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Official 2011-2012 CHL Prospects Thread
« on: September 24, 2011, 02:43:50 PM »
This season the Leafs have 10 prospects playing in the CHL (8 in the OHL, 2 in the WHL, and 0 in the QMJHL). This thread will be used to keep track of their progress throughout the season. Hopefully I'll be able to update it about once every week or so, but I'm known to get pretty lazy with this come mid-season so who knows. If anyone sees any interesting articles about some of our prospects feel free to share them here.

Introducing our 2011-2012 CHL prospects:

Ontario Hockey League

Greg McKegg
Team: Erie Otters
Position: Centre
Shoots: Left
Height: 6'0
Weight: 195lbs
Drafted: 3rd round, 2010
HF Rank: 8th

Like Frattin, McKegg also scored at a high rate in his respective league. The third-year OHL forward established himself as a dominant force as he led the Erie Otters in scoring with 49 goals and 43 points in 92 games - which was good for eighth in scoring league wide.

While his offensive contributions can't be ignored, he also has his flaws when it comes to overall consistency. A shoddy playoff performance didn't shake the opinions of his critics either, scoring only five points in seven games.

Unable to play in the AHL due to age restriction, it's almost certain the McKegg returns to the OHL, where he'll once again captain the Otters. He'll be looked on to crack the 100 point plateau, and continue developing into an overall force at the junior level. He'll also have one last chance to crack Canada's U20 team.



Stuart Percy
Team: Mississauga St. Michaels Majors
Position: Defence
Shoots: Left
Height: 6'1
Weight: 193lbs
Drafted: 1st round, 2011
HF Rank: 10th

Three spots after picking Biggs at the 2011 NHL Draft, the Leafs selected low-maintenance defender Stuart Percy.

Percy projects as a complementary defenseman who can be used in a variety of different situations. He's unlikely to ever be a team's top-pairing defenseman, but he could very well be the necessary glue player that helps a team win championships.

He'll spend the next few seasons going through the basic maturation process of the OHL, and will look to continue to take steps in developing into a strong two-way defender. With graduations to a few of Mississauga's veteran defenders, Percy is in a prime position to take a leadership role.



Josh Leivo
Team: Sudbury Wolves
Position: Left Wing
Shoots: Right
Height: 6'1
Weight: 185lbs
Drafted: 3rd round, 2011
HF Rank: 20th

Rounding out the top 20 is 2011, 3rd round pick Josh Leivo. Leivo debuts at the 20th spot due to his projected potential as a top-nine forward. While he's a bit of a wildcard at the moment due to his small sample size of success, Leivo has some natural tools at his disposal that make him an intriguing prospect. He's shown some offensive upside, but it's his physical tools that show promise. He has a ton of room to grow, and he already knows how to use his 6'2 frame well.

He'll look to build on a good rookie-season and will have an opportunity to take a primary role with the Wolves as veteran offensive-forwards Eric O'Dell (WPG) and Mike Lomas graduate.



David Broll
Team: Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds
Position: Left Wing
Shoots: Left
Height: 6'2
Weight: 231lbs
Drafted: 6th round, 2011
HF Rank: NA

The 6'2, 216lb forward was once a highly touted OHL prospect, being selected 10th overall by the Erie Otters in the 2009 OHL Priority Selection. After a solid rookie campaign, Broll was dealt at the OHL deadline to the Sault St. Marie Greyhounds in an effort to land the Otters more offensive punch.

At this point, Broll is very much a project pick. In terms of sheer strength, he's arguably the strongest in the OHL. Due to his skating, size, and untapped skill he could be a steal in the draft if all the tools come together. If he's unable to establish the offensive side to his game, he still projects as a solid bottom-six player due to his physical attributes.



Sam Carrick
Team: Brampton Battalion
Position: Centre
Shoots: Right
Height: 6'0
Weight: 207lbs
Drafted: 5th round, 2010
HF Rank: NA

While not overly big Carrick is surprisingly strong on his skates and noticeably physical. He has great two-way ability and is fearless on the ice. Offensively, Carrick can be very dangerous with the puck both in scoring and playmaking. Consistency is an issue as he tries to be a multi-purpose forward which at times makes parts of his game suffer. Carrick is at his best when he plays a simple, yet energized two-way game. Hes very willing to drop the gloves, with any size of fighter. His strong work ethic bodes well for future success.


Andrew Crescenzi
Team: Kitchener Rangers
Position: Centre
Shoots: Left
Height: 6'5
Weight: 208lbs
Drafted: NA
HF Rank: NA

Crescenzi protects the puck well in the offensive zone and is not easily intimidated. He only managed eight goals and four assists last year on a loaded Kitchener squad, but this season he should see his point and ice time totals increase. He has good awarness at both ends of the ice, is good in the face-off circle and is capapble of playing in all situations. He moves well for a player of his size, but attention to skating (primarily in his first step) will aid his transition game over the next few seasons. At 6'5 and only 200lbs, Crescenzi would do well to add significant strength to his frame to make his physical game more effective.


