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Prospect Watch - Jan. 2

Wednesday, 01.02.2013 / 11:16 AM / News
By Eric Marin
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Prospect Watch - Jan. 2

Blake Pietila (5th round, 2011) and Team USA advanced to the semifinals of the 2013 IIHF World Junior Championship on Wednesday with a 7-0 win over the Czech Republic. Pietila contributed four shots, went 1-for-2 on faceoffs and finished a plus-1 as the U.S. advanced to face Canada in Thursday's semifinal.

Pietila registered two assists on Dec. 27, when the Americans opened the tournament with an 8-0 rout of Germany. He finished the four-game preliminary round with two assists and six shots, but posted a plus-4 and an 11-for-16 (69%) record on draws. The Michigan Tech (CCHA) sophomore has 10 goals and two assists in 17 games with the Huskies.

Maxime Clermont

LW Stefan Matteau (1st round, 2012) had two goals Sunday and was a plus-3 for Blainville-Boisbriand (QMJHL) in his first junior game since U.S. National Junior Team training camp. Matteau, who was one of the final two skaters cut  from the U.S. squad, has three goals and an assist in his final two December games for the Armada.

D Damon Severson (2nd round, 2012) closed out a productive month for Kelowna (WHL) while riding a three-game points streak (4a). The 6-2, 190-lb. blue liner posted two goals and 14 assists for 16 points in 11 games last month, including a five-game points streak (2g-9a) from Dec. 8-15. With 26 points (5g-21a), Severson is the top-scoring defenseman for the Rockets, who have won 14 in a row at home.

LW
Reid Boucher (4th round, 2011) ended December on a five-game points streak (6g-4a) for Sarnia (OHL), wrapping up a month in which he netted eight goals and five assists in nine games. Boucher carried his streak (now at six) into 2013 with two assists in the Sting’s New Year’s Day win over London. Boucher’s 27 goals are tied for the most in the OHL.

G Scott Wedgewood
(3rd round, 2010) enjoyed a 4-0-1 run in December, including three straight wins from Dec. 19-27 for Trenton (ECHL). He needed 39 saves to beat Fort Wayne on Dec. 22, then held Reading to one goal in a victory five days later.  His 5-3-2 mark for the month improved his overall record to 10-8-2 with a 2.90 GAA and .905 save percentage.

G Maxime Clermont
(6th round, 2010) ended December with three straight victories, including back-to-back performances with 40-or-more saves. He made 40 stops in Elmira’s (ECHL) triumph over Evansville on Dec. 28, then delivered 43 on New Year’s Eve to lead the Jackals past Wheeling. Clermont went 4-2-0-1 for the month, upping his season totals to 6-5-1-1 with a 3.47 GAA and .897 save percentage.

D
Reece Scarlett (6th round, 2011) put up one goal and two assists over his final three games in December to improve his month's totals to three goals, four assists in nine contests with Swift Current (WHL). Scarlett leads Broncos defensemen with 20 points (5g-15a).

Scarlett’s teammate, F Graham Black (5th round, 2012) notched three goals, three assists in December. He’s third on Swift Current with 30 points (16-14a).

LW Ben Johnson
(3rd round, 2012) picked up points in his final two December contests to improve to three goals, three assists in 10 games in the month. The Windsor (OHL) forward has seven goals, eight assists this season.

LW Ben Thomson
(4th round, 2012) posted four goals in December, bringing his season totals with Kitchener (OHL) to seven goals and six assists.

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 63 41 17 5 171 139 87
2 NYR 62 39 17 6 196 153 84
3 NYI 64 41 21 2 205 179 84
4 TBL 64 38 20 6 210 171 82
5 DET 61 35 15 11 180 159 81
6 PIT 62 36 17 9 181 155 81
7 WSH 64 34 20 10 188 159 78
8 BOS 62 31 22 9 165 161 71
9 FLA 63 28 22 13 154 178 69
10 PHI 63 27 25 11 168 183 65
11 OTT 60 27 23 10 171 163 64
12 NJD 63 26 27 10 141 164 62
13 CBJ 62 26 32 4 160 196 56
14 CAR 62 24 31 7 144 167 55
15 TOR 63 25 33 5 170 193 55
16 BUF 63 19 39 5 123 212 43

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
M. Cammalleri 51 23 10 4 33
A. Henrique 56 12 20 -1 32
P. Elias 53 10 16 -13 26
S. Gomez 39 5 18 -9 23
M. Zidlicky 63 4 19 -7 23
T. Zajac 55 10 10 -4 20
S. Bernier 48 10 8 1 18
M. Ryder 44 6 12 -2 18
A. Larsson 45 2 16 3 18
M. Havlat 38 5 9 -12 14
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Schneider 23 23 6 .927 2.19
K. Kinkaid 3 4 3 .915 2.59