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2020-21 Hurricanes Prospects and Wolves Thread

andyt

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Suzuki is the only Canes prospect on Canada’s final WJC roster. Rees and Jarvis were cut. Have to believe that Jarvis will be a strong contender next year.

 

cmaleski2

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Canes draft picks and prospects through 12/14/2020:
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Seth Jarvis C (1st round 2020 WHL Portland):

Noel Gunler RW (2nd round 2020 SweHL Lulea/Brynas):

With SweHL Lulea: 10 Games 2 Goals 1 Assist -3
With SweHL Brynas: 8 Games 2 Goals 1 Assist -5

Vasiliy Ponomarev C (2nd round 2020 QMJHL Shawinigan): 9 Games 5 Goals 4 Assists -1

Alexander Nikishin LHD (3rd round 2020 KHL Moscow): 15 Games 1 Goal 2 Assists Even

Zion Nybeck LW (4th round 2020 SweHL HV71 Swe J20 HV71):

With SweJ20 HV71 4 Games 5 Goals 3 Assists +3
With SweHL HV71 18 Games 0 Goals 2 Assists +2 *** Currently With SweHL HV71

Lucas Mercuri
C (6th round 2020 USHL Des Moines): 5 Games 1 Goal 5 Assists +3

Alexander Pashin RW (7th round 2020 KHL Ufa/ MHL Ufa (Juniors)/VHL Neftekamsk):

With KHL Ufa: 3 Games 0 Goals 0 Assists Even
With MHL Ufa: 22 Games 12 Goals 17 Assists +17 *** Currently with MHL Ufa (Russian Juniors)
With VHL Neftekamsk: 2 Games 0 Goals 0 Assists Even

Ronan Seeley LHD (7th round 2020 WHL Everett):

Ryan Suzuki C (1st round 2019 OHL Saginaw):

Jamieson Rees C (2nd round 2019 OHL Sarnia):

Patrik Puistola F (3rd round 2019 Liiga JyP HT): 19 Games 2 Goals 4 Assists +2

Anttoni Honka RHD (3rd round 2019 Liiga JyP HT): 19 Games 1 Goal 6 Assists -8

Domenick Fensore LHD (3rd round 2019 Hockey East Boston U. So.):

Cade Webber LHD (4th round 2019 Hockey East Boston U. Fr):

Tuukka Tieksola RW (4th round 2019 Jr. A SM Liiga Karpat U20): 9 Games 3 Goals 6 Assists +2

Kirill Slepets W (5th round 2019 VHL Buran): 16 Games 3 Goals 3 Assists +2

Kevin Wall RW (6th round 2019 Big 10 Penn St. So.): 8 Games 3 Goals 4 Assists Even

Blake Murray C (7th round 2019 OHL Sudbury):

Massimo Rizzo C (7th round BCHL Chilliwack):

Jack Drury C (2nd round 2018 SweHL Vaxjo): 24 Games 4 Goals 12 Assists +8

Lenni Killinen RW (4th round 2018 Liiga Assat): Has not played yet

Jesper Sellgren LHD (6th round 2018 SweHL Frolunda): 24 Games 1 Goal 9 Assists +1

Dominik Bokk LW (Acquired via Trade SweHL Djurgardens) : 13 Games 2 Goals 0 Assists +1

Ville Rasanen LHD (7th round 2017 Mestis JoKP): 11 Games 0 Goals 3 Assists +2

Pyotr Kochetkov G (2nd round 2019 KHL Vityaz/VHL Ryazan):

With KHL Vityaz 0-3-0 2.69 GAA .909 Sv%
With VHL Ryazan 0-1-1 2.84 GAA .878 Sv% *** Currently with VHL Ryazan (Russian minor league)

Jacob Kucharski
G (7th round 2018 AHA American International College So.):

Eetu Makiniemi G (4th round Liiga Ilves): 4-3-0 2.92 GAA .890 Sv%

Jack LaFontaine G (3rd round 2016 Big 10 Minnesota Sr.): 8-0-0 1.00 GAA .965 Sv%
 
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cmaleski2

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The Final tallies for the Canes for the WJC

Ryan Suzuki - Canada
Vasiliy Ponomarev - Russia
Noel Gunler and Zion Nybeck - Sweden

Tournament is scheduled to run Dec 25-Jan 5
 

StormChaserBH

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Eetu Makiniemi signed an extension with Ilves through the 2021-22 season. He’ll only be 23 when that season ends, so it’s possible that we see him at some point.

