Florida Panthers Prospect Roundup: March 26, 2012

Panthers prospect Shore (#15) has signed with Florida

Leading off this week's roundup, Denver Pioneers F Drew Shore has signed a contract with the Florida Panthers, forgoing his senior year. This move comes as something of a surprise as Shore was widely expected to return to Denver to play with brothers Nick and Quentin in what would have been his final NCAA season. Shore, a 2nd round selection in 2009, has proven to be a talented all-around player who can handle NHL action with his finishing, skating and puck-handling abilities.

While his numbers with Denver are impressive (53 points, with 22 goals, in 42 games), I personally think his predicted upside is far too high for him to achieve.

Season Age
Team League GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S%
2009-10 19 Denver WCHA 41 5 14 19 -9 18 2 3 0 2 98 5.1
2010-11 20 Denver WCHA 40 23 23 46 29 38 14 8 1 3 99 23.2
2011-12 21 Denver WCHA 42 22 31 53 21 45 11 11 0 7 159 13.8
Total 123 50 68 118
41 101 27 22 1 12 356 14.0

After the jump, updates on the playoff races

Grand Rapids Griffins 5, San Antonio Rampage 4 (SO)

The Rampage lose a huge game against Grand Rapids, leading 3-0 at one point. Bracken Kearns scored his seventh powerplay goal to open the game with Bill Thomas making it a two goal first period for the Rampage. Michal Repik scored early in the second to give the Rampage the 3-0 lead, but Grand Rapids would score two minutes later. Bill Thomas scored his second goal of the game later in the second, the last game Rampage goal of the game. In the third period, Grand Rapids scored three unanswered goals in the span of two minutes to send the game to overtime, then the shootout. Mark Cullen was the only Rampage player to score in the shootout, with Grand Rapids scoring twice to skate away with the win. Jacob Markstrom was in net, stopping 30 shots of 34 (.882 Sv%).

San Antonio Rampage 4, Grand Rapids Griffins 2

The Griffins got on the scoreboard first, with the Rampage answering back two minutes later with a goal from Michael Caruso, his fourth of the season. Four minutes into the second period James Wright scored his ninth goal, tipping the puck in off a Greg Rallo shot. Rallo would score a goal of his own on the powerplay ten minutes later, but the Griffins would answer back less than a minute later. Bill Thomas scored his 23rd goal of the season early in the third, and the Rampage hold off the Griffins (who had 13 shots that period) to win the rematch. Jacob Markstrom had a quality start with a .939 save percentage (33 shots, 31 saves).

San Antonio Rampage 6, Abbotsford Heat 1

The Rampage had a huge game tonight, not only blowing an divisional opponent, but with several playoff teams in front of them losing in regulation. The first goal was scored by birthday boy James Wright. His 11th goal of the season came off a Greg Rallo rebound. Bracken Kearns scored his 17th goal 11 minutes later, which gave the Rampage a 2-0 lead heading into the second. Jonathan Matsumoto scored the third goal for the Rampage (his 20th of the season, seventh with San Antonio). the goal was answered with just 12 seconds left in the second period. Bill Thomas scored back-to-back goals in the third period, his 24th and 25th of the season, setting a new career high. Birthday boy James Wright scored a shorthanded empty net goal, to give the Rampage their 19th road win of the season, matching the franchise record in 2007-08. Jacob Markstrom allowed one goal on 39 shots (.974 Sv%).

Abbotsford Heat 6, San Antonio Rampage 5

The Rampage lose a heart-breaker in the Abbotsford rematch. The Rampage took a 3-1 lead in the first period with goals from Greg Rallo, James Wright, and Wacey Rabbit. The Heat cut the lead to one goal in the second, with Bracken Kearns answering back two minutes later on the powerplay. However, Abbotsford would score four straight goals to take the lead. Sean Sullivan scored his first goal with the Rampage since his return answering back a minute after the final goal, but Abbotsford skated away with the win. Dov Grumet-Morris was in net allowing all six goals on 31 shots (.806 Sv%).

As of March 26th, the Rampage are in a four-way tie for sixth with a 35-27-3-2 (75 points) and fourth in the West Division.

