Calle Andersson was back in action for Malmo in the HockeyAllsvenskan (2nd tier Swedish league) today, and his Redhawks lost 5-1 to Karlskrona. Andersson was held off the scoreboard today after notching a goal in his Malmo return. Unfortunately I cannot read Swedish, and the game box score only includes goals, assists, and PIMs. That means we won’t have any +/- stats available until someone can point me in a different direction for the box score. (Update: Alex Nunn let me know that Andersson was a -1 this game)
- Calle Andersson (Malmo, HockeyAllsvenskan; L 5-1): 0 G, 0 A, 0 PIM, -1
Anthony Duclair added to his hot start with the Quebec Remparts of the QMJHL, notching another pair of goals and tacking on an assist in Quebec’s 6-2 win over Rimouski. Across town, fellow 2013 draftee Ryan Graves was held scoreless with four PIMs in a 3-2 shootout win for Charlottetown. Over in the KHL, Pavel Buchnevich was a +1 with 16 shifts for 12:16 TOI in Severstal’s 5-4 overtime loss to Spartak Moscow. See below for full line scores for the two prospects in action today.
- Ryan Graves (Charlottetown, QMJHL; SOW 3-2): 0 G, 0 A, 4 PIM, -1
- Anthony Duclair (Quebec, QMJHL; W 6-2) 2 G, 1 A 0 PIM, +2
- Pavel Buchnevich (Severstal, KHL; OTL 5-4): 0 G, 0 A, 0 PIM, +1
One of the more intriguing prospects in the Rangers system is Calle Andersson, an offensive defenseman currently playing in Sweden’s HockeyAllsvenskan (second tier league). The 19-year-old defenseman is good enough to play in the SHL (top tier Swedish league), but is better served getting the ice time needed for his development in HockeyAllsvenskan. That said, he was suffering from a nagging injury (wrist?) and did not make his 2013 debut until yesterday, notching a powerplay goal in his return. Two other prospects were in action last night as well. See below for their scoring lines from last night.
- Calle Andersson (Malmö, HockeyAllsvenskan; W 4-3): 1 G, 0 A, 0 PIM, Even
- Troy Donnay (Erie Otters, OHL; W 2-1): 0 G, 0 A, 7 PIM, Even
- MacKenzie Skapski (Kootenay, WHL: L 6-3): 40 Shots faced, 35 Saves, 5 GA
Four Ranger prospects began their respective CHL seasons last night, all with varying success. Troy Donnay is playing for Erie in the OHL (serves as alternate captain), Makenzie Skapski is playing for Kootenay in the WHL, and Anthony Duclair (Quebec, alternate captain) and Ryan Graves (Charlottetown, alternate captain) are in the QMJHL. Also kicking off their season yesterday was Thomas Spelling, who is playing in the Danish league this year. See below for their line scores from last night’s games:
- Pavel Buchnevich (Severstal, KHL; L 4-0): 0 G, 0 A, 0 PIM, Even
- Thomas Spelling(SønderjyskE; Danish League, W 4-1): 1 G, 0 A, 0 PIM, Even
- Troy Donnay (Erie; OHL, OTL 4-3): 0 G, 0 A, 2 PIM, -1
- Mackenzie Skapski (Kootenay; WHL, L 4-2): 1 GS, 42 Shots, 38 Saves
- Anthony Duclair (Quebec; QMJHL, L 7-4): 2 G, 0 A, 0 PIM, Even
- Ryan Graves (Charlottetown; QMJHL, W 5-4): 0 G, 0 A, 2 PIM, -1
Pavel Buchnevich (3rd, 2013), fresh off his two goal performance last game, earned top-six time with Severstal in their 6-2 win over Medvescak today. Buchnevich played 13:21 over 14 shifts, finishing with a -1 rating and 1 SOG.
On the season, Buchnevich has a pair of goals, a -4 rating, and 21 SOG in 6 games.
Pavel Buchnevich finally broke through today, scoring a pair of goals in Severstal Cherepovet’s 4-2 victory. Buchnevich’s goals were scored on the powerplay, and were his first two goals and points of the season. Buchnevich finished the game with the 2 goals, 2 PIMs, 6 SOG, and 18 shifts for 12:21 in ice time.
On the season, Buchnevich has a line of 2-0-2 with 2 PIMs and a -3 rating through 5 games. He also averages about 4 SOG per game.
Defense prospect Calle Andersson (4th, 2012) missed the opener for his Malmo Redhawks of the Swedish second-tier league HockeyAllsvenskan today with an undisclosed injury. It is unknown how long he will be out of action.
Meanwhile in Russia, Pavel Buchnevich played 20 shifts for 11:42 of ice time while being held scoreless in Severstal’s 3-1 loss to Yugra. It appears the Severstal coaching staff is taking it easy on the youngster, easing him into the faster paced game with bottom-six, even strength minutes. Buchnevich is still pointless on the season, but does take a lot of shots on net. He had 3 this game for a total of 14 through the first 4 games.
Pavel Buchnevich (3rd, 2013) saw his ice time slashed again, as his Severstal Cherepovets lost to Avangard Omsk in a shootout, 4-3. Buchnevich did not factor in the scoring, and played just 11:30 of ice time. That is down from his 14 minutes last game and 17 minutes in the Severstal season opener. It is worth noting that Buchnevich has averaged a little less than three SOG per game, so he is at least attempting to create offensive chances for a Severstal club that doesn’t figure to be that competitive this season.
Through three games, Buchnevich has zero points, a -3 rating, and 11 SOG.
Pavel Buchnevich (3rd, 2013) and the rest of the Severstal club got absolutely destroyed by Barys in the second game of the season, losing 10-1. Buchnevich played approximately 14 minutes, down from his 17 last game, and finished with a -3 rating. Eight different forwards (including former NHLers Dustin Boyd and Brandon Bochenski) scored for Barys, as they just ran over Sverstal.
The KHL is currently the only league playing its regular season games. The CHL and Euro leagues start later this month, and the AHL starts in October.
Around the Farm is back for another full season, and although only one prospect was in action last night, there was some good news. Pavel Buchnevich (2013, 3rd) was initially thought to be headed to the MHL in Russia (essentially the KHL’s AHL), Buchnevich landed a roster spot with the KHL’s Severstal Cherepovets for the season opener last night. Buchnevich played 17 minutes –which is rare for a youngster in the KHL, usually the veterans log the most minutes– and did not factor in the 2-1 shootout win.
This info was courtesy of Alex Nunn, who you should all be following for your Ranger prospect news.