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Weekend Update: November 12 2017

It was a total recall for Jesse Puljujarvi this week and once again he scored in his first game of the NHL season. Here’s hoping he doesn’t come out of the lineup until 2040. Big weeks for Tyler Benson, Graham McPhee and Aapeli Rasanen.


  • G Nick Ellis 7gp, 2.85 .915 (one game, stopped 36 of 42)
  • G Ed Pasquale 6gp, 3.20 .893 (one game, saved 36 of 40)
  • LD Dillon Simpson 12p, 0-5-5 (2gp, 0-2-2 this week)
  • RD Ethan Bear 8gp, 2-3-5 (did not play this week)
  • LD Caleb Jones 12gp, 0-4-4 (2gp, 0-1-1 this week)
  • RD Ryan Mantha 12gp, 0-3-3 (2gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  • RD Mark Fayne 3gp, 0-1-1 (did not play this week)
  • LD Ben Betker 9gp, 0-0-0 (2gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  • LD Ziyat Paigin 7gp, 0-0-0 (1gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  • LD Ryan Stanton 5gp, 0-0-0 (2gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  • LD Keegan Lowe 4gp,0-0-0 (1gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  • RD Jamie Doornbosch 1gp, 0-0-0 (did not play this week)
  • R Ty Rattie 12gp, 6-4-10 (2gp, 0-1-1 this week)
  • L Joey Laleggia 12gp, 4-3-7 (2gp, 1-0-1 this week)
  • L Ryan Hamilton 12gp, 1-5-6 (2gp, 1-1-2 this week)
  • R Jesse Puljujarvi 10gp, 1-4-5 (NHL this week)
  • LC Joe Gambardella 11gp, 2-2-4 (2gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  • L Braden Christoffer 10gp, 2-2-4 (2gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  • R Patrick Russell 12gp, 2-2-4 (2gp, 0-1-1 this week)
  • RC Josh Currie 12gp, 2-2-4 (2gp, 1-0-1 this week)
  • R Dave Gust 11gp, 3-1-4 (2gp, 0-1-1 this week)
  • LC Brad Malone 8gp, 2-1-3 (NHL this week)
  • LC Grayson Downing 7gp,  0-2-2 (1gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  • RC Chad Butcher 7gp, 1-1-2 (1gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  • RC Kyle Platzer 2gp, 1-0-1 (2gp, 1-0-1 this week)
  • L Evan Polei 2gp, 0-1-1 (did not play this week)
  • F Mitch Callahan 12gp, 0-0-0 (2gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  • R Brian Ferlin 2gp, 0-0-0 (2gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  • R Greg Chase 1gp, 0-0-0 (did not play this week)
  • R Anton Slepyshev 1gp, 0-0-0 (NHL this week)


  • G Shane Starrett 6gp, 2.13 .937 (one game, stopped 41 of 43)
  • RC Kyle Platzer 9gp, 5-9-14 (AHL this week)
  • R Zack O’Brien 11gp, 4-7-11 (2gp, 0-2-2 this week)
  • F Lane Bauer 8gp, 3-5-8 (2gp, 0-4-4 this week)
  • LC Travis Ewanyk 11gp, 5-2-7 (3gp, 2-1-3 this week)
  • R Greg Chase 5gp, 4-3-7 (2gp, 2-1-3 this week)


  • LC Bogdan Yakimov 29gp, 4-2-6 for Neftekhimik (KHL) (4gp, 0-0-20 this week)
  • RHD Filip Berglund 10gp, 1-3-4 for Skelleftea (SHL) (did not play this week)
  • LD William Lagesson 13gp, 0-2-2 for Djurgardens (SHL) (did not play this week)
  • LHD Markus Niemelainen 6gp, 0-0-0 for HPK (Sm-Liiga) (did not play this week)


  • R Ostap Safin 22gp, 7-16-23 for Saint-John (QMJHL) (2gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  • R Kirill Maksimov 16gp, 8-9-17 for Niagara (OHL) (2gp, 0-2-2 this week)
  • L Tyler Benson 7gp, 4-5-9 for Vancouver (WHL) (3gp, 2-3-5 this week)
  • LD Dmitri Samorukov 19gp, 2-4-6 for Guelph (OHL) (2gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  • G Stuart Skinner 16gp, 3.49 .898 for Lethbridge (WHL) (1 game, stopped 27 of 33)
  • G Dylan Wells 17gp, 3.57 .896 for Peterborough (OHL) (2 games, stopped 39 of 45)


  • RC Tyler Vesel 8gp, 4-5-9 for Nebraska-Omaha (NCAA) (2gp, 1-1-2 this week)
  • L Graham McPhee 12gp, 3-5-8 for Boston College (NCAA) (3gp, 1-2-3 this week)
  • RC Aapeli Rasanen 12gp, 2-5-7 for Boston College (NCAA) (3gp, 2-1-3 this week)
  • L Aidan Muir 11gp, 2-4-7 for Western Michigan (NCAA) (2gp, 0-2-2 this week)
  • RHD Vincent Deslauriers 10gp, 0-3-3 for Providence (NCAA) (2gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  • RD Philip Kemp 6gp, 1-2-3 for Yale (NCAA) (2gp, 0-1-1 this week)
  • RD John Marino 5gp, 0-3-3 for Harvard (NCAA) (2gp, 0-1-1 this week)
  • LD Matt Cairns Cornell (NCAA) has not yet played
  • LC Skyler Brind’Amour 24gp, 7-7-14 for Chilliwack (BCHL) (2gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  • OriginalPouzar

    Tough week for the goalies – in particular Wells and Skinner had tough weeks and Ellis struggled a bit. Starett is the exception but I expect upper echelon numbers in Wichita.

    No points for Safin this week but he is peperring goalies – he leads the Q in shots – not just for rookies, overall.

    Another 3 assists for Benson last night – all on the PP though – would like to see him get some even strength production but I’m just happy he is playing games. He is an elite prospect – if he can stay healthy, he’ll be a bit plus to the prospect pool.

    Lagesson is back from injury – his last two games he played 17 and 19 minutes.

    From accounts (Swedish Poster), Berglund will be back from injury after the Swedish League resumes from their break this week.

    Hopefully Bear will be able to play soon – 4 or 5 games now he’s missed with the concussion. Hopefully its not too serious and he will not have any lingering effects.

    I look for him to compete for a job next season (probably as a call-up).

    A second solid game in the NHL for Jesse last night – robbed of an assist on the Lucic goal. He may need to be removed from this list soon which is a great thing