drummondville Voltigeurs

Team Record: 31-21-2-2

 

Season Stats 50GP 22G 25A -6 36 PIM
Weekly Stats 3GP 1G 3A +2 6 PIM
Complete Stats 53GP 23G 28A -4 42 PIM

 

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

Junior Club: Chicoutimi Saguenéens – Team Captain

Team Record: 25-27-2-4

 

Season Stats 43GP 25G 27A +8 56 PIM
Weekly Stats 2GP 2G 5A +5 0 PIM
Complete Stats 45GP 27G 32A +13 56 PIM

OHL:

 

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

Junior Club: Windsor Spitfires – Alternate Captain

Team Record: 22-27-1-6

 

Season Stats 54GP 17G 26A -13 33 PIM
Weekly Stats 2GP 0G 1A -1 2 PIM
Complete Stats 56GP 17G 27A -14 35 PIM

 

WHL:

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

Junior Club: Kamloops Blazers

Team Record: 40-15-2-3

 

Season Stats 54GP 31G 42A +29 48 PIM
Weekly Stats 3GP 1G 1A +1 2 PIM
Complete Stats 57GP 32G 43A +30 50 PIM

 

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

Junior Club: Saskatoon Blades – Alternate Captain

Team Record: 34-21-0-3

 

Season Stats 55GP 15G 22A -5 75 PIM
Weekly Stats 3GP 1G 1A 0 4 PIM
Complete Stats 58GP 16G 23A -5 79 PIM

 

D Dalton Thrower: 19 years old, 5’11”, 200 pounds, RH shot.

Junior Club: Saskatoon Blades

Team Record: 34-21-0-3

 

Season Stats 40GP 4G 16A +16 71 PIM
Weekly Stats 3GP 0G 1A -2 4 PIM
Complete Stats 43GP 4G 17A +14 75 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: 10-18-2

 

Season Stats 21GP 5G 10A -3 4 PIM
Weekly Stats 0GP 0G 0A 0 0 PIM
Complete Stats 21GP 5G 10A -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: 16-8-6

 

Season Stats 28GP 18G 21A +12 18 PIM
Weekly Stats 0GP 0G 0A 0 0 PIM
Complete Stats 28GP 18G 21A +12 18 PIM

 

C Mark MacMillan: 21 years old, 6’, 183 pounds, LH shot.

NCAA Team: University of North Dakota Fighting Sioux

Team Record: 16-8-6

 

Season Stats 30GP 9G 9A +6 20 PIM
Weekly Stats 0GP 0G 0A 0 0 PIM
Complete Stats 30GP 9G 9A +6 20 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 Prague

Team Record: 27-18-4

 

Season Stats 36GP 10G 9A +12 10 PIM
Weekly Stats 3GP 0G 1A -1 0 PIM
Complete Stats 39GP 10G 10A +11 10 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: 24-20-5

 

Season Stats 27GP 5G 3A +2 6 PIM
Weekly Stats 2GP 0G 0A 0 0 PIM
Complete Stats 29GP 5G 3A +2 6 PIM

 

Allsvenskan Team: Örebro HK

                                               

Season 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: 31-12-6

 

Season Stats 42GP 10G 14A +8 47 PIM
Weekly Stats 3GP 1G 0A -1 2 PIM
Complete Stats 45GP 11G 14A +7 49 PIM

 

RW Erik Nyström: 19 years old, 5’11”, 176 pounds, LH shot.

Allsvenskan Team: Karlskrona HK

Team Record: 11-34-2

 

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

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