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Week 5 Rookie Report

A few updates to note this week in the world of rookies.  It’s a fast changing landscape out there.  Note: the arrows indicate the current player-trend.

1. ↑ Alex Galchenyuk (MTL – C) With three points in the last four games, Galchenyuk has shot into the top three in rookie scoring.  He’s taking more shots as well, as he has a third of all his shots this season over those four games. 

2. ↑ Peter Holland (ANH – C), ↑ Patrick Maroon (ANH - L), and ↓ Emerson Etem (ANH – R)  It’s a revolving door for rookies in Anaheim.  After being given a shot, Etem is now in the minors, while Holland and Maroon are in, both of whom scored their first NHL goals within the past couple of games.  Holland (60 points in 71 GP) and Maroon (74 points in 75 GP) both did full-time in the AHL last season.

3. ↑ Alexander Killorn (TBL – C) In just 5 GP, Killorn has 2 goals and 3 points.  He’s a bottom feeder in Tampa Bay, but that’s not a bad proposition on such an offensive roster.  Killorn is 23 years old, drafted 77th back in 2007, and was close to a point per game for his 4-year career (110 in 130) at Harvard.  

4. ↑ Tyson Barrie (COL – D) 4 points in his last 3 games played mean that Barrie is currently on a scoring streak.  He’s 21 and fits right in on a young Avalanche roster.  He had 32 points in 49 games in his only AHL season last year.  Prior to that: 228 points in 256 career WHL games in Kelowna.  He was drafted 64th in 2009.  Quietly, a player on the rise.

5. Antoine Roussel (DAL – L) He’s being given a chance to play and has 2 goals in his last 2 GP (3 in 8 total), but his fourth line spot in tenuous.  Reilly Smith and Brenden Smith are both better long term rookie options from Dallas. Roussel’s career AHL totals are just 17 points in 103 games.

6. ↓ Jordan Schroeder (VAN – C) With the return of Ryan Kesler and David Booth, Schroeder has fallen down the Canucks’ depth chart.  His size is a clear factor and he has already started to lose playing time.

Keep your browswer pointed to Fantasy Hockey Standard for ongoing rookie analysis throughout the season and into the playoffs.