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Prospect Update: Currie is Hot

There were some very big weeks for a couple of prospects in the system this week. Josh Currie crushed it this week with four goals and three assists in his last four games. Both Travis Ewanyk and Chad Butcher reached 28 points on the year with the Thunder with four and five point weeks respectively.

In transaction news, FINALLY Rattie is in the NHL. The Condors leading scorer this year will find his way into some NHL games to see if he has staying power going forward.

News on the Caleb Jones (and Ryan Mantha) front from @CondorsHolty:

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Still trying to track down more info on what is wrong with Mantha but we’ll keep you updated. The AHL and junior leagues can be tough for finding accurate information but the updates will come as they are found.

AND this just in, the Oilers added Pontus Aberg to their system after trading veteran centreman Mark Letestu. Aberg will likely join the big club but I have included his stats with Milwaukee as a point of reference.

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  • LD Caleb Jones 40gp, 1-12-13 (did not play; Currently injured but due back this week)
  • LD Dillon Simpson 49p, 2-13-15 (3gp, 0-3-3 this week)
  • RD Ryan Mantha 41gp, 3-7-10 (did not play this week; Currently injured)
  • RD Ethan Bear 34gp, 6-10-16 (3gp, 2-1-3 this week)

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  • LD Ryan Stanton 33gp, 0-3-3 (3gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  • LD Ben Betker 27gp, 0-1-1 (1gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  • RD Eric Gryba 17gp, 0-0-0 (3gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  • LD Keegan Lowe 39gp, 2-8-10 (3gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  • LR Pontus Aberg 4gp, 4-2-6 with Milwaukee (Traded for)
  • R Ty Rattie 49gp, 20-19-39 (2gp, 0-2-2 this week; Called up to the NHL)
  • L Ryan Hamilton 41gp, 6-15-21 (Did not play this week; Broke leg and likely done for the year)
  • L Joey Laleggia 50gp, 8-22-30 (3gp, 0-1-1 this week)
  • RC Josh Currie 50gp, 16-17-33 (3gp, 4-3-7 this week)

  • R Patrick Russell 50gp, 8-9-17 (3gp, 0-1-1 this week)
  • LC Grayson Downing 42gp, 3-18-21 (3gp, 2-0-2 this week)

  • LC Brad Malone 43gp, 13-13-26 (3gp, 1-2-3 this week)
  • R Dave Gust 42gp, 10-6-16 (3gp, 0-1-1 this week)
  • LC Joe Gambardella 32gp, 5-5-10 (3gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  • L Braden Christoffer 45gp, 5-7-12 (3gp, 0-1-1 this week)
  • R Jesse Puljujarvi 10gp, 1-4-5 (In the NHL)
  • RC Kyle Platzer 28gp, 5-3-8 (3gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  • R Zack O’Brien 25gp, 4-6-10 (3gp, 1-1-2 this week)
  • F Mitch Callahan 45gp, 2-7-9 (did not play this week; busted for PED)
  • RC Chad Butcher 7gp, 1-1-2 (did not play this week; in the ECHL)
  • R Brian Ferlin 7gp, 1-0-1 (did not play this week)
  • L Evan Polei 12gp, 2-2-4 (3gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  • R Anton Slepyshev 1gp, 0-0-0 (NHL this week)
  • R Iiro Pakarinen 18gp, 9-4-13 (NHL this week)
  • G Nick Ellis 20gp, 3.23 .897 (did not play this week)
  • G Laurent Brossoit 13gp, 2.93 .904 (two games, 1-1-0 in back to back games; returned this week)
  • G Shane Starrett 2gp, 3.71 .895 (one game, one win in a tight game; called up from the ECHL for Brossoit, then returned)
  • G Ed Pasquale 16gp, 2.60 .910 (Traded to Tampa Bay)
  • R Greg Chase 1gp, 0-0-0 (Traded to Springfield)
  • LD Ziyat Paigin 7gp, 0-0-0 (no longer in organization)
  • RD Mark Fayne 6gp, 0-1-1 (Assigned to Springfield)
NHL preparing for likely suspension of play


