Here's a link to a list of the Red Wings Prospects not currently in Grand Rapids or Toledo.
|22||Andreas Athanasiou||LW/C||Barrie Colts||OHL||26||12||20||32||+7||30|
Since we last met, Athanasious has played 8 games and had 4 goals, 11 assists, 7 PIM, was a +7, 2nd star of the game 3 times, and 1st star of the game twice.
2A (1 EV, 1 PP) and a +1 in a 7-1 win
3A (2 EV, 1 SH), +3, and 1st star of the game in a 8-2 win
5 PIM in a 6-0 win
Andreas Athanasiou vs Alex Henriksson - YouTube
Barrie Colts at North Bay Battalion Nov 17, 2013. It looks like Athanasiou took exception to Henriksson hitting him (or maybe he said something about his mother?) and they dropped the gloves.
1G (PP) 1A (power play), -1, and 2nd star of the game in a 3-2 loss
1A (EV) and a +1 in a 2-1 loss
1G (EV), +1, and 1st star of the game in a 5-3 win
1G(EV) +1, and 2nd star of the game in a 3-2 loss to Tyler Bertuzzi and the Storm
1G(EV) 2A (1PP 1EV), +1, and 2nd star of the game in a 5-3 loss.
Athanasiou is on pace for a career high in points and leads his team in that category and is tied for team lead in goals as well. What isn't so impressive, is that he has already tied his career high in penalty minutes (30PIM in 66 games), and he's only played 26 games so far. The types of penalties he's taking indicate to me that it may, and I emphasize "may" since I haven't seen them or know the context, be a lack of discipline issue. The penalties he's taken have been: Cross checking (2) high sticking (1) roughing (2) fighting (2) charging (1) tripping (1) unsportsmanlike conduct (2) and checking from behind (1). I can't draw any definitive conclusions based only on the box scores, but it's jumping out as something I'll be keeping an eye on.
I am encouraged though, because he's now gone 5 games without a penalty, and in those 5 games he's had 8 points (4G 4A) and may very well be back on the right track. We'll have to watch and see. Athanasiou is 26th in the league in points.
Barrie vs North Bay 11.9.13
Barrie vs Sudbury 11.14.13 Video Highlights
Athanasiou 2 assists
Niagara at Barrie 11.16.17 Video Highlights
Athanasiou goal and assist
|17||Tyler Bertuzzi||LW||Guelph Storm||OHL||26||7||25||32||+6||42|
Since we last met, Bertuzzi has played 8 games and had 2 goals, 7 assists, 7 points, was a +3, and had 10 PIM.
2A (1 EV, 1 PP) in a 9-4 win
1G 1A (both EV) and a +1 in a 4-3 loss
1G (EV) in a 9-3 win
2 PIM in a 4-2 loss
1A (EV) and a +1 in a 62 win
1A (PP), 4 PIM, and a +2 in a 6-0 win
1A(EV), 4 PIM (2 delay of game penalties), and was a -2 in a 4-6 loss
1A(PP) and was a +1 in a 3-2 win over Athanasiou and the Colts
Bertuzzi is making some huge strides forward this year, just look at his stats so far this season, compared to his previous season.
|2013-14 Regular Season||Guelph Storm||26||7||25||32||+6||42|
|2012-13 Regular Season||Guelph Storm||43||13||9||22||-2||68|
|2011-12 Regular Season||Guelph Storm||61||6||11||17||+2||117|
He's 5th on his team in points, tied for 2nd in PP goals, and is tied for team lead in assists, and that's on a team that has 4 players in the top 25 scorers in the league. Bertuzzi is 27th in points the league.
During one of the games, the Guelph announcer said this about Tyler Bertuzzi: "I love watching him. He’s tough on the puck, creates opportunities, and works hard. He’s going to look good in Red and White with his Uncle."
The Wings took Tyler in the 2nd round (58th overall) with the bonus pick they got when they traded their 1st round (18th) pick to San Jose for the 1st round (20th) and 2nd round (58th) picks from San Jose. So, basically the Wings traded "down", picked up Mantha, and bot Bertuzzi as a bonus pick. Is Kenny Holland part Jedi?
