The Hockey Writers reviews the Washington Capitals’ prospects as the NCAA and AHL seasons gets fully underway. This is the second edition of a season long review for potential Capitals players. Check out the player reports below.
The Hershey Bears only played one game last week, a 3-1 loss to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, minor league affiliate of the Pittsburgh Penguins. David Leggio started in goal for the Chocolate and White, registering 25 saves. Tomas Kundratek tallied the lone goal for the Bears.
|Cameron Schilling||1 SOG, 2 PIM, -1||2 SOG, 2 PIM, -2|
|Dmitry Orlov||DNP (pink eye)||1 GP, -1|
|Garrett Mitchell||1 GP||2 GP, 1 SOG, +1|
|Michael Latta||2 PIM||1 SHG, 1 A, 1 PT/G, 2 SOG, 2 PIM, +2|
|Nathan Walker||2 SOG, -1||2 GP, 5 SOG, 2 PIM, -2|
|Tomas Kundratek||1 G, 2 SOG, 4 PIM||1 G, 3 SOG, 4 PIM|
Hershey travels to St. John’s for two games this week. Philipp Grubauer will likely get at least on start in the Bears two road games. You can read the Hershey Bears Notebook for October 14th here, focusing on the power play and shooting.
Andre Burakovsky: Washington’s top draft pick currently sits 19th in OHL scoring with 12 points.
Chandler Stephenson: Had a four game goal streak from September 21st to 28th (five points) and currently has a five game assist streak (seven assists), starting on October 4th.
Jaynen Rissling: This Capitals defensive prospect was named Captain of the Calgary Hitmen earlier this season.
“It didn’t come as much of a surprise,” Rissling told the Calgary Herald “I’ve paid my dues. But it’s always nice to get the recognition, to know the coaching staff has that kind of confidence in you, that all the work they put into making you a better player has paid off.
|Player||Team||October 7th-13th||YTD (Year to Date)|
|Andre Burakovsky||Erie Otters (OHL)||3 GP, 3 G(2 PPG), 4 A, -2||6 G(3 PPG), 6 A, 1.50 PT/G, -1|
|Blake Heinrich||Sioux City Muskateers (USHL)||1 GP, 1 A||5 GP, 2 A (2 PPA), .4 PT/G, 11 PIM, 7 SOG, +1|
|Brian Pinho||Indiana Ice (USHL)||1 GP, 1 SOG, -1||6 GP, 2 G, 2 A, .67 PT/G, 15 SOG, +1|
|Chandler Stephenson||Regina Pats (WHL)||2 GP, 2 A||9 GP, 5 G(1 PPG,1 SHG), 1.44 PT/G|
|Garrett Haar||Portland Winterhawks (WHL)||1 GP, 2 PIM||9 GP, 1 G (1 PPG), 8 A, 1.12 PT/G, +9|
|Jaynen Rissling||Calgary Hitmen (WHL)||4 GP, 3 G, 3 A, 4 PIM, -1||9 GP, 3 G (2 PPG), 6 A, 1 PT/G, 28 PIM|
|Madison Bowey||Kelowna Rockets (WHL)||2 GP, 1 G, 2 PIM, -2||8 GP, 4 G (2 PPG), 5 A, 1.12 PT/G, 20 PIM|
|Tyler Lewington||Medicine Hat Tigers (WHL)||3 GP, 1 A, 5 PIM, +4||9 GP, 1 G, 5 A, .67 PT/G, 21 PIM, +9|
|Zach Sanford||Waterloo Black Hawks (USHL)||2 GP, 2 G, 9 SOG, 6 PIM||5 GP, 2 G (1 PPG), .4 PT/G, 15 SOG, 8 PIM, +2|
“This’ll be my fifth year here. My fifth year with the same coaching staff, same management. I know what the drill is. I know what they want and what’s expected of us. So you’re just kind of relaying that to the other players and I’m pretty confident I’ll be able to do a great job at that.
Riley Barber: The Capitals sixth round pick from the 2012 NHL entry draft is off to a blazing spot to his sophomore year at Miami University of Ohio. He scored four goals in Miami’s 6-3 win over rival Ohio State on Saturday, the RedHawks’ home opener.
Barber was named National Collegiate Hockey Conference Offensive player of the week. He was the first RedHawk player to record four goals in a game since December 11, 2009.
Capitals prospect and U.S. WJC lock Riley Barber scored four goals as Miami beat Ohio State 6-3. MU's scoring attack could be scary this yr.
— Chris Peters (@chrismpeters) October 13, 2013
Riley has developed chemistry with forward Austin Czarnik, something that developed during their freshman season last year.
“It’s carrying over from last year,” said Czarnik in a press conference last weekend following a home win over Ohio State. “We know where each other are on the ice, so I think it’s huge for us.
|Austin Wuthrich||Junior||Notre Dame University||2 GP, 1 G (PPG), 11 SOG, 2 PIM|
|Caleb Herbert||Junior||University of Minnesota Duluth||2 GP, 4 PIM|
|Patrick Koudys||Junior||Pennsylvania State University||1 GP|
|Riley Barber||Sophomore||Miami University of Ohio||2 GP, 4 G (1 PPG/1SHG), 3 A, 3.5 PT/G, .364 SH %|
|Thomas DiPauli||Sophomore||Notre Dame University||2 GP, 1 G, 4 SOG, +3|
|Travis Boyd||Junior||Minnesota University||2 GP, 1 A|
Matthew Speck covers the Washington Capitals organization for The Hockey Writers. He provides coverage of both Washington at the NHL level and prospect related content. Matthew also covers local sports for the Lebanon Daily News in Central Pennsylvania. You can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or comments.