Sabres Report: Statistical Update for December

By Ken McKenna

Yes, the calendar has changed over to a New Year, but we’ll nevertheless look back at the month that was, statistically speaking, for the prospects of the Buffalo Sabres. The month of December was a good one for the Rochester Americans, as well as for three Sabres’ prospects selected to represent their respective countries in the 2003 World Junior Championships.

All prospects listed on the Sabres’ page are included in this table. All European players not designated with a number next to their country of origin (ex. CZE vs. CZE1) are playing in the top league in those countries, with the numbers next to the country abbreviation indicating participation in a lower league. Other abbreviations: NHL= National Hockey League, AHL= American Hockey League, OHL= Ontario Hockey League, QMJHL= Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, HE= Hockey East (NCAA), WCHA= Western Collegiate Hockey Association (NCAA), WJC= World Junior Championships. Statistics are from games played through January 2nd, 2003.

Forwards

Team

GP

G

T=16>

A

Pts.

PIM

GWG

PPG

SHG

+/-’

Bartovic, Milan

Rochester (AHL)

36

7

3

10

52

2

1

0

-1

Bizyayev, Vasily

Not Available

Dubec, Marek

HC Vsetin (CZE)

14

0

1

1

2

-

-

-

-2

SK Horacka Slavia Trebic (CZE1)

9

3

1

4

18

-

-

-

-3

HC Vsetin (CZE Jr.)

5

5

6

11

10

-

-

-

0

Gaustad, Paul

Rochester (AHL)

36

6

13

19

56

0

1

1

6

Hulva, Jakub

HC Vitkovice (CZE)

3

0

0

0

0

-

-

-

-2

HC Slezan Opava (CZE1)

6

0

0

0

0

-

-

-

0

HC Vitkovice (CZE Jr.)

16

10

12

22

18

-

-

-

0

Kotalik, Ales

Buffalo (NHL)

28

6

5

11

14

0

1

0

-1

Rochester (AHL)

7

0

2

2

4

0

0

0

-4

Kristek, Jaroslav

Rochester (AHL)

32

11

10

21

18

1

4

0

3

Kriukov, Artem

Siber Novosibirsk (RUS)

4

0

0

0

4

0

0

0

-

McMorrow, Sean

Rochester (AHL)

32

0

1

1

181

0

0

0

0

Milley, Norm

Rochester (AHL)

30

6

18

24

16

1

2

0

3

Buffalo (NHL)

4

0

1

1

4

0

0

0

-2

Mosovsky, Karel

Rochester (AHL)

30

0

2

2

14

0

0

0

-8

Novotny, Jiri

Rochester (AHL)

18

2

0

2

4

0

0

0

-8

Czech Republic (WJC)

5

0

1

1

2

0

0

0

3

Paille, Daniel

Guelph (OHL)

28

19

15

34

18

-

7

2

7

Canada (WJC)

4

0

0

0

2

0

0

0

0

Peters, Andrew

Rochester (AHL)

27

1

0

1

96

0

0

0

-10

Pominville, Jason

Rochester (AHL)

34

6

6

12

4

1

2

0

3

Roy, Derek

Kitchener (OHL)

25

15

35

50

36

-

6

2

24

Canada (WJC)

4

1

2

3

2

0

0

0

2

Shevjev, Maxim

Amur Khabarovsk (RUS)

11

0

0

0

6

0

0

0

-

Tessier, Michael

Acadie-Bathurst (QMJHL)

37

11

14

25

78

3

5

2

3

Thorburn, Chris

Saginaw (OHL)

34

17

17

34

62

-

8

0

-8

Vondrka, Michal

HC Ceske Budejovice (CZE)

18

1

2

3

4

-

-

-

-5

IHC Pisek (CZE1)

12

2

1

3

37

-

-

-

-1

HC Ceske Budejovice (CZE Jr.)

7

4

1

5

4

-

-

-

0

Defensemen

Team

GP

G

A

Pts.

PIM

GWG

PPG

SHG

+/-’

Adams, John

Boston College (HE)

12

2

0

2

8

1

0

0

4

Aslund, Calle

Huddinge IK (SWE1)

23

2

2

4

40

0

0

0

-6

Huddinge IK (SWE2)

4

0

2

2

16

0

0

0

2

Ballard, Keith

Univ. of Minnesota (WCHA)

19

4

13

17

40

0

1

1

-

Cizek, Martin

Plymouth (OHL)

35

2

2

4

22

-

1

0

10

Denisov, Denis

Salavat Yulaev Ufa (RUS)

29

1

6

7

4

0

0

0

-

Janik, Doug

Rochester (AHL)

36

2

8

10

68

1

0

0

-10

Jorde, Ryan

Rochester (AHL)

34

0

1

1

81

0

0

0

-3

Tallinder, Henrik

Buffalo (NHL)

27

2

6

8

20

0

1

0

-5

Wideman, Dennis

London (OHL)

29

11

16

27

44

-

5

1

-6

Goaltenders

Team

GP

Min.

SA

Saves

Save %

GAA

W

L

T

Magers, Marty

Owen Sound (OHL)

26

1394

806

712

0.883

4.05

6

15

2

Miller, Ryan

Buffalo (NHL)

3

183

72

63

0.875

2.95

1

2

0

Rochester (AHL)

27

1609

811

750

0.925

2.27

12

10

4


Notes: G Ryan Miller has posted two AHL shutouts, and nearly posted his first NHL shutout on New Year’’ Eve vs. the NY Islanders…After posting just one point in 17 AHL games, RW Jaroslav Kristek has notched 20 points in his last 15 games for the Americans…C Jiri Novotny netted his first two AHL goals in consecutive games, right before leaving to join his Czech Republic teammates at the 2003 WJC…RW Jason Pominville has picked up eight points in his last 14 AHL games…C Chris Thorburn’s eight power play goals places him amongst the OHL’s top 20 in that category…Thorburn and LW Dan Paille are in the OHL’s top 25 in goals with 19 apiece…C Derek Roy is 7th in assists in the OHL.