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New Jersey Devils Prospect Update: 2/9/16

Week 19 of the 2015-16 prospect update saw John Quenneville, Pavel Zacha, and Blake Speers have productive weeks, Boston College win the Beanpot, and Albany pick up 2 wins.

 Members of Boston College celebrate after defeating Boston University during the Beanpot Tournament championship game at TD Garden on February 8, 2016 in Boston, Massachusetts.
Members of Boston College celebrate after defeating Boston University during the Beanpot Tournament championship game at TD Garden on February 8, 2016 in Boston, Massachusetts.
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This post will recap the 19th week of Devils prospect action for the 2015-16 season. It's highlighted by John Quenneville, Pavel Zacha, and Blake Speers having strong weeks, a trio of Devils prospects winning the Beanpot, and Albany adding 2 more wins despite some line up shuffling. 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 20.29 Flint/Windsor 47 14 20 34 -8 63 10.45% 2.85 0.72
Height: 6'2 A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts NHLe
Weight: 225 12 26 10 16 26 4 3 7 0 0 0 20
GP G A Pts +/- PIM SH% SH/GP Pts/GP
Josh Jacobs D 20.00 Sarnia 50 3 15 18 6 34 2.80% 2.14 0.36
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 18.86 Sarnia 38 23 23 46 11 71 18.85% 3.21 1.21
Height: 6'3 A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts NHLe
Weight: 213 15 38 13 13 26 9 10 19 1 0 1 33
GP G A Pts +/- PIM SH% SH/GP Pts/GP
Blake Speers RW 19.12 Sault Ste. Marie 50 15 35 50 -6 34 10.27% 2.92 1.00
Height: 5'11 A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts NHLe
Weight: 183 18 33 13 14 27 1 21 22 0 0 0 27
GP G A Pts +/- PIM SH% SH/GP Pts/GP
Colton White D 18.78 Sault Ste. Marie 50 7 17 24 -6 11 8.64% 1.62 0.48
Height: 6'1 A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts NHLe
Weight: 185 9 16 3 12 15 4 4 8 0 0 0 13

Name Age GP GS W L OTL SOL GAA SV% GA%- GSAA GSAA/60
Mackenzie Blackwood 19.18 31 30 21 9 0 0 2.43 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 6.67% 19 63.33% 2 6.67% 3 10.00% 78.87% 18.31% 1.41%

Connor Chatham snapped an 8 game goal drought when he scored on Saturday against Erie. He finished the week with that goal, a -2 rating, and 5 shots across 2 games for Windsor.

Pavel Zacha had a goal and an assist against Kitchener on Wednesday and scored again against London on Sunday. He finished the week with 2 goals, an assist, +1 rating, 2 PIM, 9 shots, and won 12/41 faceoffs across 3 games for Sarnia. Josh Jacobs finished the week with an even rating, 4 PIM, and 5 shots.

Blake Speers scored against North Bay on Thursday and had a goal and an assist the next night against Mississauga. He finished the week 2 goals, an assist, a +4 rating, 2 PIM, 8 shots, and won 25/38 faceoffs across 3 games for Sault Ste. Marie. Colton White had an assist against Mississauga on Friday and a goal against Oshawa on Sunday. He finished the week with a goal, assist, +4 rating, 2 PIM, and 7 shots.

Mackenzie Blackwood went 2-0 on the week for Barrie with a quality start. He stopped 25 of 26 shots against Oshawa on Thursday and 23 of 26 shots against Mississauga on Saturday. He has an impressive 19 quality starts on the season which is a 63.33%.

WHL

Name Pos. Age Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM Pts/GP NHLe
John Quenneville C 19.83 Brandon 38 18 31 49 18 50 1.29 29
Height: 6'1 A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts
Weight: 205 20 38 13 16 29 4 15 19 1 0 1
GP G A Pts +/- PIM Pts/GP NHLe
Ryan Rehill D 20.27 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 20.88 Edmonton 51 20 9 29 -6 106 0.57 13
Height: 6'4 A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts
Weight: 225 6 26 12 7 19 5 2 7 2 0 2

John Quenneville had an assist against Moose Jaw on Tuesday, scored 2 goals and added 2 assists against Prince George on Friday, and scored against Medicine Hat on Saturday. He finished the week with 3 goals, 3 assists, and a +6 rating.

