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New Jersey Devils Prospect Update: 4/19/16

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Week 29 of the 2015-16 prospect update saw Mackenzie Blackwood and John Quenneville help their respective teams move on in CHL action, Albany end the regular season on a hot streak and with some brawls, and Ken Appleby standout for Adirondack in the Kelly Cup Playoffs.

Mackenzie Blackwood helped Barrie to a sweep over North Bay in the semifinals.
Mackenzie Blackwood helped Barrie to a sweep over North Bay in the semifinals.
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This post will recap the 29th week of Devils prospect action for the 2015-16 season. It's highlighted by Blackwood and Quenneville moving on in CHL action, Speers and White going home, Albany ending their regular season on a hot streak with Zacha playing a role, and Appleby helping Adirondack jump out to an early lead in their Kelly Cup Playoff series. Check out the stats and recap below!

OHL

Regular Season

Name Pos. Age Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SH% SH/GP Pts/GP
Connor Chatham RW 20.48 Flint/Windsor 64 17 24 41 -12 90 9.09% 2.92 0.64
Height: 6'2 A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts NHLe
Weight: 225 15 32 13 20 33 4 3 7 0 0 0 17
GP G A Pts +/- PIM SH% SH/GP Pts/GP
Josh Jacobs D 20.19 Sarnia 67 4 20 24 26 38 2.68% 2.22 0.36
Height: 6'2 A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts NHLe
Weight: 200 14 18 3 13 16 1 7 8 0 0 0 10
GP G A Pts +/- PIM SH% SH/GP Pts/GP
Pavel Zacha C 19.05 Sarnia 51 28 36 64 17 97 17.18% 3.20 1.25
Height: 6'3 A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts NHLe
Weight: 213 23 51 16 20 36 10 15 25 2 0 2 34
GP G A Pts +/- PIM SH% SH/GP Pts/GP
Blake Speers RW 19.30 Sault Ste. Marie 68 26 48 74 -5 42 11.35% 3.37 1.09
Height: 5'11 A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts NHLe
Weight: 183 27 53 20 20 40 5 27 32 0 0 0 29
GP G A Pts +/- PIM SH% SH/GP Pts/GP
Colton White D 18.97 Sault Ste. Marie 68 9 26 35 -6 13 8.82% 1.50 0.51
Height: 6'1 A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts NHLe
Weight: 185 11 20 4 20 24 4 5 9 0 0 0 14

Name Age GP GS W L OTL SOL GAA SV% GA%- GSAA GSAA/60
Mackenzie Blackwood 19.37 43 42 28 13 0 0 2.72 0.921 85 16.13 0.39
Height: 6'4 Barrie SO SO% QS QS% RBS RBS% BO BO% EVG% PPG% SHG%
Weight: 215 OHL 3 7.14% 25 59.52% 6 14.29% 4 9.52% 79.28% 16.22% 2.70%

Playoffs

Name Pos. Age Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SH% SH/GP Pts/GP
Connor Chatham RW 20.48 Windsor 5 0 1 1 1 0 0.00% 1.60 0.20
Height: 6'2 A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts FO%
Weight: 225 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0.00%
GP G A Pts +/- PIM SH% SH/GP Pts/GP
Josh Jacobs D 20.19 Sarnia 7 0 5 5 2 6 0.00% 1.57 0.71
Height: 6'2 A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts
Weight: 200 2 2 0 2 2 0 3 3 0 0 0
GP G A Pts +/- PIM SH% SH/GP Pts/GP
Pavel Zacha C 19.05 Sarnia 7 6 7 13 6 16 20.69% 4.14 1.86
Height: 6'3 A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts FO%
Weight: 213 6 12 2 2 4 4 5 9 0 0 0 52.59%
GP G A Pts +/- PIM SH% SH/GP Pts/GP
Blake Speers RW 19.30 Sault Ste. Marie 12 6 4 10 -12 8 14.63% 3.42 0.83
Height: 5'11 A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts FO%
Weight: 183 3 9 2 2 4 4 2 6 0 0 0 39.82%
GP G A Pts +/- PIM SH% SH/GP Pts/GP
Colton White D 18.97 Sault Ste. Marie 12 1 2 3 -5 4 11.11% 0.75 0.25
Height: 6'1 A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts
Weight: 185 0 1 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0

