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2019-20 Hurricanes Prospects and Checkers Thread

jeffbear

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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.
Good deal for both parties. McGinn can still play a bit, even though he's slowing down to the point where he just doesn't have NHL wheels anymore. Good guy to have around the kids though ... and his physicality will help as well.
 

andyt

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Staff member
Lenni Killinen will miss about 4 weeks with an injury. He only played 32 games of the 60 game season last year.
 

cmaleski2

Well-known member
Canes draft picks and prospects Through 10/27 *** Means their season has yet to start.
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Ryan Suzuki C (1st round 2019 OHL Barrie): 11 Games 3 Goals 12 Assists +3

Jamieson Rees C (2nd round 2019 OHL Sarnia) 7 Games 8 Goals 8 Assists +9

Patrik Puistola F (3rd round 2019 Liiga Tappara/Mestis KooVee):
With Tappara 15 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): 17 Games 1 Goal 5 Assists +2

Domenick Fensore LHD (3rd round 2019 Hockey East Boston U. Fr.): 5 Games 0 Goals 2 Assists -1

Cade Webber LHD (4th round 2019 BCHL Penticton): 18 Games 2 Goals 4 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: 15 Games 8 Goals 13 Assists -1 *Currently WIth Karpat U20

Kirill Slepets W (5th round 2019 VHL Voronezh): 18 Games 6 Goals 7 Assists +7

Kevin Wall RW (6th round 2019 Big 10 Penn St. Fr.): 3 Games 0 Goals 1 Assist +1

Blake Murray C (7th round 2019 OHL Sudbury): 16 Games 7 Goals 10 Assists +4

Massimo Rizzo C (7th round 2019 BCHL Coquitlam): 9 Games 2 Goals 6 Assists Even

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

Luke Henman C (4th round 2018 QMJHL Blainville-Boisbriand): 15 Games 3 Goals 11 Assists -7

Lenni Killinen RW (4th round 2018 Liiga Assat): 11 Games 0 Goals 3 Assists -1 *** As noted by andyt, will be out due to injury for a while

Jesper Sellgren LHD (6th round 2018 SweHL Lulea): 9 Games 1 Goal 2 Assists +8

Dominik Bokk LW (Acquired via Trade SweHL Rögle BK Angelholm) 14 Games 1 Goal 1 Assist +3

Luke Martin RHD (2nd round 2017 Big 10 Michigan Sr.): 6 Games 0 Goals 1 Assist +3

Ville Rasanen LHD (7th round 2017 Mestis Jokipojat ): 3 Games 0 Goals 1 Assist +2 *** Not sure what happened to his gig in Slovakia but at least he is playing somewhere now.

Matt Filipe LW (3rd round 2016 Hockey East Northeastern Sr.): 6 Games 0 Goals 2 Assists Even

Max Zimmer LW (4th round 2016 Big 10 Wisconsin Sr.): 1 Game 0 Goals 0 Assists Even

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

David Cotton C (6th round 2015 Hockey East Boston College Sr.): 5 Games 2 Goals 5 Assists +3

Pyotr 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 - 1 Game 0-0-0 4.05 GAA .800 SV%

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: 7 Games 2.83 GAA .917 Sv%

Jack LaFontaine G (3rd round 2016 Big 10 Minnesota Jr.): 1-2-0 3.43 GAA .878 Sv%
 

cmaleski2

Well-known member
Checkers last week:

Oct 25 Lehigh Valley W 3-2 (shootout) Forsberg with the win. Kyle Wood and Priskie with the goals. Wood had the only shootout goal (7th shooter)

Oct 26 Lehigh Valley L 3-2 Ned with the loss (39 saves though). Kuokkanen and Bean with the goals

2 games at Cleveland this coming week (Friday night and Sunday afternoon)
 

andyt

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Staff member
Honka and Puistola are on Finland’s roster for the U20 4 Nations Cup, so they’ll probably be on the WJC roster too. Tieksola is on the U19, so he probably won’t make the WJC squad. The U20 tournament is in Helsinki, the U19s are in the Czech Republic.
 

andyt

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Staff member
His back isn't up to it, sadly. Apparently it was pretty obvious.
He’s 31 so this was probably his last kick at the cat. He had 15 PIM in in his 2nd game, picking up a 5 minute interference major and game misconduct in the first period.
 

jeffbear

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He’s 31 so this was probably his last kick at the cat. He had 15 PIM in in his 2nd game, picking up a 5 minute interference major and game misconduct in the first period.
I dunno. At 31 or 32, I think he could still give a couple of years of 4th line service if his back eventually comes around. He had fairly major surgery last year. I dunno ... I always like Jamie's game. I hope he gives it another shot once he gets some more rehab under his belt.
 

