New Jersey Devils Prospect Update: Week 11

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Reid Boucher got his first goal in the NHL while three other prospects are trying to make the final rosters for the World Junior Championships.

It was an exciting week for one prospect in particular. The Albany Devils are going strong as a team while a few prospects are fighting for a spot at the World Junior Championships. Keep reading for stats and notes.

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 26 10 18 28 1.08 5 12 3 0 75 13.3
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 21 2 0 2 0.10 -2 12 0 0 12 16.7
Harri Pesonen 1988 Albany AHL LW 26 2 9 11 0.42 2 26 1 0 53 3.8
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 25 2 4 6 0.24 -3 18 1 0 32 6.3
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 26 0 5 5 0.19 4 48 0 0 23 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 26 1 9 10 0.38 7 37 0 0 31 3.2
Stefan Matteau (X) 1994 Albany AHL LW 25 6 7 13 0.52 1 35 1 0 40 15
Chris McKelvie 1985 Albany AHL LW 26 5 5 10 0.38 0 33 0 1 41 12.2
Corbin McPherson 1988 Albany AHL D 22 0 3 3 0.14 3 19 0 0 10 0
Rod Pelley 1984 Albany AHL C 26 3 2 5 0.19 -1 19 0 0 37 8.1
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 22 8 9 17 0.77 5 12 3 1 48 16.7
Darcy Zajac 1986 Albany AHL C 4 0 1 1 0.25 -3 12 0 0 2 0
Reece Scarlett 1993 Albany AHL D 24 4 6 10 0.42 11 12 4 0 38 10.5
Mike Hoeffel 1989 Albany AHL LW 22 4 4 8 0.36 -1 21 1 0 39 10.3
Kelly Zajac 1988 Albany AHL C 20 2 11 13 0.65 4 2 1 0 23 8.7
Riley Boychuk 1991 Albany AHL LW 11 1 1 2 0.18 2 5 0 0 5 20
Harry Young (X) 1989 Elmira ECHL D 5 0 0 0 0.00 -1 0 0 0 0 0
Raman Hrabarenka 1992 Albany AHL D 15 3 9 12 0.80 -4 7 3 0 30 10
Artem Demkov 1989 Albany AHL C 5 3 2 5 1.00 1 0 1 0 12 25
Mattias Tedenby (X) 1990 Albany AHL LW 2 3 1 4 2.00 2 0 1 0 5 60
















Goalies



GP Mins W L SOL SO GA GAA SVS SV%
Keith Kinkaid 1989 Albany AHL G 15 914:49:00 11 3 1 3 31 2.03 360 0.921
Scott Wedgewood 1992 Albany AHL G 10 570:28:00 6 4 0 0 28 2.95 198 0.876
Maxime Clermont 1991 Elmira ECHL G 10 540:00:00 4 5 1 0 28 3.11 254 0.901
Anthony Brodeur 1995 Gatineau Olympiques QMJHL G 14 685:02:00 7 5 0 0 37 3.24 256 0.874
(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 35 2 2 4 0.11 -2 4 0 0 53 3.77%
Graham Black 1993 Swift Current Broncos WHL C 36 17 32 49 1.36 15 31 6 2 - -
Myles Bell 1993 Kelowna Rockets WHL LW 31 17 15 32 1.03 13 25 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 27 13 7 20 0.74 3 8 1 2 - -
Ben Thomson (total) 1993 North Bay Battalion OHL LW 22 8 7 15 0.68 -2 53 3 1 - -
Ryan Kujawinski 1995 Kingston Frontenacs OHL C 26 12 9 21 0.81 -3 22 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 19 2 7 9 0.47 -5 52 2 0 55 3.64%
Derek Rodwell 1990 University of North Dakota NCAA LW 8 2 0 2 0.25 2 8 0 0 15 13.33%
Miles Wood 1995 Brown University NCAA LW - - - - - - - - - - -
Joe Faust 1991 University of Wisconsin NCAA D 14 1 7 8 0.57 6 0 0 0 13 7.69%
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:



  • Mattias Tedenby was loaned to Albany for a conditioning stint and played just two games in the AHL. He made it count with four points (3g, 1a) in his short time down.
  • Stefan Matteau is currently on the US WJC roster and made it through the first round of cuts. Three more players are expected to be cut before the tournament begins, but he has been getting minutes on the second/third line and powerplay. He got an assist in the first exhibition with the team.

Other Notes:

Prospects in the NHL:


Prospect of the Week:

The honor this week goes to Reid Boucher. Not only did he score his first NHL goal, but he is constantly reminding the media that he can't stop working if he wants to keep his spot on the team. Peter DeBoer said that with the way he's been playing, he would be a tough guy to remove from the lineup:

"Again, I'm not looking at the stat line with him. I like his defensive awareness. He's much stronger on the puck and in the battles than he looks. I was shocked today (to see) he's only (195) pounds. I keep watching the games back and he's winning puck battles against bigger guys and you realize this kid is a strong kid. And, for me, he's created opportunities for himself or other players every night he's been in. So, if he continues to do that, he's a hard guy to remove."

How pumped were you to see Boucher score his first NHL goal? Do you think that's the first of many? DeBoer has compared him to Jeff Skinner and Mark Recchi - do you agree? Do you think Santini, Matteau, and Severson will make the final cuts for their WJC teams? Please discuss your thoughts on the prospects in the comments section below. As always, thanks for reading!

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