Name Age GP GS W L OTL SOL GAA SV%
Mackenzie Blackwood 19.37 9 8 6 1 0 0 2.26 0.924
Height: 6'4 Barrie SO SO% QS QS% RBS RBS% BO BO%
Weight: 215 OHL 1 12.50% 7 87.50% 0 0.00% 0 0.00%

Sault Ste. Marie lost their semifinals series to Erie 4-1. Blake Speers had a goal, -5, 8 shots, and won 1/10 faceoffs in the final 2 games of the series. Colton White was a -7 over those 2 games. I'm pleased with how the season went with both players and look forward to them continuing their development next year with Sault Ste. Marie.

Barrie swept North Bay in their semifinals series and will take on Niagara in the Eastern Conference Finals. Mackenzie Blackwood continued his strong play by stopping 24 of 26 shots in a win on Tuesday. He then stopped all 29 shots he faced on Thursday to seal the series for Barrie. He's recorded a Quality Start in 7 out of his 8 starts this postseason.

WHL

Regular Season

Name Pos. Age Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM Pts/GP NHLe
John Quenneville C 20.02 Brandon 57 31 42 73 28 71 1.28 28
Height: 6'1 A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts
Weight: 205 27 58 20 26 46 9 16 25 2 0 2
GP G A Pts +/- PIM Pts/GP NHLe
Ryan Rehill D 20.46 Kamloops 63 10 29 39 2 94 0.62 14
Height: 6'3 A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts
Weight: 218 13 23 4 13 17 6 12 18 0 1 1
GP G A Pts +/- PIM Pts/GP NHLe
Brandon Baddock C 21.07 Edmonton 68 22 13 35 -11 143 0.51 11
Height: 6'4 A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts
Weight: 225 7 29 12 9 21 7 4 11 2 0 2

Playoffs

Name Pos. Age Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM Pts/GP
John Quenneville C 20.02 Brandon 11 7 9 16 12 2 1.45
Height: 6'1 A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts
Weight: 205 6 13 3 8 11 1 0 1 2 0 2
GP G A Pts +/- PIM Pts/GP
Ryan Rehill D 20.46 Kamloops 7 2 3 5 -1 10 0.71
Height: 6'3 A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts
Weight: 218 3 5 1 2 3 1 1 2 0 0 0
GP G A Pts +/- PIM Pts/GP
Brandon Baddock C 21.07 Edmonton 6 2 0 2 -2 14 0.33
Height: 6'4 A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts
Weight: 225 0 2 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0

Brandon won their semifinals series against Moose Jaw 4-1. They will take on either Red Deer or Regina in the Eastern Conference Finals. John Quenneville had a goal, 3 assists, +5, and 2 PIM over the final 3 games of the series. He currently leads Brandon in goals and is tied for the lead in points this postseason.

