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New Jersey Devils Prospect Update: 2/2/16

Week 18 of the 2015-16 prospect update saw Mackenzie Blackwood return from suspension, Devils prospects get involved in the Beanpot, Reid Boucher scoring in Albany, and Ken Appleby make his AHL debut.

 Steve Santini #6 of the Boston College Eagles skates against the Harvard Crimson during the second period at TD Garden on February 1, 2016 in Boston, Massachusetts.
Steve Santini #6 of the Boston College Eagles skates against the Harvard Crimson during the second period at TD Garden on February 1, 2016 in Boston, Massachusetts.
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This post will recap the 18th week of Devils prospect action for the 2015-16 season. It's highlighted by Mackenzie Blackwood's return from suspension, a trio of Devils prospects participating in the Beanpot, Reid Boucher getting hot for Albany, Scott Wedgewood going down injured and Ken Appleby taking his roster spot. Check out the stats and recap below!

OHL

Name Pos. Age Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SH% SH/GP Pts/GP
Connor Chatham RW 20.27 Flint/Windsor 45 13 20 33 -6 63 10.08% 2.87 0.73
Height: 6'2 A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts NHLe
Weight: 225 12 25 9 16 25 4 3 7 0 0 0 20
GP G A Pts +/- PIM SH% SH/GP Pts/GP
Josh Jacobs D 19.98 Sarnia 47 3 15 18 6 30 2.94% 2.17 0.38
Height: 6'2 A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts NHLe
Weight: 200 12 15 2 11 13 1 4 5 0 0 0 10
GP G A Pts +/- PIM SH% SH/GP Pts/GP
Pavel Zacha C 18.84 Sarnia 35 21 22 43 10 69 18.58% 3.23 1.23
Height: 6'3 A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts NHLe
Weight: 213 14 35 12 12 24 8 10 18 1 0 1 33
GP G A Pts +/- PIM SH% SH/GP Pts/GP
Blake Speers RW 19.09 Sault Ste. Marie 47 13 34 47 -10 32 9.42% 2.94 1.00
Height: 5'11 A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts NHLe
Weight: 183 17 30 11 14 25 1 20 21 0 0 0 27
GP G A Pts +/- PIM SH% SH/GP Pts/GP
Colton White D 18.76 Sault Ste. Marie 47 6 16 22 -10 9 8.11% 1.57 0.47
Height: 6'1 A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts NHLe
Weight: 185 9 15 3 11 14 3 4 7 0 0 0 13

Name Age GP GS W L OTL SOL GAA SV% GA%- GSAA GSAA/60
Mackenzie Blackwood 19.16 29 28 19 9 0 0 2.46 0.928 78 18.93 0.69
Height: 6'4 Barrie SO SO% QS QS% RBS RBS% BO BO% EVG% PPG% SHG%
Weight: 215 OHL 2 7.14% 18 64.29% 2 7.14% 1 3.57% 77.61% 19.40% 1.49%

Connor Chatham was held off the scoresheet with a -3 rating, 11 PIM, and 7 shots over the course of Windsor's 3 games last week. He has just 2 goals and 2 assists in 11 games since joining Windsor in a more limited role than what he had in Flint. Chatham hasn't scored in 7 games and has just 1 assist during that time.

Pavel Zacha had 2 goals and 2 assists along with a +1 rating, 2 PIM, 8 shots, and won 18 of 40 faceoffs in 3 games for Sarnia. He is in a bit of a goal slump with 2 goals over his last 8 games. Josh Jacobs had a goal and an assist against Flint on Friday. He finished the week with a +3 rating and 7 shots across Sarnia's 3 games.

Blake Speers had a goal against Saginaw on Friday and an assist against Kitchener on Sunday. He finished the week with a -3 rating, 5 shots, and won 13 of 24 faceoffs across Sault Ste. Marie's 2 games last week. Colton White finished the week a +2 with 3 shots.

