Catching the Torch: Nov. 18-24 Edition

Hamilton Bulldogs Hockey Club

A statistical review of the Montreal Canadiens prospects and their performance for the past week.

The Three Stars

1. G Dustin Tokarski

Leading off the Three Stars this week, Hamilton Bulldogs netminder Dustin Tokarski has seen fit to reward the Hamilton Bulldogs after establishing him as their starting goalie. Tokarski would begin his week with a 30-save performance versus the Texas Stars as the Bulldogs would rout the Stars in a 5-1 victory. He would appear just as brilliant in the following game, as he would make 25 stops in a special appearance as the Hamilton Bulldogs took to the Bell Centre ice against the Syracuse Crunch, allowing the Bulldogs to take a 4-1 victory. His best work was saved for the following night, as the Bulldogs would visit Syracuse at home and he would put on an outstanding 43-save performance for the first shutout of his season. Tokarski would finish the week with a .67 Goals Against Average and a .980 save percentage, which raised his season statistics to a 1.91 Goals Against Average and a .935 save percentage, his record is now 8-3-1 over 12 starts. Tokarski is 2nd in the AHL in Goals Against Average, 3rd in Save Percentage. Dustin Tokarski was drafted in the 5th round, 122nd overall by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 2008 NHL Draft and was acquired by the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for Cedrick Desjardins.

2. LW Charles Hudon

ThWhile he has not had a dazzling offensive season so far in the QMJHL, it seems the prospect of representating his country in an international setting has fired up Charles Hudon. Hudon began the week playing in the QMJHL segment of the Super Series, featuring top Russian junior skaters versus the best Canadian players in the QMJHL. He would score two goals and assist on the eventual game-winning goal in a 3-2 victory for Team QMJHL over Team Russia. He would mark an assist in the following game, as Team QMJHL edged a 4-3 result to sweep their 2-game set. Upon his return to the Chicoutimi Saguenéens, Hudon would mark one of his finest games to date in the QMJHL. In a dominant 6-3 victory over the Charlottetown Islanders, he would score two goals and three assists, the first five-point game in his QMJHL career. He would miss out on the scoresheet in his final game of the week, a 2-0 loss for Chicoutimi to the Moncton Wildcats. Hudon currently leads Chicoutimi in scoring with 29 points. Charles Hudon was drafted in the 5th round, 122nd overall by the Montreal Canadiens in the 2013 NHL Draft.

3. G Zach Fucale

The workhorse netminder of the Halifax Mooseheads Zach Fucale has been on a hot streak of late and it has translated to some impressive statistics. Fucale would start his first game of the week in nets for Team QMJHL in the Super Series, featuring top Russian junior skaters versus the best Canadian players in the QMJHL. He would make 19 saves on 21 shots as Team QMJHL would edge a 3-2 victory over Russia. His return to the Halifax Mooseheads would see him maintain his excellence, as he would make 25 saves on 27 shots as the Mooseheads would rout the Acadie-Bathurst Titan 9-2. He would take his game further the following night, pitching a 22-save shutout against the Saint John Sea Dogs. Including the Super Series game, Fucale's save percentage for the week comes out to an impressive .943 and a 1.33 Goals Against Average. Fucale is 4th in the QMJHL in Goals Against Average at 2.62 and 11th in save percentage at .897 while holding a 17-5-0 record. Zach Fucale was drafted in the 2nd round, 36th overall by the Montreal Canadiens in the 2013 NHL Draft.


On The Radar:

- D Nathan Beaulieu scored a goal and assist.

- LW Tim Bozon scored a goal and four assists.

- C Gabriel Dumont scored a goal and assist.

- RW Louis Leblanc scored three assists.

- RW Erik Nystrom scored a goal and assist.

- RW Christian Thomas scored a goal and two assists.

- D Jarred Tinordi scored two assists.

- D Dalton Thrower scored a goal and assist.

- C Brady Vail scored a goal and two assists.

Question Marks:

- D Mac Bennett has 3 points in 11 games.

- RW Sebastian Collberg has scored 1 goal in 19 games.

- LW Connor Crisp has 2 points in his last 14 games.

- RW Michael McCarron has scored 3 goals in 22 games.

