Rangers Update: Stats For Prospects

By Brandon LeBourveau

Player         Team    League  GP   G   A   P  PIM  +/-
Pavel Brendl  Calgary   WHL    15  18  15  33   8   16

Last Game: 11/11 Calgary vs. Prince Albert; 5 G, O A, 5 P, 0 PIM

Comments:
Brendl finally broke out of his slump last night, netting 5 goals in an 8-2
win over the Prince Albert Raiders. Brendl was scoreless in his previous 5
games, and last time he scored before that it was against the Raiders also,
as he scored twice en route to a 12-4 win. Brendl is currently tied for 8th
in WHL scoring with Konstantin Panov of the Kamloops Blazers with 33 points,
and is 3rd in goals with 18, as Mike Comrie of Kootenay (32 goals) and Layne
Ulmer of Swift Current (22 goals) are ahead of him. Lets hope Brendl doesn’t
go back into another slump and that he can continue to dominate this league.

Player           Team    League  GP   G   A   P  PIM  +/-
Jamie Lundmark  Seattle   WHL     7   7   4  11   9    0

Last Game: 11/11 Seattle vs. Brandon; 2 G, O A, 2 P, 0 PIM

Comments:
Lundmark is just starting to get comfortable with his new team and is
starting to put up big numbers. The Thunderbirds were slaughtered last night
9-3 by the Brandon Wheat Kings, but the bright spot for Seattle was Lundmark
who scored 2 goals in the loss. He currently has 11 points in 7 games on the
season (7 goals, 4 assists) and we should expect him to continue producing
and leading Seattle’s dangerous offense which also boasts top prospects Shane
Endicott, David Morisset and Barret Heisten.

Player         Team    League  GP   G   A   P  PIM  +/-
Filip Novak   Regina    WHL    19   9  15  24  17   12

Last Game: 11/11 Regina vs. Saskatoon; 2 G, 2 A, 4 P, 0 PIM

Comments:
You don’t know how much I love this kid. He is really becoming a great
offensive defenseman, and will help the Rangers a lot in the future. Last
night he had 2 goals and 2 primary assists in a 6-3 win over the Saskatoon
Blades. The Rangers are very high on him and it will be exciting to see him
play for the Czech Republic in the upcoming World Junior Championships.

Player              Team    League  GP   G   A   P  PIM  +/-
Garret Bembridge  Saskatoon  WHL    19  11  12  23   10   -5

Last Game: 11/11 Saskatoon vs. Regina; 1 G, O A, 1 P, 0 PIM

Comments:
Bembridge has been playing well for the Saskatoon Blades. He is currently
their 2nd leading scorer with 23 points, only trailing Martin Erat, who has
30 points. He scored a shorthanded goal last night in a 6-3 loss to the
Regina Pats. The Rangers management for sure likes his solid play this season.

Player            Team      League  GP  G  A   P  PIM  +/-
Nathan Martz  New Hampshire  HE     8   1  1   2   6   -1

Last Game: 11/11 New Hampshire vs. Providence; 0 G, O A, 0 P, 0 PIM

Comments:
Martz is finding out that it is a lot harder to score in College than it was
in the BCHL. He only has 1 goal and 1 assist in 8 games this season, and I
will be watching him carefully to see how he performs. He didn’t get any
points in last night’s 4-1 win over the Providence Friars, but he did
register a shot on goal.

Player              Team    League  GP   G   A   P  PIM  +/-
Patrick Aufiero   Boston U.   HE    6    1   2   3   6  Even

Last Game: 11/10 Boston U. vs. UMass Lowell; 1 G, 1 A, 2 P, 0 PIM

Comments:
Aufiero clearly had his best game of the season on Friday in a 4-2 loss to
Ron Hainsey and the UMass Lowell River Hawks. Aufiero scored a power play
goal and got a secondary assist in a solid effort by him. Boston University
will look for him to step up big consistently for them to be successfull.

Player              Team    League  GP   G   A   P  PIM  +/-
Jeff Dessner     Wisconsin   WCHA   12   3   5   8   24  N/A

Last Game: 11/11 Wisconsin vs. Alaska Anchorage; 0 G, O A, 0 P, 0 PIM

Comments:
Dessner has been playing well for the Wisconsin Badgers this season. He has
an impressive 8 points (3 goals, 5 assists) in 12 games. Last night Dessner
didn’t register any points in the Badgers 3-2 loss to Alaska Anchorage last
night, but he did play well however. Expect him to consistently put up points
this season.