Ryan Rehill missed all of Kamloops' games last week with an upper body injury but could be back in the line up this weekend.

Brandon Baddock scored against Kootenay on Tuesday and had an assist against Kamloops on Saturday. He finished the week with a goal, assist, +1 rating, and 4 PIM.

NCAA

Name Pos. Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SH% SH/GP Pts/GP FO% NHLe
Alex Kerfoot C Harvard 22 4 24 28 6 10 11.76% 1.55 1.27 44.51% 42
Height: 5'10 Age League A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts
Weight: 175 21.51 ECAC 13 17 3 12 15 0 11 11 0 0 0
GP G A Pts +/- PIM SH% SH/GP Pts/GP Blks NHLe
Steve Santini D Boston College 28 1 12 13 19 38 2.70% 1.32 0.46 41 13
Height: 6'2 A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts
Weight: 208 20.94 Hockey East 4 5 1 9 10 0 0 0 0 1 1
GP G A Pts +/- PIM SH% SH/GP Pts/GP FO% NHLe
JD Dudek C Boston College 21 0 1 1 -5 6 0.00% 0.52 0.05 40.74% 1
Height: 5'11 A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts
Weight: 185 20.04 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 25 8 18 26 12 66 10.81% 2.96 1.04 50.00% 28
Height: 6'1 A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts
Weight: 185 20.42 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 21 6 12 18 5 32 17.65% 1.62 0.86 49.21% 23
Height: 5'9 A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts
Weight: 170 19.96 Hockey East 9 15 5 9 14 1 3 4 0 0 0

Alex Kerfoot had 2 assists, a +2 rating, and won 4/16 faceoffs against Brown on Friday. He added another assist, +1 rating, 2 shots, and won 8/17 faceoffs against Yale on Saturday. Yesterday, he was a -3 with 1 shot and won 9/23 faceoffs in the Beanpot 3rd place game against Northeastern.

Steve Santini had an assist, +2 rating, 4 PIM, and 1 shot against New Hampshire on Friday. He assisted on the Beanpot winning goal in OT against Boston University yesterday. He also had a +1 rating and 2 shots in that game. Miles Wood missed the New Hampshire game with a lower body injury. He played in the Beanpot title game and finished with an even rating, 2 PIM for a helmet to helmet hit, and 5 shots. With Wood out of the line up for the New Hampshire game, JD Dudek managed to break into the line up for a night. He finished that game with an even rating.

Brett Seney had an assist, +1 rating, and 3 shots against UConn on Saturday.

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 22.12 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 2 games left in the regular season and did not qualify for the playoffs.

