Habsworld.net has named Alexander Perezhogin the January Prospect of the Month for his recent offensive outburst in the Russian Super League as he set career highs in both assists and points in considerably less games played. The recently turned twenty-one year old is currently enjoying an impressive season so far this year, while playing for last season’s RSL champions, Avangard Omsk. During the month of January, Alex played in all nine games, where he picked up an impressive four goals and four assists, and has continued his stellar offensive play into February, picking up three points in his most recent game. What’s impressive is that Perezhogin was able to produce at a hair under a point per game, all while playing on the third and fourth lines throughout the month and season. His recent scoring pace has helped his team climb the ranks of the league into a possible playoff spot, after the team started the season off slowly. Alex was also named one of the three stars of night in two of the nine games.
This month there were a handful of Canadiens prospects who were in the running for prospect of the month, as some of them had a very strong month of January. Tomas Plekanec was one of them, as he enjoyed a very consistent scoring effort for Hamilton, that saw him pick up thirteen points in fourteen games. Plekanec continues to lead the Hamilton Bulldogs in scoring, and for his efforts this season, he was named to his second AHL All Star game in his third season in the AHL. Over the course of the month, Tomas picked up five goals and eight assists a game winning goal last week.
Also enjoying success this past month was Chris Higgins who recently found his goal scoring touch, netting an impressive seven goals and eleven points over fourteen games. After a slow start to the season offensively, Chris is starting to hit the back of the net more often much like it was the case in his rookie season last year. His recent goal scoring couldn’t come at a better time, as the Dogs will surely need him to contribute to the lagging offense if the Bulldogs are to entertain any hopes of reaching the playoffs this year.
Finally one more prospect was in the running for Prospect of the Month, as Mikhail Grabovsky also enjoyed offensive success, netting eight points in ten games. What’s so impressive about Grabovsky’s production is that he plays on the fourth line for Neftkhimik and also sees some time on the power play, and in addition his team was held scoreless in five of the ten games they played, giving him eight points in just five games, with one of them being a four point night which is a career high for the just turned twenty-one year old. Mikhail was also named the games first star twice, in back to back games. Grabovsky also leads his team in scoring and is currently among the top twenty players in the league in scoring, while being the second youngest forward on the team, as he has set career highs in every offensive category.