RMNB Prospect Watch

Ed. note – The sole duty of Fedor Fedin and Roman Piontkovsky of GlobalCapsFans is to serve you tasty morsels of news about your favorite not-yet-but-maybe-one-day Caps. Russian Machine gears up once more to give you your bi-weekly offering of players in the far reaches of the Caps system (CHL, USHL, NCAA, KHL, DADT).  Prospect Watch incoming!

Prospect Watch’s Three Stars

  1. Cody Eakin
  2. Garrett Mitchell
  3. Stanislav Galiev

Brandon Anderson

Brandon Anderson, G, Lethbridge Hurricanes, WHL

Stats: 4 GP, 102 Sv, 15 GA, 204:08 TOI

Game-by-game:

12/1 @ Swift Current Broncos 2-3 OTL, 36 Sv, 3 GA, 61:14 TOI, 2nd star
12/4 vs Price Albert Raiders 1-5 L, 6 Sv, 3 GA, 17:54 TOI
12/7 vs Moose Jaw Warrios 7-4 W, DNP
12/10 vs Chilliwack Bruins 3-4 L, 22 Sv, 4 GA, 60:00 TOI
12/12 vs Medicine Hat Tigers 5-6 SOL, 38 Sv, 5 GA, 65:00 TOI

There was a little progress in Anderson’s stats compared to the previous report. Though his stats are still not great (0.872 Sv%, 4.41 GAA, and no wins), he played some good games. He had a terrible outing against the Raiders, where he allowed three goals on nine shots and was substituted in the first.

Highlights vs Medicine Hat Tigers, Highlights vs Swift Current Broncos


Greg Burke

Greg Burke, LW, New Hampshire University Wildcats, NCAA

Stats: DNP

Game-by-game:
12/2 @ UMASS Lowell 3-0 W DNP
12/5 vs Vermont University Catamounts 5-1 W DNP
12/10 @ Maine University Black Bears 4-3 OTW DNP

Burke continues his recovery from mononucleosis. Thermos of chicken noodle soup from mom, and a DVD of How I Met Your Mother.


Samuel Carrier

Samuel Carrier, Lewiston MAINEiacs, QMJHL

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

Game-by-game:

11/30 @ Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 2-1 OTW, 0 G, 0 A, E, 0 PIM
12/2 @ Moncton Wildcats 3-4 L, 0 G, 1 A, -1, 0 PIM
12/3 @ Saint-John Sea Dogs 2-6 L, 0 G, 0 A, +1, 0 PIM
12/5 vs Montreal Juniors 3-5 L, 0 G, 2 A, +1, 2 PIM
12/7 vs Baie-Comeau Drakkar 4-5 L, 0 G, 1 A, -2, 0 PIM
12/10 vs Saint-John Sea Dogs 5-2 W, 0 G, 0 A, +2, 2 PIM

The MAINEacs didn’t continue their pace from late November and won only two of the last six games. Sam Carrier added four more assists to his stats, including one shorthandeder.


Phil DeSimone

Phil DeSimone, C, New Hampshire University Wildcats, NCAA

Stats: 3 GP, 0 G, 3 A, +1, 2 PIM

Game-by-game:

12/2 @ UMASS Lowell 3-0 W 0 G, 1 A, +1, 0 PIM
12/5 vs Vermont University Catamounts 5-1 W 0 G, 2 A, +1, 0 PIM
12/10 @ Maine University Black Bears 4-3 OTW 0 G, 1 A, -1, 2 PIM

DeSimone’s still hot though he didn’t score a goal in the last two weeks. He recorded at least a point in 7 of his last 9 games, as his ‘Cats won 7 of 11 conference games this year.


