1-17 Prospect Update: Prospects at Training Camp and Reid Boucher

Jamie Sabau

This is an update on New Jersey Devils prospects around the AHL, CHL and NCAA. This week focuses on those prospects called up to training camp along with Reid Boucher tearing it up for the Sarnia Sting.

With training camp upon us, a few of the Albany Devils have been called up to try and earn a spot on the New Jersey Devils roster. Among those called up to camp include the Devils' first round draft pick last spring - Stefan Matteau, who has been playing in the QMJHL. Take a look at how these men are performing along with the prospects around the CHL, AHL, and NCAA.

NAME

League

Team

POS

GP

G

A

PTS

plus/minus

PPG

PP

SHG

SOG

SH%

Graham Black

WHL

Swift Current Broncos

C

45

18

17

35

-5

0.78

6

0

Reid Boucher

OHL

Sarnia Sting

LW

43

35

22

57

13

1.33

12

0

Artur Gavrus

OHL

Owan Sound Attack

RW

1

0

0

0

0

0.00

0

0

Ben Johnson

OHL

Windsor Spitfires

C

42

12

9

21

-10

0.50

3

0

Alexander Kerfoot

BCHL

Coquitlam Express

C

16

8

11

19

1.19

Stefan Matteau

QMJHL

Armada

C

35

18

10

28

19

0.80

7

1

121

14.88%

Reece Scarlett

WHL

Swift Current Broncos

D

42

6

20

26

5

0.62

1

0

Damon Severson

WHL

Kelowna Rockets

D

44

6

27

33

22

0.75

4

0

Ben Thomson

OHL

Kitchener Rangers

LW

42

8

8

16

-9

0.38

1

0

Jon Merrill

NCAA

University of Michigan

D

3

0

2

2

-1

0.67

0

0

3

0.00%

Blake Coleman

NCAA

Miami University

C

22

5

4

9

1

0.41

2

0

80

6.25%

Curtis Gedig

NCAA

Ohio State

D

20

0

4

4

6

0.20

0

0

29

0.00%

Blake Pietila

NCAA

Michigan Tech

LW

19

10

2

12

-6

0.63

1

2

51

19.61%

Derek Rodwell

NCAA

University of North Dakota

LW

18

1

0

1

-1

0.06

0

0

27

3.70%

Seth Helgeson

NCAA

University of Minnesota

D

22

0

3

3

0

0.14

0

0

21

0.00%

Joe Faust

NCAA

University of Wisconsin

D

20

1

0

1

3

0.05

0

1

19

5.26%

AHL/ECHL

Bobby Butler (X)

AHL

Albany

RW

32

15

8

23

8

0.719

5

1

94

15.96%

Jacob Josefson (X)

AHL

Albany

C

30

8

12

20

10

0.667

2

2

82

9.76%

Adam Larsson (X)

AHL

Albany

D

33

4

15

19

-1

0.576

2

0

46

8.70%

Mattias Tedenby (X)

AHL

Albany

LW

30

9

8

17

-5

0.567

2

0

56

16.07%

Steve Zalewski

AHL

Albany

C

32

6

11

17

-9

0.531

1

0

66

9.09%

Matt Anderson

AHL

Albany

RW

33

5

12

17

7

0.515

1

1

81

6.17%

Joe Whitney

AHL

Albany

LW

24

6

10

16

9

0.667

1

0

75

8.00%

Harri Pesonen (X)

AHL

Albany

LW

31

6

8

14

0

0.452

2

0

61

9.84%

Tim Sestito (X)

AHL

Albany

C

33

5

9

14

0

0.424

0

0

42

11.90%

Adam Henrique (X)

AHL

Albany

C

16

5

3

8

1

0.500

1

0

40

12.50%

Chad Wiseman

AHL

Albany

LW

16

3

5

8

-4

0.500

0

0

25

12.00%

Eric Gelinas

AHL

Albany

D

17

3

5

8

1

0.471

2

0

48

6.25%

Darcy Zajac

AHL

Albany

C

28

4

3

7

3

0.250

0

0

36

11.11%

Mike Hoeffel

AHL

Albany

LW

23

2

4

6

2

0.261

0

0

32

6.25%

Chris McKelvie

AHL

Albany

LW

14

1

5

6

2

0.429

0

0

14

7.14%

Brandon Burlon

AHL

Albany

D

20

0

6

6

4

0.300

0

0

20

0.00%

Stephen Gionta (X)

