As the NHL lockout rages on, rather than focusing on the definition of HRR, the owner/player split and board meetings that accomplish nothing, we will instead turn our attention to the game of hockey itself by featuring (semi)weekly updates on the Winnipeg Jets' CHL prospects: Mark Scheifele, Adam Lowry, Scott Kosmachuk, Lukas Sutter, Ryan Olsen, Austen Brassard, and Zach Yuen.
It has been a couple weeks since we last looked at our CHL prospects. Let’s see how they’ve done since.
2011 1st Round Pick Mark Scheifele: 5GP, 4G, 3A, 7P, Even, OPIM
Mark Scheifele keeps on trucking. Scheifele had another solid, albeit unspectacular (by his standards) week. Scheifele was held pointless twice, but he also had a 4 point outing. Scheif has really picked up his goal production of late. Scheifele scored 13 goals in 12 November games and propelled himself into a tie for 3rd place among OHL goal scorers. Impressive stuff!
2011 3rd Round Pick Adam Lowry: 6GP , 1G, 5A, 6P, Even, 6PIM
|Mark Scheifele||Barrie Colts, OHL||27||21||23||44||13||13||8||10||1||1.63||0.48|
|Scott Kosmachuk||Guelph Storm, OHL||30||18||16||34||6||49||7||5||0||1.13||1.63|
|Adam Lowry||Swift Current, WHL||31||11||21||32||-5||50||5||12||3||1.03||1.61|
|Ryan Olsen||Kelowna Rockets, WHL||25||14||6||20||11||46||7||2||0||0.8||1.84|
|Zachary Yuen||Tri-City Americans, WHL||29||3||12||15||-4||28||1||6||0||0.52||0.97|
|Austen Brassard||Belleville Bulls, OHL||26||6||4||10||-5||38||2||0||0||0.38||1.46|
|Lukas Sutter||Saskatoon Blades, WHL||27||3||3||6||-13||75||0||0||0||0.22||2.78|
- Scheifele's ability to produce without putting up PIMs is something that stands out to me. Scheifele has only accounted for 13 PIM on the season, and 5 of those were the result of a fight. Even more shocking is that Scheifele has only taken 2 penalties in the last 2 month. That is 2 PIM in 22 games.
- It has become clear at this point that Yuen won't have another dominant +/- season, but this doesn't mean his play has tailed off. Last year's squad had four players with a +40 or better, it doesn't look like anyone will get close to that this year.
- Ryan Olsen continues to put up points and add to his +/- despite often being matched against his opposition's best players. It will be interesting to see how he progresses as a big bodied 2 way centre.