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04-19-2013, 10:33 PM
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London beats Plymouth 2-1 in Game 1 of the OHL Western Conference finals. Harrington got a penalty for using an illegal stick, not something you see often with a defenseman.

Portland up 2-1 against Kamloops in Game 1 of the WHL Western Conference finals. Trivia of the night: some years ago the Kamloops Blazers were bought by a group of locals to keep them from moving. This group includes Blazers alumni Jarome Iginla, Mark Recchi and Darryl Sydor.

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Harrington will be a bust, only good because of an illegal stick

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Does an illegal stick mean one with an illegal curve or playing the puck with a broken stick?

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Does an illegal stick mean one with an illegal curve or playing the puck with a broken stick?
I would assume playing with a broken stick. You don't really see defensive D-men playing with massive curves.

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Yeah, Dustin Byfuglien's the only NHL defenseman I can think of with massive curves.

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Portland win 4-0. Poliout with 2 assists and a +2

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Portland win 4-0. Poliout with 2 assists and a +2
6 more W to go

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Portland win 4-0. Poliout with 2 assists and a +2
Unless they have a monumental collapse, it looks as though the Winterhawks' first real challenge won't be until the WHL finals.

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Poliout is 6th in WHL playoff scoring and is the only defensemen in the top 15. teammate Rattie is having one hell of a playoffs - 12 GP 13 G 12 A 25 P.

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Unless they have a monumental collapse, it looks as though the Winterhawks' first real challenge won't be until the WHL finals.
Yep. But Edmonton's got a lot of big trees on the blueline, and Portland is pretty tiny up front. Could present some real problems.

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are Zlobin and Marcantuoni playing tonight?
Seasons ended for WBS I believe, don't think they've had any games but I dare say they'll be good play-off depth if needed.

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Zatkoff & Thiessen won the awesomely named Harry “Hap” Holmes Memorial Award, essentialy the Jennings Trophy of the AHL.

Zatkoff finished the year with a league-leading 1.93 GAA & .920 save%. Thiessen had a 2.62 GAA & .902 save%. It was the second year in a row Zatkoff finished with an exactly .920 save%. In the last 2 seasons (93 GP), Zatkoff has a 2.19 GAA & .920 save%.


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Plymouth beat London 4-3 in 2OT. Series tied 1-1.

Määttä had a PP assist and was +1
Harrington had a PP assist and was -1

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Prospects Stats Update - End of Minor Pro seasons, End of NCAA playoffs

Stats as of Apr 23
* denotes rookies
Italics mean the player is not on the team at the moment (promoted/demoted)


MINOR PRO

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (AHL, 42-30-2-2, 3rd in East Division)

Using a strong finish with a 6-2 record in April the Baby Pens made the playoffs for the 11th consecutive year, tied for longest active streak with Milwaukee. WBS had the worst offense in the Eastern Conference - but also allowed the fewest goals in the entire league. For this Jeff Zatkoff and Brad Thiessen won the Hap Holmes Memorial Award, the AHL equivalent to the NHL's William Jennings Trophy. It is Thiessen's second award after sharing it with John Curry in '10-11. Zatkoff also set a club record for best GAA in a single season as well as new personal bests across the board.

Mid-season acquisition Chad Kolarik finished 3rd in points and 4th in goals in the league. His hat trick Apr 14 at St. John's was the team's first since early November. Kolarik is the Baby Pens' first 30 goal scorer since Janne Pesonen and Chris Minard both hit the mark in '08-09 (although Kolarik scored half his goals while still with Connecticut). Trevor Smith topped 20 goals for the 6th straight season while Riley Holzapfel set new career highs in goals, assists and points. Paul Thompson doubled his goal total in his 2nd pro year despite missing 18 games. Alex Grant took advantage of more PP time, scoring 9 points in 12 games after Joe Morrow was traded.

To bolster their offense in the playoffs WBS acquired veteran scoring winger Derek Nesbitt at the AHL trade deadline. The undrafted Ontario native had 26 goals in 66 games for Peoria at the time of the trade, then played only one game for the Baby Pens due to injury but he is ready for the playoffs. The first playoff round (best of five) between 4th seed Binghamton and 5th seed Wilkes-Barre/Scranton starts Saturday.

