Prospect Watch: Anderson Saves, Russians Come Back

RMNB Prospect Watch

Ed. note – Right on schedule, our own Fedor Fedin and Roman Piontkovsky of GlobalCapsFans swoop in to the Russian Machine roost to provide the bi-weekly skinny on players somewhere beyond the Caps system (CHL, USHL, NCAA, KHL, KMFDM).  Hide your kids, hide your wife, here comes Prospect Watch!

Prospect Watch’s Three Stars

  1. Brandon Anderson
  2. Evgeny Kuznetsov
  3. Stanislav Galiev

Brandon Anderson

Brandon Anderson, G, Lethbridge Hurricanes, WHL
Stats: 3 GP, 104 Sv, 7 GA, 195:00 TOI

Game-by-game:
10/20 @ Regina Pats 4:3 SOW, 30 Sv, 3 GA, 65:00 TOI, 1st star
10/22 @ Saskatoon Blades 3:4 SOL, 33 Sv, 3 GA, 65:00 TOI, 2nd star
10/23 @ Prince Albert Raiders 2:1 SOW, 41 Sv, 1 GA, 65:00 TOI, 1st star
10/27 vs Vancouver Giants 2:5 L DNP
10/30 vs Brandon Wheat Kings 6:3 W DNP

Anderson was on top of his game over the last two weeks. He had more than 30 saves in each of first three games, and was able to get a shootout victory for his team October 20th against Regina and October 23rd against Prince Albert. If he had trouble in earlier shootouts, he’s much improved– saving 8 of 10 shots. Thanks to these tremendous games, Brandon was twice named first star and second star once. He has since caught a cold and missed the last two Hurricanes’ games.

Highlights vs Regina Pats, Highlights vs Saskatoon Blades


Greg Burke

Greg Burke, LW, New Hampshire University Wildcats, NCAA
Stats: 1 GP, 0 G, 0 A, E, 2 PIM

Game-by-game:
10/22 @ Northeastern Huskies 2-2 T DNP
10/29 @ Cornell Big Red 7-4 W 0 G, 0 A, E, 2 PIM

The ’08 draftee returned to the line-up after an injury and did nothing in his only game back except earn a minor penalty for hooking in the 2nd period (which the Big Red did noy convert on). He also played on the fourth line.


Samuel Carrier

Samuel Carrier, Lewiston MAINEiacs, QMJHL
Stats: Stats: 5 GP, 0 G, 1 A, -3, 6 PIM

Game-by-game:
10/20 vs Shawinigan Cataractes 0-6 L, 0 G, 0 A, -2, 0 PIM
10/22 @ Gatineau Olympiques 3-4 L, 0 G, 0 A, -2, 0 PIM
10/23 @ Gatineau Olympiques 2-1 W, 0 G, 0 A, E, 2 PIM
10/27 @ Rimouski Oceanic 4-2 W, 0 G, 1 A, E, 2 PIM
10/29 @ Drummondville Voltigeurs 5-4 W, 0 G, 0 A, +1, 2 PIM

Carrier had unusually bad stats over the past two weeks. He had only one assist and was unable to get a positive plus-minus rating. It might be easier for him to rack up the points now that Lewiston has acquired the talented and notorious Russian forward, Kirill Kabanov, the New York Islanders 2010 third round pick (65th overall).


Phil DeSimone

Phil DeSimone, C, New Hampshire University Wildcats, NCAA
Stats: 3 GP, 2 G, 3 A, E, 8 PIM

Game-by-game:
10/22 @ Northeastern Huskies 2-2 T 0 G, 0 A, -1, 0 PIM
10/29 @ Cornell Big Red 7-4 W 0 G, 1 A, +1, 0 PIM

DeSimone is in a totally different situation than fellow Caps Prospect and Wildcats Teammate Greg Burke: he’s an important player, a #1 centerman, and a great passer. He’s currently the leading scorer of his team (and NCAA top-10) with 2 G and 3 A this year (tied with Mike Borisenok).


