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New Jersey Devils Prospect Update: 4/11/17

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Week 27 of the 2016-17 prospect update saw Michael McLeod continue to produce, Alexander Kerfoot and Joey Anderson face off in the Frozen Four, and Albany pick up some much needed points.

2017 NCAA Division I Men's Hockey Championships - Semifinals
Joey Anderson wasn’t able to win a national title this season, but still had a great freshman year for Minnesota Duluth.
Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

This post will recap the 27th week of Devils prospect action for the 2016-17 season. It's highlighted by Michael McLeod's continued production, Alexander Kerfoot's collegiate career come to an end, Yegor Rykov play for the Gagarin Cup, and Albany get some points thanks to strong play by Nick Lappin.

QMJHL

Regular Season

Name Pos. Age Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SH% SH/GP Pts/GP FO%
Brandon Gignac C 19.43 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 19.43 Shawinigan 6 0 4 4 3 2 0.00% 2.50 0.67
Height: 5'11 A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts FO%
Weight: 179 1 1 0 3 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 59.71%

Brandon Gignac's QMJHL season ended last week but he's been with Albany to gain some experience around the pro game.

OHL

Regular Season

Name Pos. Age Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SH% SH/GP Pts/GP FO%
Blake Speers RW 20.28 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 19.95 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 19.19 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 19.35 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 19.44 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 20.28 Sault Ste. Marie 8 1 5 6 3 6 3.57% 3.50 0.75
Height: 5'11 A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts FO%
Weight: 183 2 3 0 4 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 51.52%
Pos. Age Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SH% SH/GP Pts/GP
Colton White D 19.95 Sault Ste. Marie 8 0 2 2 1 8 0.00% 1.13 0.25
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 1 1 0 0 0
Pos. Age Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SH% SH/GP Pts/GP
Michael McLeod C 19.19 Mississauga 8 6 8 14 8 10 20.69% 3.63 1.75
Height: 6'2 A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts FO%
Weight: 195 5 11 5 5 10 1 2 3 0 0 0 68.00%
Pos. Age Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SH% SH/GP Pts/GP
Nathan Bastian RW 19.36 Mississauga 8 5 3 8 4 2 17.24% 3.63 1.00
Height: 6'4 A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts FO%
Weight: 219 2 7 5 2 7 0 1 1 0 0 0 51.75%

#2 Sault Ste. Marie jumped out to a 2-1 series lead over #3 Owen Sound in the Western Conference Semifinals. Blake Speers had an assist, even rating, 2 PIM, 10 shots, and 57.14 FO% over those 3 games. Colton White had an assist, -1, 4 PIM, and 2 shots in that stretch.

#2 Mississauga is tied at 1-1 to #3 Oshawa in their Eastern Conference Semifinal series. Michael McLeod has 3 assists, +1, 2 PIM, 5 shots, and a 64.71 FO% in the opening 2 games of that series. Nathan Bastian has an assist, even rating, 2 PIM, 7 shots, and 44.19 FO% in that stretch.

WHL

Regular Season

Name Pos. Age Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM Pts/GP NHLe
Colby Sissons D 19.24 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 19.25 Swift Current 10 3 0 3 0 4 0.30
Height: 6'2 A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts
Weight: 190 0 3 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0

#E3 Swift Current is off to a 2-1 series lead over #E1 Regina in the Eastern Conference Semifinals. Colby Sissons has a goal and -2 over those 3 games. His goal came last night in overtime when he skated the full length of the ice through the Regina players and beat their goaltender. He certainly showed off some of that raw athleticism that makes him a versatile player.