Mackenzie Blackwood completed his suspension and made his first start in a few weeks on Saturday against Niagara. He made 32 saves on 34 shots in a winning effort and earned his 18th Quality Start of the season.

WHL

Name Pos. Age Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM Pts/GP NHLe
John Quenneville C 19.81 Brandon 35 15 28 43 12 50 1.23 27
Height: 6'1 A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts
Weight: 205 18 33 10 14 24 4 14 18 1 0 1
GP G A Pts +/- PIM Pts/GP NHLe
Ryan Rehill D 20.25 Kamloops 46 6 20 26 -4 69 0.57 13
Height: 6'3 A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts
Weight: 218 9 15 3 12 15 3 6 9 0 1 1
GP G A Pts +/- PIM Pts/GP NHLe
Brandon Baddock C 20.86 Edmonton 48 19 8 27 -7 102 0.56 12
Height: 6'4 A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts
Weight: 225 5 24 12 6 18 4 2 6 2 0 2

John Quenneville played in all 3 of Brandon's games last week and finished with an assist, -2 rating, and 11 penalty minutes. I had the chance to watch him in Friday night's game against Edmonton. Quenneville was active all game in all 3 zones and had a handful of shots that were off target to go along with the 2 he had on goal. He showed a bit of toughness when he took a hard hit in the 2nd period, recovered quickly, and then got into his 4th fight of the season.

Ryan Rehill missed last week's games for Kamloops with an undisclosed injury. According to News Kamloops, it appears he won't feature in any of their games this week as he didn't travel with the team.

Brandon Baddock had 2 assists against Brandon on Friday and an goal against Kootenay on Sunday. He finished the week with a +2 rating and 2 PIM. Baddock had a fine game against Brandon, as you would expect from an overager. He had a breakaway in the 1st that drew a penalty, kept the puck alive, which led to Edmonton's opening goal on the delayed call. He also set up Edmonton's 2nd and 3rd goals with passes to the front of the net from below the end line. He also provided a screen on Edmonton's 4th goal. While this was a fine performance, it's what he should be doing and it doesn't really change my opinion of him as a prospect that is unlikely to ever contribute at the NHL level. He does have the grit and work ethic to carve out a nice minor league career for himself though.

NCAA

Name Pos. Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SH% SH/GP Pts/GP FO% NHLe
Alex Kerfoot C Harvard 19 4 21 25 6 10 12.90% 1.63 1.32 45.78% 43
Height: 5'10 Age League A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts
Weight: 175 21.49 ECAC 10 14 3 10 13 0 10 10 0 0 0
GP G A Pts +/- PIM SH% SH/GP Pts/GP Blks NHLe
Steve Santini D Boston College 26 1 10 11 16 34 2.94% 1.31 0.42 39 11
Height: 6'2 A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts
Weight: 208 20.92 Hockey East 3 4 1 7 8 0 0 0 0 1 1
GP G A Pts +/- PIM SH% SH/GP Pts/GP FO% NHLe
JD Dudek C Boston College 20 0 1 1 -5 6 0.00% 0.55 0.05 40.74% 1
Height: 5'11 A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts
Weight: 185 20.02 Hockey East 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
GP G A Pts +/- PIM SH% SH/GP Pts/GP FO% NHLe
Miles Wood LW Boston College 24 8 18 26 12 64 11.59% 2.88 1.08 50.00% 29
Height: 6'1 A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts
Weight: 185 20.40 Hockey East 12 20 4 13 17 2 2 4 1 1 2
GP G A Pts +/- PIM SH% SH/GP Pts/GP FO% NHLe
Brett Seney C Merrimack 20 6 11 17 4 32 19.35% 1.55 0.85 49.21% 23
Height: 5'9 A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts
Weight: 170 19.94 Hockey East 8 14 5 8 13 1 3 4 0 0 0

Alex Kerfoot continues to be an assist machine skating alongside Jimmy Vesey for Harvard. Kerfoot added 2 assists along with a +1 rating and won 12 of 17 faceoffs against Princeton on Friday. Last night he had an assist along with a +1 rating, 2 shots, and won 7 of 21 faceoffs in Harvard's loss against Boston College in the semifinals of the Beanpot.