Dan Dunn

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

Stats: 2 GP, 17 Sv, 6 GA, 39:28 TOI

Game-by-game:

12/3 @ North Dakota University Huskies 1-3 L DNP
12/4 @ North Dakota University Huskies 2-6 L 15 Sv, 4 GA, 28:24 TOI
12/10 vs Colorado College Tigers 0-3 L DNP
12/11 vs Colorado College Tigers 2-5 L 2 Sv, 2 GA, 10:44 TOI

The Huskies’ first game against the Fighting Sioux was broadcast nationwide (USA) on the NHL Network. Dunn started twice and was pulled twice (though he returned to a game against Fighting Sioux late in the third). His weird performance in the last game was smoothed over a little bit by an assist. The Huskies won only one of their last nine outings.


Cody Eakin
Cody Eakin, C, Swift Current Broncos, WHL

Stats: 6 GP, 6 G, 6 A, +3, 4 PIM

Game-by-game:

12/1 vs Lethbridge Hurricanes 3-2 OTW, 0 G, 2 A, E, 0 PIM
12/3 vs Everett Silvertips 0-6 L, 0 G, 0 A, -2, 0 PIM
12/4 @ Regina Pats 1-4 L, 0 G, 1 A, -1, 0 PIM
12/7 @ Chilliwack Bruins 5-4 W, 3 G, 1 A, +2, 2 PIM, 1st star
12/8 @ Kelowna Rockets 4-1 W, 1 G, 2 A, +3, 2 PIM, 1st star
12/10 @ Kamloops Blazers 2-3 L, 2 G, 0 A, +1, 0 PIM, 3rd star
12/11 @ Vancouver Giants 4-1 W, DNP

Cody shined in the last week. Right before Canadian WJC Team Selection Camp got started, he posted his best performance of the season with 6 goals and 3 assists, twice was first star of the game and named star of the week in both the WHL and the whole CHL. This news reached Cody in the WJC camp, where he played in a couple of scrimmages between Red and White teams and recorded two points in one of them. Eakin survived after cuts made by Canada WJC team and made the final roster.

Highlights vs Chilliwack Bruins, Highlights vs Kamloops Blazers, WHL Player Profile – Cody Eakin


Brett Flemming

Brett Flemming, D, Mississauga Majors, OHL

Stats: 6 GP, 0 G, 5 A, +2, 4 PIM

Game-by-game:

12/2 @ Bramptom Battalion 3-2 W, 0 G, 0 A, E, 0 PIM
12/3 @ London Khights 4-1 W, 0 G, 1 A, +2, 0 PIM
12/5 @ Guelph Storm 5-6 L, 0 G, 2 A, -1, 0 PIM
12/9 @ Niagara Ice Dogs 2-1 SOW, 0 G, 0 A, E, 4 PIM
12/10 vs Oshawa Generals 2-3 L, 0 G, 1 A, +1, 0 PIM
12/12 vs Barrie Colts 6-3 W, 0 G, 1 A, E, 0 PIM

Majors lost a couple of games in the first half of December. They have fallen to second place in the CHL rankings. Flemming continues to produce a lot of assists; he’s the best D-man on his team in assists and third among all skaters. But his plus-minus didn’t improve much, and he lost the OHL lead in this stat.


Stanislav Galiev

Stanislav Galiev, LW, St John Sea Dogs, QMJHL

Stats:  7 GP, 2 G, 4 A, +4, 0 PIM

Game-by-game:

12/1 @ Acadie-Bathurst Titan 7-2 W, 0 G, 0 A, +1, 0 PIM
12/3 vs Lewiston MAINEiacs 6-2 W, 0 G, 2 A, +1, 0 PIM
12/4 vs Gatineau Olympiques 5-2 W, 1 G, 2 A, +3, 0 PIM, 2nd star
12/7 @ PEI Rocket 3-2 W, 0 G, 0 A, +1, 0 PIM
12/8 vs PEI Rocket 4-1 W, 1 G, 0 A, E, 0 PIM
12/10 @ Lewiston MAINEiacs 2-5 L, 0 G, 0 A, -2, 0 PIM
12/12 vs Halifax Mooseheads 5-3 W, 0 G, 0 A, E, 0 PIM

Galiev is still not a leader for the Sea Dogs in scoring, and it looks like he’s saving his passion and goals for the WJC. He did shine in the game against the Olimpiques, where he recorded three points and was second star of the game. Anyway, we can say that Stan picked up his goal scoring: in the first half of 10-11 season he scored one goal fewer than in the whole 09-10 season.

