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Draft Guide

Goalie prospects dominate AHL

by Ryan Dadoun
Updated On: October 4, 2018, 4:04 pm ET

National Collegiate Athletic Association

 

Alexander MacMillan has recorded at least a point in five straight games.  He has 13 goals and 28 points in 26 contests in his senior year with American International College.  Cody Wydo had five points, including a hat trick, on Jan. 17 and then he followed it up with another two goals on Jan. 23.  After that outburst, he's up to 16 goals and 34 points in 26 games with Robert Morris University.  Top prospect Jack Eichel had another productive week, scoring in back-to-back games to extend his point streak to five contests.  He has 13 goals and 36 points in 22 games with Boston University.  Tanner Kero had a goal and three points in back-to-back contests against Alaska.  He has 11 goals and 30 points in 26 contests with Michigan Tech.

 

American Hockey League

 

Malcolm Subban was selected as the AHL Player of the Week after posting a 0.99 GAA and .967 save percentage in three starts.  The Boston Bruins prospect has a 2.47 GAA and .921 save percentage in 22 contests this season.  Sticking with goaltenders, Scott Darling has enjoyed success in his stints with the Blackhawks this season, but he's nevertheless back in the minors.  Darling has endured a couple rough starts in limited playing time this month, but he also has two shutouts, including a 31-save victory on Saturday.  He has a 2.13 GAA and .931 save percentage in 19 games this season.  Washington Capitals netminding prospect Philipp Grubauer hasn't gotten the opportunity to play this season despite his success in 2013-14.  With the way Braden Holtby has played in 2014-15, the Capitals aren't exactly regretting that decision, but Grubauer is excelling with the Hershey Bears while he waits for his next opportunity.  Grubauer has a 2.15 GAA and .920 save percentage in 27 contests.  Much like Darling and Grubauer, Andrei Vasilevskiy excelled when given the chance to play in the NHL.  In Vasilevskiy's case, he enjoyed four games with Tampa Bay back in December with his last start coming on New Year's Eve.  Back with the Syracuse Crunch, he hasn't been quite as effective in January, although that's largely due to a rough start on Jan. 16 where he allowed five goals on 19 shots in just under 23 minutes.  That's skewed the results given the sample size and without it, he has a 1.90 GAA and .936 save percentage in six contests this month.

 

Europe

 

Markus Hannikainen, 21, has broken out in Finland's top league this season.  He has 13 goals and 34 points in 45 contests with JyP HT Jyvaskyla.  Aleksi Mustonen had two points in 18 contests with Finland's Ilves Tampere last season.  The 19-year-old has taken a big step forward in 2014-15 though with eight goals and 23 points in 38 games.  Among Finnish defenseman under the age of 24, Esa Lindell leads the pack in the scoring race.  The 19-year-old Dallas Stars prospect has eight goals and 23 points in 40 contests with Assat Pori.  Joonas Donskoi was taken by the Florida Panthers in the fourth round of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, but he's never left the SM-liiga.  He's steadily turning into a top player in the Finnish league though as he has 11 goals and 34 points in 42 games with Karpat.

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