Tampa Bay Lightning prospects report: Everyone scores, but no one more than Katchouk

The Lightning prospects were about scoring all the points last week.

It was a high-scoring week for all of the Tampa Bay Lightning prospects last week, with seven of them scoring three or more points. Samuel Walker made the move up a level to the USHL from his high school fall league, and he’ll have some catching up to do as the 2PPG player was held off the score sheet his first weekend up.

Let’s get into it.

Ontario Hockey League

#12 - Christopher Paquette (F) - 3G, 0A, -2
Peterborough Petes

Nov. 2nd: vs Sarnia Sting
L 7-5 - 0G, 0A, -1
Nov. 4th: vs Barrie Colts
W 5-4 OT - 2G, 0A, -1

Nov. 5th: @ Mississauga Steelheads
L 9-2 - 1G, 0A

Paquette had a good week, but it ended on a very sour note with the last place Steelheads beating the Petes an astonishing 9-2.

#12 - Boris Katchouk (F) - 4G, 3A, +5
Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds

Nov. 1st: vs Sudbury Wolves
W 5-4 OT - 2G, 3A, +3

Nov. 4th: vs Niagara IceDogs
W 4-1 - 1G, 0A, +1
Nov. 5th: vs North Bay Battalion
W 3-1 - 1G, 0A, +1

Katchouk was nothing to sneeze at last week as he racked up seven points in three games, the majority coming against fellow northern Ontario team the Sudbury Wolves.

#17 - Taylor Raddysh (F) - 2G, 2A, +4
Erie Otters

Nov. 1st: vs Kitchener Rangers
L 7-3 - 1G, 0A, +2
Nov. 3rd: vs Oshawa Generals
W 8-0 - 1G, 2A, +2

Nov. 4th: vs Windsor Spitfires
L 4-3 OT - No Points

Raddysh ended on a low note, but with four points in the first two games, being blanked in a close loss to the reigning Memorial Cup champions isn’t anything terrible.

#17 - Alexei Lipanov (F) - 0G, 0A, +1
Barrie Colts

Nov. 3rd: @ Ottawa 67’s
W 4-2 - 0G, 0A, +1
Nov. 4th: @ Peterborough Petes
L 5-4 OT - No Points

Lipanov was a bit of a downer this week, with no points to report on.

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

#89 - Otto Somppi (F) - 1G, 2A, +2
Halifax Mooseheads

Nov. 1st: @ Quebec Remparts
L 3-2 - No Points
Nov. 3rd: @ Gatineau Olympiques
W 7-5 - 1G, 1A, +1

Nov. 4th: @ Drummondville Voltiguers
L 2-1 OT - 0G, 1A, +1

Somppi did well, going a point per game last week. The Mooseheads are slowly climbing the QMJHL standings with their Finnish kid back.

Western Hockey League

#21 - Brett Howden (F) / #76 - Oleg Susonov (D)
1G, 3A, +3 / 0G, 0A, +1
Moose Jaw Warriors

Nov. 2nd: vs Prince Albert Raiders
W 5-2 - 0G, 3A, +2 / 0G, 0A, +1

Nov. 4th: @ Prince Albert Raiders
W 3-2 - 1G, 0A, +1 / No Points

Howden will play for Team WHL tonight against Russia, along with his younger brother. You can watch on Sportsnet in Canada, or at stream it at CHLCanadaRussia.ca

#25 - Libor Hajek (D) - 1G, 3A, -2
Saskatoon Blades

Nov. 1st: @ Lethbridge Hurricanes
W 2-1 OT - 0G, 1A
Nov. 3rd: @ Medicine Hat Tigers
L 7-2 - 0G, 1A, -2
Nov. 4th: @ Edmonton Oil Kings
W 3-2 OT - 1G, 1A

Hajek did well, four points for the week seems to be the popular benchmark this week.

#25 - Cal Foote (D) - 1G, 2A
Kelowna Rockets

Nov. 1st: @ Tri-City Americans
L 4-3 OT - No Points
Nov. 3rd: @ Victoria Royals
W 4-2 - 1G, 1A, +2

Nov. 4th: @ Victoria Royals
L 4-2 - 0G, 1A, -2

The Rockets captain got on the scoresheet and led the team to Victoria in Victoria


#19 - Cole Guttman (F) - 1G, 0A, +2
Dubuque Fighting Saints

Nov. 3rd: vs Omaha Lancers
W 5-3 - 1G, 0A, +2

Guttman had one game, and won it, scoring once.

#14 - Nicklaus Perbix (D) - 0G, 0A, -1
Omaha Lancers

Nov. 3rd: @ Dubuque Fighting Saints
L 5-3 - 0G, 0A, -1
Nov. 4th: @ Madison Capitols
L 3-2 OT - No Points

Perbix was perplexed this week and didn’t defend as well, letting the Lancers lose twice.

#26 - Samuel Walker - 0G, 0A, -3
Sioux City Musketeers

Nov. 3rd: vs Waterloo Black Hawks
L 3-2 OT - 0G, 0A, -2
Nov. 4th: vs Lincoln Stars
L 6-3 - 0G, 0A, -1

Walker joined the Musketeers after his championship in Minnesota and got a bit of a reality check jumping up to the USHL, behind held to the bottom of the score sheet in both games.


#33 - Kris Oldham (G)
U. Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks
Overall: 3-2-1 / Conference: 0-0

No games last week.

#20 - Ross Colton (F) - 2G, 0A
U. Vermont Catamounts
Overall: 3-5-1 / Conference: 1-1-1

Nov. 3rd: @ U Conn
L 5-1 - 1G, 0A, -1
Nov. 4th: @ U Conn
W 4-2 - 1G, 0A, +1

Colton scored in each game for the Cats, but only got one win out of the weekend.

#18 - Ryan Lohin (F) - 1G, 0A
U. Mass-Lowell River Hawks
Overall: 4-6 / Conference: 1-5

Nov. 3rd: vs Maine
W 3-2 - 1G, 0A, +1
Nov. 4th: vs Maine
L 6-2 - 0G, 0A, -1

Splitting the series with Maine the River Hawks finally got a win in Hockey East, but are still sitting in the basement of the conference.

#16 - Johnathan MacLeod (D) - Did Not Play
Boston U. Terriers
Overall: 4-5-1 / Conference: 2-2-1

Nov. 3rd: vs Providence
W 2-0 - Did Not Play
Nov. 4th: vs Northeastern
L 4-1 - Did Not Play

MacLeod sat out both games as the BU senior can’t get into many games.

#20 - Ryan Zuhlsdorf (D) - 0G, 1A, +2
U. Minnesota Golden Gophers
Overall: 7-3 / Conference: 3-1

Nov. 3rd: vs Michigan State
W 3-1 - 0G, 1A, +1
Nov. 4th: vs Michigan State
W 4-0 - 0G, 0A, +1

the Gophers had their first winning weekend of the year and jumped up their conference standings.

Lightning prospects points

PlayerLeaguePointsGames PPGNHLe
Samuel WalkerBig 1018260.6919.87
Ryan LohinHockey East22211.0531.78
Alexey LipanovOHL21430.4912.81
Cole GuttmanNCHC18250.7224.21
Nicklaus PerbixNCHC13260.5016.81
Ryan ZuhlsdorfBig 104240.174.78
Gabriel FortierQMJHL64501.2827.29
Radim SaldaQMJHL23310.7415.82
Alex GreenECAC150.203.77
Cole KoepkeNCHC11260.4214.22