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New Jersey Devils Prospect Update: 3/31/15

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Week 26 of the 2014-15 prospect update saw John Quenneville and Joseph Blandisi impress in the CHL playoffs, the NCAA season come to an end for all of the Devils college prospects, and Albany pick up 2 wins on the road.

Joe Whitney had 2 goals and 2 assists over 2 games for Albany last weekend.
Joe Whitney had 2 goals and 2 assists over 2 games for Albany last weekend.
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This post will recap the 26th week of Devils prospect action for the 2014-15 season. It's highlighted by Joseph Blandisi and John Quenneville producing for their respective CHL teams, all of the Devils remaining college prospects being eliminated from the NCAA Tournament, and Albany receiving many offensive contributions from a cast of players. Check out the stats and recap below!

CHL

Regular Season

Name Pos. Age (as of 2/1) Team League GP G A Pts +/- PIM Pts/GP
Ryan Kujawinski C 19 Kingston/North Bay OHL 61 34 25 59 19 30 0.97
Height: 6'2 A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts
Weight: 207 12 46 24 15 39 9 9 18 0 1 1
GP G A Pts +/- PIM Pts/GP
Connor Chatham RW 19 Plymouth OHL 48 17 20 37 1 47 0.77
Height: 6'2 A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts
Weight: 225 14 31 12 15 27 5 5 10 0 0 0
GP G A Pts +/- PIM Pts/GP
Joseph Blandisi C 20 Barrie OHL 68 52 60 112 18 126 1.65
Height: 6'0 A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts
Weight: 192 32 84 24 27 51 11 31 42 10 2 12
GP G A Pts +/- PIM Pts/GP
John Quenneville C 18 Brandon WHL 57 17 30 47 12 63 0.82
Height: 6'1 A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts
Weight: 205 17 34 8 22 30 7 6 13 0 2 2
GP G A Pts +/- PIM Pts/GP
Ryan Rehill D 19 Kamloops WHL 68 7 13 20 -6 128 0.29
Height: 6'3 A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts
Weight: 225 5 12 7 12 19 0 1 1 0 0 0
GP G A Pts +/- PIM Pts/GP
Brandon Baddock LW 19 Edmonton WHL 71 19 21 40 -11 136 0.56
Height: 6'4 A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts
Weight: 215 11 30 10 13 23 7 6 13 0 1 1

Name Age (as of 2/1) GP GS W L OTL SOL MIN GAA SV% GA%- GSAA
Anthony Brodeur 20 32 24 8 10 0 4 1501:49 3.80 0.879 114 -11.90
Height: 5'11 Gatineau/Drummondville SO SO% QS QS% RBS RBS% BO BO% EVG% PPG% SHG%
Weight: 194 QMJHL 1 4.17% 7 29.17% 9 37.50% 4 16.67% 65.26% 29.47% 5.26%

Playoffs

Name Pos. Age (as of 2/1) Team League GP G A Pts +/- PIM Pts/GP
Ryan Kujawinski C 19 North Bay OHL 2 2 0 2 1 0 1.00
Height: 6'2 A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts
Weight: 207 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1
GP G A Pts +/- PIM Pts/GP
Joseph Blandisi C 20 Barrie OHL 2 2 3 5 0 4 2.50
Height: 6'0 A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts
Weight: 192 2 4 1 1 2 1 2 3 0 0 0
GP G A Pts +/- PIM Pts/GP
John Quenneville C 18 Brandon WHL 3 2 3 5 5 4 1.67
Height: 6'1 A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts
Weight: 205 2 4 1 3 4 1 0 1 0 0 0
GP G A Pts +/- PIM Pts/GP
Brandon Baddock LW 19 Edmonton WHL 3 0 0 0 -1 6 0.00
Height: 6'4 A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts
Weight: 215 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Ryan Kujawinski has helped North Bay to a 2-0 series lead in the OHL Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against his old team, Kingston. He has 2 goals and a +1 rating so far in the series. As expected, Joseph Blandisi has been a leader for Barrie as they've taken a 2-0 series lead over Belleville. He has 2 goals and 3 assists so far and had a monster game yesterday with 2 goals and 2 assists to earn first star.

