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New Jersey Devils Prospect Update: 4/4/17

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Week 26 of the 2016-17 prospect update saw Brandon Gignac’s and Mikhail Maltsev's seasons come to an end, Michael McLeod keep putting up points and winning faceoffs in bulk, and Albany continue to struggle.

Niagara IceDogs v Mississauga Steelheads
Michael McLeod has been in great form for Mississauga in the playoffs.
Photo by Graig Abel/Getty Images

This post will recap the 26th week of Devils prospect action for the 2016-17 season. It's highlighted by Brandon Gignac and Mikhail Maltsev seeing their seasons come to an end, Michael McLeod staying red hot for Mississauga, and Albany snap a 7 game losing streak but still struggle to fight to keep a playoff spot.

QMJHL

Regular Season

Name Pos. Age Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SH% SH/GP Pts/GP FO%
Brandon Gignac C 19.41 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 19.42 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%

#3 Shawinigan dropped their 1st round series to #14 Val-d'Or 4-2. Over the course of the final 4 games last week, Brandon Gignac had 3 assists, +3, 2 PIM, 10 shots, and a 62.0 FO%.

OHL

Regular Season

Name Pos. Age Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SH% SH/GP Pts/GP FO%
Blake Speers RW 20.26 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 19.93 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 19.17 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 19.33 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 19.41 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 20.26 Sault Ste. Marie 5 1 4 5 3 4 5.56% 3.60 1.00
Height: 5'11 A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts FO%
Weight: 183 1 2 0 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 48.62%
Pos. Age Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SH% SH/GP Pts/GP
Colton White D 19.93 Sault Ste. Marie 5 0 1 1 2 4 0.00% 1.40 0.20
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 19.18 Mississauga 6 6 5 11 7 8 25.00% 4.00 1.83
Height: 6'2 A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts FO%
Weight: 195 4 10 5 4 9 1 0 1 0 0 0 69.35%
Pos. Age Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SH% SH/GP Pts/GP
Nathan Bastian RW 19.34 Mississauga 6 5 2 7 4 0 22.73% 3.67 1.17
Height: 6'4 A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts FO%
Weight: 219 1 6 5 1 6 0 1 1 0 0 0 55.00%

#2 Sault Ste. Marie defeated #7 Flint in their Western Conference Quarterfinal series 4-1. In 2 games last week, Blake Speers had 2 assists, +3, 7 shots, and 43.75 FO%. Colton White was a +1 with 4 shots. Sault Ste. Marie will take on #3 Owen Sound in the Western Conference Semifinals. That series starts tomorrow night.

#2 Mississauga defeated #7 Ottawa in their Eastern Conference Quarterfinal series 4-2. Michael McLeod was absolutely locked in last week with 5 goals, 4 assists, +6, 2 PIM, 16 shots, and 68.24 FO% in 4 games. That includes a 2 goal, 3 assist outburst in Sunday's series clinching game. Nathan Bastian had 4 goals, +1, 17 shots, and 61.33 FO% in 4 games last week. That includes his hat trick, 8 shot performance on Thursday. Mississauga will take on #3 Oshawa in the Eastern Conference Semifinals.

WHL

Regular Season

Name Pos. Age Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM Pts/GP NHLe
Colby Sissons D 19.22 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 19.23 Swift Current 7 2 0 2 2 4 0.29
Height: 6'2 A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts
Weight: 190 0 2 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0

#E3 Swift Current defeated #E2 Moose Jaw in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals 4-3. In 5 games last week, Colby Sissons had 2 goals, +3, and 4 PIM. He had the opening goal of Game 7 to help the Broncos advance. They will play #E1 Regina in the Conference Semifinals.

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 22.65 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 21.19 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 21.10 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 18.80 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 20.34 Hockey East 6 14 4 6 10 4 9 13 0 0 0

There was no action last week as the remaining 4 teams had a week to prepare for the Frozen Four. Alexander Kerfoot and Harvard will take on Joey Anderson and Minnesota Duluth on Thursday at 6 PM ET on ESPN2. The winner of that game will play for the National Championship against the winner of Notre Dame and Denver. The title game is on Saturday at 8 PM ET on ESPN.

I forgot to mention this a bit ago, but Joey Anderson was ranked #16 in SBN College Hockey's Top 100 NHL prospects. Here's some of what they had to say on him.

Anderson draws remarkably little attention for a young freshman that plays on the top line of the second-ranked team in the country and played on the top line of the gold medal-winning US World Junior team. He’s a very workman-like player that goes about his business in a very effective manner without making really flashy plays.

His shot is above average and he can handle and distribute the puck well. His skating is just average, which limits his effectiveness in open ice, but when he can play zone-to-zone, he’s a very good player. In terms of pro upside, he likely slots as a solid second liner, but given the ability he has shown to play with top talent, he could make an effective first liner.