NCAA

Name Pos. Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SH% SH/GP Pts/GP FO% NHLe
Alex Kerfoot C Harvard 33 4 30 34 11 16 7.41% 1.64 1.03 43.90% 34
Height: 5'10 Age League A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts
Weight: 175 21.70 ECAC 16 20 3 14 17 0 14 14 0 0 0
GP G A Pts +/- PIM SH% SH/GP Pts/GP Blks NHLe
Steve Santini D Boston College 41 1 18 19 24 50 1.92% 1.27 0.46 54 13
Height: 6'2 A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts
Weight: 208 21.13 Hockey East 4 5 1 15 16 0 0 0 0 1 1
GP G A Pts +/- PIM SH% SH/GP Pts/GP FO% NHLe
JD Dudek C Boston College 34 1 2 3 -6 6 6.67% 0.44 0.09 37.84% 2
Height: 5'11 A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts
Weight: 185 20.23 Hockey East 1 2 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
GP G A Pts +/- PIM SH% SH/GP Pts/GP FO% NHLe
Miles Wood LW Boston College 37 10 25 35 13 76 8.93% 3.03 0.95 22.22% 26
Height: 6'1 A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts
Weight: 185 20.61 Hockey East 17 27 5 18 23 3 4 7 1 1 2
GP G A Pts +/- PIM SH% SH/GP Pts/GP FO% NHLe
Brett Seney C Merrimack 32 8 18 26 7 34 14.29% 1.75 0.81 49.23% 22
Height: 5'9 A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts
Weight: 170 20.15 Hockey East 12 20 7 12 19 1 6 7 0 0 0
GP G A Pts +/- PIM SH% SH/GP Pts/GP FO% NHLe
Nick Lappin RW Brown 31 17 16 33 -6 12 12.06% 4.55 1.06 43.75% 35
Height: 6'1 A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts
Weight: 175 23.48 ECAC 5 22 13 13 26 4 3 7 0 0 0

Miles Wood was recently named to Team USA for the World Hockey Championship next month in Russia. He'll be joined by Keith Kinkaid.

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 22.30 KHL 4 7 3 6 9 0 1 1 0 0 0 36

Artur Gavrus is still training with Belarus ahead of the WHC. A few days ago  he signed a new contract with Dinamo for next season.