Boston College played twice last week, notably defeating Harvard in the aforementioned Beanpot semifinals. Santini finished the week with an assist, even rating, 2 shots, and 3 blocks over the course of BC's 2 games. Miles Wood had 2 assists against Notre Dame on Friday but was held off the scoresheet against Harvard last night. He finished the week a +2 with 2 PIM and 4 shots. JD Dudek continued to be a scratch for BC. Boston College will take on Boston University for the Beanpot Championship next Monday.

Last Wednesday, Jeff Cox of SBN College Hockey wrote about the Top 10 NHL Prospects among Hockey East Defensemen. He ranked Santini #2 and here is an excerpt (check out the link for the full report):

He's a pro-ready skater who can go from stopped to start quickly. He can really get on opposing players coming at him and moving around the zone and in transition. The threat of his physicality keeps a lot of opposing players from coming across the middle. He does make good passes in transition and has a strong shot from the point.

Yesterday, Jeff Cox wrote up a thorough preview for the Beanpot focusing on the NHL Prospects to Watch. He had the following on Santini and Wood:

Re Santini: BC juniors Ian McCoshen and Steve Santini are two of the top NHL prospects in all of college hockey. They don't put up the offensive numbers or have the flare to their styles that wow the casual observer, but no two players in college hockey are as NHL ready.

Re Wood: The son of former NHLer Randy Wood, the Manchester, Mass. native has been one of the top three forwards for BC this season. He's incredibly quick and has been a force on the forecheck. He can blow past defenders, but he can also grind it out.

Brett Seney was held off the scoresheet with a -2 rating and while winning 5 of 16 faceoffs for Merrimack against Boston University on Friday. He enjoyed Merrimack's rout of Arizona State as he had 3 assists and finished a +3 with 2 PIM.

KHL

Name Pos. Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SH SH% SH/GP Pts/GP FO% ATOI
Artur Gavrus LW Dinamo Minsk 19 3 7 10 -1 0 41 7.32% 2.16 0.53 26.32% 16:54
Height: 5'10 Age League A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts NHLe
Weight: 183 22.09 KHL 4 7 3 6 9 0 1 1 0 0 0 36

Artur Gavrus is still yet to play for Dinamo Minsk since suffering a concussion on 10/19. Dinamo has 5 games left in the regular season and are currently 4 points out of the final playoff spot in the West.

