Joseph, Mathieu

2016 U20 WJC Update: 1-5-17

Gold Medal Match
USA 5 vs. Canada 4 (SO)
Connor Ingram, Canada, DNP
Tournament totals: 4 GP, 2-1-0, 1 SO, 2.57 GAA, .833 sv%

Mathieu Joseph, Canada, 1-1-2, +1, E, 2 SOG
Tournament totals: 7 GP, 1-4-5, +4, 0 PIM

Taylor Raddysh, Canada, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Tournament totals: 7 GP, 5-1-6, +3, 4 PIM

Anthony Cirelli, Canada, 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Tournament totals: 7 GP, 3-4-7, +8, 2 PIM

Mitchell Stephens, Canada, 0-1-1, +2, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Tournament totals: 5 GP, 2-3-5, +4, 0 PIM

Team USA's Troy Terry had the only marker of the five round Shootout to lift his team to a 5-4 Gold Medal Match victory over rival Canada. Kieffer Bellows, son of ex-Lightning forward Brian Bellows and a New York Islanders first rounder, had a pair of goals for the Americans in their win. Lightning prospect Mathieu Joseph scored a would-be insurance marker 4:05 into the Third Period to give the Canadians a 4-2 lead, but the US scored a pair of goals within 3:02 of Joseph's marker to eventually take the game beyond regulation. Joseph also had an even strength helper on Canada's first goal. Mitchell Stephens chipped in a helper on the Canadians' second goal. Joseph played 17:52 in the match, Taylor Raddysh 13:41, Anthony Cirelli 16:55, and Stephens 18:51.

The tournament was a disappointment for netminder Connor Ingram, who struggled in 3 of his 4 starts and ultimately lost the starting job for the Canadians to Carter Hart. Forward Taylor Raddysh, one of the top scorers in the Canadian junior ranks, put on a show dominating the scoresheet against an inferior Latvian side, but struggled to make a dent against the tournament's heavies. Results were ultimately far more positive for the high energy, high character trio of Joseph, Cirelli, and Stephens. All three had a fantastic tournament from start to finish, with the exception of a couple of games missed by Stephens due to injury, proving their worth as potential NHL'ers who could find themselves up with the Lightning within the next few seasons.

2016 U20 WJC Update: 1-4-17

Semifinals
Sweden 2 vs. Canada 5
Connor Ingram, Canada, No Decision, 1/3, 14.85 GAA, .333 sv%
Tournament totals: 4 GP, 2-1-0, 1 SO, 2.57 GAA, .833 sv%

Mathieu Joseph, Canada, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Tournament totals: 6 GP, 0-3-3, +3, 0 PIM

Taylor Raddysh, Canada, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Tournament totals: 6 GP, 5-1-6, +3, 4 PIM

Anthony Cirelli, Canada 1-1-2, +2, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Tournament totals: 6 GP, 3-4-7, +7, 2 PIM

Mitchell Stephens, Canada, 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Tournament totals: 4 GP, 2-2-4, +2, 0 PIM

Connor Ingram was lifted 8:05 into the First Period after Canada fell behind 2-1, but they responded with 4 unanswered goals to defeat Sweden 5-2. Canada advances to the Gold Medal match against USA. Centerman Anthony Cirelli helped key the comeback victory with 1 goal, 1 assist, and a handful of other scoring chances for the Canadians. Mathieu Jospeh played 13:48 in the win, Taylor Raddysh 16:32, Cirelli 15:08, and Mitchell Stephens played 14:03.

2016 U20 WJC Update: 1-2-17

Please follow Bolt Prospects on Twitter for full coverage of the Lightning prospects at the 2016 U20 WJC's. Here are the game updates for the round robin preliminary round games and today's Quarterfinal match...

NHL Preseason Game Night: 9-27-16 Hurricanes at Lightning

Valiant Third Period comeback bid by Junior Lightning gives hope for the future.

CAR-3
TB-2

Kristers Gudlevskis allowed 2 goals on 23 shots before giving way to Adam Wilcox, who allowed 1 goal on 15 shots for ye old backdoor loss. It was a respectable outing for both netminders who get additional time thanks to the World Cup of Hockey.

First Period
19:07 CAR Br. Sutter (1), (Foegele)

Second Period
10:26 CAR Wallmark (1), (Kuokkanen)
11:28 CAR Skinner (1), (Stempniak, Pesce)

Third Period
11:28 TB Point (1), (Johnson, Hajek)
18:41 TB Imama (1), (Vermin, Cerelli)

Brayden Point was the game's third star.

