Lightning CHL prospects update

By Courtney Wagner

Andy Rogers, the 30th overall choice in
the
2004
draft, is one of seven Tampa Bay Lightning prospects currently playing
in
the
CHL.

Andy Rogers, D – Calgary Hitmen, WHL

Height: 6’5, Weight: 206 lbs., DOB –
1986-08-25

Andy Rogers, the 30th overall pick in
the
2004
draft, is in his third season with the Calgary Hitmen of the WHL. In 64
games
last season he had one goal and four points, with 89 penalty minutes.
Rogers
is
noted for good defensive skills and a hard shot. He was invited to be a
part
of
the 2004 Home Hardware CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game and was also a member
of
Team
WHL at the 2004 ADT Canada Russia Challenge. In 15 games this season
Rogers
has
one goal and four assists, surpassing his point total of last year with
five.

2004-05 stats

TeamGPGAize=”2″
face=”Arial”>PTS
PIM+/-
Calgary1514532-3

Justin Keller, LW – Kelowna Rockets, WHL

Height: 5’11, Weight: 185 lbs., DOB –
1986-03-04

An eighth-round pick in 2004, Justin
Keller
is in
his second season with the Memorial Cup winning Kelowna Rockets. In his
rookie
season with the club in 2003-04, he was second in scoring behind
Randall
Gelech
with 25 goals and 46 points in 72 games and fifth in WHL rookie
scoring.
Keller
is noted for a willingness to fight for the puck and has both good
vision and a good wrist shot. He scored the game winning goal for the
Rockets
against the QMJHL Champion Gatineau Olympiques to secure the Memorial
Cup
win on
home ice. In 41 games this season Keller has a team leading 15 goals
and his
29
points put him second in scoring behind Tyler Mosienko.

2004-05 stats

TeamGPGAPTSPIM+/-
Kelowna4115142968+2

Jan Zapletal, D – Regina Pats, WHL

Height: 6’3, Weight: 187 lbs., DOB –
1986-08-21

Jan Zapletal, a sixth-round pick in
2004, is
in
his rookie season with the Regina Pats of the WHL, coming from the
Czech
Junior
League in his native country. The 6’3 defenseman skates well for his
size
and is
reliable in his own end of the ice. He is also noted for having good
passing
skills and an accurate slap shot. In 29 games with Regina this season
he has
two
goals, four points and a -5 rating.

2004-05 stats

TeamGPGAPTSPIM+/-
Regina2922416-5

Mark Tobin, LW – Rimouski Oceanic, QMJHL

Height: 6’3, Weight: 211 lbs., DOB –
1985-11-26

A second-round pick, 65th overall in the
2004
draft, Mark Tobin is in his third season with the Rimouski Oceanic. In
69
games
last season he had 38 points and 112 penalty minutes. His 22 goals were
good
for
fifth on the team, behind the leading goal scorer Sidney Crosby who had
54
on
the season. Tobin is known as a power forward that battles in front of
the
net
and plays a physical game. In 41 games this season he has 12 goals and
27
points
with 62 penalty minutes. His -7 rating puts him in second last on the
team
in
that category, ahead of Alexandre Vachon who has a -10
rating.

2004-05 stats

TeamGPGAPTSPIM+/-
Rimouski4112152762-7

Zbynek Hrdel, LW – Rimouski Oceanic, QMJHL

Height: 6’4, Weight: 195 lbs., DOB –
1985-08-19

A ninth-round selection in the 2003
draft,
Zbynek
Hrdel is in his third season with the Rimouski Oceanic of the QMJHL. In
the
2003-04 season he had 15 goals and 46 points and his +19 rating ranked
him
fifth
on the Oceanic. A native of the Czech Republic, Hrdel is represented
his country in North Dakota at the 2005 World Junior Hockey Championships.
In 36
games this season he has 14 goals, 38 points and a +10
rating.

2004-05 stats

TeamGPGAPTSPIM+/-
Rimouski3614243833+10

Jonathan Boutin, G – Prince Edward Island Rocket, QMJHL

Height: 6’2, Weight: 210 lbs., DOB –
1985-03-28

Jonathan Boutin, a third-round pick in
2003,
is
one of two Lightning goaltenders currently playing in the CHL. He is in
his
fourth season in the QMJHL and his first full season with the Prince
Edward
Island Rocket, coming over from the Halifax Mooseheads last season.
Boutin
had
13 wins, one shutout and a 2.98 goals against average. Noted for taking
up a
lot
of the net because of his size, he has good lateral movement and can
control
rebounds effectively. So far this season Boutin has 15 wins, one
shutout and
a
3.25 goals against average.

2004-05 stats

TeamGPMinGASOAvg.WLTSV%
P.E.I.35
1755
9513.2515132
.897

Gerald Coleman, G – London Knights, OHL

Height: 6’4, Weight: 190 lbs., DOB –
1985-04-03

Gerald Coleman, a seventh-round pick in
the 2003 draft, is in his third season with the London Knights of the OHL. Last
season he
was second to only his teammate, Ryan MacDonald, with a 2.20 goals
against
average and his five shutouts and .931 save percentage were tops in the
OHL.
Coleman was named OHL player of the week on Nov. 8th and is currently
leading
the OHL with a 1.65 goals against average, 19 wins and a .941 save
percentage.

2004-05 stats

TeamGPMinGASOAvg.WLTSV%
London2313453731.651912.941

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