AHL

Name Height Weight Age Pos GP G A PTS A1 Pts1 +/- PIM SH SH% SH/GP Pts/GP GC GC/GP NHLe EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts ENG ENA EN Pts
Matt Lorito 5'9 170 25.60 LW 39 10 25 35 18 28 8 10 69 14.49% 1.77 0.90 12.09 0.31 35 6 9 15 4 16 20 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mike Sislo 5'11 190 28.05 RW 40 17 17 34 9 26 8 16 118 14.41% 2.95 0.85 13.70 0.34 33 4 9 13 12 7 19 1 0 1 0 1 1
Reid Boucher 5'10 190 22.41 LW 32 17 12 29 7 24 10 4 123 13.82% 3.84 0.91 12.36 0.39 36 9 9 18 7 3 10 0 0 0 1 0 1
Corey Tropp 6'2 185 26.54 RW 43 10 14 24 9 19 1 50 69 14.49% 1.60 0.56 9.13 0.21 22 6 11 17 3 3 6 0 0 0 1 0 1
Joseph Blandisi 6'0 200 21.56 C 24 7 14 21 8 15 0 47 29 24.14% 1.21 0.88 7.52 0.31 34 3 5 8 4 8 12 0 0 0 0 1 1
Paul Thompson 6'1 200 27.19 RW 28 7 11 18 7 14 0 43 80 8.75% 2.86 0.64 6.72 0.24 25 4 10 14 2 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 1
Jim O'Brien 6'3 195 27.02 C 24 9 8 17 6 15 2 18 76 11.84% 3.17 0.71 6.98 0.29 28 7 7 14 1 1 2 1 0 1 0 0 0
Marc-Andre Gragnani 6'3 210 28.92 D 31 0 17 17 5 5 -9 6 28 0.00% 0.90 0.55 4.57 0.15 22 0 4 4 0 12 12 0 0 0 0 1 1
Brandon Burlon 6'0 190 25.93 D 32 3 11 14 5 8 -8 19 30 10.00% 0.94 0.44 4.57 0.14 17 3 3 6 0 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dan Kelly 6'1 215 26.73 D 40 3 10 13 3 6 6 58 43 6.98% 1.08 0.33 4.30 0.11 13 3 8 11 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0
Vojtech Mozik 6'3 200 23.12 D 39 2 10 12 7 9 21 30 67 2.99% 1.72 0.31 3.76 0.10 12 1 6 7 1 4 5 0 0 0 0 0 0
Reece Scarlett 6'1 180 22.85 D 29 1 11 12 6 7 -6 31 51 1.96% 1.76 0.41 3.49 0.12 16 1 5 6 0 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ben Thomson 6'3 205 23.06 LW 40 3 8 11 6 9 -2 67 69 4.35% 1.73 0.28 3.76 0.09 11 3 7 10 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Blake Pietila 5'11 200 22.96 LW 37 6 4 10 2 8 -10 8 54 11.11% 1.46 0.27 4.30 0.12 11 4 1 5 2 2 4 0 1 1 0 0 0
Brian O'Neill 5'9 175 27.69 RW 15 4 6 10 2 6 4 2 31 12.90% 2.07 0.67 3.76 0.25 26 3 4 7 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rod Pelley 6'0 205 31.44 LW 42 4 4 8 3 7 -5 24 46 8.70% 1.10 0.19 3.22 0.08 7 4 2 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
Ryan Kujawinski 6'2 205 20.86 C 33 3 5 8 0 3 -10 6 31 9.68% 0.94 0.24 2.95 0.09 10 2 3 5 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
Seth Helgeson 6'4 215 25.33 D 33 2 5 7 3 5 11 45 36 5.56% 1.09 0.21 2.42 0.07 8 2 4 6 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Blake Coleman 5'11 200 24.19 C 14 4 3 7 2 6 5 19 26 15.38% 1.86 0.50 2.95 0.21 20 4 2 6 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Chris McKelvie 6'1 195 30.96 RW 28 0 5 5 1 1 -7 30 29 0.00% 1.04 0.18 1.34 0.05 7 0 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Max Novak 5'11 180 24.82 RW 16 2 1 3 0 2 -1 2 28 7.14% 1.75 0.19 1.34 0.08 7 1 1 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Graham Black 6'0 185 23.07 C 25 2 1 3 0 2 -3 6 31 6.45% 1.24 0.12 1.34 0.05 5 2 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Corbin McPherson 6'4 210 27.42 D 34 0 3 3 1 1 -3 16 38 0.00% 1.12 0.09 0.81 0.02 3 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Raman Hrabarenka 6'4 230 23.45 D 19 1 0 1 0 1 -7 28 23 4.35% 1.21 0.05 0.54 0.03 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Pierre-Luc Letourneau-Leblond 6'1 210 30.68 RW 29 1 0 1 0 1 -2 60 27 3.70% 0.93 0.03 0.54 0.02 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Greg Wolfe 5'10 185 25.79 C 3 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 50.00% 0.67 0.33 0.54 0.18 13 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Joe Faust 5'11 207 24.23 D 1 0 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0.00% 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Alexandre Carrier 6'3 210 24.97 RW 2 0 0 0 0 0 -1 0 3 0.00% 1.50 0.00 0.00 0.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ben Johnson 6'0 195 21.67 LW 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.00% 1.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Name Age GP GS W L OTL SOL GAA SV% GA%- GSAA GSAA/60
Yann Danis 34.64 30 28 17 7 5 0 2.39 0.904 108 -4.63 -0.16
Height: 5'11 MIN SO SO% QS QS% RBS RBS% BO BO% EVG% PPG% SHG%
Weight: 180 1709.22 4 14.29% 15 53.57% 4 14.29% 2 7.14% 79.41% 20.59% 0.00%
Age GP GS W L OTL SOL GAA SV% GA%- GSAA GSAA/60
Scott Wedgewood 23.48 12 11 6 2 2 0 1.67 0.932 76 5.58 0.52
Height: 6'2 MIN SO SO% QS QS% RBS RBS% BO BO% EVG% PPG% SHG%
Weight: 195 645.43 1 9.09% 7 63.64% 2 18.18% 0 0.00% 66.67% 33.33% 0.00%
Age GP GS W L OTL SOL GAA SV% GA%- GSAA GSAA/60
Doug Carr 26.91 3 3 1 2 0 0 2.34 0.897 116 -0.95 -0.32
Height: 6'2 MIN SO SO% QS QS% RBS RBS% BO BO% EVG% PPG% SHG%
Weight: 200 179.75 0 0.00% 1 33.33% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 100.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Age GP GS W L OTL SOL GAA SV% GA%- GSAA GSAA/60
Ken Appleby 20.83 1 1 0 1 0 0 3.07 0.850 169 -1.22 -1.24
Height: 6'4 MIN SO SO% QS QS% RBS RBS% BO BO% EVG% PPG% SHG%
Weight: 205 58.56 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 100.00% 0.00% 0.00%

