Good morning, hope you all have had a restful evening and are gearing up for some good plans this weekend. I’m not doing a food pairing this morning, but thought it’d be good to do sort of a prospects round up. I’ve gone back through the last three draft years, and have left out all players currently playing for Boston or Providence.
So let’s start with the college kids.
|Name||School||Draft year | Round||Position||Goals||Assists||Points|
|Charlie McAvoy||Boston University||2016 | 1||Defense||3||12||15|
|Trent Fredric||University of Wisconsin||2016 | 1||Center||7||11||18|
|Ryan Lindgren||University of Minnesota||2016 | 2||Defense||1||4||5|
|Cam Clark||Ferris State University||2016 | 5||Defense||1||6||7|
|Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson||Boston University||2015 | 2||Center||10||14||24|
|Cameron Hughes||University of Wisconsin||2015 | 6||Center||5||15||20|
|Ryan Donato||Harvard University||2014 | 2||Center||11||9||20|
|Anders Bjork||Notre Dame||2014 | 5||Center / Left Wing||16||22||38|
Twenty seven points off the blueline, very encouraging. Anders Bjork (who I still can’t believe is an American. He’s like a reverse Sean Bergenheim in terms of name vs country) is still lighting the NCAA on fire, leading all Bruins collegiate prospects by a wide majority.
What about our friends to the north?
|Name||Team | League||Draft year | Round||Position||Goals||Assists||Points|
|Jakub Zboril||Saint John Sea Dogs | QMJHL||2015 | 1||Defense||6||18||24|
|Zach Senyshyn||Soo Greyhounds | OHL||2015 | 1||Right Wing||28||13||41|
|Jeremy Lauzon||Rouyn-Noranda Huskies | QMJHL||2015 | 2||Defense||3||11||14|
|Jesse Gabrielle||Prince George Cougars | WHL||2015||Left Wing||23||19||42|
No real surprises here as by this point we all know who the CHL guys are.
Last but not least are the European skaters.
|Name||Team | Country||Draft year | Round||Position||Goals||Assists||Points|
|Joona Koppanen||Ilvas U20 | Finland||2016 | 5||Left Wing / Center||9||17||26|
|Oskar Steen||Färjestad BK | Sweden||2016 | 6||Center / Right Wing||1||1||2|
|Emil Johansson||Djurgårdens IF | Sweden||2014 | 7||Defense||6||7||13|
Very surprised to see the point totals of Johansson & Steen. A defenseman with 13 points isn’t unheard of by any means, but to be outscoring Steen by 11 points is something. Granted Johansson has 2 years more experience, but hey, we’re talking about a 6th and 7th rounder here.
What’s on tap for the weekend?