Canadiens Junior Prospect Update

By pbadmin

Montreal Canadiens’ Junior Prospects Weekly Update Here is the first of our year-long installments of the weekly update. (Week ending 10/10/99)

Stand Outs
-Michael Ryder had a decent week with 4 points in 2 games.
-Jerome Marois had an over-achieving week with 3 points in 4 games.
-Dusty Jamieson had a superb week with 6 points in 3 games.
-Marc-Andre Thinel had an incredible week with 10 points in 3 games.

Awards -Michael Ryder was named the QMJHL’s offensive player of the month for September.

Eric Chouinard
POS HT/WT AGE DRAFTED
(C) 6’4″/192 Lbs. 18 D-Mtl98(1/16)

GP G A PTS +- PIM PPG SHG
1999-00 Quebec 9 10 6 16 +2 12 2 0

#1 Strength- Scoring ability
#1 Weakness- Doesn’t use size
Chouinard played 2 games this past week. He scored 2 goals and added 1 assist in a 4-3 win over Rimouski. and was shut out in a 5-2 Loss to Moncton. He was also -2 in the Moncton game.

NHL Projection – Second line center
Current Stock Status- Stagnant

Francois Beauchemin
POS HT/WT AGE DRAFTED
(D) 6’0″/190 Lbs. 19 D-Mtl98(3/75)

GP G A PTS +- PIM PPG SHG
1999-00 Acadie-Bathurst 13 3 7 10 +8 39 0 0

#1 Strength- Intelligence
#1 Weakness- Injuries
Beauchemin played 2 games this past week. He had a goal in a 5-3 win over Baie-Comeau, and was shutout in a 5-1 win over Rouyn-Noranda.

NHL Projection -Fourth defenseman Current Stock Status- On the rise.

Michael Ryder
POS HT/WT AGE DRAFTED
(c) 6’0″/180Lbs. 19 D-Mtl98(8/216)

GP G A PTS +- PIM PPG SHG
1999-00 Hull 13 11 13 24 +10 15 4 0

#1 Strength- Natural scorer
#1 Weakness- Defensive awareness
Ryder played 2 games this past week. He scored 2 goals in a 6-0 win over Rouyn-Norada, and scored a goal while adding an assist in a 12-5 win over Montreal.

NHL Projection -Second or Fourth line center
Current Stock Status- On the rise.

Marc-Andre Thinel
POS HT/WT AGE DRAFTED
(F) 5’11″/170Lbs. 18 D-Mtl99(5/145)

GP G A PTS +- PIM PPG SHG
1999-00 Victoriaville 13 14 16 30 +12 4 4 0

#1 Strength- Offensive prowess
#1 Weakness-Strength
Thinel played 3 games this past week. He had 2 goals and 1 assist in an 8-3 win over Chicoutimi, He scored 1 goal and added 3 assists in a 10-4 win over Cape-Breton, and had 2 goals and 2 assists in a 7-0 win over Montreal.

NHL Projection -Anywhere from second line player to career AHLer.
Current Stock Status- On the rise.

Jerome Marois
POS HT/WT AGE DRAFTED
(LW) 6’0″/180Lbs. 18 D-Mtl99(9/253)

GP G A PTS +- PIM PPG SHG
1999-00 Cape Breton 13 5 6 11 -4 41 1 0

#1 Strength- Skating and size
#1 Weakness- defensive awareness
Marois played 4 games this past week. He had an assist in a 5-4 win over Sherbrooke, he was shutout in a 7-1 loss to Drummondville, had no points in a 5-2 loss to Shawinigan, and had 2 assists in a 10-4 loss to Victoriaville.

NHL Projection – NHLer or Jerome who?
Current Stock Status- On the rise.

Matt Carkner
POS HT/WT AGE DRAFTED
(D) 6’4″/215 Lbs. 18 D-Mtl99(2/58)

GP G A PTS +- PIM PPG SHG
1999-00 Peterborough 4 0 0 0 -4 33 0 0

#1 Strength- Size and strength
#1 Weakness- Skill
Carkner played in 1 game this past week. He had no points in a 4-3 loss to Kingston, but was his usual physical presence.

NHL Projection -Fifth defenseman
Current Stock Status- Stagnant

Dusty Jamieson
POS HT/WT AGE DRAFTED
(LW) 6’2″/180 Lbs. 18 D-Mtl99(5/136)

GP G A PTS +- PIM PPG SHG
1999-00 Sarnia 7 3 4 7 +2 2 2 0
#1 Strength- Intelligence
#1 Weakness- Skating

Jamieson played in 3 games this past week. He had a goal and an assist in a 4-3 win over Brampton, a goal and an assist in a 3-2 win over Toronto, and another goal and an assist in a 5-3 loss to Guelph.

NHL Projection -Third line forward
Current Stock Status- On the rise.