John Quenneville's Brandon is up 2-1 in the series against Brandon Baddock's Edmonton in the WHL Eastern Conference Quarterfinals. Quenneville has come alive for 2 goals and 3 assists to go along with a +5 rating after the first 3 games. Baddock has been held without a point and is a -1 with 6 PIM.

NCAA

Name Pos. Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SH SH% SH/GP Pts/GP FO%
Blake Coleman C Miami 37 20 17 37 16 99 127 15.75% 3.43 1.00 61.20%
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 9 29 13 11 24 4 5 9 1 0 1
GP G A Pts +/- PIM SH SH% SH/GP Pts/GP FO%
Blake Pietila C Michigan Tech 40 14 16 30 6 56 102 13.73% 2.55 0.75 59.82%
Height: 5'11 A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts
Weight: 200 21 NCAA 9 23 8 4 12 5 11 16 0 1 1
GP G A Pts +/- PIM SH SH% SH/GP Pts/GP FO%
Alex Kerfoot C Harvard 27 8 22 30 16 12 59 13.56% 2.19 1.11 44.50%
Height: 5'10 A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts
Weight: 175 20 NCAA 12 20 6 11 17 1 7 8 0 1 1
GP G A Pts +/- PIM SH SH% SH/GP Pts/GP Blk
Steve Santini D Boston College 22 1 4 5 -2 20 39 2.56% 1.77 0.23 30
Height: 6'2 A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts
Weight: 208 19 NCAA 2 3 1 4 5 0 0 0 0 0 0
GP G A Pts +/- PIM SH SH% SH/GP Pts/GP Blk
Joshua Jacobs D Michigan State 35 0 9 9 -10 26 62 0.00% 1.77 0.26 72
Height: 6'2 A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts
Weight: 191 18 NCAA 4 4 0 3 3 0 6 6 0 0 0

Blake Coleman had to watch his college career come to an end from the sidelines as he missed Miami's match against Providence due to suspension. He finishes his final year at exactly a point per game pace with 37 points in 37 games. He finished 2nd in FO% this season at 61.2%. The Texas native played in 143 NCAA games with 60 goals and 47 assists (0.75 Pts/GP) to go along with 276 PIM. It's probably a safe bet that he will be on an ATO in Albany soon.

Blake Pietila also had to watch his college career end from the sidelines, though he was out with a lower body injury. He finishes his final year with 30 points in 40 games and the 6th highest FO% in the country at 59.8%. He finishes his NCAA career with 153 games and 46 goals and 60 assists (0.69 Pts/GP). Like Coleman, I'd expect him to be in Albany soon.

Alexander Kerfoot was held without a point but put up 5 shots and won half of his draws as Harvard was eliminated by Omaha. He finishes another injury plagued season with an impressive 30 points in 27 games. I hope he can build off of this next year but most importantly, stay healthy.

Steve Santini and Boston College were eliminated by Denver. Santini was a -1 with 3 shots as he finishes off a short year of 22 games due to injury. He's already been named an assistant captain for next year's BC team.

KHL, USHL, USHS

Name Pos. Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SH SH% SH/GP Pts/GP FO% ATOI
Artur Gavrus LW Dinamo Minsk 36 5 4 9 -7 12 48 10.42% 1.33 0.25 40.38% 12:09
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
Artur Gavrus Dinamo Molodechno 4 2 4 6 -3 2 10 20.00% 2.50 1.50
A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts
BXL 2 4 0 1 1 2 3 5 0 0 0
GP G A Pts +/- PIM SH SH% SH/GP Pts/GP
Joey Dudek C Dubuque/Chicago 51 9 8 17 -8 70 107 8.41% 2.10 0.33
Height: 5'11 A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts
Weight: 185 19 USHL 5 14 6 8 14 2 0 2 0 0 0
GP G A Pts +/- PIM SH SH% SH/GP Pts/GP
Miles Wood LW Noble & Greenough 17 17 18 35 2.06
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

Joey Dudek was a -2, with 2 PIM, and 6 shots over 2 games for Chicago last week. I'd be lying if I said I wasn't worried about how he would adjust to the college game next year.

