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New Jersey Devils Prospect Update: 2/10/15

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Week 19 of the 2014-15 prospect update saw Connor Chatham stay hot for Plymouth in the OHL, Blake Coleman continue to be a threat in the faceoff circle, and the Albany Devils struggle.

Connor Chatham, seen above in white, battling for a puck in a game last year against Sarnia, has 2 goals and 3 assists over his last 4 games.
Connor Chatham, seen above in white, battling for a puck in a game last year against Sarnia, has 2 goals and 3 assists over his last 4 games.
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This post will recap the nineteenth week of Devils prospect action for the 2014-15 season. It's highlighted by Connor Chatham playing well for Plymouth, Blake Coleman continue to be a faceoff threat for Miami, and the Albany Devils struggle, especially on the PP. Check out the stats and recap below!

CHL

Name Pos. Age (as of 2/1) Team League GP G A Pts +/- PIM Pts/GP
Ryan Kujawinski C 19 Kingston/North Bay OHL 42 21 17 38 17 26 0.90
Height: 6'2 A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts
Weight: 207 7 28 15 10 25 5 6 11 0 1 1
GP G A Pts +/- PIM Pts/GP
Connor Chatham RW 19 Plymouth OHL 38 12 18 30 -2 40 0.79
Height: 6'2 A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts
Weight: 225 13 25 7 14 21 5 4 9 0 0 0
GP G A Pts +/- PIM Pts/GP
Joseph Blandisi C 20 Barrie OHL 51 36 46 82 7 92 1.61
Height: 6'0 A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts
Weight: 192 25 61 15 18 33 9 26 35 8 2 10
GP G A Pts +/- PIM Pts/GP
John Quenneville C 18 Brandon WHL 42 16 19 35 4 45 0.83
Height: 6'1 A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts
Weight: 205 10 26 7 12 19 7 5 12 0 2 2
GP G A Pts +/- PIM Pts/GP
Ryan Rehill D 19 Kamloops WHL 52 6 9 15 -12 107 0.29
Height: 6'3 A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts
Weight: 225 4 10 6 8 14 0 1 1 0 0 0
GP G A Pts +/- PIM Pts/GP
Brandon Baddock LW 19 Edmonton WHL 55 13 16 29 -10 109 0.53
Height: 6'4 A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts
Weight: 215 8 21 5 11 16 6 3 9 0 1 1

Name Age (as of 2/1) GP GS W L OTL SOL MIN GAA SV% GA%- GSAA
Anthony Brodeur 20 24 20 7 6 0 4 1148:37 3.60 0.886 107 -4.37
Height: 5'11 Gatineau/Drummondville SO SO% QS QS% RBS RBS% BO BO% EVG% PPG% SHG%
Weight: 194 QMJHL 1 5.00% 7 35.00% 6 30.00% 3 15.00% 68.12% 28.99% 2.90%

Ryan Kujawinski had an assist against Plymouth on Thursday to extend his five game scoring streak, but would end up being held off the scoresheet in his next two games. Connor Chatham extended his scoring streak to four games with a goal and three assists over three games last week. Joseph Blandisi was held without a point against Kingston on Thursday but quickly rebounded with a two goal game against Mississauga and a two assists game against Sudbury during the weekend.

John Quenneville remained sidelined with an "upper body" injury that is a suspected concussion. Ryan Rehill had an even rating and four penalty minutes over four games for Kamloops last week. Brandon Baddock had a goal over four games for the Oil Kings. It's his only goal over his last fourteen games.

Anthony Brodeur remained sidelined due to a shoulder injury.

NCAA

Name Pos. Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SH SH% SH/GP Pts/GP FO%
Blake Coleman C Miami 24 10 12 22 15 61 86 11.63% 3.58 0.92 64.36%
Height: 5'11 Age (as of 2/1) League A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts
Weight: 200 23 NCAA 6 16 5 9 14 3 2 5 1 0 1
GP G A Pts +/- PIM SH SH% SH/GP Pts/GP FO%
Blake Pietila C Michigan Tech 30 11 13 24 2 48 69 15.94% 2.30 0.80 60.07%
Height: 5'11 A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts
Weight: 200 21 NCAA 8 19 6 2 8 4 10 14 0 1 1
GP G A Pts +/- PIM SH SH% SH/GP Pts/GP FO%
Alex Kerfoot C Harvard 13 5 11 16 10 6 24 20.83% 1.85 1.23 48.42%
Height: 5'10 A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts
Weight: 175 20 NCAA 6 11 3 6 9 1 3 4 0 1 1
GP G A Pts +/- PIM SH SH% SH/GP Pts/GP Blk
Steve Santini D Boston College 12 1 2 3 5 16 18 5.56% 1.50 0.25 17
Height: 6'2 A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts
Weight: 208 19 NCAA 2 3 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
GP G A Pts +/- PIM SH SH% SH/GP Pts/GP Blk
Joshua Jacobs D Michigan State 24 0 5 5 -8 16 41 0.00% 1.71 0.21 45
Height: 6'2 A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts
Weight: 191 18 NCAA 3 3 0 2 2 0 3 3 0 0 0

Blake Coleman had a powerplay assist and two shots against Western Michigan on Saturday. He was also 17/24 on faceoffs and now has the third best FO% in the country at 64.36%. Blake Pietila cooled off against Bemidji State but continued to do well in the circle, winning 21/35 faceoffs to raise his FO% to 60.07%.

