New Jersey Devils Prospect Update Week 29 - Start to the AHL Playoffs

Kinkaid has been a stud for the Albany Devils in the Calder Cup Playoffs so far. - Bruce Fedyck - USA TODAY Sports

It was the first week of the Calder Cup Playoffs and the Albany Devils were a part of it for the first time since moving back to Albany.

It was an exciting week to be an Albany Devils fan. With their first three games in the Calder Cup Playoffs, we saw some success and some disappointment. Certain players are really stepping up to help the team succeed while others need to find their groove in game four.


Albany - Regular Season

Player Birth Year Team League Position GP G A PTS PPG +/- PIM PP SHG SOG SH%
Joe Whitney 1988 Albany AHL LW 73 22 31 53 0.73 0 34 6 0 198 11.1%
Mike Sislo 1988 Albany AHL RW 59 23 17 40 0.68 7 24 7 2 137 16.8%
Kelly Zajac 1988 Albany AHL C 67 12 32 44 0.66 8 4 3 0 83 14.5%
Scott Timmins 1989 Albany AHL C 61 13 26 39 0.64 10 26 3 1 125 10.4%
Reid Boucher 1993 Albany AHL LW 56 22 16 38 0.68 -3 10 7 0 146 15.1%
Tim Sestito 1984 Albany AHL C 51 13 14 27 0.53 -1 79 2 1 78 16.7%
Harri Pesonen 1988 Albany AHL LW 75 15 21 36 0.48 13 52 2 0 145 10.3%
Stefan Matteau 1994 Albany AHL LW 67 13 13 26 0.39 6 66 2 0 108 12.0%
Mike Hoeffel 1989 Albany AHL LW 53 7 12 19 0.36 5 40 2 0 98 7.1%
Chris McKelvie 1985 Albany AHL LW 57 9 12 21 0.37 6 86 0 1 96 9.4%
Rod Pelley 1984 Albany AHL C 74 13 7 20 0.27 5 55 0 2 133 9.8%
Raman Hrabarenka 1992 Albany AHL D 48 6 15 21 0.44 -3 26 5 0 75 8.0%
Reece Scarlett 1993 Albany AHL D 48 6 14 20 0.42 11 18 6 0 58 10.3%
Mattias Tedenby 1990 Albany AHL LW 42 9 13 22 0.52 5 24 1 0 67 13.4%
Dan Kelly 1989 Albany AHL D 71 3 14 17 0.24 13 86 0 0 65 4.6%
Adam Larsson 1992 Albany AHL D 33 3 16 19 0.58 2 16 1 0 64 4.7%
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 54 5 6 11 0.20 3 39 2 0 77 6.5%
Jon Merrill 1992 Albany AHL D 15 2 8 10 0.67 -1 0 2 0 21 9.5%
Seth Helgeson 1990 Albany AHL D 75 1 9 10 0.13 12 100 0 0 65 1.5%
Corbin McPherson 1988 Albany AHL D 69 0 10 10 0.14 16 41 0 0 57 0.0%
David Wohlberg 1991 Albany AHL LW 62 5 7 12 0.19 1 41 0 0 52 9.6%
Eric Gelinas 1990 Albany AHL C 13 1 4 5 0.38 6 10 1 0 41 2.4%
Alexander Urbom 1989 Albany AHL D 35 1 10 11 0.31 -3 26 0 0 38 2.6%
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 27 0 3 3 0.11 -1 24 0 0 3 0.0%
Darcy Zajac 1990 Albany AHL D 19 1 5 6 0.32 -1 43 0 0 20 5.0%
Harry Young (X) 1991 Albany AHL D 10 0 0 0 0.00 -1 15 0 0 3 0.0%
Ben Johnson 1994 Albany AHL C 5 0 1 1 0.20 1 0 0 0 11 0.0%
Graham Black 1993 Albany AHL C 2 0 0 0 0.00 1 0 0 0 3 -
Curtis Gedig 1991 Albany AHL D - - - - - - - - - - -
Joe Faust 1991 Albany AHL D - - - - - - - - - - -

