SM-liiga regular season ended last weekend and the
playoffs start today (03/22/01). Here are the regular season numbers for NHL draftes players and some undrafted juniors.
Name – drafter stats – since last update
W Frank Banham 56 24+27=51 +9 70 – 14 5+8=13 +2 18
Banham’s role wasn’t as big as in the beginning of the season,
maily because of Shayne Toporowsky’s arrival. Still he finished
with very good numbers.
W Teemu Elomo – Stars 56 2+10=12 +9 44 – 15 0+1=1 -2 6
This season must have been a disappointment for speedy winger.
Elomo was able to scro onl two goals despide playing last games
in team’s top line with Kimmo Rintanen and Niko Kapanen.
Elomo is going to play for Lukko Rauma next season.
D Ray Giroux – Islanders 46 7+18=25 +10 50 – 16 2+5=7 +6 12
Giroux wasn’t able to produce as much as when he joined Jokerit
but with his +6 in last games he was able to help his team
to clinch the reagular season win.
C Riku Hahl – Avalanche 55 3+9=12 -4 32 – 15 1+3=4 +1 8
Hahl’s last part of the season was pretty good.
He still hasn’t made his breakthrough, maybe next season?
W Niklas Hagman – Panthers 56 28+18=46 +1 32 – 15 9+8=17 +4 6
Hagman had a very strong last last part of the season. He finished
3rd in goal scoring after Jaroslav Bednar (32) and Vladimir Machulda
(29). Hagman is going to move to TPS Turku next season.
W Jukka Hentunen – Flames 56 27+28=55 +15 24 – 16 7+8=15 +7 2 Read more»
The QMJHL regular season ended last Tuesday night, with Chicoutimi
and Rimouski getting the last two tickets for the Spring’s Last Dance. Here
is the QMJHL playoffs picture.
The regular season
The Shawinigan Cataractes dominated the QMJHL
and finished first overall with an eyes-popping 116 points, 15 more than the
runner up, the Val-d’Or Foreurs. This season has been noticeable for
the obvious strength of the Lebel Conference compared to the Dillio Conference.
Four teams of the Lebel Conference (Shawinigan, Val-d’Or, Victoriaville and
Rouyn-Noranda) had more points than the 90 points of the Dilio Conference leader
the Baie-Comeau Drakkar. Also, three Dilio Conference teams (Rimouski,
Chicoutimi and Québec) participating to the playoffs would have been
excluded of the Lebel Conference playoffs.
Let’s get it on! Read more»