Washington Capitals Prospect Report

By pbadmin

Hello and welcome to my latest Capitals Prospect Update. I will give you all the latest news and up-to-date statistics on all of the players on the top 50 list.

At the AHL All-Star game, the Capitals had three players involved. Forward Mike Peluso was a last minute substitution, while goaltender Martin Brochu and forward Alexandre Volchkov also participated. During the skills competition, Volchkov won the accuracy contest, hitting all four targets in only seven shots. Brochu was outstanding during the whole weekend, stopping all ten shots in the ambush competition, and winning the MVP for the game itself. Forward Miika Elomo, who had been previously invited, was unable to play because of injury.

The major junior leagues also held their All-Star games recently. Forward Krys Barch (London) was selected to the OHL game, and collected one assist. Forwards Kris Beech (Calgary), Blake Evans (Tri-City) and Michal Sivek (Prince Albert) were invited to participate for the WHL. During the game, Beech scored two goals and one assist, while Sivek picked up an assist. In the skills competition, Sivek finished second in the fastest skater event – completing the lap in 14.72 seconds.

The Portland Pirates are the hottest team in the AHL right now. Their record stands at 23-13-8, for a total of 64 points. They are currently first place overall, with Kentucky (San Jose) and Louisville (Florida) close behind. The Pirates are at full strength now, with the Capitals using a more veteran lineup. They have five players assigned to Hampton Roads (ECHL): forwards Mike Omicioli and Mike Siklenka, as well as defensemen Gerad Adams, Steve Shirreffs and Dean Stork.

Misc. Notes: Washington has gone on an anti-youth movement lately, trading 23-year old Jaroslav “Yogi” Svejkovsky to Tampa Bay for draft picks. Yogi was struggling at the NHL level, but could not be sent down to the AHL without clearing waivers. The Capitals gave Barrie Moore a one game call-up after the trade, but he was sent back down when the Caps picked up veteran Terry Yake. Finally, they demoted little used forward Jeff Toms to Portland. Swift Current forward Todd Hornung has finally started his season after sitting out the first half with an injury. The Broncos acquired Todd at the WHL trading deadline to help their chances in the playoffs.

A++ players – performing above and beyond the call of duty.

5. Rastislav Stana: undefeated since arriving in Calgary.
4. Jeff Nelson: 20 goals leads Portland.
3. Matthew Herr: great numbers, waiting for a callup.
2. Michal Sivek: made the All-Star team as a rookie.
1. Martin Brochu: absolutely amazing season.

Ones To Watch – the players you’ll be hearing about very soon.

5. Jeff Toms: just demoted and needs to prove himself.
4. Alexei Tezikov: will be recalled if the Caps need a defenseman.
3. Jakub Ficenec: outstanding numbers for AHL rookie.
2. Steve Shirreffs: sent to ECHL for more playing time.
1. Todd Hornung: back from injury and ready to go.

Disappointments – players who aren’t living up to expectations.

5. Krys Barch: good scoring numbers, but a -19.
4. Miika Elomo: dropped off after great start.
3. Mike Siklenka: struggling in both AHL and ECHL.
2. Charlie Stephens: playing in only 70% of Guelph’s games.
1. Curtis Cruickshank: has only payed in 8 games this season.

Stats as of 01/30/00

CENTRES GP G A PTS PIM +/-

Kris Beech Calgary (WHL) 44 23 41 64 70 17
Blake Evans Tri-City (WHL) 48 20 35 55 76 2
Todd Hornung Sw. Current (WHL) 2 0 0 0 2 -1
Glen Metropolit Portland (AHL) 29 14 22 36 49 11
Washington (NHL) 16 3 4 7 2 0
Jeff Nelson Portland (AHL) 41 20 12 32 24 1
Mike Omicioli H. Roads (ECHL) 25 10 21 31 77 9
Portland (AHL) 5 1 3 4 4 -2
Maxim Orlov CSKA (Russia) 12 0 0 0 0 NA
Michal Sivek Pr. Albert (WHL) 34 17 24 41 42 -1
Roman Tvrdon Spokane (WHL) 44 21 25 46 18 23
Trent Whitfield Portland (AHL) 45 9 19 28 26 2

