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New Jersey Devils Prospect Update: 4/5/16

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Week 27 of the 2015-16 prospect update saw Zacha and Speers continue to go head-to-head in the the OHL playoffs, Connor Chatham and Ryan Rehill's respective seasons come to an end, Albany clinch a playoff spot, and Ken Appleby have a great week in ECHL action.

Pavel Zacha has been on fire for Sarnia in the playoffs.
Pavel Zacha has been on fire for Sarnia in the playoffs.
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This post will recap the 27th week of Devils prospect action for the 2015-16 season. It's highlighted by Pavel Zacha and Blake Speers continuing to produce in their playoff series, Mackenzie Blackwood bounce back from an injury in his, Connor Chatham and Ryan Rehill's seasons come to an end, Albany clinching a playoff spot, and Ken Appleby getting hot for Adirondack. 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 20.44 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 20.15 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 19.01 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 19.26 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 18.93 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 19.33 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 20.44 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 20.15 Sarnia 6 0 5 5 2 4 0.00% 1.83 0.83
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 19.01 Sarnia 6 5 7 12 6 16 20.00% 4.17 2.00
Height: 6'3 A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts FO%
Weight: 213 6 11 2 2 4 3 5 8 0 0 0 54.21%
GP G A Pts +/- PIM SH% SH/GP Pts/GP
Blake Speers RW 19.26 Sault Ste. Marie 6 3 4 7 -2 4 12.50% 4.00 1.17
Height: 5'11 A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts FO%
Weight: 183 3 6 0 2 2 3 2 5 0 0 0 47.06%
GP G A Pts +/- PIM SH% SH/GP Pts/GP
Colton White D 18.93 Sault Ste. Marie 6 1 1 2 0 4 14.29% 1.17 0.33
Height: 6'1 A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts
Weight: 185 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0

Name Age GP GS W L OTL SOL GAA SV%
Mackenzie Blackwood 19.33 4 3 1 1 0 0 3.29 0.891
Height: 6'4 Barrie SO SO% QS QS% RBS RBS% BO BO%
Weight: 215 OHL 0 0.00% 2 66.67% 0 0.00% 0 0.00%

Connor Chatham had no points, +1, and 4 shots over Windsor's final 2 playoff games as they ultimately fell to Kitchener 4-1. Chatham finishes the series with an assist and +1 in 5 games. While the drama in Flint and then a less featured role on Windsor didn't help, I still find his season to be a bit underwhelming. It will be interesting to see if the Devils decide to sign him and if it would be to a NHL or AHL deal. Chatham has 47 goals and 62 assists in 166 OHL regular season games.

The Sarnia - Sault Ste. Marie series continues to be wild as the teams are now tied 3-3. Pavel Zacha has been on fire so far and added 5 goals, 4 assists, +7, 12 PIM, 18 shots, and won 40/75 faceoffs in 4 games last week. Josh Jacobs had 4 assists, +6, 2 PIM, and 11 shots during that stretch for Sarnia. For the Soo, Blake Speers had 2 goals, 2 assists, -4, 18 shots, and won 26/47 faceoffs in 4 games last week. Colton White had a goal, -2, 4 PIM, and 7 shots during that time.

Mackenzie Blackwood and Barrie are currently tied with Mississauga 3-3 in their series. Blackwood made 34 saves on 37 shots in 82:31 of action in Game 3 last Tuesday before being injured in a collision and missing some time with a bruised tailbone. He returned in Game 6 where he stopped 29 of 32 shots in 53:49 of relief.

WHL

Regular Season

Name Pos. Age Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM Pts/GP NHLe
John Quenneville C 19.98 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 20.42 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 21.03 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 19.98 Brandon 5 4 3 7 3 0 1.40
Height: 6'1 A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts
Weight: 205 3 7 1 2 3 1 0 1 2 0 2
GP G A Pts +/- PIM Pts/GP
Ryan Rehill D 20.42 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 21.04 Edmonton 5 2 0 2 -1 14 0.40
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 currently leads Edmonton 3-2 in their series. John Quenneville had 3 goals, 2 assists, and a +4 in 3 games last week. Brandon Baddock had no points, -2, and 10 PIM in that stretch.

Kamloops lost Game 7 to Kelowna last night 2-1 to finish their season. Ryan Rehill had 3 assists, -1, and 4 PIM over the final 5 games of the series last week. He stepped up in his final WHL season, continuing to eat a ton of ice time but also gaining a larger role on the PP which helped his point production. He profiles has a defensive defensemen at the pro level and I think may have done enough this year to earn himself a contract. It will be interesting to see what the Devils do. He finishes his WHL career with 21 goals, 61 assists, and 508 PIM in 249 regular season games.