HeyKurtz

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Our old friend Nathan Gerbe, captain of the Cleveland Monsters, scored in overtime last night to give his team the 2-1 win over the Checkers. Ned got the loss despite stopping 31 of 33 shots and Luostarinen scored the lone Checkers goal.

The game was also noteworthy for the return of Stelio Mattheos to action after his cancer treatment.
 

jeffbear

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Checkers recall Cedric LaCroix from Greenville. He was off to a good start for the Swamp Rabbits and is on an AHL contract. The Checkers, you'll note, have not exactly been scoring in bundles so this is a move looking for some offensive support.
 

cmaleski2

Well-known member
Canes draft picks and prospects Through 11/3
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Ryan Suzuki C (1st round 2019 OHL Barrie): 13 Games 4 Goals 13 Assists +4

Jamieson Rees C (2nd round 2019 OHL Sarnia) 9 Games 9 Goals 13 Assists +12

Patrik Puistola F (3rd round 2019 Liiga Tappara/Mestis KooVee):
With Tappara 15 Games 0 Goals 1 Assists +2
With KooVee 4 Game 1 Goals 3 Assists Even ** Currently with KooVee

Anttoni Honka RHD (3rd round 2019 Liiga JYP): 19 Games 1 Goal 7 Assists +6

Domenick Fensore LHD (3rd round 2019 Hockey East Boston U. Fr.): 7 Games 0 Goals 2 Assists -2

Cade Webber LHD (4th round 2019 BCHL Penticton): 20 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: 18 Games 11 Goals 15 Assists +2 *Currently WIth Karpat U20

Kirill Slepets W (5th round 2019 VHL Voronezh): 21 Games 8 Goals 7 Assists +6

Kevin Wall RW (6th round 2019 Big 10 Penn St. Fr.): 4 Games 0 Goals 1 Assist +2

Blake Murray C (7th round 2019 OHL Sudbury): 18 Games 8 Goals 12 Assists +7

Massimo Rizzo C (7th round 2019 BCHL Coquitlam): 13 Games 5 Goals 9 Assists Even

Jack Drury C (2nd round 2018 ECAC Harvard So.): 1 Game 1 Goal 0 Assists +2

Luke Henman C (4th round 2018 QMJHL Blainville-Boisbriand): 17 Games 3 Goals 12 Assists -6

Lenni Killinen RW (4th round 2018 Liiga Assat): 11 Games 0 Goals 3 Assists -1 *** As noted by andyt, will be out due to injury for a while

Jesper Sellgren LHD (6th round 2018 SweHL Lulea): 11 Games 1 Goal 2 Assists +9

Dominik Bokk LW (Acquired via Trade SweHL Rögle BK Angelholm) 17 Games 1 Goal 1 Assist +3

Luke Martin RHD (2nd round 2017 Big 10 Michigan Sr.): 8 Games 0 Goals 1 Assist +3

Ville Rasanen LHD (7th round 2017 Mestis Jokipojat ): 6 Games 0 Goals 1 Assist -2

Matt Filipe LW (3rd round 2016 Hockey East Northeastern Sr.): 8 Games 0 Goals 3 Assists -3

Max Zimmer LW (4th round 2016 Big 10 Wisconsin Sr.): 2 Games 0 Goals 0 Assists Even

Luke Stevens LW (5th round 2015 ECAC Yale Sr.): 1 Game 0 Goals 0 Assists Even

David Cotton C (6th round 2015 Hockey East Boston College Sr.): 7 Games 3 Goals 7 Assists +4

Pyotr 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 - 1 Game 0-0-0 4.05 GAA .800 SV% * Did not play this past week

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: Games 2.86 GAA .914 Sv% * Currently with KooVie

Jack LaFontaine G (3rd round 2016 Big 10 Minnesota Jr.): 1-2-0 3.43 GAA .878 Sv%
 

cmaleski2

Well-known member
Checkers last week:

Nov 1 @Cleveland L 2-1 (OT) Ned with the OTL Luostarinen with the goal

Nov 3 @Cleveland L 5-1 Forsberg with the loss. Lorentz with the goal

Back home this week. Friday and Saturday against Springfield

Looking at the standings, the Checkers are 7th in the AHL Atlantic division and digging themselves a hole at 4-5-1.
 

andyt

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Staff member
The Canes put Alex Lintuniemi on unconditional waivers for the purpose of terminating his contract. He had only played 4 of the team’s first 10 games. He signed a 1 year, 2 way contract in July after spending 4 years in the Kings organization.
 
