Catching The Torch: Dec. 30 to January 5th

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

The Three Stars

1. RW Martin Reway

For a second straight week, Martin Reway claims top honours in the Three Stars for his impressive play at the 2014 World Junior Championships as he headlines offence for Team Slovakia. Reway was a significant force in his 1st game of the week against Team Canada, in which his power-play prowess would allow Slovakia to build up a 3-1 lead as he scored a goal and two assists, but unfortunately it would slip away in an eventual 5-3 loss to Canada. He would next pick up an assist as Slovakia's offence would run dry in a 4-1 loss to the Czech Republic in the following game. In a rather tilted 6-0 loss to Sweden in the quarterfinals of the tournament, he would go without a point for the 1st time in the tournament. Reway would finish the tournament with four goals and six assists, good enough for 5th overall in tournament scoring while playing two fewer games than anyone who finished ahead of him. He was named one of Team Slovakia's Top 3 players of the Tournament. Martin Reway was drafted in the 4th round, 116th overall by the Montreal Canadiens in the 2013 NHL Draft.

2. D Dalton Thrower

The Captain of the Vancouver Giants Dalton Thrower continues to be a key cog in the success of the Vancouver Giants this season with a consistent stream of offensive production. Thrower would begin the week with a pair of assists as the Giants would take a 5-2 victory over the Prince George Cougars. He would pick up an assist in the next game, a 4-2 victory over the Kelowna Rockets. He would record an identical single assist in the next game, a rematch with the Rockets, but the Giants would find themselves on the wrong end of a 4-2 score in that game. He would finish his week scoring a goal and assist in a 4-2 win over the Tri-City Americans. Dalton Thrower was drafted in the 2nd round, 51st overall by the Montreal Canadiens in the 2012 NHL Draft.

3. C Brady Vail

While not the most dynamic offensive talent in the Canadiens system, Brady Vail is working on having a memorable final year in the OHL with the WIndsor Spitfires. Vail would begin the week off a bit quietly, marking an assist in a 5-1 victory over the Plymouth Whalers. His next game would be one to remember, as for the second time this season and for the 3rd time in his career, he recorded a four-point game scoring two goals and two assists to lead a 4-1 victory over the Ottawa 67's. He would pick up an assist in a 3-1 loss to the Belleville Bulls, before finishing the week scoring his 18th goal and 50th point of the year in a 4-2 loss to the Kingston Frotenacs. Vail's 50 points in 40 games this season is good enough for 17th overall in OHL scoring and has him leading his team in points. Brady Vail was drafted in the 4th round, 94th overall by the Montreal Canadiens in 2012 NHL Draft.

On The Radar:

- D Nathan Beaulieu scored two assists.

- LW Tim Bozon scored three goals and two assists.

- RW Sebastian Collberg scored two assists.

- LW Jacob de la Rose scored two goals.

- C Gabriel Dumont scored two goals.

- G Zachary Fucale went 3-2-0 at the World Junior Championships with a 2.40 Goals Against Average and a .902 SV%.

- LW Artturi Lehkonen scored a goal and assist.

- RW Michael McCarron scored a goal and three assists.

- G Dustin Tokarski went 2-0-0 this past week, posting a 1.00 Goals Against Average and a .964 Save %.

Question Marks:

- RW Jérémy Grégoire is without a point in his last 5 games.

- RW Patrick Holland has 1 point in his last 10 games.

- RW Erik Nystrom is without a point in his first 10 KHL games.

World Junior Championship Section:

RW Sebastian Collberg: 19 years old, 5'11", 175 pounds, RH shot. (Wears No. 15)

Team Sweden (6W-1L)


Time Games Played Goals Assists Points PIM
Initial Tournament Scoring 3 1 3 4 2
Last week 4 0 2 2 4
Complete Tournament Scoring 7 1 5 6 6

LW Jacob de la Rose: 18 years old, 6'2", 190 pounds, LH shot. (Wears No. 9)

Team Sweden (6W-1L)

Time Games Played Goals Assists Points PIM
Initial Tournament Scoring 3 1 3 4 4
Last week 4 2 0 2 2
Complete Tournament Scoring 7 3 3 6 6

G Zachary Fucale: 18 years old, 6'1", 181 pounds, left-handed glove. (Wears No. 31)

Team Canada (4W-3L)

Time Games Played Wins Losses OTL GAA Save % Shutouts
Last week 5 3 2 0 2.40 .901 0


LW Charles Hudon
: 19 years old, 5'10", 171 pounds, left-handed shot. (Wears No. 10)

Team Canada (4W-3L)

Time Games Played Goals Assists Points PIM
Initial Tournament Scoring 2 1 0 1 0
Last week 5 0 1 1 2
Complete Tournament Scoring 7 1 1 2 2

LW Artturi Lehkonen: 18 years old, 5'11", 163 pounds, LH shot. (Wears No. 28)

Team Finland (5W-2L)

Time Games Played Goals Assists Points PIM
Initial Tournament Scoring 2 1 1 2 2
Last week 3 1 1 2 0
Complete Tournament Scoring 5 2 2 4 2

RW Martin Reway: 18 years old, 5'9", 170 pounds, left-handed shot. (Wears No. 10)

Team Slovakia (1W-4L)

Time Games Played Goals Assists Points PIM
Initial Tournament Scoring 2 3 3 6 0
Last week 3 1 3 4 0
Complete Tournament Scoring 5 4 6 10 0

