This week’s Habs Future

Our man Robert Rice, who posts as SeriousFan09, checks in with his weekly look at players in the system.

The Three Stars of the week:

1. C Michaël Bournival, the latest addition to the Habs prospect chart earns first star honours with a goal and 3 assists in 2 games with the Shawinigan Cataractes in the QMJHL this week to help his team to a pair of wins against the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies and the Val-d’Ors Foreurs. He also scored a goal and assist while participating in the Subway Super Series, featuring the All-Stars of the QMJHL against the Russian Junior All-Stars. Bournival scored at least a point in every game he played this week in both the Super Series and the QMJHL games, he was the only prospect to score a point in each game he played during the week.


2. D Morgan Ellis’s Cape Breton Screaming Eagles have had a tough season, with only 6 wins prior to Saturday’s game with Rimouski Océanic, he managed a 2-assist effort on Saturday and helped his team to a 6-5 win, earning 1st star honours and snapping a 5-game losing streak.

3. C David Desharnais, until Sunday afternoon, Desharnais had been riding a 13-game scoring streak that had him leading the Bulldogs in scoring with 5 goals and 12 assists in 13 games including a goal and assist on the week, including the only marker in a 5-1 loss. It finally ended when he went without a point in a loss to the Grand Rapids Griffins but Desharnais’s point streak is a solid indication of his output for the Bulldogs this season.

Worthy Mentions: Bubble Prospect D Greg Pateryn with University of Michigan had a goal and assist over the weekend and has 2G, 4A in 11GP this season. C Dustin Walsh had a 3-point game this week, 2 goals and 1 assist. RW Phillippe Lefebvre had his first multi-goal game since September 12th with 2 goals against Cape Breton on Thursday. RW Alexander Avtsin seems to be firmly back in the lineup after having wrist problems early in the season and has since played in 3 straight games and has added an assist to his scoring totals. D Alexei Emelin is currently playing in the Euro Hockey Tour with Team Russia and is engaged in the 4-nation Karjala Cup Tournament. Emelin is a +3 player right now and Russia has a 2-1-0 record. G Karri Ramo has started one game for Finland in the Karjala Cup Tournament and posted a shutout. RW Brendan Gallagher, despite having his first two-game drought of the season, managed to keep up in the goal-scoring race in the WHL with his 18th goal of the season, only one behind the league leader.

Question Marks: Bubble Prospect C Joonas Nattinen is still out on IR due to an achilles tendon injury. RW Danny Kristo went scoreless again with University of North Dakota, he has not scored in 9 of 12 games this season. C Ben Maxwell is still in a scoring slump, with only 1 assist in his last 9 games and was -4 on the week. C Gabriel Dumont who led the QMJHL in goals last season was scratched from all 3 games with Hamilton this past week. RW Ian Schultz has no points in the 8 games  played with Hamilton this season. D Yannick Weber had a rather unfortunate -4 stat this week to go with his 8th goal of the season, his defensive issues may preclude him getting the call to be the 7th man with Markov possibly being injured long term.

Complete Statistics for the week of November 8th


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 13 members of the team that may one day fill out a role for the Canadiens. The Hamilton Bulldogs are 8-3-1-2 on their season and 2nd in the North Division of the AHL Western Conference, but have 5 games in hand over the Division leader the Abbotsford Heat who are 5 points ahead.



RW Alexander Avtsin: 19 years old, 6’3″, 199 pounds, RH shot.

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

Complete Stats: 5GP, 1G, 2A, +4, 0 PIM

D Mathieu Carle: 23 years old, 6′, 203 pounds, RH shot.
Alternate Captain

Season Stats: 11GP, 4G, 1A, +8, 8 PIM
Weekly Stats: 3GP, 0G, 0A, -2, 2 PIM


Complete Stats: 14GP, 4G, 0A, +6, 10 PIM


C David Desharnais: 24 years old, 5’6″, 177 pounds, LH shot. 
Alternate Captain

Season Stats: 11GP, 4G, 11A, +8, 2 PIM
Weekly Stats: 3GP, 1G, 1A, +1, 2PIM


Complete Stats: 14GP, 5G, 12A, +9, 4PIM

C Gabriel Dumont: 19 years old, 5’10”, 180 pounds, RH shot.

