Notable Canadian junior performers this week:
Jay O’Brien (C), Penticton Vees (BCHL)
2018 1st Round Pick, 19th overall
O’Brien remains out with an injury and hasn’t played in a game since 12/4. He remains at 47 points (15 G, 32 A) in 33 games.
Mason Millman (D), Saginaw Spirit (OHL)
2019 4th Round Pick, 103rd overall
Millman has been suspended four games for this hit. The suspension seems a bit excessive. He’ll be eligible to return on December 19 as his point totals will sit at 15 (6 G, 9 A) in 28 contests.
Yegor Serdyuk (RW), Victoriaville Tigres (QMJHL)
2019 6th Round Pick, 165th overall
Serdyuk now has points in four of his six last games and 16 total (8 G, 8 A) in 22 overall.
Wyatte Wylie (D), Everett Silvertips (WHL)
2018 5th Round Pick, 127th overall
Wylie keeps slipping off that point-per-game rate, but still impressively ranks 5th in WHL scoring among defensemen with 27 points (8 G, 19 A) in 31 games.
Egor Zamula (D), Calgary Hitmen (WHL)
Undrafted Free Agent
Zamula didn’t play in either game this week for Calgary. However, he was invited to Team Russia’s camp for the World Junior Championships!
Roddy Ross (G), Seattle Thunderbirds (WHL)
2019 6th Round Pick, 169th overall
An uneven week for Ross as it has been for him all season. He picked up wins in two of the three games this week. He was able to stop all attempts in a shootout for his victory yesterday. Overall, Ross holds a .910 SV% in 24 GP.
Notable European performers this week:
Linus Högberg (D), Växjö Lakers HC (SHL)
2016 5th Round Pick, 139th overall
No games for SHL this week, so The Hog remains at seven points (3 G, 4 A) in 24 games.
Olle Lycksell (RW/C), Linköping HC (SHL)
2017 6th Round Pick, 168th overall
The emerging 20 year old winger has 12 points (3 G, 9 A) in 24 games.
Samuel Ersson (G), Brynäs IF (SHL)
2018 5th Round Pick, 143rd overall
The 20 year old has a .890 SV% in 11 games in his first SHL season so far.
Marcus Westfält (C), Västerviks IK (Allsvenskan)
2018 7th Round Pick, 205th overall
Marcus Westfält has four points (a goal and three assists) in 30 games.
Adam Ginning (D), HC Vita Hästen (Allsvenskan)
2018 2nd Round Pick, 50th overall
In 17 games so far he has produced four assists.
David Bernhardt (D), SaiPa (Liiga)
2016 7th Round Pick, 199th overall
Since transferring to Liiga, Bernhardt has put up one assist in 11 games.
Ivan Fedotov (G), Traktor Chelyabinsk (KHL)
2015 7th Round Pick, 188th overall
The 22 year old has a .934 SV% in 16 games this season in the KHL. That ranks him 11th among KHL netminders.
Notable collegiate performers this week:
Bobby Brink (RW), University of Denver
2019 2nd Round Pick, 34th overall
Brink scores his seventh goal of the season on this nifty backhander. The kid has some amazing moves/hands for an 18 year old. He is fourth in scoring (13) among U19 players in the NCAA behind Cole Caulfield (20), Trevor Zegras (17) and Alex Turcotte (15).
Wade Allison (RW), Western Michigan University
2016 2nd Round Pick, 52nd overall
Good news! WMU didn’t play this week, so we don’t know if Wade Allison would be in the lineup or not.
Tanner Laczynski (C), Ohio State University
2016 6th Round Pick, 169th overall
OSU had off this week and won’t be back until the weekend after Christmas. He has 15 points (5 G, 10 A) in 16 games.
Noah Cates (LW), University of Minnesota-Duluth
2017 5th Round Pick, 137th overall
Cates and UMD are on a winter break until the weekend after Christmas as well. Cates has looked spectacular overall on the season and has 16 points (9 G, 7 A) in 16 games in his sophomore season.
Bryce Brodzinski (RW), University of Minnesota
2019 7th Round Pick, 196th overall
The freshman remains at five points (1 G, 4 A) in 18 games as U of Minn has off until after the holidays.
Gavin Hain (C), University of North Dakota
2018 6th Round Pick, 174th overall
The sophomore has just four points (2 G, 2 A) in 16 games and will be back in action in two weeks after the break.
Cam York (D), University of Michigan
2019 1st Round Pick, 14th overall
York has been impressive in his rookie season, scoring nine points (4 G, 5 A) in 14 games.
Wyatt Kalynuk (D), University of Wisconsin
2017 7th Round Pick, 196th overall
Kalynuk has four goals and 10 assists on 62 shots in 18 games this season.
Ronnie Attard (D), Western Michigan University
2019 3rd Round Pick, 72nd overall
Regardless of WMU playing, Attard would have likely stayed out of the lineup with a fractured hand. The freshman has five points (4 G, 1 A) in 10 games.
Jack St. Ivany (D), Yale University
2018 4th Round Pick, 112nd overall
- 12/10 - 1 assist, 2 PIM
St. Ivany keeps racking up those assists. He has seven of them in 12 games this season.