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 21.66 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 40 1 18 19 24 48 1.96% 1.28 0.48 53 13
Height: 6'2 A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts
Weight: 208 21.09 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 33 1 2 3 -6 6 6.67% 0.45 0.09 37.84% 2
Height: 5'11 A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts
Weight: 185 20.19 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 36 10 25 35 13 76 9.09% 3.06 0.97 22.22% 26
Height: 6'1 A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts
Weight: 185 20.57 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 20.11 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 23.44 ECAC 5 22 13 13 26 4 3 7 0 0 0

There was no NCAA action this past week as Boston College, Quinnipiac, Denver, and North Dakota prepare for the Frozen Four this weekend.

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

Artur Gavrus is currently training the the Belarus National Team ahead of the World Championship in May.

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 28.22 RW 54 27 25 52 14 41 16 18 159 16.98% 2.94 0.96 21.24 0.39 38 10 13 23 14 10 24 3 0 3 0 2 2
Matt Lorito 5'9 170 25.77 LW 66 17 35 52 24 41 15 26 118 14.41% 1.79 0.79 18.55 0.28 31 12 16 28 5 19 24 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jim O'Brien 6'3 195 27.20 C 51 18 18 36 14 32 13 40 146 12.33% 2.86 0.71 14.52 0.28 28 13 16 29 2 2 4 3 0 3 0 0 0
Paul Thompson 6'1 200 27.36 RW 51 13 22 35 14 27 9 72 162 8.02% 3.18 0.69 12.91 0.25 27 9 18 27 3 4 7 0 0 0 1 0 1
Marc-Andre Gragnani 6'3 210 29.09 D 49 1 30 31 10 11 -5 12 49 2.04% 1.00 0.63 8.60 0.18 25 1 10 11 0 19 19 0 0 0 0 1 1
Reid Boucher 5'10 190 22.59 LW 32 17 12 29 7 24 10 4 123 13.82% 3.84 0.91 12.37 0.39 36 9 9 18 7 3 10 0 0 0 1 0 1
Brian O'Neill 5'9 175 27.86 RW 38 11 18 29 9 20 9 8 66 16.67% 1.74 0.76 10.75 0.28 30 8 12 20 3 5 8 0 1 1 0 0 0
Corey Tropp 6'2 185 26.71 RW 51 11 17 28 11 22 2 61 78 14.10% 1.53 0.55 10.49 0.21 22 7 14 21 3 3 6 0 0 0 1 0 1
Reece Scarlett 6'1 180 23.03 D 56 4 21 25 10 14 -3 49 93 4.30% 1.66 0.45 7.80 0.14 18 4 13 17 0 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0
Brandon Burlon 6'0 190 26.10 D 53 4 17 21 6 10 -2 41 49 8.16% 0.92 0.40 6.72 0.13 16 4 7 11 0 10 10 0 0 0 0 0 0
Joseph Blandisi 6'0 200 21.73 C 24 7 14 21 8 15 0 47 29 24.14% 1.21 0.88 7.53 0.31 34 3 5 8 4 8 12 0 0 0 0 1 1
Ryan Kujawinski 6'2 205 21.03 C 55 4 13 17 4 8 -1 29 61 6.56% 1.11 0.31 5.65 0.10 12 3 10 13 1 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ben Thomson 6'3 205 23.23 LW 67 5 12 17 8 13 0 107 103 4.85% 1.54 0.25 5.91 0.09 10 5 11 16 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Blake Pietila 5'11 200 23.13 LW 54 9 7 16 4 13 -15 17 83 10.84% 1.54 0.30 6.72 0.12 12 6 1 7 3 3 6 0 3 3 0 0 0
Dan Kelly 6'1 215 26.90 D 54 4 11 15 3 7 8 78 57 7.02% 1.06 0.28 5.11 0.09 11 4 9 13 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0
Max Novak 5'11 180 24.99 RW 40 3 11 14 6 9 1 8 62 4.84% 1.55 0.35 4.57 0.11 14 2 9 11 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 1
Vojtech Mozik 6'3 200 23.29 D 49 2 12 14 9 11 26 38 85 2.35% 1.73 0.29 4.30 0.09 11 1 8 9 1 4 5 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rod Pelley 6'0 205 31.61 LW 61 8 5 13 3 11 -8 28 74 10.81% 1.21 0.21 5.65 0.09 8 8 3 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
Raman Hrabarenka 6'4 230 23.63 D 43 5 4 9 2 7 -8 42 59 8.47% 1.37 0.21 3.76 0.09 8 2 1 3 3 1 4 0 2 2 0 0 0
Graham Black 6'0 185 23.24 C 46 6 2 8 0 6 -2 20 68 8.82% 1.48 0.17 3.76 0.08 7 5 2 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Corbin McPherson 6'4 210 27.59 D 60 2 6 8 4 6 0 36 65 3.08% 1.08 0.13 2.69 0.04 5 2 6 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Seth Helgeson 6'4 215 25.51 D 37 2 5 7 3 5 12 45 44 4.55% 1.19 0.19 2.42 0.07 7 2 4 6 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Blake Coleman 5'11 200 24.37 C 14 4 3 7 2 6 5 19 26 15.38% 1.86 0.50 2.96 0.21 20 4 2 6 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Chris McKelvie 6'1 195 31.13 RW 46 1 6 7 2 3 -10 39 57 1.75% 1.24 0.15 2.15 0.05 6 0 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Ben Johnson 6'0 195 21.84 LW 14 5 2 7 1 6 5 6 25 20.00% 1.79 0.50 3.23 0.23 20 2 2 4 2 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 0
Nick Lappin 6'1 175 23.44 RW 6 3 2 5 1 4 3 0 17 17.65% 2.83 0.83 2.15 0.36 33 2 2 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Pierre-Luc Letourneau-Leblond 6'1 210 30.85 RW 47 1 3 4 1 2 -4 115 41 2.44% 0.87 0.09 1.34 0.03 3 1 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Paul Geiger 6'3 215 23.70 D 8 1 1 2 0 1 3 2 9 11.11% 1.13 0.25 0.81 0.10 10 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Greg Wolfe 5'10 185 25.96 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 23.55 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 24.01 RW 2 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 0.00% 0.50 0.50 0.27 0.13 20 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kevin Rooney 6'2 190 22.89 C 4 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 5 0.00% 1.25 0.25 0.27 0.07 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Joe Faust 5'11 207 24.40 D 7 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 0.00% 0.71 0.00 0.00 0.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Alexandre Carrier 6'3 210 25.14 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 22.13 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 24.23 RW 3 0 0 0 0 0 -1 0 6 0.00% 2.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mathieu Brodeur 6'5 215 25.81 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

