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2019-20 Hurricanes Prospects and Checkers Thread

jeffbear

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For the record, I was a bit surprised to see Gibbons sent down because I always assumed they signed him specifically to be a 13th forward on the NHL level. I know they wanted to bank some salary cap space, but it always seemed to me that they signed him specifically because he was a cheap vet who could play all three forward positions on the 4th line.
 

JamesNorthern

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Yeah I kinda of assumed (incorrectly) that he was with the team. Well good depth option. I think he's got some good skills, and speed for a 4th liner
 

cmaleski2

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It's all about banking that cap space early. I fully expect Gibbons will be our 13th forward for the road trip.
 

cmaleski2

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Canes draft picks and prospects Through 10/13 *** Means their season has yet to start. Some of the Colleges have begun their seasons but not all.
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Ryan Suzuki C (1st round 2019 OHL Barrie): 5 Games 1 Goal 5 Assists +4

Jamieson Rees C (2nd round 2019 OHL Sarnia) 1 Game 0 Goals 0 Assists +1 * As already noted, he is suspended for 6 games

Patrik Puistola F (3rd round 2019 Liiga Tappara/Mestis KooVee):
With Tappara 11 Games 0 Goals 1 Assists +2 * Played 1 game for Tappara last week
With KooVee 1 Game 0 Goals 0 Assists

Anttoni Honka RHD (3rd round 2019 Liiga JYP): 12 Games 0 Goals 2 Assists +2

Domenick Fensore LHD (3rd round 2019 Hockey East Boston U. Fr.): 1 Games 0 Goals 0 Assists +2

Cade Webber LHD (4th round 2019 BCHL Penticton): 12 Games 2 Goals 3 Assists Even

Tuukka Tieksola RW (4th round 2019 Liiga Karpat/Jr. A SM Liiga Karpat U20):
With Karpat: 3 Games 0 Goals 0 Assists Even
With Karpat U20: 10 Games 7 Goals 12 Assists +3 * Kid is dominating Finnish Jr. league.

Kirill Slepets W (5th round 2019 VHL Voronezh): 14 Games 4 Goals 7 Assists +6

Kevin Wall RW (6th round 2019 Big 10 Penn St. Fr.): 1 Game 0 Goals 0 Assists +1

Blake Murray C (7th round 2019 OHL Sudbury): 9 Games 4 Goals 7 Assists +5

Massimo Rizzo C (7th round 2019 BCHL Coquitlam): 4 Games 2 Goals 1 Assist Even

Jack Drury C (2nd round 2018 ECAC Harvard So.): ***

Luke Henman C (4th round 2018 QMJHL Blainville-Boisbriand): 10 Games 1 Goal 6 Assists -8

Lenni Killinen RW (4th round 2018 Liiga Assat): 9 Games 0 Goals 3 Assists +1

Jesper Sellgren LHD (6th round 2018 SweHL Lulea): 5 Games 1 Goal 1 Assist +7

Dominik Bokk LW (Acquired via Trade SweHL Rögle BK Angelholm) 10 Games 0 Goals 1 Assist +2

Luke Martin RHD (2nd round 2017 Big 10 Michigan Sr.): 2 Games 0 Goals 0 Assists +1

Ville Rasanen LHD (7th round 2017 Slovakia HC Banska Bystrica): Has not played yet

Matt Filipe LW (3rd round 2016 Hockey East Northeastern Sr.): 2 Games 0 Goals 0 Assists Even

Max Zimmer LW (4th round 2016 Big 10 Wisconsin Sr.): Has not played yet

Luke Stevens LW (5th round 2015 ECAC Yale Sr.): ***

David Cotton C (6th round 2015 Hockey East Boston College Sr.): 2 Games 2 Goals 4 Assists +6 * Let the 'where will Cotton sign after he spurns the Canes? watch begin


Pyotr Kochetkov G (2nd round 2019 KHL SKA St. Petersburg/VHL Neva St. Petersburg)
With KHL St. Petersburg 3-3-0 2.62 GAA .887 Sv%
With VHL St. Petersburg 2 Games 1.95 GAA .940 Sv% *** Now playing in the "KHL Minors"

Jacob Kucharski G (7th round 2018 Hockey East Providence Fr.): Has not played yet

Eetu Makiniemi G (4th round 2017 Jr. A SM-Liiga U20-Ilves/Mestis KooVee):
With Llves U20: 1 Game 3.00 GAA .897 Sv%
With KooVie: 4-0-1 2.80 GAA .911 Sv%