Albany went 1-2 but earned 3 of a possible 6 points last week. They are still in 2nd place in their division with 55 points after 43 games of play. Albany has an all situation PDO of 100.45% and over their last 10 games an average of 96.25%. Albany's PP is ranked 3rd in the AHL at 22.10%. Their PK is remains the best in the league at 87.50%.

Injury Update: Blake Coleman remains out after left shoulder surgery a few weeks ago. Max Novak is still bruised up from a broken hand and a sore ankle after blocking a shot in his brief comeback. Scott Wedgewood left Wednesday night's game against Hershey in the 3rd period and will likely be out 4 weeks with a right shoulder injury according to the Times Union.

Transactions: It was a busy week for Albany with player movment, some of which were essentially paper moves. Sergey Kalinin was "sent down" on 1/26 so NJ could call up Marc-Andre Gragnani. Kalinin was recalled the following day with Seth Helgeson, Reid Boucher, Gragnani, and Blandisi being sent down for the NHL All-Star Break. On 1/28 Ken Appleby was reassigned to Albany due to Scott Wedgewood's injury. Yesterday Blandisi, Boucher, and Helgeson were recalled by New Jersey. Only Boucher played for the ADevils during the NHL's All-Star break as Blandisi and Helgeson were there strictly to practice.

Wednesday 1/27: Albany defeated Hershey 3-2. Mike Sislo, Raman Hrabarenka, and Reid Boucher had the goals. Marc-Andre Gragnani, Brian O'Neill, Matt Lorito, Sislo, and Corey Tropp had an assist each. Hrabarenka had 4 shots as the Devils outshot the Bears 24-19. Scott Wedgewood made 12 saves on 13 shots in 51:38 before leaving the game injured. Yann Danis made 5 saves on 6 shots in 10:08. Scott Gomez had an assist for the Bears. Albany went 1/3 on the PP and 3/3 on the PK. Here is the gamesheet.