Season Stats: 10GP, 1G, 1A, -2, 4 PIM
Weekly Stats: 0GP, 0G, 0A, 0, 0 PIM


Complete Stats: 10GP, 1G, 1A, -2, 4 PIM


C Andreas Engqvist: 22 years old, 6’4″, 191 pounds, RH shot.

Season Stats: 11GP, 2G, 3A, +2, 6 PIM
Weekly Stats: 3GP, 0G, 0A, 0, 2 PIM


Complete Stats: 14GP, 2G, 3A, +2, 8 PIM

C Ben Maxwell: 22 years old, 6’1″, 191 pounds, LH shot.
Alternate Captain

Season Stats: 11GP, 3G, 7A, -1, 8 PIM
Weekly Stats: 3GP, 0G, 0A, -4, 4 PIM


Complete Stats: 14GP, 3G, 7A, -5, 12 PIM


G Robert Mayer: 21 years old, 6’1″, 209 pounds, catches left.

Season Stats: 7GP, 4-2-0-1, 3.05 GAA, .876%
Weekly Stats: 1GP, 0-1-0-0, 5.00GAA, .800%
Complete Stats: 8GP, 0-1-0-0, 3.29GAA, .866%


D Brendon Nash: 23 years old, 6’3″, 218 pounds, LH shot.
 
Season Stats: 11GP, 2G, 4A, +6, 10 PIM
Weekly Stats: 3GP, 0G, 1A, -1, 0 PIM


Complete Stats: 14GP, 2G, 5A, +5, 10 PIM


LW Max Pacioretty: 21 years old, 6’2″, 210 pounds, LH shot.

Season Stats: 11GP, 3G, 9A, +3, 8 PIM
Weekly Stats: 3GP, 1G, 0A, -3, 4 PIM


Complete Stats: 14GP, 4G, 9A, 0, 12 PIM


RW Aaron Palushaj: 21 years old, 6′, 183 pounds, RH shot.

Season Stats: 6GP, 2G, 9A, +7, 2 PIM
Weekly Stats: 3GP, 1G, 1A, 0, 2 PIM


Complete Stats: 9GP, 3G, 10A, +7, 4 PIM


RW Ian Schultz: 20 years old, 6’3″, 208 pounds, RH shot.

Season Stats: 7GP, 0G, 0A, -1, 9 PIM
Weekly Stats: 2GP, 0G, 0A, 0, 0 PIM


Complete Stats: 9GP, 0G, 0A, -1, 9 PIM


D Yannick Weber: 22 years old, 5’11”, 196 pounds, RH shot.

Season Stats: 11GP, 7G, 4A, 0, 10 PIM
Weekly Stats: 3GP, 1G, 0A, -4, 0 PIM


Complete Stats: 14GP, 8G, 4A, -4, 10 PIM


C Ryan White: 22 years old, 6′, 198 pounds, RH shot. Alternate Captain

Season Stats: 11GP, 1G, 4A, 0, 13 PIM
Weekly Stats: 3GP, 0G, 1A, -4, 11 PIM


Complete Stats: 14GP, 1G, 5A, -4, 24 PIM

The Juniors Report: The Canadiens currently feature prospects playing in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL), the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) and the Western Hockey League (WHL). We welcome new prospect Michaël Bournival to Habs Future, a Center with the Shawinigan Cataractes.



QMJHL:



C Louis Leblanc: 19 years old, 6’1″, 184 pounds, RH shot. 
Junior Club: Montreal Juniors – Alternate Captain. (15W, 4L, 3OTL)

Season Stats: 16GP, 12G, 14A, +12, 28 PIM
Weekly Stats: 3GP, 0G, 1A, -2, 4 PIM


Complete Stats: 19GP, 12G, 15A, +10, 34 PIM

Subway Super Series: QMJHL All-Stars versus Russian Junior All-Stars 
QMJHL All-Stars lost both games in the series (Game 2 Participant)

Series Stats: 1GP, OG, 1A, 0, 2 PIM


LW Phillippe Lefebvre: 19 years old, 6′, 200 pounds, LH shot.
Junior Club: Montreal Juniors (15W, 4L, 3OTL)