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
Mike Sislo 5'11 190 28.07 RW 42 18 18 36 10 28 8 16 125 14.40% 2.98 0.86 14.45 0.34 34 5 10 15 12 7 19 1 0 1 0 1 1
Matt Lorito 5'9 170 25.62 LW 41 10 26 36 18 28 7 10 70 14.29% 1.71 0.88 12.31 0.30 35 6 10 16 4 16 20 0 0 0 0 0 0
Reid Boucher 5'10 190 22.44 LW 32 17 12 29 7 24 10 4 123 13.82% 3.84 0.91 12.31 0.38 36 9 9 18 7 3 10 0 0 0 1 0 1
Corey Tropp 6'2 185 26.56 RW 45 11 15 26 9 20 2 52 73 15.07% 1.62 0.58 9.90 0.22 23 7 12 19 3 3 6 0 0 0 1 0 1
Joseph Blandisi 6'0 200 21.58 C 24 7 14 21 8 15 0 47 29 24.14% 1.21 0.88 7.49 0.31 34 3 5 8 4 8 12 0 0 0 0 1 1
Paul Thompson 6'1 200 27.21 RW 30 8 11 19 7 15 1 43 83 9.64% 2.77 0.63 7.23 0.24 25 5 10 15 2 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 1
Jim O'Brien 6'3 195 27.05 C 26 9 9 18 7 16 4 18 81 11.11% 3.12 0.69 7.23 0.28 27 7 8 15 1 1 2 1 0 1 0 0 0
Marc-Andre Gragnani 6'3 210 28.94 D 32 0 18 18 5 5 -9 6 31 0.00% 0.97 0.56 4.82 0.15 22 0 5 5 0 12 12 0 0 0 0 1 1
Brandon Burlon 6'0 190 25.95 D 34 3 13 16 5 8 -5 19 31 9.68% 0.91 0.47 5.09 0.15 19 3 5 8 0 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dan Kelly 6'1 215 26.75 D 42 3 10 13 3 6 7 58 45 6.67% 1.07 0.31 4.28 0.10 12 3 8 11 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0
Reece Scarlett 6'1 180 22.88 D 31 1 12 13 6 7 -5 33 54 1.85% 1.74 0.42 3.75 0.12 17 1 6 7 0 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0
Brian O'Neill 5'9 175 27.71 RW 17 5 8 13 4 9 6 2 33 15.15% 1.94 0.76 4.82 0.28 30 4 6 10 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
Vojtech Mozik 6'3 200 23.14 D 40 2 10 12 7 9 20 30 67 2.99% 1.68 0.30 3.75 0.09 12 1 6 7 1 4 5 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ben Thomson 6'3 205 23.08 LW 42 4 8 12 6 10 -1 67 74 5.41% 1.76 0.29 4.28 0.10 11 4 7 11 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Blake Pietila 5'11 200 22.98 LW 39 6 4 10 2 8 -11 8 56 10.71% 1.44 0.26 4.28 0.11 10 4 1 5 2 2 4 0 1 1 0 0 0
Rod Pelley 6'0 205 31.46 LW 43 5 4 9 3 8 -4 24 47 10.64% 1.09 0.21 3.75 0.09 8 5 2 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
Ryan Kujawinski 6'2 205 20.88 C 35 3 6 9 1 4 -9 6 33 9.09% 0.94 0.26 3.21 0.09 10 2 4 6 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
Seth Helgeson 6'4 215 25.36 D 33 2 5 7 3 5 11 45 36 5.56% 1.09 0.21 2.41 0.07 8 2 4 6 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Blake Coleman 5'11 200 24.22 C 14 4 3 7 2 6 5 19 26 15.38% 1.86 0.50 2.94 0.21 20 4 2 6 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Chris McKelvie 6'1 195 30.98 RW 30 0 5 5 1 1 -6 30 33 0.00% 1.10 0.17 1.34 0.04 7 0 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Max Novak 5'11 180 24.84 RW 17 2 1 3 0 2 0 2 28 7.14% 1.65 0.18 1.34 0.08 7 1 1 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Graham Black 6'0 185 23.09 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 27.44 D 35 0 3 3 1 1 -3 16 39 0.00% 1.11 0.09 0.80 0.02 3 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Raman Hrabarenka 6'4 230 23.48 D 21 1 0 1 0 1 -8 28 26 3.85% 1.24 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 30.70 RW 30 1 0 1 0 1 -2 60 27 3.70% 0.90 0.03 0.54 0.02 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Greg Wolfe 5'10 185 25.81 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
Ben Johnson 6'0 195 21.69 LW 3 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 3 0.00% 1.00 0.33 0.27 0.09 13 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Joe Faust 5'11 207 24.25 D 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.00% 0.50 0.00 0.00 0.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Alexandre Carrier 6'3 210 24.99 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

Name Age GP GS W L OTL SOL GAA SV% GA%- GSAA GSAA/60
Yann Danis 34.66 32 30 19 7 5 0 2.32 0.906 108 -4.63 -0.16
Height: 5'11 MIN SO SO% QS QS% RBS RBS% BO BO% EVG% PPG% SHG%
Weight: 180 1834.22 5 16.67% 16 53.33% 4 13.33% 5 16.67% 80.28% 19.72% 0.00%
Age GP GS W L OTL SOL GAA SV% GA%- GSAA GSAA/60
Scott Wedgewood 23.50 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% 1 9.09% 66.67% 33.33% 0.00%
Age GP GS W L OTL SOL GAA SV% GA%- GSAA GSAA/60
Doug Carr 26.93 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 20.85 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 won both of their games last week and are still 2nd in the North Division with 59 points after 45 games. They have an all situation PDO of 100.63%. Albany's PP is 3rd in the league at 21.98% while the PK is 1st at 87.65%.

