Catching the Torch: Nov. 25-Dec. 1

Hamilton Bulldogs Hockey Club

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

The Three Stars

1. RW Christian Thomas

While the Hamilton Bulldogs have suffered some depth losses in the last stretch, the addition of a healthy Christian Thomas to their lineup is delivering signifiant dividends in team scoring. While the Bulldogs would drop a 6-3 decision to the Rochester Americans to begin the week, he would feature in all three of Bulldogs goals, scoring a goal and two assists to help keep Hamilton from being blown out entirely. He would be held off the scoresheet in the following game against Toronto, a 3-1 loss for Hamilton, but would finish his week off in fine style. Versus the Lake Erie Monsters he would mark two assists in a 4-1 victory for Hamilton. Thomas has scored eight points in eight games since coming off of the injured reserve list. Christian Thomas was drafted in the 2nd round, 40th overall by the New York Rangers in the 2010 NHL Draft and was acquired by the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for Danny Kristo.

2. LW Artturi Lehkonen

Playing on one of the worst teams in the SM-Liiga has been something of a challenge for Artturi Lehkonen this season, but he continues to be one of KalPa Kupio's finest players. Lehkonen would pick up an assist in a 4-0 victory for KalPa over Jokerit Helsinki to start his week. He would mark another assist in the following game as KalPa would take a 4-2 decision over Ilves Tampere. His final game of the week marked his first goal in 7 games as KalPa would suffer a 4-3 loss to Kärpät Oulu. Lehkonen's 5 goals and 11 assists make him the leading scorer for KalPa and ties him for the scoring lead among Under-20 players in the Liiga. Artturi Lehkonen was drafted in the 2nd round, 55th overall by the Montreal Canadiens in the 2013 NHL Draft.

3. RW Martin Reway

One of the most potent offensive forces in the QMJHL these days,Martin Reway continues to be a key contributor for the Gatineau Olympiques. Reway would begin his week in impressive fashion, scoring two goals and an assist in a 6-3 victory for Gatineau over the Baie-Comeau Drakkar. He would pick two assists in the following game, a 3-2 loss for Gatineau to the Shawinigan Cataractes. Reway would mark a goal and assist to finish off a three games in three days schedule as Gatineau would take a 5-4 shootout victory over the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada. Reway's 14 goals and 27 assists in 25 games have him ranked 6th in the QMJHL in scoring and he is only 9 points away from tying his previous season output of 50 points in 47 games. Martin Reway was drafted in the 4th round, 116th overall by the Montreal Canadiens in the 2013 NHL Draft.

On The Radar:

- LW Connor Crisp scored 4 goals.

- RW Patrick Holland scored 2 goals in his 1st game back from injury.

- LW Charles Hudon scored three assists.

- D Dalton Thrower scored a goal and two assists.

Question Marks:

- D Mac Bennett has 4 points in 13 games.

- RW Sebastian Collberg has 1 goal in 21 games.

- C Gabriel Dumont has 2 goals in 20 games.

- RW Jérémy Grégoire has one goal in his last 9 games.

- RW Michael McCarron has 3 goals in 25 games.

Transfer Notes:

- D Magnus Nygren has returned to the SHL to play for Farjestads BK.

- RW Erik Nystrom has signed a contract with Medvescak Zagreb in the KHL.

Injured:

- LW Sven Andrighetto (Lower-Body Injury)

Complete Statistics for the Week of November 25th to December 1st:

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 12 members of the Hamilton Bulldogs that can be regarded as having a potential NHL upside.The Hamilton Bulldogs are 10-9-0-3 this season, 7th in the Western Conference, 15th 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 13 2 4 6 2
Last week 3 0 1 1 4
Season total 16 2 5 7 6

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 2 0 1 1 2
Season total 6 0 1 1 6

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

Time Games Played Goals Assists Points PIM
Season to last week 17 1 7 8 20
Last week 3 1 0 1 2
Season total 20 2 7 9 22

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

Time Games Played Goals Assists Points PIM
Season to last week 13 1 3 4 2
Last week 3 1 0 1 6
Season total 16 2 3 5 8

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 1 2 0 2 0
Season total 9 3 1 4 0

