New Jersey Devils Team Update – 30/10/12
This week’s League it to Us Power Ranking: 18th in the NHL, 9th in the Eastern Conference, 4th in the Atlantic Division.
5 points of the Week
1. Matteau Undisciplined
Highly touted prospect Stefan Matteau, playing for Blainville-Boisbriand in the QMJHL has already been suspended twice in a month. His actions included being the aggressor in a fight and checking from behind.
2. Injured Prospects
Two of the Devils top 5 prospects are currently out due to injuries. Merrill is out with a minor neck fracture (looking to return end of December), and Gelinas is out indefinatly with a fractured Jaw.
3. Albany Devils Need More Scoring
The leading scorer for the AHL Albany Devils is Jacob Josefson, who has 6 points in as many games but the team only has 14 goals in 6 games. On a positive note, they have only allowed 14 goals in 6 games for an even goal differential.
4. Scarlett Finally Hits Twine
Though he’s been looking good recording a goal and 8 assists in 14 games played with the Swift Current Broncos, Reece Scarlett has been a combined -51 for the WHL Swift Current Broncos over the prior 2 seasons.
5. Future in Net After Brodeur?
Keith Kinkaid is giving his team a chance to win so far despite a 1-3-0 record. He has a 2.27GAA, 0.913SV%, and 1 shutout in 4GP in the AHL
Overseas Player Stats
Anton Volchenkov – Nizgny Novgorod Torpedo – KHL: 0G, 0A, 0PTS in 3GP, 4PIM, -2
Ilya Kovalchuk – St. Petersburg SKA – KHL: 9G, 14A, 23PTS in 14GP, 4PIM, +13
Marek Zidlicky – Kladno – Czech: 1G, 9A, 10PTS in 15GP, 20PIM, +9
Top 5 Prospects
1. Jon Merrill – CCHA (NCAA) – U. of Michigan – D
Yet To Play – Injury
2. Scott Wedgewood – ECHL – Trenton Titans – G
4W-2L-0OTL in 6gp, 2.86GAA, 0.907SV%
3. Alexander Urbom – AHL – Albany Devils – D
0g-1a-1pt in 3gp, 2pim, +2
4. Stefan Matteau – QMJHL – Blainville-Boisbriand Armada – C
6g-5a-11pts in13gp, 31pim, +1
5. Eric Gelinas – AHL – Albany Devils – D
Yet To Play – Injury
Who To Watch
Adam Larsson (19 years old) – D- Albany – AHL – 0G, 4A, 6GP, 2PIM, +6