• Moderators, please send me a PM if you are unable to access mod permissions. Thanks, Habsy.

2019-20 Hurricanes Prospects and Checkers Thread

jeffbear

Mod Squad
Staff member
Tieksola's agent needs to find him a slot with somebody in a better league if Karpat is going to keep him buried with the age group guys all year. He's too good for that and is unlikely to learn anything useful clubbing baby seals (figuratively) on a nightly basis.
 

andyt

Canes Moderator
Staff member
Tieksola's agent needs to find him a slot with somebody in a better league if Karpat is going to keep him buried with the age group guys all year. He's too good for that and is unlikely to learn anything useful clubbing baby seals (figuratively) on a nightly basis.
The easy solution is for the Canes to trade for Puljujarvi so Tieksola can move back up to the senior team. 😉 Karpat is 15-1-2, so it’s not like they’re starving for quality players.
 

jeffbear

Mod Squad
Staff member
The easy solution is for the Canes to trade for Puljujarvi so Tieksola can move back up to the senior team. 😉 Karpat is 15-1-2, so it’s not like they’re starving for quality players.
Yeah ... I'm more hoping he can get a loan deal to go play for a weaker sister somewhere ... or in Switzerland or Germany or somewhere. He's wasting a development year right now.

And on Puljujarvi, I'm thinking the longer his situation festers and the longer that Edmonton stays above the playoff water line, the more likely that the Canes or somebody else will take him off of the Oil's hands for some short of short term solution at the NHL level. Not to put any undue pressure on Foegele or McGinn but if one of them doesn't start hitting the scoresheet more often, then the Canes are going to SOMETHING at wing eventually.
 

cmaleski2

Well-known member
I don't remember if we talked about this yet on the board or not, but the 2020 IIHF World Junior Championship is being held is the Czech Republic this Dec/Jan. in the cities of Ostrava and Trinec. The logo for the tournament is of Ostrava native Petr Mrazek celebrating a win in the 2012 World Juniors. The first I heard of this was this past Tuesday night at the Canes Corner with Mrazek.

Here is a link from and IIHF story from last December that has a nice old picture of a young Mrazek and announced the logo:



1573768786474.png

Mrazek lamented the missed opportunity to see the World Juniors in his hometown.
 
Last edited:

andyt

Canes Moderator
Staff member
I remember talking about the logo when it was unveiled last year. At least I think I do. But I had heard that the logo was Mrazek.
 

cmaleski2

Well-known member
I figured we must have known and talked about this way back last year. Anyhow, it was fresh on my mind with all of our talk about some of our players maybe playing on World Junior teams and with Mrazek and the Big Rig bringing it up again on Tuesday. That pose sure looks familiar :)
 

jeffbear

Mod Squad
Staff member
You know what? I know Mrazek isn't exactly the best goalie in the league, or even in Carolina's division ... but the guy might just be the perfect goalie for this team and this fan base. It reminds me strongly of how hard Arturs Irbe clicked once he settled into the Hurricanes' crease back in 1998. Archie had a couple of dominating seasons for the Canes, but mostly he resonated because he was a fighter ... and kind of a lunatic. Mrazek has a lot of that same scrappy kind of crazy and this market loves it.
 

Boardwork

Active member
You know what? I know Mrazek isn't exactly the best goalie in the league, or even in Carolina's division ... but the guy might just be the perfect goalie for this team and this fan base. It reminds me strongly of how hard Arturs Irbe clicked once he settled into the Hurricanes' crease back in 1998. Archie had a couple of dominating seasons for the Canes, but mostly he resonated because he was a fighter ... and kind of a lunatic. Mrazek has a lot of that same scrappy kind of crazy and this market loves it.
I was thinking this exact same thing......Maybe we will play better for Reimer at some point, but last year's combo might have been perfect. Fire and Ice.
 

cmaleski2

Well-known member
Canes draft picks and prospects Through 11/17
=======================================

Ryan Suzuki C (1st round 2019 OHL Barrie): 13 Games 4 Goals 13 Assists +4 *** Still Injured

Jamieson Rees C (2nd round 2019 OHL Sarnia) 14 Games 11 Goals 20 Assists +13 *** Rees is tied for 8th in the OHL in points despite missing 6 full games due to suspension. His 31 points are one less than he had in 37 games last season.