Sondre Olden
Team: Erie Otters
Position: Left Wing
Shoots: Left
Height: 6'4
Weight: 180lbs
Drafted: 3rd round, 2010
HF Rank: NA

Olden is a player with great size, but at the moment is extremely lanky. He moves very well for his size and is a dangerous offensive threat that can lineup at any forward position. For all his offensive success, he also is a very capable two-way forward. Areas of improvement for Olden include adding significant strength and weight to his frame, and improving on his shot which should become more powerful as he matures.



Garret Sparks
Team: Guelph Storm
Position: Goalie
Shoots: Left
Height: 6'2
Weight: 204lbs
Drafted: 7th round, 2011
HF Rank: NA

At 6'2 and 200lbs, Sparks has the necessary physical attributes and technical skills needed to play the Allaire style. He plays the angles well and uses his massive frame to cover the net. While he fought the puck at points this season, he was also a rookie netminder so an adjustment was expected.

With the potential turnover to Guelph's roster due to graduations, Sparks may have the reigns turned over to him if Brandon Foote doesn't return. Either way, Sparks will have to prove he's capable of handling the starting duties of an OHL club next season.



Western Hockey League

Brad Ross
Team: Portland Winterhawks
Position: Left Wing
Shoots: Left
Height: 6'1
Weight: 183lbs
Drafted: 2nd round, 2010
HF Rank: 12

A player who relishes in getting under players skin, Brad Ross has shown he can also contribute some offense along the way. Ross has the makings of a strong complementary forward who may see top-six duty due to his ability to infuriate opponents and keep the pace with the highly-skilled forwards.

Since his draft year in 2010, Ross has continued to do what he does best - stir up the opposition. Over the past two years, Ross has accumulated 374 penalty minutes. He's also improved offensively, scoring 31 goals in 67 games and tallying 69 points. While penalty minutes will always be the largest numbers on Ross's stat line, he'll need to avoid costly penalties that hinder his team.




Josh Nicholls
Team: Saskatoon Blades
Position: Right Wing
Shoots: Right
Height: 6'2
Weight: 192lbs
Drafted: 7th round, 2010
HF Rank: 19


Josh Nicholls impressed a ton this season after he nearly double his point totals from a year ago. The 19-year-old forward finished second on the Saskatoon Blades with 34 goals, and 53 assists for 87 points in 71 games. While he was on a Blades team that had its fair share of talent, it also spoke to Nicholls ability to produce amongst his peers.

Is this a blip in the radar? Or an indication of Nicholls actual ability? It may be too soon to tell, but this year should be a good indicator as a handful of players from the 2010-11 Blades team graduate.



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Re: Official 2011-2012 CHL Prospects Thread
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2011, 04:13:14 PM »
Wow! Well done, CTB... and thanks!

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Re: Official 2011-2012 CHL Prospects Thread
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2011, 05:50:39 PM »
The wat I type that would have taken me a week. Great information on these guys. Well done.

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Re: Official 2011-2012 CHL Prospects Thread
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2011, 02:19:40 PM »
CTB I can pick up on the slack for you as well again this season if you wish.  I realize from taking over this last year how much time it takes but would be willing to even alternate with you weekly if it means it is done every week.  I just really enjoyed following up on the prospects when you did this and value this part of the forums.  Thanks for such a cool and informative initial thread.

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Re: Official 2011-2012 CHL Prospects Thread
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2011, 10:05:04 PM »
First update of the year!


Greg McKegg

Date                 Goals   Assists   Points   +/-      PIM
Sept. 23000-10
Sept. 24112-10
Sept. 30000-24
Oct. 1101-40
YTD - 4 GP213-84

             
Stuart Percy

Date                 Goals   Assists   Points   +/-      PIM
Sept. 23000+52
Sept. 25011+20
Sept. 29000+10
Sept. 30202+30
Oct. 2011-10
YTD - 5 GP224+102


Josh Leivo

Date                 Goals   Assists   Points   +/-      PIM
Sept. 23022-32
Sept. 24000-20
YTD - 2 GP022-52
Notes: Missed 2 games with an injury, currently DTD


             
David Broll

Date                 Goals   Assists   Points   +/-      PIM
YTD - 0 GP00000
Notes: Missed 4 games with a wrist injury, currently DTD



Sam Carrick

Date                 Goals   Assists   Points   +/-      PIM
Sept. 23000-22
Sept. 24112+24
Sept. 2910002
Sept. 30202+10
YTD - 4 GP415+18

             
Andrew Crescenzi

Date                 Goals   Assists   Points   +/-      PIM
Sept. 3000000
Oct. 101100
YTD - 2 GP01100


Sondre Olden

Date                 Goals   Assists   Points   +/-      PIM
Sept. 23101-10
Sept. 30000-30
Oct. 1101-20
YTD - 3 GP202-60

             
Garret Sparks

Date                 Result      Saves   GA   Sv%
Sept. 23L3250.865
Sept. 25SOL2510.962
Sept. 30W2720.931
Oct. 1W3430.919
YTD - 4 GP2-1-0-12.84 GA0.915


