Blue Jackets Pro/CHL Prospect Review for November
Folks after taking a month off(why I have no idea) I’m back so lets get this party started. Starting off in the AHL the Falcons went 4-5 in November with the little guys leading the way. 5’8″ Cam Atkinson and 5’9″ Martin St. Pierre both scoring 10 points, Atkinson put up 6 goals and 4 assists while St. Pierre scored a goal and 9 assists. Other than a goals by Brett Lebda and Tomas Kubalik St. Pierre only had assists on goals by either Atkinson(3) and Alexandre Giroux(4). St. Pierre sits in 6th in AHL scoring with 21 points in 18 games(5-16-21) and is 5th in assists. Atkinson is currently 8th in rookie scoring while his 9 are 5th in the AHL and 3rd among rookies. Steven Delisle spent the whole month in the Windy City helping the Express go 8-4-1-1. Delisle played in all 14 games this month picking up a assist in a win over Toledo. The only other prospect to spend time in Chicago was Allen York. In a win over Cincinnati York stopped 38 of 40 shots he faced and was then recalled to Springfield just to be recalled to Columbus because of Rick Nash taking out.. I mean Steve Mason’s concussion.
Boone Jenner November Stats: 8GP 4-6-10 -3 14PIM
Jenner started off hot for the Generals picking up 5 points in his first two games of the month then Jenner had a rough night against Kitchener going pointless and being a -3. After picking up a assist against the Petes Boone was off to play against the Russians in the Subway Super Series as if being a -3 in the loss wasnt bad enough Jenner suffered a injury that forced him to miss 4 games. When Boone returned to the lineup he picked up points in 3 of the last 4 scoring 3 goals and a assist. Boone was one of the many prospects to take part in Movember you can see his progress here. Jenner will take part in Team Canada’s selection camp for the World Juniors next month.
Dalton Smith November Stats: 12GP 3-3-6 -10 17PIM
Dalton Smith is hopefully getting back into the rythem of things after missing almost all of October with a suspension. Smith started off with a goal and a assist in a win over Belleville then went quiet for 6 games before having a quick 2 game point streak with a goal and 2 assists. The goal can be seen here just fast forward to about 2 minutes in. Smith closed out the month scoring his third goal against Jenner and the Generals before being held scoreless against Kingston.
Brandon Archibald November Stats: 11GP 0-1-1 +4 8PIM
This will be kind of a quick one as Brandon only picked up a assist in the whole month of November. Times are still rough in Saginaw as the Spirit won only 4 of the 11 games it played last month 3 in overtime. To find a positive for Brandon his current +4 rating is tied for third on the team.
Lukas Sedlak November Stats: 7GP 3-6-9 +7 7PIM
Sedlak and Chicoutimi played less games than even some of the Blue Jacket’s college prospects. But in those 7 games Sedlak had points in all but 1 of them including 3 multi point games. Lukas started November on a 5 game point streak scoring 2 goals and 6 assists, Sedlak had 2 assists plus took on a player 4 inches taller than him in his second fight of the year in a win over Victoriaville. In a win over the Armada Lukas scored a beauty of a one timer adding a assist.(goals about a minute in, warning bagpipes at the beginning) The only game Sedlak went scoreless was a shootout loss to Michael Chaput and Shawinigan. Sedlak is on the Czech Republic’s preliminary roster for the World Junior Championships with fellow Czech/QMJHL Prospect Petr Straka
Petr Straka November Stats: 13GP 4-6-10 -5 10PIM
If Petr continues his current trend look out in December, after scoring 3 points in September 5 in October then 10 in December. I kid because hopefully Petr will time with the Oceanic while he plays for the Czech Republic in the World Junior Championships. Straka never went more than 2 games in November without a point including a month closing 3 game point streak. Petr’s best night came against the Olympiques when he had a goal and a assist.(Highlights here right off the bat #23)
Mathieu Corbeil November Stats: 9GP 7-2 .917SV% 2.33GAA 1 Shutout
It was your usual month in Saint John play 13 win 10 of them, Matieu Corbeil went 7-2 last month losing to fellow prospect Petr Straka and Rimouski and Quebec when top draft prospect Mikhail Griorenko who had a hat trick. Corbeil tied a franchise record when he made 30 saves to shutout Baie-Comeau to pick up his fourth shutout of the season. Corbeil was named first star in two of the wins when he made 28 saves in a win over PEI and then in a overtime win over rival Moncton when he made 30 saves.
Michael Chaput November Stats: 5GP 1-7-8 +6 2PIM
Chaput missed time in November when he suffered a shoulder injury in the team’s win over PEI missing the next 5 games. In those 5 games the Cataractes went 2-3 and according to a writer I talk to in Shawinigan “were not the same team when hes not in the lineup”. Chaput got off to a strong start when he and ex-MAINEiacs teammate Kirill Kabanov put on a show in the third period leading a comeback win over Quebec in which Chaput had a goal and 2 assists. Chaput picked up 2 assists in a win over Victoriaville after that he was named to play for Team QMJHL in the Super Series but then the PEI game happeneed and he couldnt play. When Chaput returned he picked up 3 assists in the teams’s last 2 games both wins. Chaput won 65% of the faceoffs he took in November and ranks among the Q leaders.
Austin Madaisky November Stats: 12GP 1-4-5 +5 14PIM
After getting off to a fast start picking up 12 points in his first 14 games he slowed down in November picking up 5 points in 12 games. Not that Austin is complaining after missing the playoffs last year the Blazers are one of the best teams in the WHL going 7-4-1 last month and are 18-7-1 on the year. Austin had his fourth multi point game of the season when he had a goal and a assist in a win over Seattle.
It was announced earlier this week that Oliver Gabriel was returned to the Portland Winterhawks and is expected to join the lineup this weekend giving the Blue Jackets at least two prospects in each CHL league. Gabriel was returned to Portland because he was struggling to get into the Falcons lineup as a rookie. Since this was a month long recap im running a bit long so i’ll end this here I thank you for reading and can follow @cbjprospects for updates on all these players. Ill get to work on the NCAA prospects and Mike Reilly and Anton Forsberg.