F Chad Kolarik (27, trade with NYR '13): 31-37-68, 55 PIM, -4
F Trevor Smith (28, free agent '12): 23-31-54, 64 PIM, +5 (75 gp)
F Riley Holzapfel (24, free agent '12): 21-30-51, 93 PIM, -1
F Brian Gibbons (25, free agent '11): 8-22-30, 34 PIM, -11 (70 gp)
F Paul Thompson (24, free agent '11): 20-9-29, 84 PIM, +1 (58 gp)
*F Beau Bennett (21, 1st rd. '10): 7-21-28, 18 PIM, -6 (39 gp)
D Dylan Reese (28, free agent '12): 8-17-25, 34 PIM, +3 (66 gp)
*D Brian Dumoulin (21, trade with CAR '12): 6-18-24, 18 PIM, -11 (73 gp)
D Alex Grant (24, 4th rd. '07): 4-16-20, 73 PIM, -7 (46 gp)
F Warren Peters (30, free agent '12): 11-8-19, 76 PIM, +4 (73 gp)
*F Jayson Megna (23, free agent '12): 5-7-12, 28 PIM, -12 (56 gp)
F Philippe Dupuis (27, free agent '12): 2-9-11, 14 PIM, -7 (34 gp) - upper body, out for the season
*F Adam Payerl (22, free agent '12): 3-7-10, 53 PIM, +0 (44 gp)
D Philip Samuelsson (21, 2nd rd. '09): 2-8-10, 70 PIM, +10 (65 gp)
F Zack Sill (24, free agent '11): 4-5-9, 108 PIM, +1 (57 gp)
D Simon Després (21, 1st rd. '09): 4-3-7, 28 PIM, -5 (27 gp)
*F Dominik Uher (20, 5th rd. '11): 4-3-7, 61 PIM, -3 (53 gp)
*F Tom Kühnhackl (21, 4th rd. '10): 2-2-4, 6 PIM, +3 (11 gp) - shoulder injury, out for the season
D Robert Bortuzzo (24, 3rd rd. '07): 1-3-4, 34 PIM, +4 (31 gp)
*D Reid McNeill (20, 6th rd. '10): 0-0-0, 0 PIM, +2 (3 gp)
F Keven Veilleux (23, 2nd rd. '07): 0-0-0, 7 PIM, -1 (4 gp)
F Steve MacIntyre (32, free agent '11): 0-0-0, 70 PIM, -1 (29 gp)
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G Jeff Zatkoff (25, free agent '12): 26-20-0, 1.93 GAA, .920 SP, 5 SO
G Brad Thiessen (27, free agent '09): 16-12-2, 2.68 GAA, .902 SP, 4 SO


Wheeling Nailers (ECHL, 31-29-3-9, 3rd in Atlantic Division)

Thanks to a bad stretch drive and unbalanced conferences Wheeling missed the playoffs by six points. Reid McNeill was recalled to WBS after the Nailers season was over. However Keven Veilleux was not, and his time in the Penguins system should be over. Goalie Patrick Killeen was traded to Columbus at the deadline but had already been exiled to the Orlando Solar Bears earlier. Alex Velischek signed an ECHL contract after his college career had ended, and got into a couple of games for the Nailers.

Wheeling finished last in attendance and has now been in the bottom three in ECHL attendance for 4 years running.

F Keven Veilleux (23, 2nd rd. '07): 9-13-22, 74 PIM, -12 (31 gp)
*D Reid McNeill (20, 6th rd. '10): 2-4-6, 90 PIM, -5 (44 gp)
*F Tom Kühnhackl (20, 4th rd. '10): 1-0-1, 2 PIM, +2 (2 gp)
*F Adam Payerl (21, free agent '12): 1-0-1, 15 PIM, +1 (4 gp)
*F Dominik Uher (20, 5th rd. '11): 0-1-1, 0 PIM, +0 (3 gp)
*D Alex Velischek (22, 5th rd. '09): 0-1-1, 2 PIM, +1 (3 gp)



NCAA

Losing NCAA champion Kenny Agostino and Frozen Four participant Ben Hanowski at the deadline removed two of our best forwards from our college pipeline. The Pens however improved their goalie depth by signing Eric Hartzell after he finished his senior year at Quinnipiac with a trip to the Frozen Four. The 6'4, 188 lbs Minnesota native was a top 3 finalist for the Hobey Baker Award, a 1st team All-American, ECAC Player of the Year and the USCHO College Player of the Year for this season.