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 25.81 LW 71 18 36 54 25 43 16 26 133 13.53% 1.87 0.76 19.46 0.27 30 13 17 30 5 19 24 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mike Sislo 5'11 190 28.26 RW 57 27 26 53 14 41 16 18 169 15.98% 2.96 0.93 21.62 0.38 37 10 14 24 14 10 24 3 0 3 0 2 2
Jim O'Brien 6'3 195 27.24 C 56 19 19 38 15 34 16 48 155 12.26% 2.77 0.68 15.41 0.28 27 14 16 30 2 2 4 3 1 4 0 0 0
Paul Thompson 6'1 200 27.40 RW 56 13 22 35 15 28 11 96 177 7.34% 3.16 0.63 12.97 0.23 25 9 18 27 3 4 7 0 0 0 1 0 1
Reid Boucher 5'10 190 22.62 LW 34 19 13 32 8 27 12 4 135 14.07% 3.97 0.94 13.78 0.41 37 9 10 19 7 3 10 2 0 2 1 0 1
Brian O'Neill 5'9 175 27.90 RW 42 13 19 32 9 22 10 10 74 17.57% 1.76 0.76 12.16 0.29 30 10 13 23 3 5 8 0 1 1 0 0 0
Marc-Andre Gragnani 6'3 210 29.13 D 57 1 30 31 10 11 0 16 61 1.64% 1.07 0.54 8.65 0.15 21 1 10 11 0 19 19 0 0 0 0 1 1
Corey Tropp 6'2 185 26.75 RW 51 11 17 28 11 22 2 61 78 14.10% 1.53 0.55 10.54 0.21 22 7 14 21 3 3 6 0 0 0 1 0 1
Reece Scarlett 6'1 180 23.07 D 60 4 22 26 10 14 -1 64 102 3.92% 1.70 0.43 8.11 0.14 17 4 14 18 0 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0
Joseph Blandisi 6'0 200 21.77 C 27 9 14 23 8 17 0 49 35 25.71% 1.30 0.85 8.65 0.32 34 4 5 9 5 8 13 0 0 0 0 1 1
Brandon Burlon 6'0 190 26.14 D 56 4 17 21 6 10 1 56 51 7.84% 0.91 0.38 6.76 0.12 15 4 7 11 0 10 10 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ryan Kujawinski 6'2 205 21.07 C 59 6 15 21 6 12 1 34 72 8.33% 1.22 0.36 7.30 0.12 14 5 11 16 1 3 4 0 0 0 0 1 1
Ben Thomson 6'3 205 23.27 LW 73 6 12 18 8 14 2 109 121 4.96% 1.66 0.25 6.49 0.09 10 6 11 17 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Blake Pietila 5'11 200 23.17 LW 58 10 7 17 4 14 -13 41 88 11.36% 1.52 0.29 7.30 0.13 12 7 1 8 3 3 6 0 3 3 0 0 0
Vojtech Mozik 6'3 200 23.33 D 53 2 15 17 11 13 28 40 90 2.22% 1.70 0.32 5.14 0.10 13 1 9 10 1 5 6 0 1 1 0 0 0
Dan Kelly 6'1 215 26.94 D 55 4 11 15 3 7 8 93 57 7.02% 1.04 0.27 5.14 0.09 11 4 9 13 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0
Max Novak 5'11 180 25.03 RW 43 3 11 14 6 9 2 10 66 4.55% 1.53 0.33 4.59 0.11 13 2 9 11 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 1
Rod Pelley 6'0 205 31.65 LW 65 8 5 13 3 11 -8 40 78 10.26% 1.20 0.20 5.68 0.09 8 8 3 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
Graham Black 6'0 185 23.28 C 50 7 2 9 0 7 0 20 75 9.33% 1.50 0.18 4.32 0.09 7 6 2 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Raman Hrabarenka 6'4 230 23.67 D 47 5 4 9 2 7 -9 42 65 7.69% 1.38 0.19 3.78 0.08 8 2 1 3 3 1 4 0 2 2 0 0 0
Corbin McPherson 6'4 210 27.63 D 64 2 6 8 4 6 1 38 67 2.99% 1.05 0.13 2.70 0.04 5 2 6 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Seth Helgeson 6'4 215 25.55 D 42 2 5 7 3 5 15 52 52 3.85% 1.24 0.17 2.43 0.06 7 2 4 6 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Blake Coleman 5'11 200 24.41 C 14 4 3 7 2 6 5 19 26 15.38% 1.86 0.50 2.97 0.21 20 4 2 6 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Chris McKelvie 6'1 195 31.17 RW 46 1 6 7 2 3 -10 39 57 1.75% 1.24 0.15 2.16 0.05 6 0 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Ben Johnson 6'0 195 21.88 LW 16 5 2 7 1 6 5 6 30 16.67% 1.88 0.44 3.24 0.20 17 2 2 4 2 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 0
Nick Lappin 6'1 175 23.48 RW 12 3 4 7 3 6 4 19 35 8.57% 2.92 0.58 2.70 0.23 23 2 4 6 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Pierre-Luc Letourneau-Leblond 6'1 210 30.89 RW 52 1 5 6 3 4 -2 131 44 2.27% 0.85 0.12 1.89 0.04 5 1 5 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kevin Rooney 6'2 190 22.93 C 7 0 3 3 2 2 2 0 7 0.00% 1.00 0.43 0.81 0.12 17 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Pavel Zacha 6'3 215 19.05 C 3 1 2 3 1 2 3 2 6 16.67% 2.00 1.00 1.08 0.36 39 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Paul Geiger 6'3 215 23.74 D 9 1 1 2 0 1 3 2 9 11.11% 1.00 0.22 0.81 0.09 9 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Greg Wolfe 5'10 185 26.00 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
Gunnar Hughes 6'1 200 23.59 C 3 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0.00% 0.00 0.33 0.27 0.09 13 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Justin Crandall 5'11 190 24.05 RW 2 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 0.00% 0.50 0.50 0.27 0.14 20 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Damon Severson 6'2 200 21.71 D 3 0 1 1 0 0 3 9 10 0.00% 3.33 0.33 0.27 0.09 13 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Joe Faust 5'11 207 24.44 D 8 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 9 0.00% 1.13 0.00 0.00 0.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Alexandre Carrier 6'3 210 25.18 RW 5 0 0 0 0 0 -2 0 7 0.00% 1.40 0.00 0.00 0.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Stefan Matteau 6'2 220 22.16 LW 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0.00% 1.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Trevor Mingoia 5'11 190 24.27 RW 4 0 0 0 0 0 -1 0 7 0.00% 1.75 0.00 0.00 0.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mathieu Brodeur 6'5 215 25.84 D 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.00% 2.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Josh Jacobs 6'2 200 20.19 D 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 4 0.00% 4.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ryan Rehill 6'3 220 20.46 D 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 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 34.85 47 44 28 12 5 0 2.22 0.908 103 -2.79 -0.06
Height: 5'11 MIN SO SO% QS QS% RBS RBS% BO BO% EVG% PPG% SHG%
Weight: 180 2681.2 8 18.18% 24 54.55% 6 13.64% 6 13.64% 78.79% 20.20% 1.01%
Age GP GS W L OTL SOL GAA SV% GA%- GSAA GSAA/60
Scott Wedgewood 23.69 22 21 14 3 2 1 1.55 0.933 75 10.63 0.51
Height: 6'2 MIN SO SO% QS QS% RBS RBS% BO BO% EVG% PPG% SHG%
Weight: 195 1240.92 2 9.52% 12 57.14% 3 14.29% 3 14.29% 65.63% 34.38% 0.00%
Age GP GS W L OTL SOL GAA SV% GA%- GSAA GSAA/60
Doug Carr 27.12 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 21.04 8 8 3 3 2 0 2.59 0.904 108 -1.51 -0.19
Height: 6'4 MIN SO SO% QS QS% RBS RBS% BO BO% EVG% PPG% SHG%
Weight: 205 486.26 1 12.50% 2 25.00% 0 0.00% 1 12.50% 76.19% 23.81% 0.00%

