Catching the Torch: Kristo’s Ascent

by Robert Rice, Senior Writer, All Habs Hockey Magazine

TORONTO, ON — This week in review (January 7th – 13th), top honours once again belong to the Montreal Canadiens best college prospect.

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. RW Danny Kristo

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(Photo by Peter Bottini, UNDsports)

If one person has soared up the NCAA scoring charts in the last few weeks, it is Danny Kristo as he helps guide the success of The University of North Dakota. Kristo would begin his weekend scoring a goal for North Dakota in a 4-3 loss to the Colorado College Tigers, which also extended his goal scoring streak to six straight games. Kristo would make a more forceful presence in the following game, as he would score two goals and two assists to guide a 5-3 victory over Colorado College to finish off the weekend series. Kristo’s points streak has now extended to seven straight games, scoring 8 goals and 8 assists and with 13 goals, 17 assists on his season, he is tied for 3rd in NCAA scoring. Danny Kristo was drafted in the 2nd round, 56th overall by the Montreal Canadiens in the 2008 NHL Draft.

 

 

2. LW Charles Hudon

If there is a team that is appreciating having their captain around, it is the Chicoutimi Saguenéens, who have only two wins out of the 12 games they’ve played without Charles Hudon this season with a 2-6-2-2 record. Hudon would begin the week scoring a goal and assist a 3-2 win for Chicoutimi over the Victoriaville Tigres. Hudon would next mark an assist in a 4-1 victory for Chicoutimi over the Quebec Remparts. Hudon pick up a goal in a 5-1 win over the Sherbrooke Phoenix, but unfortunately Chicoutimi’s 5-game winning streak came to an end on Sunday. Hudon would pick up a single assist in a 4-2 loss to the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies, Chicoutimi’s 1st loss since their captain returned from injury. Charles Hudon was drafted in the 5th round, 122nd overall by the Montreal Canadiens in the 2012 NHL Draft.

 

3. C Gabriel Dumont

A hard season drags on for the Hamilton Bulldogs, but Gabriel Dumont continues to set the standard for playing through adversity. Dumont would score his team-leading 11th, which was also the game-winning goal in a 2-1 victory over the Toronto Marlies on Tuesday night. Dumont would score a goal in the following game, a 5-2 loss to the Rochester Americans on Saturday. Dumont’s 12 goals and 10 assists leads the Hamilton Bulldogs in scoring this season. Gabriel Dumont was drafted in the 5th round, 139th overall by the Montreal Canadiens in the 2009 NHL Draft.

 

 

 

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–         D Magnus Nygren scored a goal and assist

–         C Daniel Pribyl scored two goals.

 

 

Question Marks:

 

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

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

–         C Louis Leblanc has 1 point in his last 17 games.

–         C Joonas Nättinen is out with a shoulder injury.

–         RW Aaron Palushaj is out with a shoulder injury.

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

 

 

Complete Statistics for the week of January 7, 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: Kristos AscentThe 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 13 members of the Hamilton Bulldogs that can be thought to have future consideration for an NHL position. The Hamilton Bulldogs are 13-19-1-3 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 33GP 2G 10A -11 35 PIM
Weekly Stats 2GP 0G 1A +1 0 PIM
Complete Stats 35GP 2G 11A -10 35 PIM

 

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

 

Season Stats 32GP 2G 9A -4 12 PIM
Weekly Stats 2GP 0G 0A +1 0 PIM
Complete Stats 34GP 2G 9A -3 12 PIM

 

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

 

Season Stats 34GP 10G 10A +4 43 PIM
Weekly Stats 2GP 2G 0A +2 0 PIM
Complete Stats 36GP 12G 10A +6 43 PIM

 

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

Season Stats 31GP 3G 4A -8 31 PIM
Weekly Stats 2GP 0G 0A 0 4 PIM
Complete Stats 33GP 3G 4A -8 35 PIM

 

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

 

Season Stats 34GP 10G 10A +1 46 PIM
Weekly Stats 2GP 0G 0A -2 15 PIM
Complete 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
Weekly Stats 0GP 0G 0A 0 0 PIM
Complete Stats 10GP 4G 2A -3 9 PIM

 

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

 

Season Stats 34GP 4G 6A -8 2 PIM
Weekly Stats 2GP 1G 0A -2 0 PIM
Complete Stats 36GP 5G 6A -10 2 PIM