Of the remaining seniors Nick D'Agostino should have the best chance to get an ELC. He apparently suffered an injury in his final college game, a double OT loss to Quinnipiac, so he has not been brought in to WBS.

Notre Dame won the final championship of the now-defunct CCHA, beating Bowling Green, Ohio State and finally Michigan along the way. If Bryan Rust returns for his senior year he will see lots of new opponents as Notre Dame will be joining Hockey East.

After winning their first ever Hockey East championship UMass-Lowell continued their hot streak all the way to their first ever Frozen Four appearance where they lost 2-3 in OT to eventual champions Yale. Scott Wilson produced 4-5-9 in 7 playoff games. Sean Maguire made 41 saves as Boston University defeated archrivals Boston College 6-3 in the Hockey East semifinal before falling 0-1 to UMass-Lowell.

Seniors
G Eric Hartzell (23, free agent '13) - Quinnipiac (30-8-5, 1st in ECAC): 30-7-5, 1.57 GAA, .933 SP, 5 SO
D Nick D'Agostino (22, 7th rd. '08) - Cornell (15-16-3, 9th in ECAC): 6-10-16, 30 PIM, +2
D Alex Velischek (22, 5th rd. '09) - Providence (17-14-7, 4th in Hockey East): 0-6-6, 36 PIM, +17

Juniors
F Bryan Rust (20, 3rd rd. '10) - Notre Dame (25-13-3, 2nd in CCHA): 15-19-34, 4 PIM, +25

Sophomores
F Josh Archibald (20, 6th rd. '11) - Nebraska-Omaha (19-18-2, 7th in WCHA): 19-17-36, 34 PIM, +18
F Scott Wilson (20, 7th rd. '11) - UMass-Lowell (28-11-2, 1st in Hockey East): 16-22-38, 32 PIM, +5

Freshmen
*F Teddy Blueger (18, 2nd rd. '12) - Minnesota State (24-14-3, 6th in WCHA): 6-13-19, 40 PIM, -2 (37 gp)
*G Sean Maguire (20, 4th rd. '12) - Boston University (21-16-2, 3rd in Hockey East): 13-8-0, 2.54 GAA, .926 SP, 4 SO



JUNIOR LEAGUES

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League:

Val d'Or dispatched Prince Edward Island in 6 games in Round 1 but were swept in Round 2 by Blainville-Boisbriand. Anton Zlobin has since joined Wilkes-Barre on a tryout but has yet to be signed to an ELC by Pittsburgh.

Val d'Or Foreurs (35-27-0-6, 4th in Telus West Division)
F Anton Zlobin (20, 6th rd. '12): 29-62-91, 34 PIM, +9 (61 gp) / playoffs: 2-8-10, 4 PIM, +0 (10 gp)


Ontario Hockey League:

London strolled through the first two playoff rounds, sweeping Saginaw then beating Kitchener in 5 games. The Knights play the Plymouth Whalers in the Western Conference Finals, the series is currently tied 1-1. Captain Scott Harrington was held out of the entire Round 1 to further rehab his shoulder injury.

Matia Marcantuoni and his Rangers beat Guelph in Round 1 before bowing out against London. Marcantuoni scored his first career playoff goal in the latter series, it was the GWG in the Rangers' lone win. He is currently in Wilkes-Barre on a tryout.

Matt Murray played the first playoff series of his junior career against Owen Sound, the Greyhounds lost in 6 games. Murray recorded a 36 save shutout for a 1-0 win in Game 4. Murray and Clark Seymour had short tryout stints with Wilkes-Barre but are expected to return for another junior season (in Seymour's case as an overager).

