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New Jersey Devils Prospect Update: 3/28/17

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Week 25 of the 2016-17 prospect update saw Alexander Kerfoot and Joey Anderson produce in the NCAA tournament, the CHL playoffs get underway, and Albany continue to struggle down the stretch.

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Nathan Bastian started the OHL Playoffs with a goal, 2 assist performance against Ottawa.
Photo by Jeffrey T. Barnes/Getty Images

This post will recap the 25th week of Devils prospect action for the 2016-17 season. It's highlighted by Alexander Kerfoot and Joey Anderson getting the job done in the NCAA tournament, the start of the CHL playoffs, Albany continue to struggle, and the ADevils inking Austin Cangelosi to a deal.

QMJHL

Regular Season

Name Pos. Age Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SH% SH/GP Pts/GP FO%
Brandon Gignac C 19.40 Shawinigan 59 23 39 62 23 30 14.29% 2.73 1.05 55.86%
Height: 5'11 A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts NHLe
Weight: 179 23 46 12 27 39 10 12 22 0 0 0 22

Playoffs

Name Pos. Age Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SH% SH/GP Pts/GP
Brandon Gignac C 19.40 Shawinigan 2 0 1 1 0 0 0.00% 2.50 0.50
Height: 5'11 A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts FO%
Weight: 179 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 53.85%

#3 Shawinigan is taking on #14 Val'd'Or in the First Round of the QMJHL Playoffs. Brandon Gignac was a -1 with 2 shots and won 11/21 faceoffs in a Game 1 loss. Gignac had an assist, +1, 3 shots, and won 10/18 faceoffs in a Game 2 win.

OHL

Regular Season

Name Pos. Age Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SH% SH/GP Pts/GP FO%
Blake Speers RW 20.24 Sault Ste. Marie 30 15 19 34 14 16 13.76% 3.63 1.13 61.36%
Height: 5'11 A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts NHLe
Weight: 183 11 26 9 11 20 2 7 9 3 0 3 28
Pos. Age Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SH% SH/GP Pts/GP
Colton White D 19.91 Sault Ste. Marie 64 6 25 31 24 41 5.22% 1.80 0.48
Height: 6'1 A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts NHLe
Weight: 193 13 19 5 22 27 0 2 2 1 0 1 12
Pos. Age Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SH% SH/GP Pts/GP FO%
Michael McLeod C 19.16 Mississauga 57 27 46 73 28 49 15.52% 3.05 1.28 61.23%
Height: 6'2 A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts NHLe
Weight: 195 28 55 20 32 52 5 8 13 2 4 6 32
Pos. Age GP G A Pts +/- PIM SH% SH/GP Pts/GP FO%
Nathan Bastian RW 19.32 Mississauga 58 16 29 45 13 43 11.11% 2.48 0.78 47.98%
Height: 6'4 A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts NHLe
Weight: 219 19 35 10 21 31 3 7 10 3 0 3 19
Name Age GP GS W L OTL SOL GAA SV% GA%- GSAA GSAA/60
Evan Cormier 19.40 49 49 23 19 5 2 3.23 0.899 99 0.84 0.02
Height: 6'2 Saginaw SO SO% QS QS% RBS RBS% BO BO% EVG% PPG% SHG%
Weight: 215 OHL 2 4.08% 28 57.14% 12 24.49% 3 6.12% 69.48% 29.22% 1.30%

Playoffs

Name Pos. Age Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SH% SH/GP Pts/GP
Blake Speers RW 20.24 Sault Ste. Marie 3 1 2 3 0 4 9.09% 3.67 1.00
Height: 5'11 A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts FO%
Weight: 183 0 1 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 52.46%
Pos. Age Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SH% SH/GP Pts/GP
Colton White D 19.91 Sault Ste. Marie 3 0 1 1 1 4 0.00% 1.00 0.33
Height: 6'1 A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts
Weight: 193 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Pos. Age Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SH% SH/GP Pts/GP
Michael McLeod C 19.16 Mississauga 2 1 1 2 1 6 12.50% 4.00 1.00
Height: 6'2 A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts FO%
Weight: 195 1 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 71.79%
Pos. Age Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SH% SH/GP Pts/GP
Nathan Bastian RW 19.32 Mississauga 2 1 2 3 3 0 20.00% 2.50 1.50
Height: 6'4 A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts FO%
Weight: 219 1 2 1 1 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 36.00%

#2 Sault Ste. Marie is taking on #7 Flint in the Western Conference Quarterfinals of the OHL Playoffs. Sault Ste. Marie currently leads the series 2-1. Blake Speers had a goal, 2 assists, even rating, 4 PIM, 11 shots, and 52.46 FO% in those 3 games. Colton White had an assist, +1, 4 PIM, and 3 shots.