NCAA

Name Pos. Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SH% SH/GP Pts/GP FO% NHLe
Alex Kerfoot C Harvard 36 16 29 45 20 18 16.16% 2.75 1.25 47.01% 27
Height: 5'10 Age League A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts
Weight: 175 22.68 ECAC 20 36 7 12 19 8 10 18 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 21.21 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 21.12 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 39 12 25 37 11 8 11.65% 2.64 0.95 18.18% 23
Height: 6'0 A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts
Weight: 195 18.82 Hockey East 15 27 9 19 28 3 6 9 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 20.36 Hockey East 6 14 4 6 10 4 9 13 0 0 0

Alexander Kerfoot had an assist, -1, 4 shots, and won 8/19 faceoffs in a Frozen Four loss to Minnesota Duluth to cap of his college career. He was once again a top assist player in the NCAA finishing in the top 15 in assists per game (0.81). The Harvard captain finishes with 36 goals and 87 assists over 121 NCAA games. The Devils will look to sign him prior to him earning free agency rights in August.

Joey Anderson had a goal, assist, +2, and 6 shots to help Minnesota Duluth to a Frozen Four victory over Harvard. They would fall in the National Title game but he had an assist, +1, 5 shots, and won 1/2 faceoffs in that game. More on him later.

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 20.00 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 19.09 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 19.09 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 18.71 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 12 0 0 0 -1 7 6 0.00% 0.50 0.00 12 10:23
Height: 6'2 Age League A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts
Weight: 216 20.00 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 19.09 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%
Mikhail Maltsev C SKA-1946 3 1 1 2 -2 2 13 7.69% 4.33 0.666666667 59.38%
Height: 6'3 Age League A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts
Weight: 205 19.07 MHL 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 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 18.71 Allsvenskan 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0

SKA St. Petersburg, the #2 seed from the Western Conference, is currently taking on the top seeded team from the Eastern Conference for the Gagarin Cup, Metallurg Magnitogorsk. The series is currently tied at 1-1. Yegor Rykov has 2 blocks and an average ice time of around 7 minutes per game over the opening 2 games.

