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New Jersey Devils Prospect Update: 2/20/18

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Week 20 of the 2017-18 prospect update saw Marian Studenic and Reilly Walsh break out of slumps, Yegor Rykov stay sharp in VHL action, and Fabian Zetterlund earn a loan move the top Allsvenskan side.

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Reilly Walsh had 2 goals and an assist over the weekend.
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The twentieth week of the 2017-18 prospect update is here. It’s highlighted by the productive play of Reilly Walsh and Fabian Zetterlund’s ambitious loan move.

QMJHL

Name Pos. Age Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SH% SH/GP Pts/GP
Jocktan Chainey D 18.46 Halifax 55 6 27 33 20 46 5.94% 1.84 0.60
Height: 6'0 A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts NHLe
Weight: 195 13 19 4 13 17 2 12 14 0 1 1 12

Jocktan Chainey was a +1 over 2 games last week for Halifax. He had to leave Friday’s game against Moncton for precautionary reasons but was able to play yesterday against Rimouski.

OHL

Name Pos. Age Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SH% SH/GP Pts/GP FO%
Michael McLeod C 20.06 Mississauga 27 14 15 29 -9 24 16.09% 3.22 1.07 66.14%
Height: 6'2 A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts NHLe
Weight: 195 9 23 9 13 22 4 2 6 1 0 1 27
Name Pos. Age Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SH% SH/GP Pts/GP FO%
Marian Studenic RW 19.33 Hamilton 51 16 23 39 21 14 12.80% 2.45 0.76 40.00%
Height: 6'1 A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts NHLe
Weight: 170 17 33 11 15 26 4 8 12 1 0 1 19
Name Age GP GS W L OTL SOL GAA SV% GA%- GSAA GSAA/60
Evan Cormier 20.30 50 47 22 16 7 0 3.17 0.899 101 -1.20 -0.03
Height: 6'3 Team SO SO% QS QS% RBS RBS% BO BO% EVG% PPG% SHG%
Weight: 200 Saginaw 2 4.26% 22 46.81% 11 23.40% 7 14.89% 71.62% 25.68% 2.70%

Michael McLeod had a busy but not so productive week for Mississauga. He finished with an assist, -6, 4 PIM, 12 shots, and won 63.49% of his faceoffs across 4 games.

Marian Studenic had a goal, assist, -3, 2 PIM, and 6 shots in 3 games for Hamilton last week. The goal and assist came against Sudbury on Saturday and snapped a 5 game point drought and 9 game goal drought.

Evan Cormier continued to play a gigantic role for Saginaw with 4 games and 3 starts last week. On Wednesday he made 37 saves on 42 shots as Saginaw defeated the best team in the OHL, Sault Ste. Marie. On Friday he made 28 saves on 30 shots in a loss to Sarnia. The following night he had 29 saves on 32 shots in a victory over Flint. Yesterday, he made 23 saves on 26 shots in a 48 minute relief appearance against Sarnia.

WHL

Name Pos. Age Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SH% SH/GP Pts/GP
Colby Sissons D 20.11 Swift Current 60 12 50 62 51 61 7.14% 2.80 1.03
Height: 6'2 A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts NHLe
Weight: 190 35 47 8 26 34 4 21 25 0 3 3 24
Name Pos. Age Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SH% SH/GP Pts/GP
Nikita Popugaev LW 19.26 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 goal, assist, +3, 6 PIM, and 8 shots over 3 games last week. Eric James and Shawn Mullin of Swift Current Online had this article about his strong season for the Broncos where Sissons speaks about how another year of experience and his competitive nature has helped him reach new heights.

NCAA

Name Pos. Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SH% SH/GP Pts/GP FO% NHLe
Brett Seney LW Merrimack 31 11 16 27 -7 46 15.07% 2.35 0.87 41.80% 27
Height: 5'10 Age League A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts
Weight: 180 21.99 Hockey East 10 21 3 5 8 7 11 18 1 0 1
Name Pos. Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SH% SH/GP Pts/GP FO% NHLe
JD Dudek RW Boston College 31 5 10 15 -9 24 6.85% 2.35 0.48 47.14% 15
Height: 5'11 Age League A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts
Weight: 185 22.07 Hockey East 3 8 5 6 11 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 24 7 13 20 9 14 8.24% 3.54 0.83 14.29% 29
Height: 6'0 Age League A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts
Weight: 195 19.68 NCHC 9 16 3 8 11 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 30 4 24 28 13 33 5.97% 2.23 0.93 41 29
Height: 5'11 Age League A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts
Weight: 188 21.22 Hockey East 12 16 1 7 8 3 14 17 0 2 2
Name Pos. Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SH% SH/GP Pts/GP Blks NHLe
Reilly Walsh D Harvard 27 5 10 15 2 16 8.47% 2.19 0.56 18 13
Height: 6'0 Age League A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts
Weight: 185 18.85 ECAC 5 10 0 4 4 5 6 11 0 0 0
Name Pos. Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SH% SH/GP Pts/GP Blks NHLe
Matt Hellickson D Notre Dame 32 2 8 10 5 10 5.56% 1.13 0.31 20 8
Height: 6'0 Age League A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts
Weight: 181 19.93 Big Ten 4 6 0 7 7 2 1 3 0 0 0

Brett Seney had an even rating, 4 PIM, and 5 shots in 2 games last week.