Mississauga played their final regular season game last Tuesday against Sudbury. Michael McLeod had a goal, -1, 2 shots, and won 17/20 faceoffs. Nathan Bastian was a -1 with 3 shots, and won 6/13 faceoffs. #2 Mississauga is taking on #7 Ottawa in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals with the series tied at 1-1. McLeod has a goal, assist, +1, 6 PIM, and 71.79 FO% so far. Bastian has a goal, 2 assists, +3, and 36.00 FO%.

Evan Cormier season ended last week and he'll be hanging around Albany to get a brief taste of the pro life style. I finally had a chance to compile the OHL goaltending numbers for the Goals Allowed%- (GA%-) and Goals Saved Above Average (GSAA) metrics. Overall he was pretty much a league average goaltender with a 99 GA%- (100 is league average), 0.84 GSAA, and 0.02 GSAA/60 (GSAA per 60 minutes). According to Prospect Stats, he finished with a -2.18 adjusted GSAA which accounts for shot quality according to danger area and a -0.043 adjusted GSAA/30 (per 30 shots).

WHL

Regular Season

Name Pos. Age Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM Pts/GP NHLe
Colby Sissons D 19.21 Swift Current 63 6 22 28 11 30 0.44 9
Height: 6'2 A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts
Weight: 190 14 20 4 16 20 2 6 8 0 0 0

Playoffs

Name Pos. Age Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM Pts/GP
Colby Sissons D 19.21 Swift Current 2 0 0 0 -1 0 0.00
Height: 6'2 A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts
Weight: 190 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

#E3 Swift Current is taking on #E2 Moose Jaw in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals of the WHL Playoffs. Colby Sissons is a -1 through the first two games of the series as each team has a win.

NCAA

Name Pos. Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SH% SH/GP Pts/GP FO% NHLe
Alex Kerfoot C Harvard 35 16 28 44 21 18 16.84% 2.71 1.26 47.21% 27
Height: 5'10 Age League A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts
Weight: 175 22.64 ECAC 19 35 7 12 19 8 9 17 1 4 5
GP G A Pts +/- PIM SH% SH/GP Pts/GP FO% NHLe
JD Dudek LW Boston College 40 13 9 22 10 28 12.87% 2.53 0.55 0.00% 15
Height: 5'11 A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts
Weight: 185 21.17 Hockey East 6 19 9 7 16 3 2 5 1 0 1
GP G A Pts +/- PIM SH% SH/GP Pts/GP FO% NHLe
Brett Seney C Merrimack 36 10 21 31 10 38 12.35% 2.25 0.86 43.14% 23
Height: 5'9 A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts
Weight: 170 21.09 Hockey East 14 24 9 11 20 1 10 11 0 0 0
GP G A Pts +/- PIM SH% SH/GP Pts/GP FO% NHLe
Joey Anderson RW Minnesota Duluth 37 11 23 34 8 8 11.96% 2.49 0.92 15.00% 23
Height: 6'0 A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts
Weight: 195 18.78 Hockey East 14 25 8 18 26 3 5 8 0 0 0
GP G A Pts +/- PIM SH% SH/GP Pts/GP BLK NHLe
Jeremy Davies D Northeastern 38 8 15 23 -5 38 11.11% 1.89 0.61 56 16
Height: 5'11 A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts
Weight: 182 20.32 Hockey East 6 14 4 6 10 4 9 13 0 0 0

Harvard was the #1 seed in the East Regional of the NCAA Hockey Tournament. Alexander Kerfoot had an assist, even rating, 2 shots, and won 8/18 faceoffs in Harvard's win over #4 Providence. The following night he helped Harvard to a win over #3 Air Force with 2 assists, +2, and won 2/9 faceoffs. Harvard will take on the #1 seed from the West Regional, Minnesota Duluth in a Frozen Four matchup on April 6 at 6 PM on ESPN2.