Highlights vs Gatineau Olympiques


Andrew Glass

Andrew Glass, LW, Boston University Terriers, NCAA

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

Game-by-game:

12/3 vs Boston College Eagles 5-9 L 1 G, 0 A, E, 0 PIM

12/4 @ Boston College Eagles 2-5 L 0 G, 0 A, -1, 0 PIM
12/8 vs Northeastern University Huskies 5-4 W 0 G, 1 A, E, 0 PIM
12/11 @ RPI Engineers 1-4 L 0 G, 0 A, +1, 0 PIM

The Terriers’ LW found a spot on the third line, scoring his first goal in more than a month against their rivals from BC Eagles.

Goal vs Boston College Eagles (@ 5:25)


Philipp Grubauer

Philipp Grubauer, G, Kingston Frontenacs, OHL

Stats: 4 GP, 142 Sv, 19 GA, 248:31 TOI

Game-by-game:

12/2 @ Oshawa Generals 2-3 OTL, 44 Sv, 3 GA, 64:32 TOI, 1st star
12/3 vs Pereborough Petes 4-3 SOL, DNP
12/5 @ Ottawa 67's 6-5 SOW, 22 Sv, 5 GA, 65:00 TOI
12/10 @ Saginaw Spirit 1-4 L, 43 Sv, 4 GA, 60:00 TOI
12/11 @ Plymouth Whalers 3-4 L, DNP
12/12 @ Windsor Spitfires 6-7 L, 33 Sv, 7 GA, 58:59 TOI

He started December with an amazing game against the Generals, saving on 44 of 47 Oshawa’s shots and being named the first star of the game despite an OT loss. But in the next game, he spoiled his stats a bit. He faced Red Wings prospect Petr Mrazek in a game against the 67’s. Both Grubi and Mrazek are known for their amazing shootout saves, and when it came to the shootout Grubi was better– saving on both Ottawa’s shots. He now has 4 SOWs (no SOLs), saving on 10 of 11 attempts.

Highlights vs Oshawa Generals, Highlights vs Ottawa 67’s


Caleb Herbert

Caleb Herbert, С, Sioux City Musketeers, USHL

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

Game-by-game:

12/3 @ Fargo Force 2-6 L, 0 G, 2 A, -2, 0 PIM

12/4 @ Fargo Force 3-2 W, 0 G, 0 A, E, 2 PIM
12/8 @ Sioux Falls Stampede 8-3 W, DNP
12/10 vs Omaha Lancers 1-2 L, DNP
12/11 vs Sioux Falls Stampede, POSTPONED

Herbert was sidelined for two games because of shoulder problems, and one more was postponed due to a blizzard warning. After returning from the national team, Herbert has slowed down a bit.


Evgeny Kuznetsov

Evgeny Kuznetsov, RW, Traktor Chelyabinsk, KHL

Stats: 6 GP, 1 G, 1 A, 1, 4 PIM

Game-by-game:

11/30 vs Salavat Yulaev 0-4 L, 0 G, 0 A, -1, 0 PIM
12/2 vs Ak Bars Kazan 3-2 W, 0 G, 1 A, +2, 0 PIM
12/4 vs Metallurg Mg 2-3 W, 0 G, 0 A, E, 2 PIM
12/7 @ Sibir Novosibirsk 2-4 L, 0 G, 0 A, -1, 0 PIM
12/9 @ Amur Khabarovsk 1-2 L, 0 G, 0 A, E, 0 PIM
12/11 @ Metallurg Novokuznetsk 1-2 L, 1 G, 0 A, +1, 2 PIM

Kuznetsov eased off his sensational pace in November, then he left his team to participate in the WJC Team Russia Camp. Check out Kuznetsov’s interview translated by RMNB.


