Canadiens prospects update: NCAA, junior and European

By Dan Linn


Michael Lambert, LW — Lambert continues to play on the top line, where he leads his
team in scoring. He played for Team QMJHL vs Team Russia in the RE/MAX games and
was able to score a goal in the loss. He did not get an invite to Team Canada’s selection
camp for the U-20 tournament. He leads the team in game winning goals and powerplay
goals as well and is on pace to easily outdo last year’s numbers.

Cory Urquhart, C — Urquhart is second on his team in scoring, and sits near the top of the
QMJHL as well. He also took part in the RE/MAX games for Team QMJHL, but wasn’t
able to get much going, as he and Lambert had played five games in five nights which can
be tough on any player.

Maxim Lapierre, C –Playing on the third line, without top notch wingers, Lapierre has
picked up his offensive game lately, while still being solid in his own end, and in the faceoff
circle. He is on pace to cruise past his numbers of last season, and we are not even at the
half way point.

Jimmy Bonneau, LW — Bonneau as played in every game, and has made a name for
himself as one of the top fighters in the QMJHL. He’s now becoming a force on the
scoresheet as well, as he recorded his first ever hat trick while playing in the Major juniors.
Bonneau has doubled his point production since the last update.

Danny Stewart, LW/C — Stewart is benefitting from playing with the very talented Sidney
Crosby at times, but has been centering the second line to fill in for injuries. Stewart is in
the top 15 in scoring in the Q, and third on his team in scoring, showing good progression
over last year.

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Corey Locke, C — Locke played for Team OHL vs Team Russia in the RE/MAX games
but was unable to get a return invite to the selection camp for Team Canada. He still leads
his team in scoring, but points have been harder to come by recently, as his team struggles
to win games.

Andre Deveaux, C — Deveaux is third on his team in scoring and leads the team in
plus/minus while being used to win important faceoffs. Has also had a tough time scoring
points lately, but has picked up the physical side of the game, and has dropped the gloves
several times as well.

Mark Flood, D — Flood is currently tied for fourth on his team in scoring, while he plays on
the top pairing, and gets both power play and penalty kill time. Flood has scored as many
goals this year, as he did in all the 124 games he’s played in the OHL. After scoring one
goal his first year, and five goals last year, Flood’s new role and increased icetime has
helped him gain confidence in his offensive abilities.

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Ryan O’Byrne, D — O’Byrne has yet to record a point, but he does lead the team in
penalty minutes, and he has been able to play in every game so far. Playing for a strongly
coached team should be a great experience for O’Byrne, and Cornell could go far this
year, as they are second overall in their conference the ECAC.

Ryan Glenn, D — Glenn is tied for fourth on his team in scoring. He is playing in his final
season for St. Lawrence. He is on pace to outscore last year’s total of 14 points in 36
games, and with Hamilton possibly in need of more defensemen next year, he needs to
show management he should be given a contract over the summer or sign elsewhere.

Scott Selig, RW — A disappointing year so far, Selig has yet to record a single point in the
nine games he’s played, while he’s missed three games this year. Not a good way to
impress management if he’s to earn a contract this summer, after his final year of the

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Johan Eneqvist, C/LW — Eneqvist currently sits at eighth on his team in scoring, the top
team in the tier-2 league. There’s talk that the team could be moved up to the SEL next
year. Points have been harder to come by for the young Swede lately, as he’s picked up
only two points over the last seven games.

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Andrei Kastsitsyn, C/LW — After being sent back down to work on his consistency,
Kastsitsyn was able to rack up the points, getting six points in four games. But he has not
played for CSKA or CSKA-2 recently. It looks as though Kastsitsyn may play for his
country in the upcoming U-20 tournament, as Team Belarus is headed to France from
December 13th to the 18th, according to IIHF’s website.

Konstantin Korneev, D — Korneev still isn’t getting much icetime, as he plays mostly on
the fourth pairing, but he did pick up his first goal of the season recently. Look for him to
be one of Russia’s top defensemen in the upcoming WJC tournament.

Alex Buturlin, RW — Playing on the first and second line, Buturlin is one of the top scorers
on his team. He plays mostly on the top line, on either wing, and is currently on pace to
outperform last years numbers. He’s third on the team in scoring, even after missing the
first five games of the year due to injury, and he has been an important part of Lada’s

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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. Look for Korpikari to play for
Team Finland later this month in the WJC tournament.

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Czech Republic

Tomas Linhart, D — Playing in the Mens 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 should play in the upcoming WJC tournament for the Czech team, where he may get to
showcase why the Habs picked him much higher then many experts had him pegged.

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