Patrik Puistola F (3rd round 2019 Liiga Tappara + Jukurit /Mestis KooVee):
With Tappara 15 Games 0 Goals 1 Assists +2
With Jukurit 2 Games 1 Goal 0 Assists -1 *** As noted, was loaned to Jukurit
With KooVee 4 Games 1 Goals 3 Assists Even

Anttoni Honka RHD (3rd round 2019 Liiga JYP): 21 Games 1 Goal 7 Assists +8

Domenick Fensore LHD (3rd round 2019 Hockey East Boston U. Fr.): 11 Games 0 Goals 3 Assists -1

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: 20 Games 12 Goals 15 Assists +3 *Currently WIth Karpat U20

Kirill Slepets W (5th round 2019 VHL Voronezh/KHL Riga):
With Voronezh 21 Games 8 Goals 7 Assists +6
With Riga 2 Games 0 Goals 0 Assists Even *** As noted, was traded to Riga

Kevin Wall RW (6th round 2019 Big 10 Penn St. Fr.): 7 Games 1 Goals 3 Assists +4

Blake Murray C (7th round 2019 OHL Sudbury): 23 Games 12 Goals 16 Assists +10

Massimo Rizzo C (7th round 2019 BCHL Coquitlam): 17 Games 6 Goals 11 Assists Even

Jack Drury C (2nd round 2018 ECAC Harvard So.): 5 Games 2 Goals 3 Assists +5

Luke Henman C (4th round 2018 QMJHL Blainville-Boisbriand): 23 Games 7 Goals 14 Assists -5

Lenni Killinen RW (4th round 2018 Liiga Assat): 13 Games 0 Goals 3 Assists -1

Jesper Sellgren LHD (6th round 2018 SweHL Lulea): 13 Games 1 Goal 2 Assists +9

Dominik Bokk LW (Acquired via Trade SweHL Rögle BK Angelholm) 19 Games 1 Goal 1 Assist +2

Luke Martin RHD (2nd round 2017 Big 10 Michigan Sr.): 12 Games 0 Goals 2 Assist Even

Ville Rasanen LHD (7th round 2017 Mestis Jokipojat ): 9 Games 0 Goals 2 Assists -1

Matt Filipe LW (3rd round 2016 Hockey East Northeastern Sr.): 12 Games 2 Goals 6 Assists +2

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.): 5 Games 0 Goals 0 Assists -5

David Cotton C (6th round 2015 Hockey East Boston College Sr.): 11 Games 5 Goals 10 Assists +6

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 - 0-1-0 6.03 GAA .848 SV% ** Currently with Vityaz

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: 11 Games 2.72 GAA .916 Sv% * Currently with KooVie

Jack LaFontaine G (3rd round 2016 Big 10 Minnesota Jr.): 1-3-1 3.41 GAA .896 Sv%
 

cmaleski2

Well-known member
Checkers last week:

Nov 15 @Hershey W 3-0 Ned with 36 save shutout. Colin Markison, Lorentz and Geekie with the goals

Nov 16 @Hershey L 2-1 Forsberg with the loss (35 saves). McCormick with the goal

3 games this week, Wed and Fri @Lehigh Valley and Sat @Wilkes-Barre
 

andyt

Canes Moderator
Staff member
In her latest Prospect Watch column on The Athletic, Sara Civian says that Ryan Suzuki could be back for Barrie’s 12/17 game against Kingston.
 

andyt

Canes Moderator
Staff member
Tieksola's agent needs to find him a slot with somebody in a better league if Karpat is going to keep him buried with the age group guys all year. He's too good for that and is unlikely to learn anything useful clubbing baby seals (figuratively) on a nightly basis.
Tieksola has been loaned to Hermes in Mestis.
 

andyt

Canes Moderator
Staff member
Tom Gulitti on nhl.com has an interesting article on Checkers coach Ryan Warsofsky. He still talks to Vellucci almost every day, more often than speaks to RBA or Waddell, which is about once a week.

But the most interesting thing to me is who his role model was. Their next door neighbors are his godparents and their son has had a fair to middling coaching career. Mike Sullivan.

