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New Jersey Devils Prospect Update: 1/23/18

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Week 16 of the 2017-18 prospect update saw Michael McLeod stay hot for Mississauga, Colby Sissons continue to provide offense from the blue line for Swift Current, and Joey Anderson tear it up for Minnesota Duluth.

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Joey Anderson’s 6 point weekend earned him NCHC Offensive Player of the Week honors.
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The sixteenth week of the 2017-18 prospect update is here. It’s highlighted by Michael McLeod and Colby Sissons staying hot in CHL play while Joey Anderson had a huge weekend in NCAA action. Also, Yegor Rykov scored a nice goal for SKA in KHL action and Yegor Zaitsev made his return to the Dynamo line up for the first time since November after dealing with injuries and WJC play.

QMJHL

Name Pos. Age Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SH% SH/GP Pts/GP
Jocktan Chainey D 18.38 Halifax 45 6 25 31 15 36 6.67% 2.00 0.69
Height: 6'0 A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts NHLe
Weight: 195 12 18 4 11 15 2 12 14 0 1 1 14

Jocktan Chainey had a goal, 2 assists, -2, 4 PIM, and 10 shots over 3 games for Halifax last week. His goal was the game winning goal in overtime against Cape Breton on Friday.

OHL

Name Pos. Age Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SH% SH/GP Pts/GP FO%
Michael McLeod C 19.98 Mississauga 16 12 10 22 0 16 23.53% 3.19 1.38 66.49%
Height: 6'2 A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts NHLe
Weight: 195 5 17 7 8 15 4 2 6 1 0 1 35
Name Pos. Age Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SH% SH/GP Pts/GP FO%
Marian Studenic RW 19.25 Hamilton 39 14 21 35 21 12 14.14% 2.54 0.90 42.11%
Height: 6'1 A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts NHLe
Weight: 170 15 29 10 14 24 3 7 10 1 0 1 23
Name Age GP GS W L OTL SOL GAA SV% GA%- GSAA GSAA/60
Evan Cormier 20.22 38 37 18 14 4 0 3.06 0.904 96 4.60 0.13
Height: 6'3 Team SO SO% QS QS% RBS RBS% BO BO% EVG% PPG% SHG%
Weight: 200 Saginaw 2 5.41% 18 48.65% 8 21.62% 5 13.51% 69.44% 28.70% 1.85%

Michael McLeod, as expected, has remained a very productive player for the Steelheads. In 3 games last week he had a goal, 3 assists, +1, 4 PIM, 9 shots, and a 67.57 FO%. He now has a 10 game point streak with 9 goals and 8 assists in that stretch.

Marian Studenic had a goal, 2 assists, +2, and 7 shots over 3 games for Hamilton last week. His assist against Kingston on Friday came on the game winning goal in overtime.

Evan Cormier had a tough week for Saginaw. He made 22 saves on 28 shots in a loss to Barrie on Thursday. He followed that up by making 29 saves on 33 shots in an overtime loss to North Bay on Sunday. January hasn’t been a kind month so far to Cormier as he is 2-3-1 with a .862 SV%.

WHL

Name Pos. Age Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SH% SH/GP Pts/GP
Colby Sissons D 20.03 Swift Current 48 11 39 50 38 51 8.53% 2.69 1.04
Height: 6'2 A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts NHLe
Weight: 190 26 37 7 19 26 4 18 22 0 2 2 24
Name Pos. Age Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SH% SH/GP Pts/GP
Nikita Popugaev LW 19.19 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 saw his point streak extend to 6 games before being snapped on Sunday. In 4 games last week, he had 2 goals, 2 assists, +4, and 9 shots. His assist on Wednesday against Tri-City came on the game winning goal in overtime. He is currently 3rd in WHL defensemen scoring with 50 points in 48 games.

NCAA

Name Pos. Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SH% SH/GP Pts/GP FO% NHLe
Brett Seney LW Merrimack 24 8 14 22 -8 36 15.09% 2.21 0.92 42.65% 29
Height: 5'10 Age League A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts
Weight: 180 21.92 Hockey East 9 17 3 4 7 5 10 15 0 0 0
Name Pos. Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SH% SH/GP Pts/GP FO% NHLe
JD Dudek RW Boston College 22 3 9 12 -6 18 5.36% 2.55 0.55 48.00% 17
Height: 5'11 Age League A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts
Weight: 185 22.00 Hockey East 3 6 3 5 8 0 4 4 0 0 0
Name Pos. Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SH% SH/GP Pts/GP FO% NHLe
Joey Anderson RW Minnesota Duluth 17 5 11 16 7 10 7.94% 3.71 0.94 16.67% 33
Height: 6'0 Age League A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts
Weight: 195 19.61 NCHC 8 13 2 6 8 3 5 8 0 0 0
Name Pos. Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SH% SH/GP Pts/GP Blks NHLe
Jeremy Davies D Northeastern 22 3 16 19 5 29 6.98% 1.95 0.86 32 27
Height: 5'11 Age League A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts
Weight: 188 21.15 Hockey East 7 10 1 5 6 2 10 12 0 1 1
Name Pos. Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SH% SH/GP Pts/GP Blks NHLe
Reilly Walsh D Harvard 19 3 9 12 4 14 7.32% 2.16 0.63 11 13
Height: 6'0 Age League A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts
Weight: 185 18.77 ECAC 4 7 0 4 4 3 5 8 0 0 0
Name Pos. Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SH% SH/GP Pts/GP Blks NHLe
Matt Hellickson D Notre Dame 24 2 6 8 4 8 7.41% 1.13 0.33 19 9
Height: 6'0 Age League A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts
Weight: 181 19.85 Big Ten 3 5 0 6 6 2 0 2 0 0 0

Brett Seney had 2 goals, -2, 2 PIM, 5 shots, and won 9/17 faceoffs in 2 games against Boston University last week. Seney was also named to the fan ballot for the 2018 Hobey Baker Award.

