Written by Robert Rice, AllHabs.net

The Three Stars of the Week

1. D Jarred Tinordi

Tinordi makes a rather surprising, but welcome debut as one of the Three Stars as he collected three points over a three game in three days schedule with the London Knights. Tinordi began his weekend by picking up an assist on Friday night as the Knights took a 3-0 decision over the Owen Sound Attack. Tinordi would score his first goal of the season in rather dramatic fashion on Saturday in a rematch with Owen Sound, scoring the game-tying goal to force overtime for London and an eventual shootout win. Tinordi would pick up another assist on Sunday in a 3-2 victory over the Erie Otters, with the Knights sweeping the weekend and maintaining 1st overall status in the OHL. This was Tinordi’s first three-game point streak of his OHL career and is now set to double his previous-season points production. Tinordi is also a team-best +26 amongst defencemen. Tinordi was drafted in the 1st round, 22nd overall by the Montreal Canadiens in the 2010 Entry Draft.

2. D Darren Dietz

Dietz has after a notable cold streak, resurged in defensive scoring to match his previous season scoring mark while collecting three points over three games with the Saskatoon Blades. Dietz would an assist on Wednesday as the Blades suffered a 6-4 loss to the Brandon Wheat Kings. Dietz would add another assist on Friday in a 3-2 win for the Blades, which tied his previous-season mark of 19 assists, but in 21 fewer games. Dietz would than add an assist to tie his overall scoring totals from the previous season in a wild 9-6 victory over the Victoria Royals on Saturday. Dietz is currently on a five game point streak of six assists and has a point per game average over his last eight games. Dietz was drafted in the 5th round, 138th overall by the Montreal Canadiens in the 2011 Entry Draft.

3. D Morgan Ellis

 Ellis continues to be an offensive revelation since his trade to the Shawinigan Cataractes. Ellis added three more assists to a notable scoring total of four goals, eight assists in eight games since being traded to Shawinigan from Cape Breton. Ellis would pick up two assists in a 5-1 victory over the Quebec Ramparts on Friday night. Ellis would collect another assist on Saturday in a 4-2 loss to the Gatineau Olympiques. Ellis’s three assists also saw him break his previous-season scoring mark of 36 points, as he reached 37 points on Saturday while playing 23 fewer games compared to last season. Ellis leads the Cataractes in defensive scoring and is 5th overall in scoring by defencemen in the QMJHL. Ellis was drafted in the 4th round, 117th overall by the Montreal Canadiens in the 2010 Entry Draft.

On The Radar:

  • C Michaël Bournival scored two goals to increase his season totals to 21 goals in 22 games.
  • RW Patrick Holland scored two goals and two assists.
  • RW Danny Kristo picked up two assists.
  • RW Aaron Palushaj scored a goal and assist over the week.

Question Marks:

  • LW Olivier Archambault is out with a concussion.
  • RW Brendan Gallagher is day to day with a shoulder injury.
  • D Brendon Nash is recovering from shoulder surgery.
  • C Dustin Walsh is out with a leg injury.

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Complete Statistics for the week of January 16th, 2011

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 18-17-1-4, are 3rd in their Division, 12th in their Conference, 25th overall in the AHL.

 

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

Season Stats 38GP 6G 6A -10 20 PIM
Weekly Stats 2GP 0G 0A -2 2 PIM
Complete Stats 40GP 6G 6A -12 22 PIM

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

Season Stats 38GP 8G 10A -11 26 PIM
Weekly Stats 2GP 0G 1A -3 0 PIM
Complete Stats 40GP 8G 11A -14 26 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: 20 years old, 5’10”, 189 pounds, RH shot.

Season Stats 29GP 6G 4A -7 27 PIM
Weekly Stats 2GP 1G 0A +2 7 PIM
Complete Stats 31GP 7G 4A -5 34 PIM

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

Season Stats 25GP 13G 9A +11 18 PIM
Weekly Stats 2GP 0G 1A -2 0 PIM
Complete Stats 27GP 13G 10A +9 18 PIM

 C Louis Leblanc: 20 years old, 6’, 180 pounds, RH shot.

Season Stats 20GP 7G 7A -5 8 PIM
Weekly Stats 2GP 1G 0A -3 2 PIM
Complete Stats 22GP 8G 7A -8 10 PIM

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

Season Stats 24GP 11G 14A +7 26 PIM
Weekly Stats 2GP 1G 1A -2 2 PIM
Complete Stats 26GP 12G 15A +5 28 PIM

D Frédéric St-Denis: 25 years old, 5’11”, 193 pounds, LH shot.

Season Stats 29GP 3G 13A +2 8 PIM
Weekly Stats 2GP 0G 0A -1 2 PIM
Complete Stats 31GP 3G 13A +1 10 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

Injured:

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

Season Stats 20GP 6G 4A -2 2 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 15GP 9-4-0 2.43 GAA .909%
Weekly Stats 1GP 0-1-0 6.12 GAA .838%
Complete Stats 16GP 9-5-0 2.69 GAA .902%

 

 

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

18W, 25L, 2OTL, 4 SOL – 14th of 17th overall in the QMJHL.

