Catching the Torch: Fucale & Tokarski dominate

Bruce Bennett

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

The Three Stars

1. Zach Fucale

As the playoffs in the Quebec Major Juniors go on, Zach Fucale continues to be a solid presence in nets for the Halifax Mooseheads as they engage their second-round playoff opponent, the Gatineau Olympiques. In the opening game of the series, Fucale would turn aside 25 shots as Halifax would secure a 4-1 victory versus Gatineau. He would show similar form in his next game, turning aside 25 shots as Halifax would lock down a 6-2 win over Gatineau to take them to a 2-0 series lead. Through six games in the playoffs, Fucale is 3rd in the QMJHL in Goals-Against-Average at 1.41 and also 3rd in save percentage at .935. Zach Fucale was drafted in the 2nd round, 36th overall by the Montreal Canadiens in the 2013 NHL Draft.

2. Dustin Tokarski

The leading goaltending talent on the Hamilton Bulldogs this past season, Dustin Tokarski continues to be a steady prescence in net for Hamilton as their season starts to come to a close. In his first start of the week, Tokarski would stop 27 of 28 shots as the Bulldogs would take a 4-1 victory over the Grand Rapids Griffins. In a rematch versus Grand Rapids, Tokarski would impress further by stopping 37 of 38 shots, but would unfortunately be denied victory in a 2-1 shootout loss after stopping an additional 8 of 10 shots in the skills competition. Tokarski is sixth in the AHL in Goals-Against-Average at 2.36 and is tied for 5th in save percentage at .920. 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.

3. Gabriel Dumont

With the Hamilton Bulldogs often challenged for scoring this season, Gabriel Dumont delivered this past week to help their position in the standings. Dumont would mark a goal in his 1st game of the week, a 5-4 shootout loss to the Oklahoma City Barons. He would pad his scoring with a goal and assist in his next game, a 4-1 victory over the Grand Rapids Griffins, but would go without a point in a 2-1 shootout loss in a rematch with Grand Rapids the following night. Dumont leads the Hamilton Bulldogs in goals with 18, which is also a career high. Gabriel Dumont was drafted in the 5th round, 139th overall by the Montreal Canadiens in the 2009 NHL Draft.

On The Radar:

- LW Sven Andrighetto scored a goal and assist.

- D Morgan Ellis scored two assists.

RW Jérémy Grégoire scored two assists.

LW Charles Hudon scored a goal and assist.

D Greg Pateryn scored a goal and assist.

RW Martin Reway scored a goal and assist.

Question Marks:

RW Patrick Holland has six goals in 53 games this season.

RW Louis Leblanc has three goals in his last 39 games.

Injury Report:

Called up to the Montreal Canadiens:

D Jarred Tinordi

Seasons Over:

D Mac Bennett (season over and recovering from a seperated shoulder)

LW Tim Bozon (recovering from meningitis)

LW Jacob de la Rose (Team was eliminated from the SHL playoffs)

D Darren Dietz (out for the remainder of the season with a lower-body injury)

LW Artturi Lehkonen (Liiga season is over, his team did not qualify for the playoffs)

D Dalton Thrower (Season-ending ankle Injury)

Complete Statistics for the Week of March 31st to April 6th

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 30-33-1-4 this season, 13th overall in the Western Conference, 24th 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 56 15 24 39 36
Last week 3 1 1 2 0
Season total 59 17 25 41 36

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

Time Games Played Goals Assists Points PIM
Season to last week 53 6 19 25 33
Last week 1 0 0 0 0
Season total 54 6 19 25 33

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

Time Games Played Goals Assists Points PIM
Season Total 3 0 0 0 2

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

Time Games Played Goals Assists Points PIM
Season Total 34 0 5 5 49

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

Time Games Played Goals Assists Points PIM
Season to last week 66 16 13 29 98
Last week 3 2 1 3 4
Season total 69 18 14 32 102

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

Time Games Played Goals Assists Points PIM
Season to last week 53 3 5 8 30
Last week 3 0 2 2 2
Season total 56 3 7 10 32

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

Time Games Played Goals Assists Points PIM
Season to last week 50 5 11 15 2
Last week 3 1 0 1 0
Season total 53 6 11 16 2

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

Time Games Played Goals Assists Points PIM
Season to last week 62 13 12 25 57
Last week 3 0 1 1 4
Season total 65 13 13 26 61

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

Time Games Played Goals Assists Points PIM
Season to last week 66 6 7 13 22
Last week 1 0 0 0 0
Season total 67 6 7 13 22

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

Time Games Played Goals Assists Points PIM
Season to last week 60 13 18 31 56
Last week 3 1 1 2 5
Season total 63 14 19 33 61

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

Time Games Played Goals Assists Points PIM
Season to last week 46 11 14 25 22
Last week 3 0 1 1 0
Season total 49 11 15 26 22

D Jarred Tinordi: 22 years old, 6'6", 227 pounds, LH shot.

