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Buffalo Sabres Weekly Prospects Roundup - October 16, 2011

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It's time for the weekly look at the Buffalo Sabres prospects. This week a number of Sabres prospects moved up the ranks with outstanding performances. Below we will take a look at three players that had exceptional weeks for their perspective teams. While I will focus mostly on the players in the junior and NCAA ranks, it is hard not to recognize some Rochester players that performed admirably this week.

First Star - Zack Kassian (Rochester Americans -AHL) 3GP 3G-2A-5P

Zack Kassian seems to be adjusting well to the American Hockey League. After a slow start in an opening night loss, Kassian has stepped up his game to help the Americans to a 2-2-0 record. He scored a goal in the Americans 3-1 win over the Lake Erie Monsters on Friday night and he followed that up with two goals in a 7-2 victory against the Grand Rapids Griffins on Sunday.

Second Star - Dan Catenacci (Owen Sound Attack - OHL) 4GP 4G-2A-6P

Dan Catenacci is off to a fast start in the Ontario Hockey, showing no effects from a tumultuous off-season that seen him force his way out of Sault Ste. Marie. Catennacci scored four times this week, including a pair in a 5-3 loss to the Kitchener Rangers on Saturday night.

Third Star - Kevin Sundher (Victoria Royals - WHL) 2GP 1G-5A-6P

Sundher had a pair of assists in the Royals 7-5 win against the Kelowna Rockets on Friday night. He followed up that performance with a four point performance on Saturday to help the Royals complete the sweep of the Rockets with a 4-3 victory.

Honorable Mention - Jerome Gauthier-Leduc (Rimouski Oceanic - QMJHL) 2GP 2G-2A-4P

 

Complete prospect stats, from SabresProspects.com, following the jump.

 

 Player Pos H W Age Team League DOB GP G A PTS +/- PIM
 Kevin Sundher C 6'0 188 19 Victoria WHL 1/18/1992 11 4 17 21 0 6
 Jerome Gauthier-Leduc RHD 6'2 194 19 Rimouski QMJHL 7/30/1992 9 9 12 21 3 6
 Dan Catenacci C 5'10 185 18 Owen Sound OHL 3/9/1993 12 8 8 16 E 28
 Steven Shipley C 6'3 212 19 Niagara OHL 4/22/1992 10 2 7 9 -10 2
 Luke Adam LW 6'2 203 21 Buffalo NHL 4 3 3 6 2 0
 Zack Kassian RW 6'3 226 20 Rochester AHL 1/24/1991 4 3 2 5 -1 15
 Cedrick Henley LW 6'5 196 19 Val-d'Or QMJHL 1/10/1992 10 0 5 5 -1 16
 Mark Pysyk RHD 6'1 188 19 Edmonton WHL 1/11/1992 11 0 5 5 -1 16
 Joel Armia RW 6'3 193 18 Assat SM-Liiga 5/31/1993 12 1 4 5 n/a 12
 Jonathan Parker LW 5'10 195 20 Rochester AHL 9/25/1991 4 2 2 4 -2 0
 Corey Tropp RW 6'0 185 22 Rochester AHL 7/25/1989 4 0 3 3 -3 12
 Gregg Sutch RW 6'2 201 19 Barrie OHL 2/9/1992 9 1 2 3 1 25
 Marcus Foligno C/LW 6'3 216 20 Rochester AHL 8/10/1991 4 2 0 2 -3 12
 Brayden McNabb LHD 6'4 218 20 Rochester AHL 1/21/1991 4 0 2 2 1 2
 T.J. Brennan LHD 6'0 208 22 Rochester AHL 4/3/1989 4 1 1 2 -3 4
 Justin Jokinen RW 6'3 185 21 Minnesota State WCHA 11/25/1989 4 1 1 2 0 2
 Nick Crawford LHD 6'1 190 21 Rochester AHL 2/23/1990 3 0 2 2 3 2
 Alex Lepowski LHD 6'4 204 18 Barrie OHL 4/8/1993 5 0 2 2 1 2
 Jacob Lagacé RW 5'11 190 21 Rochester AHL 1/9/1990 2 1 0 1 1 2
 Alex Biega RHD 5'11 205 23 Rochester AHL 4/4/1988 4 0 1 1 2 0
 Shawn Szydlowski RW 6'0 208 21 Rochester AHL 9/5/1990 3 0 1 1 E 0
 Brad Navin C 6'2 192 19 Wisconsin WCHA 6/5/1992 3 0 1 1 E 0
 Christian Isackson RW 6'0 177 19 Minnesota WCHA 1/20/1992 1 0 0 0 E 0
 Riley Boychuk LW 6'5 220 20 Rochester AHL 2/20/1991 4 0 0 0 E 2
 Matt MacKenzie RHD 6'2 194 19 Rochester AHL 10/15/1991 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Drew Schiestel LHD 6'2 193 22 Rochester AHL 3/9/1989 1 0 0 0 -2 0
 Drew MacKenzie LHD 6'2 203 22 Vermont HE 12/17/1988 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Maxime Legault RW 6'2 195 22 Rochester AHL 3/28/1989 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Dennis Persson LHD 6'1 187 23 Rochester AHL 6/2/1988 1 0 0 0 -1 0
 Corey Fienhage RHD 6'4 221 21 Gwinnett ECHL 5/4/1990 2 0 0 0 -1 0
 Colin Jacobs C 6'1 215 18 Seatle WHL 1/20/1993 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Mark Adams RHD 6'3 210 20 Providence HE 5/23/1991 0 0 0 0 0 0
Player Pos H W Age Team League D.O.B. GP W L T/SOL GAA SV%
 Nathan Lieuwen G 6'5 191 20 Kootenay WHL 8/8/1991 7 4 1 2 1.26 0.952
 Brad Eidsness G 6'0 177 22 North Dakota WCHA 6/2/1989 1 1 0 0. 1.45 .949
 Connor Knapp G 6'5 215 21 Miami CCHA 5/1/1990 2 1 1 0 2.45 0.918