Jack LaFontaine G (3rd round 2016 Big 10 Minnesota Jr.): 0-1-0 3.06 GAA .903 Sv%
 

cmaleski2

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Checkers last week:

Oct 11 Bridgeport L 4-2 Ned with the loss. Forsling and Luostarinen with the goals

Oct 12 Bridgeport W 4-1 Forsberg with the Win. Gibbons, Geekie x2 and Luostarinen with the goals

Back on the road this coming week. Friday @Utica and Saturday @Syracuse
 

andyt

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We’re full up with goalies, so Jeremy Helvig has been sent to Jacksonville of the ECHL. Ned and Forsberg are in Charlotte and Booth is already in Greenville with 2 other goalies.

Jacksonville is Winnipeg’s ECHL affiliate.
 

andyt

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An article from the Checkers website about Chase Priskie. He didn’t see a fit in Washington’s system and liked the way he saw players in the Canes system developing. Checkers coach Ryan Warsofsky was also familiar with him from his time as head coach for the South Carolina Stingrays, the Caps AHL affiliate and working with him at prospects camps.

 

Elsker

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Thanks for sharing that article. Lots of insight into not only his decision but the way the org is perceived by prospects/players.
 

andyt

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Pyotr Kochetkov has been traded to HC Vityaz in the KHL. They’re based in Moscow. They have some guy named Alex Semin on the roster too.
 

andyt

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Jamieson Rees had 3 points in his first game back from suspension as Sarnia beat Barrie 5-1. Suzuki had an assist on the only Barrie goal.
 

cmaleski2

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With the way Alexei Melnichuk has played and with #1 goalie Magnus Hellberg back from injury, Kochetkov wasn't going to be playing KHL games for St. Petersburg SKA anytime soon. Still trying to piece it all together but it looks like HC Vityaz traded Alexander Samonov (6-0-0 0.88 GAA .976 Sv%) and forward Artem Shvets-Rogovoy for Kochetkov and forward Alexei Byvaltsev.

Anyhow we will see if Kochetkov plays and how much. The other goalie left in HC Vityaz is a 32 year old vet who has posted (4-3-4 1.88 GAA .940 Sv%) Those 2 forwards look like a wash to me so I don't quite understand this trade unless one of top 2 SKA goalies got hurt. Hopefully its a better opp for Kochetkov.

 
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jeffbear

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Jeez ... did Vityaz HAVE to move Samsonov or something? Because otherwise they got screwed on that deal. I mean, it's the KHL so player movement sometimes has more to do with off the ice issues than anything else, but jeez ... that's so one-sided.
 

cmaleski2

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Canes draft picks and prospects Through 10/20 *** Means their season has yet to start.
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Ryan Suzuki C (1st round 2019 OHL Barrie): 9 Games 2 Goals 9 Assists +3

Jamieson Rees C (2nd round 2019 OHL Sarnia) 4 Games 4 Goals 6 Assists +8 *** 3 games, 4 goals, 6 assists +7 last week!

Patrik Puistola F (3rd round 2019 Liiga Tappara/Mestis KooVee):
With Tappara 13 Games 0 Goals 1 Assists +2 * Currently with Tappara
With KooVee 1 Game 0 Goals 0 Assists

Anttoni Honka RHD (3rd round 2019 Liiga JYP): 14 Games 0 Goals 3 Assists +3

Domenick Fensore LHD (3rd round 2019 Hockey East Boston U. Fr.): 3 Games 0 Goals 2 Assists Even

Cade Webber LHD (4th round 2019 BCHL Penticton): 15 Games 2 Goals 3 Assists Even

Tuukka Tieksola RW (4th round 2019 Liiga Karpat/Jr. A SM Liiga Karpat U20):
With Karpat: 3 Games 0 Goals 0 Assists Even
With Karpat U20: 13 Games 7 Goals 13 Assists -2 *Currently WIth Karpat U20

Kirill Slepets W (5th round 2019 VHL Voronezh): 16 Games 5 Goals 7 Assists +6

Kevin Wall RW (6th round 2019 Big 10 Penn St. Fr.): 2 Games 0 Goals 1 Assist +2

Blake Murray C (7th round 2019 OHL Sudbury): 13 Games 5 Goals 8 Assists +2

Massimo Rizzo C (7th round 2019 BCHL Coquitlam): 6 Games 2 Goals 3 Assists Even

Jack Drury C (2nd round 2018 ECAC Harvard So.): ***

Luke Henman C (4th round 2018 QMJHL Blainville-Boisbriand): 12 Games 1 Goal 9 Assists -8

