RMNB Prospect Watch

Ed. note – Fedor Fedin and Roman Piontkovsky of GlobalCapsFans are not at fault for the tardiness of this week’s entry. That’s all on Peter. Regardless, Russian Machine is proud to provide the bi-weekly lowdown on players somewhere beyond the Caps system (CHL, USHL, NCAA, KHL, XBOX360).  Prospect Watch incoming!

Before we begin, we first must congratulate a handful of prospects on our list. Brett Flemming, a defenseman for the OHL’s Mississauga Majors, signed a three year entry level deal with the Washington Capitals last Thursday. Also, with the 2011 World Junior Championships set to begin a day after Christmas in Buffalo, countries have named their rosters for their respective WJC camps. Six Capitals Prospects were invited including Patrick Wey to Team USA, Philipp Gubauer to Team Germany, Cody Eakin to Team Canada, and Evgeny Kuznetsov, Dmitri Orlov, and Stanislav Galiev to Team Russia. Good luck, guys!

Prospect Watch’s Three Stars

  1. Evgeny Kuznetsov
  2. Cody Eakin
  3. Sam Carrier

Brandon Anderson

Brandon Anderson, G, Lethbridge Hurricanes, WHL

Stats: 4 GP, 124 Sv, 22 GA, 245:00 TOI

Game-by-game:

11/19 vs Prince Albert Raiders 3-9 L, 39 Sv, 9 GA, 60:00 TOI
11/20 vs Saskatoon Blades 3-5 L, 30 Sv, 5 GA, 60:00 TOI
11/24 vs Red Deer Rebels 5-4 SOW, 28 Sv, 4 GA, 65:00 TOI
11/26 @ Swift Current Broncos 2-4 L, DNP
11/27 vs Swift Current Broncos 3-4 L, 27 Sv, 4 GA, 60:00 TOI

In the last two weeks he’s played in four games, and they’ve all been trouble  for him. He won only one game (it went to the shootout) and averaged 5,39 GAA with a terrible 85.5 Sv%. For the first time in a long while, he has not been a star in any of his games.

Highlights vs Red Deer Rebels


Greg Burke

Greg Burke, LW, New Hampshire University Wildcats, NCAA

Stats: DNP

Game-by-game:

11/20 @ Boston University Terriers 5-2 W DNP
11/20 @ Boston University Terriers 2-4 L DNP
11/23 vs Brown University Bears 3-0 W DNP
11/27 vs Merriack College Warriors 2-1 W DNP

The Wildcat is still out of line-up with mononucleosis. Less indiscriminate smooching in Burke’s future maybe?


Samuel Carrier

Samuel Carrier, Lewiston MAINEiacs, QMJHL

Stats: 5 GP, 2 G, 3 A, +6, 5 PIM

Game-by-game:

11/19 @ Quebec Remparts 4-3 W, 1 G, 0 A, +1, 0 PIM
11/20 @ Shawinigan Cataractes 2-1 OTW, 0 G, 0 A, E, 0 PIM
11/21 @ Quebec Remparts 2-4 L, 1 G, 0 A, +1, 5 PIM
11/24 vs Chicoutimi Sagueneens 7-4 W, 0 G, 2 A, +4, 0 PIM
11/27 vs Moncton Wildcats 3-2 SOW, 0 G, 1 A, E, 0 PIM, SOGWG

The MAINEiacs are on fire, winning 4 of the last 5 games and fighting for a lead in the regular season with the Quebec Remparts, St. John Sea Dogs, and Montreal Juniors. And Carrier’s hockey performance has been a bright spot. First of all, he picked up two goals and three assists. Also, he scored thewinning SO goal against the Wildcats and had a tremendous +4 (season best for him). And a fighting major.

