Prospects of the Week 2/25-3/4


After a week of action in various hockey leagues, here are some of the top performers from the week that was. Prospects eligible were drafted prospects and those eligible for the 2015 NHL Draft.


Cal Petersen- Notre Dame (Buffalo Sabres)

Cal Petersen has been one of the best goalies in college hockey this past month. He was named the Hockey East goalie of the month in February and capped off the month with an incredible 55 save performance in a 3-1 win over Boston College. He posted a .962 in the month of February and was honored every week by Hockey East in the month of February. Petersen’s record was 4-2-1 and included one shutout in his successful month.

Petr Mrazek- Grand Rapids Griffins (Detroit Red Wings)\

Dec 19, 2014; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Red Wings goalie Petr Mrazek (34) during the game against the New York Islanders at Joe Louis Arena. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Red Wings fans saw a whole lotta Petr Mrazek in February when he came in for an injured Jimmy Howard many times. He impressed many while in the NHL, but when Howard came back from injury he was sent down to the AHL’s Grand Rapids Griffins. Mrazek did not slow down after that though. In the last week of February, Mrazek had a 3-0-0 record including 2 shutouts. He had a save percentage of .976 and 0.67 goals against his average. Mrazek was also named the AHL player of the Week.


Anthony DeAngelo- Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (Tampa Bay Lightining)

Jun 27, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Anthony Deangelo puts on a team sweater after being selected as the number nineteen overall pick to the Tampa Bay Lightning in the first round of the 2014 NHL Draft at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Anthony DeAngelo has been on fire since he was traded to the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds around the OHL trade deadline, but he was at his hottest in the last week of February. He was one of the main contributors of the Greyhounds 8-3 romp against the London Knights. DeAngelo had 2 goals and 3 assists during that game and add his 2 goal and assist game against the Windsor Spitfires and he had a 4 goal and 4 assist week in a matter of two games.

Chris Bigras- Owen Sound Attack (Colorado Avalanche) 

Photo by Terry Wilson / OHL Images.

When Chris Bigras was cut from the Team Canada World Junior team, it crushed him. You wouldn’t be able to tell by his performance on the ice, however. In 29 games after the World Junior camp, Bigras has 8 goals and 32 assists. This past week Bigras had another noteworthy performance. He had a 4 assist effort to help overcome Connor McDavid and the Erie Otters. Bigras also became the record holder for the Owen Sound Attack for points by a defenseman. In his time with the Attack, Bigras has 32 goals and 111 assists. Chris added a goal and two assists to his repertoire last night as well.

Left Wing

Graham Knott- Niagara Ice Dogs (2015 NHL Draft)

Graham Knott of the Niagara IceDogs. Photo by Aaron Bell/OHL Images

Graham Knott wasn’t so hot at the beginning of the year for the struggling Ice Dogs. He was inside the top 30 for NHL Draft prospects in multiple scouting services but fell after his lack of production. After the Ice Dogs acquired New York Islanders prospect Josh Ho-Sang, Knott had some spark lit. Knott had a hat-trick in the Niagara Ice Dogs’ 7-1 win over Sudbury Tuesday. On Saturday Knott recorded 2 goals in a 5-2 win over the North Bay Battalion. He is currently ranked 52nd among North American skaters by Central Scouting Services.


JT Compher- Michigan (Buffalo Sabres)

(Photo by Andrew Knapik/MiHockey)

J.T Compher had his first career hat-trick in a Michigan Wolverines uniform on Monday in their 5-2 win over Wisconsin. Compher hasn’t put up the biggest numbers in Michigan this year, but that might be hard behind guys like Dylan Larkin and Zach Werenski. Compher also potted an empty net goal in the previous game against Wisconsin to seal a 3-0 win for the Wolverines.

Rigth Wing 

Evgeny Svechnikov- Cape Brenton Screaming Eagles (2015 NHL Draft)

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Evgeny Svechnikov had argubly the best week out of all forwards on this list. In 4 games for the Screaming Eagles, Svechnikov had 4 goals and 4 assists, including 1 game winning goal. This performance was somehow kept under wrap wraps pretty well. That may have to due with the difference in popularity and availability to watch games compared to others, but he is also a top draft prospect. It’s unfortunate that players like Svechnikov and Beauvillier are not recognized enough for their contributions to thier respective teams