Catching the Torch, Kristo Delivers

Written by Robert Rice, AllHabs.net

 

The Three Stars of the Week

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 1. RW Danny Kristo

 Kristo’s inconsistencies were shelved for at least one weekend as he helped push North Dakota to a weekend sweep of University of Wisconsin. Kristo scored the 2nd and assisted on the 3rd goal in a 5-3 victory for North Dakota on Friday night. Kristo’s two points on the night also saw him surpass his previous-season mark of 28 points, in eight fewer games. Kristo matched his scoring output on Saturday night, recording the opening goal of the game than assisting on an insurance marker later in the game to bring about a 4-2 victory for North Dakota. Kristo’s scoring raises him to 31 points in 27 games and has him tied for the team lead in scoring at North Dakota and tied for 15th overall in league-wide scoring. Kristo was drafted in the 2nd round, 56th overall by the Montreal Canadiens in the 2008 Entry Draft.

2. D Darren Dietz

Dietz made a notable mark on his scoring totals as he continues to work towards career highs in his season with the Saskatoon Blades. Dietz scored two goals in an 8-1 rout of the Regina Pats on Saturday night, beating his previous-season mark of 8 goals in a season and notching his first 2-goal game. With 9 goals and 20 assists in 50 games this season, Dietz has now matched his entire career output in the WHL prior to the start of the season, in 26 fewer 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 set new marks for his career in the QMJHL while leading the Shawinigan Cataractes in defensive scoring. Ellis began his week notching an assist on Wednesday night in a 6-0 whitewash of the Victoriaville Tigres. Ellis would add his 12th goal of the season on Friday night in an eventual 4-3 loss to the Quebec Ramparts. Ellis’ twelve goals this season over 44 games have now matched his previous career output of 12 goals over 177 games in his first three seasons. Ellis leads his team in defensive scoring, has five goals, nine assists over ten games since arriving in Shawinigan and is 6th overall in defensive scoring in the QMJHL. Ellis was drafted in the 4th round, 117th overall by the Montreal Canadiens in the 2010 Entry Draft.

 On The Radar: 

  • aacatchingthetorch Catching the Torch, Kristo DeliversC Michaël Bournival scored a goal and two assists and has an impressive 22 goals in 24 games this season.
  • C Philip DeSimone recorded a goal and assist to break the 20 point barrier in his rookie AHL season.
  • C Louis Leblanc scored a goal and assist.
  • LW Steve Quailer scored a goal and two assists.
  • D Jarred Tinordi is +30 over 31 games in the OHL this season, leading all skaters on his team and 3rd-best in the league.

 Question Marks:

  • LW Olivier Archambault is out indefinitely with a concussion
  • RW Alexander Avtsin is day to day with an upper body injury.
  • D Brendon Nash is recovering from shoulder surgery
  • LW Steve Quailer is out indefinitely with an undisclosed leg injury
  • C Dustin Walsh is out indefinitely with an undisclosed leg injury

Complete Statistics for the week of January 23rd, 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.

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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 19-19-1-4, are 4th in their Division, 14th in their Conference, 28th overall in the AHL.

 

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

Season Stats 40GP 6G 6A -12 22 PIM
Weekly Stats 0GP 0G 0A 0 0 PIM
Complete Stats 40GP 6G 6A -12 22 PIM

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

Season Stats 40GP 8G 11A -14 26 PIM
Weekly Stats 3GP 1G 1A 0 0 PIM
Complete Stats 43GP 9G 12A -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: 21 years old, 5’10”, 189 pounds, RH shot.

Season Stats 31GP 7G 4A -5 34 PIM
Weekly Stats 3GP 0G 0A -4 0 PIM
Complete Stats 34GP 7G 4A -9 34 PIM

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

Season Stats 27GP 13G 10A +9 18 PIM
Weekly Stats 3GP 0G 1A -2 0 PIM
Complete Stats 30GP 13G 11A +7 18 PIM

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

Season Stats 20GP 6G 4A -2 2 PIM
Weekly Stats 3GP 0G 0A +1 2 PIM
Complete Stats 23GP 6G 4A -1 4 PIM

C Louis Leblanc: 21 years old, 6’, 180 pounds, RH shot.