2011-12 San Antonio Rampage
# Player (LBC Rank) Pos Age GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH S S%
29 Bill Thomas RW 29 56 25 21 46 12 16 22 3 0 163 15.3
16 Bracken Kearns C 31 60 18 28 46 1 58 10 8 0 113 15.9
17 Mark Cullen C 34 49 9 34 43 13 26 7 2 0 117 7.7
27 Greg Rallo F 31 63 19 19 38 8
14 14 5 0 186 10.2
25 Colby Robak (7)
D 21 64 8 27 35 9 26 6 2 0 127 6.3
26 Michal Repik RW 23 46 13 19 32 1 45 10 3 0 140 9.3
42 Evan Barlow† LW 27 48 10 18 28 10 18 8 2 0 101 9.9
28
James Wright (18) C 22 45 11 14 25 -1 23 8 2 1 76 14.5
32 Scott Timmins C 23 61 9 14 23 10 32 9 0 0 112 8.0
10 Jon Matsumoto C 25 26 7 14 21 -4 26 4 3 0 54 13.0
5 Tyson Strachan D 28 41 3 12 15 -3 35 2 1 0 67 4.5
6 Keith Seabrook D 24 45 3 10 13 -9 12 3 0 0 49 6.1
43 Nolan Yonkman D 31 57 2 9 11 17 100 2 0 0 49 4.1
23 Wacey Rabbit† C 26 62 2 9 11 -8 39
0 0 2 48 4.2
2 Michael Caruso D 24 59 4 6 10 4 57 4 0 0 58 6.9
41 David Marshall† F 27 41 5 4 9 1 20 4 1 0 61 8.2
7 Roman Derlyuk D 25 60 1 8 9 -4 27 1 0 0 40 2.5
15 Eric Selleck LW 25 63 4 3 7 -10 192 4 0 0 63 6.3
8 Sean Sullivan D 28 23 1 6 7 1 4 0 0 0 42 2.4
21 Ondrej Roman LW 22 16 1 2 3 -3 2 0 0 0 11 9.1
9 Jonathan Hazen RW 21 9 1 0 1 -5 0 1 0 0 8 12.5
19 Garrett Wilson (13)‡ LW 21 11 1 0 1 -4 2 1 0 0 15 6.7
1 Dov Grumet-Morris† G 30 33 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.0
39 Justin Vaive LW 23 15 0 0 0 -3 10 0 0 0 7 0.0
3 Alexander Petrovic D 20 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Team Total 67 171 305 476 4 902 131 36 4 1959 8.7
# Goaltender Age GP W L SL GA SA SV SV% GAA SO PIM MIN
1 Dov Grumet-Morris† 30 33 19 12 1 75 956 881 .922 2.34 3 0 1922
30 Jacob Markstrom (2) 22 19 11 10 1 55 690 635 .920 2.48 0 0 1331
Team Total 67 35
30 2 183
2061 1878 .911 2.71 3 0 4056

†Player signed to AHL contract
‡No longer on team

ECHL

# Player (LBC Rank) Pos Age GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH S S%
26 Anthony Luciani RW 22 51 23 23 46 -7 51 16 7 0 193 11.9
10 Garrett Wilson (13) LW 21 60 17 16 33 -9 50 11 5 1 166 10.2
94 Jonathan Hazen RW 21 45 12 18 30 -2 30 8 1 3 86 14.0
44 Keith Seabrook RW 24 8 2 1 3 1 0 1 0 0 22 9.1
# Goaltender Age GP W L T/O GA SA SV SV% GAA SO PIM MIN
29 Brian Foster 25 26 14 10 2 70 588 529 .903 2.80 3 2 1501

Canadian Hockey League

# Player (LBC Rank) Age Team League Pos GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH
3 Jonathan Racine 19 Shawinigan Cataractes QMJHL D 2 1 3 4 5 2 0 1 0
11 Jonathan Huberdeau (1) 19 Saint John Sea Dogs QMJHL C 2 1 3 4 3 4 0 0 1
21 Quinton Howden (3) 20 Moose Jaw Warriors WHL LW 2 1 2 3 1 0 0 1 0
22 David Pacan 21 Niagara IceDogs OHL C 3 0 3 3 0 2 0 0 0
11 Logan Shaw 20 Quebec Remparts QMJHL RW 1 1 1 2 1 2 0 1 0
89 Vincent Trocheck (14) 19 Saginaw Spirit OHL C 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
10 Josh Birkholz 21 Everett Silvertips WHL RW 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
21 John McFarland (11) 20 Ottawa 67s
OHL C - - - - - - - - -

WHL

  • (2) Moose Jaw Warriors vs. (7) Regina Pats (Series is tied 1 – 1)
  • (1) Tri-City Americans vs. (8) Everett Silvertips (Tri-City leads series 2 – 0)

QMJHL

  • (1) Saint John Sea Dogs vs. (16) Cape Breton Screaming Eagles (Saint John leads series 2 – 0)
  • (2) Shawinigan Cataractes vs. (15) Rouyn-Noranda Huskies (Shawinigan leads series 2 – 0)
  • (5) Quebec Remparts vs. (12) Drummondville Voltigeurs (Quebec leads series 1 – 0)

