Dan Fritsche, C – London Knights, OHL
Height: 6’1, Weight: 194 lbs., DOB –
Dan Fritsche, a second-round pick in
2003, plays with the London Knights of
the OHL after coming from the Sarnia Sting earlier this month. Last
season he played 19 games with the Blue Jackets and posted one
goal and 12 penalty minutes. Fritsche was a member of the U.S.
team that placed fourth at the 2005 World Junior Hockey Championships and also won gold with the team in 2004. A tough competitor who plays with determination,
Fritsche is a good skater with a hard shot and good on-ice vision. In 12 games this season
he has five goals, 14 points and a +10 rating.
Marc Methot, D – London Knights, OHL
Height: 6’3, Weight: 228 lbs., DOB –
Marc Methot, a sixth-round pick in 2003,
is in his third season with the OHL
leading London Knights. In 63 games last season he had two goals, 11
66 penalty minutes. A stay-at-home defenseman, Methot has good size,
at 6’3 and 228 pounds. He will participate in the 2005 Bell OHL All-Star Classic as
a Western Conference All-Star. In 49 games this season he has already
bested his point
total of last year with 13, has 64 penalty minutes and an impressive
Kyle Wharton, LW – Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds, OHL
Height: 6’3, Weight: 190 lbs., DOB –
Kyle Wharton, a second-round selection
in the 2004 draft, is in his fourth
season in the OHL, playing with the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds after
the Ottawa 67’s earlier this season. In 43 games last year he had four
goals, 14 points and 50 penalty minutes. A leader on the ice, Wharton is a defensive defenseman who is a strong skater with a good shot from the point. In 39 games this season he has three goals, 18 points and a -9 rating.
Trevor Hendrikx, D – Peterborough Petes, OHL
Height: 6’2, Weight: 190 lbs., DOB –
Trevor Hendrikx, a ninth-round pick in
2003, is currently in his fourth
season with the Peterborough Petes of the OHL. In 63 games last season
he had eight goals, his 32 points were second best for a defenseman behind Montreal prospect Mark Flood and his 208 penalty minutes were the most for any player on the
team. Hendrikx is willing to step up and mix it up on the ice and is
strong in the defensive zone. He will be at the 2005 Bell OHL All-Star Classic as an Eastern Conference All-Star. In 48 games this season he already has 13 goals and 36
points, career highs and best for a defenseman on the team.
Dan LaCosta, G – Barrie Colts, OHL
Height: 6’1, Weight: 186lbs., DOB –
Dan LaCosta, a third-round selection in
the 2004 draft, is in his third
season in the OHL with the Barrie Colts, after coming from the Owen
Sound Attack earlier this season. In 37 games last season he had 17 wins, a 2.72 goals
against average and four shutouts. A strong skater with good
athleticism, LaCosta has good rebound control and plays aggressively with an effective
butterfly style. In 34 games this season he has a 2.98 goals against
average, one shutout and is tied for second in the league with two other players
Picard, LW – Lewiston MAINEiacs, QMJHL
Height: 6’2, Weight: 190 lbs., DOB –
Alexandre Picard, the eighth overall
selection in the 2004 draft, is playing in his fourth season in the QMJHL with the Lewiston MAINEiacs. In 69 games last season he had 39 goals and 80 points, the highest totals on the MAINEiacs. A smart player that works hard on
every shift, Picard has good leadership qualities and creates solid scoring opportunities with
his ability to change direction on the ice quickly. In 46 games this
season he has the
highest goal total on the team with 29, and his 63 points and +20
rating put him
in second behind Alex Bourret.
Adam Pineault, RW – Moncton Wildcats, QMJHL
Height: 6’1, Weight: 193 lbs., DOB –
A second-round selection in 2004, Adam
Pineault is playing in his first season with the Moncton Wildcats of the QMJHL after playing NCAA hockey at Boston College. In 29 games last season he had four goals, eight points and 30
penalty minutes. Pineault was a member of Team USA at the 2005 World
Junior Hockey Championships. An aggressive player who uses his body in all zones, Pineault has quick hands and possesses a strong wrist shot. In 47 games this season he has 23 goals and 41 points, putting him in second on the team behind San Jose prospect Steve Bernier.
RW – Gatineau Olympiques, QMJHL
Height: 5’11, Weight: 170 lbs., DOB –
Petr Pohl, a fifth-round pick in 2004,
is in his second season with the
Gatineau Olympiques of the QMJHL. In 70 games last season he had 23
points and 16 penalty minutes. A good skater with agility and
quickness, Pohl is used in all game situations. In 52
games this season he has the most goals on the team with 22, and his 52 points put
him in second behind Guillaume Labrecque.
Philippe Dupuis, C – Rouyn-Noranda Huskies, QMJHL
Height: 6’0, Weight: 195 lbs., DOB –
Philippe Dupuis, a fourth-round
2003, is in his first season
with the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies after playing with the QMJHL Champion
Gatineau Olympiques last season. In 60 games last season he had 18 goals, 55 points and 77 penalty minutes. In 45 games this season Dupuis already has career highs in goals, with 25 and points, with 61, and he sits in third on the team in scoring.
Mathieu Gravel, RW – Baie-Comeau Drakkar, QMJHL
Height: 6’3, Weight: 196 lbs., DOB –
Mathieu Gravel, an eighth-round
selection in the 2003 draft, is in his first
season with the Baie-Comeau Drakkar after playing three with the
Shawinigan Cataractes. In 59 games last season he had 14 goals, 35 points and 50 penalty minutes. Gravel has good size and is strong offensively around the net.
In 47 games this season he has 18 goals, 36 points and his -19 rating is worst on the team.
Tim Konsorada, RW – Brandon Wheat Kings, WHL
Height: 6’1, Weight: 215 lbs., DOB –
Tim Konsorada, a sixth-round pick in
2002, has been playing with the Brandon
Wheat Kings of the WHL since the 1999-2000 season. He saw limited
season due to a shoulder injury, but in 25 games he had three goals, 21
points and 23 penalty minutes. An unselfish player with good hockey sense, Konsorada is
offensive minded and is good at controlling the play along the boards
and in the
corners. He has 19 goals, 28 penalty minutes and his point
total of 56 is good for third on the team.
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