Alexander Kerfoot returned to the ice for the first time since 11/29 on Tuesday, scoring a goal in a double overtime loss to Boston University in the Beanpot. He was held off the scoresheet against Yale and Brown in his next two games. Steve Santini was also a part of the Beanpot, and like Kerfoot, saw his team fail to reach the final. He did register an assist against Merrimack on Friday.

Joshua Jacobs was a -1 with two shots and a block against Michigan on Saturday. I was able to catch part of this game and like in previous viewings, he played in all situations and quite a bit for a freshman. He's in a challenging situation that I think will help him grow as a player.

KHL, USHL, USHS

Name Pos. Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SH SH% SH/GP Pts/GP FO% ATOI
Artur Gavrus LW Dinamo Minsk 35 5 4 9 -6 12 48 10.42% 1.37 0.26 39.22% 12:05
Height: 5'10 Age (as of 2/1) League A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts
Weight: 177 21 KHL 2 7 1 4 5 4 0 4 0 0 0
GP G A Pts +/- PIM SH SH% SH/GP Pts/GP
Joey Dudek C Dubuque 36 6 6 12 -3 62 76 7.89% 2.11 0.33
Height: 5'11 A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts
Weight: 185 19 USHL 3 9 4 6 10 1 0 1 0 0 0
GP G A Pts +/- PIM SH SH% SH/GP Pts/GP
Miles Wood LW Noble & Greenough 11 7 12 19 1.73
Height: 6'1 19 GP G A Pts +/- PIM SH SH% SH/GP Pts/GP
Weight: 165 USA 5 0 0 0 1 6 6 0.00% 1.20 0.00

Artur Gavrus didn't play for Dinamo Minsk last week and according to a rough translation of his ask.fm page, it seems he may have a broken finger.

Joey Dudek continues to have a rough season for Dubuque as he was held off the scoresheet for two more games. It appears Miles Wood played again but didn't register a point.

