Thu. Oct 1st, 2020

By The OilKnight 12/08/19

Welcome to our weekly update on CHL prospects. Here are the leading scorers among all 3 leagues for the 2020 draft eligibles & 16 yr old CHL rookies.

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OHL

Marco Rossi continues to clip along at over a 2 pts/game pace. He brings a complete, pro style game and is as consistent as any prospect in recent memory. He rarely has a bad shift, let alone a game where he doesn’t at least show off his smarts & playmaking ability. He is a legit candidate to go Top 5 in June and if he stays healthy, should outscore Byfield this year in the OHL.

Antonio Stranges has had a heckuva couple weeks. After sitting out a game then being relegated to the 4th line, he slowly moved his way up the lineup and ultimately ended up on the Top line for London on friday. This was after he had scored in 5 straight games (7 goals total) and registered 26 shots in those 5 games. What’s most impressive is his commitment to defense which was evident throughout his hot stretch here. He hasn’t been given a ton of opportunity yet but appears to making the most of what he gets now. His stock is rising.

Jacob Perreault leads all OHL‘ers in Powerplay Goals with 9. He still has work to do in his own end but he has good offensive instincts and a terrific shot & release. He is considered an average skater though does have quick feet. He scored 30 goals last season as a 16 yr old and is on pace for 43 goals this year.

BirthdatePosNameGPGAPLeagueTeam
2002-08-19CQuinton Byfield30223557OHLSudbury
2001-09-25 CMarco Rossi 23173653OHLOttawa
2002-01-01 C Cole Perfetti 291530 45 OHL Saginaw
2002-01-18 CTyson Foerster 26172037OHLBarrie
2002-04-15 RWJacob Perreault 26162036OHLSarnia
2002-04-08 RDJamie Drysdale 2962531OHLErie
2001-09-19 RW Jack Quinn 28161531OHLOttawa
2001-09-25 CJaromir Pytlik 30131831OHLSSM
2002-04-12 CRory Kerins 30141327OHLSSM
2002-04-05 CTy Tullio 27121527OHLOshawa
2001-09-24 RWHayden Fowler 27121426OHLErie
2002-07-07CZayde Wisdom28251025OHLKingston
2002-02-05 LWAntonio Stranges 26141024OHLLondon
2002-02-21 RWLuke Evangelista 27101424OHLLondon
2002-07-09 CLogan Morrison 27111223OHLHamilton
2002-02-13 RWOliver Suni 2781523OHLOshawa
2002-05-13 CJean-Luc Foudy 25101323OHLWindsor
2002-03-19 RDJack Thompson 3091120OHLSudbury
2001-12-01RWBrandon Coe2681220OHLNorth Bay
2002-05-02 LWWill Cuylle 259918OHLWindsor
2001-12-06LWAnthony Tabak2961218OHLSarnia
2002-01-08 RDRuben Rafkin 2511617OHLWindsor
2002-01-18 LW James Hardie 2710616OHLMississauga
2002-05-16 LDRyan O’Rourke 2061016OHLSSM
2002-06-09 RWCameron Butler 309615OHLPeterborough
2002-03-14 RWReid Valade 229413OHLKitchener
2002-05-28RWAndrei Bakanov266612OHLGuelph
2002-08-12 RDVille Ottavainen 254812OHLKitchener
2002-02-27 LDLleyton Moore 2711112OHLOshawa
2002-06-20 C Evan Vierling 152 810 OHL Flint
2002-01-12LDDonovan Sebrango211910OHLKitchener

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2021 Draft eligibles

BirthdatePosNameGPGAPLeagueTeam
2003-01-30 CMason McTavish 2515621OHLPeterborough
2002-10-10 RWAvery Hayes 3010919OHLHamilton
2003-03-29 RWChase Stillman 269716OHLSudbury
2003-04-11 C/LW Francesco Pinelli 248715OHLKitchener
2003-01-05 LWBrennan Othmann 215813OHLFlint
2003-06-19 RWEthan Burroughs 216612OHLOwen Sound
2003-06-07 CBrett Harrison 236612OHLOshawa
2003-02-09 RDBrandt Clarke 22099OHLBarrie
2003-01-21 CConnor Lockhart 24279OHLErie
2003-06-13 CFrancesco Arcuri 27369OHLKingston
2003-01-05 CBraeden Kressler 20257OHLFlint

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QMJHL

Alexis Lafreniere is starting to blow away this draft class. He leads all draft eligibles in goals with 24 in 32 games. He has 7 goals in the last 4 games. He also already has 29 power play points. He is the most dynamic prospect in this class and looks to be a lock for 1st overall at this point. 

Dawson Mercer continues to look like the 2nd best forward among draft eligibles in this league. He’s a multi-dimensional player with elite skill and work ethic. He’s a late 2001 birthdate but there’s no denying his talent and determination. 

Mavrik Bourque is a sniper who has 17 even strength goals already. While he needs to get stronger & his play away from the puck needs work, he’s a scorer with a terrific shot and release. 

Vasily Ponomarev was really finding a groove for Shawinigan and is now off to the World Junior A Challenge for Russia. He is a quick, hard on the puck, highly skilled playmaker who looks like a sure-fire 1st round pick. 

Jacob Dion has 2 goals & 6 assists in 3 GP last week including a 4 point game. He’s a late 2001 birthday but moves the puck well though is a bit on the small side. 