Goalies:

Goalies



GP Mins W L SOL SO GA GAA SVS SV%
Keith Kinkaid 1989 Albany AHL G 43 2518:58:00 24 13 5 4 96 2.29 990 0.912
Scott Wedgewood 1992 Albany AHL G 36 1979:42:00 16 14 3 4 79 2.39 702 0.899


Albany - Playoffs:

Name Pos Team GP G A PTS +/- PIM PPG SHG Pt/G SOG
Mike Sislo RW Albany Devils 3 1 1 2 -1 0 1 0 0.67 7
Mattias Tedenby LW Albany Devils 3 1 1 2 -1 0 1 0 0.67 6
Kelly Zajac C Albany Devils 3 0 2 2 -2 2 0 0 0.67 1
Reid Boucher LW Albany Devils 3 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0.33 8
Stefan Matteau LW Albany Devils 3 1 0 1 -1 2 1 0 0.33 3
Joe Whitney LW Albany Devils 3 1 0 1 -2 0 1 0 0.33 6
Jon Merrill D Albany Devils 3 0 1 1 -2 8 0 0 0.33 3
Dan Kelly D Albany Devils 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
David Wohlberg C Albany Devils 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Chris McKelvie LW Albany Devils 2 0 0 0 -1 7 0 0 0 3
Alexander Urbom D Albany Devils 2 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1
Eric Gelinas D Albany Devils 3 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 6
Seth Helgeson D Albany Devils 3 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 4
Adam Larsson D Albany Devils 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3
Corbin McPherson D Albany Devils 3 0 0 0 -1 4 0 0 0 2
Rod Pelley C Albany Devils 3 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 7
Harri Pesonen LW Albany Devils 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 5
Tim Sestito C Albany Devils 3 0 0 0 -1 6 0 0 0 6
Scott Timmins C Albany Devils 3 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 8
Darcy Zajac C Albany Devils 3 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2

Name Pos Team GP Min GA SO GAA W L SOL SA SVS SAV%
Keith Kinkaid G Albany Devils 3 178:27:00 5 0 1.68 1 2 0 99 94 0.949

Albany News:

  • The Albany Devils trail the St. John's IceCaps in the first round of the playoffs 1-2. It is a best of five series, so they will be facing elimination tomorrow night.
  • In the Devils' first playoff game, they fell 2-1 to the IceCaps in a heartbreaker. In what looked to be a definite 1-1 game heading to overtime, St. John's scored with just 23.1 seconds remaining in regulation. Joe Whitney scored the lone goal for Albany on the power play while Keith Kinkaid made 30 saves. IceCaps goalie, Michael Hutchinson made 25 saves to help St. John's earn a 1-0 lead in the series. You can check out the highlights here:



  • With the series tied at one, the Devils fell 1-0 to the IceCaps in game three last night. After a huge win in an impressive effort, last night was quite the opposite. Kinkaid did everything he could, making 34 saves but the Devils couldn't get the puck behind Hutchinson who made 24 saves to earn the shutout. Other than Kinkaid, the penalty kill was extremely impressive going six-for-six.
  • As you can tell from the notes above, Keith Kinkaid has been stellar so far these playoffs. Aside from letting in the GWG with just over 20 seconds left in game one, he has given his team a chance to win every game. He hasn't let more than two goals by him in each of his first three career playoff games in the AHL.
  • Jon Merrill took three minor penalties last night. While the PK was perfect, that isn't a guarantee every night - he needs to be more disciplined.