AHL

Name Height Weight Age (as of 2/1) Pos GP G A PTS A1 Pts1 +/- PIM SH SH% SH/GP Pts/GP GC GC/GP EVG EVA EV Pts EV GC EV GC/GP PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts ENG ENA EN Pts
Paul Thompson 6'1 205 26 RW 64 29 20 49 18 47 8 61 208 13.94% 3.25 0.77 21.48 0.34 17 11 28 12.66 0.20 10 8 18 1 1 2 1 0 1
Joe Whitney 5'6 170 26 LW 60 20 29 49 15 35 -4 62 153 13.07% 2.55 0.82 19.00 0.32 13 13 26 10.98 0.18 7 16 23 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mike Sislo 5'11 195 27 RW 56 17 16 33 9 26 -1 47 129 13.18% 2.30 0.59 13.77 0.25 8 5 13 5.91 0.11 7 10 17 1 0 1 1 1 2
Brandon Burlon 6'0 190 24 D 63 6 24 30 15 21 1 91 74 8.11% 1.17 0.48 9.91 0.16 4 10 14 5.07 0.08 1 14 15 0 0 0 1 0 1
Reid Boucher 5'10 190 21 LW 58 13 15 28 9 22 -8 32 157 8.28% 2.71 0.48 11.29 0.19 6 6 12 5.07 0.09 7 8 15 0 0 0 0 1 1
Scott Timmins 6'0 200 25 C 35 9 16 25 6 15 3 8 76 11.84% 2.17 0.71 9.36 0.27 6 8 14 5.63 0.16 3 6 9 0 1 1 0 1 1
Raman Hrabarenka 6'5 235 22 D 39 8 16 24 9 17 -2 26 68 11.76% 1.74 0.62 8.81 0.23 4 8 12 4.50 0.12 4 8 12 0 0 0 0 0 0
Stefan Matteau 6'2 220 20 LW 57 9 14 23 8 17 4 35 97 9.28% 1.70 0.40 8.81 0.15 5 8 13 5.07 0.09 4 6 10 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tim Sestito 5'11 195 30 C 51 9 13 22 8 17 -11 73 106 8.49% 2.08 0.43 8.54 0.17 5 8 13 5.07 0.10 2 3 5 0 0 0 2 2 4
Reece Scarlett 6'1 185 21 D 48 2 19 21 10 12 0 21 80 2.50% 1.67 0.44 6.33 0.13 2 8 10 3.38 0.07 0 11 11 0 0 0 0 0 0
Darcy Zajac 6'1 205 28 RW 63 7 12 19 10 17 -6 83 96 7.29% 1.52 0.30 7.16 0.11 5 9 14 5.35 0.08 1 1 2 1 2 3 0 0 0
Ben Thomson 6'3 215 22 LW 59 7 8 15 5 12 0 90 68 10.29% 1.15 0.25 6.06 0.10 7 7 14 5.91 0.10 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Graham Black 6'0 190 22 C 43 7 7 14 3 10 11 16 80 8.75% 1.86 0.33 5.78 0.13 3 4 7 2.81 0.07 4 3 7 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kelly Zajac 5'10 180 26 C 24 3 10 13 7 10 -4 18 29 10.34% 1.21 0.54 4.41 0.18 0 4 4 1.13 0.05 3 5 8 0 1 1 0 0 0
David Wohlberg 6'1 200 24 LW 44 5 6 11 3 8 6 14 40 12.50% 0.91 0.25 4.41 0.10 4 5 9 3.66 0.08 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0
Rod Pelley 6'0 205 30 C 61 7 5 12 3 10 -9 61 86 8.14% 1.41 0.20 5.23 0.09 5 5 10 4.22 0.07 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1
Dan Kelly 6'1 210 25 D 55 1 10 11 5 6 0 130 42 2.38% 0.76 0.20 3.30 0.06 1 9 10 3.10 0.06 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Seth Helgeson 6'5 215 24 D 41 1 8 9 4 5 -1 54 44 2.27% 1.07 0.22 2.75 0.07 0 6 6 1.69 0.04 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
Corbin McPherson 6'5 220 26 D 67 1 7 8 4 5 -7 66 79 1.27% 1.18 0.12 2.48 0.04 1 7 8 2.53 0.04 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Chris McKelvie 6'1 195 29 LW 49 3 4 7 1 4 -15 57 58 5.17% 1.18 0.14 2.75 0.06 3 4 7 2.81 0.06 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 1.65 0.18 1 2 3 1.13 0.13 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 1.10 0.06 1 2 3 1.13 0.06 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 1.10 0.09 1 1 2 0.84 0.07 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Joe Faust 6'0 205 23 D 25 0 3 3 1 1 -4 18 24 0.00% 0.96 0.00 0.83 0.03 0 3 3 0.84 0.03 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mike Keenan 6'0 190 25 D 22 0 3 3 2 2 -1 15 27 0.00% 1.23 0.14 0.83 0.04 0 3 3 0.84 0.04 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cam Janssen 6'0 210 30 RW 25 1 1 2 0 1 1 54 11 9.09% 0.44 0.08 0.83 0.03 1 1 2 0.84 0.03 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 0.83 0.06 0 1 1 0.28 0.02 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ben Johnson 6'0 195 20 LW 25 1 1 2 1 2 -4 8 21 4.76% 0.84 0.08 0.83 0.03 0 1 1 0.28 0.01 0 0 0 1 0 1 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 0.55 0.55 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
Matt Lorito 5'9 180 24 C 4 1 1 2 1 2 -2 0 9 11.11% 2.25 0.50 0.83 0.21 0 1 1 0.28 0.07 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Alexandre Carrier 6'3 210 23 RW 13 0 0 0 0 0 -2 10 11 0.00% 0.85 0.00 0.00 0.00 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 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 0.00 0.00 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 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 89 3.15
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 33 31 1829 11 13 3 3 2.79 0.902 114 -10.70
Height: 6'2 SO SO% QS QS% RBS RBS% BO BO% EVG% PPG% SHG%
Weight: 190 1 3.23% 14 45.16% 6 19.35% 4 12.90% 70.59% 28.24% 1.18%
GP GS Min W L OTL SOL GAA SV% GA%- GSAA
Scott Clemmensen 37 21 19 1200 8 9 1 1 2.45 0.911 104 -1.70
Height: 6'2 SO SO% QS QS% RBS RBS% BO BO% EVG% PPG% SHG%
Weight: 200 1 5.26% 8 42.11% 5 26.32% 1 5.26% 59.18% 36.73% 4.08%
GP GS Min W L OTL SOL GAA SV% GA%- GSAA
Maxime Clermont 23 6 5 336 5 1 0 0 2.32 0.906 110 -1.13
Height: 6'0 SO SO% QS QS% RBS RBS% BO BO% EVG% PPG% SHG%
Weight: 200 0 0.00% 2 40.00% 1 20.00% 2 40.00% 61.54% 38.46% 0.00%

