In The System – December 6, 2022

By JD Lagrange – In this fourth edition of this new feature, let’s see how the team’s top prospects are progressing. You will notice a column to show how the players are trending based on the previous week. Remember that this is in no way some expert dissection and in-depth analysis, but rather an overview at one point in time about how those young prospects are producing at their respective level.


First, let’s have a look at the skaters or, in other words, all players but goaltenders.

Joshua Roy (W/C)Sherbrooke PhoenixQMJHL251824421.686+21⬆️
Sean Farrell (C/LW)Harvard Univ.NCAA11711181.646+10⬆️
Jared Davidson (C)Seattle ThunderbirdsWHL181216281.5618+17⬇️
Riley Kidney (C)Acadie-Bathurst TitansQMJHL271328411.5224+1⬇️
Cedrick Guindon (LW/C)Owen Sound AttackOHL261124351.354+12⬇️
Owen Beck (C)Mississauga SteelheadsOHL231515301.3020+5⬇️
Vinzenz Rohrer (C/RW)Ottawa 67'sOHL23920291.2610+17⬆️
Lane Hutson (D)Boston Univ.NCAA14611171.2110+6⬆️
Filip Mesar (RW/C)Kitchener RangersOHL14610161.144-6➡️
Logan Mailloux (D)London KnightsOHL2098170.8524+5⬇️
Xavier Simoneau (C)Laval RocketAHL22414180.8215-6⬇️
Jesse Ylönen (RW)Laval RocketAHL23513180.7816-8⬆️
Luke Tuch (LW)Boston Univ.NCAA143690.6411+2⬇️
Rhett Pitlick (LW)Univ. of MinnesotaNCAA1865110.6114+4⬇️
Rafaël Harvey-PinardLaval RocketAHL2386140.6112-7⬆️
Justin Barron (D)Laval RocketAHL2266120.556-4⬇️
Miguël Tourigny (D)HK Dukla TrencinSlovakia133470.5427-5⬇️
Oliver Kapanen (C)KalPaLiiga2967130.4514+1⬇️
Jack Gorniak (LW/C)Univ. WisconsinNCAA162570.4418+4⬆️
Blake Biondi (C)Univ. Minnesota-DuluthNCAA153360.404-3⬇️
Jayden Struble (D)Northeastern Univ.NCAA131340.3129+4➡️
Emil HeinemanLeksands IFSHL72020.290-4⬇️
Mattias Norlinder (D)Laval RocketAHL200550.256-7⬇️
Jan Mysak (C/LW)Laval RocketAHL202130.154-7⬇️

Joshua Roy and Riley Kidney went flying up the chart this week, while others at the top are sliding down slowly. After a slow start to the season, Rafaël Harvey-Pinard continues his climb. 

Note that Roy, Kidney and Owen Beck were invited to Team Canada’s selection camp for the upcoming World Junior Championships. Lane Hudson was also confirmed as an invite for Team USA while others will follow suite for other countries.


And now, to the organization’s goaltending prospects…

Jakub DobesOhio State Univ.NCAA182.33.915⬇️
Emmett CroteauWaterloo Black HawksUSHL112.66.904➡️
Cayden PrimeauLaval RocketAHL123.53.893➡️
Joe VrbeticTrois-Rivières LionsECHL103.53.881➡️
Frederik DichowFrölunda HCSHL63.35.878⬇️

Emmett Croteau and Cayden Primeau did not play last week and Joe Vrbetic was called up from Trois-Rivières to Laval, where he had his first ever AHL start. It’s a start he’ll want to forget with a 4.48 goals against and a .750 saves percentage…

Hope you enjoy this feature. See you next week.

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