LEFT WINGERS GP G A PTS PIM +/-

Krys Barch London (OHL) 43 19 19 38 70 -19
Miika Elomo Portland (AHL) 28 13 8 21 20 1
Washington (NHL) 2 0 1 1 2 1
Trevor Halverson Portland (AHL) HAS NOT PLAYED YET
Barrie Moore Portland (AHL) 46 11 21 32 22 9
Washington (NHL) 1 0 0 0 0 0
Ryan Mulhern Portland (AHL) 39 8 9 17 31 -2
Jason Shmyr Portland (AHL) 40 2 2 4 130 2
Jeff Toms Portland (AHL) 8 4 7 11 2 3
Washington (NHL) 17 1 2 3 4 0
Erik Wendell Minnesota (WCHA) 17 2 0 2 18 NA

RIGHT WINGERS GP G A PTS PIM +/-

Kevin Caulfield Bos. Coll.(HE) 24 4 7 11 56 NA
Kyle Clark Harvard (ECAC) 10 0 3 3 10 NA
Chris Corrinet Princeton (ECAC) 19 7 11 18 33 NA
Matthew Herr Portland (AHL) 43 10 12 22 33 10
Mike Peluso Portland (AHL) 40 11 18 29 55 4
Mike Siklenka H. Roads (ECHL) 35 2 2 4 27 -10
Portland (AHL) 9 0 0 0 14 -1
Charlie Stephens Guelph (OHL) 32 9 21 30 58 7
Alex Volchkov Portland (AHL) 34 11 14 25 47 -2
Washington (NHL) 3 0 0 0 0 -2

DEFENSEMEN GP G A PTS PIM +/-

Gerad Adams H. Roads (ECHL) 34 1 3 4 74 1
Portland (AHL) 8 0 0 0 10 -3
N. Baumgartner Portland (AHL) 39 3 10 13 30 -7
Washington (NHL) 4 0 0 0 0 0
Patrick Boileau Portland (AHL) 33 1 11 12 36 12
Mike Farrell Providence (HE) 24 3 3 6 45 2
Jakub Ficenec Portland (AHL) 34 6 6 12 14 8
Nathan Forster Seattle (WHL) 33 8 18 26 65 18
J.F. Fortin H. Roads (ECHL) 7 0 2 2 0 -1
Portland (AHL) 23 2 4 6 28 -4
David Johansson Kelowna (WHL) 45 3 20 23 22 -11
Ross Lupaschuk Red Deer (WHL) 47 14 25 39 102 8
Oleg Orehovsky Moscow Dynamo 22 1 3 4 28 NA
Henrik Petre Brynas (Sweden) 36 2 2 4 55 -9
Igor Shadilov Moscow Dynamo 16 0 1 1 6 NA
Steve Shirreffs Portland (AHL) 34 2 5 7 12 5
H. Roads (ECHL) 2 2 0 2 0 3
Dean Stork H. Roads (ECHL) 42 3 13 16 55 2
Scott Swanson Houston (IHL) 37 4 5 9 16 4
Alexei Tezikov Portland (AHL) 28 2 1 3 41 11
Washington (NHL) 17 1 0 1 2 -2
Nolan Yonkman Kelowna (WHL) 49 5 6 11 112 -18
S. Zimakov Molot-Prikamie(Rus) 18 0 2 2 26 NA

GOALTENDERS GP GAA W-L-T SV% SO

Martin Brochu Portland (AHL) 36 2.15 23-8-5 .924 3
Scott Buhler Quad City (UHL) 18 3.68 10-4-0 .876 0
S. Charpentier Portland (AHL) 5 2.33 2-1-2 .919 0
C. Cruickshank H. Roads (ECHL) 3 4.54 1-2-0 .842 0
Portland (AHL) 5 2.76 1-3-1 .901 0
Jomar Cruz Brandon/TC (WHL) 43 3.77 12-27-4 .884 1
Rastislav Stana MJ/Calg.(WHL) 18 3.53 8-9-0 .907 1

Thanks for reading, and I’ll see you in two weeks.

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