• PROSPECT-UPDATE ARCHIVE
Most of Tuesday's draft-prospect action took place in the Western Hockey League, where there were five games. So it's no surprise that three of the top five performances came from the WHL. If it weren't for those WHL games, Tuesday would have been pretty quiet.
On a somewhat unrelated note, I visited a popular message board yesterday to explain why I think Rasmus Dahlin is the first generational defenseman to enter the draft pool since Denis Potvin in 1973. You can find that post here, if you're interested. For those not interested, move right on to the list below:
OLIVIER BOURRET -- Bourret had two goals and an assist to earn No. 3 star honors in Cape Breton's 9-4 win over Moncton -- the night's only game in the QMJHL. He first hit the scoresheet with the lone assist on a goal at 10:36 of the opening period, tying the game at 1-1. He later scored at 6:19 of the third period for an 8-4 lead and closed things out on a power play at 19:43. The two goals were Bourret's first since opening night, and Tuesday was also his first multi-point game of the season.
RYAN CHYZOWSKI -- Chyzowski was the No. 1 star of Medicine Hat's 5-2 win at Red Deer. He finished the night with one goal and a plus-2 rating. His goal came on a power play to tie the game 1-1 at 1:33 of the second period. He now has five goals in 11 WHL games, already matching the total from his rookie season. (Note: Second appearance on this list in 2017-18)
NANDO EGGENBERGER -- Eggenberger is the only first-year draft-eligible prospect playing regularly in Switzerland's NLA, which means his is facing the best men in his nation. Despite limited icetime, he is holding his own, and on Tuesday his hard work paid off with his first NLA goal of the season in Davos' 4-3 shootout loss at Lausanne. Eggenberger's goal came at 10:35 of the second period to give Davos a 2-1 lead. He is definitely a player to watch on draft day, because he has the size and skills that NHL teams seek.
JETT WOO -- Woo's offensive game played a big part in Moose Jaw's 6-4 win at first-place Portland. Woo had the primary assist on the game's first goal at 15:42 of the opening period, and he later scored on a power play at 3:46 of the second for a 2-1 lead. The Warriors defenseman now has five goals and 11 points in 12 WHL games, matching his goals total from last season, and giving him half as many points as he posted in 65 games as a rookie. (Note: Fourth appearance on this list in 2017-18)
ELI ZUMMACK -- Zummack helped Spokane to a 6-4 win at Calgary with a goal, an assist and and 11-for-15 record on face-offs. His goal, scored on a power play at 17:40 of the third period, was the game-winner -- breaking a 4-4 tie in a game that seemed destined for overtime. Just over two minutes later, he assisted on a power-play empty-netter to seal the victory.