Top 25 Prospects Recap: Adam Continues to Impress

It's been a couple of weeks since we did a prospects recap which means we are about due. We spend so much time watching the Sabres play, we sometimes forget that there are kids playing elsewhere that are property of the Buffalo Sabres.

The Portland Pirates are struggling to start the season which isn't entirely unexpected from such a young team. The Sabes tried to add some veterans like Jeff Cowan and Joe Dipenta and of course Mark Mancari is still there but the results have not been favorable thus far.

While the Portland Pirates struggle some of the Sabres younger kids continue to impress the Sabres brass. Three Sabres players that stand out from the pack are Luke Adam, Corey Tropp and Jacob Lagace. Adam has consistently been talked about when we refer to prospects. He has been a force for Cape Breton Screaming Eagles in the QMJHL. Adam has 15 goals and 34 points in only 25 games played.

Lagace is kind of unknown as far as Sabres prospects. He is not very highly ranked in the prospect rankings and was only a 5th round pick in 2008.  He is a skill player that has good hands. He has 68 goals in his junior career, including 13 this season in 19 games.

While juniors have been playing since September, the college prospects are just now getting into the swing of their season. Corey Tropp was just happy to get in the lineup after he missed the second half of last season being  kicked off the Michigan State team for a dirty play against Steve Kampfer of the MIchigan Wolverines.

Tropp has taken advantage of his second chance by scoring goals ad making plays for the Spartans. Tropp has nine goals and 16 points in only 12 games this season. He scored just one goal this week in his return to Ann Arbor to face the Wolverines.

Follow the jump to see the rest of the Sabres prospects...

 

Buffalo Sabres Prospect Rankings W L OTL/T GAA SV %  Weekly Notes
 Rank  Player  Team GP G A PTS +/- PIM
 1   Tyler Myers  Buffalo Sabres 17 3 6 9 5 10  Continues to lead the Sabres in TOI
 2   Tim Kennedy  Buffalo Sabres 17 1 4 5 1 24   Assisted on Tyler Ennis first NHL goal
 3   Nathan Gerbe  Portland Pirates 12 3 9 12 0 16
 4   Jhonas Enroth  Portland Pirates 12 4 7 0 3.83 0.873
 Buffalo Sabres 1 0 1 0 4.14 0.892
 5   Mike Weber  Portland Pirates 17 0 4 4 3 24  Plus-3 in last three games
 6   Philip Gogulla  Portland Pirates 16 3 6 9 -3 8   goal and an assist
 7   Luke Adam  Cape Breton Screaming Eagles (QMJHL) 24 15 19 34 12 32  3 goals in 3 games
 8   Tyler Ennis  Portland Pirates 17 6 8 14 -5 4  3 Games Played - 3 assists
 Buffalo Sabres 1 1 0 1 1 0  Scored first NHL goal
 9   Drew Schiestel  Portland Pirates 12 0 1 1 -4 4
 10   Zack Kassian  Peterborough Petes (OHL) 14 6 6 12 -5 33  2 GP 1G-1A-2PTS
 11   Paul Byron  Portland Pirates 13 3 5 8 -4 8  a goal and an assist
 12   TJ Brennan  Portland Pirates 16 0 4 4 1 41
 13   Marc-Andre Gragnani  Portland Pirates 8 2 2 4 0 6  Injured - Did not play
 14   Felix Schutz  Portland Pirates 14 0 4 4 -4 17
 15   Corey Tropp  Michigan State Spartans (NCAA) 12 9 7 16 2 8  1 goal scored vs. Michigan
 16   Alex Biega  Harvard Crimson (NCAA) 5 1 1 2 3 4  scored first goal of season
 17   Dennis Persson  Portland Pirates 12 0 1 1 -3 6
 18   Bradley Eidsness  North Dakota Fighting Sioux (NCAA) 9 6 1 1 1.61 0.925  gave up only one goal in sixth victory
 19   Marcus Foligno  Sudbury Wolves (OHL) 21 1 10 11 -5 72  1 assist and minus-2
 20   Brayden McNabb  Kootenay Ice (WHL) 18 3 13 16 -4 42  Did not Play - Injury
 21   Corey Fienhage  North Dakota Fighting Sioux (NCAA) 1 0 0 0 0 0  Played first game of season
 22   Drew Mackenzie  Vermont Catamounts (NCAA) 9 0 4 4 10
 23   Nick Crawford  Barrie Colts (OHL) 19 4 17 21 5 4
 24   Jacob Lagace  Chicoutimi Sagueneens (QMJHL) 19 13 16 29 -1 18  1 goal and 3 assists in 2 games
 25   Mark Adams  Chicago Steel (USHL) 14 3 2 5 -2 26
-  Nick Eno  Bowling Green Falcons (NCAA) 6 1 4 0 3.34 0.902  Earned first win of season
-  Connor Knapp  Miami-OH Redhawks (NCAA) 4 1 1 1 2.47 0.906  stopped 32-of-33 and 9-of-11 shootout att.
-  Jordon Southorn  PEI Rocket (QMJHL) 21 3 7 10 4 21
-  Justin Jokinen  Minnesota State Mavericks (NCAA) 8 1 0 1 -2 8
-  Mike Kostka  Portland Pirates 17 1 3 4 -1 7  1 assists and minus-1
-  Derek Whitmore  Portland Pirates 17 3 3 6 1 4  1 goal scored
-  Travis Turnbull  Portland Pirates 17 2 3 5 2 41  1 goal and 1 assist
-  Maxime Legault  Shawinigan Cataractes (QMJHL) 9 5 4 9 4 15
 Portland Pirates 5 0 0 0 -4 4  No longer with team
-  J.P. Lamoureaux  Portland Pirates 7 2 3 0 3.3 0.886  1 loss this week
-  Matt Generous  Portland Pirates 11 0 1 1 -1 9
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