Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Checking In On The Kids

Because we're sure you're equal parts curious and lazy, from time to time during the course of the season, we'll check in on how the Caps' top non-AHL prospects are doing, stat-wise (to see how the fellas are doing down in Hershey after one game, check here). Note that since the NCAA season hasn't really gotten underway yet, the guys listed below are all playing in one of the major Canadian junior leagues or overseas.

Anyway, here's our first look at the youngsters, and it's good to see that more than a few are off to strong starts:
  • Karl Alzner (D, Calgary Hitmen, WHL): 10 games played, 2 goals, 5 assists, +8 (tied for sixth among WHL defensemen in scoring, tied for second in plus/minus)
  • Francois Bouchard (RW, Baie-Comeau, QMJHL): 7 games played, 4 goals, 6 assists, +7 (tied for seventh in the QMJHL in plus-minus)
  • Viktor Dovgan (D, CSKA, RSL): 9 games played, 0 points, +2
  • Josh Godfrey (D, Sault Ste. Marie, OHL): 8 games played, 5 goals, 6 assists, +4 (tied for 14th in the OHL in scoring, 3rd amongst defensemen)
  • Maxime Lacroix (LW, Quebec, QMJHL): 9 games played, 6 goals, 4 assists, +2 (tied for 25th in the QMJHL in scoring)
  • Ivan Nepriayev (C, Lokomotiv, RSL): 14 games played, 4 goals, 3 assists, 30 PIMs, +3 (eighth in the RSL in PIMs, 25th in scoring)
  • Michal Neuvirth (G, Plymouth, OHL): 2 games played, 0-1-1, 3.46 GAA, .926 SV% (sixth in the OHL in SV%)
  • Oskar Osala (LW, Blues, FNL): 9 games played, 1 goal, 5 assists, +6
  • Mathieu Perreault (C, Acadie-Bathurst, QMJHL): 7 games played, 5 goals, 9 assists, +9 (tied for third in scoring and plus-minus, tied for second in assists)
  • Keith Seabrook (D, Calgary Hitmen, WHL): has not yet played due to injury
  • Semen Varlamov (G, Lokomotiv, RSL): 8 games played, 3.35 GAA, .876 SV%
  • Mikhail Yunkov (C, Spartak, RSL): 13 games played, 2 goals, 0 assists, -2


Jan said...

Thanks, J., for digging all these stats out for us. Appreciated!!!

Rink Raith said...

Although the caps' goalie prospects looked good in camp... it seems they are both struggling a bit stat wise with their current teams.

JP said...

@ Jan: My pleasure

@ RR: The stats would certainly indicate that Varlamov has struggled, but Neuvirth has only played two games and has a very good save percentage (for a team that is, by most accounts, pretty weak). FYI, he's 18th in GAA. But again, that's in only two games of work. And he has better stats than his teammate, Jeremy Smith, who was the Preds' second round pick this past June.

Tyler said...

I realize Joe Finley's college season hasn't started yet, but if he'd grown enough to see eye-to-eye with Zdeno Chara you'd have mentioned that, right?

Marky Narc said...

It's nice to see these stats, but i's pretty much certain that Ivan Nepriayev is never going to play in a Caps uniform.

Other than that, this is an encouraging post to read.

sk84fun said...

Thanks for the prospect update from Europe and NA.

About Neuvirth, he received the first star and a standing ovation on the road after losing his first game 1-0 in OT.


Over the 2 games on the road on back to back nights, he stopped 46 of 47 shots for an OT loss and 41 of 47 for a 6-4 regulation loss; with the second game including a lot of special teams play.

and there have been a few articles about the Soo's start and Godfrey's play...here's a link to one


Joe said...

Good stuff JP. Maxime Lacroix is doing pretty well in the Q as well. 9 Games 6G 4 A for 10Pts a +2 Rating and 21 PIMs.

JP said...

Thanks, all, for the feedback.

@ Joe: I added Lacroix

Joe said...

JP, you the Man!