Thrashers prospect update

By Holly Gunning





AHL

Below are the statistics for all Thrashers prospects, divided into the levels and ordered by points per game. All goaltenders are listed together at the bottom. Stats are current as of January 2nd, except where otherwise noted. Notes on players from each category follow the stats.


AHL – Chicago Wolves

 

Age

Pos

GP

G

A

Pts

Pts/GP

+/-

PIMs

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Blatny, Zdenek

22

LW

30

6

13

19

.63

+1

59

MacKenzie, Derek

22

C

33

10

10

20

.61

+7

26

Stewart, Karl

20

LW

29

4

13

17

.59

+17

63

Santala, Tommi

24

C

13

4

3

7

.54

-5

10

Foster, Kurtis

22

D

35

6

7

13

.37

-7

47

Baby, Stephen

23

RW

24

2

4

6

.25

-6

25

Sellars, Luke

22

D

18

1

3

4

.22

+3

29

Maloney, Brian

25

LW

31

4

1

5

.16

-6

30

Ustrnul, Libor

21

D

23

1

1

2

.09

-1

34

DiPenta, Joe

24

D

35

0

1

1

.03

-5

58


Karl Stewart leads the Wolves with a stunning +17. Derek MacKenzie leads all prospects in goals with 10. After putting up 94 PIMs last year in 40 games, Libor Ustrnul has only 34 PIMs in 23 games this season. Kurtis Foster has cut his minor penalties down considerably. He had 159 PIMs last season in 75 games, and has 47 PIMs in 35 games this year. Zdenek Blatny is currently on recall with the Thrashers.


ECHL – Gwinnett Gladiators

 

Age

Pos

GP

G

A

Pts

Pts/GP

+/-

PIMs

Aquino, Anthony

22

RW

24

13

12

25

1.04

-2

12

Flache, Paul

21

D

33

0

4

4

.12

+6

41

Kaczowka, David

22

RW

0

0

0

0

0

0


Dave Kaczowka returned from his offseason foot injury January 3rd against Roanoke. Paul Flache is now playing with Rick Emmett as his defensive partner.


NCAA

 

Team

Year

Pos

GP

G

A

Pts

Pts/GP

+/-

PIMs

Slater, Jim

Michigan State

Jr

C

21

12

17

29

1.38

+18

18

Sterling, Brett

Colorado College

So

LW

9

5

6

11

1.22

 

6

Oystrick, Nathan

Northern Michigan

So

D

17

3

12

15

.88

+1

36

Stuart, Colin

Colorado College

Sr

LW/C

8

1

6

7

.88

 

14

Dwyer, Pat

Western Michigan

Jr

RW

16

6

6

12

.75

 

14

Gajic, Milan

Michigan

Jr

C

17

4

4

8

.59

-3

16

Dwyer, Jeff

Yale

Sr

D

15

3

4

7

.47

 

26

Vannelli, Michael

Minnesota

Fr

D

13

1

4

5

.38

 

6

Hamilton, Mike

Maine

Fr

LW

8

1

2

3

.38

 

14

Fretter, Colin

Michigan State

So

RW

18

1

4

5

.28

 

10

FitzRandolph, Colin

St. Lawrence

So

C

20

1

3

4

.20

 

20

Sipotz, Brian

Miami of Ohio

Sr

D

15

0

0

0

.00

+2

16


Brett Sterling remains in Finland playing in the finals for Team USA in the World Junior Championships. Colin Stuart returns to the Colorado College lineup after separating his shoulder in a game against Denver University on Nov. 7th.


European Leagues

 

Team

Age

Pos

GP

G

A

Pts

Pts/GP

PIMs

Dobryshkin, Yuri

Severstal (Russia)

24

RW

37

9

5

14

.38

69

Loginov, Denis

AK Bars Kazan (Russia)

18

C

20

1

3

4

.20

6

Nikulin, Ilja

Dynamo Moscow (Russia)

21

D

30

1

2

3

.10

26

Enstrom, Tobias

MoDo (Sweden)

19

D

19

0

2

2

.11

2

Isosalo, Samu

Lukko Rauma (Finland)

22

RW

0

0

0

0

0

0


Tobias Enstrom played for Team Sweden in the World Junior Championships. Samu Isosalo remains on the IR with Lukko Rauma with a knee injury, return expected shortly.


Juniors

 

Team

Age

Pos

GP

G

A

Pts

Pts/GP

+/-

PIMs

Schell, Brad

Spokane (WHL)

19

C

38

21

32

53

1.39

+8

24

Sharrow, Jimmy (Nov. 28th)

Halifax (QMJHL)

18

D

18

6

12

18

1.00

 

23

Coburn, Braydon

Portland (WHL)

18

D

26

6

13

19

.73

-8

28

Boldt, Tyler

Brandon (WHL)

20

D

12

1

7

8

.66

+5

25

Desbiens, Guillaume (Nov 28th)

Rouyn-Noranda (QMJHL)

18

RW

24

5

8

13

.54

 

87

Manson, Lane

Moose Jaw (WHL)

19

D

40

2

4

6

.15

+5

144

Rylan Kaip (Nov 24th)

Notre-Dame (SJHL)

19

C

20

11

14

25

1.25

 

54


Brad Schell continues his strong play with 53 points in 38 games. Last season he scored 21 points in 37 games. Tyler Boldt was traded from Kamloops to Brandon of the WHL on January 2nd, prior to the January 8th trade deadline as Brandon stocks up for a playoff run. Boldt turned 20 January 3rd. Braydon Coburn remains in Finland playing for Team Canada in the finals of the World Junior Championships.


Goaltenders

 

Team

Age

GP

W

L

T

GAA

SPCT

Lehtonen, Kari

Chicago (AHL)

20

22

12

9

1

2.32

.930

Garnett, Michael

Gwinnett (ECHL)

21

25

17

6

0

2.11

.924

Smid, Zdenek (Nov 5th)

Plzen (Czech)

23

2

0

2

0

3.53


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