Speaking of Minnesota Duluth, they defeated #4 Ohio State in their opening game. Joey Anderson had 2 assists, including one on the game winning goal in OT, +2, 2 PIM, and 1 shot against Ohio State. The following night he helped Minnesota Duluth to a victory over #2 Boston University with a goal, assist, even rating, and 3 shots.

JD Dudek, Brett Seney, and Jeremy Davies have already completed their seasons.

Europe

Regular Season

Name Pos. Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SH SH% SH/GP Pts/GP BLK ATOI
Yegor Rykov D SKA St. Petersburg 47 0 9 9 9 8 41 0.00% 0.87 0.19 39 12:24
Height: 6'2 Age League A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts NHLe
Weight: 216 19.96 KHL 5 5 0 9 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 12
Name Pos. Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SH SH% SH/GP Pts/GP FO% ATOI
Mikhail Maltsev C SKA-Neva 34 2 12 14 13 21 57 3.51% 1.68 0.41 58.26% 12:07
Height: 6'3 Age League A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts NHLe
Weight: 205 19.05 VHL 10 12 2 11 13 0 1 1 0 0 0 13
Name Pos. Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SH SH% SH/GP Pts/GP FO% ATOI
Mikhail Maltsev C SKA-1946 14 5 9 14 11 2 36 13.89% 2.57 1.00 63.29% N/A
Height: 6'3 Age League A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts NHLe
Weight: 205 19.05 MHL 4 9 4 7 11 1 1 2 0 1 1 15
Name Pos. Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SH SH% SH/GP Pts/GP FO% ATOI
Jesper Bratt LW AIK 46 6 16 22 -2 6 64 9.38% 1.39 0.48 0.00% 13:21
Height: 5'10 Age League A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts NHLe
Weight: 174 18.67 Allsvenskan 11 17 6 14 20 0 2 2 0 0 0 31

Playoffs

Name Pos. Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SH SH% SH/GP Pts/GP BLK ATOI
Yegor Rykov D SKA St. Petersburg 9 0 0 0 -1 5 6 0.00% 0.67 0.00 9 11:03
Height: 6'2 Age League A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts
Weight: 216 19.96 KHL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Name Pos. Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SH SH% SH/GP Pts/GP FO% ATOI
Mikhail Maltsev C SKA-Neva 11 3 2 5 3 4 27 11.11% 2.45 0.45 55.78% 14:49
Height: 6'3 Age League A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts
Weight: 205 19.05 VHL 1 4 3 0 3 0 2 2 0 0 0
Name Pos. Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SH SH% SH/GP Pts/GP FO% ATOI
Jesper Bratt LW AIK 8 1 1 2 0 0 12 8.33% 1.50 0.25 0.00% 9:52
Height: 5'10 Age League A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts
Weight: 174 18.67 Allsvenskan 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0

#2 SKA St. Petersburg took a 3-0 series lead over #4 Lokomotiv Yaroslavl in the Western Conference Finals. Yegor Rykov has a -2, 5 PIM, 1 shot, 2 blocks, and average of around 10 minutes per game in the series so far.

Mikhail Maltsev had a goal, +1, 5 shots, 41.46 FO%, and avearged 16:21 in SKA-Neva's final 3 games against Rubin Tyumen. SKA-Neva fell in 4-3 in the 2nd round series.

Jesper Bratt's season came to an end last week.