 

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

 

Season Stats 22GP 3G 2A 0 17 PIM
Weekly Stats 2GP 0G 0A -2 0 PIM
Complete Stats 24GP 3G 2A -2 17 PIM

 

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

 

Season Stats 24GP 5G 4A +6 8 PIM
Weekly Stats 0GP 0G 0A 0 0 PIM
Complete 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 33GP 4G 4A -2 21 PIM
Weekly Stats 2GP 0G 0A 0 2 PIM
Complete Stats 35GP 4G 4A -2 23 PIM

 

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

 

Season Stats 34GP 1G 4A -3 35 PIM
Weekly Stats 2GP 0G 0A -3 4 PIM
Complete Stats 36GP 1G 4A -6 39 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: 24-15-2-1

 

Season Stats 39GP 17G 21A 0 28 PIM
Weekly Stats 3GP 1G 1A -1 6 PIM
Complete Stats 42GP 18G 22A -1 34 PIM

 

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

Junior Club: Chicoutimi Saguenéens – Team Captain

Team Record: 22-19-2-2

 

Season Stats 29GP 20G 19A +8 34 PIM
Weekly Stats 4GP 2G 3A +2 2 PIM
Complete Stats 33GP 22G 22A +10 36 PIM

OHL:

 

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

Junior Club: Sarnia Sting – Team Captain

Team Record: 25-15-0-3

 

Season Stats 33GP 27G 34A +16 22 PIM
Weekly Stats 0GP 0G 0A 0 0 PIM
Complete 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: 16-19-1-6

 

Season Stats 39GP 13G 23A -8 22 PIM
Weekly Stats 3GP 1G 1A +1 0 PIM
Complete Stats 42GP 14G 24A -7 22 PIM

 

WHL:

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

Junior Club: Kamloops Blazers

Team Record: 29-12-2-2

 

Season Stats 41GP 25G 32A +27 40 PIM
Weekly Stats 3GP 1G 0A -2 2 PIM
Complete Stats 44GP 26G 32A +25 42 PIM

 

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

Junior Club: Saskatoon Blades – Alternate Captain

Team Record: 21-20-0-1

 

Season Stats 40GP 11G 13A -18 65 PIM
Weekly Stats 2GP 0G 0A 0 0 PIM
Complete Stats 42GP 11G 13A -18 65 PIM

 

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

Junior Club: Saskatoon Blades

Team Record: 21-20-0-1

 

Season Stats 25GP 3G 9A +13 49 PIM
Weekly Stats 2GP 0G 1A -1 0 PIM
Complete Stats 27GP 3G 10A +12 49 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: 7-13-2

 

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: 13-6-3

 

Season Stats 18GP 10G 15A +11 14 PIM
Weekly Stats 2GP 3G 2A +2 4 PIM
Complete Stats 20GP 13G 17A +13 18 PIM

 

C Mark MacMillan: 20 years old, 6’, 183 pounds, LH shot.

NCAA Team: University of North Dakota Fighting Sioux

Team Record: 13-6-3

 

Season Stats 20GP 7G 9A +11 8 PIM
Weekly Stats 2GP 1G 0A +1 2 PIM
Complete Stats 22GP 8G 9A +12 10 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: 21-16-2

 

Season Stats 26GP 4G 5A +4 8 PIM
Weekly Stats 3GP 2G 0A +2 0 PIM
Complete Stats 29GP 6G 5A +6 8 PIM

 

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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: 19-16-4

 

Season Stats 16GP 0G 2A +2 2 PIM
Weekly Stats 3GP 0G 0A 0 0 PIM
Complete Stats 19GP 0G 2A +2 2 PIM

 

Allsvenskan Team: Örebro HK

Team Record: 18-14-3

                                               

Season Stats 15GP 6G 2A +4 2 PIM
Weekly Stats 0GP 0G 0A 0 0 PIM
Complete 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: 23-11-5

 

Season Stats 32GP 6G 12A +10 41 PIM
Weekly Stats 3GP 1G 1A -2 4 PIM
Complete Stats 35GP 7G 13A +8 45 PIM

 

RW Erik Nyström

Allsvenskan Team: Karlskrona HK

Team Record: 8-29-0

 

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

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