AHL

Albany

C

11

2

3

5

-2

0.455

0

0

22

9.09%

Jay Leach

AHL

Albany

D

29

1

4

5

2

0.172

0

0

24

4.17%

Raman Hrabarenka

AHL

Albany

D

16

1

3

4

-2

0.250

0

0

30

3.33%

Alexander Urbom

AHL

Albany

D

29

0

4

4

3

0.138

0

0

27

0.00%

Mike Sislo

AHL

Albany

RW

20

1

2

3

-3

0.150

0

0

33

3.03%

Dan Kelly

AHL

Albany

D

19

0

3

3

6

0.158

0

0

9

0.00%

Corbin McPherson

AHL

Albany

D

31

0

3

3

5

0.097

0

0

40

0.00%

Phil DeSimone

AHL

Albany

C

8

2

0

2

-2

0.250

1

0

14

14.29%

Kelly Zajac (X)

AHL

Albany

C

1

1

1

2

2

2.000

0

0

1

100.00%

Scott Parse

AHL

Albany

RW

9

0

2

2

-5

0.222

0

0

12

0.00%

Matthew Corrente (X)

AHL

Albany

D

11

0

2

2

-1

0.182

0

0

7

0.00%

David Wohlberg

AHL

Albany

C

15

0

2

2

2

0.133

0

0

18

0.00%

Bryan Haczyk (X)

AHL

Albany

RW

1

0

1

1

1

1.000

0

0

3

0.00%

X indicates players not on active roster

League

Team

POS

GP

Mins

W

L

OTL/SOL

SO

GA

GAA

SVS

SV%

Maxime Clermont

ECHL

Elmira

G

17

979

7

6

4/1

0

58

3.41

483

0.893

Jeff Frazee

AHL

Albany

G

12

727

3

6

0/3

0

30

2.50

297

0.908

Keith Kinkaid

AHL

Albany

G

22

1329

11

8

0/3

2

54

2.45

580

0.915

Scott Wedgewood

ECHL

Titans

G

25

1388

11

11

2/1

0

71

3.07

628

0.899

A few things to note from the most recent statistics:

Joe Faust got his first point of the season in a 4-3 overtime win against Minnesota State. He had the first goal of the game. The rest of the college crowd was quiet last weekend.

Reid Boucher had a four-goal night last week - no other CHL player had a more impressive outing.

The Albany Devils have been very successful since the New Year began. It will be tough on them losing all of the NHL caliber guys with the lockout ending. The test for the team without guys like Henrique, Larsson, and Josefson begins on Friday when they face Adirondack.

Prospect Spotlight:

Stefan Matteau was invited to the Devils' training camp this week. He has impressed both players and coaches while making the most of his opportunity there. DeBoer believes he will be a good NHL player when that day comes, but he is expected to go back to the QMJHL when camp ends at the end of the week. He has been playing on a line between David Clarkson and Dainius Zubrus, who he trains with on the off-season. Coach DeBoer said that Matteau looks like a "typical New Jersey Devils forward," which is welcome news with the thin pool of forwards available in New Jersey. It will be exciting to see what he does with the rest of his opportunity at training camp and if he gets a shot during the regular season. Don't expect to see him for more than the six games - if he plays any more than that a year is taken off of his entry-level contract.

Other note-worthy news:

Reid Boucher -

Wow. That is the only word that comes to mind when thinking about the season Boucher is having. He scored four goals in a 5-1 win over Ottawa last Saturday. He now has 35 goals and 57 points in 43 games this season. Wow.

ADevs at Training Camp -

A bunch of the guys playing in Albany were called to attend training camp this week. The players competing for a roster spot include Bobby Butler, Mattias Tedenby, Harry Pesonen, and Tim Sestito. Adam Henrique, Adam Larsson, Jacob Josefson, and Stephen Gionta were also called up and are expected to make the team after their standout performances last season.

Albany vs. Devils Scrimmage at Camp -

The Devils faced the Albany Devils in a scrimmage yesterday afternoon. The New Jersey Devils won 4-1. Matteau scored the only goal for the Red Team (Albany) and Pesonen scored on Hedberg in the mock-shootout.

That's it for the prospect update this week. Which AHL guys do you expect to see in the lineup? Do you think Matteau has a chance to make the club? Thanks for reading, and feel free to sound off below.

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