Habs Future

Brendan Gallagher

And Brendan Gallagher, who tops the list againk, was just chosen Player of the Week in the WHL.

The Three Stars of the Week

1. RW Brendan Gallagher is not one to slow down on his quest to score a goal in every game he plays and for a second straight week claims top honours with Habs Future. Gallagher spent the week literally multiplying his efforts on a game by game basis as he scored three goals and four assists over three games. Gallagher resumed a new goal scoring streak with a single marker in a 6-3 loss to the Kelowna Rockets on Thursday night and quickly continued the pace adding another goal and assist in an 8-1 victory over the Victoria Royals. Gallagher seemed to reserve his best for last in an act of scoring retribution against Kelowna for the loss on Thursday night as he scored a goal and three assists in a 5-2 victory over Kelowna and his goal was the eventual game-winner.  Gallagher’s 10 goals and 7 assists on his season raise him to 9th overall in scoring in the Western Hockey League and has him tied at 3rd overall in goals, all players ahead of him have played at least three more games as well. Gallagher was drafted by the Montreal Canadiens in the 5th round, 147th overall in the 2010 Entry Draft.

2. RW Danny Kristo has been looked upon to lead the offence for North Dakota this year and he continues to live up to the task. Kristo added two goals and two assists to his scoring totals over a pair of to extend his points streak to six straight games, having at least one point in each game he’s played this season. Kristo had assists for two goals on Friday night to try and help his team to a comeback against the University of Wisconsin, but the team’s bid fell short in a 5-3 loss. Kristo worked hard on Saturday night to create a tie game, scoring two goals to temporarily make it even at 3-3 however Wisconsin ended up edging North Dakota 5-4. Kristo currently leads all members of his team in goals with 4, in points with 11 and is currently ranked 5th nationally in the NCAA in scoring. Kristo was drafted by the Montreal Canadiens in the 2nd round, 56th overall in the 2008 Entry Draft.

3. D Magnus Nygren rounds out Habs Future this week as he continues to be the leading scorer on his team Farjestads BK in the Elitserien or Swedish Elite League. Nygren scored a goal and assist on his week, continuing to be the leading scorer on his team. Nygren’s first point came as he scored his fifth goal of the season on the game-tying goal in an eventual 2-1 victory over Timrå IK on Thursday. Nygren also broke his previous-season mark of four goals in 22 games this was notably his fifth goal in twelve games on the year. Nygren later added an assist in a 4-1 victory for his team against Växjö Lakers HC. Nygren is currently 2nd overall in scoring by a defencemen in the Elitserien, with five goals and three assists on his year and is 2nd in goals for a defencemen. Nygren was drafted by the Montreal Canadiens in the 4th round, 113th overall in the 2011 Entry Draft.

Worthy Mentions: D Nathan Beaulieu added two goals to his scoring totals, including a shorthanded goal, his first career shorthanded marker in the QMJHL. Bubble prospect D Josiah Didier recorded his first career AHL point, an assist. C Mark MacMillan scored his first NCAA goal on Friday. D Magnus Nygren scored his fifth goal of the season in his twelfth Elitserien game, surpassing his four goals in 22GP last season. LW Steve Quailer scored his first goal of the season in his 3rd game, which is important as he only had 3 goals in 38GP last season as he recovered from ACL surgery. RW Maxim Trunev has snapped an 8-game scoring drought with his 3rd goal of the season.

Question Marks: C Michael Bournival is out with a shoulder injury and is expected to miss at least three more weeks. C Louis Leblanc is recovering from off-season shoulder surgery. D Brendon Nash is recovering from shoulder surgery in early October. D Jarred Tinordi is out week to week with an eye injury, there has been no damage to his vision from all reports.

Complete Statistics for the week of October 17th, 2011
Legend
Skaters:
Games Played, Goals, Assists, +/-, Penalty Minutes
Goalies: Wins, Losses, Overtime Losses, Shootout Losses, Goals Against Average, Save Percentage
Teams: Wins, Losses, Overtime Losses, Shootout Losses, Ties (for NCAA teams only)
Season Stats: Season scoring prior to the past week.