Injury Update: Blake Coleman remains out after left shoulder surgery. Scott Wedgewood will still miss a few more weeks with a right shoulder injury. As the Times Union reported, Graham Black and Corbin McPherson each missed some time last week due to illness. The Times Union also reports that Rod Pelley and Marc-Andre Gragnani are facing some upper body injuries. Vojtech Mozik missed Saturday's game but is cleared to play now and Max Novak has returned from his hand and ankle injuries.

Transactions: Joe Faust was called up from Adirondack on 2/6.

Friday 2/5: Albany defeated Providence 4-3 (SO). Brian O'Neill and Corey Tropp had a goal and an assist each. Rod Pelley scored the other Devils goal. Ben Johnson, Reece Scarlett, Jim O'Brien, and Marc-Andre Gragnani had an assist each. Mike Sislo had 5 shots as the Devils and Bruins had 24 shots each. Yann Danis made 21 saves and stopped both shooters he faced in the shootout. Albany didn't have a PP but did kill off the only penalty they committed. Here is the gamesheet.



Saturday 2/6: Albany shutout Hartford 3-0. Mike Sislo had a goal and an assist. Paul Thompson and Ben Thomson had the other goals. Brandon Burlon had 2 assists followed by Ryan Kujawinski, Matt Lorito, and Brian O'Neill with an assist each. Jim O'Brien had 4 shots as the Devils outshot the Wolf Pack 27-21. Yann Danis made 21 saves for his 5th shutout of the season. Albany went 0/1 on the PP and 1/1 on the PK. Here is the gamesheet.



Line Up:
Sislo-Lorito-Thompson
Tropp-O'Brien-O'Neill
Novak-Kujawinski-Thomson
McKelvie-Pietila-Leblond

McPherson-Kelly
Hrabarenka-Scarlett
Faust-Burlon

Coming Up: Albany will take on Providence tonight, Rochester on Friday and Saturday, and Bridgeport on Sunday.

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 24.25 D 35 2 7 9 4 6 5 10 61 3.28% 1.74 0.26 1 5 6 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ben Johnson 6'0 195 21.69 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 20.85 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 23.50 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%

Joe Faust appeared in one game last week for Adirondack before joining Ben Johnson and Ken Appleby in Albany. Faust was held off the scoresheet in that game.

Prospect of the Week

John Quenneville is this week's prospect of the week after adding 3 goals and 3 assists in 3 games. Quenneville is having a nice season, averaging 0.82 assists per game and 1.29 points per game. His Pts/GP rate ranks 2nd on a strong Brandon team. According to Prospect-Stats, he has a 0.471 Goals Created per game rate in all situations which ranks 2nd on the team. He also has the 2nd highest even strength primary points rate on the team at 0.658.

ADevil of the Week

With a goal and 2 primary assists, all coming at even strength, Brian O'Neill picks up this week's honors. While he wasn't able to solidify a spot on the NHL roster, O'Neill has proven to be a nice addition for Albany as he has 13 points in 17 games. He's currently 5th on the team in Goals Created per game (0.28) and 5th in points per game (0.76).

Prospects on TV

According to the NHL's site, it appears that Connor Chatham and Windsor will have 2 games aired on the NHL Network:
-- Saturday 2/13: Windsor vs. Kingston on NHL Network at 12:30 PM (tape delayed)
-- Sunday 2/14: Windsor vs. Ottawa on NHL Network at 3:00 PM.

Your Take

Which prospect stood out to you this week? What do you think of John Quenneville's future? Leave your comments below and thank you for reading!