 

jeffbear

Mod Squad
Staff member
Tieksola has been loaned to Hermes in Mestis.
I let out a little whoop when I saw those tweets. That's a kind with real offensive promise and I'm thrilled to see him get a move to a team where he can play against older guys and not waste a whole year clubbing baby seals in the teenie bopper league.
 

cmaleski2

Well-known member
Checkers last week:

Nov 20 @Lehigh Valley L 3-2 Ned with the loss. Casey Bailey and Hunter Shinkaruk with the goals

Nov 22 @Lehigh Valley L 5-4 (OT) Forsberg with the loss. Gauthier, McCormick and Bean x2 with the goals

Nov 23 @Wilkes-Barre W 1-0 Ned with the 22 save shutout. Priskie with the goal.

4 home games this week, Tue and Wed vs. Cleveland and Sat and Sun vs. Providence. Checkers 17 points in 17 games has them one point from dead last in the AHL Eastern conference but with several games in hand. This week will be a big one.
 

cmaleski2

Well-known member
Canes draft picks and prospects Through 11/24
=======================================

Ryan Suzuki C (1st round 2019 OHL Barrie): 13 Games 4 Goals 13 Assists +4 *** Still Injured

Jamieson Rees C (2nd round 2019 OHL Sarnia) 17 Games 12 Goals 22 Assists +10

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

Anttoni Honka RHD (3rd round 2019 Liiga JYP): 23 Games 1 Goal 7 Assists +9

Domenick Fensore LHD (3rd round 2019 Hockey East Boston U. Fr.): 13 Games 1 Goal 5 Assists +1

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/Mestis Hermes):
With Karpat: 3 Games 0 Goals 0 Assists Even
With Karpat U20: 20 Games 12 Goals 15 Assists +3
With Hermes 2 Games 1 Goal 0 Assists +1 *** Currently loaded to Hermes

Kirill Slepets W (5th round 2019 VHL Voronezh/KHL Riga):
With Voronezh 21 Games 8 Goals 7 Assists +6
With Riga 5 Games 1 Goal 1 Assist -2 *** Currently with Riga

Kevin Wall RW (6th round 2019 Big 10 Penn St. Fr.): 9 Games 1 Goals 3 Assists +3

Blake Murray C (7th round 2019 OHL Sudbury): 26 Games 12 Goals 16 Assists +4

Massimo Rizzo C (7th round 2019 BCHL Coquitlam): 20 Games 6 Goals 14 Assists Even

Jack Drury C (2nd round 2018 ECAC Harvard So.): 6 Games 2 Goals 5 Assists +5

Luke Henman C (4th round 2018 QMJHL Blainville-Boisbriand): 25 Games 7 Goals 16 Assists -4

Lenni Killinen RW (4th round 2018 Liiga Assat): 16 Games 0 Goals 3 Assists Even

Jesper Sellgren LHD (6th round 2018 SweHL Lulea): 15 Games 1 Goal 2 Assists +10

Dominik Bokk LW (Acquired via Trade SweHL Rögle BK Angelholm) 21 Games 1 Goal 3 Assists +2

Luke Martin RHD (2nd round 2017 Big 10 Michigan Sr.): 14 Games 0 Goals 2 Assist Even

Ville Rasanen LHD (7th round 2017 Mestis Jokipojat ): 11 Games 1 Goal 4 Assists +1

Matt Filipe LW (3rd round 2016 Hockey East Northeastern Sr.): 14 Games 2 Goals 8 Assists +3

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

Luke Stevens LW (5th round 2015 ECAC Yale Sr.): 7 Games 1 Goal 1 Assist -5

David Cotton C (6th round 2015 Hockey East Boston College Sr.): 11 Games 5 Goals 10 Assists +6

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 - 1-3-0 2.83 GAA .925 SV% ** Currently with Vityaz

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

Jack LaFontaine G (3rd round 2016 Big 10 Minnesota Jr.): 2-3-2 3.00 GAA .910 Sv%
 

jeffbear

Mod Squad
Staff member
Rees is already posting career high numbers, and he's played all of 17 games. The kid has either taken the biggest of leaps forward in his development or is on one of the most epic sustained hot streaks of all time.
 
Top