Washington Capitals Prospect Report

By Jeff Charlesworth
Hello and welcome to my latest Capitals Prospect Update. I will give you all the latest news and up-to-date statistics on all of the players on the top 50 list.

The Portland Pirates are still rolling along full steam ahead. Their record stands at 32-14-9 (73 pts.) which puts them first overall in the AHL, four points ahead of Kentucky (San Jose) who have played one more game. Portland will be without Alexei Tezikov for a while as he has been recalled to the NHL. The Pirates currently have five players assigned to Hampton Roads (ECHL): forwards Mike Omicioli and Mike Siklenka, as well as defensemen Gerad Adams, Steve Shirreffs and Dean Stork.

Misc. Notes: The Capitals continued to restructure their minor league system by trading forward Alexandre Volchkov to the Edmonton Oilers for a third or fourth round pick in 2001 (depending on how he performs). The Washington scouting staff feels that the 2001 draft is very deep, and are stockpiling picks. There are only two major injuries in the Capitals’ system at the moment: forward Trevor Halverson has missed the entire season so far with a concussion, while defenseman Nathan Forster has sat out the past few weeks with a thigh contusion.

A++ players – performing above and beyond the call of duty.

5. Jason Shmyr: impressive numbers for this tough guy.

4. Patrick Boileau: +16 rating leads Portland.

3. Alexei Tezikov: earned his way back into the NHL.

2. Kris Beech: His Calgary Hitmen are dominating the WHL.

1. Ross Lupaschuk: WHL standout could be in the NHL in 2001.

Ones To Watch – the players you’ll be hearing about very soon.

5. Dean Stork: Great play earned him a breif callup to the AHL.

4. Scott Buhler: forgotten goaltender has an 11-4 record.

3. Nathan Forster: should be back soon from lengthy injury.

2. Kevin Caulfield: playing rough and scoring points.

1. Mike Omicioli: this guy should be on Portland’s top line right now.

Disappointments – players who aren’t living up to expectations.

5. Sebastien Charpentier: passed by Cruickshank on the depth chart.

4. David Johansson: quick start, but has cooled off.

3. Henrik Petre: -7 rating in make-or-break season.

2. Maxim Orlov: still pointless thus far.

1. George McPhee: only got a couple of mid-rounders for our 1996 top picks.


Stats as of 02/13/00

CENTRES GP G A PTS PIM +/-

Kris Beech Calgary (WHL) 50 25 44 69 76 21
Blake Evans Tri-City (WHL) 55 24 39 63 84 -2
Todd Hornung Sw. Current (WHL) 9 0 2 2 16 -1
Glen Metropolit Portland (AHL) 36 14 30 44 53 14
Washington (NHL) 16 3 4 7 2 0
Jeff Nelson Portland (AHL) 48 20 18 38 26 2
Mike Omicioli H. Roads (ECHL) 29 12 25 37 77 13
Portland (AHL) 5 1 3 4 4 -2
Maxim Orlov CSKA (Russia) 12 0 0 0 0 NA
Michal Sivek Pr. Albert (WHL) 37 20 28 48 42 2
Roman Tvrdon Spokane (WHL) 50 21 29 50 30 24
Trent Whitfield Portland (AHL) 51 11 22 33 32 2

LEFT WINGERS GP G A PTS PIM +/-

Krys Barch London (OHL) 45 20 20 40 72 -19
Brad Church H.Roads (ECHL) 11 4 3 7 31 0
Portland (AHL) 30 4 7 11 22 -3
Miika Elomo Portland (AHL) 34 13 8 21 24 0
Washington (NHL) 2 0 1 1 2 1
Trevor Halverson Portland (AHL) HAS NOT PLAYED YET
Barrie Moore Portland (AHL) 53 15 23 38 24 11
Washington (NHL) 1 0 0 0 0 0
Ryan Mulhern Portland (AHL) 46 10 9 19 37 2
Jason Shmyr Portland (AHL) 47 2 4 6 166 5
Jeff Toms Portland (AHL) 13 8 10 18 4 7
Washington (NHL) 17 1 2 3 4 0
Erik Wendell Minnesota (WCHA) 21 2 0 2 18 NA

RIGHT WINGERS GP G A PTS PIM +/-

Kevin Caulfield Bos. Coll.(HE) 27 4 9 13 66 NA
Kyle Clark Harvard (ECAC) 13 0 3 3 10 NA
Chris Corrinet Princeton (ECAC) 23 9 13 22 39 NA
Matthew Herr Portland (AHL) 50 13 13 26 33 11
Mike Peluso Portland (AHL) 44 13 19 32 55 4
Mike Siklenka H. Roads (ECHL) 39 2 2 4 36 -10
Portland (AHL) 9 0 0 0 14 -1
Charlie Stephens Guelph (OHL) 38 11 24 35 62 10

DEFENSEMEN GP G A PTS PIM +/-

Gerad Adams H. Roads (ECHL) 38 2 4 6 91 2
Portland (AHL) 8 0 0 0 10 -3
N. Baumgartner Portland (AHL) 46 4 12 16 38 -6
Washington (NHL) 4 0 0 0 0 0
Patrick Boileau Portland (AHL) 39 1 11 12 47 16
Mike Farrell Providence (HE) 28 3 4 7 53 1
Jakub Ficenec Portland (AHL) 40 6 6 12 22 11
Nathan Forster Seattle (WHL) 33 8 18 26 65 18
J.F. Fortin H. Roads (ECHL) 7 0 2 2 0 -1
Portland (AHL) 26 2 4 6 28 -1
David Johansson Kelowna (WHL) 50 3 21 24 28 -12
Ross Lupaschuk Red Deer (WHL) 52 19 27 46 112 14
Oleg Orehovsky Moscow Dynamo 22 1 3 4 28 NA
Henrik Petre Brynas (Sweden) 39 3 2 5 55 -7
Igor Shadilov Moscow Dynamo 16 0 1 1 6 NA
Steve Shirreffs Portland (AHL) 34 2 5 7 12 5
H. Roads (ECHL) 6 2 0 2 0 3
Dean Stork H. Roads (ECHL) 42 3 13 16 55 2
Portland (AHL) 3 0 0 0 2 -2
Scott Swanson Houston (IHL) 43 4 5 9 16 3
Alexei Tezikov Portland (AHL) 35 3 4 7 45 14
Washington (NHL) 17 1 0 1 2 -2
Nolan Yonkman Kelowna (WHL) 54 5 6 11 118 -24
S. Zimakov Molot-Prikamie(Rus) 18 0 2 2 26 NA

GOALTENDERS GP GAA W-L-T SV% SO

Martin Brochu Portland (AHL) 40 2.09 26-9-5 .927 3
Scott Buhler Quad City (UHL) 21 3.66 11-4-0 .876 0
S. Charpentier Portland (AHL) 5 2.33 2-1-2 .919 0
C. Cruickshank H. Roads (ECHL) 3 4.54 1-2-0 .842 0
Portland (AHL) 8 2.73 3-4-1 .909 0
Jomar Cruz Brandon/TC (WHL) 46 3.69 13-28-5 .885 1
Rastislav Stana MJ/Calg.(WHL) 21 3.17 11-9-0 .914 1

Thanks for reading, and I'll see you in two weeks.

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