This edition of the CPR (Canadiens Prospects Report) will include two months, both December and January. Chicoutimi received a boost with some big-time acquisitions in Raphael Lavoie and Dawson Mercer. Oshawa also made one of the most impactful deals in acquiring Phil Tomasino. Guelph stood pat and endured an extended losing streak. The Soo Greyhounds continued to show inconsistency while bringing in import goalie Nick Malik. The Silvertips continued their dominance as one of the very best in the WHL.


Canadian Hockey League (QMJHL, OHL, WHL)

 

C Samuel Houde #88, Chicoutimi Saguenéens (QMJHL)

Houde saw his production dip slightly before breaking his wrist on January 11th vs Charlottetown and it was announced he would be out for eight weeks. It’ll be interesting to see where he slots in once he returns. He should be available just before the playoffs roll around and the Sags are expected to go deep this year.

Stats from Dec 1st to Jan 11th

GP G A PTS +/- PIM SOG FO PTS/G
13 5 5 10 0 14 32 45% 0.77

Regular Season Stats

GP G A PTS +/- PIM SOG FO PTS/G
40 18 29 47 16 30 111 44% 1.17

 

LW Rafaël Harvey-Pinard #11, Chicoutimi Saguenéens (QMJHL)

Harvey-Pinard kept his goal-scoring ways throughout December and into the new year. He scored his first of two shorthanded markers and notched three game-winning goals in January. RHP also put up another three-assist game, his second of this season and fourth of his career.

Stats from Dec 1st to Jan 31st

GP G A PTS +/- PIM SOG FO PTS/G
20 13 13 26 15 4 64 32% 1.30

Regular Season Stats

GP G A PTS +/- PIM SOG FO PTS/G
53 31 39 70 32 16 157 42% 1.32

 

C Cam Hillis #8, Guelph Storm (OHL)

Hillis and the Storm went through an extended streak (from January 4th to the 26th), losing 10 straight games. Starting the year off as one of the surprising top teams in the western conference to a team fighting tooth and nail for a playoff berth. Hillis’ game has evolved quite a bit in his own end throughout the season which in turn will widen his chances of becoming an NHL player one day.

Stats from Dec 1st to Jan 31st

GP G A PTS +/- PIM SOG FO PTS/G
24 10 20 30 7 4 18 59% 1.25

Regular Season Stats

GP G A PTS +/- PIM SOG FO PTS/G
52 21 50 71 29 35 122 55% 1.36

 

LD Jacob LeGuerrier #8, Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OHL)

LeGuerrier on most nights looks steady and effective but has also looked lost on those very same nights. A defensive defenseman that was somewhat expected to take on a greater role hasn’t really relished that as of yet. His production has certainly increased as he’s already put up more points this season than the last two combined. Overall he still brings solid defensive game, character, and leadership on a growing squad that is already looking ahead next year in the long run. We can expect Jacob to return to the Soo next season as they the team and city put forth a bid to host the Memorial Cup.

Statistics from Dec 1st to Jan 31st

GP G A PTS +/- PIM SOG PTS/G
22 4 6 10 -2 38 45 0.45

Regular Season Stats

GP G A PTS +/- PIM SOG PTS/G
52 6 24 30 1 70 96 0.58

 

C Allan McShane #61, Oshawa Generals (OHL)

McShane has had an interesting season production-wise to date. His play has been encouraging overall as he continues to create something out of nothing but does disappear every once in a while. The production overall certainly hasn’t been up to the standards that many thought and he would probably echo that himself.

Stats from Dec 5th to Jan 31st

GP G A PTS +/- PIM SOG FO PTS/G
21 11 14 25 -15 4 67 56% 1.19

Regular Season Stats

GP G A PTS +/- PIM SOG FO PTS/G
54 22 40 62 -19 12 149 57% 1.15

 

LW Cole Fonstad #42, Everett Silvertips (WHL)

Fonstad has been shooting on the net at pretty much the same clip as last season but it hasn’t resulted in goals….yet… He’s been an offensive dynamo on the powerplay for the Tips working the half wall and threading passes through the seams. The Everett Silvertips are a powerhouse in the WHL this season and we’ll see how Cole responds in the playoffs this time around.

Stats from Dec 4th to Jan 31st

GP G A PTS +/- PIM SOG FO PTS/G
23 9 24 33 13 12 67 1.43

Regular Season Stats

GP G A PTS +/- PIM SOG FO PTS/G
49 13 51 64 30 18 125 1.31

 

LD Gianni Fairbrother #24, Everett Silvertips (WHL)

Fairbrother was on pace for a 46 point season pro rated over a full 68 game season this year. He increased his total shots on goal per game from 2.26 sog/gp last season to 2.57 sog/gp in his shortened campaign. Fairbrother suffered an upper-body injury that required surgery and is likely done for the rest of the season. Though some believe he may be available late in the playoffs should Everett advance further.

Statistics from Dec 4th to Jan 12th

GP G A PTS +/- PIM SOG PTS/G
16 1 5 6 2 24 34 0.37

Regular Season Statistics

GP G A PTS +/- PIM SOG PTS/G
37 5 20 25 6 38 93 0.68

 

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