Injured:

- LW Sven Andrighetto (Lower-Body Injury)

- D Darren Dietz (Wrist Injury)

- RW Patrick Holland (Lower-Body Injury)

Complete Statistics for the Week of November 18th-November 24th:

Legend:

Skaters: Games Played, Goals, Assists, Points, Penalty Minutes
Goalies: Wins, Losses, Overtime Losses, Shootout Losses, Goals Against Average, Save Percentage
Teams: For CHL: Wins, Losses, Overtime Losses, Shootout Losses. For NCAA, Wins, Losses, Ties. For SHL, SM-Liiga: Wins, Losses, Overtime Losses.
Season Stats: Season scoring prior to the past week.

AHL:

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 14 members of the Hamilton Bulldogs that can be regarded as having a potential NHL upside.The Hamilton Bulldogs are 9-7-0-3 this season, 6th in the Western Conference, 12th in the AHL.

LW Sven Andrighetto: 20 years old, 5’10", 183 pounds, LH shot.

Time Games Played Goals Assists Points PIM
Season to last week 16 7 4 11 6
Last week 0 0 0 0 0
Season total 16 7 4 11 6

D Nathan Beaulieu: 20 years old, 6’2", 194 pounds, LH shot.

Time Games Played Goals Assists Points PIM
Season to last week 10 1 3 4 2
Last week 3 1 1 2 0
Season total 13 2 4 6 2

D Darren Dietz: 20 years old, 6’1", 204 pounds, RH shot

Time Games Played Goals Assists Points PIM
Season to last week 4 0 0 0 4
Last week 0 0 0 0 0
Season total 4 0 0 0 4

C Gabriel Dumont: 23 years old, 5'10", 184 pounds, RH shot.

Time Games Played Goals Assists Points PIM
Season to last week 14 0 6 6 16
Last week 3 1 1 2 4
Season total 17 1 7 8 20

D Morgan Ellis: 21 years old, 6'1", 204 pounds, RH shot.

Time Games Played Goals Assists Points PIM
Season to last week 10 0 2 2 2
Last week 3 1 1 2 0
Season total 13 1 3 4 2

RW Patrick Holland: 21 years old, 6’, 185 pounds, RH shot.

Time Games Played Goals Assists Points PIM
Season to last week 8 1 1 2 0
Last week 0 0 0 0 0
Season total 8 1 1 2 0

RW Louis Leblanc: 22 years old, 6’, 178 pounds, RH shot.

Time Games Played Goals Assists Points PIM
Season to last week 14 6 3 9 14
Last week 3 0 3 3 6
Season total 17 6 6 12 20

C Joonas Nättinen: 22 years old, 6'3", 192 pounds, RH shot.

Time Games Played Goals Assists Points PIM
Season to last week 16 2 3 5 2
Last week 3 0 1 1 2
Season total 19 2 4 6 4

D Magnus Nygren: 23 years old, 193 pounds, RH shot.

Time Games Played Goals Assists Points PIM
Season to last week 16 1 7 8 14
Last week 0 0 0 0 0
Season total 16 1 7 8 14

RW Erik Nystrom: 19 years old, 5’11", 179 pounds, LH shot.

Time Games Played Goals Assists Points PIM
Season to last week 14 0 3 3 0
Last week 3 1 1 2 0
Season total 17 1 4 5 0

D Greg Pateryn: 23 years old, 6’2", 222 pounds, RH shot.

Time Games Played Goals Assists Points PIM
Season to last week 9 3 5 8 10
Last week 3 1 0 1 7
Season total 12 4 5 9 17

RW Christian Thomas: 21 years old, 5’9", 176 pounds, RH shot.

Time Games Played Goals Assists Points PIM
Season to last week 2 0 0 0 2
Last week 3 1 2 3 0
Season total 5 1 2 3 2

D Jarred Tinordi: 21 years old, 6'6", 227 pounds, LH shot.

Time Games Played Goals Assists Points PIM
Season to last week 11 0 1 1 4
Last week 3 0 2 2 2
Season total 14 0 3 3 6

G Dustin Tokarski: 24 years old, 5’11", 195 pounds, Left-Handed Glove.

Time Games Played Wins Losses OTL GAA Save % Shutouts
Season to last week 11 5 3 1 2.28 .920 0
Last week 3 3 0 0 .67 .980 1
Season total 14 8 3 1 1.91 .935 1

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). These leagues can be considered the primary conduit towards professional hockey in North America.

QMJHL:

G Zachary Fucale: 18 years old, 6'1", 181 pounds, left-handed glove.

Junior Club: Halifax Mooseheads (21W-8L-0OTL-0SOL)

Stats:

Time Games Played Wins Losses OTL GAA Save % Shutouts
Season to last week 21 15 5 0 2.78 .891 1
Last week 2 2 0 0 1.00 .959 1
Season total 23 17 5 0 2.62 .897 2

RW Jérémy Grégoire: 18 years old, 5'11", 190 pounds, right-handed shot.

