Justin Bernhardt

Hometown:

Yorkton Saskatchewan

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1988-02-25

Position:

C

Eligible for draft:

2006

Shoots:

Right

Drafted:

Height:

6-1

Acquired:

Trade with Phoenix, 2011

Weight:

195 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • D

History

2008-09: Bernhardt played in his sixth and final year in the WHL, finishing off his junior career with the Prince Albert Raiders(WHL). He had 92 points in 72 games, good for 35 goals and 57 assists. At the conclusion of the season, the Phoenix Coyotes signed him to an entry-level contract.

2009-10: In his first professional season, Bernhardt played 43 games split between the AHL and ECHL. In the AHL he posted 1 goal and 2 assists in 14 games. In the ECHL, he posted 5 goals, 6 assists in 29 games.

2010-11: Bernhardt skated in 47 of 72 games for the ECHL's Las Vegas Wranglers in his second pro season and scored 6 goals with 19 assists. He was -3 and accumulated 29 PMs. He skated in all five playoff games for the Wranglers and was -1 with 2 assists and 14 PMs.

Talent Analysis

A good sized center with an above-average skill-set, Bernhardt can provide some offense and play an energetic two-way game.

Future

Has the talent to be a decent point-producer in the minors but is best suited as a two-way, grinding forward.

Thunderbirds nab a flyer in Mojzis

by Stephen J. Holodinsky
on

Corresponding with Seattle Thunderbirds GM Russ Farwell about Tomas Mojzis, the 8th round selection by Toronto in the 2001 Entry Draft, the first thing that sticks out according to him is the fact that the Czech is a “good, mobile, skater in all areas” of the game. He rates him as “very good” both in pivot and lateral movement, which gives you some idea as to what piqued the interest of Toronto scouts in the first place. There is more to Mojzis’ game that wheels though. Farwell also likes his offense stating that “his basic hand skills are good, (he) gets the puck through (when he shoots and he) makes the play (when he passes).” He also credits the youngster with showing “good patience” and having what he calls a “good panic point” when under pressure.

However, like all prospects, there are places where he could improve. While the GM rates his physical play in front of the net and in the corners as “good” he also concedes that “all young players need strength.” At 6’1″ and 192 pounds, Mojzis is not small by any means but there are many players of that height in the NHL packing 15 or 20 more pounds on their frames. Further, Farwell admits that “sometimes (he) might try to do too much” but is quick to point out that Tomas “is a hard worker who is very serious and takes direction.”

The T-Birds’ Boss feels that his new blueliner “skates well enough to play in the NHL (and that) his skill would allow him to be a fifth (defenseman) and maybe play in the top four after a few years in the league.” That said, he also cautions that Mojzis “needs to play simple and let h Read more»

Albany Week in Review

by Mike Buskus
on

Only two points out of six

It was a weekend in which coaches, players and fans hoped to see
movement up
out of the basement in the standings. With three games in three
nights, the
Albany River Rats faced three opponents (Springfield;
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton;
Syracuse) that were near the bottom of the league: all three were in
the
bottom six out of 27 teams.

Springfield had not won on the road all season. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton,
despite making the Calder Cup finals last season, was in a deep slump,
winless in ten. The Crunch from Syracuse, too, were in decline.

The Rats even had a chance to string together a pair of wins for the
first
time on the season, having won their first road contest of the season
the
preceding Saturday (a 4-2 win over the Wolf*Pack in Hartford).

But hopes for a strong week evaporated on home ice Friday night as the
Rats
dropped a 3-1 tilt to Springfield. The Falcons, who had not won on
Albany
ice in several years, won, 3-1, as Springfield took advantage of its
5-on-3
power play, while Albany botched its two-man-up chance.

It was the first return to Albany by former Rat, Josef Boumedienne.
The
blueliner who was the Rats’ lone representative last year at the AHL
All-Star Classic, played quite capably for Springfield. Sheldon Keefe,
a
Tampa Bay prospect whose future was clouded a year and a half ago when
he
refused the Lightning’s invitation to report to the Rochester Americans
on
loan for post-season play (the Amerks went to the finals, losing to
Hartford), score Read more»

The ECHL Report

by Ron Valerino
on

Reading center Brendan Brooks is the InGlasCo Player of the Week.
The 23-year-old Brooks scored four goals and seven points while helping the Royals go 4-0-0 and extend their team-record winning streak to six games. Assigned by Manchester of the American Hockey League on Monday, Brooks scored two goals in Reading’s 3-2 overtime win against Peoria on Tuesday and had an assist in the Royals’ 3-2 win at Wheeling on Friday. He had a goal and two assists in Reading’s 4-1 win at Cincinnati on Saturday, and closed out the week with a goal as the Royals beat Peoria 5-2 on Sunday. On behalf of Brendan Brooks, a case of pucks will be donated to a Reading area youth hockey organization by InGlasco, the official puck supplier of the ECHL.