Dan Dunn

Dan Dunn, G, St. Cloud State University Huskies, NCAA
Stats: 2 GP, 54 Sv, 4 GA, 118:49 TOI

Game-by-game:
10/22 @ Minnesota Golden Gophers 5-2 W DNP
10/24 @ Minnesota Golden Gophers 1-2 L 22 Sv, 2 GA, 59:07 TOI
10/29 vs Quinnipiac Bobcats 2-4 L DNP
10/30 vs Quinnipiac Bobcats 5-2 W 32 Sv, 2 GA, 59:42 TOI

The Huskies’ goalie grows more consistent but is still fighting with Mike Lee for the starting goalie spot. Lee has a worse Sv%/GAA but his  2-2-0 record is better than Dunn’s 1-2-1. Neither netminder has a shutout yet.


Cody Eakin

Cody Eakin, C, Swift Current Broncos, WHL
Stats: 3 GP, 2 G, 1 A, +1, 4 PIM

Game-by-game:
10/22 @ Regina Pats 0-2 L, 0 G, 0 A, E, 2 PIM
10/23 vs Moose Jaw Warriors 3-2 W, 1 G, 1 A, +1, 0 PIM
10/24 vs Regina Pats 4-7 L DNP
10/29 @ Prince Albert Raiders 4-3 OTW, 1 G, 0 A, E, 2 PIM

The Broncos’ schedule didn’t have a lot of games: only four in two weeks. Captain Cody Eakin played in only three of those games because of a knee injury sustained October 23rd against the Moose Jaw Warriors. Fortunately, it wasn’t serious, and after missing the game against the Pats- Cody returned to play against the Raiders and did very well, tallying his 9th goal of the season in an OT win October 23rd.

Highlights vs Moose Jaw Warriors, Highlights vs Prince Albert Raiders


Brett Flemming

Brett Flemming, D, Mississauga Majors, OHL
Stats: 5 GP, 0 G, 1 A, +2, 6 PIM

Game-by-game:
10/22 @ Saginaw Spirit 2-3 L, 0 G, 0 A. -3, 0 PIM
10/24 @ Plymouth Whalers 5-0 W, 0 G, 0 A, +1, 2 PIM
10/29 vs Kingston Frontenacs 5-1 W, 0 G, 0 A, +2, 2 PIM
10/30 @ Barrie Colts 5-2 W, 0 G, 0 A, +2, 2 PIM
10/31 vs Sudbury Wolves 7-4 W, 0 G, 1 A, E, 0 PIM

While the Majors have built a solid lead in their division, Brett Flemming continues to play well despite being quiet statistically. He was terrible in his first game of this reporting period, as he was on ice for all three goals Saginaw scored.  In the most recent game against the Sudbury Wolves, he broke a five-game pointless streak with a shorthanded assist.


Stanislav Galiev

Stanislav Galiev, LW, St John Sea Dogs, QMJHL
Stats: Stats: 6 GP, 5 G, 3 A, +2, 2 PIM

Game-by-game:
10/22 @ Acadie-Bathurst Titan 1-5 L, 0 G, 0 A, -2, 0 PIM
10/23 @ Halifax Mooseheads 5-3 W, 1 G, 0 A, E, 2 PIM
10/27 @ Val-d'Or Foreurs 5-4 W, 0 G, 0 A, -1, 0 PIM
10/29 @ Val-d'Or Foreurs 7-2 W, 2 G, 2 A, +2, 0 PIM, 1 star
10/30 @ Rouyn-Noranda Huskies 3-2 OTW, 0 G, 0 A, E, 0 PIM
10/31 @ Rouyn-Noranda Huskies 7-0 W, 2 G, 1 A, +3, 0 PIM

Stan continues to delight his fans. His Sea Dogs have won five of six games on their recent road trip. Stas scored five goals, added three assists, and was named first star of the game October 29th against Val-d’Or Foreurs. He’s now averaging just below one point-per-game (14 in 15), and has restored his plus-minus to even.