Nick Larson

Nick Larson, C, Minnesota University Golden Gophers, NCAA

Stats: 4 GP, 2 G, 0 A, +1, 0 PIM

Game-by-game:

12/3 @ Minnesota State 2-3 L 1 G, 0 A, +1, 2 PIM
12/4 @ Minnesota State 1-2 L 0 G, 0 A, -1, 0 PIM
12/10 vs Minnesota Duluth 3-2 W 1 G, 0 A, +1, 0 PIM
12/12 vs Minnesota Duluth 2-2 T 0 G, 0 A, E, 0 PIM

Larson scored twice – he seems to be in a good shape after long recovery from injury, though his Gophers aren’t doing well of late.


Garrett Mitchell

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

Game-by-game:
12/3 vs Moose Jaw Warriors 6-9 L, 1 G, 0 A, E, 0 PIM
12/4 vs Swift Current Broncos 4-1 W, 0 G, 0 A, E, 0 PIM
12/7 vs Everett Silvertips 2-3 L, 0 G, 2 A, +1, 0 PIM
12/10 @ Calgary Hitmen 3-4 OTL, 1 G, 0 A, E, 2 PIM
12/11 @ Red Deer Rebels 3-2 SOW, 1 G, 0 A, +1, 0 PIM

In the five last games the Pats picked up five points – not so bad, but they’re still dead last in their division. One good thing for the Pats was the play of their captain, Garrett Mitchell. He earned points in every game but one. Another surprise is what he didn’t pick up: a single fighting major in the last two weeks.

Highlights vs Red Deer Rebels, Highlights vs Calgary Hitmen


Dmitri Orlov

Dmitri Orlov, D, Metallurg Novokuznetsk, KHL

Stats: 6 GP, 0 G, 1 A, -2, 0 PIM

Game-by-game:

11/30 @ CSKA Moscow 4-1 W, 0 G, 0 A, +1, 0 PIM
12/2 @ Dynamo Riga 1-4 L, 0 G, 0 A, -1, 0 PIM
12/4 @ Dynamo Minsk 1-2 L, 0 G, 0 A, 1, 0 PIM
12/7 vs Metallurg Magnitogorsk 0-3 L, 0 G, 0 A, -2, 0 PIM
12/9 vs Salavat Yulaev Ufa 2-3 L, 0 G, 0 A, E, 0 PIM
12/11 vs Traktor Chelyabinsk 2-1 W, 0 G, 1 A, -1, 0 PIM

Orlov recorded an impressive performance in the last game against Traktor, posting season-high 22:15 TOI. Overall, his two weeks were pretty bad, as he seems to have lost the scoring touch he had early in the season. Metallurg is now 19 points out of the playoffs. They’ve also lost their best goalie, Alexander Vyuhin. Their top forward, Kings prospect Maxim Kitsyn is ready to head to OHL’s Mississauga, and violations in the club’s financial policy have been revealed. It won’t be a big surprise for me if Metallurg leaves the KHL next summer.


Patrick Wey

Patrick Wey, D, Boston College Eagles, NCAA

Stats: 2 GP, 0 G, 1 A, +2, 2 PIM

Game-by-game:

12/3 @ Boston University Terriers 9-5 W 0 G, 0 A, +1, 2 PIM
12/4 vs Boston University Terriers 5-2 W 0 G, 1 A, +1, 0 PIM

Two more good wins for the Eagles. They defeated their rivals from BU twice but those games weren’t very good for the Eagles’ D. Even though they scored 14 goals, 7 allowed is way too much. The Eagles won 4 of the last five contests.

  • http://www.calacirian.org sonja

    Love this …

    However … just a tiny correction. Greg Burke plays for University OF New Hampshire (UNH) … there’s no such place as New Hampshire University. And they played against University OF Vermont (UVM) Catamounts and the University OF Maine Black Bears …

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