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Toronto Maple Leafs prospects report: Feb. 13-20

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Playoffs are so close, yet so, so, far.

Victoria Royals v Vancouver Giants
VANCOUVER, BC - OCTOBER 5: Jack Walker #9 (L) of the Victoria Royals celebrates his goal against the Vancouver Giants with teammate Tyler Soy #17 during the first period of their WHL game at the Langley Events Centre on October 5, 2016 in Langley, British Columbia, Canada.
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It’s the worst part of the season to me, right now. We’re so close to the playoffs starting, but so far away. The Leafs prospects are almost all guaranteed a spot in the playoffs right now, except for Keaton Middleton and the Saginaw Spirit. The Spirit would need a huge win streak to catch up and pass the 8th place Sarnia Sting, who are five points ahead of the Spirit. CHL teams that are locked into the playoffs are now marked with an ‘x’ as tradition goes, the NCAA playoffs are weird and scary and I’m not even trying to figure them out in advance.

I’ll also add their standings and points back of a playoff spot or home ice under each teams name. I hope it’s not too cluttered.


Ontario Hockey League

The OHL has the old NHL style of top 8 teams in each conference make the playoffs, with division leaders taking the top 2 seeds.

JJ Piccinich (F) / Nicolas Mattinen (D)
0G, 1A, -3 / 0G, 0A, -1
x - London Knights - 38-11-3-4
3rd, OHL West - 6 points from 1st.

February 15th: @ Erie Otters
L 5-1 - 0G, 0A, -3 / 0G, 0A, -3
February 17th: vs Owen Sound Attack
L 6-1 - 0G, 0A, -1 / No Points
February 19th: @ Kingston Frontenacs
W 4-1 - No Points / No Points
February 20th: @ Ottawa 67’s
W 4-2 - 0G, 1A, +1 / 0G, 0A, +2


Stephen Desrocher (D) - 1G, 3A, +4
Kingston Frontenacs - 26-21-5-4
5th, OHL East - tied with Hamilton for home ice.

February 15th: @ Mississauga Steelheads
W 2-1 SO - 0G, 1A, -1
February 17th: vs Peterborough Petes
L 4-3 SO - 1G, 0A, +2
February 19th: vs London Knights
L 4-1 - No Points
February 20th: vs Barrie Colts
W 5-1 - 0G, 2A, +3


Jeremy Bracco (F) - 0G, 2A, +1
x - Windsor Spitfires - 35-13-5-3
5th, OHL West - 2 points back from home ice.

February 16th: vs Sarnia Sting
W 6-3 - 0G, 2A
February 18th: vs Guelph Storm
W 3-1 - 0G, 0A, +1


Nikita Korostelev (F) - 1G, 4A, -3
x - Peterborough Petes - 34-17-2-3
3rd, OHL East - tied with Oshawa for 1st.

February 16th: vs Hamilton Bulldogs
L 4-3 - 1G, 1A, -1
February 17th: @ Peterborough Petes
W 4-3 SO - 0G, 1A
February 20th: vs Sudbury Wolves:
W 4-3 - 0G, 2A, -2


Keaton Middleton (D) - 0G, 1A, +1
Saginaw Spirit - 22-26-7-2
9th, OHL West - 6 points from playoffs.

February 17th: vs Flint Firebirds
W 4-1 - 0G, 1A, +2
February 18th: vs Kitchener Rangers
L 5-4 OT - No Points
February 20th: @ Sarnia Sting
W 6-5 - 0G, 0A, -1


Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

The QMJHL seeds it’s teams 1-16 for the playoffs, with conference leaders taking the top 3 seeds.

Martins Dzierkals (F) - 2G, 2A
x - Rouyn-Noranda Huskies - 34-15-2-5
5th overall - 4 points from 1st in Division

February 15th: vs Val d’Or Foreurs
W 2-1 - No Points
February 17th: vs Rimouski Oceanic
L 4-1 - 0G, 0A, -2
February 18th: Cape Breton Screaming Eagles
W 8-4 - 2G, 2A, +2


Western Hockey League

The WHL has the same playoff structure as the NHL. Divisional playoffs with 2 crossover wild cards in each conference.

