New Jersey Devils Prospect Update: Week 10

3 shutouts in 14 games for Mr. Kinkaid - Bruce Fedyck - USA TODAY Sports

This week brings an Albany winning streak and another shutout for Keith Kinkaid.

The Albany Devils are on a four-game winning streak that has been a complete team effort while a few other prospects had individual standout weeks. Keep reading for stats and notes on each prospect.

Player Birth Year Team League Position GP G A PTS PPG +/- PIM PP SHG SOG SH%
Jon Merrill (X) 1992 Albany AHL D 14 2 7 9 0.64 -1 0 2 0 20 10
Joe Whitney 1988 Albany AHL LW 24 9 17 26 1.08 5 12 2 0 67 13.4
Scott Timmins 1989 Albany AHL C 12 5 8 13 1.08 4 6 2 0 29 17.2
David Wohlberg 1990 Albany AHL C 19 1 0 1 0.05 -4 12 0 0 11 9.1
Harri Pesonen 1988 Albany AHL LW 24 2 7 9 0.38 0 24 1 0 50 4
Reid Boucher (X) 1993 Albany AHL LW 21 10 8 18 0.86 4 2 2 0 69 14.5
Brandon Burlon 1990 Albany AHL D 23 1 3 4 0.17 -6 14 1 0 29 3.4
Eric Gelinas (X) 1991 Albany AHL D 5 1 2 3 0.60 2 4 1 0 20 5
Seth Helgeson 1990 Albany AHL D 24 0 4 4 0.17 3 41 0 0 19 0
Cam Janssen (X) 1984 Albany AHL RW 11 0 1 1 0.09 -2 15 0 0 2 0
Dan Kelly 1989 Albany AHL D 24 1 9 10 0.42 6 29 0 0 28 3.6
Stefan Matteau 1994 Albany AHL LW 23 6 6 12 0.52 1 31 1 0 39 15.4
Chris McKelvie 1985 Albany AHL LW 24 4 4 8 0.33 -2 33 0 0 40 10
Corbin McPherson 1988 Albany AHL D 20 0 3 3 0.15 1 19 0 0 10 0
Rod Pelley 1984 Albany AHL C 24 3 2 5 0.21 -1 15 0 0 34 8.8
Tim Sestito (X) 1984 Albany AHL C 21 5 9 14 0.67 -2 28 1 1 34 14.7
Mike Sislo 1988 Albany AHL RW 20 8 6 14 0.70 3 12 3 1 43 18.6
Darcy Zajac 1986 Albany AHL C 4 0 1 1 0.25 -3 12 0 0 2 0
Reece Scarlett 1993 Albany AHL D 22 4 5 9 0.41 8 12 4 0 36 11.1
Mike Hoeffel 1989 Albany AHL LW 20 3 4 7 0.35 -1 19 0 0 35 8.6
Kelly Zajac 1988 Albany AHL C 18 2 10 12 0.67 2 2 1 0 22 9.1
Riley Boychuk 1991 Albany AHL LW 10 1 0 1 0.10 0 5 0 0 5 20
Harry Young (X) 1989 Elmira ECHL D 2 0 0 0 0.00 -1 0 0 0 0 0
Raman Hrabarenka 1992 Albany AHL D 13 2 7 9 0.69 -4 7 2 0 25 8
Artem Demkov 1989 Albany AHL C 3 1 1 2 0.67 1 0 0 0 6 16.7
















Goalies



GP Mins W L SOL SO GA GAA SVS SV%
Keith Kinkaid 1989 Albany AHL G 14 854:49:00 10 3 1 3 30 2.11 337 0.918
Scott Wedgewood 1992 Albany AHL G 9 510:28:00 5 4 0 0 26 3.06 172 0.869
Maxime Clermont 1991 Elmira ECHL G 8 420:00:00 2 5 1 0 24 3.43 184 0.885
Anthony Brodeur 1995 Gatineau Olympiques QMJHL G 12 635:06:00 7 4 0 0 32 3.02 272 0.882
(X - not on active roster)