The AHL Report
: The Hamilton Bulldogs have been the AHL affiliate of the Montreal Canadiens since 2002. It is the most common route for developing Montreal Canadiens prospects into full-time members of the organization. There are currently 12 members of the Hamilton Bulldogs that can be thought to have consideration for an NHL position. The Hamilton Bulldogs have a record of 3-2-0-0 and are 3rd in their Division, 8th in their Conference, 18th overall in the AHL.

RW Alexander Avtsin: 20 years old, 6’2″, 199 pounds, RH shot.

Season Stats: 3GP, 0G, 1A, 0, 2 PIM
Weekly Stats: 2GP, 0G, 0A, 0, 0 PIM | Complete Stats: 5GP, 0G, 1A, 0, 2 PIM

LW Alain Berger: 20 years old, 6’4”, 211 pounds, RH shot.

Season Stats: 3GP, 0G, 1A, 0, 2 PIM
Weekly Stats: 2GP, 0G, 0A, -1, 2 PIM | Complete Stats: 5GP, 0G, 1A, -1, 4 PIM

C Philip DeSimone 24 years old, 6’1”, 188 pounds, LH shot.

Season Stats: 3GP, 2G, 0A, -2, 2 PIM
Weekly Stats: 2GP, 1G, 0A, -1, 0 PIM | Complete Stats: 5GP, 3G, 0A, -3, 2 PIM

C Andreas Engqvist: 23 years old, 6’4″, 191 pounds, RH shot.

Season Stats: 0GP, 0G, 0A, 0, 0 PIM

Weekly Stats: 0GP, 0G, 0A, 0, 0 PIM | Complete Stats: 0GP, 0G, 0A, 0, 0 PIM

C Gabriel Dumont: 20 years old, 5’10”, 189 pounds, RH shot.

Season Stats: 3GP, 1G, 0A, -1, 4 PIM
Weekly Stats: 2GP, 0G, 0A, -2, 0 PIM | Complete Stats: 5GP, 1G, 0A, -3, 4 PIM

D Mark Mitera: 23 years old, 6’3”, 210 pounds, LH shot.

Season Stats: 3GP, 0G, 1A, -1, 2 PIM
Weekly Stats: 2GP, 0G, 0A, 0, 0 PIM | Complete Stats: 5GP, 0G, 1A, -1, 2 PIM

C Joonas Nättinen: 20 years old, 6’2”, 199 pounds, RH shot.

Season Stats: 2GP, 1G, 0A, -2, 0 PIM
Weekly Stats: 2GP, 0G, 0A, 0, 0 PIM | Complete Stats: 4GP, 1G, 0A, -2, 0 PIM

RW Aaron Palushaj: 22 years old, 6′, 188 pounds, RH shot.

Season Stats: 1GP, 0G, 2A, +1, 0 PIM

Weekly Stats: 0GP, 0G, 0A, 0, 0 PIM | Complete Stats: 1GP, 0G, 2A, +1, 0 PIM

Called up to Montreal:

RW Mike Blunden: 24 years old, 6’4”, 218 pounds, RH shot.

Season Stats: 3GP, 0G, 1A, 0, 0 PIM
Weekly Stats: 2GP, 0G, 2A, +1, 0 PIM | Complete Stats: 5GP, 0G, 3A, +1, 0 PIM

C Louis Leblanc: 20 years old, 6’, 180 pounds, RH shot.

Season Stats: 0GP, 0G, 0A, 0, 0 PIM

D Brendon Nash: 23 years old, 6’3″, 210 pounds, LH shot.

Season Stats: 0GP, 0G, 0A, 0, 0 PIM

Assigned to the ECHL:

G Peter Delmas: 21 years old, 6’2”, 188 pound, Catches Left.

Season Stats: 0 GP, 0-0-0-0, 0.00GAA, 1.00 Save %

Weekly Stats: 0 GP, 0-0-0-0, 0.00GAA, 1.00 Save %| Complete Stats: 0 GP, 0-0-0-0, 0.00GAA, 1.00 Save %

The Juniors Report: The Canadiens currentlyfeature prospects playing in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL), the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) and the Western Hockey League (WHL). These leagues can be considered the primary conduit towards professional hockey in North America.
QMJHL:

LW Olivier Archambeault: 18 years old, 5’11”, 184 pounds. LH shot.

