I had meant to work on an update after the 2020 World Junior Championships completed but I got busy and am now about a week behind schedule. So here we go, let’s take a look at the Vegas Golden Knights prospects who are playing in the juniors, the NCAA, and in Europe during the 2019-20 season.
Jiri Patera – 13-7-2 with a 2.54 GAA and 92.3 Sv% with Brandon Wheat Kings of the Western Hockey League
A 20-year-old 2017 7th round pick. The goalies are still fairly evenly splitting starts but he has turned things around and now has more games and much better stats than his teammate. He is 13th in the WHL for GAA and 6th in Sv% out of 63 netminders so far this year. Brandon is currently 3rd in the East Division, 7th in the Eastern Conference, and 13th in the WHL with an 21-17-3 record (54.9 P%).
Jordan Kooy – 5-5-2 with a 4.33 GAA and 87.7 Sv% with London Knights, Sarnia Sting, and Oshawa Generals of the Ontario Hockey League
A 19-year-old 2018 7th round pick. He was traded from London to Sarnia at the end of October after being passed up in the depth chart and then was out since the middle of November, returning this past week just prior to being traded to Oshawa. He is currently 34th in GAA and 30th in Sv% amongst 51 netminders. His numbers have improved with each trade (84.2 Sv% in London to 88.9 Sv% in Sarnia to 90.3 Sv% in Oshawa) and he appears to have been put in place as the new starter. Oshawa is currently 3rd in the East Division, 3rd in the Eastern Conference, and 8th in the OHL with a 20-13-5 record (59.2 P%).
Isaiah Saville – 7-5-2 with a 3.03 GAA and 88.9 Sv% as a Freshman with University of Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks of the National Collegiate Hockey Conference
A 19-year-old 2019 5th round pick. He has been the starter playing 15 of the 17 games he was dressed for, although his backup has slightly better stats right now and his stats have started to decline as the season progressed. He is 57th in GAA and 65th in Sv% amongst 73 netminders and 9th/10th amongst 12 Freshmen. He represented Team USA at the WJC but did not play. UNO is currently 6th in the NCHC with a 3-5-1 conference record (9-9-3 overall).
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We last checked up on the Pittsburgh Penguins prospects back in November, so let’s go ahead and see how the young kids are doing down in the Juniors, the NCAA, and in Europe. For any Euro prospects their team’s standings will be in IIHF format: regulation wins, overtime wins, overtime losses, and regulation losses.
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I had planned to do an update at the beginning of the month but I never got around to it, but I seem to have free time at the moment so let’s go ahead and take our first look at how the Vegas Golden Knights prospects playing in Europe, the juniors, and the NCAA have performed thus far in the 2019-20 season.
Jiri Patera – 4-5-0 with a 3.10 GAA and 90.5 Sv% with Brandon Wheat Kings of the Western Hockey League
A 20-year-old 2017 7th round pick. For the most part the goalies split starts but he has played fewer games and his stats are slightly worse than his partner. He is 31st in the WHL for GAA and 26th in Sv% out of 57 netminders so far this year. Brandon is currently 4th in the East Division, 8th in the Eastern Conference, and 16t in the WHL with an 11-14-1 record.
Jordan Kooy – 3-4-2 with a 4.52 GAA and 86.9 Sv% with London Knights and Sarnia Sting of the Ontario Hockey League
A 19-year-old 2018 7th round pick. He was traded from London to Sarnia at the end of October after being passed up in the depth chart and he has been splitting starts with his new teammate. He is currently 38th in GAA and 35th in Sv% amongst 48 netminders. His numbers have improved since joining Sarnia (4.40 GAA and 88.8 Sv%) but his teammate has outperformed him over the past 5 games so it doesn’t look like he will be taking over. Sarnia is currently 4th in the West Division, 8th in the Western Conference, and 14th in the OHL with an 11-12-0 record.
Isaiah Saville – 5-3-2 with a 2.48 GAA and 90.5 Sv% as a Freshman with University of Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks of the National Collegiate Hockey Conference
A 19-year-old 2019 5th round pick. He has been working as the starter at UNO while his backup is also a Freshman. He is 35th in GAA and 47th in Sv% amongst 73 netminders and 4th/10th amongst 15 Freshmen. UNO is currently 7th in the NCHC with a 1-2-1 conference record (6-4-2 overall).
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The Pittsburgh Penguins are preparing for the annual rookie tournament, for the 3rd straight year they will be at the Prospects Challenge in Buffalo (in prior years they had attended a tournament in London).
The Pens start off against the Boston Bruins on Friday September 6, then play the New Jersey Devils on Saturday September 7, have an off day, and return for a final game against the Buffalo Sabres on Monday September 9.
They have invited 24 players: 2 goaltenders, 8 defensemen, and 14 forwards. Next we will take a look at the lineup to see who will be there, what they did last year, and where they should be in the fall.
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They Vegas Golden Knights are preparing for their 3rd annual Rookie Camp and set to participate in a rookie tournament in Anaheim alongside the Ducks, Los Angeles Kings, San Jose Sharks, Colorado Avalanche, and Arizona Coyotes.
Camp begins on Thursday September 5 and they have a group practice on Friday September 6. They travel the Anaheim where they play the Avalanche on Saturday September 7, the Coyotes on Sunday September 8, have a practice on Monday September 9, and final game against the Ducks on Tuesday September 10. They then have a day off with one final practice back home on Thursday September 12.
Vegas has invited 26 players to camp: 3 goaltenders, 8 defensemen, and 15 forwards. Let’s take a look at who they players are, where they came from, and where they are expected to be this year.
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The Pittsburgh Penguins annual Prospect Development Camp is scheduled for June 26 through June 28. There will be 41 players in attendance, split into two practice groups: 22 forwards, 14 D, and 5 goalies.
Wednesday June 26 – Goaltender session and an afternoon practice for both Team A and Team B.
Thursday June 27 – Goaltender session and a morning skills session for both Team A and Team B.
Friday June 28 – Game day skate in the morning for Team B and Team A then they split into 4 teams for the 3-on-3 tournament in the evening.
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The Vegas Golden Knights have announced their roster and schedule for the 2019 Prospect Development Camp. There will be 43 players split into two practice groups. 24 forwards, 15 defensemen, and 4 goaltenders. Most of their picks from the past three drafts will be in attendance as well as a number of free agent invites. Camp runs from Tuesday June 25 through Saturday June 29.
Tuesday June 25 – Team building event in the morning with Team Grey and Team White each getting 1 afternoon practice session.
Wednesday June 26 – Team White and Team Grey each have a morning and afternoon practice session.
Thursday June 27 – Team White and Team Grey each have a morning practice session then return together for an afternoon scrimmage.
Friday June 28 – Joint scrimmage in the morning
Saturday June 29 – Joint scrimmage in the morning
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