Andrew Glass

Andrew Glass, LW, Boston University Terriers, NCAA
Stats: 4 GP, 1 G, 0 A, E, 2 PIM

Game-by-game:
10/22 @ UMASS 4-3 W 1 G, 0 A, +1, 0 PIM
10/23 vs Providence Friars 2-1 W 0 G, 0 A, E, 0 PIM
10/29 @ Massachusetts-Lowell River Hawks 5-1 W 0 G, 0 A, -1, 2 PIM
10/30 vs Massachusetts-Lowell River Hawks 2-1 W 0 G, 0 A, E, 0 PIM

The Terriers won all four of their games over the last two weeks, and are unbeaten this season (including exhibition and non-conference games): 7 wins, 1 tie. According to our reports, Glass is locked-in as the fourth line left wing after some shifts at RW during the non-conference games.

Highlights vs UMASS (Glass’s goal @ 2:22)


Philipp Grubauer

Philipp Grubauer, G, Kingston Frontenacs, OHL
Stats: 4 GP, 148 Sv, 15 GA, 245:08 TOI

Game-by-game:
10/20 vs Ottawa 67's 2-5 L, 37 Sv, 4 GA, 59:37 TOI
10/22 vs Peterborough Petes 4-3 W DNP
10/24 @ Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 3-2 OTW, 29 Sv, 2 GA, 60:31 TOI, 2nd star
10/26 @ Sudbury Wolves 6-2 W DNP
10/29 @ Mississauga St. Michaels Majors 1-5 L, 29 Sv, 5 GA, 60:00 TOI
10/30 @ Owen Sound Attack 5-4 SOW, 53 Sv, 4 GA, 65:00 TOI, 1st star

Like usual, Grubauer had a couple of great games– winning 2nd star and 1st star titles on October 24th and October 30th respectively. His most recent win was the hardest. He faced Owen Sound Attack, one of the best offensive teams in the OHL. During the game, Attack players put 57 shots on net, with Grubauer saving 53. Regulation ended in a 4-4 tie and neither team was able to get a goal in Overtime. In the shootout, Grubauer was the difference-maker, making saves on all three opponents’ attempts. Alan Quine scored and won it all for the Frontenacs.


Caleb Herbert

Caleb Herbert, С, Sioux City Musketeers, USHL
Stats: 4 GP, 3 G, 2 A, +2, 6 PIM.

Game-by-game:
10/22 @ Des Moines Buccaneers 5-4 W, 1 G, 1 A, E, 2 PIM
10/23 vs Tri-City Storm 6-1 W, 2 G, 1 A, +2, 0 PIM
10/29 @ Tri-City Storm 3-2 W, 0 G, 0 A, E, 4 PIM
10/30 vs Tri-City Storm 0-1 L, 0 G, 0 A, E, 0 PIM

Even with two pointless games, Herbert was able to tie Max McCormick for the team lead in scoring with a total of 10 points. Also, Herbert is one of five players who are tied for third place in the USHL scoring race. Herbert’s minor penalties included two slashes and one trip.


Evgeny Kuznetsov

Evgeny Kuznetsov, RW, Traktor Chelyabinsk, KHL
Stats: 6 GP, 2 G, 0 A, 1, 0 PIM

Game-by-game:
10/20 @ Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod 2-1 OTW, 0 G, 0 A, -2, 0 PIM
10/22 @ Lokomotiv Yaroslavl 5-6 L, 0 G, 0 A, E, 2 PIM
10/25 vs Spartak Moscow 4-3 OTW, 2 G, 0 A, 2, 0 PIM
10/27 vs SKA St.Petersburg 2-4 L, 0 G, 0 A, +1, 0 PIM
10/29 vs Severstal Cherepovets 2-1 OTW, 0 G, 0 A, -1, 0 PIM
11/1 @ Metallurg Magnitogorsk 2-3 OTL 0 G, 0 A, -1.

