|Sebastian Collberg||19||Elitserien||Frolunda||Regular Season||35||6||3||9|
|Allsvenskan||Orebro HK||Regular Season||15||6||2||8|
Collberg inked an amateur tryout deal with the Hamilton Bulldogs yesterday and will join them on their current road trip.
|Magnus Nygren||22||Elitserien||Farjstads||Regular Season||51||13||19||32|
Nygren has scored his first playoff goal of the season, but it wasn't enough for Farjstads to stave off elimination. There are rumblings that after getting Collberg, Kristo, Vail, Hudon, and Archambault to Hamilton, that Marc Bergevin will be trying to steal him to North America.
|Erik Nystrom||19||Allsvenskan||Kalskrona HK||Regular Season||23||5||6||11|
|Super Elit U20||Modo U20||Regular Season||22||8||16||24|
Nystrom's season is over, so I guess I will opine on what his season means. To me, the 6th round pick has gone a long way towards establishing himself as a legitimate prospect for the Canadiens. Is he going to crack the top 25 under 25? Not a chance, but he's put himself on the radar by forcing his way into an adult league.
|Daniel Pribyl||20||Czech Extraliga||Sparta Praha||Regular Season||42||12||10||22|
|Czech Extraliga||Sparta Praha||Playoffs||6||0||0||0|
Another young Habs prospect's season is over in Daniel Pribyl. Pribyl has made strides over last year, staying with the big club the entire season instead of being bounced around into junior leagues all the time, and his production has been much improved. Before this season, Pribyl had just 2 points in 20 games in the top Czech league. That improvement is very significant, but it remains to be seen if it's enough. The Allsvenskan is a tougher league than the Extraliga, which means he's been matched or overtaken by Nystrom, who's a year his junior. Pribyl has a long road ahead before the NHL is a possibility.
Canadian Hockey League
|Brady Vail||19||OHL||Windsor||Regular Season||68||20||35||55|
Vail hit a milestone this week with his first ever professional point while playing with the Bulldogs. The Bulldogs haven't exactly been playing lights out, but it seems like even at 19 Vail is holding his own, which is a good sign for his future. Though with the influx of players the Bulldogs have had lately, Vail won't be playing every game.
|Olivier Archambault||20||QMJHL||Drummondville||Regular Season||64||32||34||66|
After being eliminated from the QMJHL playoffs, Archambault signed an amateur tryout deal with the Bulldogs. By all accounts, he hasn't looked out of place, but he has yet to hit the scoresheet. He's currently playing on a line with another new Bulldog, Danny Kristo.
|Charles Hudon||18||QMJHL||Chicoutimi||Regular Season||56||30||41||71|
Hudon did everything possible for Chicoutimi in the first round, including scoring 3 goals and 3 assists in his final two games, but he couldn't power his team past the powerhouse Quebec Remparts. Hudon went on to join the Bulldogs, and as the youngest player in the AHL, scored the game winning goal in just his second pro game. The talent level of this young man is obvious.
|Darren Dietz||19||WHL||Saskatoon||Regular Season||72||24||34||58|
Dietz is sitting on the sidelines with the Blades until they host the Memorial Cup.
|Dalton Thrower||19||WHL||Saskatoon||Regular Season||54||6||21||27|
Thrower is sitting on the sidelines with the Blades until they host the Memorial Cup.
|Tim Bozon||18||WHL||Kamloops||Regular Season||69||36||55||91|
Bozon was injured in his last game and is out indefinitely, reportedly the injury is to his hand.
|Mac Bennett||22||NCAA||Michigan||Regular Season||32||6||12||18|
Mac Bennett's season is over, meaning he has just one more year left at Michigan to impress the Habs' brass enough to earn a professional contract. With the Habs' depth at defense, this may be very difficult.
|Danny Kristo||22||NCAA||North Dakota||Season total||40||26||26||52|
Kristo couldn't bring a national championship to UND like he wanted, but now that he's signed his entry level contract, he's able to adapt to the pro game, hopefully in time to join the Canadiens in the playoffs. He grabbed an assist in his first pro game, but was unable to produce anything in the two games since. Last night with their shutout loss, the Bulldogs were officially eliminated from the AHL playoffs.
|Mark MacMillan||21||NCAA||North Dakota||Regular Season||41||13||12||25|
MacMillan's season is over, and it ends in bitter disappointment. After ripping it up in the first half of the season, MacMillan went on an epic cold streak which resulted in a season that was only marginally better than his freshman year. MacMillan will be looking to play a much bigger role for UND next season with Danny Kristo gone to the pro ranks, let's see if he can take advantage.
|Sprague Ribinsoin||27||Liga Supa||Glöorpf HK||Regular Season||37||237||0||237|
|Liga Supa||Glöorpf HK||Playoffs total||11||107||0||107|
Sprague had an extremely odd week, as all 5 goaltenders in Glöorpf's system were injured in a period of 7 hours right before the second round of the playoffs. The team was desperate, and due to an obscure rule in the Liga Süpahappifunbäal written in 1963 for reasons unknown, Glöorpf was forced to draw straws from within their roster to choose who would play goal for the rest of the playoffs. And of course their star goalscorer drew the short straw. With Ribinsoin forced to play goal for the first time in his life, since even as a kid he never played goal while learning the game with his dad, as his dad doesn't shoot, Glöorpf was blown out in 4 straight games, ending Sprague's season. Speculation on the twittersphere instantly went rabid, as calls for Bergevin to bring Sprague over to Hamilton with all the other young prospects filled the interwebs. It's unknown at this time if Sprague is interested in coming over.