In The System – January 16, 2023

By JD Lagrange – In The System has become a very popular feature with our readers. This week, let’s see how the team’s top prospects are progressing. The far right column shows 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 PhoenixQMJHL292131511.766+26⬆️
Riley Kidney (C)Gatineau OlympiquesQMJHL361642581.6128+4⬆️
Jared Davidson (C)Seattle ThunderbirdsWHL352133541.5440+24⬇️
Sean Farrell (C/LW)Harvard Univ.NCAA171015251.476+10➡️
Owen Beck (C)Peterborough PetesOHL321823411.2820+7⬇️
Cedrick Guindon (LW/C)Owen Sound AttackOHL391434481.238+12⬆️
Vinzenz Rohrer (C/RW)Ottawa 67'sOHL281222341.2112+21⬇️
Lane Hutson (D)Boston Univ.NCAA20814221.1014+9⬇️
Filip Mesar (RW/C)Kitchener RangersOHL221014241.096-8⬇️
Logan Mailloux (D)London KnightsOHL301214260.8739+7⬇️
Jesse Ylönen (RW)Laval RocketAHL34819270.7916-4➡️
Nicolas BeaudinLaval RocketAHL20212140.7018+7➡️
Xavier Simoneau (C)Laval RocketAHL29416200.6927-6⬇️
Rafaël Harvey-PinardLaval RocketAHL371510250.6820-2⬇️
Justin Barron (D)Laval RocketAHL2579160.646-3➡️
Rhett Pitlick (LW)Univ. of MinnesotaNCAA2485130.5416+5⬇️
Luke Tuch (LW)Boston Univ.NCAA2147110.5211+2⬇️
Miguël Tourigny (D)HK Dukla TrencinSlovakia26310130.5031-8⬇️
Emil HeinemanLeksands IFSHL174370.414-4⬆️
Oliver Kapanen (C)KalPaLiiga3577140.4014-1⬇️
Blake Biondi (C)Univ. Minnesota-DuluthNCAA163360.384-4➡️
Jack Gorniak (LW/C)Univ. WisconsinNCAA222680.3624+1➡️
Jayden Struble (D)Northeastern Univ.NCAA181450.2850-2⬆️
Mattias Norlinder (D)Laval RocketAHL340770.2110-7⬆️
Jan Mysak (C/LW)Laval RocketAHL202130.154-7➡️

Joshua Roy has continued to build on a strong World Junior tournament and had a fantastic week, while Riley Kidney is even hotter, averaging 2.6 points per game since joining Gatineau. Cedrick Guindon is another noticeable and he jumped up two spots this week. 

Jesse Ylönen was rewarded for his hard work by being called up in Montreal.


And now, to the organization’s goaltending prospects…

Jakub DobesOhio State Univ.NCAA242.20.920⬇️
Emmett CroteauWaterloo Black HawksUSHL132.87.897➡️
Cayden PrimeauLaval RocketAHL133.65.890➡️
Joe VrbeticTrois-Rivières LionsECHL113.77.872➡️
Laval RocketAHL44.05.871⬇️
Frederik DichowFrölunda HCSHL92.91.897➡️

Every single goalie prospect in the system has either regressed slightly or has not played this past week. Talk about stalled development!

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