Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Winterhawks' Prospect List Completed

Signed prospect Jake Hobson in action
Winterhawks Prospects:
-I have finally completed a project I have been working on in the off-season. This project is a full list of all of the players listed on Portland's protected list/prospect list.
-I have included: their name, position, birth year, whether they have signed with Portland, whether they have committed (verbal or written) with an NCAA school, their 2015/16 stats, NHL draft related information and any other notes I found interesting.
-I am going to try and keep this updated at least once a month.
Here is the link:
-Of note is the fact that 1996 born prospects Jared Fiegl, Fredrik Olofsson, Ryan Collins, Jack Glover and Ryan Norman, will likely be removed soon, as it is very unlikely that they would come to Portland as on overage player for the 2016/17 season.

Winterhawks in the Stanley Cup Playoffs:
-Colton Sceviour and the Dallas Stars took game one over Nino Niederreiter and Matt Dumba of the Minnesota Wild 4-0. Sceviour skated 16:30 of ice time, logging three shots on net and blocking a team-high four shots. Nino led the Wild in shots with four and was an overall minus one. Dumba had two shots on net and was an overall minus three in 14:54 of ice time. He was stopped by Dallas goalie Kari Lehtonen's helmet on a great look on one of his shots. Dumba also threw a nice open-ice check on a Dallas forward. Game two is Saturday in Dallas.

-Braydon Coburn got his second assist in as many games, as he helped set up a Jonathan Drouin goal, giving Tampa Bay a 2-1 lead over Detroit. They would go on to win 5-2.
-Marian Hossa skated 15:22 of ice time and fired four shots on net, in Chicago's big game two, 3-2 win over St. Louis. This win knotted the series at a game apiece.
-Ryan Johansen threw a hit and set up James Neal for Nashville's opening goal and they would go on to score late and edge Anaheim 3-2 in game one of that series. Paul Gaustad went 4/6 at the face off dot, with some of those wins coming late with the Predators holding onto a one-goal lead.
-Matt Dumba and Nino Niederreiter's Minnesota Wild dropped game two to Dallas 2-1, meaning they would be headed to Minnesota in a 2-0 series hole. Dumba got his first assist of the playoffs on the Wild's lone goal   and was a minus one with one shot on net in 12:19 of ice time. Nino had two shots and was a minus one in 14:20 of total ice time.
-Marian Hossa and Chicago dropped game three to St. Louis 3-2, after holding a 2-1 lead going into the third period. Hossa still has zero points in the playoffs and was a minus one with two shots in 15:45 total ice time.
-Braydon Coburn and Tampa Bay dropped game three to Detroit 2-0 and now hold a 2-1 series lead. Coburn committed two minor penalties and was a minus two in the loss.
-Ryan Johansen and Paul Gaustad's Nashville squad took a surprising 2-0 series lead on Anaheim with a 3-2 win in game two. Johansen had three shots on net and threw three hits in 19:25 of total ice time. Meanwhile, Gaustad improved on game one and was 5/6 at the face off dot.
-Taylor Leier was called up by Philadelphia prior to their game three 6-1 loss to Washington. He did not play and is not likely to see much action as his call up was one of many after Lehigh Valley's season ended. Leier played 71 games in the AHL, notching 20 goals and 29 assists for 49 points. This was good for second overall on his team.
-Nino Niederreiter was a force for Minnesota as he set up two goals in the second period that swung the game from a one-goal Dallas lead to a one-goal Minnesota lead. The Wild went on to win 5-3. Colton Sceviour deflected a shot in off his shoulder, getting him his second career NHL playoff goal. Matt Dumba also notched an assist for Minnesota.
Winterhawks in the Kelly Cup Playoffs:
-Taylor Peters and the Idaho Steelheads took game one over Tristan King and the Allen Americans 3-1. Peters was a minus one and fired one shot on net, while King tied for a team-high with four shots on net.
Cam Reid

-Anton Cederholm, Brett Ponich and the Kalamazoo Wings dropped game one to South Carolina 4-1. Cederholm was minus one and Ponich was minus two and the former had a team-high four shots on net.
-Gasper Kopitar and Manchester fell to 0-2 in their series with Adirondack, with a 4-3 overtime loss to the Thunder. Kopitar was minus two with one shot on net.
-Cam Reid scored the game winner with just over five minutes to play and added an assist as Reading took game one over Toledo 4-3. Reid also added an assist for a two-point night. Kevin Young was minus one with one shot for the Royals.
-Reading fell behind Toledo 4-3 in game two, but made it a game with three goals, before losing 4-3. Cam Reid had two assists in the loss. Young was minus one with two more shots.
-The K-Wings dropped to 0-2 in their series, losing to South Carolina 5-2.  Anton Cederholm was minus one with two shots, while Brett Ponich was minus two.
-Gasper Kopitar and Manchester dropped game three to Adirondack 4-2 and the Slovenian sniper was a scratch in the game.
-Tristan King and Allen took game two 3-1 over Idaho, knotting their series at a game apiece. The defending champs got a shot from King.
-Anton Cederholm, Brett Ponich and the K-Wings took game three 5-3 and the big d-men were much better statistically. Cederholm had three shots and was a plus one, while Ponich got into a fight with South Carolina's Bobby Shea.
-Kopitar was again scratched but Manchester staved off elimination against Adirondack 2-1 in game four.
-The eighth-seeded Reading Royals took a 2-1 series lead over the top-seeded Toledo Walleyes, by beating them 4-2. Kevin Young had an assist and two shots, while Cam Reid was a minus one with one shot on net. Game four goes Wednesday.

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