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Draft Guide

Prospects Report

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

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Western Hockey League

 

Morgan Klimchuk was awarded with the WHL Player of the Week distinction for the period ending Feb. 23.  He helped the Regina Pats win four straight games by recording six goals and three assists over that span.  The Calgary Flames chose Klimchuk with the 28th overall pick in the 2013 draft.  He has 26 goals and 66 points in 49 games this season.  Pittsburgh prospect Tristan Jarry was considered for the CHL Goaltender of the Week after he posted a 3-0-0-0 record, including a shutout, along with a 0.57 goals-against average and a .974 save percentage in four appearances.   The Edmonton Oil Kings netminder currently leads all WHL keepers with 39 wins and a 2.17 GAA.  The Penguins selected him in the second round of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.  Sam Reinhart has been firing on all cylinders for Kootenay during his NHL draft year.  He has a 20-game scoring streak active over which he has picked up a whopping 44 points.  Reinhart notched a goal and five assists in three outing last week.  He could be the first overall pick in the 2014 draft and he sits fourth in the WHL with 91 points in 51 games.  Winnipeg draft pick and Portland forward Nicolas Petan also has an impressive scoring streak going.  He has tallied 13 goals and 33 points during a 16-game scoring spree.  He earned two goals and four helpers in four matches last week to give him 106 total points in 54 contests.  Petan is one point behind Spokane's Mitch Holmberg for the WHL lead. 

 

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Ontario Hockey League

 

Scott Laughton of the Oshawa Generals captured the OHL Player of the Week honor after he recorded four goals and three assists in four games.  He was a runner-up for the award last week, but he wasn't denied this time.  The Philadelphia Flyers took Laughton with the 20th pick in the 2012 draft class.  He has racked up 80 points in 48 matches this year.  New Jersey Devils third rounder, Ben Johnson produced a goal and six assists for seven points in four games last week.  His third season in Windsor has been his best with 23 goals and 48 points in 51 contests.  His Spitfires teammate and 2014 draft eligible forward Josh Ho-Sang registered three goals and four assists in four games.  He's projected to go late in the first round this June.  He has amassed 81 points in 59 matches this campaign.  London Knights defenseman Nikita Zadorov had two goals and three assists in four games last week.  Zadorov began the 2013-14 campaign with the Buffalo Sabres and he appeared in seven contests before being returned to the junior ranks.  In 28 games with London, he has generated 26 points and a plus-21 rating.  There's a good chance he'll be back in the NHL next year.    

 

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

 

Dallas Stars prospect Philippe Desrosiers posted a 3-0-0-0 record to go with a 1.33 goals-against average, a .952 save percentage and one shutout en route to the CHL Goaltender of the Week honor and the QMJHL's first star award.  The Rimouski netminder was picked in the second round of the 2013 draft by Dallas.  His Oceanic teammate Michael Joly was the recipient of a pair of accolades as well for his efforts last week.  He was named the CHL Player of the Week and the second star of the QMJHL after he produced three goals and seven assists in four games.  The 18-year-old winger has 68 points in 59 contests this season.  Marcus Power received the third star of the week after he potted two goals and five assists in three outings for the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies.  Power ranks second in the QMJHL scoring race with 100 points in 59 games.  Montreal Canadiens prospect Charles Hudon currently has a 14-games point streak.  He had one goal and three helpers over three games last week.  Hudon sits 14th in the QMJHL with 70 points in 50 matches this year.  He was selected in the fifth round of the 2012 draft.

 

American Hockey League

 

Ryan Strome compiled  four goals and 12 assists for 16 points in 14 games after he was sent down to the minors on Jan. 15.  He was brought up from AHL Bridgeport on Monday and he's expected to get a shot on a scoring line with John Tavares out for the rest of the season because of a knee injury.  Strome has 49 points in 37 minor-league appearances and he has four points in 15 NHL outings with the New York Islanders.  John Albert of the St. John's IceCaps was presented with the AHL Player of the Week award for registering five goals and one assist in four games.  He had three shorthanded markers and one game winner over that time.  He has picked up 30 points in 49 AHL games this year and he has one goal in eight outings with the Winnipeg Jets.  Jeremy Morin has been hot for the Rockford IceHogs, where he has notched nine goals and seven assists in his last nine games.   

 

National Collegiate Athletic Association

 

Calgary Flames prospect John Gaudreau had two goals and nine shots in a win and a tie against UMass-Lowell  last week.  He has an incredible 28-game point streak and he leads the nation with 63 points 33 games.  It won't be long before the Boston College junior is vying for a roster spot with the Flames.  Zach Hyman of the University of Michigan contributed four assists in two games against Penn State last week.  He has earned 11 points (four goals, seven assists) in his last eight games.  Hyman was a fifth-round pick of the Florida Panthers in the 2010 draft.    

Corey Abbott

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