Season Stats 22GP 8G 7A -8 10 PIM
Weekly Stats 3GP 1G 1A +2 2 PIM
Complete Stats 25GP 9G 8A -6 12 PIM

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

Season Stats 26GP 12G 15A +5 28 PIM
Weekly Stats 3GP 1G 0A -3 0 PIM
Complete Stats 29GP 13G 15A +2 28 PIM

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

Season Stats 31GP 3G 13A +1 10 PIM
Weekly Stats 3GP 0G 2A -2 2 PIM
Complete Stats 34GP 3G 15A -1 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

Injured:

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.

ECHL:

Season Stats 16GP 9-5-0 2.69 GAA .902%
Weekly Stats 1GP 0-1-0 3.02 GAA .833%
Complete Stats 16GP 9-6-0 2.71 GAA .899%

 

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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: 18 years old, 5’11”, 184 pounds. LH shot.

Junior Club: Drummondville Voltigeurs

18W, 25L, 2OTL, 4 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

36W, 13L, 0 OTL, 2 SOL- 1st of 17th overall in the QMJHL

Season Stats 35GP 8G 21A +23 67 PIM
Weekly Stats 2GP 0G 1A +1 4 PIM
Complete Stats 37GP 8G 22A +24 71 PIM

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

Junior Club: Shawinigan Cataractes – Team Captain

34W, 11L, 2 OTL, 3 SOL – 2nd of 17th overall in the QMJHL.

Season Stats 22GP 21G 14A +9 11 PIM
Weekly Stats 2GP 1G 2A 0 4 PIM
Complete Stats 24GP 22G 16A +9 15 PIM

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

34W, 11L, 2 OTL, 3 SOL – 2nd of 17th overall in the QMJHL

Season Stats 42GP 11G 26A +7 31 PIM
Weekly Stats 2GP 1G 1A +3 0 PIM
Complete Stats 44GP 12G 27A +10 31 PIM

OHL:

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

37W, 10L, 0 OTL, 1 SOL – 1st of 20th overall in the OHL

Season Stats 28GP 1G 10A +26 59 PIM
Weekly Stats 3GP 0G 1A +4 0 PIM
Complete Stats 31GP 1G 11A +30 59 PIM

WHL:

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

Junior Club: Saskatoon Blades – Alternate Captain

30W, 19L, 0 OTL, 1 SOL – 10th of 22nd overall in the WHL

Season Stats 48GP 7G 20A +10 79 PIM
Weekly Stats 2GP 2G 0A +4 0 PIM
Complete Stats 50GP 9G 20A +14 79 PIM

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

(29W, 19L, 1 OTL, 2 SOL – 11th of 22nd overall in the WHL)

Season Stats 31GP 28G 27A +15 41 PIM
Weekly Stats 3GP 1G 0A 0 2 PIM
Complete Stats 34GP 29G 27A +15 43 PIM

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

Junior Club: Tri-City Americans

(35W, 12L, 1 OTL, 1 SOL – 2nd of 22nd overall in the WHL)

Season Stats 46GP 19G 45A +24 34 PIM
Weekly Stats 3GP 1G 1A -1 0 PIM
Complete Stats 49GP 20G 46A +23 34 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: 20 years old,  6′, 180 pounds, LH shot.
NCAA Team: University of Michigan Wolverines

(15W, 9L, 4T)

Season Stats 27GP 3G 13A +6 10 PIM
Weekly Stats 0GP 0G 0A 0 0 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 24GP 3G 12A +16 14 PIM
Weekly Stats 1GP 0G 0A 0 0 PIM
Complete Stats 25GP 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