AHL

Name Height Weight Age (as of 2/1) Pos GP G A PTS A1 Pts1 +/- PIM SH SH% SH/GP Pts/GP EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts ENG ENA EN Pts
Joe Whitney 5'6 170 26 LW 43 17 21 38 11 28 3 30 109 15.60% 2.53 0.88 10 10 20 7 11 18 0 0 0 0 0 0
Paul Thompson 6'1 205 26 RW 46 22 16 38 14 36 13 53 155 14.19% 3.37 0.83 13 11 24 7 4 11 1 1 2 1 0 1
Reid Boucher 5'10 190 21 LW 44 12 11 23 5 17 -5 26 116 10.34% 2.64 0.52 5 4 9 7 6 13 0 0 0 0 1 1
Brandon Burlon 6'0 190 24 D 46 5 17 22 11 16 4 66 57 8.77% 1.24 0.48 3 7 10 1 10 11 0 0 0 1 0 1
Mike Sislo 5'11 195 27 RW 37 11 11 22 6 17 3 17 82 13.41% 2.22 0.59 5 5 10 4 6 10 1 0 1 1 0 1
Scott Timmins 6'0 200 25 C 23 6 13 19 5 11 3 4 52 11.54% 2.26 0.83 5 7 12 1 5 6 0 1 1 0 0 0
Reece Scarlett 6'1 185 21 D 31 1 17 18 10 11 1 10 52 1.92% 1.68 0.58 1 8 9 0 9 9 0 0 0 0 0 0
Stefan Matteau 6'2 220 20 LW 43 5 12 17 8 13 5 31 71 7.04% 1.65 0.40 2 7 9 3 5 8 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tim Sestito 5'11 195 30 C 32 7 9 16 6 13 -1 33 67 10.45% 2.09 0.50 5 6 11 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 2 3
Raman Hrabarenka 6'5 235 22 D 20 4 10 14 5 9 1 18 36 11.11% 1.80 0.70 2 7 9 2 3 5 0 0 0 0 0 0
Graham Black 6'0 190 22 C 28 7 5 12 3 10 7 12 56 12.50% 2.00 0.43 3 3 6 4 2 6 0 0 0 0 0 0
Darcy Zajac 6'1 205 28 RW 47 4 8 12 6 10 -10 72 75 5.33% 1.60 0.26 2 7 9 1 1 2 1 0 1 0 0 0
Ben Thomson 6'3 215 22 LW 45 6 6 12 4 10 -2 64 56 10.71% 1.24 0.27 6 5 11 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dan Kelly 6'1 210 25 D 37 1 8 9 4 5 0 89 28 3.57% 0.76 0.24 1 7 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
David Wohlberg 6'1 200 24 LW 30 4 3 7 1 5 2 12 23 17.39% 0.77 0.23 4 2 6 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kelly Zajac 5'10 180 26 C 15 0 7 7 4 4 -1 14 20 0.00% 1.33 0.47 0 3 3 0 3 3 0 1 1 0 0 0
Rod Pelley 6'0 205 30 C 42 4 2 6 1 5 -6 34 53 7.55% 1.26 0.14 3 2 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Corbin McPherson 6'5 220 26 D 48 1 5 6 3 4 -1 58 46 2.17% 0.96 0.13 1 5 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Steve Bernier 6'3 215 29 RW 9 1 4 5 3 4 -1 17 16 6.25% 1.78 0.56 1 2 3 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mark Fraser 6'4 220 28 D 18 1 2 3 1 2 -1 45 19 5.26% 1.06 0.17 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Eric Baier 6'2 210 26 D 12 1 2 3 2 3 -3 4 19 5.26% 1.58 0.25 1 1 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Chris McKelvie 6'1 195 29 LW 34 2 1 3 0 2 -12 48 39 5.13% 1.15 0.09 2 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Joe Faust 6'0 205 23 D 22 0 3 3 1 1 -3 14 20 0.00% 0.91 0.00 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Peter Harrold 5'11 180 31 D 13 1 1 2 0 1 3 10 21 4.76% 1.62 0.15 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Adam Larsson 6'3 200 22 D 1 0 2 2 1 1 1 0 1 0.00% 1.00 2.00 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ben Johnson 6'0 195 20 LW 24 1 1 2 1 2 -4 8 20 5.00% 0.83 0.08 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
Cam Janssen 6'0 210 30 RW 18 1 1 2 0 1 -2 23 11 9.09% 0.61 0.11 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Seth Helgeson 6'5 215 24 D 22 0 2 2 1 1 3 31 17 0.00% 0.77 0.09 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mike Keenan 6'0 190 25 D 20 0 1 1 1 1 -3 15 23 0.00% 1.15 0.05 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Alexandre Carrier 6'3 210 23 RW 12 0 0 0 0 0 -2 10 11 0.00% 0.92 0.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Myles Bell 6'1 216 21 RW 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.00% 1.00 0.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Name Age (as of 2/1) GP GS Min W L OTL SOL GAA SV% GA%- GSAA
Keith Kinkaid 25 13 12 713 7 2 1 2 2.19 0.923 90 2.82
Height: 6'2 SO SO% QS QS% RBS RBS% BO BO% EVG% PPG% SHG%
Weight: 195 1 8.33% 8 66.67% 1 8.33% 1 8.33% 69.23% 23.08% 7.69%
GP GS Min W L OTL SOL GAA SV% GA%- GSAA
Scott Wedgewood 22 23 21 1278 7 9 3 2 2.91 0.900 118 -9.05
Height: 6'2 SO SO% QS QS% RBS RBS% BO BO% EVG% PPG% SHG%
Weight: 190 0 0.00% 11 52.38% 4 19.05% 1 4.76% 67.74% 30.65% 1.61%
GP GS Min W L OTL SOL GAA SV% GA%- GSAA
Scott Clemmensen 37 12 11 693 4 6 0 1 2.68 0.902 116 -4.23
Height: 6'2 SO SO% QS QS% RBS RBS% BO BO% EVG% PPG% SHG%
Weight: 200 1 9.09% 4 36.36% 3 27.27% 1 9.09% 51.61% 41.94% 6.45%
GP GS Min W L OTL SOL GAA SV% GA%- GSAA
Maxime Clermont 23 4 4 247 4 0 0 0 1.94 0.921 93 0.58
Height: 6'0 SO SO% QS QS% RBS RBS% BO BO% EVG% PPG% SHG%
Weight: 200 0 0.00% 2 50.00% 0 0.00% 2 50.00% 50.00% 50.00% 0.00%

Albany fell to 10th place in the Eastern Conference after two regulation losses this week. Albany's PP was 0/12 on the week and is now 2/32 (6.25%) over their last 7 games. The PK currently sits at 80.54%. Their all situation PDO is now 99.89% and they have a 3 game rolling average of 94.64%. Going by the even strength estimates over on HockeyStats.ca we see the ADevils have a 100.03% PDO and 50.63% estimated Fenwick Close.

