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New Jersey Devils Prospect Update: 11/7/17

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Week 5 of the 2017-18 prospect update saw the injury bug hit two Devils prospects, Reilly Walsh continue his impressive start for Harvard, and a few prospects get ready for international play.

The fifth week of the 2017-18 prospect update is here. It's highlighted by Marian Studenic and Joey Anderson suffering injuries, Reilly Walsh staying hot for Harvard, and mutliple prospects gearing up for international exhibitions.

QMJHL

Name Pos. Age Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SH% SH/GP Pts/GP
Jocktan Chainey D 18.18 Halifax 19 2 11 13 13 10 5.88% 1.79 0.68
Height: 6'0 A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts NHLe
Weight: 195 7 9 2 4 6 0 5 5 0 1 1 14

Jocktan Chainey had a goal, 2 assists, +3, and 8 shots over the course of 3 games for Halifax last week. A quick reminder that he'll be a part of the QMJHL team to take on Russia in the upcoming Canada - Russia Series on 11/14 and 11/16. It appears NHL Network will be airing those games on tape delay, the following morning at 10 AM ET.

OHL

Name Pos. Age Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SH% SH/GP Pts/GP FO%
Marian Studenic RW 19.04 Hamilton 16 4 4 8 2 2 11.43% 2.19 0.50 16.67%
Height: 6'1 A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts NHLe
Weight: 170 3 7 3 3 6 0 1 1 1 0 1 13
Name Age GP GS W L OTL SOL GAA SV% GA%- GSAA GSAA/60
Evan Cormier 20.01 15 14 6 6 2 0 3.12 0.901 99 0.50 0.04
Height: 6'3 Team SO SO% QS QS% RBS RBS% BO BO% EVG% PPG% SHG%
Weight: 200 Saginaw 1 7.14% 7 50.00% 3 21.43% 3 21.43% 61.36% 36.36% 2.27%

Marian Studenic had an assist, +1, and 2 shots against Windsor on Thursday. He managed a shot against Oshawa on Saturday before leaving the game late in the 1st period after a taking a hard hit by Riley Stillman. Studenic didn't return to the game and missed Sunday's game against Windsor. He's currently sidelined with a concussion.

Evan Cormier and Saginaw picked up 3 wins last week. Cormier made 24 saves on 27 shots against Flint on Wednesday, 31 saves on 36 shots against London on Friday, and 22 saves on 23 shots against North Bay on Saturday. 5 of the 9 goals he gave up last week were while Saginaw was on the penalty kill.

WHL

Name Pos. Age Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SH% SH/GP Pts/GP
Colby Sissons D 19.82 Swift Current 15 4 14 18 20 22 9.76% 2.73 1.20
Height: 6'2 A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts NHLe
Weight: 190 10 14 2 7 9 2 5 7 0 2 2 28
Name Pos. Age Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SH% SH/GP Pts/GP
Nikita Popugaev LW 18.98 Prince George 13 2 5 7 -13 4 4.08% 3.77 0.54
Height: 6'5.5 A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts NHLe
Weight: 210 1 3 0 1 1 2 4 6 0 0 0 12

Colby Sissons had a PP assist, even rating, 2 PIM, and 2 shots against Prince Albert on Friday, to extend his point streak to 7 games with a goal and 8 assists during that stretch. Sissons was a +2 with a shot the next night against Red Deer as his point streak was snapped.

NCAA

Name Pos. Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SH% SH/GP Pts/GP FO% NHLe
Brett Seney LW Merrimack 9 2 3 5 1 18 10.53% 2.11 0.56 31.58% 17
Height: 5'10 Age League A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts
Weight: 180 21.70 Hockey East 2 4 1 1 2 1 2 3 0 0 0
Name Pos. Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SH% SH/GP Pts/GP FO% NHLe
JD Dudek RW Boston College 9 2 2 4 -4 4 10.53% 2.11 0.44 25.00% 14
Height: 5'11 Age League A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts
Weight: 185 21.79 Hockey East 0 2 2 0 2 0 2 2 0 0 0
Name Pos. Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SH% SH/GP Pts/GP FO% NHLe
Joey Anderson RW Minnesota Duluth 8 2 1 3 1 4 6.25% 4.00 0.38 0.00% 13
Height: 6'0 Age League A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts
Weight: 195 19.40 NCHC 0 2 1 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0
Name Pos. Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SH% SH/GP Pts/GP Blks NHLe
Jeremy Davies D Northeastern 8 0 9 9 3 4 0.00% 2.13 1.13 14 35
Height: 5'11 Age League A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts
Weight: 188 20.94 Hockey East 5 5 0 3 3 0 5 5 0 1 1
Name Pos. Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SH% SH/GP Pts/GP Blks NHLe
Reilly Walsh D Harvard 3 2 2 4 -1 6 33.33% 2.00 1.33 2 25
Height: 6'0 Age League A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts
Weight: 185 18.56 ECAC 1 3 0 0 0 2 2 4 0 0 0
Name Pos. Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SH% SH/GP Pts/GP Blks NHLe
Matt Hellickson D Notre Dame 10 0 4 4 5 0 0.00% 0.80 0.40 8 11
Height: 6'0 Age League A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts
Weight: 181 19.64 Big Ten 1 1 0 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0

Merrimack and Boston College squared off for a home and home set last weekend, with BC winning both games. Brett Seney had an assist, even rating, 8 PIM, and 3 shots for Merrimack in the series. JD Dudek had a goal, +1, and 4 shots for Boston College. Dudek's goal (embedded below) ended up being the game winning goal on Friday and earned him praise from SBN College Hockey's Joshua Kummins and BC head coach Jerry York:

Dudek is one player York expected to make a jump in replacing the likes of Ryan Fitzgerald, Colin White, and Austin Cangelosi, and a season of trials and tribulations slowed his production down to just a goal and two assists through the first seven games.

