Bruins Prospect News and Notes

EL Jeffe

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Beecher is out (again) for about a month with an upper body injury. Supposedly not related to his shoulder issue from last year. The guy has had a go of it with injuries at Michigan, and it's definitely not helping his development.
 

cshea

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We're back! Most of the junior/college leagues are underway in more normal conditions than last year.

NCAA

Mason Lohrei (F, Ohio State) 4 games 1-3=4
Jake Schmaltz (F, North Dakota) 4 games 3-2=5
Quinn Olson (F, Minnesota-Duluth) 4 games 1-2=3
Trevor Kuntar (F, Boston College) 4 games 0-3=3
Riley Duran (F, Providence) 5 games 1-1=2
Ty Gallagher (D, Boston University) 4 games 0-1=1
Dustin McFaul (D, Clarkson) 2 games 0-0=0
John Beecher (F, Michigan) - Injured

CHL

Fabian Lysell (F, Vancouver) 2 games 0-1=1
Brett Harrison (F, Oshawa) 3 games 0-1=1
Ryan Mast (D, Sarnia) 4 games 0-1=1

USHL

Mason Langenbrunner (D, Fargo) 5 games 0-1=1
Phillip Svedeback (G, Dubuque) 4 games .912
Andre Gasseau (F, Fargo) 5 games 5-2=7

Europe

Roman Bychkov (D, KHL, Khabarovsk) 9 games 0-0=0
Mattias Mantykivi (F, SM Liga, Ilves) 12 games 1-2=3
Oskar Jellvik (F, Swe JR, Djurgardens) 10 games 4-4=8

That covers everyone outside of Providence. Lysell is a top most prospect rankings, so he's one to keep an eye on. Lohrei has had a nice start to his college career, it'll be interesting to watch him progress. He gets more and more interesting each day. Beecher has had a rough run the past year or so. Quiet start to last season, missed the WJC's with Covid, got hurt upon returning, then hurt again to start this season.
 

cshea

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These kids will be retired before the Bruins play another hockey game, but let's see how the prospects are doing.

NCAA

Mason Lohrei (D, Ohio State) 10 games 2-6=8
Jake Schmaltz (F, North Dakota) 11 games 4-5=9
Quinn Olson (F, Minnesota-Duluth) 10 games 2-5=7
Trevor Kuntar (F, Boston College) 12 games 4-4=8
Riley Duran (F, Providence) 13 games 2-4=6
Ty Gallagher (D, Boston University) 12 games 2-4=6
Dustyn McFaul (D, Clarkson) 11 games 0-1=1
John Beecher (F, Michigan) 4 games 2-2=4

CHL

Fabian Lysell (F, Vancouver) 12 games 3-10=13
Brett Harrison (F, Oshawa) 12 games 8-7=15
Ryan Mast (D, Sarnia) 12 games 2-3=5

USHL

Mason Langenbrunner (D, Fargo) 13 games 0-3=3
Phillip Svedeback (G, Dubuque) 4 games .894
Andre Gasseau (F, Fargo) 13 games 6-3=9

Europe

Roman Bychkov (D, KHL, Khabarovsk) 11 games 0-1=1
Mattias Mantykivi (F, SM Liga, Ilves) 20 games 3-6=9
Oskar Jellvik (F, Swe JR, Djurgardens) 14 games 8-7=15

Beecher is back from injury and off to a good start on a stacked Michigan team. Lohrei continues to put up points on a ranked Ohio State team as a freshman. Schmaltz is intriguing. He's a freshman putting up decent numbers for North Dakota. Lysell seems to be settling in nicely in Vacouver.
 
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cshea

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Harrison's numbers jump out. Is he old for the league?
Not really. The league is composed of 16-20 year olds and he's 18 (turns 19 in June).

The Canadian major junior leagues tend to be heavy on offense, so I would caution to take the raw goal and assist numbers with a grain of salt. Unfortunately, those are the only stats we get. You're looking more for year over year improvements. Harrison had 37 points in 58 games in 19/20 as a 16 year old, then lost last season to the pandemic. so jumping from under a PPG to over a PPG is good but may not really indicate that he's some offensive dynamo and future top 6 C. We won't really know much until he plays in Providence.
 

teds_head

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That's correct. His numbers look decent, and he's also 4th in team scoring. Calum Ritchie is one of his teammates (8-9-17), and he is still only 16 years old. Granted, Ritchie was the 2nd overall selection this this year's OHL draft.
The other 2 ahead of him in team scoring are 19- and 20-year olds.
Hard to project just yet.