Catching The Torch: Jan. 20 to Jan. 26th

Hamilton Bulldogs Hockey Club

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

The Three Stars

1. Christian Thomas

Battling both injuries and consistency in his first year as a Hamilton Bulldog, Christian Thomas was on display as the leading offensive producer for his team this past week. After being shut out by the Toronto Marlies 2-0 on Friday night, Thomas would figure onto the scoresheet quickly in the following game. He would score a goal and assist in a 6-2 win over the Lake Erie Monsters. He would also mark the Bulldogs only goal in the following game, a 4-1 loss to the Chicago Wolves. 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. Brady Vail

The Windsor Spitfires leading scorer Brady Vail continues to set an impressive offensive pace of late as he continues to work his way up the OHL scoring lists. Vail would open his week marking two assists to help his team gain a 5-2 victory over the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds. Vail would continue his playmaking run the following game, picking up three assists in a wild 8-7 game versus the Sarnia Sting that ended in a shootout victory for Windsor. Vail's 23 goals and 42 assists have raised him to 8th overall in OHL scoring and he has scored at least two assists in each of his last four contests. Brady Vail was drafted in the 4th round, 94th overall by the Montreal Canadiens in the 2012 NHL Draft.

3. Zach Fucale

The Halifax Mooseheads starting goaltender continues an impressive stretch in nets of late as Zach Fucale continues to improve his statistics while adding to his wins column. Fucale would begin the week backstopping the Mooseheads to a 5-2 victory over the Saint John Sea Dogs, making 22 saves on 24 shots. He would put up another solid effort in the following game, making 20 saves on 21 shots as the Moosheads would rout the Chicoutimi Saguenéens in a 4-1 victory. He would finish the week making 21 saves on 23 shots to help the Mooseheads gains a 4-2 victory over the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles. Fucale's latest week has raised his Save Percentage to .907 and lowered his Goals Against Average to 2.3. He is now 2nd in the QMJHL in Goals Against Average and 8th in Save Percentage. Zach Fucale was drafted in the 2nd round, 36th overall by the Montreal Canadiens in the 2013 NHL Draft.

On The Radar:

- LW Sven Andrighetto scored a goal and assist.

- LW Connor Crisp scored a goal and three assists.

- LW Charles Hudon scored two goals and an assist.

- RW Michael McCarron scored a goal and two assists.

Question Marks:

- RW Sebastian Collberg has 2 goals in 32 games this season.

- D Darren Dietz has no goals in 26 games this season.

- RW Patrick Holland has 1 goal in his last 21 games.

Injury Report:

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LW Artturi Lehkonen is out with an ankle injury.

Complete Statistics for the Week of January 20th to January 26th:

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, Overtime 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 20-18-0-4 this season, 10th overall in the Western Conference, 20th overall 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 27 8 9 17 18
Last week 3 1 1 2 2
Season total 30 9 10 19 20

D Nathan Beaulieu: 21 years old, 6’2", 194 pounds, LH shot.

Time Games Played Goals Assists Points PIM
Season to last week 32 4 10 14 21
Last week 0 0 0 0 0
Season total 32 4 10 14 21

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

Time Games Played Goals Assists Points PIM
Season to last week 23 0 4 4 24
Last week 3 0 0 0 12
Season total 26 0 4 4 36

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

Time Games Played Goals Assists Points PIM
Season to last week 37 8 9 17 48
Last week 3 1 0 1 9
Season total 40 9 9 18 57

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

Time Games Played Goals Assists Points PIM
Season to last week 33 2 3 7 24
Last week 3 0 0 0 0
Season total 36 3 4 7 24

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

Time Games Played Goals Assists Points PIM
Season to last week 26 4 6 10 0
Last week 3 0 1 1 0
Season total 29 4 7 11 0

RW Louis Leblanc: 23 years old, 6’, 178 pounds, RH shot.