Junior Prospects:

Player Birth Year Team League Position GP G A PTS PPG +/- PIM PP SHG SOG SH%
Artur Gavrus 1994 Dinamo Minsk KHL C 30 1 3 4 0.13 -11 8 1 0 36 2.78%
Vladimir Zharkov 1988 CSKA Moskva KHL RW 49 2 5 7 0.14 0 6 0 0 75 2.67%


CSKA Moskva - Playoffs KHL RW 4 0 0 0 0.00 -2 2 0 0 4 0.00%
Graham Black 1993 Swift Current Broncos WHL C 69 34 63 97 1.41 18 43 9 2 - -


Swift Current - Playoffs WHL C 6 2 2 4 0.67 1 4 2 0 - -
Myles Bell 1993 Kelowna Rockets WHL LW 69 42 35 77 1.12 21 51 10 2 - -


Kelowna - Playoffs WHL LW 4 3 1 4 1.00 0 2 2 0 - -
Damon Severson 1994 Kelowna Rockets WHL D 64 15 46 61 0.95 47 63 5 1 - -


Kelowna - Playoffs WHL D 14 4 14 18 1.29 4 18 2 0 - -
Ben Johnson 1994 Windsor Spitfires OHL C 59 28 25 53 0.90 18 30 5 2 - -


Windsor - Playoffs OHL C 4 4 2 6 1.50 -4 2 2 1 - -
Ben Thomson (total) 1993 North Bay Battalion OHL LW 55 27 18 45 0.82 15 90 6 2 - -


North Bay - Playoffs OHL LW 17 4 7 11 0.65 8 49 1 1 - -
Ryan Kujawinski 1995 Kingston Frontenacs OHL C 45 23 18 41 0.91 3 39 8 0 - -


Kingston - Playoffs OHL C 7 1 1 2 0.29 -5 2 0 0 - -
Blake Coleman 1991 Miami Ohio NCAA C 23 18 6 24 1.04 8 63 6 0 96 18.75%


Miami Ohio - Playoffs NCAA C 4 1 3 4 1.00 0 2 0 0 14 7.14%
Alexander Kerfoot 1994 Harvard University NCAA C 25 8 6 14 0.56 0 8 3 0 40 20.00%
Blake Pietila 1993 Michigan Tech NCAA LW 37 8 19 27 0.73 -3 82 7 0 112 7.14%


Michigan Tech - Playoffs NCAA LW 2 0 1 1 0.50 -1 2 0 0 2 0.00%
Derek Rodwell 1990 University of North Dakota NCAA LW 25 5 2 7 0.28 5 20 0 0 53 9.43%


UND - Playoffs NCAA LW 8 0 3 4 0.50 0 8 0 0 3 0.00%
Miles Wood 1995 Boston College NCAA LW - - - - - - - - - - -
Joe Faust 1991 University of Wisconsin NCAA D 34 2 12 14 0.41 11 6 0 0 29 6.90%


University of Wisconsin - Playoffs NCAA D 2 0 0 0 0.00 -2 2 0 0 3 0.00%
Curtis Gedig 1991 Ohio State University NCAA D 30 2 7 9 0.30 2 8 2 0 47 4.26%


Ohio State - Playoffs NCAA D 3 0 1 1 0.33 2 0 0 0 12 0.00%
Steve Santini 1995 Boston College NCAA D 29 2 8 10 0.34 27 44 0 0 33 6.06%


Boston College - Playoffs NCAA D 7 1 0 1 0.14 -5 14 0 0 5 0.00%
Players in italics have been eliminated from the playoffs. Their season is done.











Goalies



GP Mins W L SOL SO GA GAA SVS SV%
Maxime Clermont 1991 Orlando Solar Bears
ECHL G 27 1452:00:00 11 12 2 1 81 3.35 669 0.892
Anthony Brodeur 1995 Gatineau Olympiques QMJHL G 30 1467:39:00 13 10 1 2 71 2.9 560 0.887

Do you think the Devils can come back to win their series against the IceCaps? Who do you think needs to step up to make that happen? Who was your first star of the three games played in the series, so far? Who do you have winning in the OHL Playoffs? Please leave your thoughts and comments below. Thanks for reading!

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