Player Birth Year Team League Position GP G A PTS PPG +/- PIM PP SHG SOG SH%
Artur Gavrus 1994 Dinamo Minsk KHL C 20 1 2 3 0.15 -2 8 0 0 27 3.70%
Vladimir Zharkov 1988 CSKA Moskva KHL RW 34 2 2 4 0.12 -2 4 0 0 52 3.85%
Graham Black 1993 Swift Current Broncos WHL C 32 16 28 44 1.38 17 31 6 2 - -
Myles Bell 1993 Kelowna Rockets WHL LW 27 12 12 24 0.89 11 23 1 1 - -
Damon Severson 1994 Kelowna Rockets WHL D 27 9 19 28 1.04 15 24 4 0 - -
Ben Johnson 1994 Windsor Spitfires OHL C 24 12 7 19 0.79 5 8 0 2 - -
Ben Thomson (total) 1993 North Bay Battalion OHL LW 20 8 6 14 0.70 -2 42 3 1 - -
Ryan Kujawinski 1995 Kingston Frontenacs OHL C 24 12 8 20 0.83 -3 18 3 0 - -
Blake Coleman 1991 Miami Ohio NCAA C 17 10 6 16 0.94 8 39 3 0 64 15.63%
Alexander Kerfoot 1994 Harvard University NCAA C 10 3 1 4 0.40 5 2 1 0 17 17.65%
Blake Pietila 1993 Michigan Tech NCAA LW 17 1 6 7 0.41 -5 42 1 0 47 2.13%
Derek Rodwell 1990 University of North Dakota NCAA LW 7 2 0 2 0.29 1 8 0 0 14 14.29%
Miles Wood 1995 Brown University NCAA LW - - - - - - - - - - -
Joe Faust 1991 University of Wisconsin NCAA D 12 1 7 8 0.67 7 0 0 0 12 8.33%
Curtis Gedig 1991 Ohio State University NCAA D 14 0 3 3 0.21 5 8 0 0 23 0.00%
Steve Santini 1995 Boston College NCAA D 13 2 5 7 0.54 13 36 0 0 16 12.50%

Albany Notes:


"We are playing well as of late. We are taking it one game at a time. It's every guy in the rooms and it's a complete team effort. We are really breaking it down to every shift, playing as a five-man unit. It seems to be working for us and hopefully it will continue."

Here are the highlights from the game:


  • Joe Whitney leads Albany in scoring with 26 points. He has 12 more points than they next active player on the rosters, Mike Sislo. He is seventh in the AHL in scoring.
  • Keith Kinkaid now leads the AHL with three shutouts. He is the fourth ranked goalie in the league, but has the most games played (14) of those four. He has ten total wins on the season.
  • The Devils are sitting at 4th in the Eastern conference in the AHL and are just two points behind the Springfield Falcons for 1st in the Northeast Division. A cool side note - the team has been named 2nd in the AHL power rankings for the last two weeks.
  • Prospects in the NHL:
    • Reid Boucher is holding his own in the NHL. He has two assists in four games and has seen time on the top line with Travis Zajac and Jaromir Jagr. John Merrill and Eric Gelinas have been playing some minutes together and have been solid. Gelinas had the huge overtime winner at MSG last week. Cam Janssen and Tim Sestito aren't getting in the way of everything. Janssen even had a goal against the Rangers which started the come back overtime win.

Other Notes:

  • Maxime Clermont got his first and second wins of the season in Elmira. He has played eight games so for the Jackals.
  • Myles Bell and Damon Severson had a good week for Kelowna. Bell had three goals (one shorthanded) and two assists in four games. Severson had two goals and four assists in four games.
  • In his third week with the North Bay Battalion, Ben Thomson had three goals and three assists. In only 20 games on the season, he is fifth on the team in scoring with each player above him having played 32 games.
  • In his first game back after being scratched for all but four games for UND this season, Derek Rodwell netted a game winner and played all three games for the University of North Dakota last weekend. He has two goals this season, which matches his goal total from last season.

Prospect of the Week:

He is the prospect of the season so far - Keith Kinkaid. With his third shutout of the season, Kinkaid leads the AHL in that category and is one of the top goalies in the league. He is proving his worth to the Devils organization with just three regulation losses in fourteen games played. He has helped the Albany Devils be the surprise team in the AHL this season.

What do you think of each AHL player currently on the NHL Devils' roster? Is there anyone you'd rather see called up? Do you think Kinkaid can keep up his strong play as the season progresses? Please discuss your thoughts on the Albany Devils and other prospects in the comments below. Thanks for reading!

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