Catching the Torch: Hudon Strikes

| January 28, 2013

by Robert Rice, Senior Writer, All Habs Hockey Magazine

TORONTO, ON — This week in review (January 21st-27th), top honours belong to a prospect who has gone from sleeper to potential steal.

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 charles 300x199 Catching the Torch: Hudon StrikesWhile it hasn’t been a very notable week for the Chicoutimi Saguenéens, Charles Hudon continues to set an impressive scoring pace on his season. Hudon start his week scoring a goal and assist to help Chicoutimi to a 2-1 lead over the Gatineau Olympiques, before Chicoutimi would give up 6 straight goals in a lopsided 7-2 loss. Hudon would next score 2 goals and an assist over the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies in a 4-2 victory. Hudon would mark a single assist in a rematch with Rouyn-Noranda, albeit with a more disappointing result as Chicoutimi would drop the game in a 6-2 decision. Hudon finished the week in a familiar, but frustrating place, Hudon would collect an assist, but find the effort falling short as Chicoutimi was hammered by the Val-D’Or Foreurs 5-2. Hudon is riding a 5-game points streak, scoring 3 goals and 5 assists. Hudon has also matched his previous season goals output with 25, but he has done it in 22 fewer games. Charles Hudon was drafted in the 5th round, 122nd overall by the Montreal Canadiens in the 2012 NHL Draft.

 

2. RW Sebastian Collberg

 

Sebastian Collberg continues to emerge as a productive Elitserien player with his latest exploits for Frölunda HC. Collberg would record an assist in regulation for Frölunda, before scoring the game-winning goal in the shootout for a 3-2 victory over Brynäs IF. Collberg would score his first goal in regular game action against Brynäs in a rematch, in a 5-2 victory for Frölunda. Collberg would go without a point in a 2-1 loss to Färjestads BK in the final game of his week. Collberg has now scored the three game-winning shootout goals for Frölunda in their last three games to go to the shootout. Sebastian Collberg was drafted in the 2nd round, 33rd overall by the Montreal Canadiens in the 2012 NHL Draft.

 

3. LW Tim Bozon

 

Tim Bozon continues to pile up the points with the Kamloops Blazers this season as he takes aim at besting his rookie totals. Bozon would pick up a goal and an assist as the Kamloops Blazers would edge out a 4-3 overtime win over the Everett Silvertips. Bozon would next mark two assists in a 4-1 victory over the Prince Albert Raiders. With 36 assists on his season, Bozon has passed his rookie season output of 35, but in 23 fewer games. Bozon is currently 9th overall in WHL scoring. Tim Bozon was drafted in the 3rd round, 64th overall by the Montreal Canadiens in the 2012 NHL Draft.

 

 

Catching The Torch salutes  Alexander Galchenyuk and Brendan Gallagher for making the Montreal Canadiens roster on a permanent basis.

 

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-         D Darren Dietz scored a goal and assist.

-         RW Danny Kristo scored a goal and assist.

-         C Daniel Pribyl scored a goal and two assists.

-         D Dalton Thrower scored two assists.

 

 

Question Marks:

 

-         LW Olivier Archambault is out with a groin injury.

-         D Mac Bennett is out with a lower-body injury.

-         LW Blake Geoffrion is out indefinitely while recovering from a depressed skull fracture.

-         C Mark MacMillan is without a point in his last 5 games.

-         C Joonas Nättinen has had shoulder surgery and is out indefinitely.

-         RW Aaron Palushaj is out with a shoulder injury.

-         D Greg Pateryn is out indefinitely with a fractured elbow.

-         LW Steve Quailer has no points in his last 8 games.

 

 

Complete Statistics for the week of January 21, 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.

 

hamiltonbulldogsbackground Catching the Torch: Hudon StrikesThe 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 12 members of the Hamilton Bulldogs that can be thought to have future consideration for an NHL position. The Hamilton Bulldogs are 14-21-1-5 this season, 5th in the North Division, 30th overall in the AHL.

