Blackhawks CHL prospects update

By Courtney Wagner

Cam Barker, D – Medicine Hat Tigers, WHL

Height: 6’3, Weight: 200 lbs., DOB –
1986-04-04

Cam Barker, the third overall pick in the 2004 draft, is in his fourth season
with the Medicine Hat Tigers of the WHL. Last season he had 21 goals
and his 65 points were second best for a defenseman on the team, behind Yanick Seidenberg.
Barker was a member of Team WHL at the 2004 ADT Canada-Russia
Challenge, played for Team Cherry at the 2004 CHL Top Prospects game and was also a member of the
gold medal winning Team Canada at the 2005 World Junior Hockey
Championships. He
is utilized in all game situations, does not back down from a challenge
and has a hard shot which helps to create chances offensively. So
far this season
he has 26 assists and a +11 rating in 31 games and his 33 points are
good for sixth among league defensemen and fourth on the Tigers.

2004-05 stats

TeamGPGAPTSPIM+/-
Medicine
Hat
317263358+11

Troy Brouwer, RW – Moose Jaw Warriors, WHL

Height: 6’2, Weight: 212 lbs., DOB –
1985-08-17

Troy Brouwer, a seventh-round pick in
2004,
is in his fourth season with the
Moose Jaw Warriors. Last season he had 23 goals, good for third on the
team,
and
also notched 49 points and 111 penalty minutes. Brouwer is known to
deliver
big hits and
follow through on his checks. He is a good skater who has a strong
defensive
game and is used on the point on power plays and penalty kills. In 47
games
this season he has 30 points, 87 penalty minutes
and his -25 rating is worst on the team.

2004-05 stats

TeamGPGAPTSPIM+/-
Moose Jaw4714163087-25

Dustin
Byfuglien
, D – Prince George Cougars, WHL

Height: 6’3, Weight: 264 lbs., DOB –
1985-03-27

An eighth-round pick in 2004, Dustin
Byfuglien is in his second full season
with the Prince George Cougars after coming from the Brandon Wheat
Kings. In 66
games last season he had 16 goals and his 45 points were good for third
on the
team. Byfuglien is known for having a natural ability with a good shot
and strong passing skills. In 41 games this season he is leading the
Cougars
in scoring with 16 goals, 40 points and a +9
rating.

2004-05 stats

TeamGPGAPTSPIM+/-
Prince
George
41162440117+9

Eric Hunter, C – Prince George Cougars, WHL

Height: 6’1, Weight: 192 lbs., DOB –
1986-08-11

Eric Hunter, an eighth-round pick in
2004, is in his third season with the
Prince George Cougars. In 70 games last season he had 42 points and 122
penalty minutes. Hunter was a member of Canada’s Under-18 team that placed fourth in 2003-04. Known as a good skater with a good release, he uses his speed to create turnovers and is quick to jump on loose pucks. Hunter is currently out of the line-up with an ankle injury, but in 39 games has 10 goals, 25 points and 45 penalty minutes.

2004-05 stats

TeamGPGAPTSPIM+/-
Prince
George
39101525450

Colin Fraser, C – Red Deer Rebels, WHL

Height: 6’1, Weight: 175 lbs., DOB –
1985-01-28

Colin Fraser, a third-round pick of the
Philadelphia Flyers in 2003, was
traded to the Blackhawks in 2004 in deal that involved Alexei
Zhamnov. The captain of the Red Deer Rebels is in his fourth season with the club and
Was a member of Canada’s gold medal winning team at the 2005 World Junior Hockey Championships. In 70 games last season he had 24 goals, 29 assists
and 53
points, the highest totals on the Rebels in those categories and his
174 penalty
minutes were good for second on the team behind Stuart Kerr. A checking
line center, Fraser is not intimidated by anyone, plays an aggressive style of
game and will not give up on the play. In 38 games this season he has 10 goals,
38 points and a team leading 108 penalty minutes.