Fight vs Chicoutimi Sagueneens:


Phil DeSimone

Phil DeSimone, C, New Hampshire University Wildcats, NCAA

Stats: 4 GP, 1 G, 6 A, +5, 0 PIM

Game-by-game:

11/19 @ Boston University Terriers 5-2 W 1 G, 2 A, +2, 0 PIM, 2nd star
11/20 @ Boston University Terriers 2-4 L 0 G, 1 A, -1, 0 PIM
11/23 vs Brown University Bears 3-0 W 0 G, 3 A, +2, 0 PIM
11/30 @ Merriack College Warriors 2-4 L 0 G, 0 A, +2, 0 PIM

DeSimone continued his good performance and added six points to his tally. At this pace, he’s going for 53 points in 34 games – much more than David Steckel’s 30 in 41 during his fourth year with the Ohio State Buckeyes.

Goal vs Boston University Terriers: (2:40)


Dan Dunn

Dan Dunn, G, St. Cloud State University Huskies, NCAA

Stats: 1 GP, 22 Sv, 3 GA, 60:00 TOI

Game-by-game:

11/19 @ Alaska Anchorage Seawolves 2-3 L DNP
11/20 @ Alaska Anchorage Seawolves 4-3 W 22 Sv, 3 GA, 60:00 TOI

The Huskies played just two games in the last two weeks. Dunn finally recorded a win – his second of the season. In 14 games the Huskies have only five wins.


Cody Eakin

Cody Eakin, C, Swift Current Broncos, WHL

Stats: 6 GP, 1 G, 6 A, -6, 14 PIM

Game-by-game:

11/19 @ Red Deer Rebels 2-4 L, 1 G, 0 A, -1, 0 PIM, 2nd star
11/20 @ Medicine Hat Tigers 2-7 L, 0 G, 1 A, -1, 14 PIM
11/23 @ Saskatoon Blades 2-6 L, 0 G, 0 A, -5, 0 PIM
11/24 vs Brandon Wheat Kings 3-2 OTW, 0 G, 1 A, E, 0 PIM
11/26 vs Lethbridge Hurricanes 4-2 W, 0 G, 2 A, +2, 0 PIM, 1st star
11/27 @ Lethbridge Hurricanes 4-3 W, 0 G, 2 A, -1, 0 PIM, 1st star

* Named to Team Canada’s WJC Camp Roster

In a terrible game against the Blades, he ended his point streak at 9 games. But then he started a new one. Last weekend, he earned two points and both times was named a #1 star in each of two back-to-back games with the Hurricanes. Then he played in the last game of the Subway Super Series, earned an assist, but the WHL team lost.

Eakin also did an interview with Hockey’s Future where he talked about being named Captain of the WHL team, how he can improve, and his experience at Capitals Training Camp. Click here to listen.

Highlights vs Seattle Thunderbirds, Highlights vs Spokane Chiefs


Brett Flemming

Brett Flemming, D, Mississauga Majors, OHL

Stats: 5 GP, 0 G, 4 A, +5, 4 PIM

Game-by-game:

11/19 vs Niagara IceDogs 2-1 W, 0 G, 0 A, E, 0 PIM
11/20 @ Owen Sound Attack 4-2 W, 0 G, 1 A, +1, 4 PIM, 2nd star
11/21 vs Peterborough Petes 4-3 W, 0 G, 1 A, +1, 0 PIM
11/26 vs Barrie Colts 7-4 W, 0 G, 1 A, +1, 0 PIM
11/28 vs Owen Sound Attack 6-3 W, 0 G, 1 A, +2, 0 PIM

* Flemming signed to three year entry level deal by the Capitals

Flemming and the Majors are fine as earlier. They won in all five of their games and lead the OHL. Flemming was pretty valuable at the both ends of the rink, getting some points (four assists). His +25 after 25 games are the league’s best.


