Welcome back Kings fans to another season of Mayors Manor prospect coverage. It’s time to begin our lap around the globe and check in on prospects playing in the CHL, the USHL, the NCAA, the various different European leagues, and the ECHL. The following reports are from games played through end of day Sunday, October 16th.
Francesco Pinelli, Kitchener Rangers, Center (42nd overall in 2021)
2022-2023 Stats: 3 goals, 2 assists, minus-4, 7 PIM in 5 games played
Pinelli did not play for the Rangers first game of the week, a 4-1 loss. Pinelli was back in the next game, where he would be a minus-2 in the Rangers first win of the season, a 6-2 defeat of the Flint Firehawks.
Kaleb Lawrence, Owen Sound Attack, Right Wing (215th overall in 2022)
2022-2023 Stats: 1 goal, 2 assists, plus-1, 0 PIM in 3 games played
Lawrence did not play this week as a result of an injury suffered last week. It is believed by team medical staff that his current injury is not as serious as his injuries from last season.
Kaleb Lawrence is waiting for an MRI. The big forward left Friday night's game against Hamilton in the second period. Obviously not good news for someone coming off two shoulder injuries, different shoulders, with one surgically repaired. DeGray said the team is being cautious.
— Greg Cowan (@GregCowanST) October 12, 2022
Angus Booth, Shawinigan Cataractes, LH Defensemen (116th overall in 2022)
2022-2023 Stats: 0 goals, 1 assist, minus-5, 2 PIM in 8 games played
Booth picked up his first point of the week in a 5-2 win, finding the late man for a primary assist after leading the rush into the zone . Outside of that win, the Cataractes week would be rough, with the other three games being losses. Booth was a minus-3, had four SOG, and had 11 hits this week.
Mathis Cloutier avait le compas dans l'œil!!
— Cataractes de Shawinigan (@Cataractes_Shaw) October 13, 2022
Jack Sparkes, Lincoln Stars, RH Defenseman (180th overall in 2022)
2022-2023 Stats: 0 goals, 0 assists, plus-2, 16 PIM in 4 games played
The first-place Lincoln Stars won both of their games this week against Tri-city by a combined score of 12-6. Sparkes played in one of those games and was a plus-2.
COLLEGE HOCKEY (NCAA)
Kenny Connors, UMass., Center (103rd overall in 2022)
2022-2023 Stats: 1 goal, 1 assist, plus-1, 2 PIM in 3 games played
The No.13 ranked UMass. would launch themselves into the No.6 spot with back-to-back defeats of the No.1 ranked Denver. Connors would pick up an assist as well as the opening goal in the first game, whacking the puck in at chest height with the shaft of his stick for a shorthanded goal and his first collegiate goal. He would win 53% of his faceoffs, register two blocked shots, and finish a plus-2 across both games.
Jack Hughes, Northeastern Univ., Center (51st overall in 2022)
2022-2023 Stats: 0 goals, 2 assists, plus-1, 2 PIM in 4 games played
The Huskies would drop to No.12 this week with a 2-1 loss to Providence College. Hughes was an even plus/minus, had one blocked shot, and was 7 for 15 on his faceoffs.
Alex Laferriere, Harvard Univ., Right Wing (83rd overall in 2020)
The No. 15 ranked Harvard won’t play their first exhibition game until October 22nd and will start their regular season on the 28th against Dartmouth. The 2021-2022 ECAC rookie of the year had an outstanding season for Harvard, notching 31 points in 35 games and finishing the season as an ECAC Champion. A good playmaker and shooter, the New Jersey native is a tenacious hound in the offensive zone who has the potential to be one of the best skaters in the ECAC.
Jared Wright, Denver, Forward (169th overall in 2022)
2022-2023 Stats: 0 goals, 0 assists, minus-4, 0 PIM in 4 games played
The Minutemen defeat of the previously No.1 ranked Pioneers reseated them into the No.4 spot and ensured Wright got the short end of the stick in the King on King action. Wright had seven shots on goal and was a minus-2.
Braden Doyle, Northeastern Univ., LH Defenseman (157th overall in 2019)
2022-2023 Stats: 1 goal, 1 assist, plus-4, 2 PIM in 4 games played
Doyle had one shot on goal, one blocked shot, and was a minus-1 in the 2-1 defeat at the hands of Providence College.
Ben Meehan, UMass-Lowell, LH Defenseman (140th overall in 2020)
2022-2023 Stats: 0 goals, 1 assists, plus-2, 4 PIM in 5 games played
The River Hawks swapped spots with Harvard and are now ranked at No.12 following a split in their weekend tilt with Michigan St. Meehan was a plus-1, had one shot on goal, and two penalty minutes in those games.
Aatu Jämsen, Finland, Right Wing (190th overall in 2020)
2022-2023 Stats: 1 goal, 2 assists, plus-2, 2 PIM in 5 games played
Jamsen made sure his return from illness was known as he opened up the scoring for the Pelicans in their 4-1 win over SaiPa. Patrolling the neutral zone, he snagged a missed pass and split the D at their blueline before walking in and scoring five-hole. He did not play the next game.
🚨 Aatu Jämsen pujottelee SaiPa-puolustuksen läpi ja tuikkaa kiekon sisään! 👏@PelicansFi johtaa Jämsenin maaalilla avasuerän jälkeen 1-0.
— Liiga (@smliiga) October 12, 2022
Kasper Simontaival, LIIGA-KalPa, Center (66th overall in 2020)
2022-2023 Stats: 2 goals, 3 assists, plus-7, 0 PIM in 10 games played
Simontaival’s prognosis for his shoulder injury will see the budding forward out for at least a month.
Hearing LA Kings prospect Kasper Simontaival is likely out for about a month (shoulder).
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— The Mayor | Team MM (@mayorNHL) October 14, 2022
Kirill Kirsanov, RUSSIA-SKA St. Petersburg, LH Defenseman (84th overall in 2021)
VHL-SKA NEVA: 1 goal, 8 assists, plus-4, 4 PIM in 12 games played
MHL-SKA 1946: 2 goals, 3 assists, plus-1, 0 PIM in 4 games played
Kirsanov and SKA cooled off this week, losing their first two games of the week before rebounding with a 6-1 win over Izhstal. The defenseman recorded no points, had four SOG, and was a plus-1 in those games while averaging around 18 minutes in TOI.
Otto Salin, LIIGA-HIFK, RH Defenseman (148th overall in 2022)
2022-2023 Stats: 1 goal, 1 assist, plus-7, 0 PIM in 12 games played
HIFK started their week with a 2-0 shutout over Ässät, where the Salin was a plus-2 and recorded four SOG in 16:33 in TOI. The next game would see the tables turned, as HIFK was shutout 2-0 by Lukko.
Juho Markkanen, DEL-Eisbären Berlin, Goalie (112th overall in 2020)
DEL-Eisbären: 3.51 GAA, .883 SV% in 2 games played
Champions HL-Eisbäaren: 5.03 GAA, .853 SV% in 2 games played
Eisbaren split their two games this week, losing 4-2 and winning 7-3. Markkanen did not play.
Jacob Ingham, Greenville Swamp Rabbits, Goalie (175th overall in 2018)
Few late night LA Kings notes…
— Expecting Byfield to miss the next couple of games (sick), could be back by the weekend
— Goalie Jacob Ingham likely sidelined about a month, more in the days ahead
— The Mayor | Team MM (@mayorNHL) October 4, 2022
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