Albany closed out the regular season with 3 straight wins. They finished 2nd in the North Division with 102 points. They had an average all situation PDO of 100.68%. Albany's 18.33 PP% ranked 8th in the AHL as they struggled with the advantage in the final quarter of the season. Albany's 87.15 PK% ranked 3rd.

Injury Update: Blake Coleman (left shoulder) and Chris McKelvie (upper body) are sidelined. Dan Kelly (lower body) played in his first game in over a month.

Transactions: Kevin Rooney was released from his ATO on 4/14.

Wednesday 4/13: Albany defeated Binghamton 2-1. Reid Boucher opened the scoring with a short handed goal. Joseph Blandisi would net the other Devils goal with Boucher and Mike Sislo earning the assists. Nick Lappin had 7 shots followed by Boucher with 5 as the Devils outshot the Senators 41-24. Scott Wedgewood made 23 saves. Albany went 0/7 on the PP and 4/4 on the PK. Here is the gamesheet.



Line Up:
Kujawinski-Blandisi-Sislo
Boucher-O'Brien-O'Neill
Pietila-Zacha-Lappin
Leblond-Pelley-Thomson

Gragnani-Scarlett
Severson-Mozik
Helgeson-Rehill

Friday 4/15: Albany defeated Rochester 5-0. Jim O'Brien, Ryan Kujawinski, Ben Thomson, Joseph Blandisi, and Pavel Zacha had the goals. Vojtech Mozik had 2 assists followed by Kujawinski, Pierre-Luc Letourneau-Leblond, Damon Severson, and Nick Lappin with an assist each. Lappin had 5 shots followed by O'Brien, Paul Thompson, Matt Lorito, Josh Jacobs, and Zacha with 4 each as the Devils outshot the Americans 43-27. Yann Danis made 27 saves for his 8th shutout of the season. Albany went 1/4 on the PP and 4/4 on the PK. Here is the gamesheet.