OHL

  • (1) Niagara IceDogs vs. (8) Oshawa Generals (Niagara leads series 2 – 1)
  • (2) Ottawa 67's vs. (7) Belleville Bulls (Ottawa leads series 2 – 1)
  • (4) Sarnia Sting vs. (5) Saginaw Spirit (Series tied 1 – 1)

National Collegiate Athletic Association

# Player (LBC Rank)
Age School League Pos GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S%
15 Drew Shore (6)
21 Denver WCHA C 42 22 31 53 21 45 11
11 0 7 159 13.8
7 Kyle Rau (16) 20 Minnesota WCHA F 39 18 25 43 24 29 8 9 1 6 118 15.3
27 Nick Bjugstad (4) 20 Minnesota WCHA F 39 25 17 42 23 28 17 8 0 3 143 17.5
10 Corban Knight (12) 22 North Dakota WCHA C 39 16 24 40 15 36 12 3 1 2 88 18.2
18 Wade Megan 22 Boston University H-East C 39 20 9 29 -3 57 9 9 2 4 121 16.5
18 Joe Basaraba 20 Minnesota-Duluth WCHA RW 40 7 9 16 8 58 6 1 0 3 71 9.9
5 John Lee 23 Denver WCHA D 43 3 11 14 11 45 3 0 0 2 56 5.3
23 Connor Brickley (20) 20 Vermont H-East F 23 9 3 12 16 -13 6 2 1 1 46 19.6
44 Benjamin Gallacher 20 Ohio State CCHA D 24 1 11 12 -3 30 0 1 0 0 37 2.7
11 Zach Hyman (15)
20 Michigan CCHA F 41 2 7 9 -2 12 2 0 0 0 57 3.5
19 Rocco Grimaldi (5)
19 North Dakota WCHA F 4 1 1 2 -5 2 1 0 0 0 13 7.7
# Player Age League Team GP W L T/O GA SA SV SV% GAA SO PIM TOI
1 Sam Brittain (17) 19 WCHA Denver 12 8 4 0 29 424 395 .932 2.36 1 0 735

2012 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament

West Regional

  • (1) North Dakota wins 3-1 over (4) Western Michigan
  • (2) Minnesota wins 7-3 over (3) Boston University
  • (2) Minnesota wins 5-2 over (1) North Dakota
  • (2) Minnesota advances to Frozen Four

Northeast Regional

  • (2) Minnesota–Duluth wins 5-2 over (3) Maine
  • (1) Boston College wins 4-0 (2) Minnesota-Duluth
  • (1) Boston College advances to Frozen Four

Frozen Four

April 5th (E1) Boston College vs. (W2) Minnesota at 8 pm EST at the Tampa Bay Times Forum.

European Leagues

Player (LBC Rank)
Age Team League Pos GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S%
Joonas Donskoi (10) 20 Oulun Kärpät
SM-liiga F 2 1 2 3 2 0 1 0 0 1 5 20.0
Iiro Pakarinen 21 Kalevan Pallo SM-liiga F 3 2 0 2 2 0
0 0 0 10 20.0
Sergei Shirokov 26 CSKA Moscow KHL RW 5 1 0 1 -2 2 1 0 0 0 9 11.1
Yaroslav Kosov (19)
19 Magnitogorsk Metallurg KHL
F
7 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0
Player Age League Team GP W L T/O GA SA SV SV% GAA SO PIM TOI
Sergei Gayduchenko 23 KHL CSKA Moscow 2 0 0 0
7 48 41 .854 4.01 0 0 104

KHL

  • (2) Avangard Omsk vs. (3) Metallurg Magnitogorsk (Avangard wins series 4-1)

SM-liiga

  • (1) Kalevan Pallo vs. (10) HC TPS (Kalevan Pallo leads 2-0)
  • (2) Lahti Pelicans vs. (7) Oulun Kärpät (Series tied 1-1)

Junior A

# Player (LBC Rank) Age Team League Pos GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S%
51 *Edward Wittchow 20 Waterloo Black Hawks USHL D 53 5 11 16 22 70 4 1 0 1 99 5.1
24 *R.J. Boyd 21 Indiana Ice USHL D 44 1 13 14 8 87 0 0 0 0 50 2.0
2 Rasmus Bengtsson (8)
19 Muskegon Lumberjacks USHL D
27 3 7 10 -7 2 2 1 0 0 35 8.6
19 Rögle BK J20 SuperElit D
15 3 8 11 8
19 Rögle BK HockeyAllsvenskan D 18 0 3 3 2

*Player on a playoff clinched team

Notes
Alexander Petrovic wins the Bill Hunter Memorial Trophy (WHL Defenceman of the Year) and first All-Team honors for the Western Conference.

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