As I'm sure everyone is aware of, the New Jersey Devils signed UMass-Lowell captain Michael Kapla to a two-year, entry-level deal. Steve had this post on the 6’0, 200 lbs, 22 year old defenseman. The two-way defender is known for his offensive abilities, especially on the PP, and has already made 2 appearances for the Devils where he has averaged 17:18 in ice time.

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 19.98 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 19.07 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 19.07 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 18.68 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 10 0 0 0 -1 7 6 0.00% 0.60 0.00 10 11:03
Height: 6'2 Age League A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts
Weight: 216 19.98 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 19.07 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 18.69 Allsvenskan 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0

#2 SKA St. Petersburg swept #4 Lokomotiv Yaroslavl in the Western Conference Finals. SKA will now meet the #1 seed from the Eastern Conference, Metallurg Magnitogorsk, in the Gagarin Cup Finals. The series starts on Saturday and you can see it on One World Sports (apparently aka as Eleven Sports now) at 8 AM ET.

Mikhail Maltsev moved down to play with SKA-1946 St. Petersburg in the MHL Playoffs after SKA-Neva St. Petersburg was eliminated in the VHL Playoffs last week. He actually played in two prior games (3/11 and 3/27) with the team earlier in the playoffs. Last week he was a -2 with 7 shots and 50.0 FO% as SKA-1946 was eliminated from the playoffs.

Jesper Bratt has completed his season.

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 20.98 C 54 13 29 42 17 30 -17 51 141 9.22% 2.61 0.78 15.15 0.28 28 5 15 20 8 14 22 0 0 0 0 0 0
Blake Coleman 5'11 200 25.36 C 49 18 16 34 9 27 16 46 117 15.38% 2.39 0.69 14.32 0.29 25 15 15 30 2 1 3 1 0 1 0 0 0
Brian Gibbons 5'8 175 29.12 LW 67 13 18 31 9 22 -11 38 112 11.61% 1.67 0.46 12.12 0.18 17 9 12 21 4 5 9 0 0 0 0 1 1
Ben Sexton 5'11 195 25.84 C 53 19 12 31 3 22 -1 60 102 18.63% 1.92 0.58 13.77 0.26 21 11 6 17 8 6 14 0 0 0 0 0 0
Blake Pietila 5'11 200 24.13 LW 45 17 14 31 8 25 -2 29 101 16.83% 2.24 0.69 13.22 0.29 25 8 11 19 7 3 10 0 0 0 2 0 2
Carter Camper 5'9 175 28.76 C 41 5 24 29 13 18 -3 12 83 6.02% 2.02 0.71 9.36 0.23 26 4 9 13 1 15 16 0 0 0 0 0 0
Joe Blandisi 6'0 200 22.73 C 28 7 16 23 9 16 -2 56 55 12.73% 1.96 0.82 8.26 0.30 30 5 7 12 2 9 11 0 0 0 0 0 0
Reece Scarlett 6'1 185 24.02 D 50 4 17 21 6 10 -6 53 85 4.71% 1.70 0.42 6.88 0.14 15 2 8 10 2 9 11 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nick Lappin 6'1 175 24.44 RW 29 9 12 21 9 18 -2 12 84 10.71% 2.90 0.72 8.26 0.28 26 6 9 15 2 3 5 0 0 0 1 0 1
Kevin Rooney 6'2 190 23.88 C 66 11 8 19 8 19 -7 39 104 10.58% 1.58 0.29 8.26 0.13 10 8 5 13 0 1 1 2 1 3 1 1 2
Vojtech Mozik 6'3 200 24.28 D 59 9 10 19 5 14 13 54 135 6.67% 2.29 0.32 7.71 0.13 12 1 8 9 8 2 10 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jacob MacDonald 6'0 208 24.12 D 29 7 12 19 8 15 -5 7 67 10.45% 2.31 0.66 7.16 0.25 24 3 4 7 3 8 11 1 0 1 0 0 0
Karl Stollery 5'11 180 29.39 D 54 1 14 15 8 9 9 49 69 1.45% 1.28 0.28 4.41 0.08 10 1 11 12 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
Max Novak 5'11 180 25.99 C 59 7 8 15 5 12 -15 23 84 8.33% 1.42 0.25 6.06 0.10 9 4 2 6 1 3 4 1 2 3 1 1 2
Rod Pelley 6'0 205 32.61 LW 68 6 7 13 5 11 -4 32 79 7.59% 1.16 0.19 5.23 0.08 7 5 6 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
Jan Mandat 6'0 205 21.39 C 46 5 8 13 6 11 4 23 50 10.00% 1.09 0.28 4.96 0.11 10 4 8 12 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Petr Straka 6'0 185 24.82 LW 37 4 9 13 5 9 -6 14 64 6.25% 1.73 0.35 4.68 0.13 13 4 4 8 0 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ryan Kujawinski 6'2 200 22.03 C 32 6 6 12 5 11 7 24 41 14.63% 1.28 0.38 4.96 0.15 14 6 4 10 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1
Yohann Auvitu 5'11 190 27.70 D 26 4 8 12 3 7 0 2 73 5.48% 2.81 0.46 4.41 0.17 17 3 4 7 0 4 4 1 0 1 0 0 0
Brandon Gormley 6'2 195 25.14 D 35 2 8 10 3 5 -14 30 51 3.92% 1.46 0.29 3.30 0.09 10 1 4 5 1 4 5 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ben Thomson 6'3 205 24.23 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
Seth Helgeson 6'4 215 26.50 D 43 2 6 8 3 5 8 46 47 4.26% 1.09 0.19 2.75 0.06 7 2 6 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Josh Jacobs 6'2 200 21.15 D 44 0 8 8 4 4 -5 30 54 0.00% 1.23 0.18 2.20 0.05 7 0 7 7 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Miles Wood 6'2 215 21.57 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 27.71 LW 35 1 5 6 4 5 -3 63 30 3.33% 0.86 0.17 1.93 0.06 6 1 5 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Andrew MacWilliam 6'2 230 27.04 D 61 0 5 5 2 2 -20 100 60 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 26.96 C 9 1 1 2 1 2 2 2 9 11.11% 1.00 0.22 0.83 0.09 8 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Brian Ward 6'1 205 25.15 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 25.11 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 22.62 C 3 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 4 0.00% 1.33 0.33 0.28 0.09 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0
Shane Harper 5'11 193 28.19 LW 13 0 1 1 0 0 -5 2 18 0.00% 1.38 0.08 0.28 0.02 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0
Steve Santini 6'2 210 22.09 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 26.50 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 24.27 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 24.39 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 23.00 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 20.33 31 30 13 13 1 3 2.67 0.903 108 -5.82 -0.20
Height: 6'4 MIN SO SO% QS QS% RBS RBS% BO BO% EVG% PPG% SHG%
Weight: 215 1749.68 1 3.33% 11 36.67% 4 13.33% 6 20.00% 60.26% 30.77% 6.41%
Age GP GS W L OTL SOL GAA SV% GA%- GSAA GSAA/60
Scott Wedgewood 24.65 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 22.00 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 24.95 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 1-2 last week and currently sit 4th in the North Division with 75 points in 70 games. Their all situation PDO is currently 98.93%. They currently have a Shots For% of 52.58%. The PP is currently operating at 17.83% which is 14th in the league, while the PK is at 84.41% which is 5th in the league.