BirthdatePosNameGPGAPLeagueTeam
2001-10-11 LW Alexis Lafreniere 3224 46 70QMJHL Rimouski
2002-01-08 CMavrik Bourque 30192544QMJHLShawinigan
2001-12-02RWRyan Francis30142943QMJHLCape Breton
2001-10-27 RW Dawson Mercer 26182442QMJHLDrummondville
2002-05-27LWBrady Burns32191635QMJHLSaint John
2002-06-02 LDJeremie Poirier 32102030QMJHLSaint John
2002-03-13 CVasily Ponomaryev 27131629QMJHLShawinigan
2002-03-20 RDWilliam Villeneuve 3252227QMJHLSaint John
2001-11-01 LDJacob Dion 3252025QMJHLDrummondville
2002-04-29 CPatrick Guay 31121224QMJHLSherbrooke
2002-01-12 CAlexandre Doucet 3151823QMHLVal D’Or
2002-02-24 RDCharlie Desroches 3221921QMJHLSaint John
2001-12-04 RDThimo Nickl 2941620QMJHLDrummondville
2002-01-21 LWElliot Desnoyers 3061420QMJHLMoncton
2002-01-28 RWJosh Lawrence 3251520QMJHLSaint John
2002-02-09 CHendrix Lapierre 1921517QMJHLChicoutimi
2001-11-15 RDJustin Barron 2741317QMJHLHalifax
2002-02-20 CTheo Rochette 1941216QMJHLChicoutimi
2002-06-14 CSenna Peeters 2711415QMJHLHalifax
2002-01-25 LWDawson Stairs 318715QMJHLSaint John
2002-03-27 LDLukas Cormier 1541115QMJHLCharlottetown
2002-08-20 CIvan Ivan 307714QMJHLCape Breton
2001-09-25 RWAdam Raska 207512QMJHLRimouski

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Dawson Mercer scores from Jacob Dion. One of Dion’s 4 assists on the night:

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2021 Draft eligibles

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BirthdatePosNameGPGAPLeagueTeam
2002-11-26LDIsaac Belliveau3263238QMJHLRimouski
2002-10-22 CXavier Bourgault 31171431QMJHLShawinigan
2003-05-15 LWZachary L’Heureux 23111627QMJHLMoncton
2003-02-24 CZachary Bolduc 2314822QMJHLRimouski
2003-05-01 CJames Malatesta 2612921QMJHLQuebec
2003-05-14 CCole Huckins 308917QMJHLAcadie-Bathurst
2003-03-25 CRiley Kidney 2531316QMJHLAcadie-Bathurst
2002-09-27CAlexander Mirzabalaev3151015QMJHLVal D’or
2003-03-13 CJustin Robidas 258715QMJHLVal D’or
2003-01-04CZachary Dean236713QMJHLGatineau
2003-08-06CJoshua Roy286713QMJHLSaint John

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WHL

It is pretty much status quo as the top. No one really separated themselves this week – all the Top rankings stayed the same on the leaderboard.

Braden Schneider did jump Kaiden Guhle in points this week and now has a goal & 6 assists in his last 6 games. Some still consider him a 1st round pick potentially so the boost in offense certainly helps his cause. Of note, over half his points have come on the powerplay (11).

Ronan Seeley only has 13 points on the year but most of that has come recently as he now has 2 goals & 10 points in his last 9 games.

Lukas Svejkovsky was traded from Vancouver to Swift Current last week.

BirthdatePosNameGPGAPLeagueTeam
2001-09-25 CConnor Zary 28192241WHLKamloops
2002-03-09 RWOzzy Wiesblatt 29132033WHLPrince Albert
2002-03-29 LWJake Neighbours 3282432WHLEdmonton
2002-02-01 CSeth Jarvis 26131730WHLPortland
2002-06-25 RWConnor McClennon 29101626WHLWinnipeg
2002-03-24 CJustin Sourdif 27111425WHLVancouver
2002-08-08 CRidly Greig 2681523WHLBrandon
2002-09-02 CJack Finley 2851823WHLSpokane
2002-04-16 RWPavel Novak 19101121WHLKelowna
2001-11-15 CTristen Robins 30101020WHLSaskatoon
2001-09-20 RDBraden Schneider 2931720WHLBrandon
2002-08-16 CMichal Gut 2461319WHLEverett
2002-01-18 LDKaiden Guhle 2961319WHLPrince Albert
2002-01-27 RWSimon Knak 2561218WHLPortland
2002-02-10 LWKyle Crnkovic 307815WHLSaskatoon
2002-04-27 LWKeanu DeRungs 2671017WHLVictoria
2002-01-25 LWCross Hanas 268613WHLPortland
2002-08-02 LDRonan Seeley 2821113WHLEverett
2002-05-15 LDDaemon Hunt 2301111WHLMoose Jaw
2001-11-28RWLukas Svejkovsky195510WHLVancouver
2002-06-03 RDKasper Puutio 261910WHLSwift Current

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2021 Draft eligibles

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BirthdatePosNameGPGAPLeagueTeam
2002-09-23CRyder Korczak2682432WHLMoose Jaw
2003-05-16 CCole Sillinger 24111425WHLMedicine Hat
2003-04-10 RWDylan Guenther 2681220WHLEdmonton
2003-04-10 LWZack Stringer 2031114WHLLethbridge
2003-02-06 CLogan Stankoven 259413WHLKamloops
2003-01-14 LDCarson Lambos 235813WHLWinnipeg
2003-01-27 LWEric Alarie 263710WHL Moose Jaw

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