Adam Brooks (F) - 1G, 3A, -2
x - Regina Pats - 42-9-6-1
1st in East Division

February 14th: vs Everett Silvertips
L 4-2 - 0G, 0A, -1
February 15th: @ Swift Current Broncos
W 2-0 - No Points
February 17th: @ Brandon Wheat Kings
L 5-3 - 1G, 2A
February 18th: @ Moose Jaw Warriors
L 4-0 - 0G, 0A, -1
February 20th: @ Prince Albert Raiders
W 3-2 OT - 0G, 1A


Jack Walker (F) / Vladimir Bobylyov (F)
1G, 2A, +3 / 0G, 1A, +1
Victoria Royals - 32-23-4-1
1st West Wild Card, 4 points back of division spot.

February 15th: @ Medicine Hat Tigers
L 3-1 - 0G, 1A / 0G, 0A, -2
February 17th: @ Lethbridge Hurricanes
L 5-4 SO - 0G, 1A, +2 / 0G, 0A, +2
February 18th: @ Kootenay Ice
W 4-1 - 1G, 0A, +1 / 0G, 1A, +1


NCAA

Joseph Woll (G) - 71sv, 79sh, 0.899sv%
Boston College Eagles
Overall: 18-12-4 / Conference: 13-4-3

February 13th: vs Northeastern
L 4-2 - 23sv, 26sh, 0.885sv%
February 17th: vs Vermont
T 3-3 - 21sv, 24sh, 0.875sv%
February 18th: vs Vermont
T 2-2 - 27sv, 29sh, 0.931sv%


JD Greenway (D) - 0G, 1A, +1
Wisconsin Badgers - 17-10-1-0

February 17th: vs Michigan
W 5-2 - 0G, 1A, +1
February 18th: vs Michigan
W 6-4 - No Points


Dominic Toninato (F) -1G, 1A, +1
U-Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs
Overall: 19-5-6 / Conference: 13-4-3

February 17th: @ Colorado College
W 2-1 - 0G, 1A
February 18th: @ Colorado College
T 2-2 - 1G, 0A, +1


Dakota Joshua (F) - 1G, 0A
Ohio State Buckeyes
Overall: 16-8-6 / Conference: 7-6-1

February 17th: @ Michigan State
W 3-2 - 1G, 0A, +1
February 18th: @ Michigan State
W 4-3 - 0G, 0A, -1


Nolan Vesey (F) - 0G, 0A, -3
Maine Black Bears
Overall: 10-18-4 / Conference: 4-14-2

February 17th: @ Marrimack
L 4-3 - 0G, 0A, -2
February 18th: @ Marrimack
T 4-4 - 0G, 0A, -1


Player League Points Games PPG NHLe
Player League Points Games PPG NHLe
Adam Brooks WHL 98 52 1.88 41.73
Jeremy Bracco OHL 68 45 1.51 39.65
Nikita Korostelev OHL 61 51 1.20 31.39
Martins Dzierkals QMJHL 40 35 1.14 24.37
JJ Piccinich OHL 56 54 1.04 27.21
Jack Walker WHL 59 58 1.02 22.52
Vladimir Bobylev WHL 22 26 0.85 18.73
Stephen Desrocher OHL 40 54 0.74 19.44
Dakota Joshua Big 10 21 29 0.72 20.78
Nolan Vesey Hockey East 19 33 0.58 17.47
Dominic Toninato NCHC 17 30 0.57 19.05
Keaton Middleton OHL 16 53 0.30 7.92
JD Greenway Big 10 5 26 0.19 5.52
Nicolas Mattinen OHL 7 54 0.13 3.40