London Knights (50-13-2-3, 1st in Midwest Division)
D Scott Harrington (20, 2nd rd. '11): 3-16-19, 26 PIM, +21 (50 gp) / playoffs: 0-1-1, 6 PIM, -1 (7 gp)
D Olli Määttä (18, 1st rd. '12): 8-30-38, 30 PIM, +9 (57 gp) / playoffs: 2-4-6, 2 PIM, +11 (11 gp)

Kitchener Rangers (39-20-1-8, 3rd in Midwest Division)
F Matia Marcantuoni (19, 4th rd. '12): 7-18-25, 34 PIM, -3 (64 gp) / playoffs: 1-1-2, 6 PIM, -2 (10 gp)

Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (36-26-3-3, 2nd in West Division)
G Matthew Murray (18, 3rd rd. '12): 26-19-2-2, 3.67 GAA, .894 SP, 1 SO / playoffs: 2-3-1, 2.67 GAA, .910 SP, 1 SO

Peterborough Petes (26-35-3-4, 4th in East Division)
D Clark Seymour (19, 5th rd. '12): 3-10-13, 61 PIM, -7 (62 gp) / missed playoffs


Western Hockey League:

Portland took a while to get going in the playoffs, needing 6 games to dispatch Everett in Round 1 before sweeping Spokane in Round 2. The Winterhawks are currently up 2-0 against Kamloops in the Western Conference Finals.Derrick Pouliot leads all WHL defensemen in playoff scoring.

Prince Albert's cinderella season came to an abrupt end as the Raiders were swept in Round 1 by Red Deer. Harrison Ruopp has since been signed by the Pens to an entry-level contract (3 years at a $650,833 cap hit), and is currently in Wilkes-Barre on a tryout.

Portland Winterhawks (57-12-1-2, 1st in U.S. Division)
D Derrick Pouliot (19, 1st rd. '12): 9-36-45, 60 PIM, +35 (44 gp) / playoffs: 4-10-14, 8 PIM, +9 (12 gp)

Prince Albert Raiders (37-28-3-4, 2nd in East Division)
D Harrison Ruopp (20, trade with PHO '12): 1-15-16, 132 PIM, +11 (65 gp) / playoffs: 0-0-0, 4 PIM, -2 (4 gp)



EUROPE

The future of Alex Pechurskiy is up in the air as all three Magnitogorsk goalies are free agents. Having nothing left to prove at the lower levels he should aim to become be a KHL backup somewhere. Oscar Sundqvist's junior team lost to MoDo in the second round of the J20 playoffs. Parent club Skellefteå won the Elitserien championship in a sweep over Luleå but Sundqvist saw no playoff action for them. He is eligible for another junior season but should get a couple more looks at the top level, or maybe a loan to the 2nd tier pro Allsvenskan league.

Yuzhny Ural Orsk (31-18-3-0, 5th in Russian Major League)
G Alexander Pechurskiy (22, 5th rd. '08): 22-11-2, 1.83 GAA, .935 SP, 5 SO / no playoff action

Skellefteå AIK Juniors (9-7-2, 6th in J20 SuperElit Top 10)
*F Oscar Sundqvist (19, 3rd rd. '12): 17-16-33, 48 PIM, +13 (38 gp) / playoffs: 3-2-5, 4 PIM, -1 (5 gp)

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Prospects Stats Update - End of Minor Pro seasons, End of NCAA playoffs

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MINOR PRO

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (AHL, 42-30-2-2, 3rd in East Division)

Using a strong finish with a 6-2 record in April the Baby Pens made the playoffs for the 11th consecutive year, tied for longest active streak with Milwaukee. WBS had the worst offense in the Eastern Conference - but also allowed the fewest goals in the entire league. For this Jeff Zatkoff and Brad Thiessen won the Hap Holmes Memorial Award, the AHL equivalent to the NHL's William Jennings Trophy. It is Thiessen's second award after sharing it with John Curry in '10-11. Zatkoff also set a club record for best GAA in a single season as well as new personal bests across the board.

Mid-season acquisition Chad Kolarik finished 3rd in points and 4th in goals in the league. His hat trick Apr 14 at St. John's was the team's first since early November. Kolarik is the Baby Pens' first 30 goal scorer since Janne Pesonen and Chris Minard both hit the mark in '08-09 (although Kolarik scored half his goals while still with Connecticut). Trevor Smith topped 20 goals for the 6th straight season while Riley Holzapfel set new career highs in goals, assists and points. Paul Thompson doubled his goal total in his 2nd pro year despite missing 18 games. Alex Grant took advantage of more PP time, scoring 9 points in 12 games after Joe Morrow was traded.

