Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Captain Calvin Steps Up

New York Islander fans know all about John Tavares, they know all about about Nino Niederreiter and they even know about Kirill Kabanov but the one they might want to keep an eye on is Calvin De Haan (2009 1st). 

De Haan is a solid 2 way defenseman for the Oshawa Generals but while he is not the flashy highlight reel player; he more than gets the job done.

On the day when De Haan was named as one of the captains for Team OHL during the OHL portion of the Subway Super Series, De Haan had a 3 point game in leading the Generals to a 4-0 win over the Belleville Bulls.

De Haan had 3 primary assists as he was named the game's third star; De Haan set up Christian Thomas for the game's first goal at 10:46 of the second period. It was the first of 3 power play goals that De Haan set up as the Generals won their second straight game.

De Haan improved his stats to 2-14-16 +7 in 14 games. Coming off an injury shortened season last year (5-19-24 in 34 games), De Haan is on his way to a career season.

Christian Thomas (2010 2nd NYR) got the game winning goal for the Generals, his 12th of the season as he regained the goal scoring lead among Ranger prospects. Thomas who had been on the quiet side in recent games, show some jump in his game as he improved his numbers to 12-10-22 which is 2nd among the Ranger prospects.

Tony DeHart (2010 5th NYI) the 3rd member of the trio did not score the points but got the job done on the defensive end. DeHart actually has made a huge sacrifice since De Haan returned from the Islanders and he has done it with grace and for the good of the Generals.

Nino Niederreiter (2010 1st NYI) did not score and to be honest, the Portland Winterhawks right now are more lucky than good as they escaped Regina with a 5-4 overtime win for their 10th straight win. The Winterhawks moved up to 2nd in the weekly CHL Mastercard Top 10 poll behind the Mississauga St. Micheal's Majors.

Which leads us to Casey Cizikas (2009 4th) and those very same Majors as they hosted their 3rd annual "School Day"  facing off against Jason Wilson (2010 5th NYR)'s Niagara IceDogs. Neither prospect scored in the game as the Majors won 3-1 to improve their own streak to 8-0-0-1.

Daniel Maggio (2009 6th NYR) and his Guelph Storm had the bad luck of running into a determined Erie Otter team looking to finally win 2 games in a row for the first time since October as they lost to the Otters 5-2. Maggio was a -2 for the game.

(Image: De Haan/Aaron Bell/OHL Images)

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