Sunday, December 16, 2007

Where are they now -- forwards edition

A week or so ago, I posted about some goaltenders who had once played in the Thrashers system, and what they were up to now. Today is forwards. Below are points per game, total NHL games played, and then games played for the Thrashers.

GP Pts Pts/GP Total NHL GP NHL GP ATL Drafted
Darcy Hordichuk NHL Nashville 11 0 0.00 268 44 180th, 2000

Alex Bourret AHL Hartford 21 15 0.71 0 0 16th, 2005
Derek MacKenzie AHL Syracuse 30 18 0.60 29 28 128th, 1999
Karl Stewart AHL Norfolk 27 13 0.48 60 13 free agent
Pat Dwyer AHL Albany 21 7 0.33 0 0 116th, 2002
Simon Gamache AHL Toronto 15 4 0.27 48 4 290th, 2000
Milan Gajic AHL Manitoba 2 0 0.00 0 0 112th, 2001

ECHL Victoria 16 23 1.44 0 0

Tommi Santala FNL Jokerit 30 28 0.93 63 33 245th, 1999
Zdenek Blatny Czech Liberec 11 5 0.45 25 20 68th, 1999

Darcy Hordichuk is a tough guy for Nashville, but he's only seen 11 games so far this season. It's a bit ironic that he's seeing less time for them this year than last, when the Predators said they were going to try to be grittier this year.

Alex Bourret leads the AHL group in point production, but he's at the same pace he was at last year so he's not improving. He's only sixth on his team in scoring, and his -8 is by far the worst on his team. Example #2843 why it takes more than talent to make the NHL.

Simon Gamache saw 11 games with the Toronto Maple Leafs this year, scoring four points. That's the same number of points he scored with the Marlies in 15 games. Derek MacKenzie has decided he's a goal scorer now, with 12 in 30 games for the Crunch. The most he had previously was 19 in 63 games with the Wolves, so if he keeps up this pace he should easily eclipse that.

I said after Pat Dwyer's rookie pro year with the Wolves in which he scored 45 points that he probably had what would be a career year. Turns out to be the case so far.

Blatny is playing in his native Czech Republic now, but interestingly played on Modo with Tobias Enstrom last year.

Not listed above because he has no stats yet, Brad Schell is at home in Saskatchewan recovering from a back injury he suffered in Providence Bruins camp, where he had a tryout. He may return to playing in a few weeks. He was ECHL MVP in 2006-07 for the Gwinnett Gladiators.

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