HW's Weekly Prospect Report 12/25/2012 (Stephen Michalek vs. Nick Palmieri)

Dave Sandford

Merry Christmas to all!

Highlights

The Steve Michalek Project - Interesting look at one of the more unknown goaltenders in the Wild system

Matt Hackett Dobber Sports - Another goaltender update with a quick update on Hackett.

Jason Zucker vs Mark Olver - Because we all love fights! (There are more fights of Palmeri and Genoway on that linked page as well)



Wild Prospect Handbook also has a short preview on the World Junior Championships and seeing that Mario Lucia and Christoph Bertschy make final cut, it should be a good read here.

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Prospect Of The Week

Stephen Michalek vs. Nick Palmieri

A very slow week for Wild prospects because of the holidays but a few did manage to squeeze in a few games. However, those few games just weren't exactly explosive. So with that said, which two prospects manage to put up at least decent showing this week?

Michalek only played one game but after not playing with Harvard and starting slow with Cedar Rapids, Michalek is starting to make up for it. He only played one game this week but it was a .933% save percentage game with 30 shots against and only two goals allowed.

While the rest of the Houston Aeros offense continues to struggle, Palmieri is picking up some of the slack, with three points in two games, and a total of eight shots and 7 penalty minutes. Seems like a very solid performance on an erratic Aeros team.

So who did the best this week?

Minor League


Pos Age Ht Wt Team GP G A P PIM +/- PPG SHG S
Jason Zucker LW 20 5.11 180 Houston Aeros (AHL) 24 13 10 23 21 -8 7 1 89
Justin Fontaine RW 25 5.10 160 Houston Aeros (AHL) 26 8 13 21 2 2 4 0 49
Nick Palmieri RW 23 6.03 220 Houston Aeros (AHL) 28 8 9 17 31 8 2 0 56
Johan Larsson C/LW 20 5.10 200 Houston Aeros (AHL) 28 6 10 16 16 -1 2 1 39
Charlie Coyle RW/C 20 6.02 205 Houston Aeros (AHL) 28 10 6 16 14 -5 2 0 43
David McIntyre LW/C 25 6.00 190 Houston Aeros (AHL) 27 7 8 15 18 13 0 0 62
Mikael Granlund C/W 20 5.10 180 Houston Aeros (AHL) 16 5 9 14 6 -5 2 0 34
Marco Scandella D 22 6.02 190 Houston Aeros (AHL) 23 1 10 11 13 1 0 0 53
Kris Foucault LW 22 6.01 202 Houston Aeros (AHL) 20 4 6 10 2 -3 2 0 27
Chay Genoway D 26 5.09 177 Houston Aeros (AHL) 26 3 7 10 21 6 1 0 28
Zack Phillips C/RW 20 6.00 175 Houston Aeros (AHL) 26 1 9 10 2 -5 0 0 36
Jarod Palmer RW 26 6.00 200 Houston Aeros (AHL) 16 2 6 8 26 6 0 0 18
Chad Rau C 25 5.11 175 Houston Aeros (AHL) 13 4 2 6 4 3 0 0 11
Steven Kampfer D 24 5.11 197 Houston Aeros (AHL) 14 0 6 6 10 -10 0 0 30
Carson McMillan RW/C 24 6.01 200 Houston Aeros (AHL) 17 1 4 5 4 3 0 0 25
Jonas Brodin D 19 6.01 166 Houston Aeros (AHL) 8 2 2 4 4 2 0 0 13
Joel Broda LW/C 23 6.00 196 Houston Aeros (AHL) 26 2 2 4 20 -5 0 0 44
Tyler Cuma D 22 6.02 180 Houston Aeros (AHL) 20 1 2 3 8 -5 0 0 16
Brett Bulmer RW 20 6.03 185 Houston Aeros (AHL) 17 1 1 2 19 -8 0 0 27
Josh Caron D 21 6.02 215 Houston Aeros (AHL) 10 0 0 0 7 -1 0 0 0





Orlando Solar Bears (ECHL) 14 1 1 2 28 -2 0 0 6
Kyle Medvec D 24 6.05 191 Houston Aeros (AHL) 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5





Orlando Solar Bears (ECHL) 12 3 4 7 16 2 0 0 27

Canadian Junior Leagues


Pos Age Height Weight Team GP G A P PIM +/- PPG SHG Shots
Raphael Bussieres LW 19 6.01 195 Baie-Comeau (QMJHL) 36 18 26 44 22 21 4 0 114
Tyler Graovac C 19 6.03 179 Ottawa 67s (OHL) 26 18 12 30 6 -14 5 1 -
Matt Dumba D 18 6.00 183 Red Deer Rebels (WHL) 34 7 10 17 43 -3 1 0 -
Colton Jobke D 20 6.00 175 Regina Pats (WHL) 15 1 12 13 42 -1 0 0 -

USA/BCHL


Pos Age Height Weight Team GP G A P PIM +/- PPG SHG Shots
Louis Nanne LW 18 5.10 162 Penticton Vees (BCHL) 27 13 13 26 12 - 3 0 -
Erik Haula C/LW 21 5.11 170 U of Minnesota (WCHA) 17 8 14 22 6 5 3 0 65
Adam Gilmour RW 18 6.02 193 Muskegon Lumberjacks (USHL) 28 10 12 22 4 9 4 0 81
Mario Lucia LW 19 6.02 187 Notre Dame (CCHA) 9 5 5 10 4 4 3 0 19
Nick Seeler D 19 6.00 170 U of Nebraska Omaha (WCHA) 16 2 5 7 16 7 1 0 23
John Draeger D 19 6.02 186 Michigan State (CCHA) 17 1 4 5 6 -6 1 0 28
Anthony Hamburg RW 21 6.01 185 Rochester Inst. of Tech (AHA) 11 1 2 3 8 0 0 0

European


Pos Age Height Weight Team GP G A P PIM +/- PPG SHG Hits Time
Cody Almond C/LW 23 6.02 199 Geneve-Servette (NLA) 26 6 13 19 40 4



Daniel Gunnarsson D 20 6.04 191 Lulea (Elitserien) 31 5 5 10 12 5 3 0 7 17.42
Christoph Bertschy C 18 5.10 170 Bern (NLA) 27 2 2 4 14 1








Bern U20 (Elit Jr) 2 2 1 3 2




Bjorn Krupp D 21 6.02 189 Kolner Haie (DEL) 18 1 4 5 8 3



Goaltenders


Age Height Weight Team League GP Min GA SO GAA W L SOL/T SA Svs Sv%
Johan Gustafsson G 20 6.02 202 Lulea Elitserien 20
33 2 1.65 12 8 0 484 450 0.930
Matt Hackett G 22 6.02 170 Houston Aeros AHL 23 1362 60 0 2.64 11 8 3 615 555 0.902
Darcy Kuemper G 22 6.04 195 Houston Aeros AHL 6 340 14 1 2.47 3 3 0 158 138 0.908




Orlando Solar Bears ECHL 3 184 8 0 2.61 0 2 1 113 105 0.929
Stephen Michalek G 19 6.02 196 Cedar Rapids USHL 7 423.5 22 0 3.12 3 3 1 191 169 0.885
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