  • G Shane Starrett 30gp, 2.75 .919 (one game, )
  • G Nick Ellis 2gp, 2.75 .925 (called up to the AHL)
  • RC Kyle Platzer 20gp, 8-14-22 (in the AHL)
  • F Lane Bauer 52gp, 9-25-34 (5gp, 0-2-2 this week)
  • R Zack O’Brien 12gp, 5-7-12 (in the AHL)
  • LC Travis Ewanyk 48gp, 12-16-28 (5gp, 1-3-4 this week)
  • RC Chad Butcher 42gp, 7-21-28 (5gp, 0-5-5 this week)
  • L Evan Polei 32gp, 8-9-17 (called up to the AHL)
  • R Greg Chase 17gp, 7-10-17 (Traded to Florida)


  • LC Bogdan Yakimov 54gp, 8-3-11 for Neftekhimik (KHL) (did not play this week)
  • RHD Filip Berglund 38gp, 3-9-12 for Djurgardens (SHL) (1gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  • LHD Markus Niemelainen 40gp, 1-2-3 for LeKi (Mestis) from HPK (Sm-Liiga) (did not play this week)
  • LHD William Lagesson 43gp, 1-9-10 for Djurgardens (SHL) (1gp, 0-0-0 this week)


  • R Ostap Safin 52gp, 24-28-52 for Saint-John (QMJHL) (2gp, 0-1-1 this week)
  • C Cameron Hebig 60gp, 40-41-81 for Regina from Saskatoon (WHL) (4gp, 1-3-4 this week)
  • R Kirill Maksimov 53gp, 30-35-65 for Niagara (OHL) (4gp, 2-4-6 this week)
  • L Tyler Benson 47gp, 20-36-56 for Vancouver (WHL) (2gp, 0-2-2 this week) – alumni of our Sponsor alert!
  • LD Dmitri Samorukov 50gp, 10-20-30 for Guelph (OHL) (4gp, 2-2-4 this week)
  • R Kailer Yamamoto 32gp, 18-37-55 for Spokane (WHL) (4gp, 4-5-9 this week)

  • G Stuart Skinner 47gp, 2.43 .925 for Swift Current from Lethbridge (WHL) (one game, 37 saves in a 4-2 victory)
  • G Dylan Wells 50gp, 3.44 .902 for Peterborough (OHL) (three games, two wins/one loss)
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  • RC Tyler Vesel 32gp, 11-19-30 for Nebraska-Omaha (NCAA) (2gp, 0-2-2 this week)
  • L Graham McPhee 34gp, 12-9-21 for Boston College (NCAA) (2gp, 0-1-1 this week)
  • L Aidan Muir 23gp, 4-7-11 for Western Michigan (NCAA) (2gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  • RC Aapeli Rasanen 29gp, 4-10-14 for Boston College (NCAA) (2gp, 0-1-1 this week)
  • RHD Vincent Desharnais 31gp, 0-10-10 for Providence (NCAA) (1gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  • RD Philip Kemp 24gp, 3-5-8 for Yale (NCAA) (2gp, 1-0-1 this week)
  • RD John Marino 29gp, 2-12-14 for Harvard (NCAA) (2gp, 1-0-1 this week)
  • LD Matt Cairns 10gp, 1-0-1 for Cornell (NCAA) (1gp, 1-0-1 this week)
  • LC Skyler Brind’Amour 52gp, 10-14-24 for Chilliwack (BCHL) (4gp, 0-0-0 this week)

Source: Elite Prospects / HockeyDB


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    • OriginalPouzar

      The Condors are going to get a pretty massive influx of talent next year.

      Benson, Hebig and, possibly, Yamamoto up front. Tyler Vessel will presumably be signed and headed to Bakersfield as well. Aberg could be with the Condors as well (although hopefully he makes the NHL team out of camp on merit).

      The defence already has some great young talent and will add WIllie Lagesson next season.

      Following season should see the likes of Maksimov, Safin, Samorukov, etc.