2004-05 stats

TeamGPGAPTSPIM+/-
Red Deer38102838108+11

Jared Walker, LW, C – Red Deer Rebels, WHL

Height: 6’3, Weight: 183 lbs., DOB –
1986-01-14

A seventh-round pick in 2004, Jared
Walker is
in his third season with the Red Deer Rebels. Last season he had 11 goals and 19 points in 67 games.
Walker was a member of Team Cherry at the 2004 CHL Top Prospects game. Noted as a good two-way center and an aggressive forechecker, Walker is also a quick skater.
In 40 games this season he has six goals, 14 points and 46 penalty
minutes.

2004-05 stats

TeamGPGAPTSPIM+/-
Red Deer40681446-1

Karel Hromas, LW – Everett Silvertips, WHL

Height: 6’2, Weight: 203 lbs., DOB –
1986-01-27

Karel Hromas, a fourth-round pick in
2004, is in his rookie season with the
Everett Silvertips after coming from his native Czech Republic where he
played with Sparta Praha and was scoreless in 13 games. Hromas is smart
defensively and plays an aggressive style of game. He is a good
playmaker and is
physical in the corners and along the boards. In 44 games this season
he has 12
goals, 19 points and a -6 rating.

2004-05 stats

TeamGPGAPTSPIM+/-
Everett441271914-6


Brent Seabrook, D –
Lethbridge
Hurricanes, WHL

Height: 6’3, Weight: 215 lbs., DOB –
1985-04-20

Brent Seabrook, the 14th pick overall in
the 2003 draft, is in his fourth
full season with the Lethbridge Hurricanes. Last season he had 12
goals, 107 penalty minutes and his 41 points were the most for any Lethbridge defenseman.
The captain of the Hurricanes was a member Team Cherry at the 2003 CHL
Top Prospects game, of Team WHL at the ADT Canada-Russia Challenge in 2004 and was also a member of Canada’s gold medal winning team at the 2005 World Junior
Hockey Championships. A good skater with strong passing skills,
Seabrook has a powerful shot and makes intelligent decisions with the puck. In 40 games this season he has 34 points, best for a defenseman on the Hurricanes, and
his 71 penalty
minutes are good for second on the team behind Mark Ashton.

2004-05 stats

TeamGPGAPTSPIM+/-
Lethbridge407273471+6


Jakub Sindel, C – Brandon
Wheat
Kings, WHL

Height: 6’0, Weight: 172 lbs., DOB –
1986-01-24

Jakub Sindel, a second-round pick in
2004, is in his rookie season with the
Brandon Wheat Kings after coming over from his native Czech Republic this season. Last season he had 6 points in 34 games with Sparta Praha. In 2004 he was a member of the Czech team who placed fourth at the World Junior
Hockey Championships. Known as a strong offensive player who is effective
along the
boards, Sindel has a wide array of shots that he uses from different
positions
on the ice. In 11 games this season he has three goals, six points and
six
penalty minutes.

2004-05 stats

TeamGPGAPTSPIM+/-
Brandon1133660


Adam Berti, LW – Oshawa
Generals, OHL

Height: 6’3, Weight: 193 lbs., DOB –
1986-01-01

Adam Berti, a third-round pick in 2004,
is in his third season with the
Oshawa Generals of the OHL. In 66 games last season he had 17 goals, 46
points and 44 penalty minutes. A strong skater with a hard shot, Berti is effective on the power play and is reliable on the penalty kill, as well. In 43 games
this season he has 24 assists and his point total of 40 puts him in second on the
team behind Brett Trudell.

2004-05 stats

TeamGPGAPTSPIM+/-
Oshawa4316244039+4


Bryan Bickell, LW – Ottawa
67’s,
OHL

Height: 6’4, Weight: 215 lbs., DOB –
1986-03-09

A second-round pick in 2004, Bryan
Bickell is in his third season with the
Ottawa 67’s. In 59 games last season he had 20 goals, 36 points and 76
penalty minutes. A solid skater with good size, Bickell has a hard shot and can play a physical game, by punishing opponents with solid body checks. In 44 games he has 15
goals, 38 points and his 79 penalty minutes are good for second on the
team behind Brad Staubitz.

