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New Jersey Devils Prospect Update: 5/3/16

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Week 31 of the 2015-16 prospect update saw Mackenzie Blackwood's season come to an end, John Quenneville stay hot for Brandon, and Albany advance to the next round in the Calder Cup Playoffs.

Blake Pietila made his AHL playoff debut last Thursday and picked up 2 goals and 2 assists.
Blake Pietila made his AHL playoff debut last Thursday and picked up 2 goals and 2 assists.
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This post will recap the 31st week of Devils prospect action for the 2015-16 season. It's highlighted by Blackwood's season coming to an end, Quenneville staying hot in the WHL playoffs, Santini joining Team USA, Albany advancing to the next round of the AHL playoffs, and Adirondack opening up their 2nd round 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 20.52 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 20.22 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 19.08 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 19.34 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 19.01 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 19.41 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 20.52 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 20.22 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 19.08 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 19.34 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 19.01 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 19.41 13 12 6 5 0 0 2.71 0.915
Height: 6'4 Barrie SO SO% QS QS% RBS RBS% BO BO%
Weight: 215 OHL 1 8.33% 8 66.67% 0 0.00% 0 0.00%

Mackenzie Blackwood and Barrie were swept by Niagara last Wednesday in the OHL Eastern Conference Finals. Blackwood made 26 saves on 29 shots in Game 4. Still, he was arguably the best goaltender in the OHL this season and near the top of the leaderboard in most metrics. I'm personally really pleased with the season he put together and look forward to seeing how he builds on this going forward.

Pavel Zacha had an assist, -1, 2 PIM, and 3 shots in 2 games for Albany last week.

WHL

Regular Season

Name Pos. Age Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM Pts/GP NHLe
John Quenneville C 20.06 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 20.50 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 21.11 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 20.06 Brandon 16 13 11 24 15 6 1.50
Height: 6'1 A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts
Weight: 205 8 21 7 10 17 2 0 2 3 0 3
GP G A Pts +/- PIM Pts/GP
Ryan Rehill D 20.50 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 21.11 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

John Quenneville and Brandon defeated Red Deer 4-1 in the WHL Eastern Conference Finals. Quenneville added 3 goals, 2 assists, +2, and 2 PIM in 3 games last week. Brandon will take on Seattle for the WHL Championship which begins on Friday.

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 21.74 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 21.17 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 20.27 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 20.65 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 20.19 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 23.52 ECAC 5 22 13 13 26 4 3 7 0 0 0

Steve Santini was added to the USA roster for the upcoming World Hockey Championship which starts Friday in Russia. He'll be joined by Miles Wood and Keith Kinkaid.

Nick Lappin was a -2 with 2 shots in 2 games for Albany last week.

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

Artur Gavrus continues to prepare for the WHC with the Belaurs national team.

AHL

Regular Season

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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 34.89 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 23.73 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 27.16 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 21.08 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%

Playoffs

Name Height Weight Age Pos GP G A PTS A1 Pts1 +/- PIM SH SH% SH/GP Pts/GP GC GC/GP EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts ENG ENA EN Pts
Reid Boucher 5'10 190 22.66 LW 4 3 3 6 0 3 3 2 12 25.00% 3.00 1.50 2.55 0.64 1 1 2 1 2 3 1 0 1 0 0 0
Damon Severson 6'2 200 21.75 D 4 0 5 5 3 3 4 4 5 0.00% 1.25 1.25 1.42 0.35 0 1 1 0 3 3 0 1 1 0 0 0
Jim O'Brien 6'3 195 27.27 C 4 2 2 4 1 3 3 4 15 13.33% 3.75 1.00 1.70 0.42 1 0 1 1 1 2 0 1 1 0 0 0
Blake Pietila 5'11 200 23.21 LW 1 2 2 4 1 3 3 2 6 33.33% 6.00 4.00 1.70 1.70 0 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1
Joseph Blandisi 6'0 200 21.81 C 4 2 1 3 1 3 1 2 5 40.00% 1.25 0.75 1.42 0.35 2 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mike Sislo 5'11 190 28.30 RW 4 2 1 3 1 3 1 0 11 18.18% 2.75 0.75 1.42 0.35 1 1 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Matt Lorito 5'9 170 25.85 LW 4 1 2 3 1 2 -1 2 7 14.29% 1.75 0.75 1.13 0.28 1 1 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Pavel Zacha 6'3 215 19.08 C 4 1 2 3 2 3 0 2 8 12.50% 2.00 0.75 1.13 0.28 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 1 1 0 0 0
Ben Thomson 6'3 205 23.31 LW 4 2 0 2 0 2 0 0 9 22.22% 2.25 0.50 1.13 0.28 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Seth Helgeson 6'4 215 25.58 D 4 0 1 1 1 1 0 4 4 0.00% 1.00 0.25 0.28 0.07 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Dan Kelly 6'1 215 26.98 D 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 2 2 0.00% 0.50 0.25 0.28 0.07 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Vojtech Mozik 6'3 200 23.36 D 4 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 3 0.00% 0.75 0.25 0.28 0.07 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Brian O'Neill 5'9 175 27.94 RW 4 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 6 0.00% 1.50 0.25 0.28 0.07 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nick Lappin 6'1 175 23.52 RW 4 0 1 1 0 0 -1 2 7 0.00% 1.75 0.25 0.28 0.07 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rod Pelley 6'0 205 31.69 LW 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
Marc-Andre Gragnani 6'3 210 29.16 D 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0.00% 0.50 0.00 0.00 0.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Reece Scarlett 6'1 180 23.10 D 4 0 0 0 0 0 -1 0 2 0.00% 0.50 0.00 0.00 0.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Paul Thompson 6'1 200 27.44 RW 3 0 0 0 0 0 -1 2 3 0.00% 1.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ryan Kujawinski 6'2 205 21.11 C 3 0 0 0 0 0 -1 2 5 0.00% 1.67 0.00 0.00 0.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Age GP GS W L OTL SOL GAA SV%
Scott Wedgewood 23.73 4 4 3 0 1 0 1.93 0.922
Height: 6'2 MIN SO SO% QS QS% RBS RBS% BO BO%
Weight: 195 248.97 0 0.00% 3 75.00% 0 0.00% 1 25.00%