Kuznetsov finally got some big minutes, playing 17:15 after his two-goal game against Spartak. He also scored his first career OTGWG in the KHL. Our friends from RussianProspects.com provide a nice translation in which he lists his faves (Actor: Steven Seagal) and his achievements.

Highlights vs Spartak Moscow (Great move, no goal @ 3:20, oh no, wait, goal and GWG @ 6:40):


Nick Larson

Nick Larson, C, Minnesota University Golden Gophers, NCAA
Stats: 0 GP, 0 G, 0 A, E, 0 PIM

Game-by-game:
10/22 vs St. Cloud State Huskies 2-5 L DNP
10/24 vs St. Cloud State Huskies 2-1 W DNP
10/29 @ Colorado College Tigers 4-1 W< DNP
10/30 @ Colorado College Tigers 9-4 W DNP

Nick Larson has not been playing because of a foot injury. Larson has never played a full season for a NCAA or USHL team.


Garrett Mitchell

Garrett Mitchell, RW, Regina Pats, WHL
Stats: 5 GP, 2 G, 1 A, -3, 9 PIM

Game-by-game:
10/20 vs Lethbridge Hurricanes 3-4 SOL, 0 G, 0 A, -1, 0 PIM
10/22 vs Swift Current Broncos 2-0 W, 0 G, 0 A, E, 2 PIM
10/24 @ Swift Current Broncos 7-4 W, 1 G, 0 A, E, 0 PIM
10/26 vs Saskatoon Blades 5-2 W, 1 G, 1 A, E, 0 PIM, 1st star
10/30 vs Spokane Chiefs 1-11 L, 0 G, 0 A, -2, 7 PIM

Mitchell had a goal in a game against the Swift Current Broncos, who played without their leader Cody Eakin. He then earned first star for the first time after a two-pont (1 G, 1 A) game against the Blades. Mitchell now has 8 points (5 G, 3 A). Also, Garrett had a fight against the Chiefs. It looks like he was trying to jumpstart his team, who were losing 4-0 at the time. Sadly, it didn’t help. They were destroyed by the Spokane Chiefs, 11-1.

Highlights vs Saskatoon Blades


Dmitri Orlov

Dmitri Orlov, D, Metallurg Novokuznetsk, KHL
Stats: 5 GP, 1 G, 1 A, 1, 6 PIM

Game-by-game:
10/19 @ Yugra Khanty-Mansiysk 2-4 L, 0 G, 0 A, E, 0 PIM
10/21 @ Barys Astana 2-1 OTW, 1 G, 1 A, +1, 4 PIM
10/23 @ Avangard Omsk 1-3 L, 0 G, 0 A, E, 0 PIM
10/28 vs Lokomotiv Yaroslavl 1-4 L, 0 G, 10 A, -1, 0 PIM
10/30 vs Atlant Mytyschi 3-0 W, 0 G, 0 A, 1, 2 PIM

Orlov’s playing time dipped this reporting period as he averaged only 15-18 mins TOI. However, in the 10/30 game against Atlant, he played over 20 minutes. Also worth mentioning– in the game against Barys– he scored a goal and assisted on the OTGWG. Due to the team’s poor record, his team’s coach was recently fired.

Highlights vs Barys Astana:


Patrick Wey

Patrick Wey, D, Boston College Eagles, NCAA
Stats: 3 GP, 0 G, 1 A, -1, 2 PIM

Game-by-game:
10/23 @ Notre Dame Fighting Irish 1-2 L 0 G, 0 A, E, 0 PIM
10/29 vs Merrimack Warriors 3-2 W 0 G, 1 A, E, 0 PIM
10/30 @ Merrimack Warriors 2-4 L 0 G, 1 A, -1, 2 PIM

The #2 rated NCAA team lost two of three over the last two weeks, and Wey was put on the third defensive pairing twice. The Eagles Defenseman continues his race for a spot on the USA Junior National Team.