Lenni Killinen RW (4th round 2018 Liiga Assat): 11 Games 0 Goals 3 Assists -1

Jesper Sellgren LHD (6th round 2018 SweHL Lulea): 7 Games 1 Goal 2 Assists +7

Dominik Bokk LW (Acquired via Trade SweHL Rögle BK Angelholm) 12 Games 1 Goal 1 Assist +4

Luke Martin RHD (2nd round 2017 Big 10 Michigan Sr.): 4 Games 0 Goals 0 Assists Even *** This kid is as exciting as watching paint dry.

Ville Rasanen LHD (7th round 2017 Slovakia HC Banska Bystrica): Has not played yet

Matt Filipe LW (3rd round 2016 Hockey East Northeastern Sr.): 4 Games 0 Goals 1 Assist +1

Max Zimmer LW (4th round 2016 Big 10 Wisconsin Sr.): Has not played yet

Luke Stevens LW (5th round 2015 ECAC Yale Sr.): ***

David Cotton C (6th round 2015 Hockey East Boston College Sr.): 4 Games 2 Goals 5 Assists +4

Kochetkov G (2nd round 2019 KHL SKA St. Petersburg/VHL Neva St. Petersburg/KHL Vityaz)
With KHL St. Petersburg 3-3-0 2.62 GAA .887 Sv%
With VHL St. Petersburg 2 Games 1.95 GAA .940 Sv%
With KHL Vityaz - * Has not played yet

Jacob Kucharski G (7th round 2018 Hockey East Providence Fr.): Has not played yet

Eetu Makiniemi G (4th round 2017 Jr. A SM-Liiga U20-Ilves/Mestis KooVee):
With Llves U20: 1 Game 3.00 GAA .897 Sv%
With KooVie: 6 Games 3.13 GAA .906 Sv%

Jack LaFontaine G (3rd round 2016 Big 10 Minnesota Jr.): 1-1-0 2.51 GAA .914 Sv%
 

cmaleski2

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Checkers last week:

Oct 18 @Utica L 8-2 Ned with the loss (pulled 14:54 in, 5 shots 3 goals allowed). Luostarinen and Shinkaruk with the goals

Oct 19 @Syracuse W 7-3 Forsberg with the Win. Priskie, Gauthier x2, Gibbons x2, Geekie and Luostarinen with the goals

Back Home this Fri + Sat against Lehigh Valley

The Good?

Morgan Geekie 6 Games 4 Goals 4 Assists

Brian Gibbons 6 Games 3 Goals 5 Assists

Chase Priskie 6 Games 1 Goal 6 Assists

Julian Gauthier 4 Games 4 Goals

Eetu Luostarinen 6 Games 4 Goals

Anton Forsberg 3-0-0 2.93 .906

The Bad?

Geekie is -5. Jake Bean in -6

Alex Nedeljkovic 0-3-0 5.05 GAA .788 Sv% !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

andyt

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Rees has come back from his suspension with a vengeance. And Anttoni Honka is playing on the 2nd pair with JYP. His brother Julius is on the top pair while his contract situation with Dallas is up in the air. His contract with JYP has an out if his NHL situation is resolved by December 1. But he was a healthy scratch for the last 35 regular season games and all playoff games last year.
 

HNIM

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I get a sense something's wrong with Ned. It's hard to see him falling that fast into that kind of suckage. It seems like there must be something else going on.
 

jeffbear

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I get a sense something's wrong with Ned. It's hard to see him falling that fast into that kind of suckage. It seems like there must be something else going on.
Ned tends to stink in October only to settle down and charge back to life in November. This isn't the first time he's started slow.

Also, FWIW, Geekie has been centering Charlotte's first line and this year the Cherks are matching lines for the first time so he's been up against everybody else's top line. His line has had a rotating cast at wing, thanks to Canes callups and other circumstances. From what I hear, the kid has been lights out without a lot of help.
 

andyt

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The Checkers have signed Jamie McGinn to a PTO. Brock’s oldest brother played only 23 games last season, 19 with the Panthers, 4 in the AHL.
 
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