Zahn, Teigan

North American Juniors Game Night: 10/6/10


Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 1 @ Gatineau Olympiques 4
D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM (goaltender interference), 1 SOG
Season Totals: 8 GP, 1-3-4, +4, 2 PIM

Janosik was credited with three hits in the game.


Sarnia Sting 5 @ Sault Ste Marie Greyhounds 2
D Brock Beukeboom, SSM: 0-0-0, +1, 7 PIM (Instigator, fighting vs. Garrett Hooey, 10 min. misc.)
Season Totals: 4 GP, 0-0-0, +1, 16 PIM

Beukeboom is still looking for his first point of the season. The Soo captain has two fights, however. Beukeboom jumped Hooey after Hooey laid an open ice check on a Soo player. As a result of Beukeboom's actions, the Soo unsuccessfully tried to kill off a seven-minute power play. The Greyhounds were outshot 40-25, including 18-5 in the second period.

Barrie Colts 5 @ Belleville Bulls 3
C Richard Panik, BEL: 0-2-2, E, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 5 GP, 4-3-7, E, 7 PIM

The Bulls had an early 2-0 lead, but couldn’t make it last. Panik had his third multi-point game of the season. Panik is one point behind Andy Bathgate for the team lead in scoring.


Red Deer Rebels 6 @ Regina Pats 5 (OT)
RW Carter Ashton, REG: 0-0-0, E, 22 PIM (instigator, fighting x2 vs. Petrovic, Grayson, game misc.)
Season Totals: 5 GP, 1-1-2, E, 31 PIM

Ashton was kicked out of the game late in the second period after his second fight. Red Deer scored three times in the third period, and once in overtime to win. Against Grayson, Ashton came to the defense of a teammate who had been checked from behind. The Pats are now 1-4-1 on the year.

Prince George Cougars 6 @ Kootenay Ice 3
RW Brett Connolly, PG: 0-3-3, +2, 0 PIM, *Second Star*
Season Totals: 5 GP, 2-5-7, -2, 0 PIM

Connolly’s point streak extended to five games as the Cougars handed Kootenay a home loss with the game's final three goals. Two of his three assists came in the third period. Connolly leads the Cougars in scoring five games into the year.

Tri-City Americans 3 @ Saskatoon Blades 5
D Teigan Zahn, SAS: 0-0-0, +2, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 6 GP, 1-0-1, +6, 11 PIM

Saskatoon outshot TC 47-27. Their five wins are tied for tops in the WHL (Red Deer).

North American Juniors Game Night: 10/3/10


Gatineau Olympiques 4 @ Rimouski Oceanic 2
D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season Totals: 7 GP, 1-3-4, +4, 0 PIM

Gatineau finished their weekend 2-1 with a road win over Rimouski. Janosik was credited with two hits in the game.

Victoriaville Tigres 4 @ Montreal Juniors 7
D Charles Landry, MTL: Did not play.
Season Totals: 4 GP, 0-1-1, +4, 0 PIM

Canadiens first rounder and former Harvard player Louis Leblanc had 2-2-4 in the game.


Kingston Frontenacs 1 @ Oshawa Generals 3
G Michael Zador, OSH: Win, 32 saves on 33 shots, *First Star*
Season Totals: 4-0-0-0, 2.50 GAA, .929 sv%

Zador (pictured) has started every game so far for undefeated Oshawa. He is first in the league in wins and fourth in save percentage.


Brandon Wheat Kings 3 @ Saskatoon Blades 4
D Teigan Zahn, SAS: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 5 GP, 1-0-1, +4, 11 PIM

With the win, Saskatoon tied Brandon for first in the East Division at 8 points.

North American Juniors Game Night: 10/2/10

Panik gets another 2 ... Mullin gets his first ... Connolly extends point streak to 4.

North American Juniors Game Night: 10/1/10

Ashton scores his first (and fights) ... Connolly, Schemitsch, O'Donnell with points ... Zador improves to 3-0 ... A full night of action for Lightning NAJ prospects.

North American Juniors Game Day: 9/25/10

Connolly scores again ... Zahn finally scores ... multi-point effort for O'Donnell.