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

Transactions: Albany received some much needed reinforcements when Blake Pietila and John Quenneville were returned by New Jersey on 3/30 and 4/2 respectively.

Friday 3/31: Albany lost to Providence 4-1. Yohann Auvitu had a shorthanded goal with Austin Cangelosi and Shane Harper earning the assists. Carter Camper had 5 shots as the Devils outshot the Bruins 37-35. Mackenzie Blackwood made 31 saves with one of the goals against coming on a penalty shot by Sean Kuraly. Albany went 0/5 on the PP and 3/5 on the PK. Here is the gamesheet.

Saturday 4/1: Albany defeated Hartford 4-3, snapping a 7 game losing streak. Offensive leaders for the Devils included Blake Pietila with 2 goals, Max Novak with a goal and an assist, and Jacob MacDonald with 3 assists. Kevin Rooney had the other Devils goal while Brian Gibbons, Carter Camper, and Vojtech Mozik had an assist each. Mozik had 7 shots as the Devils were outshot by the Wolf Pack 33-30. Ken Appleby made 30 saves. Albany went 2/6 on the PP and 5/6 on the PK. Here is the gamesheet.

Sunday 4/2: Albany lost to Rochester 2-1. John Quenneville had the power play goal with Carter Camper and Jacob MacDonald earning the assists. Nick Lappin had 7 shots as the Devils outshot the Americans 28-17. Mackenzie Blackwood made 15 saves. Albany went 1/5 on the PP and 4/5 on the PK. Here is the gamesheet.

Coming Up: Albany will take on Syracuse tomorrow, St. John's on Friday, and Syracuse again on 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 22.02 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 21.14 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 21.99 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

It will come as a shock to no one that Michael McLeod is our prospect of the week. When you put up 5 goals, 4 assists, 16 shots, and a 68.24 FO% in 4 games you'll get those honors. So far in the OHL Playoffs, McLeod has been superb for Mississauga and instrumental in them advancing to the Conference Semifinals. As of right now he's tied for 2nd in points (11), tied for 1st in goals (6), and tied for 5th in assists (5) in the playoffs.

ADevil of the Week

The ADevils are struggling but Jacob MacDonald has continued to make his mark in a positive way for the club. He had 4 assists and 3 shots with an even rating in 2 games last week for the team. He comfortably leads Albany defensemen with 0.66 Pts/GP and 0.25 GC/GP. He's been getting the job done at even strength and on the power play and has been a consistent source of offense from the back end for Albany.

Your Take

So how pumped up are you about McLeod's impressive play? What do you expect to happen in the Frozen Four? Do you think Albany will make the playoffs? Leave your comments below and thank you for reading!