Name Age GP GS W L OTL SOL GAA SV% GA%- GSAA GSAA/60
Yann Danis 34.81 45 42 27 11 5 0 2.27 0.906 106 -4.97 -0.12
Height: 5'11 MIN SO SO% QS QS% RBS RBS% BO BO% EVG% PPG% SHG%
Weight: 180 2563.35 7 16.67% 23 54.76% 6 14.29% 6 14.29% 80.41% 18.56% 1.03%
Age GP GS W L OTL SOL GAA SV% GA%- GSAA GSAA/60
Scott Wedgewood 23.66 18 17 11 2 2 1 1.56 0.933 75 8.71 0.52
Height: 6'2 MIN SO SO% QS QS% RBS RBS% BO BO% EVG% PPG% SHG%
Weight: 195 996.85 1 5.88% 10 58.82% 3 17.65% 3 17.65% 69.23% 30.77% 0.00%
Age GP GS W L OTL SOL GAA SV% GA%- GSAA GSAA/60
Doug Carr 27.08 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 21.00 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 went 3-1 last week and in the process, clinched a playoff spot. They are still 2nd in the North Division with 94 points in 70 games. Albany has an all situation PDO of 100.75%. Albany's 19.71 PP% ranks 7th in the league while their 87.92 PK% ranks 2nd.

Injury Update: Blake Coleman (left shoulder), Dan Kelly (lower body), Chris McKelvie (upper body), and Nick Lappin (upper body) are sidelined.

Transactions: Vojtech Mozik was returned to Albany on 3/29 but recalled by New Jersey the following day. Seth Helgeson was recalled by New Jersey on 3/29 but returned on 4/4. Kevin Rooney was signed to an ATO on 3/29 after finishing 4 years at Providence College. Ken Appleby was reassigned to Adirondack (ECHL) on 3/31 as Scott Wedgewood rejoined Albany on 4/1. Justin Crandall was released from his PTO on 3/31 and Alexandre Carrier followed on 4/3.

Tuesday 3/29: Albany defeated Hartford 3-0 to clinch a playoff berth. Max Novak, Brian O'Neill, and Paul Thompson had the goals for Albany. Reece Scarlett had 2 assists followed by Marc-Andre Gragnani, Novak, and Jim O'Brien with 1 each. Thompson had 7 shots as the Devils outshot the Wolf Pack 34-24. Yann Danis picked up his 7th shutout of the season. Albany went 0/3 on the PP and 2/2 on the PK. Here is the gamesheet.


