New Jersey Devils Prospect Update: Week18

Myles Bell had a stellar week, including a 6 point game - Marissa Baecker

Many prospects in the CHL had impressive weeks, especially Myles Bell. The Albany Devils, on the other hand, didn't see a huge pick up after a disappointing losing streak last week.

It looked like the Albany Devils turned things around after a tough three-game losing streak, but after one win, they found themselves back in the losing column. There were some majorly impressive prospects at the Junior level, though. Keep reading for an update on each prospect's statistics and any notes of interest from the past week.

Player Birth Year Team League Position GP G A PTS PPG +/- PIM PP SHG SOG SH%
Joe Whitney 1988 Albany AHL LW 45 17 21 38 0.84 -1 22 5 0 130 13.1
Mike Sislo 1988 Albany AHL RW 35 13 13 26 0.74 7 16 4 1 80 16.3
Scott Timmins 1989 Albany AHL C 32 10 15 25 0.78 8 14 2 1 70 14.3
Kelly Zajac 1988 Albany AHL C 38 6 19 25 0.66 6 2 1 0 47 12.8
Reid Boucher 1993 Albany AHL LW 27 11 11 22 0.81 1 8 2 0 77 14.3
Harri Pesonen 1988 Albany AHL LW 45 8 12 20 0.44 8 38 1 0 92 8.7
Tim Sestito 1984 Albany AHL C 33 9 10 19 0.58 -1 51 1 1 48 18.8
Chris McKelvie 1985 Albany AHL LW 45 6 11 17 0.38 5 63 0 1 68 8.8
Stefan Matteau 1994 Albany AHL LW 38 7 9 16 0.42 1 52 1 0 56 12.5
Mike Hoeffel 1989 Albany AHL LW 39 7 9 16 0.41 3 31 2 0 79 8.9
Reece Scarlett 1993 Albany AHL D 38 4 11 15 0.39 9 16 4 0 48 8.3
Raman Hrabarenka 1992 Albany AHL D 29 3 12 15 0.52 0 20 3 0 44 6.8
Rod Pelley 1984 Albany AHL C 45 9 5 14 0.31 3 30 0 1 79 11.4
Dan Kelly 1989 Albany AHL D 45 2 12 14 0.31 9 59 0 0 44 4.5
Mattias Tedenby 1990 Albany AHL LW 15 6 6 12 0.80 4 6 1 0 24 25
Artem Demkov (X) 1989 Albany AHL C 22 6 5 11 0.50 6 6 1 0 45 13.3
Brandon Burlon 1990 Albany AHL D 38 3 6 9 0.24 0 29 1 0 53 5.7
Jon Merrill (X) 1992 Albany AHL D 14 2 7 9 0.64 -1 0 2 0 20 10
Adam Larsson 1992 Albany AHL D 12 1 7 8 0.67 1 8 1 0 22 4.5
Seth Helgeson 1990 Albany AHL D 46 1 7 8 0.18 8 72 0 0 41 2.4
Corbin McPherson 1988 Albany AHL D 41 0 7 7 0.17 11 29 0 0 30 0
Eric Gelinas 1990 Albany AHL C 7 1 2 3 0.43 5 4 1 0 29 3.4
David Wohlberg 1991 Albany AHL LW 34 2 0 2 0.06 -1 35 0 0 23 8.7
Riley Boychuk (X) 1984 Albany AHL RW 18 1 1 2 0.11 2 14 0 0 6 16.7
Cam Janssen 1986 Albany AHL C 16 0 2 2 0.13 0 20 0 0 2 0
Darcy Zajac 1990 Albany AHL D 4 0 1 1 0.25 -3 12 0 0 2 0
Alexander Urbom 1989 Albany AHL D 10 0 1 1 0.10 -2 6 0 0 9 0
Harry Young (X) 1991 Albany AHL D 10 0 0 0
-1 15 0 0 3 0
