Albany went down to Norfolk for a back-to-back last weekend and walked away with 2 wins, extending their streak to 4 straight. They now sit at 10th place in the Eastern Conference with 73 points, 7 back of 8th place Portland. Albany has an all situation PDO of 99.62%. Albany enjoyed some strong special teams play last weekend. The PP went 3/12 while the PK was a perfect 8/8. Their PP is now up to 18.12% on the season while the PK is now at 82.00%.

Injury Update: Reece Scarlett and Kelly Zajac both remained out injured last week for Albany. It's a shame that Kelly Zajac hasn't been healthy much of this season after having a promising campaign last season.

Suspension Update: As NJmetal15 pointed out last week in the comments section, Cam Janssen has been suspended again, this time for 2 games due to an incident against Hartford. He served both games last weekend.

Transactions: Albany recalled Alexandre Carrier and Mike Keenan from Orlando (ECHL) on 3/25. They sent Carrier back down on 3/29 and called up Ben Johnson yesterday.

Friday 3/27: Albany defeated Norfolk 4-3 in overtime. Joe Whitney had 2 goals (including the GWG) and an assist to go along with his 5 shots. Scott Timmins had a goal and an assist. Raman Hrabarenka had the other Devils goal. Seth Helgeson, Rod Pelley, and Mike Keenan had an assist each. Scott Wedgewood made 29 saves on 32 shots as Albany outshot Norfolk 35-32. Albany went 1/7 on the PP and 6/6 on the PK. Here is the gamesheet and highlights:

Saturday 3/28: Albany defeated Norfolk 3-1. Paul Thompson had a hat trick to move into a tie for 2nd place in goals for the AHL. Mike Sislo had 2 assists. Joe Whitney, Matt Lorito, Raman Hrabarenka, and Mike Keenan had an assist each. Scott Clemmensen made 37 saves on 38 shots as Albany was outshot 38-19. Albany went 2/5 on the PP and 2/2 on the PK. Here is the gamesheet and highlights:

Career Year: It's no secret that Paul Thompson is enjoying the best season of his career. He leads Albany in goals (29), points (49* tied with Whitney), primary points (47), shots per game (3.25), EV points (28), goals created (21.48), and EV goals created (12.66). I really like that he's been able to put up points at even strength, almost all of them being primary, and he's doing it with a solid shot total, and a not super inflated SH%. According to Quant Hockey, Thompson's 0.766 points per game is above the 90th percentile and his goals per game of 0.453 is just above the 99th percentile.

Noodles: Raman Hrabarenka is on a solid 4 game scoring streak with 3 goals and 2 assists during that stretch. According to Quant Hockey, his points per game of 0.615 is above the 75th percentile and his goals per game of 0.205 is just below the 75th percentile. I'm hoping he gets into a game or two with the big club just so we can get a better feel for what type of player he is/can be.

Coming Up: Albany takes on Manchester tomorrow, Springfield on Friday, and Binghamton on Saturday.

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 41 10 9 19 5 15 -22 25 121 8.26% 2.95 0.46 8 4 12 2 5 7 0 0 0 0 0 0
Alexandre Carrier 6'3 210 23 RW 11 0 1 1 0 0 -1 24 10 0.00% 0.91 0.09 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Eric Baier 6'2 210 26 D 49 8 12 20 5 13 9 20 125 6.40% 2.55 0.41 7 7 14 0 4 4 1 1 2 0 0 0
Mike Keenan 6'0 190 25 D 37 0 11 11 4 4 6 32 66 0.00% 1.78 0.30 0 9 9 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0
Ben Johnson 6'0 195 20 LW 12 2 6 8 4 6 8 0 23 8.70% 1.92 0.67 2 5 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1

Name Age (as of 2/1) GP GS Min W L OTL SOL GAA SV% GA%- GSAA
Maxime Clermont 23 19 17 1116 9 6 1 2 3.01 0.899 121 -9.55
Height: 6'0 SO SO% QS QS% RBS RBS% BO BO% EVG% PPG% SHG%
Weight: 200 2 11.76% 7 41.18% 4 23.53% 1 5.88% 82.14% 14.29% 3.57%

Myles Bell is once again out with an undisclosed injury. His season has really been a disappointment after such a hot start.

Eric Baier had a goal and an assist with 10 shots over 4 games for Orlando last week. Fellow defenseman, Mike Keenan played just once for Orlando before being called up to Albany. Alexandre Carrier also appeared just once for Orlando as he was called up to Albany. Ben Johnson continued to find his game in the ECHL by adding another goal and an assist over 4 games for Orlando last week. He earned himself a call-up to Albany with his play.

Maxime Clermont suffered an overtime loss in his only game for Orlando last week. He made 31 saves on 35 shots and his overall SV% is now back down below .900.

Prospect of the Week

John Quenneville has continued to be a strong playoff performer for Brandon. Last season he had 5 goals and 8 assists in 9 games. So far this year, he has 2 goals and 3 assists in 3 games. Over his last 5 games (regular season + playoffs) he has 2 goals and 7 assists. Hopefully he can keep producing and help Brandon on a long playoff run.

ADevil of the Week

Joe Whitney takes home this week's honors as he notched 2 goals and 2 assists over 2 games last weekend for Albany. He is currently on a 3 game scoring streak with 2 goals and 3 assists during that stretch. According to Quant Hockey, Whitney has improved his points per game rate from 0.726 last season to 0.817 this season, which puts him right at the 95th percentile. His goals per game rate has improved from 0.301 last season to 0.333 this season, which is just above the 90th percentile.

Prospects on TV

-- Wednesday 4/1: Brandon (Quenneville) vs. Edmonton (Baddock) on the NHL Network at 1:00 PM ET. (Tape Delay of Game 4)

Your Take

Do you believe that "clutch" exists, and if so, is Quenneville one of those guys? Are you satisfied with Coleman and Pietila's college careers and do you hope the Devils sign them this spring/summer? How do you feel about Thompson? Leave your comments below and thank you for reading!