Stanislav Galiev

Stanislav Galiev, LW, St John Sea Dogs, QMJHL

Stats: 3 GP, 2 G, 2 A, +3, 6 PIM

Game-by-game:

11/21 @ Moncton Wildcats 9-7 W, 1 G, 2 A, +1, 0 PIM
11/26 vs Acadie-Bathurst Titan 6-3 W, 0 G, 0 A, +1, 0 PIM
11/28 vs Halifax Mooseheads 7-1 W, 1 G, 0 A, +1, 6 PIM

* Named to Team Russia’s WJC Camp Roster

The talented Sea Dogs continue to crash everybody they meet. In the last three games they scored 22 goals and allowed few against. Unfortunately, Stan Galiev didn’t score that much, but he still has had four solid points. These numbers look small next to the stats of Zach Phillips and Jonathan Huberdeau (both are 2011 draft eligible), who have had 9 and 8 points respectively.

Highlights vs Halifax Mooseheads:


Andrew Glass

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

Game-by-game:

11/19 vs New Hampshire University Wildcats 2-5 L 0 G, 0 A, E, 0 PIM
11/27 @ New Hampshire University Wildcats 4-2 W DNP
11/27 vs Brown University Bears 4-4 T 0 G, 0 A, +1, 0 PIM

The Terriers winger is struggling and was sidelined for one game, but then he played one game on the third line.


Philipp Grubauer

Philipp Grubauer, G, Kingston Frontenacs, OHL

Stats: 4 GP, 121 Sv, 12 GA, 195:23 TOI

Game-by-game:

11/19 @ Kitchener Rangers 3-4 L, 46 Sv, 4 GA, 60:00 TOI, 2nd star
11/20 @ Sarnia Sting 3-1 W, 36 Sv, 1 GA, 60:00 TOI, 2nd star
11/21 @ London Knights3-4 SOL, DNP
11/26 vs Brampton Battalion 9-3 W, 32 Sv, 3 GA, 60:00 TOI
11/28 vs Ottawa 67's 1-7 L, 7 Sv, 4 GA, 15:23 TOI

* Named to Team Germany’s WJC Camp Roster

He was not bad at the start of reporting period winning two of three games becoming a #2 star twice. But Sunday’s game against the Ottawa 67′s spoiled impressions. Phil allowed four goals in 16 minutes and was changed. But even with this, he has solid 91.0 Sv% and 3.69 GAA. It looks like he allowed a lot, but don’t forget he faces more than 40 shots on average.

Highlights vs Sarnia Sting:


Caleb Herbert

Caleb Herbert, С, Sioux City Musketeers, USHL

Stats: 4 GP, 2 G, 2 A, N/A, 6 PIM

Game-by-game:

11/19 @ Lincoln Stars 2-3 L, 0 G, 1 A, -2, 0 PIM
11/24 @ Cedar Rapids 1-5 L, 1 G, 0 A, E, 2 PIM
11/25 vs Lincoln Stars 1-2 L, 0 G, 0 A, -1, 0 PIM
11/26 vs Indiana Ice 1-4 L, 0 G, 0 A, -3, 4 PIM

Herbert and his Musketeers have had hard times. The future Capital is still the number one scorer on his team, but his team scored only 5 goals in the last 4 games as Herbert has just one and -6. Looks like the last game against the Ice is a peak of the struggling period -3 and 4 PIM for Herbert.


Evgeny Kuznetsov

Evgeny Kuznetsov, RW, Traktor Chelyabinsk, KHL

Stats: 5 GP, 4 G, 2 A, 4, 2 PIM

Game-by-game:

11/19 vs CSKA Moscow 3-2 W, 1 G, 1 A, +1, 0 PIM
11/21 vs Dynamo Riga 4-1 W, 1 G, 0 A, +1, 0 PIM
11/23 @ Ak Bars Kazan 3-2 W, 0 G, 0 A, -1, 0 PIM
11/25 @ Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk 4-2 W, 1 G, 1 A, +1, 2 PIM
11/27 vs Yugra Khanty-Mansiysk 3-2 W, 1 G, 0 A, +1, 0 PIM

* Named to Team Russia’s WJC Camp Roster

Check out our story about Kuznetsov’s sensational run in the last few weeks.


