Buffalo Sabres Prospects: Top 25 Weekly Recap

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It's another week and another opportunity to have a look at some players at the farm and some in juniors or college. Overall it was a good week for the Sabres youngsters both in Portland and elsewhere.

The most important thing to hapen this week might be the resurgence of Jhonas Enroth in goal for the Portland Pirates. Enroth won both of his starts this week and is slowly getting his numbers back to respectability.

Sticking with the Pirates, they are turning things around with the help of some of their key players. We all know about Tyler Ennis and Nathan Gerbe and each contributed a goal this week. A guy we don't hear about is Felix Schutz. He is making a pitch to join the German team in the Olympics and this week he scored three goals to make his case. Schutz started slow but now he has four goals in the last two weeks.

The Pirates blueline received a boost with the return of Marc-Andre Gragnani and Gragnani had two assists this week. Matt Generous had his best week of the season as well, with three assists and a plus-4 rating.

The Sabres have a talented bunch of players that are playing in the Canadian Hockey League. Luke Adam has to be the best of the group and he proved it again this week with four goals and three assists. He now has 19 goals on the season. Jacob Lagace is trying his best to keep up with Adam in "The Q" and he scored three this past week. Maxime Legault also added a pair of goals in "The Q" this week.

Nick Crawford was playing well before he was traded and he has not had any trouble fitting in with the Barrie Colts. Crawford had four assists for the Colts this week. (I am going to see Crawford play on Friday night in Erie against the Otters).

Marcus Foligno has not had the best season but this week he scored twice to give him three goals on the season. Brayden McNabb is another 2009 draft pick and another player that had a good week. McNabb netted a pair of goals and added two assists playing for Kootenay in the Western Hockey League.

It wasn't a banner week for the collegiate players that are part of the Sabres system. We have grown accustomed to Corey Tropp lighting up the scoreboard for the Michigan State Spartans so his goal and an assist seems like a subpar week for him.

Follow the jump for full statistics.

 

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 24 3 10 13 3 10  four assists
 2   Tim Kennedy  Buffalo Sabres 24 2 5 7 0 28  1 goal - 1 assist
 3   Nathan Gerbe  Portland Pirates 19 5 14 19 -1 16  1 goal - 1 assist
 4   Jhonas Enroth  Portland Pirates 14 6 8 0 3.53 0.883  2 games played - 2 wins
 Buffalo Sabres 1 0 1 0 4.14 0.892
 5   Mike Weber  Portland Pirates 24 0 5 5 6 40  3 games played
 6   Philip Gogulla  Portland Pirates 21 4 8 12 -1 12  2 games played - 4 PIMs
 7   Luke Adam  Cape Breton Screaming Eagles (QMJHL) 29 19 25 44 13 40  4 goals - 3 assists
 8   Tyler Ennis  Portland Pirates 24 8 14 22 -7 6  1 goal - 2 assists
 Buffalo Sabres 1 1 0 1 1 0
 9   Drew Schiestel  Portland Pirates 19 1 2 3 -5 6  1 assists - minus-1
 10   Zack Kassian  Peterborough Petes (OHL) 20 7 12 19 -6 50  2 assists - minus-2
 11   Paul Byron  Portland Pirates 20 4 7 11 -7 16  1 goal - minus-1
 12   TJ Brennan  Portland Pirates 20 0 4 4 2 43  plus-2
 13   Marc-Andre Gragnani  Portland Pirates 10 2 4 6 3 6  2 assists - plus-3
 14   Felix Schutz  Portland Pirates 18 4 5 9 0 17  3 goals
 15   Corey Tropp  Michigan State Spartans (NCAA) 16 10 9 19 0 14  1 goal - 1 assist
 16   Alex Biega  Harvard Crimson (NCAA) 9 1 3 4 0 4  1 assists
 17   Dennis Persson  Portland Pirates 19 0 1 1 -5 10  minus-1
 18   Bradley Eidsness  North Dakota Fighting Sioux (NCAA) 13 7 3 2 1.89 0.92  2 games played, 1 win, 1 tie
 19   Marcus Foligno  Sudbury Wolves (OHL) 28 3 10 13 -6 84  2 goals - plus-1
 20   Brayden McNabb  Kootenay Ice (WHL) 20 6 15 21 -4 57  2 goals - 2 assists
 21   Corey Fienhage  North Dakota Fighting Sioux (NCAA) 5 0 1 1 0 2  first assist of season
 22   Drew Mackenzie  Vermont Catamounts (NCAA) 11 0 4 4 10  2 games played
 23   Nick Crawford  Barrie Colts (OHL) 27 5 26 31 13 8  4 assists - plus-4
 24   Jacob Lagace  Chicoutimi Sagueneens (QMJHL) 23 19 18 37 -2 18  3 goals
 25   Mark Adams  Chicago Steel (USHL) 16 3 2 5 -3 28  game played
-  Nick Eno  Bowling Green Falcons (NCAA) 10 2 6 1 3.13 0.905  3 games played, 2 losses, 1 tie
-  Connor Knapp  Miami-OH Redhawks (NCAA) 6 1 1 3 2.58 0.9  1 game played, tie
-  Jordon Southorn  PEI Rocket (QMJHL) 27 3 9 12 10 35  1 assist
-  Justin Jokinen  Minnesota State Mavericks (NCAA) 10 1 0 1 -2 8  Did not play
-  Mike Kostka  Portland Pirates 24 1 4 5 -4 9  1 assist - minus-2
-  Derek Whitmore  Portland Pirates 24 4 5 9 4 4  1 assist - plus-1
-  Travis Turnbull  Portland Pirates 18 2 3 5 3 41  Did not play
-  Maxime Legault  Shawinigan Cataractes (QMJHL) 14 8 7 15 10 19  2 goals - 2assists
 Portland Pirates 5 0 0 0 -4 4  No longer with team
-  J.P. Lamoureaux  Portland Pirates 12 5 5 0 2.87 0.898  allowed five goals in loss
-  Matt Generous  Portland Pirates 18 1 5 6 5 13  3 assists - plus-4
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