Wild CHL prospects update

By Courtney Wagner

Patrick O’Sullivan, C – Mississauga IceDogs, OHL

Height: 6’0, Weight: 180 lbs., DOB – 1985-02-01

Patrick O’Sullivan, the 56th overall pick in the 2003 draft, is in his fourth season in the OHL with the Mississauga IceDogs. In 53 games last season he led
the team with 43 goals, 82 points and added 32 penalty minutes. A member of the
U.S. team at the World Junior Hockey Championships the last two years,
O’Sullivan scored the game winner in 2004 when the U.S. team captured the gold
medal. Noted for being a pure goal scorer with a quick and accurate release,
O’Sullivan has speed and playmaking ability as well. In 57 games this
season he finished first in scoring on the IceDogs and fifth in the OHL with 90
points and also led his team in goals with 31 and assists with 59.

2004-05 stats

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Jean-Michel Rizk, RW – Kitchener Rangers, OHL

Height: 6’1, Weight: 195 lbs., DOB – 1986-03-24

Jean-Michel Rizk, a seventh-round pick in the 2004 draft, is in his third season in the OHL. He joined the Kitchener Rangers earlier this season from the
Saginaw Spirit. In 68 games last season he had 10 goals, 28 points and 81
penalty minutes. A leader with a strong work ethic, Rizk is a fast skater with
good acceleration. In 67 games this season he posted eight goals, 20 points and
and a team worst -37 rating.

2004-05 stats

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Jean-Michel Bolduc, D – Rimouski Oceanic, QMJHL

Height: 6’4, Weight: 203 lbs., DOB – 1985-02-27

Jean-Michel Bolduc, a ninth-round selection in the 2003 draft, is in his fourth season in the QMJHL with the Rimouski Oceanic. He played his first two
seasons with the Quebec Remparts. In 63 games last season he had eight goals, 50
points and his 133 penalty minutes were third most for any player on the team.
He was a member of Team QMJHL at the 2004 ADT Canada-Russia Challenge. A big
defenseman at 6’4 and 203 lbs., Bolduc is a strong skater who sees the ice well
and is effective one-on-one. In 52 games this season he had five goals, 21
points and 97 penalty minutes.

2004-05 stats

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Patrick Bordeleau, LW
– Val d’Or Foreurs, QMJHL

Height: 6’5, Weight: 195 lbs., DOB – 1986-03-23

Patrick Bordeleau, a fourth-round selection in
the 2004 draft, is in his second season with the Val d’Or Foreurs of the QMJHL. In 68 games, in his rookie
season, he had seven goals, 18 points and 97 penalty minutes. A good skater with
strong puck skills and hockey sense, Bordeleau is a competitor who will take the
body and is not afraid to drop the gloves. In 63 games this season he finished
with 14 goals, 38 points and a -18 rating.

2004-05 stats

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Mathieu Melanson, RW – Quebec Remparts, QMJHL

Height: 6’0, Weight: 198 lbs., DOB – 1985-08-21

Mathieu Melanson, an eighth-round selection in 2003, is in his third season in the QMJHL with the Quebec Remparts who he joined last season from the
Chicoutimi Sagueneens. In 64 games last season he had 19 goals, 28 assists and
was fourth in team scoring with 47 points. Melanson possesses a good shot and
likes to charge the net. In 67 games this season he finished fifth in team scoring with 58 points and tallied 25 goals and a +10 rating.

2004-05 stats

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Jean-Claude Sawyer, D – Cape Breton Screaming Eagles, QMJHL

Height: 6’3, Weight: 194 lbs., DOB – 1986-08-12

Jean-Claude Sawyer, a fifth-round selection in the 2004 draft, is in his third season with the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles of the QMJHL. In 56 games
last season he had five goals, 18 points and 48 penalty minutes. A smart player, Sawyer is developing into a two-way defenseman. In 58 games this season he posted 10 goals, 53 penalty minutes and his 32 points are second best for a defenseman on the team, behind Calgary prospect Adam Pardy.

2004-05 stats

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Aaron Boogaard, RW – Tri-City Americans, WHL

Height: 6’0, Weight: 215 lbs., DOB – 1986-08-11

Aaron Boogaard, a sixth-round selection in the 2004 draft, is in his third season in the WHL with the Tri-City Americans after coming from the Calgary Hitmen in 2003-04. In 35 games last season he had three goals, five points and 57 penalty minutes. An enforcer with a natural athletic ability, Boogaard is a Wild prospect along with his older brother Derek who was drafted in 2001. In 65 games this season he had four goals, 15 points and 96 penalty minutes.

2004-05 stats

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Clayton Stoner, D – Tri-City Americans, WHL

Height: 6’4, Weight: 228 lbs., DOB – 1985-02-19

Clayton Stoner, the 79th overall pick in the 2004 draft, is in his third
season with the Tri-City Americans of the WHL. In 71 games last season he had
seven goals, 31 points and 109 penalty minutes. Noted for having good hockey
sense, Stoner will eliminate opponents with solid checks and does not panic in
pressure situations. In 60 games this season he led the team in assists with 34,
had 81 penalty minutes and finished second on the Americans in scoring with 46
points, behind Dylan Stanley.

2004-05 stats

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Adam Courchaine, C – Vancouver Giants, WHL

Height: 5’10, Weight: 175 lbs., DOB – 1984-05-23

Adam Courchaine, a seventh-round pick in 2003, is in his fourth season in the WHL. He started out his rookie season with the Medicine Hat Tigers and has been
with the Vancouver Giants since 2001-02. In 70 games last season he led the team
in goals with 39, assists with 43 and points with 82. A strong skater, Courchaine also has an accurate shot and pass. In 71 games this season he finished second in scoring on the Giants with 78 points, behind Gilbert Brule, and seventh overall in the WHL. He also led the team in assists with 50 and had a +8 rating.

2004-05 stats

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