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Toronto Maple Leafs prospect report: Nicolas Mattinen scores big.

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The top teams did their stuff, the bottom teams floundered, and everyone we expected to score did. And one we didn’t.

Ontario Hockey League

#77 - Eemeli Räsänen (D) - 0G, 0A, +1
Kingston Frontenacs - 25-16-4-3

Jan. 26th: vs Oshawa Generals
W 4-1 - 0G, 0A, +2
Jan. 27th: @ Ottawa 67’s
W 5-4 OT - 0G, 0A, -2
Jan. 28th: vs Peterborough Petes
W 2-0 - 0G, 0A, +1

The new additions to the team are taking care of the offensive game, leaving Rasanen time to work on his defense. The Frontenacs are trying to get a firm foothold in the standings, but have the Barrie Colts and Niagara IceDogs fighting them for the second/third seeds.

#55 - Keaton Middleton (D) - 0G, 1A, -3
Saginaw Spirit - 24-19-4-0

Jan. 26th: @ Kitchener Rangers
L 6-2 - 0G, 0A, -1
Jan. 27th: vs Windsor Spitfires
W 6-5 - 0G, 1A, +1
Jan. 28th: vs Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds
L 5-2 - 0G, 0A, -3

The Spirit are hovering around the bottom of the OHL Western Conference, but managed a win over the Spitfires sandwiched between two losses.

#15 - Fedor Gordeev (D) - 0G, 1A
Flint Firebirds - 14-29-3-1

Jan. 26th: @ Guelph Storm
L 5-3 - No Points
Jan. 27th: vs Kitchener Rangers
L 5-3 - 0G, 0A, -1
Jan. 28th: vs Windsor Spitfires
W 4-2 - 0G, 1A, +1

The Firebirds managed a win over the defending Memorial Cup champions to end their week. Our boy Gordeev played well, and even got a point!

#19 - Ryan McGregor (F) - Did Not Play
Sarnia Sting - 34-12-3-0

Jan. 26th: @ Niagara IceDogs
L 6-5 OT - Did Not Play
Jan. 27th: @ Erie Otters
W 4-1 - Did Not Play
Jan. 28th: @ Hamilton Bulldogs
W 4-2 - Did Not Play

McGregor is still injured, but should be returning soon.

#52 - Nicolas Mattinen (D) - 2G, 1A, +6
Hamilton Bulldogs - 31-11-3-3

Jan. 26th: @ Erie Otters
W 4-3 - 2G, 0A, +3

Jan. 27th: vs Oshawa Generals
W 5-1 - 0G, 1A, +2
Jan. 28th: vs Sarnia Sting
L 4-2 - 0G, 0A, +1

Mattinen and the Bulldogs won two and their only loss came against the second place team in the OHL. It was a good week offensively, as Nicolas recorded a multi-goal game against Erie.


Western Hockey League

#33 - Ian Scott (G) - 40sh, 44sv, .909sv%
Prince Albert Raiders - 20-20-7-2

Jan. 26th: vs Prince George Cougars
W 6-2 - 22sv, 24sh, .917sv%
Jan. 27th: vs Edmonton Oil Kings
W 9-2 - 18sv, 20sh, .900sv%

An excellent weekend for Scott as his forwards scored 15 goals. The Raiders wins bumped them up to within four points of a wild card playoff spot.


Junior A

#24 - Ryan O'Connell (D) - Injured
Penticton Vees, BCHL

O’Connell is injured and may miss the remainder of the regular season.


NCAA

#13 - Nolan Vesey (F) - 0G, 0A, -1
Maine Black Bears
Overall: 14-9-4 / Conference: 8-6-3

Jan. 26th: @ Massachusetts
W 3-2 - No Points
Jan. 27th: @ Massachusetts
W 3-2 - 0G, 0A, -1

Two wins for Maine as Vesey stays pointless.

#14 - JD Greenway (D) - 1G, 0A, +2
Wisconsin Badgers
Overall: 13-12-3-0 / Conference: 7-8-2-1

Jan. 26th: vs Penn State
W 4-2 - Did Not Play
Jan. 27th: vs Penn State
T 4-4 - 1G, 0A, +2

Greenway missed the first game due to illness but suited up on Saturday and scored a goal as the Badgers made a comeback to tie the Lions.

#31 - Joseph Woll (G) - 42sv, 47sh, .894sv%
Boston College Eagles
Overall: 13-10-3 / Conference: 13-5-0

Jan. 26th: @ UMass Lowell
L 3-2 - 20sv, 23sh, .870sv%
Jan. 27th: @ UMass-Lowell
W 5-2 - 22sv, 24sh, .917sv%

Woll won big on Saturday, and had a close loss to the Riverhawks on Friday night.

#8 - Dakota Joshua (F) - 1G, 1A, +2
Ohio State Buckeyes
Overall: 17-5-4 / Conference: 10-5-1

Jan. 26th: vs Michigan
W 4-0 - 1G, 1A, +1
Jan. 27th: vs Michigan
W 5-3 - 0G, 0A, +1

Ohio State won big over fellow Big10 team Michigan. Joshua had two goals to keep his place on top of the prospect scoring race.

Prospects points tracker

Player League Points Games PPG NHLe
Player League Points Games PPG NHLe
Dakota Joshua (F) Big 10 24 30 0.80 22.96
Nolan Vesey (F) Hockey East 25 37 0.68 20.50
Ryan McGregor (F) OHL 29 47 0.62 16.19
Ryan O’Connell (D) BCHL 12 23 0.52 9.84
Eemeli Räsänen (D) OHL 30 59 0.51 13.34
Nicolas Mattinen (D) OHL 29 62 0.47 12.27
Keaton Middleton (D) OHL 23 61 0.38 9.89
Fedor Gordeev (D) OHL 23 64 0.36 9.43
JD Greenway (F) Big 10 3 12 0.25 7.18