Canadiens’ prospects update (CHL and NCAA edition)

By Chris Boucher

Duncan Milroy -RW (Drafted-01(2/37))

Milroy has picked up 19 points through his last 10 games. His best offensive game came against Vancouver, as he scored 2 goals and added 3 assists during an 8-4 win. Overall, the 20-year-old has played 58 games. He has 74 points (33-41-74) to go along with 40 penalty minutes and a minus-1 rating. The 6’0″, 198-lbs right winger also has 8 powerplay goals and 8 shorthanded markers.

Milroy is averaging 1.28 points-per-game this season; down 0.08 PPG from last year’s 1.36 PPG average.

Olivier Michaud -G (Free Agent-2001(3-y contract))

Shawinigan’s Olivier Michaud has gone 6-3-1 through his last 10 starts. The 5’10’, 163-lbs goalie has had an inconsistent season. Through 27 games with Shawinigan the 19-year-old had an 8-13-3 record, a 3.29 GAA, and an .889 save percentage. Since the trade to Baie Comeau the goaltending prospect has a 17-5-2 record to go along with a 3.26 GAA and an .891 save percentage.

-QMJHL’s top defensive player for the week ending October 28th.

Michael Lambert -F (Drafted-02(4/99))

Lambert managed 5 points through his last 10 games. Overall, the 6’2″, 182-lbs forward has played 63 games. He has 54 points (26-28-54), and is minus-8 with 51 minutes in penalties. Eight of his goals were scored on the powerplay.

Lambert is averaging 0.87 points-per-game this season; up 0.12 PPG from last year’s 0.75 PPG average.

Jonathan Ferland -RW (Drafted-02(7/182))

Acadie Bathurst’s Jonathan Ferland picked up 12 points through his last 10 games, and enjoyed an 8-game point-scoring streak during part of that span. Overall, the 19-year-old has played 61 games. He has 80 points (40-40-80), and is an incredible plus-42 with a 92 minutes in penalties. Seven of his goals were scored on the powerplay, while 3 others were scored short-handed.

Ferland is averaging 1.31 points-per-game this season; down 0.04 PPG from last year’s 1.35 PPG average.

-QMJHL’s top offensive player for the week ending September 29th.

Christian Larrivée -F (Drafted-00(4/114))

Christian Larrivée managed 14 points through his last 10 games. Overall, the 6’3″, 195-lbs forward has 58 points (18-40-58), and is plus-5 with 49 minutes in penalties. Seven of his goals were scored on the powerplay, while 1 other was scored shorthanded.

Larrivée is averaging 1.16 points-per-game this season; down 0.23 PPG from last year’s 1.39 PPG average.

André Deveaux -C (Drafted-02(6/182))

André Deveaux has picked up 11 points through his last 10 games. Overall, the 6’4″, 210-lbs center has played 54 games. He has 35 points (15-20-35), and is minus-12 with 118 minutes in penalties.

Deveaux is averaging 0.65 points-per-game this season; up 0.32 PPG from last year’s 0.33 PPG average.

Andrew Archer -D (Drafted-01(7/203))

Guelph’s Andrew Archer picked up 3 points through his last 10 games. Overall, the 6’4″, 212-lbs stay-at-home defenseman has played 57 games. He has 13 points (2-11-13), and is plus-2 with 121 minutes in penalties. Archer has a plus-4 rating through Guelph’s last 9 games.

Archer is averaging 0.23 points-per-game this season; up 0.01 PPG from last year’s 0.22 PPG average.

Eric Himelfarb -C (Drafted-01(6/171))

Himelfarb has 9 points through his previous 10 games; including a 4-point night during a 4-3 win over Windsor on February 2nd. Overall, the 5’10”, 186-lbs forward has played 59 games. He has 70 points (29-41-70), and is minus-3 with 64 minutes in penalties. Nine of his goals were scored on the powerplay, while 2 others were scored shorthanded.

Himelfarb is averaging 1.21 points-per-game this season; down 0.03 PPG from last year’s 1.24 PPG average.

Tomas Linhart -D (Drafted-02(2/45))

London’s Tomas Linhart has 2 points through his last 10 games. Although he has yet to produce offense consistently, his plus-7 rating is among the team’s best. The 6’2″, 214-lbs defenseman has played 49 games. He has 4 points (0-4-4), and is a previously mentioned plus-6 with 24 minutes in penalties.

Christopher Higgins -C (Drafted-02(1/14))

Higgins has picked up 14 points through his last 10 games. Overall, the 5’11”, 195-lbs forward has played 23 games. He is the sixth leading scorer in the ECAC, but has the top PPG average. He has 36 points (18-18-36) to go along with 39 minutes in penalties. Six of his goals were scored on the powerplay, while 1 other was scored shorthanded.

Higgins is the Habs’ second most improved prospect when we calculate year-to-year improvement in PPG (behind only Michael Ryder). The sophomore forward is averaging 1.57 points-per-game this season; up 0.42 PPG from last year’s 1.15 PPG average.

Matt Shasby -D (Drafted-99(5/150))

Alaska-Anchorage University’s Matt Shasby is out for the season with a broken metatarsal bone on the outside of his right foot. The 22-year-old finished last season as the Habs’ top scoring defensive prospect (points per game), but struggled on another poor UAA team this season. Overall, the 6’3″, 200-lbs defenseman has played 23 games. He has 10 points (0-10-10) to go along with 16 minutes in penalties.

Shasby is averaging 0.43 points-per-game this season; down 0.34 PPG from last year’s 0.77 PPG average.

Scott Selig -C/RW (Drafted-00(6/172))

Northeastern University’s Scott has managed only 1 point through his last 10 games. Overall, the 6’2″, 195-lbs. forward has played 31 games. He has 10 points (3-7-10), and is minus-1 with 20 minutes in penalties. He’s also managed 52 shots on goal.

Selig is averaging 0.32 points-per-game this season; up 0.17 PPG from last year’s 0.15 PPG average.

Ryan Glenn -D (Drafted-00(5/145))

St. Lawrence University’s Ryan Glenn has managed 4 points through his last 11 games. Overall, the 6’2″, 210-lbs. defenseman has played 30 games. He has 12 points (4-8-12), and is minus-8 with 28 minutes in penalties. Two of his goals were scored on the powerplay, and he has a team-leading 85 shots on goal.

Glenn is averaging 0.40 points-per-game this season; up 0.12 PPG from last year’s 0.28 PPG average.

Current stats up to and including games played February 26th, 2002.

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