To bolster their offense in the playoffs WBS acquired veteran scoring winger Derek Nesbitt at the AHL trade deadline. The undrafted Ontario native had 26 goals in 66 games for Peoria at the time of the trade, then played only one game for the Baby Pens due to injury but he is ready for the playoffs. The first playoff round (best of five) between 4th seed Binghamton and 5th seed Wilkes-Barre/Scranton starts Saturday.

F Chad Kolarik (27, trade with NYR '13): 31-37-68, 55 PIM, -4
F Trevor Smith (28, free agent '12): 23-31-54, 64 PIM, +5 (75 gp)
F Riley Holzapfel (24, free agent '12): 21-30-51, 93 PIM, -1
F Brian Gibbons (25, free agent '11): 8-22-30, 34 PIM, -11 (70 gp)
F Paul Thompson (24, free agent '11): 20-9-29, 84 PIM, +1 (58 gp)
*F Beau Bennett (21, 1st rd. '10): 7-21-28, 18 PIM, -6 (39 gp)
D Dylan Reese (28, free agent '12): 8-17-25, 34 PIM, +3 (66 gp)
*D Brian Dumoulin (21, trade with CAR '12): 6-18-24, 18 PIM, -11 (73 gp)
D Alex Grant (24, 4th rd. '07): 4-16-20, 73 PIM, -7 (46 gp)
F Warren Peters (30, free agent '12): 11-8-19, 76 PIM, +4 (73 gp)
*F Jayson Megna (23, free agent '12): 5-7-12, 28 PIM, -12 (56 gp)
F Philippe Dupuis (27, free agent '12): 2-9-11, 14 PIM, -7 (34 gp) - upper body, out for the season
*F Adam Payerl (22, free agent '12): 3-7-10, 53 PIM, +0 (44 gp)
D Philip Samuelsson (21, 2nd rd. '09): 2-8-10, 70 PIM, +10 (65 gp)
F Zack Sill (24, free agent '11): 4-5-9, 108 PIM, +1 (57 gp)
D Simon Després (21, 1st rd. '09): 4-3-7, 28 PIM, -5 (27 gp)
*F Dominik Uher (20, 5th rd. '11): 4-3-7, 61 PIM, -3 (53 gp)
*F Tom Kühnhackl (21, 4th rd. '10): 2-2-4, 6 PIM, +3 (11 gp) - shoulder injury, out for the season
D Robert Bortuzzo (24, 3rd rd. '07): 1-3-4, 34 PIM, +4 (31 gp)
*D Reid McNeill (20, 6th rd. '10): 0-0-0, 0 PIM, +2 (3 gp)
F Keven Veilleux (23, 2nd rd. '07): 0-0-0, 7 PIM, -1 (4 gp)
F Steve MacIntyre (32, free agent '11): 0-0-0, 70 PIM, -1 (29 gp)
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G Jeff Zatkoff (25, free agent '12): 26-20-0, 1.93 GAA, .920 SP, 5 SO
G Brad Thiessen (27, free agent '09): 16-12-2, 2.68 GAA, .902 SP, 4 SO


Wheeling Nailers (ECHL, 31-29-3-9, 3rd in Atlantic Division)

Thanks to a bad stretch drive and unbalanced conferences Wheeling missed the playoffs by six points. Reid McNeill was recalled to WBS after the Nailers season was over. However Keven Veilleux was not, and his time in the Penguins system should be over. Goalie Patrick Killeen was traded to Columbus at the deadline but had already been exiled to the Orlando Solar Bears earlier. Alex Velischek signed an ECHL contract after his college career had ended, and got into a couple of games for the Nailers.

Wheeling finished last in attendance and has now been in the bottom three in ECHL attendance for 4 years running.

F Keven Veilleux (23, 2nd rd. '07): 9-13-22, 74 PIM, -12 (31 gp)
*D Reid McNeill (20, 6th rd. '10): 2-4-6, 90 PIM, -5 (44 gp)
*F Tom Kühnhackl (20, 4th rd. '10): 1-0-1, 2 PIM, +2 (2 gp)
*F Adam Payerl (21, free agent '12): 1-0-1, 15 PIM, +1 (4 gp)
*F Dominik Uher (20, 5th rd. '11): 0-1-1, 0 PIM, +0 (3 gp)
*D Alex Velischek (22, 5th rd. '09): 0-1-1, 2 PIM, +1 (3 gp)



NCAA

Losing NCAA champion Kenny Agostino and Frozen Four participant Ben Hanowski at the deadline removed two of our best forwards from our college pipeline. The Pens however improved their goalie depth by signing Eric Hartzell after he finished his senior year at Quinnipiac with a trip to the Frozen Four. The 6'4, 188 lbs Minnesota native was a top 3 finalist for the Hobey Baker Award, a 1st team All-American, ECAC Player of the Year and the USCHO College Player of the Year for this season.

