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2018-19 Canes Prospect and Calder Cup Winning Charlotte Checkers Thread


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The NHL Network has the Summer Junior Showcase tournament on this week, Finland has 3 Canes prospects all playing well in Puistola, Honka and Killenen.
I speed-watched the Finland vs. one-of-the-two-Canada-rosters 8-3 beatdown from yesterday's action. No Canes prospects were on this roster. Finland was up 5-0 after the first and pushed things to 7-0 before Canada even scored.

Lot of quick hands around the goal and a goalie that "gave up" a lot of rebounds helped. But honestly some of those rebounds looked like intentional passes off the pads, or just make something happen chaos. Wasn't exactly like he was giving them up off the chest.

Puistola had an early quick-hands goal off a rebound, but it was take-deadly-aim elevated shot, not an accident. Think he had a secondary assist later, as well.

Honka executed a very poised and slick back-hand dish from the left side right down a brief alley that opened out to the eventual goal scorer coming down from the circle on the opposite side. Announcers also noting just how composed and savvy he was with that feed, even under pressure. Believe a later goal went off his stick or some part of him, but he was at least in the right place for good things like that to happen.

Didn't notice Killinen, but then he wasn't on my watch list. Just the other two. Finnish team plays like a team.


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FWIW, I haven't watched any of these games but from looking at the line announcements, Drury has bounced around between center and wing. Many of these rosters seem to be over-loaded with centers, so there's been a lot of that going around. Suzuki has largely stuck at center but most guys seem to be sliding around all over the place.


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Just getting this set up. Liiga starts in mid-September

Canes draft picks and prospect List 19-20

Ryan Suzuki C (1st round 2019 OHL Barrie)

Jamieson Rees C (2nd round 2019 OHL Sarnia)

Patrik Puistola F (3rd round 2019 Liiga Tappara)

Anttoni Honda RHD (3rd round 2019 Liiga JYP)

Domenick Fensore LHD (3rd round 2019 Hockey East Boston U. Fr.)

Cade Webber LHD (4th round 2019 BCHL Penticton)

Tuukka Tieksola RW (4th round 2019 Liiga Karpat)

Kirill Slepets W (5th round 2019 KHL Lokomotiv)

Kevin Wall RW (6th round 2019 Big 10 Penn St. Fr.)

Blake Murray C (7th round 2019 OHL Sudbury)

Massimo Rizzo C (7th round 2019 BCHL Coquitlam)

Jack Drury C (2nd round 2018 ECAC Harvard So.)

Luke Henman C (4th round 2018 QMJHL Blainville-Boisbriand)

Lenni Killinen RW (4th round 2018 Liiga Assat)

Luke Martin RHD (2nd round 2017 Big 10 Michigan Sr.)

Ville Rasanen LHD (7th round 2017 Slovakia HC Banska Bystrica)

Matt Filipe LW (3rd round 2016 Hockey East Northeastern Sr.)

Max Zimmer LW (4th round 2016 Big 10 Wisconsin Sr.)

Luke Stevens LW (5th round 2015 ECAC Yale Sr.)

David Cotton C (6th round 2015 Hockey East Boston College Sr.)

Pyotr Kochetkov G (2nd round 2019 KHL SKA St. Petersburg/VHL SKA-Neva St. Petersburgh)

Jacob Kucharski G (7th round 2018 Hockey East Providence Fr.)

Eetu Makiniemi G (4th round 2017 Liiga Ilves)

Jack LaFontaine G (3rd round 2016 Big 10 Minnesota Jr.?)

**** Removed from the prospect list ****

Jesper Sellgren LHD (6th round 2018 SweHL Lulea) – Will play with the Checkers in 19-20
Eetu Luostarinen C (2nd round 2017 Liiga KalPa) – Scheduled to play for Checkers in 19-20, if that doesn't work out he might end up back on the prospect list
Stelio Mattheos RW (3rd round 2017 WHL Brandon) – Will play with Checkers in 19-20
Brendan De Jong LHD (6th round 2017 WHL Portland) – Unsigned by Canes, undrafted in re-entry draft (no idea where he ends up but the Canes have no rights to him)
Adam Fox RHD (trade ECAC Harvard Jr – Lying sack of SH%!@#


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Just getting this set up. Liiga starts in mid-September

Canes draft picks and prospect List 19-20

Ryan Suzuki C (1st round 2019 OHL Barrie)
CM ... I'm gonna go ahead and cut/paste this into a new thread for the new season if you don't mind.