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
John Quenneville 6'1 205 20.95 C 53 12 29 41 17 29 -17 51 138 8.70% 2.60 0.77 14.62 0.28 28 5 15 20 7 14 21 0 0 0 0 0 0
Blake Coleman 5'11 200 25.34 C 49 18 16 34 9 27 16 46 117 15.38% 2.39 0.69 14.35 0.29 25 15 15 30 2 1 3 1 0 1 0 0 0
Ben Sexton 5'11 195 25.82 C 53 19 12 31 3 22 -1 60 102 18.63% 1.92 0.58 13.80 0.26 21 11 6 17 8 6 14 0 0 0 0 0 0
Brian Gibbons 5'8 175 29.10 LW 64 13 17 30 8 21 -10 38 111 11.71% 1.73 0.47 11.86 0.19 17 9 12 21 4 4 8 0 0 0 0 1 1
Blake Pietila 5'11 200 24.11 LW 42 15 14 29 8 23 -2 29 93 16.13% 2.21 0.69 12.14 0.29 25 8 11 19 5 3 8 0 0 0 2 0 2
Carter Camper 5'9 175 28.74 C 38 5 22 27 12 17 -3 10 72 6.94% 1.89 0.71 8.83 0.23 26 4 9 13 1 13 14 0 0 0 0 0 0
Joe Blandisi 6'0 200 22.70 C 28 7 16 23 9 16 -2 56 55 12.73% 1.96 0.82 8.28 0.30 30 5 7 12 2 9 11 0 0 0 0 0 0
Reece Scarlett 6'1 185 24.00 D 50 4 17 21 6 10 -6 53 85 4.71% 1.70 0.42 6.90 0.14 15 2 8 10 2 9 11 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nick Lappin 6'1 175 24.41 RW 26 9 12 21 9 18 -2 10 73 12.33% 2.81 0.81 8.28 0.32 29 6 9 15 2 3 5 0 0 0 1 0 1
Kevin Rooney 6'2 190 23.86 C 63 10 8 18 8 18 -7 39 99 10.10% 1.57 0.29 7.73 0.12 10 8 5 13 0 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 2
Vojtech Mozik 6'3 200 24.26 D 57 9 9 18 5 14 12 50 127 7.09% 2.23 0.32 7.45 0.13 11 1 7 8 8 2 10 0 0 0 0 0 0
Karl Stollery 5'11 180 29.36 D 52 1 14 15 8 9 10 42 64 1.56% 1.23 0.29 4.41 0.08 10 1 11 12 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jacob MacDonald 6'0 208 24.09 D 27 7 8 15 5 12 -5 7 64 10.94% 2.37 0.56 6.07 0.22 20 3 3 6 3 5 8 1 0 1 0 0 0
Rod Pelley 6'0 205 32.58 LW 65 6 7 13 5 11 -2 28 75 8.00% 1.15 0.20 5.24 0.08 7 5 6 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
Max Novak 5'11 180 25.96 C 57 6 7 13 4 10 -15 21 81 7.41% 1.42 0.23 5.24 0.09 8 3 2 5 1 3 4 1 1 2 1 1 2
Jan Mandat 6'0 205 21.36 C 43 5 8 13 6 11 5 23 47 10.64% 1.09 0.30 4.97 0.12 11 4 8 12 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Petr Straka 6'0 185 24.79 LW 37 4 9 13 5 9 -6 14 64 6.25% 1.73 0.35 4.69 0.13 13 4 4 8 0 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ryan Kujawinski 6'2 200 22.00 C 32 6 6 12 5 11 7 24 41 14.63% 1.28 0.38 4.97 0.16 14 6 4 10 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1
Yohann Auvitu 5'11 190 27.68 D 23 3 8 11 3 6 -1 2 63 4.76% 2.74 0.48 3.86 0.17 17 3 4 7 0 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
