Draft Guide

Prospects Report

Updated On: October 4, 2018, 4:09 pm ET

Ontario Hockey League


Recently acquired Peterborough Petes forward Hunter Garlent scored four goals and registered five assists in three games last week.  He now has 50 points in 43 contests this season.  His new teammate, Eric Cornel, also had a big week, with four goals and seven points.  Cornel has 18 goals and 23 assists in 45 games this season.  Goalie Justin Nichols was selected as the OHL Player of the Week after posting a 0.67 GAA and .978 save percentage in three consecutive victories.  Nichols now has a 2.70 GAA and .924 save percentage in 35 games with the Guelph Storm.  Anthony DeAngelo registered an assist on Sunday to extend his point streak to six games.  He has 11 goals and 57 points in 38 games this season.


Western Hockey League


Nick Heid is getting ready to start his junior career at the age of 16.  The defenseman signed with the Portland Winterhawks after scoring five goals and a league-leading 27 points in 20 games with the Omaha Lancers AAA 16U team.  Taran Kozun made an immediate impact after he was dealt from the Kamloops Blazers to the Seattle Thunderbirds.  He had a 0.65 GAA and .977 save percentage in three straight wins to earn the CHL Goaltender of the Week award with his new team.  Kozun has a 3.53 GAA and .904 save percentage in 33 games this season.  Defenseman Derrick Pouliot was recognized as the WHL Player of the Week after scoring a goal and five points in two games.  That gives the Pittsburgh Penguins prospect 12 goals and 42 points in 35 games in 2013-14.  Todd Fiddler has been on fire in January with 11 goals and 21 points in nine contests.  He now has 27 goals and 59 points in 43 contests.


Quebec Major Junior Hockey League


Zachary Fucale made history on Tuesday by turning aside 24 of 26 shots in a 5-2 victory over Saint John.  With that, he became the first player to earn 100 wins in the QMJHL in less than 150 games.  He accomplished that feat in 145 contests, which is five better than what previous record holder Jacques Cloutier accomplished on Jan. 6, 1979.  Fucale, who was taken by the Montreal Canadiens in the second round of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, also has a 2.35 GAA and .906 save percentage this season.  Jonathan Drouin earned his second CHL Player of the Week award by scoring a goal and 10 points in three contests.  That gives the Tampa Bay Lightning prospect 18 goals and 62 points in 27 contests with the Halifax Mooseheads.  Meanwhile the QMJHL first star went to goaltender Louis-Philip Guindon, who posted a 0.43 GAA and .985 save percentage over three contests.  The 18-year-old has a 2.71 GAA and .900 save percentage in 38 games with the Drummondville Voltigeurs.  Defenseman Justin Hache had seven assists in just two games last week.  The Phoenix Coyotes prospect now has 40 points and 30 penalty minutes in 45 games this season.


American Hockey League


Philip Samuelsson scored a goal and five points in three games en route to being named the AHL Player of the Week.  The Pittsburgh Penguins defensive prospect now has 17 points and 46 penalty minutes in 38 games in 2013-14.  AHL rookie Curtis McKenzie had four assists on Friday and followed it up with a goal on Saturday.  He now has 13 goals and 38 points in 40 games this season.  Jason Akeson saw his eight-game point streak come to an end on Saturday.  He has 13 goals and 34 points in 39 games with the Adirondack Phantoms.


National Collegiate Athletic Association


Johnny Gaudreau picked up an assis in Boston College’s 4-1 victory over Merrimack on Tuesday to extend his point streak to 19 games.  The Calgary Flames prospects has 21 goals and 48 points in 24 contests this season.   Gaudreau registered an assist on Kevin Hayes’ goal, who has also recorded at least one point in 11 straight games.  Hayes, who was taken by Chicago with the 24th overall pick in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, has 17 goals and 43 points in 24 matches in 2013-14. Lukas Hafner turned aside 32 of 33 shots to lead Western Michigan University to a 2-1 win over St. Cloud State.  Hafner now has a 1.61 GAA and .935 save percentage in 11 games.  Union’s Max Novak scored the game-winner in a 3-1 victory over New Hampshire on Saturday.  That gives the 22-year-old forward five goals and 15 points in 17 games.

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