Florida Panthers Prospects Stat Totals - January 2011

BUFFALO NY - DECEMBER 30: Nick Bjugstad #27 of the United States skates ahead of Benjamin Hufner #5 of Germany during the 2011 IIHF World U20 Championship game between United States and Germany at the HSBC Arena on December 30 2010 in Buffalo New York. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)

Dale Tallon's blueprint includes a significant contribution from the stable of young prospects he built in the 2010 NHL Draft.  Of his thirteen picks in the 2010 draft, eight of them were forwards, including three forwards taken between picks nineteen and thirty-three.  With only nineteen forward prospects in the organization, that group will form the core of whatever long-term plan is on Tallon's mind. 

Though the WJC-eligible prospects struggled in Buffalo, there is still a wealth of talent in the organization and according to Hockeysfuture.com, Florida's system ranks fourth overall in the NHL.  Some of those prospects have already demonstrated NHL ability and others, like Keaton Ellerby and Evgeny Dadonov have already become NHL regulars. 

The future....

*Stats as of 1/31/11

Forwards

Player  Pos DOB Drafted League GP G A P PIM
Nick Bjugstad  C 7/17/92 19 NCAA 17 2 4 6 33
Quinton Howden  LW 1/21/92 25 WHL 39 28 22 50 29
John McFarland  C 4/2/92 33 OHL 32 17 8 25 32
Michal Repik  RW 12/31/88 40 AHL 43 8 32 40 34
Drew Shore  C 1/29/91 44 NCAA 24 14 14 28 24
Connor Brickley  C 2/25/92 50 NCAA 23 3 4 7 8
Josh Birkholz  RW 3/28/91 67 WHL 50 13 8 21 50
Joe Basaraba  RW 5/2/92 69 NCAA 19 2 1 3 10
Evgeni Dadonov  RW 3/12/89 71 AHL 24 8 8 16 4
Joonas Donskoi  RW 4/13/92 99 SML 38 13 7 20 8
A.J. Jenks  LW 6/27/90 100 AHL 34 5 6 11 36
Garrett Wilson  LW 5/30/91 107 OHL 45 30 34 64 84
Zach Hyman  RW 6/9/92 123 OJHL 38 37 52 89 12
Corban Knight  C 9/10/90 135 NCAA 29 12 16 28 24
Wade Megan  C 7/22/90 138 NCAA 26 5 2 7 14
Corey Durocher  LW 5/30/92 153 OHL 45 11 16 27 24
Scott Timmins  C 9/11/89 165 AHL 44 10 12 22 16
Ryan Watson  LW 3/1/88 191 NCAA 27 5 3 8 27
Mike Duco  LW 7/8/87 FA AHL 36 13 6 19 77

 

Defensemen

Player  Pos DOB Drafted League GP G A P PIM
Erik Gudbranson  D 1/7/92 3 OHL 29 7 11 18 79
Keaton Ellerby  D 11/5/88 10 AHL 14 1 2 3 4
Alex Petrovic  D 3/3/92 36 WHL 50 6 38 44 104
Colby Robak  D 4/24/90 46 AHL 46 3 13 16 8
Benjamin Gallacher  D 9/11/92 93 AJHL 34 3 19 22 61
Michael Caruso  D 7/5/88 103 AHL 44 4 4 8 34
Derrick Lapoint  D 5/13/88 116 NCAA 28 2 4 6 8
John Lee  D 1/16/89 131 NCAA 23 2 6 8 16
R.J. Boyd  D 2/7/91 183 USHL 10 1 0 1 13

 

Goaltenders

Player Pos DOB Drafted League GP W L SvPct
Jacob Markstrom  G 1/31/90 31 AHL 36 16 19 0.907
Tyler Plante  G 4/16/98 32 AHL 15 5 7 0.904
Sam Brittain  G 5/10/92 92 NCAA 20 11 4 0.925
Marc Cheverie  G 2/22/87 193 ECHL 27 13 8 0.902
Sergei Gayduchenko  G 6/6/89 202 KHL 23 4 13 0.893
Alexander Salak  G 1/5/87 FA SEL 28 0.926

 

  • Defender R.J. Boyd has left Sacred Heart University to go to the USHL's Chicago Steel.  There has been no public explanation as to why. Our November interview can be found here.
  • Alexander Salak is the best goalie in the Swedish Elite League right now, leading the league in save percentage at .926.  The Panthers loaned Salak to Farjestads BK Karlstad for the 2010-2011 season.  The numbers he's posting there make him one of the top properties in Florida's system.
  • Michal Repik has become quite the playmaker in the AHL.  His 32 assists are fourth in the league.
  • Alex Petrovic is in the midst of an outstanding season for the Red Deer Rebels.  The 2010 second round pick is thirteenth in the WHL in assists, leading all defensemen and is the fourth-leading scoring defensemen in the leagu.
  • John McFarland has struggled to find his game since being traded to the Saginaw Spirit, but Saginaw is in first place in the OHL's West Division and McFarland seems poised to enjoy a long playoff run this spring.
  • Nick Bjugstad has yet to find his scoring touch for the University of Minnesota, but that's not uncommon for 18-year-olds playing in the NCAA.  Even though Bjugstad is a large kid, he's regularly playing against grown men in the 22 and 23-year-old range.
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