Line Up:
Lorito-O'Neill-Novak
Johnson-O'Brien-Thompson
Black-Rooney-Mingoia
Leblond-Pelley-Thomson

Scarlett-Gragnani
McPherson-Geiger
Burlon-Hrabarenka

Friday 4/1: Albany defeated Binghamton 2-1 (OT). Brian O'Neill had the Devils goal in regulation with Brandon Burlon earning the assist. Jim O'Brien had the game winning goal with Paul Thompson and Marc-Andre Gragnani picking up the assists. O'Brien had 5 shots as the Devils outshot the Senators 33-26. Scott Wedgewood made 25 saves. Albany went 0/3 on the PP and 3/4 on the PK. Here is the gamesheet. Check out some nifty passing on the game winning goal around the 4:14 mark on the video.



Saturday 4/2: Albany lost to Springfield 5-4. Ben Johnson had a hat trick while Matt Lorito had the other Devils goal. Paul Thompson and Marc-Andre Gragnani had 2 assists each. Brandon Burlon, Jim O'Brien, Brian O'Neill, and Corbin McPherson had an assist each. Johnson, Thompson, and Novak had 5 shots each as the Devils outshot the Falcons 40-21. Yann Danis made 16 saves. Albany went 3/4 on the PP and 4/5 on the PK. Here is the gamesheet.



Line Up:
Lorito-O'Neill-Novak
Johnson-O'Brien-Thompson
Thomson-Rooney-Mingoia
Leblond-Black-Kujawinski

Scarlett-Gragnani
Geiger-McPherson
Hrabarenka-Burlon

Sunday 4/3: Albany defeated Binghamton 3-0. Paul Geiger, Marc-Andre Gragnani, and Graham Black had the goals for Albany. Paul Thompson, Brian O'Neill, Max Novak, and Kevin Rooney had an assist each. Jim O'Brien had 5 shots as the Devils outshot the Senators 42-19. Scott Wedgewood stopped all 15 shots he faced in 47:11 before leaving after taking a puck to the mask. You can see a picture of the aftermath on his instagram. Yann Danis stopped all 4 shots he faced in 12:49. Albany went 0/4 on the PP and 4/4 on the PK. Here is the gamesheet.



Line Up:
Lorito-O'Neill-Novak
Johnson-O'Brien-Thompson
Kujawinski-Rooney-Black
Leblond-Pelley-Thomson

Scarlett-Gragnani
McPherson-Geiger
Hrabarenka-Burlon

Staying Put: Yesterday the ADevils announced that they will be staying at the Times Union Center in Albany through the 2018-19 season.

Coming Up: Albany will take on Syracuse on Friday, Binghamton on Saturday, and Toronto 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 24.41 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 21.84 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 21.00 27 26 16 8 1 1 2.07 0.929 81 13.02 0.49
Height: 6'4 MIN SO SO% QS QS% RBS RBS% BO BO% EVG% PPG% SHG%
Weight: 205 1593.96 3 11.54% 18 69.23% 4 15.38% 1 3.85% 74.55% 21.82% 3.64%
Age GP GS W L OTL SOL GAA SV% GA%- GSAA GSAA/60
Scott Wedgewood 23.66 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%

Ken Appleby enjoyed a very strong return to the ECHL last week. He made 22 saves on 23 shots in a victory over Norfolk on Friday. The following night he made 27 saves on 28 shots in a victory against Brampton. On Sunday, he stopped all 13 shots he faced in 39:13 of relief against Brampton.

Prospect of the Week

With 5 goals and 4 assists in 4 games last week, Pavel Zacha is our prospect of the week. Not only is he producing at a rapid pace for Sarnia this postseason, but he's been a huge reason they've stuck around to even this series, especially with Travis Konecny out. Zacha is currently tied for 3rd in points in the OHL playoffs.

ADevil of the Week

Paul Thompson earns this week's honors as he is on a 4 game point streak with a goal and 4 assists. While his SH% has normalized a bit this year, he's still been productive averaging above the 75th percentile in Pts/GP and G/GP according to Quant Hockey.

Prospects on TV

Thursday 4/7 - Frozen Four: Boston College (Santini, Wood, Dudek) vs. Quinnipiac on ESPN2 at 5 PM. The Denver vs. North Dakota game will be aired right after the BC game. Travis Zajac's brother, Nolan, is a senior defensemen for Denver. The NCAA Championship is on Saturday 4/9 at 8 PM on ESPN.

Your Take

Do you want to see Chatham and/or Rehill signed? What are your thoughts on Zacha's strong playoff campaign? What do you expect out of Albany in the playoffs? Leave your comments below and thank you for reading!