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Utica Comets

A group for all Utica Comets-related posts.

A Look at the Probabilities for the New Jersey Devils Prospects

In today’s post, I’ll be taking a look at how the Devils’ prospects project via the Hockey Prospecting model and see which prospects have their stock going up.

Go Comets! The AAtJ Open Post for the 2022 AHL Calder Cup Playoffs

The New Jersey Devils’ AHL affiliate, the Utica Comets, had a great season. They finished first in the North Division and will begin their playoffs today against Rochester in a best-of-five. This is the place for fans to discuss all things related to the Comets and the AHL playoffs.

New Jersey Devils Prospect Update: 5/3/22

This past week saw Chase Stillman’s OHL season come to an end and the Utica Comets complete their regular season.

New Jersey Devils Prospect Update: 4/26/22

This past week saw Chase Stillman play in the OHL playoffs, the seasons end for Eetu Pakkila and Jaromir Pytlik, and the Utica Comets gear up for the upcoming playoffs.

New Jersey Devils Prospect Update: 4/12/22

This past week saw the season come to an end for Ethan Edwards and Luke Hughes, Artem Shaline and Cole Brady complete their transfers, and the Utica Comets clinch a playoff spot.

New Jersey Devils Prospect Update: 4/5/22

This past week saw Ethan Edwards and Luke Hughes prepare for the Frozen Four, Nikola Pasic help his team avoid relegation, Jakub Malek play for his team in a championship final, and Tyce Thompson return for the Utica Comets.

The Devils Have the Makings of an Excellent Forward Group

The Devils may be a flawed team, but one thing that has gone well for them is the development of their young forwards. Not to mention standout seasons from multiple prospects. I explore that more in today’s post.

New Jersey Devils Prospect Update: 3/29/22

This week’s update features a duo of Devils prospects heading to the Frozen Four, the singing of Brian Halonen from Michigan Tech, and Arseni Gritsyuk continuing to star in the playoffs for Avangard.

New Jersey Devils Prospect Update: 3/22/22

This week’s update features Ethan Edwards and Luke Hughes clinching a top spot in the NCAA Tournament with Michigan as well as Arseni Gritsyuk, Nikola Pasic, and Jakub Malek putting up strong performances in their respective postseasons.

New Jersey Devils Prospect Update: 3/15/22

This week’s update features the NCAA season coming to an end for a trio of Devils prospects, Jakub Malek suffering an injury in the Czech 2nd division playoffs, and Alexander Holtz continue to stand out for Utica.

New Jersey Devils Prospect Update: 3/8/22

Last week saw Chase Stillman, Artem Shlaine, Luke Hughes, and Alexander Holtz all put up strong performances.

New Jersey Devils Prospect Update: 2/28/22

This week’s updated saw Samu Salminen and Nikola Pasic have productive weeks while Jakub Malek earned his 3rd shutout of the season.

New Jersey Devils Prospect Update: 2/22/22

This week’s update features Luke Hughes scoring a highlight reel goal for Michigan, Arseni Gritsyuk winning a Silver Medal in the Olympics, and Alexander Holtz continuing to score for Utica.

New Jersey Devils Prospect Update: 2/15/22

This week’s update features great performances from Luke Hughes and Alexander Holtz as well as Arseni Gritsyuk making his Olympic debut.

New Jersey Devils Prospect Update: 2/8/22

This week’s update features Case McCarthy returning for Boston University and playing in the Beanpot, Artem Shlaine having a big weekend for UConn, and Samu Salminen finally back in action with Jokerit U20.

Do the New Jersey Devils Actually Need to Learn How to Win?

In the wake of their third-period meltdown in Toronto last week, it was remarked that the New Jersey Devils were a team still "learning how to win." This long post goes over every player and coaching staff member to determine if they were Winners or if they need to "learn How to Win."

New Jersey Devils Prospect Update: 1/31/22

This week’s update features Ethan Edwards producing for Michigan, Jakub Malek continue to lead goaltenders in the Czech 2nd division, and the Utica Comets win 3 out of their 4 games.