Brad Ross

Date                 Goals   Assists   Points   +/-      PIM
Sept. 23000-17
Sept. 24123+20
Sept. 2511200
Sept. 30011-22
Oct. 1123+20
YTD - 5 GP369+19

             
Josh Nicholls

Date                 Goals   Assists   Points   +/-      PIM
Sept. 23011-10
Sept. 2411200
Sept. 3001100
Oct. 1000-10
YTD - 4 GP134-20


Some general observations:
-McKegg and Olden don't seem to be lighting it up in Erie as much as we might have hoped. Both also have unimpressive +/- ratings. Erie isn't a very good team, so they'll be relying heavily on these two players. Hopefully things pick up for them.
-Sparks appears to have stolen Guelph's starting goalie position away from last years starter, Brandon Foote. Sparks has started 4 games to Foote's 2, and has obviously put up impressive numbers.
-It's early, but Percy is on pace to well-exceed his point totals from last season. Hopefully we see a bit more of an offensive flare from him this year.
-Broll is probably the one prospect I'm most intrigued about this season. Hopefully that wrist heals quickly, he suffered it during the rookie tournament.
-Ross is having a terrific start to the season. It'll be interesting to see if he cools down if/when two of the teams top forwards from last season Nino Niederreiter and Ryan Johansen return to the WHL.
« Last Edit: October 03, 2011, 10:30:03 PM by CarltonTheBear »

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Re: Official 2011-2012 CHL Prospects Thread
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2011, 10:05:58 PM »
CTB I can pick up on the slack for you as well again this season if you wish.  I realize from taking over this last year how much time it takes but would be willing to even alternate with you weekly if it means it is done every week.  I just really enjoyed following up on the prospects when you did this and value this part of the forums.  Thanks for such a cool and informative initial thread.

Thanks for the offer. I should have more free time this year what with not being in school and all, but I'll keep that in mind.

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Re: Official 2011-2012 CHL Prospects Thread
« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2011, 11:18:13 PM »
CTB I can pick up on the slack for you as well again this season if you wish.  I realize from taking over this last year how much time it takes but would be willing to even alternate with you weekly if it means it is done every week.  I just really enjoyed following up on the prospects when you did this and value this part of the forums.  Thanks for such a cool and informative initial thread.

Thanks for the offer. I should have more free time this year what with not being in school and all, but I'll keep that in mind.

Thanks for the update, love the layout :)

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Re: Official 2011-2012 CHL Prospects Thread
« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2011, 03:31:28 PM »
Awesome CTB!  Thanks for that.

Keep that comin'  ;D

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Re: Official 2011-2012 CHL Prospects Thread
« Reply #8 on: October 04, 2011, 08:21:26 PM »
Erie is 0-4 with 28 goals against and 10 goals for - which helps to explain those numbers for McKegg/Olden.  Everyone on that team has a poor +/-.

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Re: Official 2011-2012 CHL Prospects Thread
« Reply #9 on: October 04, 2011, 08:24:39 PM »
Erie is 0-4 with 28 goals against and 10 goals for - which helps to explain those numbers for McKegg/Olden.  Everyone on that team has a poor +/-.

Both of their goalies have seemed to have very poor OHL careers. It might be a long season in Erie.

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Re: Official 2011-2012 CHL Prospects Thread
« Reply #10 on: October 08, 2011, 01:23:57 AM »
McKegg 6 primary assists tonight. Most assists ever by an Eerie player in one game.

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Re: Official 2011-2012 CHL Prospects Thread
« Reply #11 on: October 08, 2011, 12:11:36 PM »
McKegg 6 primary assists tonight. Most assists ever by an Eerie player in one game.

Just saw this on twitter, holy crap! He was a +4 as well last night.

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« Reply #12 on: October 08, 2011, 12:20:08 PM »
McKegg 6 primary assists tonight. Most assists ever by an Eerie player in one game.

All first assists too.  Looks like he put on a show last night.

Just saw this on twitter, holy crap! He was a +4 as well last night.

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« Reply #13 on: October 08, 2011, 12:20:48 PM »
McKegg 6 primary assists tonight. Most assists ever by an Eerie player in one game.

Just saw this on twitter, holy crap! He was a +4 as well last night.

If this guys junior numbers eventually translate into the NHL, we're going to be some very happy fans in the next few years. Tremendous stuff from McKegg over the last season and the start of this one.
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« Reply #14 on: October 08, 2011, 12:24:35 PM »
McKegg 6 primary assists tonight. Most assists ever by an Eerie player in one game.

Just saw this on twitter, holy crap! He was a +4 as well last night.

If this guys junior numbers eventually translate into the NHL, we're going to be some very happy fans in the next few years. Tremendous stuff from McKegg over the last season and the start of this one.

The incredible thing is, he's doing it all alone in Erie.  The rest of the team really sucks.

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« Reply #14 on: October 08, 2011, 12:24:35 PM »