Of the remaining seniors Nick D'Agostino should have the best chance to get an ELC. He apparently suffered an injury in his final college game, a double OT loss to Quinnipiac, so he has not been brought in to WBS.

Notre Dame won the final championship of the now-defunct CCHA, beating Bowling Green, Ohio State and finally Michigan along the way. If Bryan Rust returns for his senior year he will see lots of new opponents as Notre Dame will be joining Hockey East.

After winning their first ever Hockey East championship UMass-Lowell continued their hot streak all the way to their first ever Frozen Four appearance where they lost 2-3 in OT to eventual champions Yale. Scott Wilson produced 4-5-9 in 7 playoff games. Sean Maguire made 41 saves as Boston University defeated archrivals Boston College 6-3 in the Hockey East semifinal before falling 0-1 to UMass-Lowell.

Seniors
G Eric Hartzell (23, free agent '13) - Quinnipiac (30-8-5, 1st in ECAC): 30-7-5, 1.57 GAA, .933 SP, 5 SO
D Nick D'Agostino (22, 7th rd. '08) - Cornell (15-16-3, 9th in ECAC): 6-10-16, 30 PIM, +2
D Alex Velischek (22, 5th rd. '09) - Providence (17-14-7, 4th in Hockey East): 0-6-6, 36 PIM, +17

Juniors
F Bryan Rust (20, 3rd rd. '10) - Notre Dame (25-13-3, 2nd in CCHA): 15-19-34, 4 PIM, +25

Sophomores
F Josh Archibald (20, 6th rd. '11) - Nebraska-Omaha (19-18-2, 7th in WCHA): 19-17-36, 34 PIM, +18
F Scott Wilson (20, 7th rd. '11) - UMass-Lowell (28-11-2, 1st in Hockey East): 16-22-38, 32 PIM, +5

Freshmen
*F Teddy Blueger (18, 2nd rd. '12) - Minnesota State (24-14-3, 6th in WCHA): 6-13-19, 40 PIM, -2 (37 gp)
*G Sean Maguire (20, 4th rd. '12) - Boston University (21-16-2, 3rd in Hockey East): 13-8-0, 2.54 GAA, .926 SP, 4 SO



JUNIOR LEAGUES

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League:

Val d'Or dispatched Prince Edward Island in 6 games in Round 1 but were swept in Round 2 by Blainville-Boisbriand. Anton Zlobin has since joined Wilkes-Barre on a tryout but has yet to be signed to an ELC by Pittsburgh.

Val d'Or Foreurs (35-27-0-6, 4th in Telus West Division)
F Anton Zlobin (20, 6th rd. '12): 29-62-91, 34 PIM, +9 (61 gp) / playoffs: 2-8-10, 4 PIM, +0 (10 gp)


Ontario Hockey League:

London strolled through the first two playoff rounds, sweeping Saginaw then beating Kitchener in 5 games. The Knights play the Plymouth Whalers in the Western Conference Finals, the series is currently tied 1-1. Captain Scott Harrington was held out of the entire Round 1 to further rehab his shoulder injury.

Matia Marcantuoni and his Rangers beat Guelph in Round 1 before bowing out against London. Marcantuoni scored his first career playoff goal in the latter series, it was the GWG in the Rangers' lone win. He is currently in Wilkes-Barre on a tryout.

Matt Murray played the first playoff series of his junior career against Owen Sound, the Greyhounds lost in 6 games. Murray recorded a 36 save shutout for a 1-0 win in Game 4. Murray and Clark Seymour had short tryout stints with Wilkes-Barre but are expected to return for another junior season (in Seymour's case as an overager).