Injury Update: Scott Timmins (leg injury), Graham Black (wrist), Cam Janssen (upper body), and Raman Hrabarenka (concussion, fractured cheek bone) all remain sidelined. Rod Pelley has also been out for a few games as well as Kelly Zajac who may have picked up a shoulder injury against Lehigh Valley on 1/29.

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Wednesday 2/4: Albany lost to Manchester 4-1. Mike Sislo had the only Devils goal with Paul Thompson and Reece Scarlett picking up the assists. Mike Richards had a goal and two assists for the Monarchs. Sislo had 3 shots as the Devils were outshot 33-17. Scott Wedgewood made 29 saves on 33 shots. Albany went 0/7 on the PP and 4/5 on the PK. Here is the gamesheet and highlights:

Friday 2/6: Albany lost to Springfield 4-1. Mike Sislo had the only Albany goal with Brandon Burlon getting the assist. Paul Thompson and Reece Scarlett had 4 shots each as the Devils outshot the Falcons 30-28. Clemmensen made 24 saves on 27 shots. Albany went 0/5 on the PP and 3/4 on the PK. Here is the gamesheet and highlights:

Line Up (via ADevils twitter):

Whitney-Sestito-Sislo

Boucher-D. Zajac-Thompson

Matteau-Wohlberg-Thomson

Johnson-McKelvie-Carrier

Helgeson-Scarlett

Burlon-Kelly

McPherson-Keenan

No Puck Luck for Scarlett?: Reece Scarlett currently has a strong 0.58 points per game rate thanks to 17 assists in 31 games. He has the second highest shots per game rate among the Albany defensemen but only has 1 goal on the season due to a 1.92 SH%. It will be interesting to see if he gets some of those shots into the back of the net during the last few months of the season.

Coming Up: Albany has a 3 in 3 this weekend, starting with a game against Hershey on Friday, followed by a home and away with Hartford on Saturday and Sunday.

ECHL

Name Height Weight Age (as of 2/1) Pos GP G A PTS A1 Pts1 +/- PIM SH SH% SH/GP Pts/GP EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts ENG ENA EN Pts
Myles Bell 6'1 216 21 RW 33 9 9 18 5 14 -12 25 91 9.89% 2.76 0.55 8 4 12 1 5 6 0 0 0 0 0 0
Alexandre Carrier 6'3 210 23 RW 6 0 0 0 0 0 -3 2 7 0.00% 1.17 0.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Eric Baier 6'2 210 26 D 25 5 7 12 3 8 7 11 55 9.09% 2.20 0.48 4 5 9 0 2 2 1 0 1 0 0 0

Name Age (as of 2/1) GP GS Min W L OTL SOL GAA SV% GA%- GSAA
Maxime Clermont 23 9 7 511 5 3 0 0 3.76 0.873 150 -10.67
Height: 6'0 SO SO% QS QS% RBS RBS% BO BO% EVG% PPG% SHG%
Weight: 200 0 0.00% 1 14.29% 2 28.57% 1 14.29% 75.00% 18.75% 6.25%

Myles Bell had a goal and four shots on Friday to briefly extend a scoring streak to three games. He then went -3 with a shot over his next two games. Eric Baier had a goal and an assist over four games last week for Orlando.

Prospect of the Week

Connor Chatham gets this week's honors as he added a goal and three assists over three games to his totals. He now has a four game scoring streak with two goals and three assists. The 6'2, 225 lbs. RW currently owns the third best points per game mark (0.79) on a struggling Plymouth team. According to CHL Stats with data from all but the most recent Plymouth game, Chatham has a 19.86 Team Point%, 16.61 estimated Time on Ice, and 2.83 estimated Points per 60. He may not have been the player I wanted the Devils to choose at the draft when he was selected, but overall I'm happy with his production this year. He's definitely got the size to make it in the pro's.

ADevil of the Week

It was a tough week for Albany but this week's honors go to Mike Sislo who scored a goal in both losses. He is currently sporting a solid 0.59 points per game and 2.22 shots per game. According to Quant Hockey, he is currently above the 75th percentile in both goals per game and points per game in the AHL. I wouldn't mind seeing him as a fourth line, penalty killer for the NJ Devils if they end up needing some bodies to fill out the roster towards the end of the year.

Prospects on TV

-- Saturday 2/14: Michigan State (Jacobs) vs. Penn State on the Big Ten Network at 6 PM ET.

Your Take

What were your thoughts when the Devils drafted Chatham and has your opinion of him changed? Did you get a chance to watch Jacobs last week and if so, what did you think of his skill set? Are you concerned that the Albany Devils won't make the playoffs? Leave your comments below and thank you for reading!