Time Games Played Goals Assists Points PIM
Season to last week 36 9 11 20 28
Last week 1 0 0 0 0
Season total 37 9 11 20 28

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

Time Games Played Goals Assists Points PIM
Season to last week 37 5 6 11 12
Last week 3 1 0 1 2
Season total 40 6 6 12 14

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

Time Games Played Goals Assists Points PIM
Season to last week 32 7 9 16 35
Last week 3 0 0 0 4
Season total 35 7 9 16 39

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

Time Games Played Goals Assists Points PIM
Season to last week 20 3 8 11 14
Last week 3 2 1 3 0
Season total 23 5 9 14 14

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

Time Games Played Goals Assists Points PIM
Season to last week 33 1 4 5 52
Last week 3 0 0 0 9
Season total 36 1 4 5 61

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 27 15 8 2 2.09 .928 1
Last week 1 0 1 0 2.05 .909 0
Season total 28 15 9 2 2.09 .928 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 (33W-16L-0OTL-1SOL)

Time Games Played Wins Losses OTL GAA Save % Shutouts
Season to last week 31 22 7 1 2.36 .906 2
Last week 3 3 0 0 1.67

.926

0
Season total 34 25 7 1 2.30 .907 2

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

Junior Club: Baie-Comeau Drakkar - Alternate Captain (33W-12L-1OTL-3SOL)

Time Games Played Goals Assists Points PIM
Season to last week 41 22 22 44 58
Last week 3 2 0 2 0
Season total 44 24 22 46 58

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

Junior Club: Baie-Comeau Drakkar (33W-12L-1OTL-3SOL)

Time Games Played Goals Assists Points PIM
Season to last week 35 15 31 46 57
Last week 3 2 1 3 0
Season total 38 17 32 49 57

RW Martin Reway: 19 years old, 5'9", 170 pounds, left-handed shot.

Junior Club: Gatineau Olympiques (29W-17L-1OTL-2SOL)

Time Games Played Goals Assists Points PIM
Season to last week 28 16 29 45 28
Last week 0 0 0 0 0
Season total 28 16 29 45 28

OHL:

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

Junior Club: Sudbury Wolves (26W-13L-3OTL-5SOL)

Time Games Played Goals Assists Points PIM
Season to last week 43 18 16 34 87
Last week 3 1 3 4 4
Season total 46 19 19 38 91

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

Junior Club: London Knights (31W-11L-1OTL-4SOL)

Time Games Played Goals Assists Points PIM
Season to last week 43 6 11 17 67
Last week 2 1 2 3 7
Season total 45 7 13 20 74

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

Junior Club: Windsor Spitfires (29W-17L-2OTL-OSOL)

Time Games Played Goals Assists Points PIM
Season to last week 46 23 37 60 27
Last week 2 0 5 5 2
Season total 48 23 42 65 29

WHL:

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

Junior Club: Kootenay Ice (25W-20L-2OTL-2SOL)

Time Games Played Goals Assists Points PIM
Season to last week 48 19 27 46 34
Last week 1 1 1 2 0
Season total 49 20 28 48 34

D Dalton Thrower: 20 years old, 5’11", 203 pounds, RH shot.

Junior Club: Vancouver Giants - Team Captain (24W-19L-5OTL-3SOL)

Time Games Played Goals Assists Points PIM
Season to last week 39 12 25 37 68
Last week 3 0 2 2 2
Season total 42 12 27 39 70

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 (12W-6L-2T)

Time Games Played Goals Assists Points PIM
Season to last week 18 1 5 6 6
Last week 2 1 1 2 2
Season total 20 2 6 8 8

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: Frölunda HC (20W-4OTW-7OTL-12L)

Time Games Played Goals Assists Points PIM
Season to last week 29 2 3 5 6
Last week 3 0 1 1 0
Season total 32 2 4 6 6

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

SHL Team: Leksands IF (18W-5OTW-3OTL-17L)

Time Games Played Goals Assists Points PIM
Season to last week 34 6 5 11 14
Last week 2 0 1 1 0
Season total 36 6 6 12 14

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

SHL Team: Färjestad BK (16W-4OTW-8OTL-15L)

Time Games Played Goals Assists Points PIM
Season to last week 14 6 4 10 6
Last week 2 1 0 1 0
Season total 16 7 4 11 6

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 (12W-2OTW-7OTL-24L)

Time Games Played Goals Assists Points PIM
Season to last week 32 7 13 20 6
Last week 0 0 0 0 0
Season total 32 7 13 20 6

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