Kyle interviewed Bertuzzi and watched him play, and his report is fantastic. I give it my 100% stamp of approval.
Guelph Storm- Interview with Tyler Bertuzzi
Tyler talks about being drafted, his journey so far, and his relationship with his uncle Todd.
Tyler Bertuzzi recoves from the turnover and blocks the shot Guelph Storm - YouTube
A clip from the Storm game on 11.22.13
|71||Philippe Hudon||F||Victoriaville Tigres||QMJHL||22||8||3||11||-5||39|
Since we last met, Hudon played 6 games and had 3 goals, 10 PIM, was a +1 and 11 shots on goal
2 PIM in a 4-2 win
1G (EV), 4 PIM (double minor), was a +1, did not score in the shoot out, and was 2nd star of the game in a 3-2 loss
1G (SH), 3 shots on goal in a 4-1 loss
1G (PP) in an 8-5 win
Hudon didn't get on the stat sheet in a 3-2 loss
2 PIM (slashing) in a 3-2 loss.
Hudon is a kid who is always working, working, working, but his raw talent and skill is relatively low. I like him, and I admire the dedication and perseverance he's had to get this far. The Wings have until August 2015 to sign Hudon, so we'll just have to wait and see what happens.
Since we last met, Janmark played 4 games and had 1 goal, 1 assist, 5 PIM , and had1 hit.
Janmark missed two A.I.K. games after receiving the following hit, and has since returned to playing. His first three games back with A.I.K Janmark played about 2 minute less per game, only getting 18-19 minutes a night. In his last game played though, he was back up to 21:13, which is much more typical of his TOI. Hopefully this means he's fully recovered from the injury. Janmark is still 11th in the SHL in scoring, and everyone ahead of him has played more games. He's also 4th in the SHL in goals with 13. The league leader has 15 goals and has played 3 more games.
AIK rests Janmark - said to be back on Saturday | SHL | Latest News | HockeyExpressen - Elitserien NHL and headlines
Janmark should return Saturday after receiving a nasty-dirty knee-on-knee hit from the Finish team captain Komarov in the Karjala Tournament. He had bleeding in his knee, but luckily his ACL was intact. It appears (hopefully) that his MCL and miniscous are all undamaged as well. He missed A.I.K's games on Tuesday and Thursday.
Hit on Mattias Janmark
Janmark chasing form | Mattias Ek
Expressen notes that the hit and resulting injury seems to have slowed Janmark down temporarily.
Swedish Interview with Mattias Janmark
Janmark goal at 1:30
|69||Hampus Melèn||RW||Tingsryds AIF||J20 Superelit||11||0||5||5||-6||14||17||0||34.62|
Melèn still hasn't played since October 12th. I have no indication if it's due to an injury, if he's just a healthy scratch, or if there's something else going on.
|27||Zach Nastasiuk||RW||Owen Sound Attack||OHL||28||11||14||25||-5||14|
Since we last met, Nastasiuk has played 6 games and had 2 goals, 4 assists, was a +2, and had 4 PIM, and was the 1st star of a game.
1A (PP) and a +1
2 PIM (Interference)
0 points and a -1
1A (PP) and a +1
1G(EV) 1A(EV) 2PIM (hooking),+1, and 1st star of the game
Nastasiuk also played in the first OHL game of the Subway Super Series but did not get onto the score sheet. The OHL lost that game 5-2.
Nastasiuk SO attempt
Owen Sound vs Peterborough Video Highlights 11.14.13
Nastasiuk 1 assist
|9||David Pope||F||West Kelowna Rockets||BCHL||15||7||6||13||0||2
Since we last met, there were 3 games that Pope didn't play in, so either a healthy scratch, or an injury that wasn't publicized. In the 5 games he did play in, he had 1 goal (PP) and 1 assist (EV).
Penticton VEES at West Kelowna Warriors 11-26-2013 - YouTube
3-2 VEES . Final Shots 35-24 Penticton SCORING SUMMARY PERIOD 1 West Kelowna Warriors at 3:36 - Jordan Masters from David Pope