TORONTO, ON — This week in review (February 25th – March 3rd), top honours belong to a prospect who continues to go between high and low points on his season.
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The Three Stars
1. LW Olivier Archambault
Never quite a standout player in the Quebec Major Junior ranks this season, Archambault is still quite capable of exciting bursts with the Drummondville Voltigeurs. Archambault would begin the week scoring two goals and an assist in a 6-0 whitewash of the Chicoutimi Saguenéens. Archambault would next go without a point in a 2-1 win over the Quebec Remparts. Archambault would enjoy another three-point game to end his week, scoring a goal and two assists in an eventual 6-5 win over the Sherbrooke Phoenix. Archambault’s three assists this week raise him to 34 on his season, a new career high and is 2nd in team scoring for Drummondville. Olivier Archambault was drafted in the 4th round, 108th overall by the Montreal Canadiens in the 2011 NHL Draft.
2. D Magnus Nygren
Magnus Nygren continues to be one of the best offensive defencemen in the Swedish Elitserien this season and a leading source of offence for Färjestads BK. Nygren would go without a point in his first game of the week in a 3-2 loss to Skellefteå AIK. Nygren would pick up an assist in the next game in a 4-3 loss to Timrå IK. Nygren would mark his first two-assist game of the season to end the week, than topped it off scoring the shootout-winning goal in a 4-3 victory over Luleå HF. Nygren’s 13 goals this season leads all Elitserien defencemen in goals and is 4th overall in defensive scoring. Nygren was drafted in the 4th round, 113th overall by the Montreal Canadiens in the 2011 NHL Draft.
3. D Nathan Beaulieu
While his offensive production has been on and off with the Hamilton Bulldogs this season while assuming a more varied role for the team, Nathan Beaulieu is still no stranger to the scoresheet. Beaulieu would have his first 2-goal game in the AHL on Tuesday night, including picking up the game-winning goal in a 4-3 victory over the St. John’s IceCaps. Beaulieu would add an assist in a 3-2 loss to the Binghamton Senators in his next game, before missing the next due to an arm injury he suffered against Binghamton. Beaulieu’s 19 points this season has him as the defensive scoring leader for the Hamilton Bulldogs. Nathan Beaulieu was drafted in the 1st round, 17th overall by the Montreal Canadiens in the 2011 NHL Draft.
On The Radar:
– C Michaël Bournival scored a goal and assist.
– LW Tim Bozon scored three assists.
– RW Louis Leblanc scored a goal and assist.
– C Mark MacMillan scored two goals and an assist.
– D Greg Pateryn scored a goal and assist.
– D Jarred Tinordi scored two assists.
– G Dustin Tokarski has been added to Catching The Torch.
– C Brady Vail scored three assists
– D Morgan Ellis has no points in his last 25 games.
– LW Steve Quailer has been removed from Catching The Torch due to only having 2 points in his last 28 games.
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|
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 25th, 2013
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 8 members of the Hamilton Bulldogs that can be thought to have future consideration for an NHL position. The Hamilton Bulldogs are 22-27-1-5 this season, 5th in the North Division, 28th overall in the AHL.
D Nathan Beaulieu: 20 years old, 6’2”, 194 pounds, LH shot.
|Season Stats||51GP||4G||12A||-14||39 PIM|
|Weekly Stats||2GP||2G||1A||+3||4 PIM|
|Complete Stats||53GP||6G||13A||-11||43 PIM|
C Michaël Bournival: 20 years old, 5’11, 191 pounds, LH shot.
|Season Stats||45GP||6G||12A||-3||20 PIM|
|Weekly Stats||3GP||1G||1A||+5||0 PIM|
|Complete Stats||48GP||7G||13A||+2||20 PIM|
C Gabriel Dumont: 22 years old, 5’10”, 189 pounds, RH shot.
|Season Stats||50GP||15G||15A||+3||81 PIM|
|Weekly Stats||2GP||0G||0A||-1||0 PIM|
|Complete Stats||52GP||15G||15A||+2||81 PIM|
D Morgan Ellis: 20 years old, 6’1″, 202 pounds, RH shot.
|Season Stats||47GP||3G||4A||-11||51 PIM|
|Weekly Stats||3GP||0G||0A||-1||0 PIM|
|Complete Stats||50GP||3G||4A||-12||51 PIM|
RW Patrick Holland: 21 years old, 6’, 175 pounds, RH shot.
|Season Stats||50GP||5G||9A||-12||4 PIM|
|Weekly Stats||3GP||0G||3A||+4||0 PIM|
|Complete Stats||53GP||5G||12A||-8||4 PIM|
RW Louis Leblanc: 21 years old, 6’, 190 pounds, RH shot.
|Season Stats||38GP||7G||3A||-8||31 PIM|
|Weekly Stats||3GP||1G||1A||0||4 PIM|
|Complete Stats||41GP||8G||4A||-8||35 PIM|
D Greg Pateryn: 21 years old, 6’2”, 219 pounds, RH shot.
|Season Stats||18GP||3G||2A||-7||9 PIM|
|Weekly Stats||3GP||1G||1A||+4||6 PIM|
|Complete Stats||21GP||4G||3A||-3||15 PIM|
D Jarred Tinordi: 21 years old, 6’6″, 218 pounds, LH shot
|Season Stats||48GP||2G||7A||-6||49 PIM|
|Weekly Stats||3GP||0G||2A||0||0 PIM|
|Complete Stats||51GP||2G||9A||-6||49 PIM|
G Dustin Tokarski: 23 years old, 5’11”, 198 pounds, Catches left.