This is going to be a strange camp/preseason because of it being chopped up by the WCOH. The silver lining is some extra time for potential future contributors like Point, who didn't embarrass themselves tonight. Among those prospects, the ice time was as follows, revealing more who the organization wanted to take a long early look at for the future than who they trust and are thinking about from an NHL roster standpoint for this season...

Centers

Brett Howden was -1 with 2 shots and 1 blocked shot in 17:50. He was also 44% on 9 draws.

Point had a goal and was +1 with 1 shot in 15:38. He was also 57% on 7 draws.

Anthony Cirelli had a helper and 1 shot in 15:36. He was also 39% on 18 draws.

Wingers
Joel Vermin had a helper and was +1 with 3 shots and 1 hit in 15:19.

Mathieu Joseph had 1 shot and 1 hit in 15:04.

Dennis Yan had 2 penalty minutes in 12:40.

Boko Imama had 1 goal, 3 shots, and 2 hits in 10:28. He also killed 0 Hurricanes with his fists... this time.

Defensemen
Libor Hajek had a helper and was +1 with 1 shot, 2 hits, and 1 blocked shot in a hefty 20:45.

Luke Witkowski was -1 with 1 shot, 3 hits, and 1 blocked shot in 18:59.

Matthew Spencer was -1 with 4 penalty minutes, 1 hit, and 3 blocked shots in 18:51.

Slater Koekkoek had 2 shots, 1 hit, and 1 blocked shot in 16:23.

Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

Mathieu Joseph

Basics

Type: 
Prospect
Position: 
Right Wing
Shoots/Catches: 
Left
Height: 
6.00
Weight: 
168
Born: 
02/09/1997
Age: 
20
Hometown: 
Chambly, PDQ
Acquired: 
Selected by Tampa Bay Lightning in Round 4 (#120) of the 2015 NHL Draft
Last Team: 
Syracuse (AHL)
Projects As: 
Perfect checking line soldier who can chip in offensively

Draft Info

Draft Status: 
Drafted
Draft Year: 
2015
Drafted By: 
Tampa Bay Lightning
Round: 
4
Pick No.: 
120
Draft Team: 
Saint John (QMJHL)

Contract

Contract Status: 
Signed
Waiver Status: 
Waiver Exempt
Signing Date: 
12/24/2016
Contract Type: 
Entry-level
Contract Length: 
3 years
Cap Number: 
$742 500
Contract Start Year: 
2017
Contract End Year: 
2020
Contract End Status: 
RFA
Salary: 
$742 500
Salary: 
$742 500
Salary: 
$742 500

Scouting Report

Scouting Comments: 

"Built like a twig, but good offensive instincts & scorer." -Red Line Report

"Two way winger that works hard and competes. Has a good skating stride with speed. His puck skills were fine. Like his energy and effort. Was good at both ends of the ice. Difficult to handle down low and in front of the net. Can be a bit of an agitator at times.”

Strengths: 

High character, relentless player in all three zones, especially on the forecheck. Good skater with an above average shot and no fear of high traffic areas. Plays an honest, north-south, pro style game for a winger. Extremely versatile and has spotted on any line, 1-4, in junior.

Weaknesses: 

Needs to fill out physically. He competes well enough now at a light weight in junior, but once he adds muscle he'll be overpowering down low in the offensive zone. Latent offensive upside still needs to develop.

Projection: 

2-way winger with enough offensive skill to contribute on any line

Statistics

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 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2010-2011 Richelieu Éclaireurs Bantam AARICBAA33 16 925 6|        
 2011-2012 Richelieu Éclaireurs Bantam AARICBAA23 17 1027 30|        
  Collège Antoine-Girouard EspoirQMEAA3 0 11 0|        
 2012-2013 Collège Antoine-Girouard EspoirQMEAA34 26 2349 61|        
  Collège Antoine-Girouard GauloisQMAAA3 0 11 2|Playoffs2 0 11
 2013-2014 Collège Antoine-Girouard GauloisQMAAA32 11 2536 68|        
  Saint John Sea DogsQMJHL30 1 1011 10|        
 2014-2015 Saint John Sea DogsQMJHL59 21 2142 46|Playoffs5 1 23
 2015-2016 Saint John Sea DogsQMJHL58 33 4073 57|Playoffs5 5 27
  QMJHL All-StarsJr Super Series2 2 02 0|        
 2016-2017 Saint John Sea DogsQMJHL54 36 4480 57|Playoffs18 13 1932 14 
  Saint John Sea DogsM-Cup4 2 35 0|        
  QMJHL All-StarsJr Super Series2 0 00 0|        
  Canada U20WJC-207 1 45 0|        
 2017-2018 Syracuse CrunchAHL- - -- -|        

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