Brandon Gormley 6'2 195 25.12 D 35 2 8 10 3 5 -14 30 51 3.92% 1.46 0.29 3.31 0.09 10 1 4 5 1 4 5 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ben Thomson 6'3 205 24.20 LW 66 5 4 9 4 9 -13 86 108 4.63% 1.64 0.14 3.86 0.06 5 5 4 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Seth Helgeson 6'4 215 26.48 D 40 2 6 8 3 5 9 41 45 4.44% 1.13 0.20 2.76 0.07 7 2 6 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Josh Jacobs 6'2 200 21.12 D 44 0 8 8 4 4 -5 30 54 0.00% 1.23 0.18 2.21 0.05 7 0 7 7 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Miles Wood 6'2 215 21.55 LW 14 3 3 6 3 6 -2 32 41 7.32% 2.93 0.43 2.48 0.18 15 2 2 4 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
Luke Gadzic 6'4 225 27.68 LW 33 1 5 6 4 5 -2 61 29 3.45% 0.88 0.18 1.93 0.06 7 1 5 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Andrew MacWilliam 6'2 230 27.02 D 58 0 5 5 2 2 -18 90 58 0.00% 1.00 0.09 1.38 0.02 3 0 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Greg Wolfe 5'10 185 26.93 C 8 1 1 2 1 2 2 2 9 11.11% 1.13 0.25 0.83 0.10 9 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Brian Ward 6'1 205 25.13 LW 8 0 1 1 0 0 -2 0 4 0.00% 0.50 0.13 0.28 0.03 5 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ty Loney 6'3 205 25.08 RW 4 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 5 0.00% 1.25 0.25 0.28 0.07 9 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Steve Santini 6'2 210 22.07 D 15 0 0 0 0 0 4 25 16 0.00% 1.07 0.00 0.00 0.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Justin Agosta 6'3 205 26.48 D 1 0 0 0 0 0 -1 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
Tylor Spink 5'10 180 24.25 C 4 0 0 0 0 0 -4 4 4 0.00% 1.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Viktor Loov 6'3 216 24.37 D 7 0 0 0 0 0 -5 2 5 0.00% 0.71 0.00 0.00 0.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sam Kurker 6'3 210 22.98 RW 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Shane Harper 5'11 193 28.16 LW 10 0 0 0 0 0 -6 2 13 0.00% 1.30 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
Mackenzie Blackwood 20.31 29 28 13 11 1 3 2.65 0.904 107 -4.50 -0.17
Height: 6'4 MIN SO SO% QS QS% RBS RBS% BO BO% EVG% PPG% SHG%
Weight: 215 1631.83 1 3.57% 11 39.29% 4 14.29% 6 21.43% 62.50% 29.17% 6.94%
Age GP GS W L OTL SOL GAA SV% GA%- GSAA GSAA/60
Scott Wedgewood 24.63 10 8 5 3 0 0 2.18 0.912 98 0.43 0.05
Height: 6'2 MIN SO SO% QS QS% RBS RBS% BO BO% EVG% PPG% SHG%
Weight: 190 549.87 0 0.00% 2 25.00% 1 12.50% 3 37.50% 60.00% 30.00% 10.00%
Age GP GS W L OTL SOL GAA SV% GA%- GSAA GSAA/60
Ken Appleby 21.98 30 30 16 13 1 0 2.54 0.905 106 -3.82 -0.13
Height: 6'4 MIN SO SO% QS QS% RBS RBS% BO BO% EVG% PPG% SHG%
Weight: 210 1798.65 0 0.00% 16 53.33% 5 16.67% 2 6.67% 78.95% 17.11% 3.95%
Age GP GS W L OTL SOL GAA SV% GA%- GSAA GSAA/60
J.P. Anderson 24.93 1 1 0 1 0 0 4.07 0.857 159 -1.48 -1.51
Height: 5'11 MIN SO SO% QS QS% RBS RBS% BO BO% EVG% PPG% SHG%
Weight: 185 58.95 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 75.00% 25.00% 0.00%

