We missed our “Prospect of the Week” last week due to life getting in the way and also not having a clear cut selection. The prospects stats and performances the last few weeks have not been as great as earlier in the season but this weeks selection, Zach Senyshyn, is in the best stretch for production as a pro. That is enough to earn him the highly coveted BostonPucks.com “Prospect of the Week”.
In the last four games with the Providence Bruins Senyshyn has 1 goal and 4 assists for 5 points. He now has 2 goals and 4 assists for 6 points in 12 games. Senyshyn is having a similar first pro year trajectory as his fellow 2015 1st round draftee, Jake DeBrusk. Through 12 games last season DeBrusk had just 4 points (2 goals and 2 assists). DeBrusk then went on to score 45 points in the 62 remaining games in the AHL. DeBrusk also did not really get going until game 15 and then he finished the season scoring at a .75 points per game pace.
With all of that in mind let’s pretend a little bit here. If Zach Senyshyn scores at a similar pace as DeBrusk did for the last 60 games of the AHL season (.75 points per game x 61 games left) Senyshyn would finish up with a 52 point season (rounding up of course). This would be a very successful season for Senyshyn, again, in his first pro season, and pretty much punch his ticket in the NHL next season.
Zach Senyshyn has a history of scoring at the junior level. He put up 113 goals over three seasons for the OHL’s Sault Ste Marie Greyhounds that contributed to his 175 total points. Recently in the Hockey News prospects issue listed Senyshyn as a blue chip prospect. Unless the Bruins continue at the injury per game pace they’re on they are most likely going to be patient with Senyshyn, just as they were with DeBrusk last year, and keep him in the AHL all season. Either way Senyshyn could be an exciting player in the near future for the Bruins.
- Ryan Fitzgerald scored 3 goals in the two games this weekend for the P-Bruins. Fitzgerald now has 7 points (4 Goals and 3 assists) in 13 games played. For a guy that I did not project to produce consistently he showed really well in B’s training camp and is now putting together a strong season in Providence.
- Harvard’s Ryan Donato continues his torrid start to the season. As a team Harvard has not started all that well. They are 2-3 after dropping games to Colgate and Cornell on the road this weekend. But Donato scored the lone Harvard goal on Friday against Colgate and registered an assist on Saturday against Cornell. He now has 7 ponts (3 goals and 4 assists) in 5 games.
- Ryan Lindgren has shown some offense the past two weekends. He scored his first goal of the season against Michigan State on November 3rd and registered an assist the next night. Then this past weekend against Michigan Lindgren scored another goal. Below is Lindgren’s goal against Michigan State:
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