Lucas Mercuri scored a shorty directly off a faceoff last night.


Nice... I've done that in beer league from that offensive/forehand faceoff... and bounced a couple others off the goalie pads that my wingers put the rebound right in when I tell 'em that's coming so they just crash the net on the drop. Love to pull that off. #humblebrag Gotta be one of those Faceoff 101 things at competitive levels though, like "don't let the other center do THIS" :D
 

andyt

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Nice... I've done that in beer league from that circle before... and bounced a couple others off the goalie pads that my wingers put the rebound right in when I tell 'em that's coming so they just crash the net on the drop. Love to pull that off. #humblebrag

IIRC, Craig Adams did that to us in the 2009 playoffs. But I think it was into an empty net.

On Makiniemi, CapFriendly has a must sign date of June 1, 2021. With this contract extending beyond that date, is his Canes career over before it ever started?
 

cmaleski2

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You would hope the contract extension Makiniemi signed has an out clause if he comes to term with the Canes by the June 1, 2021 deadline.

I know our goaltending cupboard is pretty bare, but Makiniemi is the not very good backup on Ilves at the moment and hardly seems like much of an NHL prospect. Ilves starter is 20 year old Lukas Dostal, a 3rd round pick by the Ducks in 2018. He has gone 10-1 with a 1.64 GAA and a .940 Sv% this season to Makiniemi's 4-3 2.92 GAA and .890 Sv%. Makiniemi's numbers for KooVee in the Mestis league last season were not very inspiring either.

At this point I think the Canes are more than willing to let Makiniemi fade away. There certainly doesn't seem to be a long term plan in goal right now for the Canes with Mrazek and Reimer both pending UFAs, Nedeljkovic looking like an AHL lifer and Helvig just holding a spot in the system because he still has 1 more season on his entry level deal. Pyotr Kochetkov, Jack LaFontaine and Jacob Kucharski are the only other goalies who Canes hold the rights to. Kucharski has played a grand total of 9 competitive games in the prior 2 seasons and has been terrible when he played. So while he is still Canes property, he might as well not be unless he has some sort of stunning dramatic turnaround. As for LaFontaine, the Canes should sell the heck out of the fact that there is no one else blocking his path to an NHL job right now if he signs here and proves capable. Pyotr Kochetkov of course is the wildcard we are pinning our hopes on. He actually just was recently sent down to the VHL, so at least he is playing again (I'm going to update his entry above in a few minutes).

I will be plenty worried that Jack LaFontaine will spurn the Canes and go sign somewhere before next season. He is going to end up earning himself a much better entry level deal if he keeps playing the way he has started this season. If the Canes want to get him signed before he becomes a UFA, they are going to need to offer him a max NHL salary and signing bonus NHL entry level deal to keep him away from the market.
 
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jeffbear

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LaFontaine is in a good position now, especially compared to where he was not too long ago when he was close to being in the same shoes as Kucharski. I'm still not sold on over-paying the guy, but I agree that getting some freaking body in the pipeline is vital at this point. We've got two NHLers nobody trusts to carry a starter's load, a minor league ace nobody trusts to take the next step and a human placekeeper ... that's the sum total of the nothing the Canes have in net throughout the system. Signing a college keeper who has only recently shown signs of life doesn't sound like a big deal ... but it is.
 

andyt

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LaFontaine is in a good position now, especially compared to where he was not too long ago when he was close to being in the same shoes as Kucharski. I'm still not sold on over-paying the guy, but I agree that getting some freaking body in the pipeline is vital at this point. We've got two NHLers nobody trusts to carry a starter's load, a minor league ace nobody trusts to take the next step and a human placekeeper ... that's the sum total of the nothing the Canes have in net throughout the system. Signing a college keeper who has only recently shown signs of life doesn't sound like a big deal ... but it is.

He was decent at Minnesota last year (2.55 GAA, .919 Sv %), after turning his career around in the BCHL in 2018-19. Of course, he was an oversge player in a Junior A league, but he was goalkeeper of the year.
 

jeffbear

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He was decent at Minnesota last year (2.55 GAA, .919 Sv %), after turning his career around in the BCHL in 2018-19. Of course, he was an oversge player in a Junior A league, but he was goalkeeper of the year.
Fair, but having to drop down to play that overage year in Junior A in the first place is about as "on the brink" as you can get as an NHL prospect. That's one step from being vapor.
 

jeffbear

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Roland McKeown gets a 1 yr 2-way 700k/100k deal and a trip to Sweden:

If they end up with decent sized taxi squads for the NHL season, you'd have to think that McKeown is a candidate for that role with the Canes. He's got the experience, isn't likely to get any better in a minor pro league and most importantly he's a a right shot D. You'd think they'll need either him or Joey Keane in that kind of role.
 

cmaleski2

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Canes draft picks and prospects through 12/22/2020:
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Seth Jarvis C (1st round 2020 WHL Portland):

Noel Gunler RW (2nd round 2020 SweHL Lulea/Brynas): **** World Juniors Bound

With SweHL Lulea: 10 Games 2 Goals 1 Assist -3
With SweHL Brynas: 8 Games 2 Goals 1 Assist -5

Vasiliy Ponomarev C (2nd round 2020 QMJHL Shawinigan): 9 Games 5 Goals 4 Assists -1 **** World Juniors Bound

Alexander Nikishin
LHD (3rd round 2020 KHL Moscow): 15 Games 1 Goal 2 Assists Even

Zion Nybeck LW (4th round 2020 SweHL HV71 Swe J20 HV71): **** World Juniors Bound

With SweJ20 HV71 4 Games 5 Goals 3 Assists +3
With SweHL HV71 18 Games 0 Goals 2 Assists +2 *** Currently With SweHL HV71

Lucas Mercuri
C (6th round 2020 USHL Des Moines): 12 Games 3 Goals 8 Assists +2

Alexander Pashin RW (7th round 2020 KHL Ufa/ MHL Ufa (Juniors)/VHL Neftekamsk):

With KHL Ufa: 3 Games 0 Goals 0 Assists Even
With MHL Ufa: 23 Games 13 Goals 17 Assists +17 *** Currently with MHL Ufa (Russian Juniors)
With VHL Neftekamsk: 2 Games 0 Goals 0 Assists Even

Ronan Seeley LHD (7th round 2020 WHL Everett):

Ryan Suzuki C (1st round 2019 OHL Saginaw): **** World Juniors Bound

Jamieson Rees
C (2nd round 2019 OHL Sarnia):

Patrik Puistola F (3rd round 2019 Liiga JyP HT): 19 Games 2 Goals 4 Assists +2

Anttoni Honka RHD (3rd round 2019 Liiga JyP HT): 19 Games 1 Goal 6 Assists -8

Domenick Fensore LHD (3rd round 2019 Hockey East Boston U. So.):

Cade Webber LHD (4th round 2019 Hockey East Boston U. Fr):

Tuukka Tieksola RW (4th round 2019 Jr. A SM Liiga Karpat U20): 9 Games 3 Goals 6 Assists +2

Kirill Slepets W (5th round 2019 VHL Buran): 17 Games 3 Goals 3 Assists +2

Kevin Wall RW (6th round 2019 Big 10 Penn St. So.): 8 Games 3 Goals 4 Assists Even

Blake Murray C (7th round 2019 OHL Sudbury):

Massimo Rizzo C (7th round BCHL Chilliwack):

Jack Drury C (2nd round 2018 SweHL Vaxjo): 25 Games 5 Goals 12 Assists +8

Lenni Killinen RW (4th round 2018 Liiga Assat): Has not played yet

Jesper Sellgren LHD (6th round 2018 SweHL Frolunda): 26 Games 1 Goal 9 Assists +1

Dominik Bokk LW (Acquired via Trade SweHL Djurgardens) : 13 Games 2 Goals 0 Assists +1

Ville Rasanen LHD (7th round 2017 Mestis JoKP): 11 Games 0 Goals 3 Assists +2

Pyotr Kochetkov G (2nd round 2019 KHL Vityaz/VHL Ryazan):

With KHL Vityaz 0-3-0 2.69 GAA .909 Sv%
With VHL Ryazan 1-2-1 2.31 GAA .910 Sv% *** Currently with VHL Ryazan (Russian minor league)

Jacob Kucharski
G (7th round 2018 AHA American International College So.): 1-0-0 1.00 GAA .960

Eetu Makiniemi G (4th round Liiga Ilves): 4-3-0 2.92 GAA .890 Sv%

Jack LaFontaine G (3rd round 2016 Big 10 Minnesota Sr.): 8-0-0 1.00 GAA .965 Sv%
 

andyt

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I saw a tweet that said Lenni Killinen has been injured all season but just returned, so he should return to the lineup.
 

cmaleski2

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Canes draft picks and prospects through 12/28/2020:
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Seth Jarvis C (1st round 2020 WHL Portland): *** With an entry level deal in hand, the kid could spend a little time at the Canes camp, there is no current dates for WHL season (or the OHL season).