Junior Club: Drummondville Voltigeurs

(6W, 9L, 1 OTL, 0 SOL – 15th of 17th overall in the QMJHL)

Season Stats: 8GP, 5G, 3A, -6, 2 PIM
Weekly Stats: 2GP, 1G, 0A, -4, 2 PIM | Complete Stats: 10GP, 6G, 3A, -10, 4 PIM

D Nathan Beaulieu: 18 years old, 6’3”, 191 pounds, LH shot.

Junior Club: Saint John Sea Dogs – Alternate Captain

(12W, 5L, 0 OTL, 0 SOL- 1st of 17th overall in the QMJHL)

Season Stats: 10GP, 2G, 5A, +3, 32 PIM
Weekly Stats: 3GP, 2G, 0A, +4, 5 PIM | Complete Stats: 13GP, 4G, 5A, +7, 37 PIM

C Michaël Bournival: 19 years old, 6’, 187 pounds, LH shot.

Junior Club: Shawinigan Cataractes – Team Captain

(10W, 5L, 1 OTL, 1 SOL – 5th of 17th overall in the QMJHL.)

Season Stats: 7GP, 10G, 3A, +6, 2 PIM
Weekly Stats: 0GP, 0G, 0A, 0, 0 PIM | Complete Stats: 7GP, 10G, 3A, +6, 2 PIM

D Morgan Ellis: 19 years old, 6’2″, 204 pounds, RH shot.
Junior Club: Cape Breton Screaming Eagles – Team Captain

(7W, 10L, 0 OTL, 1 SOL – 13th of 17th overall in the QMJHL)

Season Stats: 9GP, 3G, 6A, 0, 8 PIM
Weekly Stats: 4GP, 0G, 1A, -3, 0 PIM | Complete Stats: 13GP, 3G, 7A, -3, 8 PIM

OHL:

D Jarred Tinordi: 19 years old, 6’7″, 215 pounds, LH shot.
Junior Club: London Knights – Team Captain

(11W, 2L, 0 OTL, 0 SOL – 1st of 20th overall in the OHL)

Season Stats: 6GP, 0G, 2A, +7, 22 PIM
Weekly Stats: 0GP, 0G, 0A, 0, 0 PIM | Complete Stats: 6GP, 0G, 2A, +7, 22 PIM

WHL:

D Darren Dietz: 18 years old, 6’1”, 195 pounds, RH shot.

Junior Club: Saskatoon Blades – Alternate Captain

(7W, 4L, 0 OTL, 1 SOL – 9th of 22nd overall in the WHL)

Season Stats: 9GP, 2G, 4A, +6, 6 PIM
Weekly Stats: 3GP, 0G, 3A, -4, 5 PIM | Complete Stats: 12GP, 2G, 7A, +2, 11 PIM

RW Brendan Gallagher: 19 years old, 5’8″, 175 pounds, RH shot.
Junior Club: Vancouver Giants – Alternate Captain

(6W, 6L, 0 OTL, 1 SOL – 13th of 22nd overall in the WHL)

Season Stats: 6GP, 7G, 3A, +5, 6 PIM
Weekly Stats: 2GP, 3G, 3A, 0, 2 PIM | Complete Stats: 8GP, 10G, 4A, +7, 8 PIM

US College Hockey (NCAA) Report: The Canadiens have drafted a number of college players in recent years, these are generally ‘project players’ who benefit from additional years in lower level hockey to develop their skills.

