Montreal Canadiens’ Junior Prospects Weekly Update

By pbadmin

Here is another installment of the Canadiens’ junior prospects update.

Stand Outs -Michael Ryder had a superb week with 7 points in 2 games, including a 6 point night.
-Jerome Marois had a strong week with 4 points in 3 games.
-Marc-Andre Thinel had a ver good week with 8 points in 3 games.

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

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

GP G A PTS +- PIM PPG SHG
1999-00 Quebec 10 11 6 17 +3 16 2 0
#1 Strength- Scoring ability
#1 Weakness- Doesn’t use size
Chouinard played 1 game this past week. He scored 1 goal in a 2-2 tie with Sherbrooke. He was also +1 for the week.

NHL Projection – Second line center
Current Stock Status- Stagnant

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

GP G A PTS +- PIM PPG SHG
1999-00 Acadie-Bathurst 14 4 7 11 +7 39 0 0
#1 Strength- Intelligence
#1 Weakness- Injuries
Beauchemin played 1 game this past week. He scored the Titans’ lone goal in a 5-1 loss to Sherbrooke. He was also -1 for the week.

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

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

GP G A PTS +- PIM PPG SHG
1999-00 Hull 15 15 16 31 +17 15 4 0
#1 Strength- Natural scorer
#1 Weakness- Defensive awareness
Ryder played 2 games this past week. He scored 3 goals and added 3 assists in a 9-1 drubbing of Chicoutimi, and scored a goal in a 5-4 win over Baie-Comeau. He was +7 for the week.

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

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

GP G A PTS +- PIM PPG SHG
1999-00 Victoriaville 16 19 19 38 +14 4 6 0
#1 Strength- Offensive prowess
#1 Weakness-Strength
Thinel played 3 games this past week. He had 2 assists in a 6-5 loss to Rimouski, he scored 3 goals and had 1 assist in a 5-4 win over Moncton, and had 2 goals in a 7-6 win over Cape Breton. He was +2 for the week.

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

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

GP G A PTS +- PIM PPG SHG
1999-00 Cape Breton 16 8 7 16 -2 43 2 0
#1 Strength- Skating and size
#1 Weakness- defensive awareness
Marois played 3 games this past week. He had a goal and an assist in a 4-3 win over Drummondville, he scored 2 goals in a 7-6 loss to Victoriaville, and was shut out during a 3-2 loss to Moncton. He was also +2 for the week.

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

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

GP G A PTS +- PIM PPG SHG
1999-00 Peterborough 7 0 1 1 -9 33 0 0
#1 Strength- Size and strength
#1 Weakness- Skill
Carkner played in 3 games this past week. He had no points in a 4-3 loss to Sault Ste-Marie, he was shut out during a 3-2 loss to Guelph, and had an assist in a 4-4 tie with Ottawa. He uncharacteristically had no penalty minutes for the week, and was a dismal -5.

NHL Projection -Fifth defenseman
Current Stock Status- Stagnant

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

GP G A PTS +- PIM PPG SHG
1999-00 Sarnia 8 4 4 8 +2 2 3 0
#1 Strength- Intelligence
#1 Weakness- Skating
Jamieson played in 1 game this past week. He had 1 goal in a 5-3 loss to Barrie, and was even for the week.

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

POS HT/WT AGE DRAFTED
Sean Dixon (D) 6’3″/185 Lbs. 18 D-Mtl99(6/158)

GP G A PTS +- PIM PPG SHG
1999-00 Erie 9 0 1 1 -7 4 0 0
#1 Strength- Size and defensive ability
#1 Weakness- injuries
Dixon played in 2 games this past week. He had no points in a 5-3 loss to Oshawa, and was obviously shutout during a 3-0 loss to Brampton. He was also -1 for the week.

NHL Projection -Fifth defenseman
Current Stock Status- Stagnant

POS HT/WT AGE DRAFTED
Alexander Buturlin (RW) 6’0″/182 Lbs. 18 D-Mtl99(2/39)

GP G A PTS +- PIM PPG SHG
1999-00 Sarnia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
#1 Strength- Skill
#1 Weakness- Strength
Buturlin has yet to play a regular season game in North America. He is currently down with a knee injury.

NHL Projection -Second line winger
Current Stock Status- Stagnant

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