Goalies



GP Mins W L SOL SO GA GAA SVS SV%
Keith Kinkaid 1989 Albany AHL G 28 1632:38:00 17 8 2 4 64 2.35 665 0.912
Scott Wedgewood 1992 Albany AHL G 19 1069:18:00 7 9 2 1 49 2.75 402 0.891
Maxime Clermont 1991 Elmira ECHL G 17 915:00:00 6 9 1 0 51 3.35 474 0.892
Anthony Brodeur 1995 Gatineau Olympiques QMJHL G 23 1155:34:00 10 10 1 1 59 3.06 512 0.885
(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 28 1 2 3 0.11 -9 8 1 0 34 2.94%
Vladimir Zharkov 1988 CSKA Moskva KHL RW 45 2 4 6 0.13 0 4 0 0 69 2.90%
Graham Black 1993 Swift Current Broncos WHL C 51 26 42 68 1.33 16 37 8 2 - -
Myles Bell 1993 Kelowna Rockets WHL LW 50 35 26 61 1.22 23 38 6 1 - -
Damon Severson 1994 Kelowna Rockets WHL D 45 12 30 42 0.93 30 30 4 1 - -
Ben Johnson 1994 Windsor Spitfires OHL C 41 19 15 34 0.83 17 20 2 2 - -
Ben Thomson (total) 1993 North Bay Battalion OHL LW 38 18 13 31 0.82 6 68 5 2 - -
Ryan Kujawinski 1995 Kingston Frontenacs OHL C 35 16 13 29 0.83 0 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 18 6 5 11 0.61 3 6 1 0 30 20.00%
Blake Pietila 1993 Michigan Tech NCAA LW 29 4 14 18 0.62 -6 66 4 0 90 4.44%
Derek Rodwell 1990 University of North Dakota NCAA LW 14 4 0 4 0.29 3 12 0 0 32 12.50%
Miles Wood 1995 Brown University NCAA LW - - - - - - - - - - -
Joe Faust 1991 University of Wisconsin NCAA D 23 2 9 11 0.48 8 6 0 0 20 10.00%
Curtis Gedig 1991 Ohio State University NCAA D 20 1 3 4 0.20 5 8 1 0 28 3.57%
Steve Santini 1995 Boston College NCAA D 22 2 6 8 0.36 20 36 0 0 20 10.00%

Albany Notes:

  • In the first of three games last week the Albany Devils defeated the Bridgeport Sound Tigers 2-1 on Friday. Reid Boucher scored the first goal of the game during the first time, but the Sound Tigers tied the game just two minutes later. The game winner came about halfway through the third with a goal from Tim Sesito. Keith Kinkaid got the win with 27 saves - it was his 17th of the season. The win was a huge rebound for him after a tough few games last weekend. Here are the highlights:


Other Notes:

  • Graham Black's three goals this week were a hat trick to help the Swift Current Broncos earn a 4-3 win over the Medicine Hat Tigers last Friday. It was his first career hat trick in the WHL. His three goals helped him pass his goal total of 24 for all of last season.
  • Myles Bell had an incredible week. He scored six goals and three assists in three games. Six of those points were in a 7-3 Kelowna win over the Kamloops Blazers - he had four goals and two assists in the contest. He had another impressive effort in a 4-2 Kelowna win over the Blazers in which he scored two goals and had one assist. He was rightfully named the WHL Player of the Week for the second time this season.
  • Damon Severson was also solid this week with a goal and three assists for the Rockets this week. His scoring had seemed to slow down a bit since being cut from Team Canada in the WJC, so it's nice to see him have a strong week.
  • Ben Thomson scored three goals and two assists this week for the North Bay Battalion. He scored 10goals during January and is having his strongest offensive season in the OHL. He was on a seven-game point streak (it was snapped on February 2nd) in which he scored eight goals and had three assists.
  • Both Steve Santini (Boston College) and Alexander Kerfoot (Harvard University) are taking place in the Beanpot Tournament at TD Garden. Boston College will be participating in the Championship Game on February 10th against Northeastern at 7:30. Harvard has the Consolation Game against Boston University earlier that afternoon.
  • After playing a few weeks in a row, Derek Rodwell sat out last week. But in his defense, as of mid-January, UND was 9-2 with Rodwell in the lineup and 2-5-2 without him. Here is a piece looking at his value to the UND lineup, even though he is used as a 4th-liner.

Prospect of the Week:

Myles Bell had an absolutely stellar week. He scored nine points last week - in two games. He had a six-point game including four goals. He was named the WHL player of the week for the second time this season for the week ending February 2nd. He has been a major asset to the Rockets who are first in the WHL with 10 points on the Portland Winterhawks. They have already clinched a playoff spot with 20 games left in the season. Bell has 61 points on that impressive team - 10 points higher than Tyson Baillie who is in second on the team.

While Bell had a rocky past in his personal life, he is proving the Devils made the right decision in taking a chance on him at the draft last year.

The Albany Devils are still struggling. What do you think they need to do to get out of their rut with just one win in their last six games? While there weren't many stand out players in Albany this week, many players at the Junior level had great weeks. Who impressed you the most? Feel free to discuss your thoughts on the prospects in the comments below. Thanks for reading!

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