New Jersey Devils Prospect Update: Week 14

He's back - Alexander Urbom was re-claimed by the Devils and sent straight to Albany - USA TODAY Sports

It was a rough week in Albany, but young Brodeur had a great week and one prospect in particular was a major standout.

The Albany Devils had a tough week to start 2014 with three straight losses. While the team struggled, they did get a few familiar faces back that will hopefully help them find their way back to winning. Anthony Brodeur and Myles Bell had strong weeks worth looking at, so keep reading for stats on notes on them along with every other Devil prospect.

















Player Birth Year Team League Position GP G A PTS PPG +/- PIM PP SHG SOG SH%
Joe Whitney 1988 Albany AHL LW 34 12 20 32 2 0 20 4 0 94 12.8
Mike Sislo (X) 1988 Albany AHL RW 27 9 11 20 0.74 8 14 3 1 59 15.3
Reid Boucher (X) 1993 Albany AHL LW 21 10 8 18 0.86 4 2 2 0 69 14.5
Scott Timmins 1989 Albany AHL C 20 7 11 18 0.90 5 8 2 1 48 14.6
Tim Sestito 1984 Albany AHL C 24 6 9 15 0.63 -1 33 1 1 35 17.1
Harri Pesonen 1988 Albany AHL LW 34 6 10 16 0.47 6 30 1 0 77 7.8
Raman Hrabarenka 1992 Albany AHL D 23 3 12 15 0.65 -1 13 3 0 38 7.9
Kelly Zajac 1988 Albany AHL C 28 3 16 19 0.68 5 2 1 0 32 9.4
Stefan Matteau 1994 Albany AHL LW 27 6 7 13 0.48 -3 35 1 0 43 14
Chris McKelvie 1985 Albany AHL LW 34 6 7 13 0.38 2 40 0 1 56 10.7
Reece Scarlett 1993 Albany AHL D 32 4 8 12 0.38 12 16 4 0 45 8.9
Mike Hoeffel 1989 Albany AHL LW 30 5 7 12 0.40 -1 27 2 0 58 8.6
Dan Kelly 1989 Albany AHL D 33 1 9 10 0.30 7 46 0 0 36 2.8
Jon Merrill (X) 1992 Albany AHL D 14 2 7 9 0.64 -1 0 2 0 20 10
Brandon Burlon 1990 Albany AHL D 33 2 5 7 0.21 -2 27 1 0 45 4.4
Rod Pelley 1984 Albany AHL C 34 5 2 7 0.21 -2 28 0 0 55 9.1
Seth Helgeson 1990 Albany AHL D 34 1 6 7 0.18 5 56 0 0 31 3.2
Artem Demkov 1989 Albany AHL C 13 3 2 5 0.38 2 4 1 0 27 11.1
Mattias Tedenby 1990 Albany AHL LW 4 5 1 6 1.50 0 0 1 0 11 45.5
Eric Gelinas (X) 1991 Albany AHL D 5 1 2 3 0.60 2 4 1 0 20 5
Corbin McPherson 1988 Albany AHL D 30 0 3 3 0.10 2 27 0 0 19 0
David Wohlberg 1990 Albany AHL C 29 2 0 2 0.07 0 14 0 0 20 11.1
Riley Boychuk 1991 Albany AHL LW 17 1 1 2 0.12 2 14 0 0 6 16.7
Darcy Zajac 1986 Albany AHL C 4 0 1 1 0.25 -3 12 0 0 2 0
Harry Young 1989 Albany AHL D 10 0 0 0 0.00 1 15 0 0 3 0
Cam Janssen (X) 1984 Albany AHL RW 11 0 1 1 0.09 -2 15 0 0 2 0
Alexander Urbom 1990 Albany AHL D - - - - - - - - - - -
















