North American Prospect October Review

Forwards:

Brendan Ranford is the standout prospect this month. He has got off to a blazing start in the month of October. He is currently tied for 6th in the WHL for points and is 3rd in goals. He also leads the Kamloops Blazers in goals and points. He is currently on pace to finish with 99 points which would be a 34 point increase from his career high of 65 points last year.

October is a month Phantoms forwards would like to forget. They’ve been one of the most offensively inept teams in the AHL. Andrew Rowe leads the way in goals with 4. Jonathan Kalinkski and Eric Wellwood are the next best scoring threats with 3. Zac Rinaldo is the only other forward with more than 1 goal. The QMJHL trio of Dave Labrecque, Tye McGinn, and Michael Chaput all had solid months. Labrecque finished at a point per game clip with McGinn and Chaput scoring at nearly a point per game pace.

Name Team Games Goals Assists +/-
Michael Chaput Lewiston Maineiacs 17 5 9 +4
Shane Harper Greenville Road Warriors 3 0 1 +1
Ben Holmstrom Adirondack Phantoms 11 1 0 -5
Jonathan Kalinski Adirondack Phantoms 11 3 4 -6
Dave Labrecque Shawinigan Cataractes 13 6 7 +4
David Laliberte Adirondack Phantoms 11 1 3 -7
Stefan Legein Adirondack Phantoms 11 1 4 -4
Tye McGinn Gatineau Olympiques 11 6 4 +4
Luke Pither Adirondack Phantoms 10 0 1 -2
Brendan Ranford Kamloops Blazers 16 13 9 +1
Andrew Rowe Adirondack Phantoms 11 4 1 -2
Mike Testwuide Adirondack Phantoms 11 0 4 -2
Eric Wellwood Adirondack Phantoms 11 3 1 -8

Defenseman:

Joonas Lehtivuori has been one of the Phantoms biggest offensive in the early going, but seems to be struggling with his defensive game a bit as he sports a team worst -10. Like Lehtivuori, Erik Gustafsson has also been another one of the Phantoms biggest scoring threats. Gustafsson and Lehtivuori are tied for 2nd in scoring for the Phantoms with the departure of Patrick Maroon. Tyler Hostetter has had a fantastic October in terms of his offensive production. He is currently on pace to eclipse his career high in points by 14 points. Unfortunately he also sports a team worst -12. Ricard Blidstrand had a tough month defensively playing on one of the worst teams in the WHL. He is tied for a team worst -12.

Name Team Games Goals Assists +/-
Oskars Bartulis Adirondack Phantoms 4 0 1 -4
Ricard Blidstrand Regina Pats 14 0 2 -12
Marc-Andre Bourdon Adirondack Phantoms 11 0 4 -5
Erik Gustafsson Adirondack Phantoms 11 1 5 -5
Tyler Hostetter Erie Otters 16 3 8 -12
Oliver Lauridsen St. Cloud State University 8 0 1 -2
Joonas Lehtivuori Adirondack Phantoms 11 2 4 -10
Kevin Marshall Adirondack Phantoms 10 0 0 -6

Goalies:

October wasn’t a very kind month for most of our goalies. Johan Backlund and Brian Stewart are stuck on the AHL’s worst Phantoms and have been getting shelled most nights. October was a fairly mixed month for Adam Morrison. He was given the chance to start half of Saskatoon’s games due to injuries that have plagued their starter. He gave up more than three goals three different times, but he let in 1 or fewer goals twice including a shutout. Nic Riopel has been given the opportunity to start every game for Greenville so far and has largely played well. He has let in 2 or fewer goals in 3 of his 5 starts. His stats are skewed by one poor start where he let in 7 goals on 33 shots. Riopel was named the ECHL goalie of the week for his performace for the week of 10/25 – 10/31.

Name Team Games Wins Losses GAA SV%
Johan Backlund Adirondack Phantoms 9 2 7 3.79 .886
Adam Morrison Saskatoon Blades 8 4 3 3.43 .889
Nic Riopel Greenville Road Warriors 5 3 2 2.76 .905
Brian Stewart Adirondack Phantoms 2 0 2 4.10 .862
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  • RichardsNo1

    I thought you guys might like to see this drivel the Rangers Nation is putting out

    http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/5942282/flyers_the_most_underrated_team_in.html

    • http://flyersfaithful.com Marcello D

      Wow. I love that he wrote “They already have the Flyers winning the Cup without looking at the current squad, injuries, or any other factors in the league,” but used no current factors in his argument. Todd Fedoruk? Dennis Potvin? Scott Stevens and Eric Lindros? Could he pull any more irrelevant, dated references out of his butt?

      For the record, since he really pushes the whole age factor, the average age of the Rangers is 27.182. The average age of the Flyers is 27.991. Sure, Philly is an older team but not by much. If you take Sean O’Donnell, the oldest Flyer, out of the equation, that would likely make us the younger team.

      He also says Pronger is the only Flyers to win a Cup. O’Donnell won it too.

  • RichardsNo1

    I thought you guys might like to see this drivel the Rangers Nation is putting out

    http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/5942282/flyers_the_most_underrated_team_in.html

    • http://flyersfaithful.com Marcello D

      Wow. I love that he wrote “They already have the Flyers winning the Cup without looking at the current squad, injuries, or any other factors in the league,” but used no current factors in his argument. Todd Fedoruk? Dennis Potvin? Scott Stevens and Eric Lindros? Could he pull any more irrelevant, dated references out of his butt?

      For the record, since he really pushes the whole age factor, the average age of the Rangers is 27.182. The average age of the Flyers is 27.991. Sure, Philly is an older team but not by much. If you take Sean O’Donnell, the oldest Flyer, out of the equation, that would likely make us the younger team.

      He also says Pronger is the only Flyers to win a Cup. O’Donnell won it too.