We all know how much ass the Hawks are kicking, so let's have a look at how some of the more notable the Baby Hawks are doing around the continent and the world.
Brandon Pirri (Rockford, AHL) - 56GP 17G 28A 0
Jeremy Morin (Rockford, AHL) - 51GP 19G 18A -3
Jimmy Hayes (Rockford, AHL) - 55GP 19G 15A -1
Ben Smith (Rockford, AHL) - 41GP 17G 12A +6
Kyle Beach (Rockford, AHL) - 48GP 14G 8A +2
Terry Broadhurst (Rockford, AHL) - 19GP 3G 5A +3
Phillip Danault (Moncton, QMJHL) - 49GP 25G 54A +17
Mark McNeill (Prince Albert, WHL) - 58GP 21G 39A +5
Kevin Hayes (Boston College) - 27GP 6G 19A -3
Teuvo Teravainen (Jokerit, SM-Iiiga) - 40GP 12G 16A 0
Maxim Shalunov (Chelyabinsk, KHL) - 18GP 2G 7A -10 (VHL) 7GP 3G 7A +4 (MHL)
Joakim Nordstrom (AIK, SEL) - 42GP 5G 4A -11
Garret Ross (Saginaw, OHL) - 55GP 41G 42A +29
Alex Broadhurst (London, OHL) - 59GP 21G 36A +30
Chris Calnan (South Shore,EJHL) - 26GP 20G 18A
Vincent Hinostroza (Waterloo, USHL) -36GP 23G 31A +24
Adam Clendening (Rockford, AHL) - 53GP 5G 26A +6
Shawn LaLonde (Rockford, AHL) - 40GP 4G 11A +2
Dylan Olsen (Rockford, AHL) - 35GP 2G 5A -9
Ryan Stanton (Rockford, AHL) - 53FP 0G 15A +5
Joe Lavin (Rockford, AHL) - 28GP 1G 7A +2
Stephen Johns (Notre Dame) - 36GP 1G 12A +9
Justin Holl (Minnesota) - 29GP 2G 4A +18
Michael Paliotta (Vermont) - 31GP 1G 7A +1
Nick Mattson (North Dakota) - 31GP 3G 12A +11
Joe Gleason (North Dakota)- 33GP 5G 11A +7
Dillion Fournier (Rouyn-Noranda, QMJHL) - 53GP 6G 16A +5
Carter Hutton (Rockford, AHL) - 42GP 2.73GAA .909SV%
Kent Simpson (Toledo, ECHL) - 30GP 2.49GAA .904SV%
Mac Carruth (Portland, WHL) - 37GP 2.05GAA .929SV%
Brandon Whitney (Victoriaville, QMJHL) - 53GP 3.01GAA .903SV%
- Jeremy Morin, Jimmy Hayes, Brandon Pirri and Ben Smith, who recently returned from injury, have been playing very well down in Rockford by all accounts. If the Hawks lock up a playoff spot early, it might not be a bad idea to get these guys some playing time with the big club.
- Phillip Danault has been sensational since being traded to the Moncton Wildcats at the QMJHL trade deadline, with 33 points in just 20 games. Moncton gave up a ton to get Danault (including two 1st round picks) which shows how highly he's valued in that league. Danault has always been a strong two-way player but there's been some huge improvement in his offensive game this season, which is very encouraging. Danault and the Wildcats looked poised to make a Memorial Cup run this year.
- Garret Ross, a 5th round pick last year, is having a heck of a year in Saginaw, with 83 points in 55 games. The similarities between Ross and Andrew Shaw are striking: both were drafted 139th overall in their 3rd year of eligibility and both players are undersized agitators with underrated offensive skill. Look for Ross to get a pro contract at some point this year.
- Kevin Hayes' production, or lack thereof, is cause for concern. The 2010 1st round pick in his junior year only has 6 goals in 27 games with Boston College. By most accounts his development is still on track but I fear his ceiling might be a bit lower than initially thought.
- As mentioned here last week, Mac Carruth is having a strong season in Portland. Meanwhile, Kent Simpson is having a decent season in Toledo. Couple of really good goalie prospects.
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