Sabres 2002-03 Prospect Statistics

By Ken McKenna

The season has long since wrapped up, for Sabres prospects, with some players experiencing breakthroughs over the past few months, and others falling further behind the curve. Statistically speaking, center Derek Roy of the OHL’s Kitchener Rangers was the top point producer of all of Buffalo’s prospects, notching 78 points in just 49 OHL games. More importantly, Roy took a big step forward in his quest to become a NHL player, as he was the major guiding force in Kitchener’s Memorial Cup victory last month. On the heels of that triumph, Roy signed his first pro contract with the Sabres prior to the June 1st deadline.

Other forward prospects that turned in solid statistical performances included center Chris Thorburn of the OHL’s Plymouth Whalers; left winger Daniel Paille of the OHL’s Guelph Storm; and center/winger Paul Gaustad of the Rochester Americans. On defense, the University of Minnesota’s Keith Ballard was amongst the top scoring defensemen in the WCHA, while Dennis Wideman of the OHL’s London Knights was amongst the top defensive point producers in that league.

All in all, it was a productive year for the Sabres prospects as a whole, which may bode well for the offensive future of the team.

All prospects listed on the Sabres team 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, WC= World Championships. An asterisk [*] next to a team name indicates playoff statistics. All statistics are final for the 2002-03 season.

Forwards

Team

GP

G

A

Pts.

PIM

GWG

PPG

SHG

+/-’

Bartovic, Milan

Rochester (AHL)

74

18

10

28

84

5

2

0

-6

Rochester (AHL)*

3

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

-1

Buffalo (NHL)

3

1

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

Bizyayev, Vasily

Not Available

Dubec, Marek

HC Vsetin (CZE)

22

2

4

6

24

-

-

-

-1

HC Vsetin (CZE)*

4

0

0

0

2

-

-

-

0

SK Horacka Slavia Trebic (CZE1)

16

3

2

5

24

-

-

-

-8

HC Vsetin (CZE Jr.)

5

5

6

11

10

-

-

-

0

HC Vsetin (CZE Jr.)*

3

1

0

1

14

-

-

-

0

HC Vsetin (CZE Jr.)*

5

1

0

1

12

-

-

-

0

Gaustad, Paul

Rochester (AHL)

80

14

39

53

137

1

4

3

2

Rochester (AHL)*

3

0

0

0

4

0

0

0

-1

Buffalo (NHL)

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Hulva, Jakub

HC Vitkovice (CZE)

5

0

1

1

0

-

-

-

0

HC Vitkovice (CZE)*

3

0

0

0

0

-

-

-

0

HC Slezan Opava (CZE1)

6

0

0

0

0

-

-

-

0

HC Vitkovice (CZE Jr.)

18

10

13

23

18

-

-

-

0

HC Vitkovice (CZE Jr.)*

10

3

3

6

10

-

-

-

0

HC Vitkovice (CZE Jr.)*

1

0

3

3

2

-

-

-

0

Klepis, Jakub

HC Slavia Praha (CZE)

38

2

6

8

22

-

-

-

-1

HC Slavia Praha (CZE)*

4

0

0

0

6

-

-

-

-1

Slavia (CZE Jr.)

7

0

2

2

53

-

-

-

0

Slavia (CZE Jr.)*

4

4

3

7

6

-

-

-

0

Slavia (CZE Jr.)*

3

0

3

3

4

-

-

-

Kotalik, Ales

Buffalo (NHL)

68

21

14

35

30

2

4

0

-2

Rochester (AHL)

8

0

2

2

4

0

0

0

-5

Kristek, Jaroslav

Rochester (AHL)

47

15

17

32

24

2

5

0

3

Buffalo (NHL)

6

0

0

0

4

0

0

0

-2

Kriukov, Artem

Siber Novosibirsk (RUS)

8

0

0

0

27

0

0

0

-

McMorrow, Sean

Rochester (AHL)

62

0

1

1

301

0

0

0

-3

Rochester (AHL)*

3

0

0

0

17

0

0

0

0

Buffalo (NHL)

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Milley, Norm

Rochester (AHL)