Saturday 4/16: Albany defeated Bridgeport 3-0 in a wild game that featured two brawls. Brian O'Neill, Blake Pietila, and Reid Boucher had the goals. Pavel Zacha had 2 assists followed by Paul Thompson, Jim O'Brien, and Vojtech Mozik with an assist each. Boucher had 7 shots as the Devils outshot the Sound Tigers 26-23. Scott Wedgewood made 23 saves for his 2nd shutout of the season. Albany went 0/6 on the PP and 5/5 on the PK. A total of 280 PIM were handed out in this game, over mainly 2 seperate line brawls which you can watch here and here. Even Albany's Head Coach Rick Kowalsky nearly came to blows with a Sound Tigers assistant. Here is the gamesheet.



Line Up:
Lorito-Blandisi-Sislo
Boucher-O'Brien-O'Neill
Pietila-Zacha-Thompson
Thomson-Pelley-Lappin

Mozik-Helgeson
Severson-Kelly
Scarlett-Gragnani

Prospect Debuts: Pavel Zacha made his AHL debut in fine form with a goal, 2 assists, +3, 2 PIM, and 6 shots over 3 games last week. His Sarnia teammate, Josh Jacobs also made his debut with a +2 and 4 shots in the win over Rochester. Ryan Rehill had an even rating and a shot in the win over Binghamton.

Coming Up: Albany will take on the Utica Comets in the opening round of the playoffs. Games 1 and 2 are in Albany on Friday and Saturday respectively. The best of 5 series continues the following week with Game 3 in Utica on Tuesday, Game 4 (if necessary) in Utica on Thursday April 28, and Game 5 (if necessary) in Albany on Saturday April 30. The ADevils were 6-0-2-0 this season against the Comets.

ECHL

Regular Season

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 24.44 D 38 2 8 10 4 6 1 12 67 2.99% 1.76 0.26 1 6 7 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ben Johnson 6'0 195 21.88 LW 13 3 3 6 2 5 0 6 31 9.68% 2.38 0.46 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 21.04 29 28 17 9 1 1 2.24 0.924 86 9.83 0.34
Height: 6'4 MIN SO SO% QS QS% RBS RBS% BO BO% EVG% PPG% SHG%
Weight: 205 1712.19 3 10.71% 19 67.86% 5 17.86% 1 3.57% 76.56% 20.31% 3.13%
Age GP GS W L OTL SOL GAA SV% GA%- GSAA GSAA/60
Scott Wedgewood 23.69 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%

Playoffs

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 24.44 D 4 0 1 1 1 1 -1 4 3 0.00% 0.75 0.25 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ben Johnson 6'0 195 21.88 LW 4 0 2 2 1 1 1 4 3 0.00% 0.75 0.50 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Name Age GP GS W L OTL SOL GAA SV%
Ken Appleby 21.04 4 4 3 1 0 0 2.17 0.926
Height: 6'4 MIN SO SO% QS QS% RBS RBS% BO BO%
Weight: 205 248.57 0 0.00% 3 75.00% 0 0.00% 0 0.00%

Adirondack is up 3-1 in their quarterfinals series over Manchester. Ben Johnson has 2 assists, +1, 4 PIM, and 4 shots so far in the series. Joe Faust has an assist, -1, 4 PIM, and 3 shots. Ken Appleby has been strong with a .926 SV% and 3 Quality Starts after 4 games.

Prospect of the Week

I'm going to give this week's honors to Mackenzie Blackwood after he posted 2 wins, 2 quality starts, a shutout, and a .964 SV% to help Barrie sweep North Bay. He currently has a 5 game winning streak with 5 quality starts and a .953 SV% during that stretch. He was also named OHL Player of the Week. Hopefully he can keep his nice run of form up.

ADevil of the Week

Reid Boucher earns this week's honors after posting 2 shorthanded goals and an assist along with a +2 and 12 shots in 2 games last week. According to Quant Hockey, his 0.559 Goals per Game puts him above the 99th percentile while his 0.941 Points per Game is above the 95th percentile. He also led the ADevils in Goals Created per Game (0.41) and Shots per Game (3.97).

Your Take

What are your thoughts on Albany's season? What are your expectations for the playoffs? What about the ECHL players? How do you feel about the seasons that Speers and White had? Leave your comments below and thank you for reading!