London Knights (50-13-2-3, 1st in Midwest Division)
D Scott Harrington (20, 2nd rd. '11): 3-16-19, 26 PIM, +21 (50 gp) / playoffs: 0-1-1, 6 PIM, -1 (7 gp)
D Olli Määttä (18, 1st rd. '12): 8-30-38, 30 PIM, +9 (57 gp) / playoffs: 2-4-6, 2 PIM, +11 (11 gp)

Kitchener Rangers (39-20-1-8, 3rd in Midwest Division)
F Matia Marcantuoni (19, 4th rd. '12): 7-18-25, 34 PIM, -3 (64 gp) / playoffs: 1-1-2, 6 PIM, -2 (10 gp)

Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (36-26-3-3, 2nd in West Division)
G Matthew Murray (18, 3rd rd. '12): 26-19-2-2, 3.67 GAA, .894 SP, 1 SO / playoffs: 2-3-1, 2.67 GAA, .910 SP, 1 SO

Peterborough Petes (26-35-3-4, 4th in East Division)
D Clark Seymour (19, 5th rd. '12): 3-10-13, 61 PIM, -7 (62 gp) / missed playoffs


Western Hockey League:

Portland took a while to get going in the playoffs, needing 6 games to dispatch Everett in Round 1 before sweeping Spokane in Round 2. The Winterhawks are currently up 2-0 against Kamloops in the Western Conference Finals.Derrick Pouliot leads all WHL defensemen in playoff scoring.

Prince Albert's cinderella season came to an abrupt end as the Raiders were swept in Round 1 by Red Deer. Harrison Ruopp has since been signed by the Pens to an entry-level contract (3 years at a $650,833 cap hit), and is currently in Wilkes-Barre on a tryout.

Portland Winterhawks (57-12-1-2, 1st in U.S. Division)
D Derrick Pouliot (19, 1st rd. '12): 9-36-45, 60 PIM, +35 (44 gp) / playoffs: 4-10-14, 8 PIM, +9 (12 gp)

Prince Albert Raiders (37-28-3-4, 2nd in East Division)
D Harrison Ruopp (20, trade with PHO '12): 1-15-16, 132 PIM, +11 (65 gp) / playoffs: 0-0-0, 4 PIM, -2 (4 gp)



EUROPE

The future of Alex Pechurskiy is up in the air as all three Magnitogorsk goalies are free agents. Having nothing left to prove at the lower levels he should aim to become be a KHL backup somewhere. Oscar Sundqvist's junior team lost to MoDo in the second round of the J20 playoffs. Parent club Skellefteå won the Elitserien championship in a sweep over Luleå but Sundqvist saw no playoff action for them. He is eligible for another junior season but should get a couple more looks at the top level, or maybe a loan to the 2nd tier pro Allsvenskan league.

Yuzhny Ural Orsk (31-18-3-0, 5th in Russian Major League)
G Alexander Pechurskiy (22, 5th rd. '08): 22-11-2, 1.83 GAA, .935 SP, 5 SO / no playoff action

Skellefteå AIK Juniors (9-7-2, 6th in J20 SuperElit Top 10)
*F Oscar Sundqvist (19, 3rd rd. '12): 17-16-33, 48 PIM, +13 (38 gp) / playoffs: 3-2-5, 4 PIM, -1 (5 gp)
Awesome write-up as usual Burgs. I love seeing how the prospects all look. Thank you for your hard work and effort.

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Josh Archibald, Scott Wilson.

Compare, contrast, speculate. Please.

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London beats plymouth by a score of 6-4, maata had an assist and was a +1, harrington had an assist and was -1. Both assists came on the powerplay.

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London beats plymouth by a score of 6-4, maata had an assist and was a +1, harrington had an assist and was -1. Both assists came on the powerplay.
And Portland got their ass kicked by Kamloops but still up 2-1 in that series

-1 for Pouliot in a 5-1 loss

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Apparently we signed Zlobin to an ELC too.

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Apparently we signed Zlobin to an ELC too.
yup

Link is here http://penguins.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=667386

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Really happy about Zlobin getting his ELC. No matter what people say about him, I really want to see this kid succeed.

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If somebody could chime in about the London game tonight.. Won 6-4 to take a 3-1 series lead. Scotty H with neither a goal nor assist, plus/minus of zero, yet was the number 1 star. I assume lots of blocked shots?

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