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.
LW Olivier Archambault: 19 years old, 5’11”, 184 pounds. LH shot.
Junior Club: Drummondville Voltigeurs
Team Record: 35-23-2-2
|Season Stats||56GP||25G||30A||-6||44 PIM|
|Weekly Stats||3GP||3G||4A||+2||2 PIM|
|Complete Stats||59GP||28G||34A||-4||46 PIM|
LW Charles Hudon: 18 years old, 5’10”, 171 pounds, LH shot.
Junior Club: Chicoutimi Saguenéens – Team Captain
Team Record: 27-29-2-5
|Season Stats||48GP||29G||34A||+16||60 PIM|
|Weekly Stats||3GP||0G||1A||-3||6 PIM|
|Complete Stats||51GP||29G||35A||+13||66 PIM|
C Brady Vail: 18 years old, 6’, 195 pounds, LH shot.
Junior Club: Windsor Spitfires – Alternate Captain
Team Record: 24-31-2-6
|Season Stats||60GP||18G||29A||-22||35 PIM|
|Weekly Stats||3GP||0G||3A||-2||6 PIM|
|Complete Stats||63GP||18G||32A||-24||41 PIM|
LW Tim Bozon: 18 years old, 6’0”, 183 pounds, LH shot.
Junior Club: Kamloops Blazers
Team Record: 44-18-2-3
|Season Stats||60GP||32G||45A||+29||52 PIM|
|Weekly Stats||4GP||0G||3A||0||2 PIM|
|Complete Stats||64GP||32G||48A||+29||54 PIM|
D Darren Dietz: 19 years old, 6’1”, 195 pounds, RH shot.
Junior Club: Saskatoon Blades – Alternate Captain
Team Record: 41-21-1-3
|Season Stats||62GP||20G||28A||+3||83 PIM|
|Weekly Stats||4GP||0G||1A||+6||13 PIM|
|Complete Stats||66GP||20G||29A||+9||96 PIM|
D Dalton Thrower: 19 years old, 5’11”, 200 pounds, RH shot.
Junior Club: Saskatoon Blades
Team Record: 41-21-1-3
|Season Stats||47GP||5G||20A||+18||82 PIM|
|Weekly Stats||4GP||0G||0A||+2||7 PIM|
|Complete Stats||51GP||5G||20A||+20||89 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: 13-18-3
|Season Stats||23GP||5G||10A||-2||4 PIM|
|Weekly Stats||1GP||0G||0A||+3||0 PIM|
|Complete Stats||24GP||5G||10A||+1||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: 18-9-7
|Season Stats||30GP||20G||23A||+14||22 PIM|
|Weekly Stats||2GP||0G||1A||-1||0 PIM|
|Complete Stats||32GP||20G||24A||+13||22 PIM|
C Mark MacMillan: 21 years old, 6’, 183 pounds, LH shot.
NCAA Team: University of North Dakota Fighting Sioux
Team Record: 18-9-7
|Season Stats||32GP||10G||11A||+7||20 PIM|
|Weekly Stats||2GP||2G||1A||+3||0 PIM|
|Complete Stats||34GP||12G||12A||+10||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: 29-19-4
|Season Stats||41GP||11G||10A||+12||10 PIM|
|Weekly Stats||1GP||1G||0A||+2||0 PIM|
|Complete Stats||42GP||12G||10A||+14||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: 28-21-5
|Season Stats||31GP||5G||3A||+2||6 PIM|
|Weekly Stats||3GP||1G||0A||-1||0 PIM|
|Complete Stats||34GP||6G||3A||+1||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: 33-14-7
|Season Stats||47GP||12G||15A||+8||49 PIM|
|Weekly Stats||3GP||1G||3A||+2||0 PIM|
|Complete Stats||50GP||13G||18A||+10||49 PIM|
RW Erik Nyström: 19 years old, 5’11”, 176 pounds, LH shot.
Allsvenskan Team: Karlskrona HK
Team Record: 12-38-2
|Season Stats||20GP||5G||6A||+1||4 PIM|
|Weekly Stats||3GP||0G||0A||-4||0 PIM|
|Complete Stats||23GP||5G||6A||-3||4 PIM|