Goalies



GP Mins W L SOL SO GA GAA SVS SV%
Keith Kinkaid 1989 Albany AHL G 20 1218:19:00 13 6 1 4 42 2.07 485 0.92
Scott Wedgewood 1992 Albany AHL G 13 755:03:00 6 6 1 0 38 3.02 283 0.882
Maxime Clermont 1991 Elmira ECHL G 13 718:00:00 4 8 1 0 41 3.42 339 0.892
Anthony Brodeur 1995 Gatineau Olympiques QMJHL G 19 912:22:00 10 7 0 1 43 2.83 344 0.889
(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 24 1 2 3 0.13 -2 8 0 0 32 3.13%
Vladimir Zharkov 1988 CSKA Moskva KHL RW 39 2 2 4 0.10 0 4 0 0 59 3.39%
Graham Black 1993 Swift Current Broncos WHL C 40 19 35 54 1.35 11 35 8 2 - -
Myles Bell 1993 Kelowna Rockets WHL LW 38 24 20 44 1.16 18 36 3 1 - -
Damon Severson 1994 Kelowna Rockets WHL D 33 10 21 31 0.94 19 30 4 1 - -
Ben Johnson 1994 Windsor Spitfires OHL C 32 17 10 27 0.84 14 14 2 2 - -
Ben Thomson (total) 1993 North Bay Battalion OHL LW 27 9 9 18 0.67 -1 64 3 1 - -
Ryan Kujawinski 1995 Kingston Frontenacs OHL C 31 16 11 27 0.87 2 27 6 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 23 3 9 12 0.52 -7 56 3 0 71 4.23%
Derek Rodwell 1990 University of North Dakota NCAA LW 9 3 0 3 0.33 3 8 0 0 18 16.67%
Miles Wood 1995 Brown University NCAA LW - - - - - - - - - - -
Joe Faust 1991 University of Wisconsin NCAA D 18 1 8 9 0.50 8 2 0 0 17 5.88%
Curtis Gedig 1991 Ohio State University NCAA D 16 1 3 4 0.25 5 8 1 0 27 3.70%
Steve Santini 1995 Boston College NCAA D 14 2 4 6 0.43 13 36 0 0 16 12.50%

Albany notes:

  • In their first game of the week, the Devils fell to the Springfield Falcons 4-3 in overtime. Four goals were scored during a 1:39 span during the third period in a match between the top two teams in the Eastern Conference. It was a tough game for the Devils with just 17 skaters due to Mike Sislo being called up to New Jersey and Dan Kelly out sick. Later in the game, Tim Sestito and Riley Boychuk had to leave the game due to injury and illness, so they finished the game with just 15 skaters. It was the 10th straight game the Devils recorded a point at home - this ties Manchester for the longest stretch in the AHL this season. The goal scorers were Kelly Zajac, Harri Pesonen, and Rod Pelley. Keith Kinkaid was in net and made 24 saves (21 of them were in the first two periods). Here are the highlights:



"You look at the first [goal] it was a turnover they capitalized on. The second one goes off our skate. The third is a fluky one off the faceoff that they bang in. Your not always going to get the bounces. With that being said you have to make your own breaks."

  • In their final game of the week, and second against the Falcons, the Devils fell 3-2. In Mattias Tedenby's second game back in Albany he scored both Devil goals. Keith Kinkaid was back in net and made 18 saves. Here are the highlights:


  • After a disappointing start to the season in New Jersey, Mattias Tedenby cleared waivers and was sent to Albany. He has had a lot of success in the AHL so far with six points (5g, 1a) in just four games.
  • Eric Gelinas was sent to Albany, but never got into a game before he was recalled. He didn't even travel to Albany when he was demoted, but he hasn't played a game in New Jersey since the transaction, either.
  • Mike Sislo was called up to the NHL this week and got into his first NHL game. He hasn't looked out of place at all since the call-up. Jerry wrote a great piece yesterday on his performance in New Jersey thus far.
  • Remember the uproar when Alexander Urbom was placed on waivers and claimed by the Washington Capitals? Well, the Caps placed him on waivers and he was re-claimed by the Devils. It's like it never happened, right? The Devils could send him straight to Albany since no other teams tried to claim him so the traffic jam on defense in NJ isn't any worse than it was yesterday.

Other notes:

  • Anthony Brodeur had a great week for the Gatineau Olympiques. He won all three of his games (two starts and one in relief) and recorded his first shutout of the season - it was also the first shutout for the Olympiques this season.
  • Myles Bell had five goals and three assists in four games this week. He has been on quite a streak and was named the CHL Player of the Week with five goals and five assists in the four games played in the week ending 1/5.

Prospect of the Month:

Myles Bell had an absolutely phenomenal week on what has already been a solid season. He leads the Rockets in goals with 23 and is second on the team in points with 43 in 37 games. He was named the CHL and Denny's WHL Player of the Week for his 10 points in 4 games.

What do you think the Albany Devils need to do to turn their game around after a tough week? Which prospect impressed you the most to start out 2014? Feel free to discuss your thoughts in the comments below. Thanks for reading!

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