The following are the official statistics for Lightning prospects playing within the Canadian Hockey League as of December 12, 2005. Leading the way are Stan Lascek, whoâ€™s first in the QMJHL in scoring, Radek Smolenak
, who's in the OHL's top-20, and Justin Keller
and Blair Jones
, both of whom are among WHL scoring leaders.
, RW, Chicoutimi (QMJHL): 34GP, 22-51-73, 54PIM (+24)
Radek Smolenak, LW, Kingston (OHL): 30GP, 19-24-43, 52PIM (Even)
Justin Keller, RW, Kelowna (WHL): 30GP, 21-17-38, 24PIM (+7)
Blair Jones, C, Moose Jaw (WHL): 33GP, 16-19-27, 35PIM (Even)
, LW, Rimouski (QMJHL): 32GP, 12-11-23, 55PIM (-33)
, C/W, Sault Ste. Marie (OHL): 29GP, 3-14-17, 31PIM (-4)
Mississauga (OHL): 3GP, 2-3-5, 8PIM (+2)
Season total: 32GP, 5-17-22, 39PIM (-2)
, D, Red Deer (WHL): 32GP, 2-6-8, 49PIM (-9)
, RW, Owen Sound (OHL): 28GP, 1-3-4, 29PIM (-16)
, D, Prince George (WHL): 19GP, 0-3-3, 49PIM (-5)
, G, Sudbury (OHL), 28GP, 16W-10L-1OTL-1SOL, 3.01 GAA, .904 sv%, 0 SO
Lascek leads the QMJHL in total points with 73 in 34 games; three more points than teammate Maxime Boisclair. His 51 assists are 11 more than any other player. Lascek is in the league's top-10 in +/- and he is 5-17-22 in his last 10 games.
Tobinâ€™s minus-33 rating is the worst in the QMJHL, minus-8 more than the next player. The four worst +/- players all play for Rimouski. In his last 10 games, Tobin has an impressive 5 goals and 11 points, yet is also minus-11.
Smolenak is tied for 19th in points in the OHL with 43 in 30 games. His 19 goals are good enough for 16th in the league. He is first on his team in goals; second in points. In his last 11 games, Smolenak is an outstanding 9-14-23.
Lawrence has 9 points in his last 12 games.
In his last 10 games, Marek Bartanus has not registered a point, has five PIM, and is minus-14.
Kevin Beech currently ranks among OHL goaltending leaders in GAA (6th), save percentage (12th), and wins (2nd).
Keller, the Rocketâ€™s leading scorer, is 8th among WHL scorers for total points with 38 in 30 games. He has 8 goals in his last 9 games and has 13 points in that same time-span. He recently had a 6-game goal streak snapped. He had a 4-game goal streak earlier this season. His 8 power play goals are in the top-10 in the league.
Jones is 12th in the league in scoring with 35 points. He is tied for third on his team in points with Pantherâ€™s first rounder Kenndal McArdle. Of interest is that Moose Jawâ€™s top two scorers, Troy Brouwer (53) and Dustin Boyd (47), have +/- ratings of plus-12 and plus-15 respectively. McArdle is plus-13, making Jonesâ€™ even rating abnormal on a solid team. Moose Jawâ€™s +/- leader is 18 points higher than Jones. On the positive, Jonesâ€™ 10 power play goals lead Moose Jaw and are tied for the best in the league with three others.
Defenseman Andy Rogers has not registered a point in his last 10 games. He has an even rating over that time. Rogers is currently with Team Canada for their World Junior Championship pre-tournament selection camp. Lightning General Manager Jay Feaster made it a goal for Rogers to make the Canadian club for the tournament.
Vlad Mihalik is only a minus-1 over his last 10 games, good considering Red Deer continues to struggle overall. His two goals, surprisingly, are as many as previous Lightning top picks Mike Egener
and Andy Rogers have ever scored in a full WHL season.