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Draft Guide

Prospects Report

by Corey Abbott
Updated On: October 4, 2018, 4:09 pm ET

Western Hockey League

 

Sam Reinhart registered three goals, eight assists and a plus-8 rating in three games to capture the WHL and CHL Player of the Week honors.  His week was highlighted by a five-point performance last Tuesday night in a 6-3 victory over Saskatoon.  Reinhart is a top prospect for the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.  He ranks fourth in the WHL with 79 points in 44 contests this season.  Taran Kozun of the Seattle Thunderbirds won the CHL Goaltender of the Week award after he posted a pair of shutout wins in two starts, where he stopped a total of 64 shots.  Winnipeg prospect Nicolas Petan notched three goals and two assists in two games for the Portland Winterhawks.  He is second in the league with 92 points in just 47 matches this campaign. 

 

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Ontario Hockey League

 

Nick Ritchie is another 2014 draft eligible forward who made waves last week.  He tallied six goals and two assists in four games en route to earning the OHL Player of the Week.  Ritchie is having a career year in his third season with  Peterborough.  He has amassed 29 goals, 56 points and 110 penalty minutes in 46 games.  Scott Kosmachuk of the Guelph Storm accumulated four goals and six helpers  in three games last week.  The third-round pick of the Winnipeg Jets in 2012 has 76 points, including 38 goals, in 53 contests.  Toronto Maple Leafs prospect Matt Finn enjoyed a strong week for the Storm as well, with two goals and nine points over three games.  He ranks second among all OHL blueliners in points this season with a total of 52 in 51 matches.  Finn was chosen in the second round (35th overall) during the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.  Charley Graaskamp will join the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds for the rest of the season.   He has notched 18 goals and 47 points in 22 games with Eau Claire Memorial Old Abes (High School) this year.  Graaskamp is eligible for the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, so playing in the OHL should help scouts get a better assessment of his talent level.   

 

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

 

Anthony Mantha picked up five goals and four assists in three outings to receive the QMJHL's first star of the week.  He collected five points in a 12-3 win Chicoutimi last Sunday.  Mantha, who was selected with the 20th overall pick in the 2013 draft by Detroit, leads the league in scoring with 97 points in 44 games.  2014 draft eligible prospect Ivan Barbashev earned the second star of the week after he registered six goals and nine points in three games.  He's playing in his second QMJHL season and he's already established a new personal high for goals, with 23, and he is very close to surpassing his rookie point total.  Barbashev had 62 points in 68 games last year and he has generated 59 points through 41 contests this time around.  Calgary Flames draft pick Emile Poirier received the third star of the week because he netted eight goals in three outings.  Poirier has a career high 40 markers and 74 points in 50 games with Gatineau this season.  The Flames chose him with the 22nd overall pick in the 2013 draft.  Charles Hudon contributed six assists in four outings for Baie-Comeau Drakkar.  He has 19 points in 11 games since being traded from Chicoutimi.  Hudon, who was picked by the Montreal Canadiens in the fifth round of the 2012 draft, has 60 points in 44 games between Baie-Comeau and Chicoutimi this season. 

 

American Hockey League

 

Sven Andrighetto took home the AHL Player of the Week award after he generated three goals and five assists in four contests for Hamilton during the period ending Feb. 9.  Andrighetto has 27 points in 36 games in his AHL rookie campaign.  He was chosen in the third round of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft by the Montreal Canadiens.  Adirondack forward Jason Akeson stretched his current point streak to eight games when he picked up a goal and three assists in three appearances.  He has recorded 11 points during his scoring spree to give him 45 points in 47 games this season.  T.J. Brennan produced a goal and four assists in three games for the Toronto Marlies last week.  Brennan is having an outstanding first season as a member of the Marlies with 20 goals and 51 points from the back end in 48 contests.  He ranks fourth overall among all point getters in the AHL and he's first among blueliners in scoring. 

 

National Collegiate Athletic Association

 

Calgary's Boston College prospects shined last week.  Bill Arnold potted a hat trick and added two assists in two games last week.  Arnold was picked by the Flames in the fourth round of the 2010 draft.  His teammate, John Gaudreau, collected a goal and three helpers in those two contests.  Gaudreau still leads the nation in scoring with a whopping 58 points in just 29 matches.  Gaudreau was also a fourth-round selection of Calgary, but he was taken in 2011.  New Jersey Devils draft pick Blake Pietila, who was a fifth-round choice in 2011, had four goals, six points and 12 shots on goal en route to WCHA Offensive Player of the Week distinction.  He recorded 24 points in each of his previous two seasons with Michigan Tech and he's posted 24 points already this campaign.  Nic Dowd of St. Cloud State tallied three goals and one assist to capture the NCHC Offensive Player of the Week honor.  He has 27 points in 26 games this campaign after being a seventh rounder of the Los Angeles Kings in 2009.         

Corey Abbott

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