Albany went 0-2-1 last week, extending their losing streak to 6 games, and currently sit 4th in the North Division (by points) with 73 points in 67 games. Believe it or not, they are now in a tight race to make the playoffs. Their all situation PDO is currently 99.08%. They currently have a Shots For% of 52.57%. The PP is currently operating at 17.78% which is 13th in the league, while the PK is at 84.95% which is 4th in the league.

Injury Update: Scott Wedgewood (shoulder) and Ben Sexton (upper body) were sidelined.

Transactions: Albany signed Sam Kurker to an ATO on 3/21 and Austin Cangelosi to a two-year AHL contract (beginning with the 2016-17 season) on 3/27 (announced on 3/24). Evan Cormier was signed to an ATO on 3/27 as his OHL season has ended. New Jersey returned Nick Lappin to Albany on 3/24.

Wednesday 3/22: Albany lost to Bridgeport 3-1. Vojtech Mozik had Albany's goal with Yohann Auvitu and Max Novak adding the assists. Carter Camper had 5 shots as the Devils outshot the Sound Tigers 28-22. Ken Appleby made 19 saves. Albany went 1/4 on the PP and 4/4 on the PK. Here is the gamesheet.

Friday 3/24: Albany lost to Utica 2-1 (SO). Jacob MacDonald had Albany's goal with Carter Camper and Nick Lappin earning the assists. Lappin had 6 shots followed by MacDonald with 5 as the Devils outshot the Comets 34-25. Brian Gibbons and Lappin were both stopped in the shootout. Mackenzie Blackwood made 24 saves on 25 shots with the goal against coming on a penalty shot by Carter Bancks. He stopped 1 of the 3 shooters he faced in the shootout. Albany went 1/4 on the PP and 5/5 on the PK. Here is the gamesheet.

Saturday 3/25: Albany lost to Providence 5-0. Max Novak had a goal disallowed due to goaltender interference. Nick Lappin had 6 shots as the Devils outshot the Bruins 34-29. Ken Appleby made 24 saves. Albany went 0/2 on the PP and 3/5 on the PK. Here is the gamesheet.

The Newest ADevils: Let's take a look at the two forwards Albany recently acquired. RW Sam Kurker was signed to an ATO on 3/21. The 6'3, 218 lbs. Kurker will turn 23 in a couple of weeks and just wrapped the final two seasons of his collegiate career at Northeastern University where he had 24 points in 69 games. A former 2012 2nd round pick (#56) of the St. Louis Blues out of St. John's Prep in Massachusettes, he originally began his collegiate career with Boston University in 2012-13 where he had 5 points in 35 games. The following season saw him make 12 appearances for the team before leaving midway through the season to join the Indiana Ice of the USHL (where he was teammates with current ADevil, Josh Jacobs) to get more playing time.

Austin Cangelosi is a 5'8, 195 lbs. forward from Boston College. The 22 year old just completed his senior season in which he led the team in goals (21) and was tied for the lead in points (35) in 39 games. He finished his NCAA career with 57 goals and 61 assists in 157 games (0.75 Pts/GP). Prior to BC, he spent two seasons in the USHL with the Youngstown Phantoms where he had 123 points in 109 games. Cangelosi actually grew up a Devils fan so hopefully he can make his dream to represent them come true eventually.

Coming Up: Albany will take on Providence on Friday, Hartford on Saturday, and Rochester 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
Brandon Baddock 6'4 215 22.01 F 18 0 3 3 2 2 2 11 21 0.00% 1.17 0.17 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Josh Jacobs 6'2 200 21.13 D 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0.00% 2.00 0.00 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
Ken Appleby 21.98 6 6 4 1 0 1 1.98 0.915 89 1.49 0.25
Height: 6'4 MIN SO SO% QS QS% RBS RBS% BO BO% EVG% PPG% SHG%
Weight: 205 363.23 1 16.67% 4 66.67% 0 0.00% 1 16.67% 50.00% 41.67% 8.33%

Brandon Baddock didn't make any appearances last week.

Prospect of the Week

I'm going to give this week's honors to Joey Anderson who has been a key player as a freshman in helping Minnesota Duluth reach the Frozen Four. He had a goal, 3 assists, +2, and 4 shots in 2 tournament games last week. Anderson is currently 3rd on the team in scoring with 34 points in 37 games while averaging the 4th most shots per game at 2.49. Among NCAA freshman, Anderson has the 7th best assist per game rate (0.62) and is tied for 11th in points per game (0.92).

ADevil of the Week

Nick Lappin returned to the Albany and made his presence felt in 2 games this week. He added an assist and 12 shots to be heavily involved for the ADevils. He's split his time this season between New Jersey and Albany but has the 2nd highest Pts/GP (0.81) on the team along with the highest Goals Created per Game (0.32). Obvious small sample issues aside, he's really shown that he can more than handle himself at this level. Hopefully he can graduate to the NHL full time next season.

Your Take

What do you make of Albany's struggles lately? What about the seasons by Cormier and Maltsev? Are you impressed with Joey Anderson's season? Leave your comments below and thank you for reading!