Minnesota Wild Prospects Report: Jenys’ Struggles & More


Here’s the weekly Minnesota Wild prospects report.

Cody Almond, C/W, 5th round, 2007

Almond has a total — between regular season and playoff play — of three goals and seven assists through 19 games for Geneva Servette in the NLA since leaving the Iowa Wild.

Alexandre Belanger, G, 7th round, 2013

Belanger took one of two available starts for the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles this week, suffering a loss to Halifax after allowing three goals on 36 shots. In five games since being traded to Cape Breton he has a .906 Sv% and saw his average number of shots against rise from 26.1 with Rouyn-Noranda to 31.8 with Cape Breton. His GAA is also down to 2.98 from 3.33 with Rouyn-Noranda. He ranks 19th in the QMJHL in Sv%, 16th in GAA, and 12th in wins.

Christoph Bertschy, 6th round, 2012

Bertschy now has 14 goals and 16 assists through 44 games for Bern in the NLA.

Reid Duke, C, 6th round, 2014

Duke and his playoff-bound Brandon Wheat Kings had a three-game week, starting with a 3-2 loss to the Swift Current Broncos on Tuesday. Then moving into a weekend series against the Moose Jaw Warriors, where Brandon took both games.

Duke had two goals and a plus-3 rating over the weekend in 6-0 and 6-4 wins. 2015 draft eligible defenseman Ivan Provorov — who is expected to go in the first half of the first round — added six assists in the two games against Moose Jaw.

Adam Gilmour, RW, 4th round, 2012

Gilmour had two assists in Boston College’s only game of the week, a win over Providence.

Pavel Jenys, C, 7th round, 2014

The Sudbury Wolves have now lost 17 straight games. 17! That’s more than the Sabres current losing streak. Their last win was on December 13. So Jenys’ stats are a bit of a similar situation to Reid Duke’s time with the Lethbridge Hurricanes last season. And like Duke, Jenys may benefit from a change of scenary before next season. Really, a move to any other team at all would likely be better Jenys’ development.

In Sudbury’s three losses this week (3-2 to the Mississauga Steelheads, 7-2 to the Owen Sound Attack, and 6-2 to the Barrie Colts) Jenys had a goal and two assists. He also finished with an even plus/minus rating, which is impressive with the Wolves being outscored 16-6 this week. (Seven of those 16 goals against were on the power play and one was shorthanded.)

Jenys is up to nine goals and 22 assists in his rookie year in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL). He’s tied for second on the team with 31 points, just one point behind Nathan Pancel who has the team lead, though he hit that mark in just 35 games before being traded to the Peterborough Petes in exchange for two draft picks. Jenys has played in 47 games for Sudbury.

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Jenys is also a minus-27 on the season, but considering how the season is going for Sudbury, it’s worth noting that there are six players on the team with a worse plus/minus.

Sudbury currently has last place in a chokehold. They’re 7-38-1-1 on the season for a total of 16 standings points. The next worse team in the Eastern Conference is the Petersborough Petes with a 18-23-1-4 record for 41 points. In the entire OHL the closest team to their record is the Plymouth Whalers with a 16-27-2-2 record, totaling 36 points.

Dylan Labbe, D, 4th round, 2013

Labbe added two assists and somehow had a minus-1 rating in a 7-1 win over the Saint Johns Sea Dogs on Thursday. He finished with no points and a minus-2 rating in a 4-3 loss to Rimouski on Saturday.

Chase Lang, C, 6th round, 2014

Lang’s Calgary Hitmen outscored opponents 15-1 over two games this week, but Lang only accounted for one of those goals. He’s got 21 goals and 24 assists in 46 games.

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Mario Lucia, LW/RW, 2nd round, 2011

Notre Dame split their weekend series with New Hampshire. Lucia put up a goal and a pair of shots in Friday’s loss. He was held without a point or shot in Saturday’s win.

Steve Michalek, G, 6th round, 2011

Michalek and Harvard had just one game this week, a 5-4 loss to Union. Michalek allowed five goals on 26 shots.

Avery Peterson, C, 6th round, 2013

Peterson and the University of Omaha Mavericks got back to action for the first time since January 17 in a weekend series against North Dakota. They grabbed an OT win on Friday, with Peterson snagging a goal in the 3-2 win. Then they dropped Saturday, also in overtime, 4-3. Peterson had three shots in the loss.

Alex Tuch, RW, 1st round, 2014

Tuch had a goal, an assist, and three shots in a 3-2 Boston College win over Providence in BC’s only game of the week.