JD Dudek was a +1 with 6 shots and won 50% of his faceoffs across 2 games last week.

Joey Anderson had a goal, assist, +2, and 9 shots in 2 games against Miami.

Jeremy Davies had 2 assists, +5, and 4 shots in 2 games against Vermont. As of this writing, Davies is tied for 2nd in the NCAA in assists (24) among defensemen and tied for 4th in the NCAA in points (28) by a defensemen.

Reilly Walsh enjoyed a very productive weekend with 2 goals, an assist, and 5 shots in 2 games for Harvard. This snaps a 6 game point drought for the young defenseman.

Matt Hellickson had an assist, even rating, 2 PIM, and 3 shots in 2 games against Michigan.

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 20.86 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 19.95 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 19.81 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 11 0 1 1 1 2 4 0.00% 0.36 0.09 0.00% 4:11
Height: 6'5.5 Age League A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts NHLe
Weight: 210 19.26 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 Blks ATOI
Yegor Rykov D SKA-Neva 7 0 6 6 2 2 8 0.00% 1.14 0.86 N/A 17:51
Height: 6'2 Age League A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts NHLe
Weight: 216 20.87 VHL 4 4 0 3 3 0 3 3 0 0 0 26
Name Pos. Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SH SH% SH/GP Pts/GP FO% ATOI
Mikhail Maltsev C SKA-Neva 25 5 12 17 12 10 50 10.00% 2.00 0.68 57.95% 15:33
Height: 6'3 Age League A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts NHLe
Weight: 205 19.96 VHL 8 13 4 11 15 1 1 2 0 0 0 21
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 19.27 VHL 1 4 3 1 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 11

Yegor Rykov made 4 VHL appereances with the KHL on break for the Olympics. Rykov had 3 assists, -1, 2 PIM, and 7 shots while averaging 16:21 per game.

Mikhail Maltsev had an assist, -1, 2 PIM, 2 shots, and won 63.64% of his faceoffs while averaging almost 14 minutes per game over 4 VHL games.

Yegor Zaitsev and Nikita Popugaev didn’t have any game action last week.

Europe

Name Pos. Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SH SH% SH/GP Pts/GP FO% ATOI
Jesper Boqvist C Brynas IF 16 3 6 9 3 2 28 10.71% 1.75 0.56 N/A 15:12
Height: 6'0 Age League A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts NHLe
Weight: 179 19.32 SHL 5 8 3 6 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 29
Name Pos. Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SH SH% SH/GP Pts/GP FO% ATOI
Fabian Zetterlund F Farjestads BK 34 3 3 6 -3 6 30 10.00% 0.88 0.18 N/A 8:50
Height: 5'11 Age League A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts NHLe
Weight: 180 18.50 SHL 3 6 3 3 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 9
Name Pos. Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SH SH% SH/GP Pts/GP FO% ATOI
Fabian Zetterlund F Timra IK 2 0 1 1 -1 0 7 0.00% 3.50 0.50 50.00% 16:11
Height: 5'11 Age League A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts NHLe
Weight: 180 18.50 Allsvenskan 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 32
Name Pos. Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SH SH% SH/GP Pts/GP FO% ATOI
Aarne Talvitie C Blues U20 36 28 21 49 22 32 188 14.89% 5.22 1.36 51.81% 19:30
Height: 5'11 Age League A1 Pts1 EVG EVA EV Pts PPG PPA PP Pts SHG SHA SH Pts
Weight: 198 19.04 Jr. A SM-liiga 13 41 20 14 34 6 6 12 2 1 3
Name Age GP GS W L OTL SOL GAA SV% GA%- GSAA GSAA/60
Gilles Senn 21.99 27 25 12 8 1 3 2.88 0.905 106 -4.62 -0.18
Height: 6'5 Team SO SO% QS QS% RBS RBS% BO BO% EVG% PPG% SHG%
Weight: 192 HC Davos 1 4.00% 13 52.00% 4 16.00% 4 16.00% 81.58% 17.11% 1.32%

Jesper Boqvist was a +1 with 2 shots in 17:27 in Brynas IF’s only game of last week.

Fabian Zetterlund made news this week when he joined Allsvenskan side Timra IK on loan from Farjestad BK of the SHL. This is an intriguing move as he joins a second division team deep in a promotion push to get to the SHL next season. He’s already been able to step into a top line role for his new club. Zetterlund had an assist, -1, and 5 shots in 18:46 during his debut against AIK on Thursday. On Saturday he had an even rating, 2 shots, and played 13:36 against Sodertalje.

Aarne Talvitie had 3 goals and 2 assists in the U20 Five Nations Tournament in the Czech Republic.

Gilles Senn didn’t have any game action last week.

Your Take

Which prospects stood out to you this week? How do you feel about Zetterlund’s loan move? Leave your comments below and thank you for reading!