Player              Team    League  GP  G  A  P  PIM  +/-
Dominic Moore     Harvard    ECAC   3   1  4  5   6   N/A

Last Game: 11/11 Harvard vs. Dartmouth; 0 G, 1 A, 1 P, 2 PIM

Comments:
Dominic is the current leading scorer for Harvard with 5 points in 3 games,
and he has been playing 3rd line center. Dominic’s older brother Steve also
plays for Harvard, although the two don’t get ice time together. Last night
Dominic played well, getting an assist in a 5-2 win over Dartmouth. Keep an
eye on this hard working center.

Player        Team  League  GP   MIN   GA  Saves  Save%  GAA  SO
Brandon Snee  Union  ECAC   6  340:00  13  161   .925   2.29   1

Last Game: 11/11 Union vs. Colgate; 60 MIN, 2 GA, 25 Saves

Comments:
Brandon Snee has been great between the pipes for Union this season. He has a
very good .925 Save % and a 2.29 GAA to go along with 1 shutout on the
season. He played solid again last night, making 25 saves as Union defeated
Colgate 4-2.

Player        Team     League  GP  G  A  P  PIM  +/-
Dan Eberly  Rensselaer  ECAC    6  0  2  2   10  N/A

Last Game: 11/11 Cornell vs. Rensselaer; 0 G, 0 A, 0 P, 0 PIM

Comments:
Eberly has been playing well as a 5th/6th Defenseman for Rensselaer. He
didn’t register any points last night in a 3-2 loss to Cornell.

Player            Team   League  GP  G  A   P  PIM  +/-
Johan Witehall  Hartford  AHL    12  9  8  17   10  N/A

Last Game: 11/11 Hartford vs. Worcester; 1 G, 1 A, 2 P, 0 PIM

Comments:
Witehall is the leading scorer for Hartford this season with 17 points, even
while missing a couple of games as he was called up by the Rangers for 2
games because of an injury to Valeri Kamensky. Scored a goal and added an
assist in a 4-3 loss to Worcester last night.

Player        Team   League  GP  G  A   P  PIM  +/-
Jeff Ulmer  Hartford  AHL    13  6  5  11    6  N/A

Last Game: 11/11 Hartford vs. Worcester; 0 G, 1 A, 1 P, 0 PIM

Comments:
Ulmer’s hard work and great play has impressed the Rangers coaching staff. He
has been putting up the offense as well, as he has 11 points in 13 games. He
had an assist in last night’s 4-3 loss to Worcester.

Player         Team   League  GP  G  A   P  PIM  +/-
Mike Mottau  Hartford  AHL    10  2  9  11   13  N/A

Last Game: 11/11 Hartford vs. Worcester; 0 G, 0 A, 0 P, 4 PIM

Comments:
Mottau played 8 games with the Rangers this season, but was sent back down to
Hartford to get some ice time instead of sitting on the bench in New York. He
played a solid game last night, while receiving 4 penalty minutes in the
Wolfpack’s 4-3 loss.

Player         Team   League  GP  G  A   P  PIM  +/-
Burke Henry  Hartford  AHL    13  2  8  10   21  N/A

Last Game: 11/11 Hartford vs. Worcester; 0 G, 0 A, 0 P, 2 PIM

Comments:
Henry has gotten himself back onto the radar after a horrible season last
year. He currently has 10 points in 13 games and has been playing solid
defensively. He had 2 Penalty minutes in last night’s game.

Player            Team   League  GP  G  A   P  PIM  +/-
Manny Malhotra  Hartford  AHL    13  2  3   5   44  N/A

Last Game: 11/11 Hartford vs. Worcester; 0 G, 0 A, 0 P, 0 PIM

Comments:
Malhotra has been playing well for the Wolf Pack this season. Although he had
a great camp, there wasn’t enough room on the Rangers roster to keep him on
the big club, so they sent him to Hartford to develop his game and get ice
time. He has 5 points in 13 games, along with 44 penalty minutes. He didn’t
register a point in last night’s loss.