Season Stats: 18GP, 8G, 12A, +10, 17 PIM
Weekly Stats: 2GP, 3G, 0A, +3, 5 PIM


Complete Stats: 20GP, 10G, 12A, +13, 22 PIM

Subway Super Series: QMJHL All-Stars versus Russian Junior All-Stars:
QMJHL All-Stars lost both games in the series (Game 1 participant)

Series Stats: 1GP, 0G, 0A, 0, 0 PIM

C Michaël Bournival: 18 years old, 6’, 190 pounds, LH shot.
Junior Club: Shawinigan Cataractes – Team Captain (14W, 6L, 2OTL)

Season Stats: 17GP, 10G, 14A, +9, 10 PIM
Weekly Stats 2G, 1G, 3A, +2, 2 PIM


Complete Stats: 19GP, 11G, 17A, +11, 12 PIM

Subway Super Series: QMJHL All-Stars versus Russian Junior All-Stars:
QMJHL All-Stars lost both games in the series (Game 2 participant)

Series Stats: 2GP, 1G, 0A, 0, 2 PIM

D Morgan Ellis: 18 years old, 6’2″, 196 pounds, RH shot. 
Junior Club: Cape Breton Screaming Eagles – Team Captain (7W, 14L, 1 OTL)
1st Star

Season Stats: 19GP, 3G, 8A, -8, 21 PIM
Weekly Stats 4GP, 0G, 2A, -3, 2 PIM


Complete Stats: 23GP, 3G, 10A, -11, 23 PIM

OHL:



D Jarred Tinordi: 18 years old, 6’6″, 212 pounds, LH shot.
Junior Club: London Knights (9W, 7L, 1 OTL)

Season Stats: 14GP, 0G, 2A, -4 19 PIM
Weekly Stats 3GP, 0G, 0A, -1, 9 PIM


Complete Stats: 17GP, 0G, 2A, -5, 28 PIM


WHL:



RW Brendan Gallagher: 18 years old, 5’8″, 170 pounds, RH shot.
Junior Club: Vancouver Giants (10W, 7L, 3 OTL)

Season Stats: 20GP, 17G, 14A, +16 , 33 PIM
Weekly Stats: 3GP, 1G, 0A, -1, 8 PIM
Complete Stats: 23GP, 18G, 14A, +15, 41 PIM

US College Hockey (NCAA) Report:

The Canadiens have drafted a number of college players in recent years, these are generally ‘project players’ who need extra time to develop.

D Mac Bennett: 6′, 180 pounds, LH shot.
 NCAA Team: University of Michigan Wolverines (6W, 3L, 3T)

Season Stats: 6GP, 0G, 3A, +5, 15 PIM
Weekly Stats: 1GP, 0G, 0A, -1, 0 PIM


Complete Stats: 7GP, 0G, 3A, +4, 15 PIM


RW Danny Kristo: 6′, 188 pounds, RH shot.
NCAA Team: University of North Dakota Fighting Sioux (7W, 4L, 1T)

Season Stats: 10GP, 0G, 3A, -6, 4 PIM
Weekly Stats: 2GP, 0G, 0A, 0, 0 PIM


Complete Stats: 12GP, 0G, 3A, -6, 4 PIM

C Dustin Walsh, 6’3”, 190 pounds, LH shot. NCAA Team: Dartmouth College Big Green (3W, 2L, 1T)

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


Complete Stats: 6GP, 2G, 2A, 0,2 PIM


Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) Report:

(MHL- The league under the KHL, Maxim Trunev has been going between both leagues this season.

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D Alexei Emelin: 24 years old, 6’1″, 221 pounds, LH shot.
KHL Club: Ak Bars Kazan (15W, 6L, 2 OTL, 2 SOL)
Season Stats: 22GP, 3G, 6A, +5, 26 PIM
Weekly Stats: 0GP, 0G, 0A, 0, 0 PIM


Complete Stats: 22GP, 3G, 6A, +5, 26 PIM

European Karjala Cup Tournament: (Russia is 2-1-0)

Weekly Stats: 3GP, 0G, 0A, +3, 0 PIM


Complete Stats: 3GP, 0G, 0A, +3, 0 PIM


G Karri Ramo: 23 years old, 6’3″, 207 pounds, catches left.
 KHL Club: Avangard Omsk (14W, 7L, 1 OTL, 1 SOL)