67

16

32

48

39

1

7

0

7

Rochester (AHL)*

3

2

0

2

2

1

1

0

-1

Buffalo (NHL)

8

0

2

2

6

0

0

0

-2

Mosovsky, Karel

Rochester (AHL)

62

5

4

9

75

1

1

0

-14

Novotny, Jiri

Rochester (AHL)

43

2

9

11

14

0

0

0

-12

Rochester (AHL)*

3

0

1

1

10

0

0

0

-1

Czech Republic (WJC)

6

0

1

1

2

0

0

0

1

Paille, Daniel

Guelph (OHL)

54

30

27

57

28

-

8

4

7

Guelph (OHL)*

11

8

6

14

6

-

5

1

-2

Canada (WJC)

6

0

0

0

2

0

0

0

0

Peters, Andrew

Rochester (AHL)

57

3

0

3

223

0

0

0

-16

Rochester (AHL)*

3

0

0

0

24

0

0

0

0

Pominville, Jason

Rochester (AHL)

73

13

21

34

16

2

3

0

5

Rochester (AHL)*

3

1

1

2

0

0

0

0

-1

Roy, Derek

Kitchener (OHL)

49

28

50

78

73

-

12

2

23

Kitchener (OHL)*

21

9

23

32

14

-

4

0

8

Canada (WJC)

6

1

2

3

4

0

0

0

2

Ryan, Mike

Northeastern University (HE)

34

18

14

32

30

2

8

0

-9

Shevjev, Maxim

Amur Khabarovsk (RUS)

21

0

0

0

10

0

0

0

-

Tessier, Michael

Acadie-Bathurst (QMJHL)

62

20

30

50

114

6

7

2

8

Acadie-Bathurst (QMJHL)*

11

6

11

17

10

1

1

0

8

Thorburn, Chris

Saginaw/Plymouth (OHL)

64

30

41

71

124

-

8

0

16

Plymouth (OHL)*

18

11

9

20

10

-

5

0

-1

Vondrka, Michal

HC Ceske Budejovice (CZE)

27

1

3

4

4

-

-

-

-6

HC Ceske Budejovice (CZE)*

3

0

0

0

0

-

-

-

-1

IHC Pisek (CZE1)

18

3

2

5

39

-

-

-

-1

IHC Pisek (CZE1)*

3

1

0

1

0

-

-

-

0

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)

32

2

5

7

18

1

0

0

11

Aslund, Calle

Huddinge IK (SWE1)

23

2

2

4

40

0

0

0

-6

Huddinge IK (SWE1)*

14

1

1

2

26

1

0

0

9

Huddinge IK (SWE2)

4

0

2

2

16

0

0

0

2

Ballard, Keith

Univ. of Minnesota (WCHA)

43

12

29

41

74

3

4

1

7

Cizek, Martin

Plymouth (OHL)

58

2

7

9

40

-

1

0

13

Plymouth (OHL)*

18

1

1

2

6

-

0

0

1

Denisov, Denis

Salavat Yulaev Ufa (RUS)

47

2

8

10

12

0

0

0

-

Janik, Doug

Rochester (AHL)

75

3

13

16

120

1

1

0

-11

Rochester (AHL)*

3

0

0

0

6

0

0

0

1

Buffalo (NHL)

6

0

0

0

2

0

0

0

1

Jorde, Ryan

Rochester (AHL)

70

0

2

2

136

0

0

0

-16

Tallinder, Henrik

Buffalo (NHL)

46

3

10

13

28

0

1

0

-3

Wideman, Dennis

London (OHL)

55

20

27

47

83

-

9

1

4

London (OHL)*

14

6

6

12

10

-

5

0

-4

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

Sudbury (OHL)

13

645

356

310

0.871

4.28

1

10

1

Miller, Ryan

Buffalo (NHL)

15

912

410

370

0.902

2.63

6

8

1

Rochester (AHL)

44

2637

1304

1200

0.920

2.37

21

17

5

Rochester (AHL)*

3

189

90

77

0.856

4.11

1

2

0

USA (WC)

4

192

72

64

0.889

2.49

2

2

0

*playoffs