Noel Gunler
RW (2nd round 2020 SweHL Lulea/Brynas): **** At World Juniors 2 Games 3 Goals 0 Assists +2

With SweHL Lulea: 10 Games 2 Goals 1 Assist -3
With SweHL Brynas: 8 Games 2 Goals 1 Assist -5 ****

Vasiliy Ponomarev C (2nd round 2020 QMJHL Shawinigan): 9 Games 5 Goals 4 Assists -1 **** At World Juniors 2 Games 2 Goals 0 Assists +1

Alexander Nikishin
LHD (3rd round 2020 KHL Moscow): 15 Games 1 Goal 2 Assists Even

Zion Nybeck LW (4th round 2020 SweHL HV71 Swe J20 HV71): **** At World Juniors 2 Games 0 Goals 1 Assist +1

With SweJ20 HV71 4 Games 5 Goals 3 Assists +3
With SweHL HV71 18 Games 0 Goals 2 Assists +2 ****

Lucas Mercuri
C (6th round 2020 USHL Des Moines): 14 Games 4 Goals 9 Assists +3

Alexander Pashin RW (7th round 2020 KHL Ufa/ MHL Ufa (Juniors)/VHL Neftekamsk):

With KHL Ufa: 3 Games 0 Goals 0 Assists Even
With MHL Ufa: 27 Games 16 Goals 20 Assists +17 *** Currently with MHL Ufa (Russian Juniors)
With VHL Neftekamsk: 2 Games 0 Goals 0 Assists Even

Ronan Seeley LHD (7th round 2020 WHL Everett):

Ryan Suzuki C (1st round 2019 OHL Saginaw): **** At World Juniors 2 Games 1 Goal 0 Assists +5

Jamieson Rees
C (2nd round 2019 OHL Sarnia):

Patrik Puistola F (3rd round 2019 Liiga JyP HT): 20 Games 2 Goals 5 Assists Even

Anttoni Honka RHD (3rd round 2019 Liiga JyP HT): 20 Games 1 Goal 6 Assists -7

Domenick Fensore LHD (3rd round 2019 Hockey East Boston U. So.):

Cade Webber LHD (4th round 2019 Hockey East Boston U. Fr):

Tuukka Tieksola RW (4th round 2019 Jr. A SM Liiga Karpat U20): 9 Games 3 Goals 6 Assists +2

Kirill Slepets W (5th round 2019 VHL Voronezh/Neftyanik):

With Voronezh: 17 Games 3 Goals 3 Assists +2
With Neftyanik: 2 Games 1 Goal 0 Assists -1 *** Now with Neftyanik Almetievsk

Kevin Wall
RW (6th round 2019 Big 10 Penn St. So.): 8 Games 3 Goals 4 Assists Even

Blake Murray C (7th round 2019 OHL Sudbury):

Massimo Rizzo C (7th round BCHL Chilliwack):

Jack Drury C (2nd round 2018 SweHL Vaxjo): 27 Games 7 Goals 12 Assists +7

Lenni Killinen RW (4th round 2018 Liiga Assat): 1 Game 0 Goals 1 Assist +1

Jesper Sellgren LHD (6th round 2018 SweHL Frolunda): 28 Games 2 Goals 10 Assists +2

Dominik Bokk LW (Acquired via Trade SweHL Djurgardens) : 15 Games 2 Goals 1 Assist +1

Ville Rasanen LHD (7th round 2017 Mestis JoKP): 11 Games 0 Goals 3 Assists +2

Pyotr Kochetkov G (2nd round 2019 KHL Podolsk and Nizhny Novgorod/VHL Ryazan):

With KHL Podolsk 0-3-0 2.69 GAA .909 Sv%
With VHL Ryazan 1-3-1 2.46 GAA .904 Sv%
With KHL Nizhny Novgorod: Has not played yet. *** Now with Nizhny Novgorod Torpedo (12/27)

Jacob Kucharski
G (7th round 2018 AHA American International College So.): 1-0-0 2.26 GAA .909 Sv%

Eetu Makiniemi G (4th round Liiga Ilves): 4-3-1 2.91 GAA .900 Sv%

Jack LaFontaine G (3rd round 2016 Big 10 Minnesota Sr.): 8-0-0 1.00 GAA .965 Sv%
 

andyt

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The Canes should think about signing Jamieson Rees and Blake Murray too. If the OHL doesn’t play, they’ll at least be able to get time in Chicago.
 
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