Canadiens’ Junior Prospects Weekly Update

By pbadmin

Stand Outs
-Michael Ryder had a good week with 5 points in 3 games.
-Marc-Andre Thinel had a good week with 4 points in 2 games.
-Eric Chouinard had a decent week with 3 goals in 3 games.

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

Hab You Heard?
-Andrei Markov, the Habs’ sixth round pick during the 98 Entry Draft is leading all Russian League defensemen in points. He has 5 goals and 6 assists in 14 games for Moscow Dynamo.
-Vadim Tarasov, the Habs’ seventh round pick during the 99 Entry Draft is having a strong season with Metalburg (HK) of the Russian League. In 13 games played he is 9-3-1, with a 2.20 goals against average, and a .904 save percentage.

-Evan Lindsay, the Habs’ fourth round pick during the 99 Entry Draft was temporarily promoted to the Habs’ AHL affiliate in Quebec. Lindsay’s call-up was the result of Garon’s call-up, which was due to Hackett’s injury. Lindsay should be returned to Talahasee of the ECHL in the next few days. Lindsay has yet to play a regular season game for any team, in any league this season.

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 13 14 6 20 +3 20 3 1
#1 Strength- Scoring ability
#1 Weakness- Doesn’t use size
Chouinard played in 3 games this past week. He scored 1 goal in a 5-4 win over Chicoutimi, had a goal in a 2-2 tie with Baie-Comeau, and scored 1 goal in a 4-1 win over Sherbrooke. He was even for the week, and had 4 penalty minutes. One of his goals was on the powerplay and another was scored short-handed.

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 15 5 8 13 +1 39 0 0
#1 Strength- Intelligence
#1 Weakness- Injuries
Beauchemin played 4 games this past week. He was shutout in an 8-2 loss to Shawinigan, scored 1 goal in an 8-2 loss to Rouyn-Noranda, had an assist in an 8-3 loss to Val d’Or, and was shutout in a 5-4 loss to Hull. He was -6 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 18 18 18 36 +19 19 5 1
#1 Strength- Natural scorer
#1 Weakness- Defensive awareness
Ryder played 3 games this past week. He scored 2 goals and added 1 assist in a 7-3 win over Sherbrooke, was shutout during a 5-4 win over Montreal, and scored a goal and added 1 an assist in a 5-2 win over Acadie-Bathurst. He was +2 for the week, and had 4 penalty minutes. He scored one of his goals on the powerplay, while another was scored short-handed.

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 18 20 22 42 +18 6 6 1
#1 Strength- Offensive prowess
#1 Weakness-Strength
Thinel played 2 games this past week. He was shutout during a 6-3 loss to Halifax, and scored a goal and added 3 assists in a 7-4 win over Drummondville. He was +4 for the week and scored one of his goals short-handed.

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 18 10 7 17 0 45 2 0
#1 Strength- Skating and size
#1 Weakness- defensive awareness
Marois played 2 games this past week. He was shutout during a 5-1 loss to Moncton, and had a goal in a 4-3 win over Shawinigan. He was +2 for the week and had 2 penalty minutes.

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 9 0 1 1 -7 35 0 0
#1 Strength- Size and strength
#1 Weakness- Skill
Carkner played in 2 games this past week. He had no points in a 3-1 win over Erie, and was shut out during a 7-4 win over Mississauga. He was +2 for the week and had 2 penalty minutes.

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 did not play in any of Sarnia’s 3 games this past 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 11 0 2 2 -7 10 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 3-1 loss to Peterborough, he also played a game against Kingston but the box score has not yet been released. He was even for the week and had 6 penalty minutes.

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 2 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0
#1 Strength- Skill
#1 Weakness- Strength
This week Buturlin played his first 2 regular season games in North America. He was shutout during an 8-2 loss to Sault-Ste. Marie, and was also shutout in a 2-1 loss to Windsor. He was -2 for the week.

NHL Projection -Second line winger
Current Stock Status- Stagnant

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