Canadiens juniors and European update

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QMJHL

Michael Lambert, LW — He has really stepped it up this year, as he leads his team in scoring and is
second in the Q in scoring. He has been named to the Team QMJHL in the RE/MAX games vs Team
Russia. Playing on the top line and getting lots of power play time, Lambert so far is doing a good job of
earning himself a contract before the June 1st deadline. His four game winning goals are tops in the
Q as well, as he is scoring some big goals for the Rocket. He has an outside shot at making
Team Canada’s U-20 team, as he was one of the top scorers for the Team Canada U-18 team in
2002.

 

Cory Urquhart, C –The Lambert-Urquhart line has been one of the better lines in the Q, as they
wreak havoc on the Q goalies and defense. Urquhart is second on the team in scoring, and
third in the
QMJHL in scoring as well. Urquhart also has been named to the RE/MAX games vs Team Russia,
and has an outside chance of making Team Canada as well.

Maxim Lapierre, C –Playing on the
third line, without top notch wingers, Lapierre hasn’t been
able to produce much offense, but he has been playing a gritty game. Although he doesn’t have
many goals, he does have three game winners, which is near the top of the league, behind teammate
Michael Lambert, and he has been strong in the faceoff circle at 53%. Next year should be a
real test for him, as he should receive much more ice time.

Jimmy Bonneau, LW — He has played in every game, and has made a name for himself as one of
the top fighters in the QMJHL.

 

Danny Stewart, LW/C — He is
benefiting from playing with the very talented Sidney Crosby, as
Stewart is in the top 10 in scoring in the Q, and third on his team in scoring. Stewart has struggled
in the faceoff circle, but his improvement in his own end, along the boards, and his
three game
winning goals show he has progressed over last season.

Name

Team

Games

Goals

Assists

Points

Pim

+/-

Michael Lambert

PEI

23

17

24

41

18

+17

Cory Urquhart

PEI

23

16

23

39

14

+14

Maxim Lapierre

PEI

22

6

8

14

31

-2

Jimmy Bonneau

PEI

25

1

4

5

89

-2

Danny Stewart

Rimouski

24

12

20

32

35

+11

OHL

 

Corey Locke, C — After leading the entire CHL in scoring last year, Locke had a difficult task of
adjusting to new linemates, and a team without the talented and experienced players of last year.
So far so good, as Locke is third in the OHL in scoring, and he has close to double the points of any
player on his team. Locke was also named to Team OHL in the RE/MAX games vs Team Russia.
He also has a good chance to make Team Canada’s U-20 WJC roster.

Andre Deveaux, C — Being traded last year looks like it’s paying off big rewards to the big
center, as he has an increased role on the team taking the late important
faceoffs. What’s most
impressive is his improvement in his own end, where he was a -21 last season, he’s a team
leading +11, while he’s also shown improvement on the score sheet and in taking less penalties.

 

Mark Flood, D — Flood is currently
second on his team in scoring, while he plays on the top pairing,
and gets both power play and penalty kill time.

Name

Team

Games

Goals

Assists

Points

Pim

+/-

Cory Locke

Ottawa

19

16

18

34

26

+2

Andre Deveaux

OS

20

10

10

20

38

+11

Mark Flood

Peterbrh

18

5

8

13

6

-1

NCAA

 

Ryan O’Byrne, D — After leaving the BCJHL for the NCAA, O’Byrne has been able to play in
every game so far for Cornell University, one of the top teams in the NCAA. They currently sit
atop the ECAC conference. O’Byrne has yet to record a point, but he does lead the team in
penalty minutes with 20. Playing for a strongly coached team should be a great experience for
O’Byrne.

 

Ryan Glenn, D — Has picked it up some, with a two goal game the other night. Still needs to
show a lot, if he is to earn a contract this summer, when his NCAA career ends.

 

Scott Selig, RW — A disappointing start to the season to say the least. Selig has yet to register a
point this season, and currently is either injured or benched, as he has missed two games lately.
With no points in his senior year, things are not going well if he’s to earn a contract this summer,
when his NCAA career is over.

Name

Team

Games

Goals

Assists

Points

Pim

+/-

Ryan O’Byrne

Cornell

6

0

0

0

20

 

Ryan Glenn

St. LU

12

2

3

5

18

-1

Scott Selig

Northeast

6

0

0

0

2

-4

Sweden

Johan Eneqvist, C/LW –After leaving Leksand of the SEL, for Hammerby a tier-2 league,
Eneqvist has gone from the fourth line to one of the top lines on the top team in the tier-2 league.
With his team having only one loss this season, Eneqvist is surrounded by quality forwards.

Name

Team

Games

Goals

Assists

Points

Pim

+/-

Johan Eneqvist

Hammerby

19

6

6

12

12

 

Russia

Andrei Kastsitsyn, C/LW — After starting in the RSL, then being sent down and producing very
well, he was called up to the RSL and hasn’t be sent back since. He is currently playing on the
fourth line for CSKA, with limited icetime, under what is know as a very strict coach. Teammate
Zherdev has also had problems getting ice time, as he has been benched at times, so it’s clear ice
time will be hard to come by for the young Belarus star.

 

Konstantin Korneev, D — After his team from last year was regulated to the high league, Korneev
found himself on the AK Bars squad, after having interest from several RSL teams for his
services. AK Bars is a team with some very talented players, so icetime is limited for Korneev,
who plays mostly on the fourth pairing, on one of the few teams that carries
four pairings of defense.
He was named to the Russian Senior National Team recently, a good sign for the 19-year-old, and
he has also been named to the Russian Junior National Team U-20 team.

Alex Buturlin, RW — Playing on the
first and second line, Buturlin is one of the top scorers on his
team. He was also named to the Russian Senior National Team recently, although he did not
pick up any points in the two games he played for them.

Name

Team

Games

Goals

Assists

Points

Pim

+/-

Andrei Kastsitsyn

CSKA

7

0

1

1

2

 

 

CSKA-2

8

8

5

13

4

 

Alex Buturlin

Lada

18

2

6

8

30

 

K. Korneev

AK Bars

22

0

2

2

6

 

Finland

 

Oskari Korpikari, D — Playing on the
third pairing, Korpikari has been steady in his own end,
while playing for one of the top teams in the Sm-liiga. Korpikari should play for Team Finland’s
Junior National U-20 Team next month. Hab 1997 draft pick Iikkola Mikkola is
second on the team in
+/- with a +11.

Name

Team

Games

Goals

Assists

Points

Pim

+/-

Oskari Korpikari

Karpat

20

0

1

1

10

+2

Czech Republic

 

Tomas Linhart, D — Playing in the
men’s Div 1, and spending time in the junior league as well,
Linhart has been shipped around this year, but is getting playing time in both leagues. He also
played for the Czech Junior National Team, in a recent U-20 tournament. He has played for two
different teams in the men’s league, but it’s unclear why.

 

Name

Team

Games

Goals

Assists

Points

Pim

+/-

Tomas Linhart

Hardec

13

0

1

1

10

+1

 

Pardubice

2

0

0

0

0

-1

 

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