Season Stats 40GP 13G 22A -20 24 PIM
Weekly Stats 1GP 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

34W, 13L, 0 OTL, 2 SOL- 1st of 17th overall in the QMJHL

Season Stats 33GP 8G 21A +22 59 PIM
Weekly Stats 2GP 0G 0A +1 8 PIM
Complete Stats 35GP 8G 21A +23 67 PIM

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

Junior Club: Shawinigan Cataractes – Team Captain

33W, 11L, 2 OTL, 2 SOL – 2nd of 17th overall in the QMJHL.

Season Stats 20GP 19G 14A +9 6 PIM
Weekly Stats 2GP 2G 0A 0 5 PIM
Complete Stats 22GP 21G 14A +9 11 PIM

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

33W, 11L, 2 OTL, 2 SOL – 2nd of 17th overall in the QMJHL

Season Stats 40GP 11G 23A +4 24 PIM
Weekly Stats 2GP 0G 3A +3 7 PIM
Complete Stats 42GP 11G 26A +7 31 PIM

OHL:

D Jarred Tinordi: 19 years old, 6’7″, 215 pounds, LH shot.
Junior Club: London Knights – Team Captain

35W, 9L, 0 OTL, 1 SOL – 1st of 20th overall in the OHL

Season Stats 25GP 0G 8A +21 55 PIM
Weekly Stats 3GP 1G 2A +5 4 PIM
Complete Stats 28GP 1G 10A +26 59 PIM

WHL:

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

Junior Club: Saskatoon Blades – Alternate Captain

23W, 18L, 0 OTL, 1 SOL – 8th of 22nd overall in the WHL

Season Stats 44GP 7G 17A +13 73 PIM
Weekly Stats 3GP 0G 3A -3 6 PIM
Complete Stats 47GP 8G 20A +10 79 PIM

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

(28W, 17L, 1 OTL, 2 SOL – 9th of 22nd overall in the WHL)

Season Stats 31GP 28G 27A +15 41 PIM
Weekly Stats 0GP 0G 0A 0 0 PIM
Complete Stats 31GP 28G 27A +15 41 PIM

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

Junior Club: Tri-City Americans

(33W, 8L, 0 OTL, 0 SOL – 2nd of 22nd overall in the WHL)

Season Stats 42GP 17G 43A +24 32 PIM
Weekly Stats 4GP 2G 2A -1 2 PIM
Complete Stats 46GP 19G 45A +22 34 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

(15W, 9L, 4T)

Season Stats 26GP 3G 12A +9 8 PIM
Weekly Stats 1GP 0G 1A -3 2 PIM
Complete Stats 27GP 3G 13A +6 10 PIM

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

NCAA Team: University of Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs

{17W, 4L, 3T)

Season Stats 22GP 3G 12A +15 14 PIM
Weekly Stats 2GP 0G 0A +1 0 PIM
Complete Stats 24GP 3G 12A +16 14 PIM

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

(13W, 10L, 2T)

Season Stats 23GP 12G 15A +4 25 PIM
Weekly Stats 2GP 0G 2A +2 0 PIM
Complete Stats 25GP 12G 17A +6 25 PIM

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

NCAA Team: University of North Dakota Fighting Sioux

(13W, 10L, 2T)

Season Stats 23GP 4G 5A -6 14 PIM
Weekly Stats 2GP 0G 1A -1 0 PIM
Complete Stats 25GP 4G 6A -7 14 PIM

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

NCAA Team: University of Michigan Wolverines

(15W, 9L, 4T)

Season Stats 26GP 2G 10A +9 30 PIM
Weekly Stats 1GP 0G 0A -3 4 PIM
Complete Stats 27GP 2G 10A +6 34 PIM

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

NCAA Team: Northeastern University Huskies

(8W, 11L, 3T)

Season Stats 18GP 7G 12A +10 32 PIM
Weekly Stats 2GP 0G 0A -1 0 PIM
Complete Stats 20GP 7G 12A +19 32 PIM

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

NCAA Team: Dartmouth College Big Green

(8W, 8L, 2T)

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

30W, 6L, 6 OTL – 1st of 14th overall in the league

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

Czech First League Team: HC Berountsi Medovi

(18W, 22L, 2 OTL – 10th of 14th overall in the League)

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

 

 

 

 

Elitserien Report: The Swedish Elite League is the top professional league of Sweden.

 

 

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

Elitserien Team: Farjestads BK

(18W, 13L, 8 OTL – 9th of 12 overall in the League)

Season Stats 36GP 6G 9A -10 6 PIM
Weekly Stats 2GP 0G 1A 0 0 PIM
Complete Stats 38GP 6G 10A -10 6 PIM


2 COMMENTS

  1. Who was the guy who was in the summer camp for the Habs and previously lead the Q in scoring? Not Dumont but another guy… I guess he’s not doing well if he’s not on the list?

    • Are you talking about Etienne Brodeur? He went unsigned and isn’t having the same success in the QMJHL this season. There’s also Dany Masse with HAM, 8G, 6A this season with HAM but I haven’t seen much to indicate he’s a real pro prospect.

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