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Jamie Sabau

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.

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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

Defensemen

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

Goalies

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%

Notes:

- 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.

Thanks for reading.

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