It was a play that showed his all-around tools and a responsible game.

“JD has been hurt most of the year,” York said. “He’s been banged up in a lot of different areas, but he fought through those different aches, pains, and sprains. Just about anything you can have, he has. He got a huge goal tonight, a real goal scorer’s goal.”

Joey Anderson missed both of Minnesota Duluth's games against St. Cloud State last weekend due to an upper body injury.

Jeremy Davies saw his 4 game point streak come to an end on Saturday against Boston University though he was a +1 with 2 PIM and 3 shots.

Reilly Walsh continues to be a threat on the PP for Harvard. The offensively skilled defenseman put up 2 PP goals, a PP assist, -1, 4 PIM, and 5 shots in 2 games for Harvard last week.

Matt Hellickson had an assist, +2, 2 shots, and 4 blocks in 2 games for Notre Dame against Ohio State over the weekend. You can catch him in action on NBCSN this Saturday when Notre Dame takes on Penn State at 7 PM ET.

KHL/VHL/MHL

Name Pos. Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SH SH% SH/GP Pts/GP Blks ATOI
Yegor Rykov D SKA St. Petersburg 30 1 6 7 8 18 25 4.00% 0.83 0.23 20 12:10
Height: 6'2 Age League A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts NHLe
Weight: 216 20.58 KHL 2 3 1 6 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 15
Name Pos. Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SH SH% SH/GP Pts/GP FO% ATOI
Mikhail Maltsev C SKA St. Petersburg 16 0 5 5 6 4 22 0.00% 1.38 0.31 54.55% 8:20
Height: 6'3 Age League A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts NHLe
Weight: 205 19.67 KHL 3 3 0 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 20
Name Pos. Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SH SH% SH/GP Pts/GP Blks ATOI
Yegor Zaitsev D Dynamo Moscow 24 0 2 2 -1 26 11 0.00% 0.46 0.08 10 9:35
Height: 5'11 Age League A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts NHLe
Weight: 185 19.53 KHL 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
Name Pos. Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SH SH% SH/GP Pts/GP FO% ATOI
Nikita Popugaev LW Zvezda Chekhov 1 0 1 1 -1 0 0 0.00% 0.00 1.00 N/A 23:40
Height: 6'5.5 Age League A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts NHLe
Weight: 210 18.98 VHL 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 31

Yegor Rykov had an assist, +1, 1 shot, and 2 blocks while averaging over 12 minutes per game in 3 games for SKA last week.

Mikhail Maltsev had an even rating, 2 shots, and won 6/7 faceoffs in 10:42 against Dinamo Riga on Tuesday. He is now with the Russian team for the Canada - Russia Series, along with fellow Devils prospect, Yegor Zaitsev. The full schedule can be found here and it appears most of these games are being broadcast on the NHL Network by tape delay the following morning.

Yegor Zaitsev had a brief 1:30 cameo for Dynamo Moscow against Torpedo on Tuesday. According to both Russian Prospects and Aivis Kalnins on twitter, Zaitsev is expected to captain the Russian U20 team in the Canada - Russia Series.

Nikita Popugaev was assigned by CSKA Moscow to Zvezda Chekhov of the VHL in the Russian second tier. He had an assist, -1, and played 23:40 in his debut on Sunday.

Europe

Name Pos. Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SH SH% SH/GP Pts/GP FO% ATOI
Fabian Zetterlund F Farjestads BK 17 0 1 1 -2 0 13 0.00% 0.76 0.06 N/A 7:01
Height: 5'11 Age League A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts NHLe
Weight: 180 18.21 SHL 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Name Pos. Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SH SH% SH/GP Pts/GP FO% ATOI
Aarne Talvitie C Blues U20 16 13 9 22 14 8 N/A N/A N/A 1.38 N/A N/A
Height: 5'11 Age League A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts
Weight: 198 18.75 Jr. A SM-liiga N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Name Age GP GS W L OTL SOL GAA SV% GA%- GSAA GSAA/60
Gilles Senn 21.70 10 9 5 3 0 1 2.78 0.907 105 -1.28 -0.13
Height: 6'5 Team SO SO% QS QS% RBS RBS% BO BO% EVG% PPG% SHG%
Weight: 192 HC Davos 0 0.00% 5 55.56% 2 22.22% 1 11.11% 85.19% 14.81% 0.00%

Fabian Zetterlund played just under 3 minutes for Farjestad BK with a -1 on Friday. The following night he had an even rating with a shot in 9:30.

Aarne Talvitie had 5 goals, 2 assists, +7, and 2 PIM in 3 games for the Espoo Blues U20 team last week.

Gilles Senn played the final 2 periods of HC Davos 6-1 loss to SC Bern on Friday. He made 21 saves on 24 shots in relief. Senn is on the Swiss roster for the upcoming Karjala Cup Tournament in Finland which runs from 11/8 to 11/12.

Your Take

What prospects stood out to you this week? Are you going to try to catch the Canada - Russia Series games? How do you feel about Reilly Walsh's hot start? Leave your comments below and thank you for reading!