New Jersey Devils Prospect Update: 1/25/22

This week’s update features Chase Stillman heating up for Peterborough, Arseni Gritsyuk being named to Russia’s Olympic team, and the Utica Comets continuing to lead the AHL after picking up 2 more wins.

New Jersey Devils Prospect Update: 1/18/22

This week’s update features Luke Hughes starring for Michigan, a duo of Devils prospects named to Russia’s preliminary Olympic roster, and Nate Schnarr continuing his breakout season with the Utica Comets.

A Very Early Look at the 2022 New Jersey Devils Pending Free Agents

As the New Jersey Devils are close to the second half of their season and trade deadline is a little over two months away, this post takes an early look at the pending free agents on the team from Jesper Bratt to Brian Flynn.

New Jersey Devils Prospect Update: 1/11/22

This week’s update features Chase Stillman being traded in the OHL, Arseni Gritsyuk continuing to impress in the KHL, and Fabian Zetterlund and Nate Schnarr continuing to play well for the Utica Comets in the AHL.

New Jersey Devils Prospect Update: 1/4/22

This week’s update notes that the World Junior Championship has been cancelled, the strong performances from the Devils NCAA prospects, and the continued success of Arseni Gritsyuk in the KHL.

New Jersey Devils Prospect Update: 12/28/21

This week’s update notes the start of the 2022 World Junior Championship which features 4 Devils prospects in Shakir Mukhamadullin, Alexander Holtz, Luke Hughes, and Jakub Malek. It is also highlighted by Arseni Gritsyuk adding a couple of goals and an assist to his season totals in the KHL.

New Jersey Devils Get 5 Back from COVID Protocol; NHL Announces Temporary Roster & Taxi Squad Rules

The New Jersey Devils did practice today and announced that Nico Hischier, Ryan Graves, P.K. Subban, Jesper Boqvist, and Christian Jaros are out of the COVID protocol. However, Tomas Tatar and Jon Gilles entered it today. This post also goes over the taxi squad and new roster rules that are temporary until the NHL All Star Game in February.

New Jersey Devils Prospect Update: 12/21/21

This week’s update features the Utica Comets continuing their winning ways thanks to some clutch play from Fabian Zetterlund, Arseni Gritsyuk representing Russia in international hockey, and four Devils prospects preparing for the WJC.

New Jersey Devils Games Against Pittsburgh & Montreal Postponed, Returning Dec. 27

Between yesterday and this afternoon, the NHL has postponed the New Jersey Devils games against the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Montreal Canadiens that were scheduled for this week. This post is a quick reaction to the news.

New Jersey Devils Prospect Update: 12/14/21

This week’s update features news about Devils prospects in the upcoming World Junior Championship, Arseni Gritsyuk continuing to produce in Russia, and the Utica Comets continuing to stack up points in the AHL.

New Jersey Devils Prospect Update: 12/7/21

This week saw the Devils sign Shakir Mukhamadullin, a couple of prospects transfer to new teams, and Arseni Gritsyuk continue to score in the KHL.

New Jersey Devils Prospect Update: 11/30/21

This week’s update features the Devils NCAA skaters putting together a productive week, Zakhar Bardakov making his return to the KHL, and the Utica Comets winning 2 out of 3.

New Jersey Devils Prospect Update: 11/23/21

This week’s update features the Utica Comets setting an AHL record for the best start to a season, Patrick Moynihan get his goal scoring touch back, and Zakhar Bardakov finally make his move to the VHL.

New Jersey Devils Prospect Update: 11/16/21

This week’s prospect update features the Utica Comets improving to 10-0, Luke Hughes tearing up the NCAA, and Arseni Gritsyuk adding 3 goals to his KHL tally.

New Jersey Devils Prospect Update: 11/9/21

This week’s update includes Chase Stillman’s productive return to the Sudbury line up, Luke Hughes impressing for Michigan, and Utica moving to 7-0 on the season.