Complete Statistics for the Week of December 23rd to December 29th:

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 17-14-0-4 this season, 7th overall in the Western Conference, 15th 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 21 8 6 14 14
Last week 2 0 1 1 2
Season total 23 8 7 15 16

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

Time Games Played Goals Assists Points PIM
Season to last week 27 2 7 9 12
Last week 2 0 2 2 0
Season total 29 2 9 11 12

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

Time Games Played Goals Assists Points PIM
Season to last week 17 0 4 4 22
Last week 2 0 0 0 2
Season total 19 0 4 4 24

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

Time Games Played Goals Assists Points PIM
Season to last week 31 5 9 14 44
Last week 2 2 0 2 2
Season total 33 7 9 16 46

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

Time Games Played Goals Assists Points PIM
Season to last week 27 2 3 7 18
Last week 2 0 0 0 2
Season total 29 3 4 7 20

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

Time Games Played Goals Assists Points PIM
Season to last week 20 4 5 9 0
Last week 2 0 0 0 0
Season total 22 4 5 9 0

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

Time Games Played Goals Assists Points PIM
Season to last week 30 9 9 18 24
Last week 2 0 1 1 2
Season total 32 9 10 19 26

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

Time Games Played Goals Assists Points PIM
Season to last week 32 5 5 10 8
Last week 2 1 0 1 0
Season total 34 6 5 11 8

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

Time Games Played Goals Assists Points PIM
Season to last week 26 6 9 15 29
Last week 2 0 0 0 0
Season total 28 6 9 15 29

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

Time Games Played Goals Assists Points PIM
Season to last week 13 2 7 9 10
Last week 2 1 0 1 0
Season total 15 3 7 10 10

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

Time Games Played Goals Assists Points PIM
Season to last week 27 1 4 5 50
Last week 2 0 0 0 2
Season total 29 1 4 5 52

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 22 11 7 2 2.30 .922 1
Last week 2 2 0 0 1.00 .964 0
Season total 24 13 7 2 2.19 .926 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 (25W-15L-0OTL-1SOL)

Stats:

Time Games Played Wins Losses OTL GAA Save % Shutouts
Season to last week 28 19 7 1 2.51 .902 2
Last week 0 0 0 0 0

0

0
Season total 28 19 7 1 2.51 .902 2

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

Junior Club: Baie-Comeau Drakkar - Alternate Captain (25W-12L-1OTL-3SOL)

Time Games Played Goals Assists Points PIM
Season to last week 34 20 19 39 52
Last week 2 0 0 0 2
Season total 36 20 19 39 54

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

Junior Club: Baie-Comeau Drakkar (25W-12L-1OTL-3SOL)

Time Games Played Goals Assists Points PIM
Season to last week 33 14 27 41 57
Last week 0 0 0 0 0
Season total 33 14 27 41 57

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

Junior Club: Gatineau Olympiques (26W-14L-1OTL-0SOL)

Time Games Played Goals Assists Points PIM
Season to last week 25 14 27 41 28
Last week 0 0 0 0 0
Season total 25 14 27 41 28

OHL:

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

Junior Club: Sudbury Wolves (22W-10L-3OTL-3SOL)

Time Games Played Goals Assists Points PIM
Season to last week 35 17 10 27 75
Last week 2 0 2 2 10
Season total 37 17 12 29 85

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

Junior Club: London Knights (28W-7L-1OTL-3SOL)

Time Games Played Goals Assists Points PIM
Season to last week 34 5 8 13 61
Last week 3 1 3 4 2
Season total 37 6 11 17 63

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

Junior Club: Windsor Spitfires (25W-14L-1OTL-OSOL)

Time Games Played Goals Assists Points PIM
Season to last week 36 15 28 43 25
Last week 4 3 4 7 0
Season total 40 18 32 50 25

WHL:

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

Junior Club: Kootenay Ice (21W-19L-2OTL-1SOL)

Time Games Played Goals Assists Points PIM
Season to last week 39 12 22 33 34
Last week 4 3 2 5 0
Season total 43 15 24 38 34

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

Junior Club: Vancouver Giants - Team Captain (21W-15L-5OTL-2SOL)

Time Games Played Goals Assists Points PIM
Season to last week 31 10 18 28 60
Last week 4 1 5 6 4
Season total 35 11 23 34 64

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 (10W-4L-2T)

Time Games Played Goals Assists Points PIM
Season to last week 16 1 4 4 6
Last week 0 0 0 0 0
Season total 16 1 4 5 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 (20W-11L-5OTL)

Time Games Played Goals Assists Points PIM
Season to last week 25 1 3 4 6
Last week 0 0 0 0 0
Season total 25 1 3 4 6

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

SHL Team: Leksands IF (19W-14L-3OTL)

Time Games Played Goals Assists Points PIM
Season to last week 31 5 5 10 14
Last week 0 0 0 0 0
Season total 31 5 5 10 14

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

SHL Team: Farjestads BK (17W-12L-7OTL)

Time Games Played Goals Assists Points PIM
Season to last week 7 3 1 4 6
Last week 2 0 1 1 0
Season total 9 3 2 5 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-19L-6OTL)

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

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: 20 years old, 5’11", 179 pounds, LH shot.

KHL Team: Medvescak Zagreb (20W-12L-9OTL)

Time Games Played Goals Assists Points PIM
Season to last week 9 0 0 0 0
Last week 1 0 0 0 0
Season total 10 0 0 0 0


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