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jeffbear

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The Canes put Alex Lintuniemi on unconditional waivers for the purpose of terminating his contract. He had only played 4 of the team’s first 10 games. He signed a 1 year, 2 way contract in July after spending 4 years in the Kings organization.
Yeah. I wondered what they were waiting for. He's been buried on the roster for awhile now.
 

cmaleski2

Well-known member
Canes draft picks and prospects Through 11/10
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Ryan Suzuki C (1st round 2019 OHL Barrie): 13 Games 4 Goals 13 Assists +4 *** Injured

Jamieson Rees C (2nd round 2019 OHL Sarnia) 11 Games 10 Goals 16 Assists +14

Patrik Puistola F (3rd round 2019 Liiga Tappara/Mestis KooVee): *** Played for Finland U20 team in tourney last week.
With Tappara 15 Games 0 Goals 1 Assists +2
With KooVee 4 Games 1 Goals 3 Assists Even ** Currently with KooVee

Anttoni Honka RHD (3rd round 2019 Liiga JYP): 19 Games 1 Goal 7 Assists +6 *** Played for Finland U20 team in tourney last week.

Domenick Fensore LHD (3rd round 2019 Hockey East Boston U. Fr.): 9 Games 0 Goals 3 Assists Even

Cade Webber LHD (4th round 2019 BCHL Penticton): 23 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: 18 Games 11 Goals 15 Assists +2 *Currently WIth Karpat U20

Kirill Slepets W (5th round 2019 VHL Voronezh): 21 Games 8 Goals 7 Assists +6

Kevin Wall RW (6th round 2019 Big 10 Penn St. Fr.): 5 Games 0 Goals 1 Assist +1

Blake Murray C (7th round 2019 OHL Sudbury): 20 Games 9 Goals 14 Assists +11

Massimo Rizzo C (7th round 2019 BCHL Coquitlam): 15 Games 5 Goals 10 Assists Even

Jack Drury C (2nd round 2018 ECAC Harvard So.): 3 Games 2 Goals 1 Assist +4

Luke Henman C (4th round 2018 QMJHL Blainville-Boisbriand): 20 Games 5 Goals 14 Assists -7

Lenni Killinen RW (4th round 2018 Liiga Assat): 11 Games 0 Goals 3 Assists -1 *** As noted by andyt, will be out due to injury for a while

Jesper Sellgren LHD (6th round 2018 SweHL Lulea): 11 Games 1 Goal 2 Assists +9

Dominik Bokk LW (Acquired via Trade SweHL Rögle BK Angelholm) 17 Games 1 Goal 1 Assist +3

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

Ville Rasanen LHD (7th round 2017 Mestis Jokipojat ): 7 Games 0 Goals 1 Assist -2

Matt Filipe LW (3rd round 2016 Hockey East Northeastern Sr.): 10 Games 0 Goals 3 Assists -3

Max Zimmer LW (4th round 2016 Big 10 Wisconsin Sr.): 3 Games 0 Goals 0 Assists -1

Luke Stevens LW (5th round 2015 ECAC Yale Sr.): 3 Games 0 Goals 0 Assists -3

David Cotton C (6th round 2015 Hockey East Boston College Sr.): 9 Games 4 Goals 7 Assists +4

Pyotr 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 - 1 Game 0-0-0 4.05 GAA .800 SV% * Did not play this past week

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: 9 Games 2.67 GAA .918 Sv% * Currently with KooVie

Jack LaFontaine G (3rd round 2016 Big 10 Minnesota Jr.): 1-2-1 2.75 GAA .905 Sv%
 
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cmaleski2

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Checkers last week:

Nov 8 Springfield W 2-1 Ned with the win. Colin Markison and Lorentz with the goals

Nov 9 Springfield L 4-3 (OT) Forsberg with the loss. McKeown, Gauthier and Max McCormick with the goals. Checkers blew 3-2 lead with 54 seconds left in regulation.

Friday and Saturday games this week at Hershey
 
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