D Mac Bennett: 20 years old,  6′, 180 pounds, LH shot.
NCAA Team: University of Michigan Wolverines

(4W, 1L, 1T)

Season Stats: 4GP, 0G, 4A, +8, 2 PIM
Weekly Stats: 2GP, 0G, 1A, -1, 0 PIM | Complete Stats: 6GP, 0G, 5A, +7, 2 PIM
RW Danny Kristo: 21 years old, 5’11”, 188 pounds, RH shot.
NCAA Team: University of North Dakota Fighting Sioux

(2W, 2L, 1T)

Season Stats: 4GP, 2G, 5A, +4, 2 PIM
Weekly Stats: 2GP, 2G, 2A, +2, 0 PIM | Complete Stats: 6GP, 4G, 7A, +6, 2 PIM

C Mark MacMillan: 19 years old, 6’, 170 pounds, LH shot.

NCAA Team: University of North Dakota Fighting Sioux

(2W, 2L, 1T)

Season Stats: 4GP, 0G, 2A, -4, 2 PIM
Weekly Stats: 2GP, 1G, 0A, +1, 2 PIM | Complete Stats: 6GP, 1G, 2A, -3, 4 PIM

D Greg Pateryn: 21 years old, 6’3”, 222 pounds, RH shot.

NCAA Team: University of Michigan Wolverines

(4W, 1L, 1T)

Season Stats: 4GP, 2G, 2A, 7, 2 PIM
Weekly Stats: 2GP, 0G, 0A, 0, 0 PIM | Complete Stats: 6GP, 2G, 2A, 7, 2 PIM

LW Steve Quailer: 21 years old, 6’4”, 200 pounds, LH shot.

NCAA Team: Northeastern University Huskies

(1W, 3L, 1T)

Season Stats: 1GP, 0G, 1A, +1, 0 PIM
Weekly Stats: 2GP, 1G, 0A, -3, 6 PIM | Complete Stats: 3GP, 1G, 1A, -2, 6 PIM

C Dustin Walsh: 20 years old, 6’3”, 190 pounds, LH shot.

NCAA Team: Dartmouth College Big Green

Season Stats: 0GP, 0G, 0A, 0, 0 PIM
Weekly Stats: 0GP, 0G, 0A, 0, 0 PIM | Complete Stats: 0GP, 0G, 0A, 0, 0 PIM

Czech Extraliga Report: The Extraliga is the top professional league in the Czech Reppublic. The First League is the league that plays under it.

C Daniel Pribyl: 18 years old, 6’3”, 190 pounds, RH shot.

Extraliga Team: HC Sparta Praha

(8W, 2L, 4 OTL – 4th of 14th overall in the League)

Season Stats: 7GP, 1G, 0A, -2, 2 PIM
Weekly Stats: 3GP, 0G, 0A, 0, 0 PIM | Complete Stats: 10GP, 1G, 0A, -2, 2 PIM

Czech First League Team: HC Berountsi Medovi

(9W, 5L, 1 OTL – 6rd of 14th overall in the League)

Season Stats: 2GP, 1G, 2A, +1, 2 PIM
Weekly Stats: 1GP, 1G, 0A, 0, 0 PIM | Complete Stats: 3GP, 2G, 2A, +1, 2 PIM

Elitserien Report: The Swedish Elite League as it is the top professional league of Sweden.

D Magnus Nygren: 21 years old, 6’1”, 191 pounds, RH shot.

Elitserien Team: Farjestads BK

(5W, 4L, 5 OTL – 11th of 12 overall in the League)

Season Stats: 12GP, 4G, 2A, -6, 0 PIM
Weekly Stats: 2GP, 1G, 1A, +2, 0 PIM | Complete Stats: 14GP, 5G, 3A, -4, 0 PIM

Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) Report: The Kontinental Hockey League is the professional hockey league of Russia, Due to a lack of a comprehensive transfer agreement between the NHL and the KHL it can be very difficult for NHL clubs to attract their drafted Russian prospects.

RW Maxim Trunev: 20 years old, 5’11”, 189 pounds, RH shot.
KHL Club: Severstal Cherepovets

(7W, 5L, 0 OTL, 1 SOL – 17th of 23rd overall in the League)

Season Stats: 10GP, 2G, 1A, -1, 0 PIM
Weekly Stats: 2GP, 1G, 0A, -1, 0 PIM | Complete Stats: 12GP, 3G, 1A, -2, 0 PIM

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