Islanders CHL prospects update

By Courtney Wagner






New York Islanders Prospects Sylvain Michaud

Jeremy Colliton, the 58th pick overall
in the
2003 draft, headlines the list of seven New York Islanders
prospects playing in the CHL in the 2004-05 season.

Jeremy Colliton, C – Prince Albert, WHL

Height: 6’2, Weight: 195 lbs., DOB –
1985-04-16

A second round pick, 58th overall in
2003,
Prince Albert Raiders captain
Jeremy Colliton is in his fourth season with the club. Noted for having
an
impressive combination of skill, including his skating, size, soft
hands and
a
willingness to battle every time he is on the ice. He was a member of
the
Canadian silver medal winning team at the 2004 World Junior Hockey
Championships
and has been invited to the selection camp this year as well. Colliton
is
currently tied for first on the Raiders with 14 goals along with Kyle
Chipchura (MON).
In 34 games he leads the team with 22 assists and 36 points.

2004-05 stats

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TeamGPGAPTSPIM+/-
Prince
Albert
3414223621+5

Blake Comeau,
RW – Kelowna, WHL

Height: 6’1, Weight: 207 lbs., DOB –
1986-02-18

A second round pick in the 2004 draft,
47th
overall, Blake Comeau is a member of the 2004 Memorial Cup winning
Kelowna
Rockets. He is known for playing a physical game
and working hard on the ice, as well as being a strong two-way player
at
both ends
of the ice. Comeau had 123 penalty minutes in 71 games last season,
good for
third on the team. In 33 games so far this season his 12 goals are good
for
first on the team and his 24 points put him in a tie for second place
behind
Shea Weber (NAS).

2004-05 stats

TeamGPGAPTSPIM+/-
Kelowna3312122454+9

Cody Blanshan,
D – Medicine Hat, WHL

Height: 6’1, Weight: 214 lbs., DOB –
1984-02-14

An eighth round pick in 2003, Cody
Blanshan
is a strong
blueliner with good size. A member of the 2003-04 WHL champion
Medicine Hat
Tigers, Blanshan is a physical, fearless player that is a
defensive defenseman and has been noted for his toughness. In 70 games
last
season, he had 11 points and a +25 rating. Blanshan has three goals and
10
points so far this season and his 63 penalty minutes are good for
second on
the
team behind Tommy Maxwell.

2004-05 stats

TeamGPGAPTSPIM+/-
Medicine
Hat
31371063+8

Stefan Blaho, LW – Sudbury, OHL

Height: 6’1, Weight: 195 lbs., DOB –
1985-06-22

A fourth round pick in 2003, Stefan Blaho is in his second season with
the
Sudbury Wolves of the WHL. He comes from Trencin, Slovakia, where
NHLers
Marion Hossa, Peter Bondra and Ziggy Palffy
also hail from. Noted as good skater who plays a North American style
game,
he is not afraid to drop the
gloves. A member of the national junior team for his country last year,
Blaho may be part of the team again this year. In 51 games last year he had
16 points and 58 penalty minutes for the Wolves. So far,
in 33 games this season, Blaho has five goals and 14 points with a +5
rating.

2004-05 stats

TeamGPGAPTSPIM+/-
Sudbury33591437+5

Jason Pitton,
RW – Sault Ste. Marie, OHL

Height: 6’2, Weight: 195 lbs., DOB –
1986-05-23

An 8th round pick in 2004, Jason Pitton
is close
to besting his point total from last season. In 2003-04 with the Sault
Ste. Marie Greyhounds, he had 20 points in 67 games and his -11 rating put him last
on the team. Pitton is noted for having good fundamental skills. So far
this season, in 33 games, he has 12 goals and his 18 points tie him for
fifth place
in scoring.

2004-05 stats

TeamGPGAPTSPIM+/-
Sault Ste.
Marie
331261820-11

Jaroslav Mrazek,
D – Toronto, OHL

Height: 6’3, Weight: 200 lbs., DOB –
1986-01-14

Jaroslav Mrazek is in his first season
with the
Toronto St. Michael’s Majors of the OHL, coming from Sparta Praha in
his native
Czech Republic. A sixth round pick in the 2004 draft, Mrazek is a
strong player who
is solid in his own zone and handles the puck well. The rookie is
still scoreless in 20 games so far this season, with 13 penalty minutes and a -2
rating.

2004-05 stats

TeamGPGAPTSPIM+/-
Toronto2000013-2

Sylvain Michaud, G – Drummondville, QMJHL

Height: 5’11, Weight :188 lbs., DOB –
1985-01-02

A ninth round pick in 2003, Sylvain
Michaud is coming off a career season
with the Drummondville Voltigeurs. Last season he posted four shutouts
and cut
his goals against average almost in half to 2.92. A small goaltender at 5’11,
Michaud has 10 wins in 30 games so far this season and a goals against average of 2.53.

2004-05 stats

TeamGPMinGASOAvg.WLTSV%
Drummondville301353.345702.531092.913

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