(15W, 10L, 2T)

Season Stats 25GP 12G 15A +6 25 PIM
Weekly Stats 2GP 2G 2A +1 0 PIM
Complete Stats 27GP 14G 17A +7 25 PIM

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

NCAA Team: University of North Dakota Fighting Sioux

(15W, 10L, 2T)

Season Stats 25GP 4G 6A -7 14 PIM
Weekly Stats 2GP 0G 0A -1 0 PIM
Complete Stats 27GP 4G 6A -8 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 27GP 2G 10A +6 34 PIM
Weekly Stats 0GP 0G 0A 0 0 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

(10W, 11L, 3T)

Season Stats 20GP 7G 12A +9 32 PIM
Weekly Stats 2GP 1G 2A +2 2 PIM
Complete Stats 22GP 8G 14A +11 34 PIM

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

NCAA Team: Dartmouth College Big Green

(9W, 9L, 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

 

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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

31W, 6L, 7 OTL – 1st of 14th overall in the league

Season Stats 15GP 2G 0A +1 2 PIM
Weekly Stats 1GP 0G 0A 0 2 PIM
Complete Stats 16GP 2G 0A +1 4 PIM

Czech First League Team: HC Berountsi Medovi

(18W, 23L, 3 OTL – 12th of 14th overall in the League)

Season Stats 10GP 6G 3A -2 2 PIM
Weekly Stats 3GP 1G 1A +2 2 PIM
Complete Stats 13GP 7G 4A 0 4 PIM

 

 

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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

(20W, 13L, 9 OTL – 9th of 12 overall in the League)

Season Stats 38GP 6G 10A -10 6 PIM
Weekly Stats 3GP 0G 1A +1 0 PIM
Complete Stats 41GP 6G 11A -9 6 PIM

 

 

 

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  1. don says:

    Great to see prospect write ups.

    Patrick Holland is alot more impressive than Kristo, i think they got a steal from Flames. I have seen both play a couple tmes lately.
    Holland as well as Kristo and MacMillan all play both PK and PP, but Holland excels on both and while MacMillan is not scoring, it is super that he is on special teams as a freshman.
    I just hope Nygren is worst +/- on his team because he plays vs top lines maybe? or is he just that much a defensive liability?

    • Profile photo of SeriousFan09 says:

      Regarding Holland, I’m dubious at present. He is playing on about the best team in the WHL so his scoring totals are getting some help there and he’s just turned 20 so physically he easily outmatchs the majority of his opposition too. I’ve read some compliments of his intelligence, but Kristo has a superior speed/skills package that translates better to the NHL. Concerning MacMillan, he’s a rookie with a long-term development path for pro play, good BCHL numbers but the kid has such a wiry frame I’m concerned he may never be able to handle pro-level play.

      Nygren, his defensive stats concern me as he’s -3 worse than anyone on the roster and frankly as a 21-year old draftee, out of Sweden no less his defensive stats should be better, their hockey programs focus on defence-first.

      • don says:

        Holland is on one of best WHL teams with hardly any NHL any draft picks and you cant ignore his 40 points in last 20 games, a team similar to Kootenay last year.
        I hope both Kristo and he do very well in AHL next year, but in seeing Holland play, very encouraging and just makes culling Cammalleri that much nicer.
        MacMillan was also surprisingly not being pushed around, so he must be getting a bit bigger/stronger and he does have another 2 or 3 years in NCAA to mature.

        • Profile photo of SeriousFan09 says:

          Holland is still playing with some high-end overagers on that team with Hughesman and Shinniman don’t forget, who are ahead of him in the points race and he plays with regularly. His numbers prior to this season were not that remarkable either. Until he plays outside of Tri-City I’m not investing much in his play. I’ve read notes from two scouts calling him fringe for the NHL.

          I don’t hate him, I just don’t see what raises him above a player like Kristo, whose skills package is far ahead of his.

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