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The 2012 World Junior Hockey Championships will
be taking place from December 26th through January 5th.  This time, the
Habs will be very well represented as a total of five prospects are suiting up
for their respective countries, three with Canada, plus one with the Czech
Republic and one with the United States.  As is our annual tradition, we
will be tracking each prospects’ progress throughout the tournament.


D Nathan Beaulieu, Saint John (QMJHL)
Season Stats: 30 GP, 8-18-26, 57 PIMS, +20

Date

Opponent

G

A

PIM

+/-

SOG
Dec. 26 Finland 0 1 2 E 2
Dec. 28 Czech Republic 0 0 12 E 1
Dec. 29 Denmark 0 0 2 E 3
Dec. 31 United States 0 0 0 E 1
Jan. 3 Russia 0 0 0 -1 3
Jan. 5 Finland 0 0 0 E 3

Totals
0 1 16 -1 13


Player Notes: Beaulieu played RW in the game against Denmark.  He
took a shot to the mouth in the 3rd period against the US and did not return.

 


C Michael Bournival, Shawinigan (QMJHL)
Season Stats: 16 GP, 15-9-24, 4 PIMS, +4

Date

Opponent

G

A

PIM

+/-

SOG
Dec. 26 Finland 0 0 0 -1 2
Dec. 28 Czech Republic 0 1 0 +1 2
Dec. 29 Denmark - - - - -
Dec. 31 United States 0 0 0 -1 2
Jan. 3 Russia 0 0 0 E 1
Jan. 5 Finland 0 0 0 E 2

Totals
0 1 0 -1 9


Player Notes: Bournival missed the Denmark game with the flu.  He
was 14/25 (56%) on faceoffs in the tournament.

 


RW Brendan Gallagher, Vancouver (WHL)
Season Stats: 28 GP, 24-22-46, 39 PIMS, +12

Date

Opponent

G

A

PIM

+/-

SOG
Dec. 26 Finland 1 1 2 +2 3
Dec. 28 Czech Republic 0 0 4 +1 5
Dec. 29 Denmark 1 0 0 +1 7
Dec. 31 United States 0 0 0 E 7
Jan. 3 Russia 1 2 2 +1 4
Jan. 5 Finland 0 0 2 E 9

Totals
3 3 10 +5 35


Player Notes: Gallagher’s goal vs Finland (round robin) was the game winner.  His
7 shots vs Denmark led all Canadian forwards.  He was named Canada’s Player
of the Game against the US; his 7 shots in that contest was a game high. 
His 9 shots against Finland in the Bronze Medal game also was a game high while
his 35 in the tournament was a team high.  Gallagher was 3/4 (75%) in the
tournament on faceoffs.
 


LW/C Daniel Pribyl,
Sparta Praha (Extraliga)

Season Stats: 15 GP, 2-0-2, 2 PIMS, +0

Date

Opponent

G

A

PIM

+/-

SOG
Dec. 27 Denmark - - - - -
Dec. 28 Canada 0 0 0 -2 0
Dec. 30 United States 0 1 0 +3 2
Dec. 31 Finland 0 0 0 E 0
Jan. 2 Russia 0 0 0 E 0

Jan. 4
Slovakia 0 0 0 E 0

Totals
0 1 0 +1 2

Player Notes:
Pribyl was a late registrant to the tournament and was not on the roster for the
Dec. 27 game.  His +3 rating against the United States was tied for the
team high.

 



D Jarred Tinordi, London (OHL)*
Season Stats: 20 GP, 0-7-7, 49 PIMS, +18

Date

Opponent

G

A

PIM

+/-

SOG
Dec. 26 Denmark 1 0 2 +3 1
Dec. 28 Finland 0 0 0 E 2
Dec. 30 Czech Republic 0 0 0 -2 2
Dec. 31 Canada 0 0 2 +2 2
Jan. 3 Latvia 0 1 2 +3 1
Jan. 4 Switzerland 0 0 0 +1 2

Totals
1 1 6 +7 10

Player Notes: Tinordi was named USA’s
Player of the Game Dec. 28th.  His +2 rating vs Canada was a team high. 
In the tournament, his +7 rating was tops among American defenceman. 
Tinordi was also named one of USA’s top-3 players of the tournament.

* – player is an alternate captain

Over the years, many of the present Habs have
represented their homeland in this tournament.  Here is a look at how each
has fared.

Goalies


Player

Year(s)

Country

Record

GAA

SV%

SO
Carey Price 2007 Canada 6-0-0 1.14 .961 2
Peter Budaj ’01-’02 Slovakia 2-3-2 3.59 .897 1

Defence


Player

Year(s)

Country

GP

G

A

PTS

PIMS
Yannick Weber ’06-’08 Switzerland 18 4 7 11 28
P.K. Subban ’08-’09 Canada 13 3 6 9 11
Alexei Emelin ’05-’06 Russia 12 3 5 8 47
Josh Gorges 2004 Canada 6 0 3 3 4
Raphael Diaz ’05-’06 Switzerland 12 1 2 3 14
Tomas
Kaberle
1998 Czech Rep. 7 1 1 2 2
Andrei Markov* ’97-’98 Russia 6 0 1 1 2

* – Andrei Markov was listed on the 1998 team
but did not play.

Forwards


Player

Year(s)

Country

GP

G

A

PTS

PIMS
Brian Gionta ’98-’99 USA 13 11 8 19 6
Lars Eller ’07-’09 Denmark 16 8 11 19 73
Andrei Kostitsyn ’03-’05 Belarus 16 8 10 18 18
Mike
Cammalleri
’01-’02 Canada 14 11 6 17 12
Scott Gomez ’98-’99 USA 13 4 7 11 6
Tomas
Plekanec
’01-’02 Czech Rep. 14 4 5 9 6
Louis Leblanc 2011 Canada 7 3 4 7 2
Petteri
Nokelainen
’04-’05 Finland 13 2 4 6 2
Michael Blunden 2006 Canada 6 2 3 5 8
Max
Pacioretty
2008 USA 6 0 0 0 8