Once again, our friends at Wild PR are kind enough to compile the highlights of the Wild prospects, and we are delighted to bring that information to you.
Starting with the week that was for the Houston Aeros, and continuing to the kids in the OHL and NCAA, they have the Wild prospects covered like a blanket (or some other all too often used cliche).
The Aeros went 3-0-0-1 this past week, winning 4-2 at Rockford on Wednesday and 4-3 in a shootout at Chicago on Friday. Houston then came home for a pair of games vs. Grand Rapids, winning 2-1 on Saturday and falling 3-2 in a shootout on Sunday. RW Jon DiSalvatore (1-3=4) and D Maxim Noreau (0-4=4) led the squad with four points each while G Josh Tordjman posted two wins and a .925 SV%. Overall, LW Robbie Earl has totaled 29 points (12-17=29) to lead the Aeros while G Matt Hackett currently owns team bests in wins (10), goals against average (2.52) and save percentage (.912) . This week the Houston hosts Texas on Friday then plays at Lake Erie on Saturday and Toronto on Sunday.
Aeros Record: 24-18-1-3, 52 pts., 3rd place in the West Division
|22||Jed Ortmeyer (total)||28||2||6||8||1||20||0||0||58||3.4|
FUTURE MINNESOTA WILD STATISTICS – JANUARY 18, 2011
|LW Brett Bulmer||Kelowna (WHL)||42||14||21||35||-9||66||Totaled three assists in two games last week and currently owns a three-game assist streak. Ranks 3rd in points, T-3rd in assists and 4th in goals among Rockets skaters.|
|D Josh Caron||Kamloops (WHL)||5||0||0||0||+3||10||Registered four PIM in three games in his first action since suffering a broken collar-bone 9/25. He missed 41 games with the injury.|
|LW Kris Foucault||Calgary (WHL)||39||13||16||29||-7||44||Dished out four assists in three games last week. He has picked up five assists in his last five games and ranks 2nd in points and T-3rd in goals among Hitmen skaters.|
|D Colton Jobke||Kelowna (WHL)||35||1||6||7||-1||59||Recorded a -1 rating in two games for Kelowna last week. The Rockets are 23-20-0 and sit in 6th place in the Western Conference.|
|D Bjorn Krupp||Belleville (OHL)||37||1||7||8||-17||35||Claimed an assist to end a 15-game scoreless streak (1/15) and now ranks T-3rd among Belleville defensemen in assists.|
|RW Dylen McKinlay||Chilliwack (WHL)||26||4||9||13||-4||29||Posted a -3 rating and two PIM as Chilliwack took two of three games from Prince George last week. He missed 16 games with a knee injury (10/16-11/26).|
|C Anthony Hamburg||Colgate (ECAC)||7||0||3||3||-4||4||Has left Colgate University and will play the remainder of the season with Omaha of the USHL. He has compiled seven points (2-5=7) in his first seven games with the Lancers.|
|LW Erik Haula||Minnesota (WCHA)||19||3||13||16||+7||14||Recorded an assist and four shots on goal in his first game since the World Junior Championship (1/14). He leads the Gophers in assists and is 4th in points. Led all Finnish players with four goals and ranked 2nd with seven points in six games at the World Junior Championship.|
|D Sean Lorenz||Notre Dame (CCHA)||26||4||5||9||+20||28||Saw a three-game point streak snapped 1/14, but was back on the scoresheet the next night with an assist in a 4-1 loss to Alaska. He leads the team in plus/minus rating.|
|D Kyle Medvec||Vermont (HE)||18||1||2||3||-7||22||Registered one shot and a +1 rating as Vermont split a pair of games with Northeastern last week.|
|F Jason Zucker||Denver (WCHA)||22||16||8||24||+13||28||Potted a goal and an assist (1/4) and another goal the next night as Denver went 1-0-1 vs. Minnesota State last weekend. He ranks 1st in WCHA play and T-6th in the nation in goals. Named WCHA Freshman of the Week 12/7 and 12/14. Claimed a bronze medal at the World Junior Championship, potting one goal in four games.|
|F Mikael Granlund||HIFK Helsinki (Finland - SM-liiga)||19||3||15||18||-1||8||Notched five assists and a +4 rating in three games last week. He currently holds a four-game assist streak (1/8-1/15). He was sidelined 21 games with an injury (10/16-12/28).|
|RW Johan Larsson||Brynas (Sweden – J20 Super Elit)||10||6||9||15||+8||8||Netted a goal and an assist in a 5-0 victory over Skelleftea to earn his first multi-point game of the season in Elite play (1/15). Posted four points (1-3=4) and four PIM in six games at the World Junior Championship.|
|F Jere Sallinen||Blues Espoo (Finland - SM-liiga)||36||4||6||10||+4||24||Snapped a seven-game scoring drought by tallying Blues’ first goal in a 4-2 win over HPK (1/11).|
|Dennis Endras||Augsburger (Germany -DEL)||33||1924||3.30||15-15-3||106||0.895||Stopped 31 of 34 shots to earn a 5-3 victory over Hamburg (1/16). Allowed three goals on eight shots before being relieved in a 4-1 loss to Straubing (1/14).|
|Johan Gustafsson||VIK (Sweden - Hockey Allsvenskan)||15||900||2.40||36||0.910||Made 22 saves in a 3-2 OT loss to Orebro in his first game for VIK since the World Junior Championship (1/14).|
|Darcy Kuemper||Red Deer (WHL)||39||2296||1.80||28-8-3||69||0.933||Named WHL Player of the Week after going 3-0-0 with two shutouts, stopping 85 of 86 shot for a 0.32 GAA and a .988 SV%. He currently ranks 1st in the WHL in wins, GAA, SV% and shutouts. Named CHL Goalie of the Week for the period of 10/4-10/10.|