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Draft Guide

Kyle Connor stands out

by Corey Abbott
Updated On: October 4, 2018, 4:04 pm ET

 

 

American Hockey League

 

Brock McGinn has been awarded with the AHL Player of the Week after he generated three goals and five points in two games for the Charlotte Checkers. He has nine markers and 12 points in 12 matches this season. McGinn was a second-round selection in the 2012 draft. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton forward Dominik Simon potted four goals and added two assists in three games. He ranks second among rookies in scoring with 25 points in 24 contests. Simon was a fifth rounder in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. Philadelphia 2011 draft pick Nick Cousins had a goal and two assists in three games for Lehigh Valley to give him 22 points on the year. Rocco Grimaldi, who was called up by the Florida Panthers Tuesday, notched three goals and two helpers in three matches last week for Portland. He had a four-point performance versus Springfield on Dec. 9 and has nine points in 13 appearances this season.

 

National Collegiate Athletic Association

 

Winnipeg 2015 first rounder Kyle Connor compiled six points in two contests against Minnesota. He tallied a hat trick and added an assist in an 8-3 win and then posted two markers in a 3-2 loss. The 17th overall pick by the Jets has 22 points in 15 games for the University of Michigan. Nick Schmaltz of the University of North Dakota picked up two assists in two games versus Minnesota-Duluth. Schmaltz's squad won both games by 3-0 scores. He was chosen with the 20th overall pick in the 2014 NHL Draft by Chicago. Calgary prospect Mark Jankowski netted his eighth goal in a 4-1 win over Brown last Thursday. He was the 21st overall pick in the 2012 draft by the Calgary Flames. Jankowski has 18 points in 15 games with Providence College this year. 23-year-old defender Ethan Prow contributed two assists in both games against Denver over the weekend. St. Cloud State won both contests in convincing fashion by outscoring the opposition by a combined score of 11-4. Prow is second in the nation in scoring among defensemen with 17 points in 12 matches.

 

Europe

 

Anton Rodin leads the SHL in scoring with 32 points in 26 games. He was second-round pick of the Vancouver Canucks in the 2009 draft, but he agreed to a three-year extension with Brynas last March. He had two goals in two contests last week. Andreas Johnson had two goals in two matches last week as well, but he picked up an assist. The Maple Leafs prospect sits seventh in the SHL scoring race with 24 points in 26 matches. Johnson was taken with the 202nd pick in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.

Corey Abbott

Corey Abbott is an Editor for Hockey on Rotoworld. Feel free to follow him on Twitter @CoreAbbott.