 

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

 

Season Stats 38GP 2G 11A -9 35 PIM
Weekly Stats 2GP 0G 0A -2 0 PIM
Complete Stats 40GP 2G 11A -11 35 PIM

 

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

 

Season Stats 35GP 3G 10A -2 16 PIM
Weekly Stats 2GP 0G 0A -2 2 PIM
Complete Stats 37GP 3G 10A -4 18 PIM

 

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

 

Season Stats 37GP 12G 11A +7 43 PIM
Weekly Stats 2GP 1G 0A -2 5 PIM
Complete Stats 39GP 13G 11A +5 48 PIM

 

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

Season Stats 35GP 3G 4A -9 35 PIM
Weekly Stats 2GP 0G 0A 0 6 PIM
Complete Stats 37GP 3G 4A -9 41 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

 

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

 

Season Stats 37GP 5G 6A -11 2 PIM
Weekly Stats 2GP 0G 0A +1 0 PIM
Complete Stats 39GP 5G 6A -10 2 PIM

 

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

 

Season Stats 25GP 3G 2A -3 17 PIM
Weekly Stats 2GP 1G 0A -1 4 PIM
Complete Stats 27GP 4G 2A -4 21 PIM

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Season Stats 21GP 7G 3A -9 18 PIM
Weekly Stats 0GP 0G 0A 0 0 PIM
Complete Stats 21GP 7G 3A -9 18 PIM

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Season Stats 38GP 4G 4A -3 23 PIM
Weekly Stats 2GP 0G 0A -1 0 PIM
Complete Stats 40GP 4G 4A -4 23 PIM

 

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

 

Season Stats 37GP 1G 4A -5 39 PIM
Weekly Stats 2GP 0G 0A +2 5 PIM
Complete Stats 39GP 1G 4A -3 44 PIM

 

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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: 26-18-2-2

 

Season Stats 44GP 20G 23A -1 34 PIM
Weekly Stats 1GP 0G 0A 0 0 PIM
Complete Stats 45GP 20G 23A -1 34 PIM

 

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

Junior Club: Chicoutimi Saguenéens – Team Captain

Team Record: 24-23-2-2

 

Season Stats 35GP 22G 23A +12 40 PIM
Weekly Stats 4GP 3G 4A +2 10 PIM
Complete Stats 39GP 25G 27A +14 50 PIM

OHL:

 

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

Junior Club: Sarnia Sting – Team Captain

 

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

 

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

Junior Club: Windsor Spitfires – Alternate Captain

Team Record: 20-21-1-6

 

Season Stats 45GP 14G 25A -9 24 PIM
Weekly Stats 3GP 0G 0A -4 4 PIM
Complete Stats 48GP 14G 25A -13 28 PIM

 

WHL:

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

Junior Club: Kamloops Blazers

Team Record: 32-14-2-3

 

Season Stats 46GP 27G 33A +25 42 PIM
Weekly Stats 2GP 1G 3A 0 0 PIM
Complete Stats 48GP 28G 36A +25 42 PIM

 

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

Junior Club: Saskatoon Blades – Alternate Captain

Team Record: 23-20-0-3

 

Season Stats 44GP 11G 14A -20 67 PIM
Weekly Stats 3GP 1G 1A 0 2 PIM
Complete Stats 46GP 12G 15A -20 69 PIM

 

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

Junior Club: Saskatoon Blades

Team Record: 24-21-0-3

 

Season Stats 29GP 4G 11A +14 51 PIM
Weekly Stats 3GP 0G 2A 0 11 PIM
Complete Stats 32GP 4G 13A +14 62 PIM

 

 

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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: 8-16-2

 

Season Stats 19GP 4G 9A 0 4 PIM
Weekly Stats 0GP 0G 0A 0 0 PIM
Complete Stats 19GP 4G 9A 0 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: 13-8-5

 

Season Stats 22GP 14G 17A +7 18 PIM
Weekly Stats 2GP 1G 1A +1 0 PIM
Complete Stats 24GP 15G 18A +8 18 PIM

 

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

NCAA Team: University of North Dakota Fighting Sioux

Team Record: 13-8-5

 

Season Stats 24GP 8G 9A +9 16 PIM
Weekly Stats 2GP 0G 0A -2 2 PIM
Complete Stats 26GP 8G 9A +7 18 PIM

 

 

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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 Praha

Team Record: 25-16-2

 

Season Stats 31GP 6G 5A +7 10 PIM
Weekly Stats 2GP 1G 2A +3 0 PIM
Complete Stats 33GP 7G 7A +10 10 PIM

 

41qndof7y4ii4ujdk7ngp6gmn Catching the Torch: Hudon StrikesElitserien 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: 23-16-5

 

Season Stats 21GP 3G 2A +1 2 PIM
Weekly Stats 2GP 2G 1A +1 2 PIM
Complete Stats 23GP 5G 3A +2 4 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: 27-11-5

 

Season Stats 37GP 9G 13A +9 47 PIM
Weekly Stats 2GP 1G 0A -1 0 PIM
Complete Stats 39GP 10G 13A +8 47 PIM

 

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

Allsvenskan Team: Karlskrona HK

Team Record: 9-31-1

 

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

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