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

Time Games Played Goals Assists Points PIM
Season to last week 17 6 6 12 20
Last week 3 0 0 0 0
Season total 20 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 19 2 4 6 4
Last week 3 1 0 1 0
Season total 22 3 4 7 4

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

Time Games Played Goals Assists Points PIM
Season to last week 12 4 5 9 17
Last week 3 0 0 0 6
Season total 15 4 5 9 23

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

Time Games Played Goals Assists Points PIM
Season to last week 5 1 2 3 2
Last week 3 1 4 5 2
Season total 8 2 6 8 4

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

Time Games Played Goals Assists Points PIM
Season to last week 14 0 3 3 6
Last week 3 0 0 0 12
Season total 17 0 3 3 18

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 14 8 3 1 1.91 .935 1
Last week 2 1 1 0 3.00 .892 0
Season total 16 9 4 1 2.06 .930 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-10L-0OTL-0SOL)

Stats:

Time Games Played Wins Losses OTL GAA Save % Shutouts
Season to last week 23 17 5 0 2.62 .897 2
Last week 2 0 2 0 2.53

.921

0
Season total 25 18 7 0 2.62 .899 2

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

Junior Club: Baie-Comeau Drakkar - Alternate Captain (19W-7L-1OTL-3SOL)

Time Games Played Goals Assists Points PIM
Season to last week 24 16 15 31 33
Last week 3 0 1 1 8
Season total 27 16 16 32 41

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

Junior Club: Chicoutimi Saguenéens - Team Captain (15W-16L-OTL-OSOL)

Time Games Played Goals Assists Points PIM
Season to last week 26 11 18 29 47
Last week 3 0 3 3 4
Season total 29 11 21 32 51

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

Junior Club: Gatineau Olympiques (21W-10L-0OTL-0SOL)

Time Games Played Goals Assists Points PIM
Season to last week 22 11 23 33 24
Last week 3 3 4 7 4
Season total 25 14 27 40 28

OHL:

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

Junior Club: Sudbury Wolves (13W-9L-3OTL-3SOL)

Time Games Played Goals Assists Points PIM
Season to last week 25 8 8 16 61
Last week 3 4 0 4 6
Season total 28 12 8 20 57

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

Junior Club: London Knights (19W-6L-1OTL-1SOL)

Time Games Played Goals Assists Points PIM
Season to last week 22 3 5 8 35
Last week 3 0 1 1 4
Season total 25 3 6 9 39

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

Junior Club: Windsor Spitfires (17W-10L-OTL-OSOL)

Time Games Played Goals Assists Points PIM
Season to last week 24 11 18 29 19
Last week 3 0 1 1 0
Season total 27 11 19 30 19

WHL:

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

Junior Club: Kootenay Ice (15W-12L-2OTL-0SOL)

Time Games Played Goals Assists Points PIM
Season to last week 28 7 15 22 21
Last week 1 0 0 0 2
Season total 29 7 15 22 23

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

Junior Club: Vancouver Giants - Team Captain (12W-11L-4OTL-2SOL)

Time Games Played Goals Assists Points PIM
Season to last week 21 8 13 21 42
Last week 3 1 2 3 2
Season total 24 9 15 24 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 (9W-2L-1T)

Time Games Played Goals Assists Points PIM
Season to last week 11 0 3 3 6
Last week 2 0 1 1 0
Season total 13 0 4 4 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 (16W-7L-4OTL)

Time Games Played Goals Assists Points PIM
Season to last week 19 1 3 4 6
Last week 2 0 0 0 0
Season total 21 1 3 4 6

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

SHL Team: Leksands IF (14W-10L-3OTL)

Time Games Played Goals Assists Points PIM
Season to last week 24 3 4 7 12
Last week 2 0 0 0 0
Season total 26 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 (8W-14L-5OTL)

Time Games Played Goals Assists Points PIM
Season to last week 24 4 9 13 4
Last week 3 1 2 3 0
Season total 27 5 11 16 4

KHL:


KHL Report: The Kontinental Hockey League is the top professional league in Russia, with expansion franchises now established in neighbouring countries. It is rated as the 2nd-best professional league in the world after the NHL. Prospects with regular scoring contributions in this league can be considered close to ready for NHL play.

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

KHL Team: Medvescak Zagreb

Time Games Played Goals Assists Points PIM
Last week 1 0 0 0 0

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