Montreal Canadiens Prospect Roundup 6

Nick Laham

Almost every Canadiens prospect tore it up last week, but the most impressive of them all was Darren Dietz, who has been Saskatoon's best offensive defenseman this year.


Sweden

Name League Team Timeline Games Goals Assists Points
Sebastian Collberg Elitserien Frölunda Last Week 2 0 0 0



Total 30 5 3 8

World Juniors Sweden Last Week 0 0 0 0



Total 6 4 2 6

Allsvenskan Örebro HK
Last Week 0 0 0 0



Total 15 6 2 8

Collberg has seemingly gone cold in the Elitserien, now seven games without a point. Which raises the question of whether he might get sent back to the Allsvenskan? If it's good enough for Filip Forsberg, it's good enough for him.

Name
League
Team
Timeline
Games
Goals
Assists
Points
Magnus Nygren
Elitserien
Färjestads Last Week
2 1 1 2



Total
46 12 15 27

Nygren continues to hit the scoresheet alarmingly often for a defenseman. There were talks this week that he may have signed a new contract with Färjestads for the next year, which makes sense considering the lack of room for defensemen in Hamilton, but I think at his age he could likely be on the top pairing there, maybe even force the Canadiens into a tough decision.

Name League Team Timeline Games Goals Assists Points
Erik Nystrom Super Elit U20
Modo U20
Last Week 0 0 0 0



Total 22 8 16 24

Allsvenskan Karlskrona HK Last Week 2 0 2 2



Total 19 3 5 8


Nystrom in 4 games back from being sick for 3 weeks, Nystrom has 3 points for Karlskrona HK. It looks like he's adjusting to the speed of the Allsvenskan, which is great news for the longshot pick. The amount of time I spend looking at Erik Nystrom really illustrates how well Trevor Timmins did in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.

Czech Republic

Name
League
Team
Timeline
Games
Goals
Assists
Points
Daniel Pribyl
Czech Extraliga
Sparta Praha
Last Week
2 1 0 1



Total
38 11 10 21

Pribyl has 10 points in his last 8 games after 11 points in his first 30. Is he breaking out as a legitimate prospect? One thing is for sure, he's never had a streak like this at the professional level, so it's really nice to see. He's scoring at a better pace right now than he was in the Czech second league last year. Something to be excited about in an enigmatic prospect?

Canadian Hockey League

Name
League
Team
Timeline
Games
Goals
Assists
Points
Brady Vail
OHL
Windsor Spitfires
Last Week
4 0 2 2



Total
60 17 29 46

Vail is back at forward now but struggling overall. The gap between his points and games played keeps widening, and he was a -6 in his last three games of the week. He's now a -20 on the season.

Name
League
Team
Timeline
Games
Goals
Assists
Points
Olivier Archambault
QMJHL
Drumm. Volitgeurs
Last Week
4 2 3 5



Total
55
25 30 55

Archambault has made the climb back up to a point per game pace after quite the cold streak midseason. He has 12 points in his previous 8 games, and has set new career highs for goals, and points in the QMJHL. If he finishes off the year playing this well, he could make the Bulldogs next year. They could use a talent infusion.

Name
League
Team
Timeline
Games
Goals
Assists
Points
Charles Hudon
QMJHL
Chicoutimi Last Week
2 1 4 5



Total
47 28 33 61

Hey everyone, Hudon is back. 5 points in 2 games looks solid enough, but Hudon now has 9 in his last 3 games. The cold streak that we saw end last week is a thing of the past now.

Name
League
Team
Timeline
Games
Goals
Assists
Points
Darren Dietz
WHL
Saskatoon Blades
Last Week
4 3 4 7



Total
61 19 27 46

Wow! The Saskatoon Blades are red hot right now as they seem to have finally realized that they're hosting the memorial cup, and Dietz seems to be leading the charge. Dietz has 20 points in his last 13 games, including 8 goals. He's topped his career highs in goals and points already, and has a few more weeks to notch 3 more assists and have a career high there as well. Will the 19 year old be a Bulldog next year? At one point this year, Dietz was below -20, now he's a +1. I don't like +/- as a stat overall, but I think that says something.

Name
League
Team
Timeline
Games
Goals
Assists
Points
Dalton Thrower
WHL
Saskatoon Blades
Last Week
4 0 2 2



Total
46 4 19 23

Thrower is playing better than he was early in the season, but I still think is a bit of a disappointment.

Name
League
Team
Timeline
Games
Goals
Assists
Points
Tim Bozon
WHL
Kamloops Blazers Last Week
3 0 2 2



Total
59 32 45 77

A bit of a cold streak for Bozon sees him without a goal for 3 straight games, and with just one goal in his last 8. Over that time he also has 5 assists, but it's not the dominance we're used to.

NCAA

Name
League
Team
Timeline
Games
Goals
Assists
Points
Mac Bennett
NCAA Michigan Last Week
1 0 0 0



Total
23 5 10 15

Bennett had his first game without a point since his return from a knee injury.

Name
League
Team
Timeline
Games
Goals
Assists
Points
Danny Kristo
NCAA North Dakota
Last Week
1 1 1 2



Total
29 19 22 41

Kristo has points in 14 of his last 16 games, 14 goals and 27 points over that time. It would be tough to ask for more from the college senior, who should be in the conversation for the Hobey Baker award this year. I'm still of the opinion that if a spot is there for him, Kristo could step from the NCAA's frozen four straight onto the Bell Centre ice this season. The tools he has are mightily impressive and should translate well to the NHL game.

Name
League
Team
Timeline
Games
Goals
Assists
Points
Mark MacMillan
NCAA North Dakota
Last Week
1 0 0 0



Total
31 9 9 18

MacMillan is starting to really have trouble scoring after an excellent start. He has just 1 goal in his last 10 games after putting up 17 points in his first 21. Perhaps he has a lingering injury?


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