Sabres Prospects Stock Up/Stock Down - October 19, 2011
A couple of weeks ago Zach introduced a new feature called Stock Up/Stock Down for the Buffalo Sabres. We have now decided to extend that to the Sabres prospects that are playing at the Junior/NCAA level. Each week will look at what the prospects did the prior week and whether or not their stock is rising or falling in the Sabres system.
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Follow the jump to see how the prospects did this week.
|Player -Team||Draft Position||Status||Description|
|Kevin Sundher - WHL||44||(2GP 1G-5A-6P) Sundher played a key role for the Victoria Roylas this week as they swept a pair of games from the Kelowna Rockets this week. Sundher figured in all four goals in the overtime victory on Saturday night.|
|Jerome Gauthier-Leduc - QMJHL||68||(2GP 2G-2A-4P) Gauthier-Leduc is on pace for one of the best seasons in QMJHL league history. He has a remarkable nine goals and 21 assists in only nine games played. His stock is clearly on the rise in the Sabres organization.|
|Dan Catenacci - OHL||77||(4GP 4G-2A-6P) No Sabres prospect is hotter than Dan Catenacci right now. Catenacci scored four times in four games, including a pair of goals in a 5-3 loss to the Kitchener Rangers on Saturday night.|
|Steven Shipley - OHL||98||(3GP 0G-2A-2P) Shipley had a pair of assists in only three games but he has struggled to feel comfortable this season. In three games he was a minus-4 to bring his season total to a minus-10 in 10 games.|
|Cedrick Henley - QMJHL||173||(2GP 0G-0A-0P) Henley has had a nondescriptive start to the season. He has not been able to stand out in the "Q" but he has not been a liability to his team either.|
|Mark Pysyk - WHL||23||(2GP 0G-1A-1P) Pysyk could probably be considered to be trending down because of his high draft position but he seems to be turning around his slow start to the season. He remains a minus-1 on the season but he was plus-1 this week for Edmonton.|
|Joel Armia - SM Liiga||16||(3GP 0G-1A-1P) Armia had an assist in his last game which forced me to keep his status steady. It is hard to categorize a player in an European League because we do not know very much about each league.|
|Gregg Sutch - OHL||143||(2GP 0G-1A-1P) A very uneventful week for Sutch. He continues to be another face in the crowd.|
|Justin Jokinen - WCHA||101||(2GP 1G-1A-2P) This was a big week for Jokinen with a goal and an assist. It has been interesting to see the progression of Jokinen since he was drafted by the Sabres.|
|Alex Lepowski - OHL||137||(Did not Play) An injury has kept Lepowski out of the lineup.|
|Brad Navin - WCHA||197||(2GP 0G-1A-1P) It is always a big adjustment to move to the NCAA level and an early season assist should help Navin with his confidence.|
|Christian Iasackson - WCHA||203||(Did not Play)Isackson did not play for Minnesota last weekend.|
|Drew Mackenzie - HE||209||(Did not Play) Vermont has not begun their season yet.|
|Colin Jacobs - WHL||107||(Did not Play)|
|Mark Adams - HE||134||(Did not Play)|
|Nathan Lieuwen - WHL||167||(3GP, 2-1-0, 1.68GAA .933 sv%) Nathan Lieuwen has continued to build on the success he had at the Traverse City Prospects Tournament. He has a remarkable 1.26 GAA and a .941 save percentage in seven games played so far this season.|
|Brad Eidsness - WCHA||139||(1GP, 1-0-0, 1.00GAA .967 sv%) Eidsness stock is quickly on the rise. It has been the tale of two seasons for Eidsness who was the starter two seasons ago and lost that job last season. There is hope that his performance this week means he will be back to his old form.|
|Connor Knapp - CCHA||164||(1GP, 0-0-1, 2.86GAA .919 sv%) It is hard to get a good feel for a goalie with only one game played but an overtime loss is the difference between a guy who remains steady and one that is trending down.|