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 21.00 C 57 13 32 45 20 33 -18 53 155 8.39% 2.72 0.79 15.99 0.28 28 5 16 21 8 16 24 0 0 0 0 0 0
Blake Coleman 5'11 200 25.38 C 49 18 16 34 9 27 16 46 117 15.38% 2.39 0.69 14.33 0.29 25 15 15 30 2 1 3 1 0 1 0 0 0
Brian Gibbons 5'8 175 29.14 LW 70 15 19 34 10 25 -7 38 117 12.82% 1.67 0.49 13.51 0.19 18 10 12 22 4 5 9 1 1 2 0 1 1
Blake Pietila 5'11 200 24.15 LW 48 17 15 32 9 26 -2 38 104 16.35% 2.17 0.67 13.51 0.28 24 8 12 20 7 3 10 0 0 0 2 0 2
Ben Sexton 5'11 195 25.86 C 53 19 12 31 3 22 -1 60 102 18.63% 1.92 0.58 13.78 0.26 21 11 6 17 8 6 14 0 0 0 0 0 0
Carter Camper 5'9 175 28.78 C 44 5 26 31 14 19 -4 16 96 5.21% 2.18 0.70 9.92 0.23 25 4 9 13 1 17 18 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nick Lappin 6'1 175 24.45 RW 32 13 13 26 10 23 -1 12 91 14.29% 2.84 0.81 10.75 0.34 29 7 9 16 4 3 7 1 1 2 1 0 1
Joe Blandisi 6'0 200 22.75 C 28 7 16 23 9 16 -2 56 55 12.73% 1.96 0.82 8.27 0.30 30 5 7 12 2 9 11 0 0 0 0 0 0
Reece Scarlett 6'1 185 24.04 D 50 4 17 21 6 10 -6 53 85 4.71% 1.70 0.42 6.89 0.14 15 2 8 10 2 9 11 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jacob MacDonald 6'0 208 24.13 D 31 7 14 21 8 15 -4 7 72 9.72% 2.32 0.68 7.72 0.25 24 3 4 7 3 10 13 1 0 1 0 0 0
Kevin Rooney 6'2 190 23.90 C 69 12 8 20 8 20 -6 39 108 11.11% 1.57 0.29 8.82 0.13 10 8 5 13 0 1 1 3 1 4 1 1 2
Vojtech Mozik 6'3 200 24.30 D 62 9 10 19 5 14 15 56 143 6.29% 2.31 0.31 7.72 0.12 11 1 8 9 8 2 10 0 0 0 0 0 0
Karl Stollery 5'11 180 29.41 D 57 1 15 16 8 9 10 53 73 1.37% 1.28 0.28 4.69 0.08 10 1 11 12 0 3 3 0 1 1 0 0 0
Max Novak 5'11 180 26.01 C 62 7 8 15 5 12 -15 23 86 8.14% 1.39 0.24 6.06 0.10 9 4 2 6 1 3 4 1 2 3 1 1 2
Rod Pelley 6'0 205 32.63 LW 71 6 7 13 5 11 -4 34 80 7.50% 1.13 0.18 5.24 0.07 7 5 6 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
Jan Mandat 6'0 205 21.41 C 49 5 8 13 6 11 4 23 56 8.93% 1.14 0.27 4.96 0.10 10 4 8 12 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Petr Straka 6'0 185 24.84 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
Yohann Auvitu 5'11 190 27.72 D 28 5 8 13 3 8 -1 2 77 6.49% 2.75 0.46 4.96 0.18 17 3 4 7 1 4 5 1 0 1 0 0 0
Ryan Kujawinski 6'2 200 22.05 C 32 6 6 12 5 11 7 24 41 14.63% 1.28 0.38 4.96 0.16 14 6 4 10 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1
Brandon Gormley 6'2 195 25.16 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
Seth Helgeson 6'4 215 26.52 D 46 2 7 9 3 5 10 46 49 4.08% 1.07 0.20 3.03 0.07 7 2 7 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Josh Jacobs 6'2 200 21.16 D 46 0 9 9 4 4 -4 30 56 0.00% 1.22 0.20 2.48 0.05 7 0 8 8 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ben Thomson 6'3 205 24.25 LW 69 5 4 9 4 9 -14 86 110 4.55% 1.59 0.13 3.86 0.06 5 5 4 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Miles Wood 6'2 215 21.59 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 27.73 LW 36 1 5 6 4 5 -3 63 30 3.33% 0.83 0.17 1.93 0.05 6 1 5 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Andrew MacWilliam 6'2 230 27.06 D 62 0 5 5 2 2 -19 100 61 0.00% 0.98 0.08 1.38 0.02 3 0 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Greg Wolfe 5'10 185 26.98 C 11 1 1 2 1 2 2 2 11 9.09% 1.00 0.18 0.83 0.08 7 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Shane Harper 5'11 193 28.21 LW 16 1 1 2 0 1 -6 2 21 4.76% 1.31 0.13 0.83 0.05 5 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0
Steve Santini 6'2 210 22.11 D 17 0 1 1 1 1 5 29 18 0.00% 1.06 0.06 0.28 0.02 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Brian Ward 6'1 205 25.17 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 25.13 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
Austin Cangelosi 5'7 170 22.64 C 6 0 1 1 1 1 2 0 7 0.00% 1.17 0.17 0.28 0.05 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0
Justin Agosta 6'3 205 26.52 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 24.29 C 3 0 0 0 0 0 -3 4 2 0.00% 0.67 0.00 0.00 0.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Viktor Loov 6'3 216 24.41 D 10 0 0 0 0 0 -6 6 9 0.00% 0.90 0.00 0.00 0.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sam Kurker 6'3 210 23.02 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
Name Age GP GS W L OTL SOL GAA SV% GA%- GSAA GSAA/60
Mackenzie Blackwood 20.35 34 33 15 14 1 3 2.61 0.906 104 -3.72 -0.12
Height: 6'4 MIN SO SO% QS QS% RBS RBS% BO BO% EVG% PPG% SHG%
Weight: 215 1928.37 2 6.06% 12 36.36% 4 12.12% 7 21.21% 58.33% 32.14% 7.14%
Age GP GS W L OTL SOL GAA SV% GA%- GSAA GSAA/60
Scott Wedgewood 24.67 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 22.02 31 31 17 13 1 0 2.55 0.905 106 -3.85 -0.12
Height: 6'4 MIN SO SO% QS QS% RBS RBS% BO BO% EVG% PPG% SHG%
Weight: 210 1858.65 0 0.00% 16 51.61% 5 16.13% 3 9.68% 78.48% 17.72% 3.80%
Age GP GS W L OTL SOL GAA SV% GA%- GSAA GSAA/60
J.P. Anderson 24.97 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 2-1 last week and currently sit 3rd in the North Division with 79 points in 73 games. Their all situation PDO is currently 99.12%. They currently have a Shots For% of 52.48%. The PP is currently operating at 17.94% which is 14th in the league, while the PK is at 84.09% which is 6th in the league.

