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Prospect Watch - Jan. 2

Wednesday, 01.2.2013 / 11:16 AM ET / 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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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - MTL 76 47 21 8 200 169 102
2 x - NYR 75 47 21 7 228 177 101
3 TBL 76 46 23 7 244 198 99
4 PIT 76 42 23 11 210 190 95
5 NYI 77 45 27 5 235 215 95
6 DET 75 40 23 12 220 206 92
7 WSH 76 41 25 10 223 188 92
8 BOS 76 38 25 13 201 196 89
9 OTT 75 37 26 12 218 203 86
10 FLA 76 35 26 15 190 207 85
11 PHI 76 30 29 17 198 219 77
12 CBJ 75 36 35 4 207 232 76
13 NJD 76 31 33 12 168 194 74
14 CAR 75 28 36 11 174 204 67
15 TOR 76 28 42 6 198 244 62
16 BUF 75 20 47 8 144 254 48

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
A. Henrique 69 16 24 -3 40
M. Cammalleri 62 25 13 3 38
P. Elias 63 11 21 -16 32
S. Gomez 52 7 24 -7 31
S. Bernier 61 13 14 3 27
T. Zajac 68 11 12 -4 23
A. Larsson 58 3 19 3 22
A. Greene 76 3 18 3 21
M. Ryder 47 6 13 -1 19
E. Gelinas 56 6 11 -3 17
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Schneider 26 28 8 .928 2.19
K. Kinkaid 5 5 3 .918 2.47