Line Up:
Lorito-O'Brien-Sislo
Boucher-Kujawinski-O'Neill
Tropp-Black-Pietila
Leblond-Pelley-Thomson

Mozik-Gragnani
Kelly-Hrabarenka
Burlon-McPherson

Friday 1/29: Albany lost to Utica 4-3 in OT. Reid Boucher had 2 goals, Brian O'Neill had a goal and an assist, and Jim O'Brien had 2 assists. Brandon Burlon, Marc-Andre Gragnani, and Matt Lorito also had an assist each. O'Neill had 6 shots followed by Boucher with 4 as the Devils were outshot 29-25. Yann Danis made 25 saves on 29 shots. Albany went 1/5 on the PP and 2/4 on the PK. Here is the gamesheet.



Line Up:
Sislo-Lorito-Thompson
Boucher-O'Brien-O'Neill
Tropp-Black-Pietila
Thomson-Pelley-Kujawinski

Mozik-Gragnani
Kelly-Hrabarenka
Burlon-McPherson

Saturday 1/30: Albany lost to Bridgeport 4-1. Dan Kelly had the Devils goal with Ben Thomson and Paul Thompson earning the assists. Ken Appleby made 17 saves on 20 shots in his AHL debut as the Devils outshot the Sound Tigers 25-21. Albany went 0/8 on the PP and 4/4 on the PK. Here is the gamesheet.

Coming Up: Albany will take on Providence on Friday and Hartford on Saturday.

ECHL

Name Height Weight Age 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 Faust 5'11 207 24.23 D 34 2 7 9 4 6 5 10 61 3.28% 1.79 0.26 1 5 6 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ben Johnson 6'0 195 21.67 LW 12 3 3 6 2 5 2 6 29 10.34% 2.42 0.50 3 2 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1

Name Age GP GS W L OTL SOL GAA SV% GA%- GSAA GSAA/60
Ken Appleby 20.83 24 24 14 8 1 1 2.22 0.925 85 2.18 0.09
Height: 6'4 MIN SO SO% QS QS% RBS RBS% BO BO% EVG% PPG% SHG%
Weight: 205 1434.8 3 12.50% 16 66.67% 4 16.67% 1 4.17% 73.58% 22.64% 3.77%
Age GP GS W L OTL SOL GAA SV% GA%- GSAA GSAA/60
Scott Wedgewood 23.48 1 1 1 0 0 0 2.00 0.951 55 1.61 1.61
Height: 6'2 MIN SO SO% QS QS% RBS RBS% BO BO% EVG% PPG% SHG%
Weight: 195 60 0 0.00% 1 100.00% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 100.00% 0.00% 0.00%

Ben Johnson and Ken Appleby are currently with the ADevils. Joe Faust played in both of Adirondack's games against Reading last week and added an assist and +1 rating to his season totals.

Prospect of the Week

I'm going to mix it up a bit and give this week's honors to Alex Kerfoot. He had 3 assists (though 1 was an empty net) over 2 games for Harvard last week. He has 21 assists in 19 games on the year and his 1.11 assists per game rate ranks 3rd in the country. I also find it encouraging that he's getting the job done at both even strength (13 points) and on the PP (10 points). While he is playing with the very talented Jimmy Vesey, he's once again proving that he belongs as Harvard's top playmaker for a second year in a row.

ADevil of the Week

Reid Boucher earns this week's honors after scoring 3 goals in 2 games for Albany during the NHL's All-Star break. It's nice to see him go down there and produce as he seemed to just be finding his footing at the NHL level prior to the break. He's already been recalled by New Jersey and hopefully he will be able to carry this production over to the top level.

Your Take

Did you get a chance to watch the Brandon - Edmonton game on NHL Network on Friday night? My apologies for not mentioning it would be broadcasted in last week's post, it was a simple oversight on my part. If you did see the game, what did you think of Quenneville and Baddock? What are your thoughts on Zacha's season so far? Leave your comments below and thank you for reading!