Greensboro’s Frederic Henry is the East Coast Hockey League Goalie of the Week.
Henry was 4-0-0 with a 1.21 goals against average and a .954 save percentage as the Generals won four games in a row for the first time in the team’s three-year history. Drafted in the eighth round (200th player overall) by the New Jersey Devils in 1995, Henry made 29 saves in Greensboro’s 4-2 win against Columbia on Wednesday. In Friday’s 2-1 shootout win at Trenton, the 24-year-old Henry made 23 saves in regulation and four in overtime before stopping four of five shooters in the shootout. He made 20 saves in a 2-1 overtime win against Pee Dee the following night, and closed out the week making 27 saves in a 6-1 win against Augusta. Assigned by Albany of the American Hockey League on November 29, Henry is 5-0-0 with a 1.56 goals against average and a . Read more»

CHL Statistics for 2002 Draft Eligible Players

by Paul MacDonald
on


Central Scouting Bureau: 2002 OHL Rankings

1. London Knights - Rick Nash, LW GP G A PTS +/- PIM 32 24 25 49 -11 54

2. Oshawa Generals - Ben Eager, LW GP G A PTS +/- PIM 31 9 15 24 +1 133

3. Kitchener Rangers - Steve Eminger, D GP G A PTS +/- PIM 32 9 22 31 +6 55

4. Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds - Petr Taticek, C GP G A PTS +/- PIM 31 9 20 29 +12 8

5. Brampton Battalion - Adam Henrich, C GP G A PTS +/- PIM 30 12 16 28 +6 30

6. Guelph Storm - Dan Paille, C GP G A PTS +/- PIM 29 12 15 27 -6 29

7. Plymouth Whalers - Gregory Campbell, C/LW GP G A PTS +/- PIM 32 11 17 28 +24 64

8. Toronto (St. Michael's) Majors - Tim Brent, C GP G A PTS +/- PIM 34 14 23 37 +10 27

9. Belleville Bulls - Matt Stagan, LW GP G A PTS +/- PIM 33 14 23 37 +16 18

10. Sudbury Wolves - Andrei Mi Read more»

Rick Nash Named OHL Player of the Week

by HF Staff
on

Toronto – The Ontario Hockey League today announced that London Knights’
left winger Rick Nash is the OHL Player of the Week for the week ending
Sunday December 9, 2001 after scoring four goals and three assists for seven
points in three games.

Nash opened the week with his first hat trick of the season to pace the
Knights to a 5-3 win over the Sarnia Sting December 6 at the Sarnia Sports
and Entertainment Centre. He added an assist in the Knights’ 6-2 loss to the
Toronto St. Michael’s Majors on December 7 and scored a goal and two assists
as the Knights defeated the visiting Erie Otters 6-4 on December 9.

Nash, who leads the Knights with 24 goals and 25 assists for 49 points in 32
games this season, is currently tied for fourth among OHL scorers with Sting
left winger Dusty Jamieson.

Nash, a 17-year-old native of Brampton, is attending the Canadian National
Junior Team Selection Camp which opens today at the Beatrice Ice Gardens at
York University. He was listed as the OHL’s number one prospect for the 2002
NHL Entry Draft in the NHL Central Scouting Preliminary Ranking report in
November.

Rick Nash
Born: June 16, 1984	Hometown: Brampton, Ontario
Position: Left Wing	Shoots: Left
Height: 6.03		Weight: 181 lbs.
London's 1st round selection, 4th overall, in the 2000 OHL Priority
Selection

Season	Club				GP	G	A	PTS	PIM
1999-00	Toronto Marlboros Bant.	34	61	54	115	34
2000-01	London Knights		58	31	35	66	56
2001-02	London Knights		32	24	25	49	54
		OHL Totals			90	55	60	115	110

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