Season Stats: 17GP, 10-4-2-0, 2.01 GAA, .918%
Weekly Stats: 0GP, 0-0-0-0, GAA, 1.00%


Complete Stats: 17GP, 10-4-2-0, 2.011GAA, .918%

European Karjala Cup Tournament: (Finland is 2-1-0)

Weekly Stats: 1GP, 1-0-0-0, 0.0 GAA, 1.00%
Complete Stats: 1GP, 1-0-0-0, 0.0 GAA, 1.00%


RW Maxim Trunev: 20 years old, 5’11”, 189 pounds, RH shot. 
KHL Club: Severstal Cherepovets (13W, 9L, 2 OTL)
KHL Stats:
Season Stats: 15GP, 0G, 4A, 0 , 2 PIM
Weekly Stats: 0GP, 0G, 0A, 0, 0 PIM


Complete Stats: 15GP, 0G, 4A, 0 , 2 PIM
MHL Stats:
Season Stats: 6GP, 1G, 4A, +6, 53 PIM
Weekly Stats: 0GP, 0G, 0A, 0, 0 PIM


Complete Stats: 6GP, 1G, 4A, +6 , 53 PIM

31 Comments

  1. Rad says:

    I tried entering this earlier, but here goes again …

    What are the chances of Emelin signing and playing with Montreal anytime soon?

    Also, anything new on Steve Quailer? I know he was injured last year, but before he got hurt he looked promising.

  2. SeriousFan09 says:

    Playing in the Central Hockey League for the Wichita Thunder, which is like a rung below the ECHL. Unfortunately the Wheeling Nailers are the ECHL affiliate of the Penguins also and at present, they have two goalies both in the Penguins system so no dice for him playing pros just yet, Mayer has to get a turn first.

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey.

  3. HardHabits says:

    Great report. What’s the word on Peter Delmas?

  4. SeriousFan09 says:

    He’s having a bad start, but his last two seasons in the USHL, NCAA and WJC were excellent. I’m not overly concerned from most reports I’ve read, he’s doing a ton of things rights offensively he just can’t bury anything right now, folks at HF Boards are concerned with it but have favourable reports on what’s doing right now. Snakebitten, but he’s still showing signs of being a solid player.

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey.

  5. Chorske says:

    So it’s too early to wonder whether Danny Kristo is a bust. That said… is Danny Kristo a bust?

  6. HardHabits says:

    What’s your cut Mr. Agentman? Just kidding!

    Great idea Chris!!! Good work getting the ball rolling.

     

  7. Chorske says:

    Love the concept behind these updates, Robert. Great to have you on board!!

    Just found out a distant family member of Jessica’s is a prospect with the Preds, how much fun is that?

     

  8. habsprospects says:

    The difference between 5’11 and 6’0 is like nothing.

    As for where I got 6’0, it’s from the 2010 USA WJC Roster on IIHF.com.

  9. B says:

    You make it sound like spending more than 2 years in NCAA hockey is detrimental to an NHL career.

  10. Habitant in Surrey says:

    Allan Walsh learned EVERYTHING he knows at My knee HH

    Habitant means PASSIONATE HOCKEY

    http://www.nationalpost.com/news/story.html?id=423049

  11. B says:

    Thanks. I was curious, not criticizing.

  12. SeriousFan09 says:

    I think Habs Prospects listed it, somewhere along the line some guy gave him an extra inch and I guess I just went along with it hoping he’d had gained an inch from draft day. I’ll adjust that and a couple other things for next week. I think it was reported he had a slow start last year as well but then just turned it on about 15 games in.

    I think going pro next season is the next step for him though, he needs to get used to long seasons and playing in the pro leagues.

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey.

  13. kirbhabs says:

    Dude!!!!!

     

    Are you sending this stuff to Gauthier?  I mean this is professional quality stuff!

     

    Great Read and thanks for the effort!!

  14. B says:

    Hopefully Kristo’s struggles do not have anything to do with his suspension earlier this season. Most likely the suspension was simply a 20 year old kid caught having a beer (not an uncommon thing) and the two are unrelated. If he doesn’t get it going strong again this season, then it may hinder some people’s idea that he would turn pro next summer and join the Bulldogs for next season. Nothing wrong with spending another year in NCAA at this point, he can use the time to add some more muscle.

