Canadiens’ Weekly Prospects Update (AHL edition)

By Chris Boucher

Ron Hainsey -D (Drafted-00(1/13))

Hainsey returned to action Monday night against Manitoba. He was shutout during the contest, and finished the game with a -1 rating. Overall, the 6’3″, 200-lbs defenseman has played 8 games. He has 6 points (3-3-6), and is +2 with 6 minutes in penalties. All 3 of his goals were scored on the powerplay.

Mike Ribeiro -C (Drafted-98(2/45))

Ribeiro was recalled by the Canadiens on December 2nd. He registered 2 assists in his first game back with the big club. Overall, the shifty center has played 14 AHL games. He has 14 points (6-8-14), and is +9 with 20 minutes in penalties. One of his goals was scored on the powerplay, while 2 others were scored shorthanded.

Eric Chouinard -F (Drafted-98(1/16))

Chouinard was shutout through 3 games this week. He’s currently on a season-high 7 game scoreless streak. Overall, the 6’3″, 207-lbs forward has played 21 games. He has 18 points (7-11-18) with 2 minutes in penalties. His plus/minus is currently even, despite a onetime +8 rating. He also has 59 shots on goal.

Francois Beauchemin -D (Drafted-98(3/75))

Beauchemin was shutout through 3 games this week. Overall, the 6’0″, 201-lbs defenseman has played 10 games. He has 4 points (2-2-4), and is -3 with 10 minutes in penalties. Beauchemin has also played 7 ECHL games with Mississippi. He has 4 points (1-3-4), and is -1 with 2 minutes in penalties. He’s directed 13 shots on goal.

Marc-Andre Thinel -F (Drafted-99(5/145))

Thinel was shutout through 3 games since our last update, and finished the week with a -1 rating. He’s currently on a 15-game scoreless streak. His last point dates back to October 24th, although his defensive play has been solid. Overall, the 5’10”, 178-lbs winger has played 22 games. He has 4 points (1-3-4), and is +5 with 2 minutes in penalties. He also has 13 shots on goal.

Mathieu Descoteaux -D (Drafted-96(1/19) (Edmonton)))

Descoteaux scored 1 goal through 3 games this week, and finished the week with a +1 rating. Overall, the 6’4′, 208-lbs defenseman has played 21 games. He has 10 points (4-6-10), and is -4 with 16 minutes in penalties. All 4 of his goals were scored on the powerplay, and he has 53 shots on goal.

Vadim Tarasov -G (Drafted-99(7/196))

Tarasov continues to suffer from a groin injury. He remains in MontrĂ©al receiving treatment for the injury. Overall, the 5’11”, 187-lbs goalie has played 3 AHL games. He is 2-0-1 with a 2.28 GAA, and a .926 save percentage.

Jason Ward -F (Drafted-97(1/11))

Ward was shutout through 3 games since our last update. He’s currently on a 6-game scoreless streak, and his last point dates back to November 17th. Overall, the 6’3″, 193-lbs winger has played 22 games. He has 13 points (4-9-13), and is -7 with 68 minutes in penalties. He’s also managed 50 shots on goal.

Marcel Hossa -C/W (Drafted-00(1/16))

Hossa was shutout through 3 games this week. Overall, the 6’2″, 211-lbs winger has played 23 games. He has 11 points (3-8-11), and is +4 with 14 minutes in penalties. He’s also directed 50 shots on goal.

Martti Jarventie -D (Drafted-01(4/109))

Jarventie was shutout through 3 games this week. He’s currently on an 11-game scoreless streak, and his last point dates back to November 11th. Overall, the 5’11”, 185-lbs defenseman has played 17 games. He has 5 points (1-4-5), and is -2 with 2 minutes in penalties. He’s also registered 37 shots on goal.

Timo Vertala -W (Drafted-96(5/181))

Vertala scored 1 goal through 2 games this week. Overall, the 6’1″, 180-lbs. winger has played 18 games. He has 5 point (4-1-5), and is -2 with 12 minutes in penalties. One of his goals was scored on the powerplay, while 2 others were scored shorthanded. He’s also managed 24 shots on goal.

Current stats up to and including games played December 3rd, 2001.

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