JD Dudek and Boston College had the weekend off.

Joey Anderson had an eventful week, being named to the fan ballot for the 2018 Hobey Baker Award and earning NCHC Offensive Player of the Week honors. In 2 games against North Dakota, Anderson had a goal, 5 assists, 2 PIM, and 8 shots. He enjoyed his time on the PP this week with a goal and 4 assists coming on the advantage.

Jeremy Davies was a -1 with 17 PIM in a loss to UMass on Friday where he earned a Contact to the Head and Game Misconduct. As a result, Hockey East suspended him for Saturday’s match against UMass. On the Devils website, Julie Robenhymer has a few quotes from Davies about his Spengler Cup experience.

Reilly Walsh had 2 assists, +2, and 7 shots in 2 games for Harvard last weekend.

Matt Hellickson was a -1 with 3 shots in 2 games for Notre Dame last weekend. Notre Dame’s 5-0 loss to Wisconsin on Sunday snapped a 16 game winning streak.

KHL/VHL

KHL

Name Pos. Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SH SH% SH/GP Pts/GP Blks ATOI
Yegor Rykov D SKA St. Petersburg 51 2 12 14 13 20 44 4.55% 0.86 0.27 30 12:24
Height: 6'2 Age League A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts NHLe
Weight: 216 20.79 KHL 5 7 2 12 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 17
Name Pos. Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SH SH% SH/GP Pts/GP FO% ATOI
Mikhail Maltsev C SKA St. Petersburg 17 0 5 5 6 4 24 0.00% 1.41 0.29 56.25% 8:21
Height: 6'3 Age League A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts NHLe
Weight: 205 19.88 KHL 3 3 0 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 19
Name Pos. Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SH SH% SH/GP Pts/GP Blks ATOI
Yegor Zaitsev D Dynamo Moscow 28 0 2 2 0 30 14 0.00% 0.50 0.07 11 9:32
Height: 5'11 Age League A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts NHLe
Weight: 185 19.74 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 CSKA Moscow 10 0 1 1 1 2 4 0.00% 0.40 0.10 0.00% 4:32
Height: 6'5.5 Age League A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts NHLe
Weight: 210 19.19 KHL 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6

VHL

Name Pos. Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SH SH% SH/GP Pts/GP FO% ATOI
Mikhail Maltsev C SKA-Neva 15 2 8 10 6 8 24 8.33% 1.60 0.67 57.36% 16:09
Height: 6'3 Age League A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts NHLe
Weight: 205 19.88 VHL 5 7 2 7 9 0 1 1 0 0 0 17
Name Pos. Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SH SH% SH/GP Pts/GP FO% ATOI
Nikita Popugaev LW Zvezda Chekhov 14 3 2 5 0 2 18 0.00% 1.29 0.36 N/A 11:39
Height: 6'5.5 Age League A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts NHLe
Weight: 210 19.19 VHL 1 4 3 1 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 11

Yegor Rykov had a goal, +2, 5 shots, and 3 blocks while averaging just under 14 minutes per game across 4 games for SKA last week. Check out his goal below:

Mikhail Maltsev had 3 assists, +2, 4 PIM, 4 shots, and a 52.0 FO% while averaging close to 14 minutes per game across 2 VHL games last week.

Yegor Zaitsev was a +1 with 4 PIM, 2 shots, and a block while averaging about 12 minutes per game over 3 games for Dynamo last week.

Nikita Popugaev played 3:45 in a KHL game against Neftekhimik on Wednesday.

Europe

Name Pos. Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SH SH% SH/GP Pts/GP FO% ATOI
Jesper Boqvist C Brynas IF 8 2 2 4 -1 2 11 18.18% 1.38 0.50 N/A 12:58
Height: 6'0 Age League A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts NHLe
Weight: 179 19.24 SHL 2 4 2 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 25
Name Pos. Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SH SH% SH/GP Pts/GP FO% ATOI
Fabian Zetterlund F Farjestads BK 28 0 3 3 -2 6 20 0.00% 0.71 0.11 N/A 8:22
Height: 5'11 Age League A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts NHLe
Weight: 180 18.42 SHL 3 3 0 3 3 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 32 23 18 41 16 20 N/A N/A N/A 1.28 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 18.96 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 21.91 24 22 11 7 1 2 3.04 0.898 115 -9.23 -0.40
Height: 6'5 Team SO SO% QS QS% RBS RBS% BO BO% EVG% PPG% SHG%
Weight: 192 HC Davos 1 4.55% 10 45.45% 4 18.18% 4 18.18% 81.69% 16.90% 1.41%

Jesper Boqvist was a -2 with 2 PIM, and 3 shots while playing just under 15 minutes per game on average across 2 matches last week.

Fabian Zetterlund had an assist and 3 shots while playing about 13 minutes per game across 2 games last week.

Aarne Talvitie had 2 goals and 2 PIM in 2 games last week.

Gilles Senn made 23 saves on 28 shots in a victory over Fribourg on Friday. The following night he made 22 saves on 27 shots in a loss to EHC Biel-Bienne with 3 of those goals coming while Davos was on the PK.

Your Take

How do you feel about the year that Colby Sissons is having? How about Joey Anderson’s strong week to earn some NCHC honors? Which other prospects stood out to you this week? Leave your comments below and thank you for reading!