    I noticed you list Kristo at 6′ but I see him listed everywhere at 5’11” (including his
    page at North Dakota)
    . Where did you get the 6′ measurement from?

  15. Mike D says:

    Great read SF09 – thx!  Congrats again on the gig.  I look forward to your upcoming updates on our prospects.

    - Honestly yours

  16. Habitant in Surrey says:

    …Boone, as You may notice, Robert’s Habs Future is VERY popular and valued, as You may recall I predicted
    …I hope You will consider giving Habs Future a permanent fixed-place on HIO’s page, so it is easy to find and reference at any time
    …for example, ‘Main'; ‘Boone'; ‘Photos'; ‘Puckcast'; ‘Stats'; ‘Schedule'; and ‘Habs Future’ would fit PERFECTLY on HIO’s header in My (humble, self-effacing) opinion
    …whadaya say Mike ? …give the kid His props …He deserves it …AND the Commentariat wants it
    …thanks in advance Mike :))
    …PS: …how about The Gazette also cover some of Robert’s expenses for to include first-hand reports of occasional Hamilton Bulldog games, including comp game/parking pass, and press access to interview Bulldogs’ coaches and players if Robert is interested and available to do so ?

     

  17. SeriousFan09 says:

    Haven’t not seen either of them play since the pre-season and that afternoon AHL game I saw a while back, I haven’t had the opportunity to see a live Dogs game this year and really get a feel for them. I think Nash or Carle might end up doing spot duty but with Carle vulnerable to waivers, not sure how the Habs would feel about calling him up if he didn’t work out. My prefence would be Nash, big, seems to have better offensive talents than his NCAA stats indicate and I’d say better in his own zone compared to Weber.

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey.

  18. punkster says:

    Robert, Im interested to know more about Mathieu Carle and Brendon Nash, beyond what I see on Hockey’s Future. Bottom line, do they have the capability to fill in on the Habs if called upon?

  19. vaya_ says:

    great job robert, seriously! looking forward to reading these reports in the future.

  20. punkster says:

    So the waivers thing works against Carle at this point. If they call him up he’ll have to stay or we could lose him. In that case he’s either living on borrowed time because he’s not likely to get a callup unless they’re confident he’ll stay and because of that he would be the more likely to be offered in a trade. Unless he and management are happy to just leave him there until next year’s camp and hope he makes the team. Tough business.

    However with Nash we can bring him up temporarily, give him some experience and send him back at will. And maybe find a diamond in the rough and he stays.

    Is that correct or am I off base here.

  21. SeriousFan09 says:

    Pretty much, Carle’s in a tough spot unless he impresses enough to move up and stay here. Nash, the issue with him is it’s his first pro season since leaving NCAA hockey and his idea of a long season in the last 4 years was 33 games.

    We’ll find out soon enough, but I’m not confident JM would want Weber here with his defensive zone issues.

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey.

  22. punkster says:

    Agree. I was fishing around earlier today and throwing out names like Weber, Henry, Carle and Nash (last) simply because I didn’t know much about him. From what I now know (albeit brief exposure) he would seem the right choice. I hope they give him a shot.

  23. HabFab says:

    Robert, no Perezhogin?

  24. SeriousFan09 says:

    I honestly do not believe he’s ever going to come back to the organization, he’s on the ‘protected list’ but I don’t see it happening. I’m holding out hope for Emelin and Trunev though hence their mentions.

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey.

  25. HabFab says:

    Fair enough.

  26. Chorske says:

    There was a slight hope until 2007. But once he got a taste of that KHL salary, there was no way he was ever coming back. Not sure if he would have stuck anyway.

  27. showey47 says:

    Great job on the prospect update robert.

  28. db says:

    Someone buy the man a pint!

  29. Danno says:

    Thanks for the report SF!

     

    “Hey Richard, two minutes for looking so good!”

  30. geo_habsgo says:

    Really impressed Superfan!! Nice report. I always try to keep track of the guys in the system but it can get tedious its nice to get them all together here with some analysis on their play. Great addition to HIO.


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