2004-05 stats

TeamGPGAPTSPIM+/-
Ottawa4415233879+11


David Bolland, C – London
Knights, OHL

Height: 6’0, Weight: 171 lbs., DOB –
1986-06-05

David Bolland, a second-round pick in
2004,
is in his third season with the
league leading London Knights of the OHL. In 65 games last season he
had 67 points and his 37 goals were second to only Anaheim prospect Corey Perry. A
member of Team OHL at the 2004 ADT Canada-Russia Challenge, he was also
invited
to the selection camp for Canada’s 2005 world junior squad. A valuable
face-off man with good on-ice vision, Bolland is creative with the puck
and plays a solid two-way game. In 45 games this season he has 21 goals, a +15 rating and his 50 points are good for fourth on the team.

2004-05 stats

TeamGPGAPTSPIM+/-
London4521295070+15

Trevor Kell, RW – London Knights, OHL

Height: 6’0, Weight: 185 lbs., DOB –
1986-06-23

Trevor Kell, a fifth-round pick in 2004,
is in his second season with the
London Knights. In 62 games last season he had nine goals, 23 points
and 48 penalty minutes. A feisty player who will put up hits, Kell is quick to the puck and is a hard worker with good speed. In 42 games this season he has nine goals and 20 points, with a +11 rating.

2004-05 stats

TeamGPGAPTSPIM+/-
London429112041+11

Ryan Garlock, C – Windsor Spitfires, OHL

Height: 6’1, Weight: 200 lbs., DOB –
1986-04-24

A second-round pick in 2004, Ryan
Garlock is in his first full season with
the Windsor Spitfires after playing with the Guelph Storm. In 52 games
last season he had 19 goals and 47 points. Garlock was a member of Canada’s team
at the 2004 Under-18 World Championships. A strong skater with good
acceleration, Garlock is good in the face-off circle and is an
aggressive forechecker who is used in all game situations. In 48 games this season
he has
48 points, a -8 rating and his 24 goals are good for second on the team
behind
David Lomas.

2004-05 stats

TeamGPGAPTSPIM+/-
Windsor4824244843-8

Mitch Maunu, D – Windsor Spitfires, OHL

Height: 6’1, Weight: 205 lbs., DOB –
1986-07-30

Mitch Maunu, a fourth-round pick in
2004, is in his third season with the Windsor
Spitfires. In 68 games last season he had 11 goals and his 26 points
were second best for a defenseman. In 2002-03 he was Windsor’s rookie of the year and was
named to the OHL’s 2nd All-Rookie team. An offensive minded defenseman
who will join the rush, Maunu is a solid hitter who is not afraid to mix it up in front of the net. In 45 games this season he has three goals, a -15 rating and his 15 points are second most for a defenseman on the team behind Paul Giallonardo.

2004-05 stats

TeamGPGAPTSPIM+/-
Windsor453121569-15

Alexei Ivanov, C – Toronto St. Michael’s Majors, OHL

Height: 5’9, Weight: 185 lbs., DOB –
1985-01-05

Alexei Ivanov, a fifth-round selection
in the 2003 draft, is a rookie in the OHL this season after coming from his native Russia. He started off the season with the London Knights and is currently playing with the Toronto St. Michael’s Majors. Ivanov went scoreless in nine games last season with Ufa Salavat Yulayev. He is a team leader who plays smart and is a good all-around player with strong skills in skating, passing and playmaking. In 36 games so far this season he has four goals, 13 points
and a –4 rating.

2004-05 stats

TeamGPGAPTSPIM+/-
Toronto36491323-4


Corey Crawford, G – Moncton
Wildcats, QMJHL

Height: 6’3, Weight: 181 lbs., DOB –
1984-12-31

Corey Crawford, a second-round pick in
2003, is playing in his fourth season with the Moncton Wildcats of the QMJHL. In 54 games
last season he had two shutouts, a 2.62 goals against average and a
league-leading 35 wins. Crawford is strong in the crease and stays confident when opponents crash the net. He plays hard every night and shuts down the lower
part of the net with a classic butterfly style. So far this season he has 22 wins, a
.924 save percentage and a league-leading six shutouts.

2004-05 stats

TeamGPMinGASOAvg.WLTSV%
Moncton341911.037362.292283.924

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