Albany split their games last week but came away with a 3-1 series victory over Utica in the Eastern Conference Division Semifinals. So far in the playoffs Albany's PP is operating at 25.0% while their PK is at 100.0%. They have moved on to the Division Finals where they will face the top ranked Toronto Marlies.

Injury Update: Blake Coleman (left shoulder) and Chris McKelvie (upper body) are still sidelined. Blake Pietila returned to the line up.

Transactions: Ryan Rehill, Colton White, Blake Speers, and Josh Jacobs were all released from their ATO's last week.

Tuesday 4/26: Albany lost to Utica 2-1 (OT). Mike Sislo had the Devils goal on the PP with Damon Severson and Reid Boucher earning the assists. Sislo had 4 shots as the Devils were outshot by the Comets 30-28. Scott Wedgewood made 28 saves. Albany went 1/4 on the PP and 3/3 on the PK. Here is the gamesheet.



Thursday 4/28: Albany defeated Utica 6-3 to win the series 3-1. Blake Pietila had 2 goals and 2 assists followed by Joseph Blandisi with a goal and an assist. Reid Boucher, Mike Sislo, and Matt Lorito had the other goals. Seth Helgeson, Damon Severson, Dan Kelly, and Pavel Zacha had an assist each. Brian O'Neill was stopped on a penalty shot in the 3rd period. Pietila had 6 shots as the Devils were outshot 35-34. Scott Wedgewood made 32 saves on 35 shots. Albany went 0/4 on the PP and 6/6 on the PK. Here is the gamesheet.



Coming Up: Albany will take on Toronto in the next round of the playoffs. Game 1 is tomorrow night, Game 2 is Friday night, and Game 3 is Sunday in Albany.

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 24.48 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 21.92 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 21.08 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 23.73 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 24.48 D 7 0 2 2 2 2 -2 6 6 0.00% 0.86 0.29 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ben Johnson 6'0 195 21.92 LW 7 1 3 4 2 3 3 6 6 16.67% 0.86 0.57 0 3 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0

Name Age GP GS W L OTL SOL GAA SV%
Ken Appleby 21.08 7 7 5 2 0 0 1.96 0.934
Height: 6'4 MIN SO SO% QS QS% RBS RBS% BO BO%
Weight: 205 427.65 1 14.29% 5 71.43% 0 0.00% 2 28.57%

Adirondack is currently tied with South Carolina 1-1 in the 2nd round of the Kelly Cup Playoffs. Ben Johnson enjoyed a fine Game 1 with a goal, assist, +1, and 2 shots. Joe Faust had an assist in Game 1. Both players were held off the scoresheet in Game 2. Ken Appleby won Game 1 with 23 saves on 27 shots. He lost Game 2 despite making 29 saves on 30 shots. Game 3 will be tonight.

Prospect of the Week

After another clutch week for Brandon, John Quenneville earns this week's honors. He is currently on a 7 game point streak with 7 goals and 5 assists during that stretch. Quenneville is tied with teammate Nolan Patrick for the WHL lead in points in the playoffs (24) and he stands alone on top of the leaderboard in goals (13). He now has 56 points in 44 career playoff games.

ADevil of the Week

Blake Pietila was ready to return to the line up on Thursday and made an impact as Albany eliminated Utica. He had 2 goals, 2 assists, a +3, 2 PIM, and 6 shots in his first career AHL playoff game. His 2nd goal was on an empty net but the point remains that he did well to step in and make an immediate impact. No doubt he's going to do everything he can to impress now that he's on the radar for the big club.

Prospects on TV

Friday 5/6: World Hockey Championship - USA (Wood, Santini, Kinkaid) vs. Canada on NBCSN at 9:00 AM ET.
Monday 5/9: World Hockey Championship - USA (Wood, Santini, Kinkaid) vs. Finland on NBCSN at 1:00 PM ET.

Your Take

What are your thoughts on Blackwood's season? What do you expect the rest of the way out of Brandon and Quenneville? Are you looking forward to the Albany - Toronto series? Leave your comments below and thank you for reading!