Minnesota Wild Prospects Report: Peterson & Tuch On Fire


The Minnesota Wild prospects report has been away for a bit. This is our first update in 2015, so we’ll be checking in on some Wild prospects on how they’ve been doing so far in 2015.

Cody Almond

Almond has played 14 games with Genève-Servette in the NLA since leaving the Wild system. He’s posted three goals and four assists with a plus-12 rating in that time.

Alexandre Belanger

Belanger was traded to the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles on January 5, just before the QMJHL trade deadline. Since joining the Eagles Belanger has started in two of five games, going 2-0 with a .914 Sv%.

Meanwhile, undrafted 20-year-old goaltender Miguel Sullivan has continued to get the majority of starts. This season is Sullivan’s first full-time starter position in the QMJHL, getting a handful of QMJHL starts along with good time playing in the MJAHL. He’s 10-10 with an .892 Sv%.

Louie Belpedio

Belpedio has posted two assists, a plus-4 rating, and seven shots through his last four games with the University of Miami (Ohio) Redhawks.

Raphael Bussieres

Bus is riding a three-game point streak for the Alaska Aces with two goals and an assist in those games.

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Reid Duke

Duke had a good scoring pace going this season with his new team in Brandon, but he’s cooled off a bit in 2015 so far. The Wheat kings have eight games under their belt this year and Duke has tallied a goal and three assists. Three of those four points came in a single night as well.

Duke still has solid numbers on the season though, with 12 goals and 26 assist through 38 games.

Also, if you’re catching a Wheat Kings game to check out Duke, take a look at 16-year-old forward Nolan Patrick. He’s been excellent and is nearly at a point per game pace already. He’ll be draft eligible in 2017.

Tanner Faith

Faith is still injured.

Adam Gilmour

Gilmour leads the Boston College Eagles in points this season, totaling six goals and 12 assists through 23 games. In the six games BC has played in 2015 Gilmour has four goals, two assists, and 13 shots, including posting a goal and an assist in a 4-2 win over Northeastern.

Pavel Jenys

The Sudbury Wolves continue to struggle this season. They’re 0-9 in 2015. They’ve scored just 17 goals in that span as well.

In those nine games Jenys has two goals and three assists with a minus-15. He’s third on the team in points with with goals and 20 assists in 38 games.

Dylan Labbe

Labbe and Shwanigan have had a good run since the start of the year, going 6-1, a huge surge for the team who sits in fourth place in the East Division.

In those seven games Labbe is a plus-5 with a goal and six assists. He has 11 goals and 21 assists in 41 games this season. His 32 points ranks him ninth among QMJHL defensemen.

Chase Lang

Lang has surpassed expectations this season, but he’s slowed down his scoring pace a bit in 2015, potting two goals and four assists in nine games since the start of the year. He’s still averaging a point per game with 18 goals and 23 assists in 41 games. He’s third on the team in scoring.

Mario Lucia

In the four games in 2015, Lucia posted four goals and an assist, increasing his team lead in goals to 15.

Steve Michalek

Michalek has gotten the start in all three games Harvard has played in 2015. The year has gone well for Michaelek, with the exception of the start on January 17 where Michalek got pulled just 15 minutes into the game after allowing three goals on nine shots. In his other two starts he posted a cumulative .900 Sv%.

In 16 starts for Harvard he has a .932 Sv% with a record of 11-3-2.

Avery Peterson

Peterson has been tearing it up over his last four games with Omaha. He’s got four goals, three assists, and 13 shots. That gives Peterson nine goals and nine assists through 24 games.

Carson Soucy

Soucy scored his third goal of the year on January 9, totaling nine shots through the four games the University of Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs have played in 2015.

Alex Tuch

After a solid, if not very fruitful, appearance for Team USA at the World Junior Championships, Tuch returned to Boston College and had some big games for the team, including a two-goal and one assist performance in a 4-2 win over Boston University and his World Junior linemate Jack Eichel.

In the five games since he returned (after missing the January 2 game against Brown), Tuch has two goals, three assists, and 18 shots. His seven goals and nine assists through the first 22 games of his collegiate career have him ranked second on BC in points, right behind fellow Wild draft pick Adam Gilmour.

Hunter Warner

Warner remains out with a shoulder injury.