While the power play wilts in Edmonton, Brad Hunt is on fire in Oklahoma territory. The undersized defender ripped through the AHL this week in breathtaking fashion, scoring eight points in just four games. It was a week of strong performances by defensemen across the prospect list, with Darnell Nurse and Joey Laleggia having impact weeks. Let’s have a look.
AHL OKLAHOMA CITY BARONS
- Jason Williams 14GP, 6-9-15 (4GP, 1-3-4 this week)
- Brad Hunt 7GP, 3-11-14 (4GP, 1-7-8 this week)
- Anton Lander 15GP, 4-10-14 (4GP, 2-4-6 this week)
- Ryan Hamilton 14GP, 8-3-11 (4GP, 2-0-2 this week)
- Iiro Pakarinen 9GP, 7-3-10 (2GP, 2-0-2 this week)
- Andrew Miller 13GP, 2-7-9 (3GP, 0-1-1 this week)
- Oscar Klefbom 8GP, 1-7-8 (2GP, 0-1-1 this week)
- Tyler Pitlick 10GP, 2-6-8 (4GP, 1-1-2 this week)
- Matt Ford 13GP, 3-4-7 (4GP, 2-0-2 this week)
- Steve Pinizzotto 9GP, 0-6-6 (2GP, 0-1-1 this week and then callup)
- Curtis Hamilton 13GP, 4-2-6 (4GP, 2-0-2 this week)
- Kale Kessy 13GP, 3-3-6 (4GP, 1-1-2 this week)
- Jordan Oesterle 15GP, 3-3-6 (4GP, 0-1-1 this week)
- Bogdan Yakimov 10GP, 1-2-3 (2GP, 0-1-1 this week)
- Martin Gernat 11GP, 0-3-3 (1GP, 0-0-0 this week)
- Jujhar Khaira 12GP, 1-2-3 (3GP, 0-1-1 this week)
- Travis Ewanyk 13GP, 1-2-3 (3GP, 1-1-2 this week)
- CJ Ludwig 3GP, 1-1-2 (3GP, 0-1-1 this week)
- Luke Gazdic 5GP, 2-0-2 (NHL this week)
- Will Acton 6GP, 1-1-2 (3GP, 0-0-0 this week and then dealt to VCR)
- Brandon Davidson 7GP, 0-2-2 (4GP, 0-0-0 this week)
- David Musil 11GP, 0-2-2 (3GP, 0-0-0 this week)
- Dillon Simpson 14GP, 1-0-1 (3GP, 0-0-0 this week)
- Martin Marincin 1GP, 1-0-1 (NHL this week)
- Keith Aulie 8GP, 0-1-1 (NHL this week)
- Mitch Moroz 11GP, 1-0-1 (4GP, 0-1-1 this week)
- Richard Bachman 7GP, 2.72 .902 (2GP, 3.58 .872 this week)
- Frans Tuohimaa 3GP, 4.22, .904 (ECHL this week)
- Laurent Brossoit 4GP, 3.54 .888 (1GP, 4.00 .879 this week)
- Brad Hunt had an incredible week. Just outstanding. He has at least one point in each game played in OKC this season.
- Anton Lander also delivered a solid week.
- Iiro Pakarinen may get the call right away with Pouliot’s injury. He’s likely ready to stay.
- Tyler Pitlick and Curtis Hamilton both enjoyed good weeks.
- Kale Kessy is going to force an audition if he keeps playing this well.
- Kyle Platzer, Owen Sound (OHL) 21GP, 9-18-27 (3GP, 3-0-3 this week)
- Jackson Houck, Vancouver (WHL) 21GP, 7-14-21 (4GP, 2-1-3 this week)
- Marco Roy, Quebec (QMJHL) 20GP, 10-8-18 (3GP, 2-1-3 this week)
- Darnell Nurse, SSM (OHL) 12GP, 6-9-15 (4GP, 4-1-5 this week)
- Greg Chase, Calgary-Victoria (WHL) 16GP, 2-13-15 (1GP, 0-0-0 this week)
- Ben Betker, Everett (WHL) 20 GP, 1-5-6 (4GP, 0-1-1 this week)
- Keven Bouchard Val d’Or (QMJHL) 13GP, 4.58 .849 (1GP, 4.00 .852 this week)
Vladimir Tkachev is 13GP, 4-12-16 for the year.
- Greg Chase played his first game with Victoria last night.
- Kyle Platzer is having a big season. Two-way center with skill? Yes please.
- Darnell Nurse had a massive week.
- Evan Campbell UMass-Lowell (NCAA) 11GP, 3-5-8 (2GP, 0-0-0 this week)
- Joey Laleggia, Denver (NCAA) 9GP, 5-6-11 (2GP, 1-5-6 this week)
- Tyler Vesel, Nebraska at Omaha (NCAA) 9GP, 1-4-5 (1GP, 0-1-1 this week)
- Aidan Muir, Western Michigan (NCAA) 10GP, 1-2-3 (3GP, 0-0-0 this week)
- John McCarron, Cornell (NCAA) 7GP, 0-1-1 (3GP, 0-0-0 this week)
- Zach Nagelvoort Michigan (NCAA) 8GP, 3.28 .884 (3GP, 2.68 .867)
- Liam Coughlin, Vernon 21GP, 7-10-17 (2GP, 0-1-1 this week)
- William Lagesson, Dubuque 15GP, 1-10-11 (3GP, 0-3-3 this week)
- Holy hell, Joey Laleggia. That was a major week!
- William Lagesson also enjoyed a strong week, and it’s worth nothing the large number of defensemen who are trending well this year in all levels (save the NHL level).
- Roman Horak, Vityaz Podolsk (KHL) 29GP, 15-6-21 (3GP, 2-0-2 this week)
- Anton Slepyshev, Salavat Yulaev (KHL) 30GP, 4-5-9 (2GP, 0-0-0 this week)
- Antti Tyrvainen, Ilves (SML) 19GP, 4-3-7 (4GP, 0-2-2 this week)
- Daniil Zharkov Torpedo (VHL) 8GP, 1-1-2 (did not play this week)
- Horak is having a strong season, wonder if we’ll see him again.
- Slepyshev has all-world talent but isn’t delivering. What’s more he’s not getting big minutes in the KHL.
- Tyrvainen had a good week.
Barons photos by Rob Ferguson, all rights reserved.