Junior Club: Baie-Comeau Drakkar - Alternate Captain (18W-5L-1OTL-3SOL)

Time Games Played Goals Assists Points PIM
Season to last week 22 15 15 30 27
Last week 2 1 0 1 6
Season total 24 16 15 31 33

LW Charles Hudon: 19 years old, 5'10", 171 pounds, left-handed shot.

Junior Club: Chicoutimi Saguenéens - Team Captain (13W-15L-OTL-OSOL)

Time Games Played Goals Assists Points PIM
Season to last week 24 9 15 24 47
Last week 2 2 3 5 0
Season total 26 11 18 29 47

RW Martin Reway: 18 years old, 5'9", 170 pounds, left-handed shot.

Junior Club: Gatineau Olympiques (19W-9L-0OTL-0SOL)

Time Games Played Goals Assists Points PIM
Season to last week 20 10 22 31 24
Last week 2 1 1 2 0
Season total 22 11 23 33 24

OHL:

LW Connor Crisp: 19 years old, 6'3", 225 pounds, left-handed shot.

Junior Club: Sudbury Wolves (10W-9L-3OTL-3SOL)

Time Games Played Goals Assists Points PIM
Season to last week 23 7 8 15 57
Last week 2 1 0 1 0
Season total 25 8 8 16 57

RW Michael McCarron: 18 years old, 6'5", 235 pounds, right-handed shot.

Junior Club: London Knights (17W-5L-1OTL-1SOL)

Time Games Played Goals Assists Points PIM
Season to last week 20 3 5 8 33
Last week 2 0 0 0 2
Season total 22 3 5 8 35

C Brady Vail: 19 years old, 6'1", 194 pounds, left-handed shot

Junior Club: Windsor Spitfires (15W-9L-OTL-OSOL)

Time Games Played Goals Assists Points PIM
Season to last week 21 10 16 26 17
Last week 3 1 2 3 2
Season total 24 11 18 29 19

WHL:

LW Tim Bozon: 19 years old, 6'1", 185 pounds, left-handed shot.

Junior Club: Kootenay Ice (15W-11L-2OTL-0SOL)

Time Games Played Goals Assists Points PIM
Season to last week 24 6 11 17 21
Last week 4 1 4 5 0
Season total 28 7 15 22 21

D Dalton Thrower: 19 years old, 5’11", 203 pounds, RH shot.

Junior Club: Vancouver Giants - Team Captain (11W-11L-4OTL-1SOL)

Time Games Played Goals Assists Points PIM
Season to last week 18 7 12 19 38
Last week 3 1 1 2 6
Season total 21 8 13 21 44

NCAA:

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: 22 years old, 6', 182 pounds, LH shot.

NCAA Team: University of Michigan Wolverines – Team Captain (8W-2L-1T)

Time Games Played Goals Assists Points PIM
Season to last week 10 0 3 3 6
Last week 1 0 0 0 0
Season total 11 0 3 3 6

SHL:

SHL Report: The SHL or Swedish Hockey League League is the top professional league of Sweden. A prospect playing well in this league is a typical indication they may be ready for the AHL or even the NHL. The Allsvenskan is the secondary professional league of Sweden, playing directly under the SHL.

RW Sebastian Collberg: 19 years old, 5'11", 175 pounds, RH shot.

SHL Team: Frolunda HC (15W-6L-3OTL)

Time Games Played Goals Assists Points PIM
Season to last week 17 1 3 4 6
Last week 2 0 0 0 0
Season total 19 1 3 4 6

LW Jacob de la Rose: 18 years old, 6'2", 190 pounds, LH shot.

SHL Team: Leksands IF (14W-8L-3OTL)

Time Games Played Goals Assists Points PIM
Season to last week 21 3 4 7 8
Last week 3 0 0 0 4
Season total 24 3 4 7 12

SM-Liiga:

SM-Liiga Report: The SM-Liiga is the top professional league in Finland. While it is not at as high a level as the competition level of the KHL or SHL, a prospect performing well in this league can indicate they are ready for professional hockey in North America.

LW Artturi Lehkonen: 18 years old, 5'11", 163 pounds, LH shot.

Liiga Team: KalPa Kupio (6W-13L-5OTL)

Time Games Played Goals Assists Points PIM
Season to last week 22 4 9 13 6
Last week 2 0 0 0 0
Season total 24 4 9 13 6

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