Time Games Played Goals Assists Points PIM
Season to last week 47 3 6 9 70
Last week 0 0 0 0 0
Season total 47 3 6 9 70

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 37 19 15 2 2.44 .917 1
Last week 2 1 1 0 0.96 .969 0
Season total 39 20 16 2 2.36 .920 1

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

Time Games Played Goals Assists Points PIM
Season Total 3 0 0 0 0

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 (47W-18L-0OTL-3SOL)

Playoff Record: 6-0

Playoff Series: Halifax leads their series 2-0 over the Gatineau Olympiques.

Time Games Played Wins Losses OTL GAA Save % Shutouts
Playoffs to last week 4 4 0 0 1.36 .930 0
Last week 2 2 0 0 1.50 .943 0
Playoff totals 6 6 0 0 1.41 .935 0

Time Games Played Wins Losses OTL GAA Save % Shutouts
Season Totals 50 36 9 3 2.26 .907 6

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

Junior Club: Baie-Comeau Drakkar - Alternate Captain (47W-16L-2OTL-3SOL)

Playoff Record: 6-0

Playoff Series: Baie-Comeau leads their series 2-0 over the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies.

Time Games Played Goals Assists Points PIM
Playoffs to last week 4 4 3 7 4
Last week 2 0 2 2 4
Playoff totals 6 4 5 9 8
Time Games Played Goals Assists Points PIM
Season Total 65 35 34 69 84

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

Junior Club: Baie-Comeau Drakkar (47W-16L-2OTL-3SOL)

Playoff Record: 6-0

Playoff Series: Baie-Comeau leads their series 2-0 over the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies.

Time Games Played Goals Assists Points PIM
Playoffs to last week 4 3 4 7 2
Last week 2 1 1 2 6
Playoff totals 6 4 5 9 8
Time Games Played Goals Assists Points PIM
Season Total 57 26 50 76 83

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

Junior Club: Gatineau Olympiques (41W-23L-1OTL-3SOL)

Playoff Record: 4-0

Playoff Series: Gatineau trails 0-2 in their series versus the Halifax Mooseheads.

Time Games Played Goals Assists Points PIM
Playoffs to last week 4 4 7 11 4
Last week 2 1 1 2 2
Playoff totals 6 5 8 13 6
Time Games Played Goals Assists Points PIM
Season Total 43 20 42 62 48

OHL:

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

Junior Club: Sudbury Wolves (33W-24L-3OTL-8SOL)

Playoff Record: 1-4

Playoff Series: Sudbury lost their series 1-4 to the Barrie Colts.

Time Games Played Goals Assists Points PIM
Playoff Totals 2 1 1 2 4
Time Games Played Goals Assists Points PIM
Season Total 67 28 28 53 120

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

Junior Club: London Knights (49W-14L-1OTL-4SOL)

Playoff Record: 5-1

Playoff Series: London is tied 1-1 in their series against the Guelph Storm.

Time Games Played Goals Assists Points PIM
Playoffs to last week 4 2 1 3 10
Last week 2 1 0 1 8
Playoff totals 6 3 1 4 18
Time Games Played Goals Assists Points PIM
Season Total 66 14 20 34 120

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

Junior Club: Windsor Spitfires (37W-28L-3OTL-OSOL)

Playoff Record: 0-4

Playoff Series: Windsor lost their series 0-4 to the London Knights.

Time Games Played Goals Assists Points PIM
Playoff Totals 2 1 1 2 6
Time Games Played Goals Assists Points PIM
Season Total 67 32 51 83 39

WHL:

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

Junior Club: Kootenay Ice (39W-28L-2OTL-3SOL)

Time Games Played Goals Assists Points PIM
Season Total 63 33 36 69 47

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

Junior Club: Vancouver Giants - Team Captain (32W-29L-7OTL-4SOL)

Time Games Played Goals Assists Points PIM
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 (18W-12L-4T)

Time Games Played Goals Assists Points PIM
Season Total 31 2 12 14

10

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.


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

SHL Team: Leksands IF (23W-5OTW-4OTL-23L)

Playoff Series: Leksands IF was eliminated in a Best of 3 Play-in Series versus HV 71.

Time Games Played Goals Assists Points PIM
Playoff Stats 3 0 0 0 0

Time Games Played Goals Assists Points PIM
Season Total 49 7 6 13 18

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

SHL Team: Färjestad BK (21W-7OTW-8OTL-19L)

Playoff Series: Färjestad BK leads their series 2-1 over Växjö Lakers HC.

Playoff Record: 5-2

Time Games Played Goals Assists Points PIM
Playoffs to last week 5 1 1 2 2
Last week 3 1 0 1 0
Playoff totals 8 2 1 3 2
Time Games Played Goals Assists Points PIM
Playoff Stats 4 1 1 2 2

Time Games Played Goals Assists Points PIM
Season Total 25 12 8 20 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-3OTW-9OTL-36L)

Time Games Played Goals Assists Points PIM
Season Total 33 7 13 20 4
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