Penticton Vees 6 @ Prince George Spruce Kings 2
C Brendan O’Donnell, PEN: 0-2-2, 2 PIM (tripping)
Season Totals: 8 GP, 2-3-5, 6 PIM

O’Donnell registered his first BCHL multi-point game, and also earned his third tripping minor penalty of the season.

North American Juniors Game Day: 9/24/10

Connolly scores in his first game back ... Schemitsch nets his first ... Nearly a full lineup of Lightning prospect games as the OHL and WHL get underway.

Zahn, Beukeboom Return to Junior Teams

2010 third round pick Brock Beukeboom and seventh round pick Teigan Zahn will not attend Tampa Bay's training camp this week. Both were originally on the training camp roster released to the media, but a decision was made over the course of the Traverse City prospects tournament to send Beukeboom back to Sault Ste. Marie and Zahn back to Saskatoon.

Beukeboom will join the OHL Greyhounds where he will look to build upon last year's career highs of 7 goals, 19 assists, and 26 points. The 6'2" defenseman recently was a part of Team Canada's summer development camp in preparation for this winter's World Junior Championships.

Zahn was originally drafted in the fifth round by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. It was thought he was drafted by the Bolts in 2010 to provide immediate defensive depth in the organization, either in AHL Norfolk or with the ECHL Everblades. However, barring unforeseen circumstances, he will not be signed this year and will instead play as an overager for the WHL Blades.

Connolly Scores Twice in Traverse City Opener

The Lightning's 2010 1st round pick Brett Connolly tallied a first period and a third period goal in a 4-2 loss to the St. Louis Blues in the opening game of the 2010 Traverse City prospects tournament Saturday night. Connolly's first period tally was assisted by 2009 1st round pick Carter Ashton, as he and Connolly combined for 10 of Tampa's 26 shots on goal. James Wright and Mark Barberio assisted on Connolly's 3rd period marker with Wright sporting a team high +2 along with 3 shots of his own. 2010 3rd rounder Brock Beukeboom was the only other Lightning plus player in the game.

Dustin Tokarski stopped 31 of 34 shots in the loss. Radko Gudas had a huge hit in the 3rd period, while Teigan Zahn dropped the gloves for a 1st period bout against Cody Beach. Of the free agent invitees, forward Andrew Agozzino rang up 3 shots on goal.

Boxscore provided by Pointstreak

Prospect Camp Preliminary Roster

The Lightning have assembled a preliminary roster for the upcoming prospects camp July 10-14 at the St. Pete Times Forum. The following roster, courtesy of Erik Erlendsson of the Tampa Tribune, includes at least three goaltenders, 12 defensemen and 17 forwards. All 2010 draft choices will be participating.

Seventh Round, One-Hundred and Eighty-Sixth Overall

Name: Teigan Zahn
Position: Defenseman
Shoots: Left
Height: 6.01
Weight: 218 lbs
Born: 1/4/1990, Regina, SK
Last Team: Saskatoon (WHL)
Rankings: CSS NR (North American Skaters), RLR NR (Overall), THN NR (Overall)

2009-2010 Statistics:
Saskatoon (WHL), 44 GP, 0-3-3, -3, 83 PIM
Saskatoon (WHL Playoffs), 10 GP, 0-2-2, +1, 8 PIM

Scouting Comments:
The Lightning get a tough guy and some immediate help on the blueline for Norfolk in the form of ex-2008 fifth round Blackhawks pick, Teigan Zahn.

A former first round pick in the WHL Bantam Draft, Zahn has good athleticism and has shown a willingness to contribute physically, including dropping the gloves. Also was an assistant captain for Saskatoon and has some decent leadership ability. Makes a suprisingly decent first pass out of the zone.

Skating was a knock on Zahn in his draft season and he brings very limited offense to the table. Injuries have also hampered Zahn along the way in his junior career, including a broken leg this season.

The Lightning will, presumably, sign Zahn to bolster their blueline depth in Norfolk. The question is whether Zahn can grow beyond being a scrapper for the team. You don't get to be a first round pick in the WHL Bantam Draft if you don't have ability, but it's never translated into anything so far.

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