Player        Team   League  GP  G  A   P  PIM  +/-
Jason Doig  Hartford  AHL    9   1  4   5   31  N/A

Last Game: 11/11 Hartford vs. Worcester; 0 G, 0 A, 0 P, 2 PIM

Comments:
After a poor start to the season with the Rangers, Doig was assigned to
Hartford and he has been playing some good hockey, with 5 points and 31
penalty minutes in 9 games. Got 2 penalty minutes last night.

Player             Team   League  GP  G  A   P  PIM  +/-
Brandon Dietrich  Hartford  AHL    8  0  2   2   0  N/A

Last Game: 11/11 Hartford vs. Worcester; 0 G, 0 A, 0 P, 0 PIM

Comments:
Dietrich has been somewhat of a dissapointment for the Wolf Pack this season,
but keep an eye open as he has the ability to turn things around rather quick.

Player             Team   League  GP  G  A   P  PIM  +/-
Francois Fortier  Hartford  AHL   11  1  0   1    0  N/A

Last Game: 11/11 Hartford vs. Worcester; 0 G, 0 A, 0 P, 0 PIM

Comments:
Fortier has registered only 1 point in 11 games. Expect him to pick up the
slack soon, at least I hope he does! 🙂

Player       Team   League  GP  G  A  P  PIM  +/-
Boyd Kane  Hartford  AHL    8   0  1  1    8  N/A

Last Game: 11/11 Hartford vs. Worcester; 0 G, 0 A, 0 P, 0 PIM

Comments:
Kane is basically a roleplayer who isn’t known for his offensive abilities,
which explains why he only has 1 point in 8 games.

Player           Team   League  GP  G  A  P  PIM  +/-
Tomas Kloucek  Hartford  AHL   11  0  1  1   28  N/A

Last Game: 11/11 Hartford vs. Worcester; 0 G, 0 A, 0 P, 0 PIM

Comments:
Kloucek has played very well defensively for Hartford this season, and will
be making his NHL debut tonight (Sunday) vs the Phoenix Coyotes. It will be
interesting to watch and see how he does!

Player              Team   League  GP  G  A  P  PIM  +/-
Stefan Cherneski  Hartford  AHL    11  0  0  0   14  N/A

Last Game: 11/11 Hartford vs. Worcester; 0 G, 0 A, 0 P, 0 PIM

Comments:
I don’t know what’s going on with Cherneski, but he hasn’t gotten a point yet
this season. I hope he is slumping because he hasn’t played in over a seaon,
or else his once promised career could be heading down the drain.

Player            Team    League  GP   MIN   GA  Saves  Save%  GAA  SO
Johan Holmqvist  Hartford  AHL    8    450   19  N/A   .910   2.53   0

Last Game: 11/11 Hartford vs. Worcester; 4 GA, 23 Saves

Comments:
Holmqvist started 2 games for the Rangers this season, losing both, and
played well. Now with both Mike Richter and Kirk McLean healthy, Holmqvist
will remain in the minors to get experience and ice time. The Rangers
recently traded away AHL all-star goalie JF Labbe to Columbus, opening the
door for Holmqvist to be the full time starter. Played a good game in
Hartford’s 4-3 loss to Worcester last night.

Player             Team    League  GP  MIN    GA Saves  Save% GAA   SO
Jason Labarbera  Charlotte  ECHL    5  304:41 13  176   .931  2.56 N/A

Last Game: 11/10 Charlotte vs. Sting Rays; 1 GA, 41 Saves

Comments:
Labarbera has been playing great hockey for the ECHL Charlotte Checkers,
especially last night as he made 41 saves en route to a 4-1 Charlotte
victory. He belongs in the AHL, but with Holmqvist the starter there,
Labarbera won’t get any key playing time so the ECHL is the best place for
him. He will continue to impress, trust me.

Player              Team    League  GP  MIN    GA Saves  Save% GAA   SO
Vitali Yeremeyev  Charlotte  ECHL    5  298:12 21  185   .908  4.23 N/A
                  Hartford    AHL    0   0     0    0    .000  0.00  0

Last Game: 11/11 Hartford vs. Worcester, DNP

Comments:
Yeremeyev played well in the ECHL before being called up to the AHL to backup
Johan Holmqvist after the trade of JF Labbe. Has not played yet in the AHL,
but i’m dying to see how he performs.

Make sure to check about in another week for more updates on your favorite
prospects! Evan and I are working on ways to make the Rangers section the
best at Hockeysfuture, so stay tuned!