Nick Larson

Nick Larson, C, Minnesota University Golden Gophers, NCAA

Stats: 4 GP, 1 G, 0 A, E, 0 PIM

Game-by-game:

11/19 @ Michigan State Huskies 6-4 W 0 G, 0 A, E, 0 PIM
11/20 @ Michigan State Huskies 4-1 W 0 G, 0 A, E, 0 PIM
11/26 vs MSU Spartans 2-5 L 0 G, 0 A, -1, 0 PIM
11/27 vs Michigan University Wolverines 3-1 W 1 G, 0 A, +1, 0 PIM

The only game Larson scored in was a non-conerence one against the Wolverines. Nick Larson’s status as a Caps prospect is questioned in the latest HFBoards’ Caps prospects list. We’ll keep you posted.

Interview after the game vs Michigan:


Garrett Mitchell

Garrett Mitchell, RW, Regina Pats, WHL

Stats: 6 GP, 0 G, 2 A, -6, 7 PIM

Game-by-game:

11/15 vs Brandon Wheat Kings 2-5 L, 0 G, 0 A, -1, 0 PIM
11/19 @ Vancouver Giants 4-5 OTL, 0 G, 0 A, -3, 0 PIM
11/20 @ Chilliwack Bruins 3-2 SOW, 0 G, 0 A, -1, 0 PIM
11/23 @ Kamloops Blazers 3-4 OTL, 0 G, 1 A, -1, 2 PIM
11/24 @ Kelowna Rockets 1-6 L, 0 G, 0 A, -1, 0 PIM
11/26 @ Prince George Cougars 3-5 L, 0 G, 1 A, +1, 5 PIM

Pats had difficult two weeks. They won only one of six contests and that was a SO win. The captain of the team can’t be happy with his game either. In all but one game against the Cougars, Mitch had a negative rating earning only two points in two weeks. And yeah, as always, he fought.

Fight vs Prince George Cougars:


Dmitri Orlov

Dmitri Orlov, D, Metallurg Novokuznetsk, KHL
Stats: 4 GP, 0 G, 1 A, -4, 0 PIM

Game-by-game:

11/18 vs UHC Dynamo Moscow 2-4 L, 0 G, 1 A, -1, 0 PIM
11/20 vs Vityaz Chekhov 3-1 L, 0 G, 0 A, E, 0 PIM
11/24 vs Salavat Yulaev Ufa 1-4 L, 0 G, 0 A, -1, 0 PIM
11/28 @ Salavat Yulaev Ufa 0-8 L, 0 G, 0 A, -2, 0 PIM

* Named to Team Russia’s WJC Camp Roster

After the break the only game Kuznya won was match against tough Western outsiders from Vityaz. Orlov’s TOI goes down from season-high 21:03 in the first game of the reporting period to 15:33 (third worst this season) in his last game where Orlov was punished by the Eastern offensive powerhouse, Salavat Yulaev Ufa.


Patrick Wey

Patrick Wey, D, Boston College Eagles, NCAA
Stats: 4 GP, 1 G, 1 A, +4, 6 PIM

Game-by-game:

11/19 vs Maine University Black Bears 4-0 W 0 G, 0 A, +1, 2 PIM
11/21 vs Maine University Black Bears 4-1 W 0 G, 0 A, +3, 2 PIM
11/26 @ Merrimack College Warriors 3-5 L 1 G, 0 A, -1, 2 PIM
11/28 vs Vermont Catamounts 6-0 W 0 G, 1 A, +1, 0 PIM

* Named to Team USA’s WJC Camp Roster

The Eagles have had a tremendous performance in the last week: 3 wins in 3 games with goals total 17-6. Wey scored his second goal of this season making a final push to make the USA U-20 National Team preliminary roster, which will be announced in the early December.

Goal vs Merrimack College (@ 2:04)