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

Transactions: Ben Thomson and Luke Gazdic were recalled by New Jersey on 4/4. Gazdic was returned to Albany on 4/6 while Sam Kurker was released from his ATO and Brandon Gignac was reassigned from Shawinigan by New Jersey as his QMJHL season ended. Steve Santini was returned to Albany on 4/7. Joe Blandisi, Blake Coleman, Ben Thomson, and Miles Wood were returned to Albany on 4/10 while Greg Wolfe was released from his PTO.

Wednesday 4/5: Albany defeated Syracuse 3-0. Nick Lappin had 2 goals and an assist, Brian Gibbons had a goal, and John Quenneville and Jacob MacDonald had an assist each. Quenneville had 8 shots as the Devils were outshot 33-32. Mackenzie Blackwood earned the 33 save shut out. Albany went 1/7 on the PP and 2/2 on the PK. Here is the gamesheet.

Friday 4/7: Albany defeated St. John's 4-3. Nick Lappin had 2 goals while Brian Gibbons and Shane Harper had the others. Steve Santini, Seth Helgeson, John Quenneville, Josh Jacobs, Blake Pietila, Carter Camper, and Jacob MacDonald had an assist each. Camper had 7 shots as the Devils outshot the IceCaps 33-25. Mackenzie Blackwood made 22 saves. Albany went 1/4 on the PP and 3/5 on the PK. Here is the gamesheet.

Saturday 4/8: Albany lost to Syracuse 3-2. Yohann Auvitu and Kevin Rooney had the goals. John Quenneville, Carter Camper, Brian Gibbons, and Karl Stollery had an assist each. Camper had 6 shots as the Devils were outshot 32-26. Mackenzie Blackwood made 29 saves. Albany went 1/4 on the PP and 5/6 on the PK. Here is the gamesheet.

Coming Up: Albany will close out their regular season with 3 games this week. They take on Hartford tomorrow night and then Rochester on Friday and Saturday.

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 22.05 F 21 0 4 4 2 2 1 15 26 0.00% 1.24 0.19 0 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Josh Jacobs 6'2 200 21.16 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 22.01 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 returned to the line up for the first time in over a month to play in Adirondack's final 3 regular season games. He had an assist, -1, 4 PIM, and 5 shots in that stretch. Adirondack is the #1 seed out of the North Division and will play the #4 seed from their division, Manchester in the opening round.

Prospect of the Week

Joey Anderson earns this week's honors for a strong performance in the Frozen Four. He had a goal, 2 assists, +3, and 11 shots in 2 games. Without a doubt, his freshman season was a success as he earned a spot on the top line and PP unit and became a key player immediately for the Bulldogs. Anderson finished at nearly a point per game (0.95) and was tied for 5th in freshman scoring (37 points) nationally. All the more impressive is that he did this as a true freshman. I'm excited to see what the future holds for him.

ADevil of the Week

Albany desperately needed someone to step up last week and Nick Lappin was that player. Lappin appeared in all 3 games for Albany and over the course of the 1st 2 games he had 4 goals, an assist, and 7 shots to help lead them to 4 much needed points in the standings. That snapped 4 games without a point for Lappin so hopefully this is a sign that he's heating up for the playoffs.

Your Take

What are your thoughts on Kerfoot and Anderson now that the NCAA season has ended? Do you expect Albany to go on a run now that reinforcements are arriving? Leave your comments below and thank you for reading!