Kamloops Pylons: The Twelfth Year (2022-2023) – Skinner’s Revenge

Pylon Forwards

Notable Events

  • Pylons season record: 51-25-6
  • Rivermen season record: 36-33-7
  • The custom Pylon players start retiring! :(
  • K. Smith and J. Allen get new contracts!
  • Jeff Skinner tries to exact revenge on the Pylons… and is successful.
  • J. Allen gets injured 5 games into the playoffs, leaving Lahti between the pipes!

Trades/Acquisitions During the Season

Only one trade occurred this season. I traded LW M. Rupert and D R. Hoyle to Anaheim in exchange for a ’24 4th round pick purely to clean out my roster a bit.

Player Season Stats

# Pos Player GP G A PTS PIMS
1 C R. Johanson 82 39 51 90 61
2 LW T. Giesbrecht 82 38 50 88 153
3 (+1) LW K. Smith 82 27 50 77 76
4 (+3) C E. Locke 75 19 45 64 12
5 (+1) LW S. Iginla 82 24 32 56 10
6 (+2) D Y. Racine 82 10 30 40 124
7 (+3) D O. Baldwin 81 6 33 39 10
8 (-5) C J. Staal 82 13 25 38 54
9 (-4) RW A. Zlobin 82 16 21 37 17
10 (+2) C F. Beauvillier 62 11 15 26 24
11 (N) LW D. Haskins 82 10 15 25 8
12 (N) C L. Conklin 82 12 7 19 10
13 (+2) D V. Nikitin 82 3 14 17 140
14 (N) RW T. Skille 82 7 10 17 4
15 (-2) D Y. Chartrand 76 4 13 17 39
16 (N) LW R. Janik 81 6 9 15 8
17 (N) D C. Stuart 79 3 11 14 13
18 (-1) D E. Roy 80 4 5 9 99
19 (N) D M. Shipley 12 2 4 6 0
20 (-4) RW K. Shaw 27 1 5 6 12
21 (N) D D. Peat 1 0 0 0 7

Damn Iginla is decent!

 

Lineup Entering the Playoffs

Left Wing Centre Right Wing
K. Smith (PWF; 92) R. Johanson (SNP; 98) T. Giesbrecht (PLY; 93)
S. Iginla (SNP; 85) E. Locke (PLY; 87) J. Staal (TWF; 88)
D. Haskins (TWF; 79) F. Beauvillier (PLY; 83) A. Zlobin (PLY; 83)
K. Shaw (TWF; 83) L. Conklin (SNP; 76) T. Skille (SNP; 74)

 

Left Defense Right Defense
Y. Racine (DFD; 84) V. Nikitin (TGH; 85)
O. Baldwin (OFD; 81) E. Roy (DFD; 83)
C. Stuart (TWD; 79) Y. Chartrand (TWD; 81)

 

J. Allen (HYB; 93)

J. Lahti (BUT; 84)

 

The Playoffs

The Pylons lost in the first round of the playoffs to the Columbus Blue Jackets (which also happens to be Jeff Skinner’s new team. Grrr…). L 3-2; L 3-1; W 4-3; W 3-1; W 3-5; L 1-3; L 2-1. At least we got it to game 7 :(

Jake Allen was injured during game 5 in the midst of a Pylon comeback, and Lahti was unable to get the one win necessary to win the series. DAMNIT LAHTI.

The Stanley cup was won by the Columbus Blue Jackets, the Calder cup won by the Binghampton Senators. Jeff Skinner has gotten his revenge :(

2023 Draft

  1. C Yves St. Denis (25th overall) 73C … signed for 3 years @ $0.920
  2. RW Gary Barrie
  3. G Lucas Beardsmore (71B-) … signed for 3 years @ $0.865
  4. C Luke Tokarski
  5. D Ruslan Zyuzin
  6. C Shawn Segal
  7. RW Ladislav Zubrus (71B-) … signed for 3 years @ $0.865 … and RW Nick Liles

Re-Signed

  • LW K. Smith – 5 years @ $7.450
  • C J. Staal – 3 years @ $5.260
  • RW A. Zlobin – 2 years @ $3.990
  • D E. Roy – 3 years @ $2.345
  • C D. Baier – 3 years @ $1.410
  • D Y. Chartrand – 4 years @ $2.205
  • D M. Battaglia – 3 years @ $0.835
  • LW T. Goldmann – 3 years @ $1.125
  • G J. Allen – 4 years @ $7.685 (32 years old today)
  • LW D. Haskins – 2 years @ $0.805
  • LW I. Pavelski – 3 years @ 0.920 (73B-)
  • C A. Bolland – 2 years @ 0.890 (77C)
  • D M. Shipley – 3 years @ $0.735 (78C)

Notable Retired Players

  • R. Getzlaf (ANA)
  • R. Kesler (CGY)
  • E. Staal (CAR)
  • J. Toews (CHI)
  • B. Seabrook (DET)
  • C. Clutterbuck (DET)
  • K. Myers (NSH)
  • M. Santorelli (NJ)

The end of the custom Pylon era is nearing… KASS MYERS HAS RETIRED!

 

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