Florida Panthers Prospect Roundup: March 25, 2013

Prospect Nick Bjugstad (27) and 2nd-ranked Minnesota are ready for the 2013 NCAA Tourney - Jonathan Daniel

The CHL playoffs and NCAA tournament are set to begin, while this week's spotlight focuses on 2010 second-round selection John McFarland, who provided some offense for the shorthanded AHL Rampage.

San Antonio Rampage

  • San Antonio sits 14th in the American League's Western Conference with 61 points (27-29-7). The silver and black went 0-3 with losses to Texas, Oklahoma City, and Rochester. The Rampage are only 6 points out of the eighth spot but have dropped 4 straight.
  • San Antonio has signed D George Hughes to an ATO; he led the NCAA in points by defensemen with 37 (5G/32A) at St. Lawrence University of the ECAC.
  • Next game is Thursday against the Grand Rapids Griffins.

Cincinnati Cyclones

  • The Cyclones are currently 2nd in the ECHL's Eastern Conference with a 41-21-8 record (90 points). The only victory of the week was Friday against the Florida Everblades, with the Everblades getting revenge the next night. Cincinnati also lost to Orlando and Gwinnett.
  • Cincinnati has cliched the North Division; their last such title was came during the 2008-09 campaign. This marks the Cyclones' sixth playoff appearance in seven seasons.
  • Next game is Friday against the Evansville Icemen.

Skaters

Player Age Pos GP G A PTS +/- PIM PPG SHG SOG
Greg Rallo 31 C 62 22 16 38 -15 32 6 2 156
Jon Rheault 26 RW 54 17 21 38 -2 32 2 3 106
Quinton Howden 21 LW 57 13 17 30 0 24 0 2 94
Jared Gomes 24 C 60 11 13 24 0 24 1 0 71
Scott Timmins 23 C 55 9 9 18 0 54 0 0 100
Zach Hamill 24 C 19 5 11 16 0 14 2 0 39
Alexander Petrovic 21 D 46 4 11 15 +7 85 1 0 62
Jonathan Hazen 22 RW 43 2 12 14 -2 14 0 0 39
Andre Deveaux 29 RW 37 6 7 13 -6 36 3 0 47
Jed Ortmeyer 34 RW 19 5 6 11 -3 6 2 0 41
John McFarland 20 C 33 4 7 11 +1 8 0 0 23
Brendon Nash 25 D 21 5 5 10 +5 10 3 0 36
Zach Miskovic 27 D 15 2 6 8 +9 14 1 0 20
Brian O'Hanley 28 D 25 0 6 6 -3 19 0 0 27
Nolan Yonkman 31 D 59 0 6 6 -22 69 0 0 47
Jack Combs 25 LW 5 2 2 4 +2 0 0 0 18
Evan Barlow 27 LW 8 2 2 4 +3 25 1 0 17
Garrett Wilson 21 LW 19 2 2 4 0 19 0 0 19
Justin Vaive 23 LW 41 2 2 4 0 38 1 0 29
John Lee 24 D 40 1 2 3 -6 33 0 0 33
David MacDonald 26 D 4 0 1 1 -1 7 0 0 2
David Pacan 21 C 6 0 2 2 0 4 0 0 5
George Hughes 24 D 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Josh Birkholz 21 RW 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Goaltenders

Name Age GP W L SOL GA SA SV SV% GAA SO MIN
Jacob Markstrom 23 33 16 15 2 87 907 994 .920 2.65 3 1971
Dov Grumet-Morris 31 32 11
15 4 86 977 891 .912 2.84 2 1817
Brian Foster 26 1 0 0 0 0 7 7 1.000 0.00 0 20

THE REST

Skaters

Player Age Pos Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM PPG SHG SOG
Corban Knight 22 C NCAA 39 15 33 48 +15 40 3 0 95
Kyle Rau 20 C NCAA 39 15 24 39 +13 20 6 0 112
Nick Bjugstad 20 C NCAA 39 21 15 36 +3 28 11 0 142
Rocco Grimaldi 20 RW NCAA 38 13 22 35 +15 18 2 0 138
Wade Megan 22 C NCAA 38 16 13 29 +4 50 0 3 140
Michael Matheson 19 D NCAA 35 8 17 25 +15 78 6 0 81
Rasmus Bengtsson 19 D USHL 44 0 21 21 +3 10 0 0 82
Joe Basaraba 20 RW NCAA 37 10 7 17 -6 40 4 0 91
Benjamin Gallacher
20 D USHL 32 3 14 17 +5 58 1 0 53
Anthony Luciani 22 LW ECHL 27 4 11 15 +1 43 1 0 62
Josh McFadden
21 D ECHL 26 2 12 14 0 28 0 0 52
Mattias Lindstrom 21 LW ECHL 48 4 9 13 +1 52 0 0 44
R.J. Boyd
22 D NCAA 42 2 9 11 -9 20 0 0 29
Zach Hyman
20 C NCAA 38 4 5 9 -2 8 0 1 58
Connor Brickley 21 C NCAA 24 3 5 8 -4 31 1 0 46
Edward Wittchow 20 D NCAA 28 0 3 3 +7 28 0 0 20

Goaltenders

Name Age Lg GP W L OTL GA SA SV SV% GAA SO MIN
Brian Foster 26 ECHL 32 19 7 4 80 859 779 .907 2.67 0 1796
Michael Houser 20 ECHL 27 19 9 2 65 823 758 .921 2.47 2 1577
Sam Brittain 20 NCAA 13 5 7 0 37 397 360 .907 2.95 0 751

Playoffs

WHL

(2) Kelowna Rockets vs. (7) Seattle Thunderbirds (Alexander Delnov)

(3) Kamloops Blazers vs. (6) Victoria Royals (Steven Hodges)

QMJHL

(4) Rimouski Océanic (Francis Beauvillier) vs. (13) Gatineau Olympiques

(5) Quebec Remparts (Logan Shaw) vs. (12) Chicoutimi Saguenéens

(6) Moncton Wildcats (Jonathan Racine) vs. (11) Victoriaville Tigres

OHL

(2) Plymouth Whalers (Vincent Trocheck) vs. (7) Sarnia Sting

2013 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament

East Regional (Providence, Rhode Island)

  • (2) Boston College (Michael Matheson) vs. (3) Union (March 30, 9:00 pm, ESPNU)

West Regional (Grand Rapids, Michigan)

  • (1) Minnesota (Nick Bjugstad and Kyle Rau) vs. (4) Yale (March 29, 2:00 pm, ESPNU)
  • (2) North Dakota (Rocco Grimaldi and Corban Knight) vs. (3) Niagara (March 29, 5:30 pm, ESPNU)

Northeast Regional (Manchester, New Hampshire)

  • (1) UMass Lowell vs. (4) Wisconsin (Edward Wittchow) (March 29, 4:30 pm, ESPN3)
  • (2) New Hampshire vs. (3) Denver (Sam Brittain) (March 29, 6:00 pm, ESPNU)

Prospect Spotlight: John McFarland, C- San Antonio Rampage (AHL)

Don't sleep on McFarland just yet! The Richmond Hill native scored a goal in three straight games for the Rampage this week. So far in March, McFarland has four points, a plus-3, 7 shots, and only two penalty minutes.

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