On Mondays, chicagoblackhawks.com will highlight players who stood out for their minor-league, junior, college or European teams in the previous week's action. All prospect/system stats will be updated weekly throughout the season.
1st Star: RW Alex DeBrincat, Erie Otters (OHL)
The Line: 3GP, 3G, 4A
After posting seven points in three games for Erie last week, DeBrincat was on the brink of making Ontario Hockey League history with 49 goals and 104 points for the season; he then reached the 50-goal mark on Monday afternoon to become the first player in the OHL since 1980 to tally three consecutive seasons of 50 goals and 100 points. As of Sunday, the 2016 second-round pick had a 10-game goal streak and 14-game point streak, helping the Otters stretch their win streak to 13 games.
2nd Star: D Dennis Gilbert, Notre Dame (H-EAST)
The Line: 2GP, 4A
Gilbert's offensive output this season has been limited to assists, but the sophomore defenseman has been prolific in that regard with 20 on the season, ranking third overall on Notre Dame and sharing seventh among NCAA blueliners. The 2015 third-round pick racked up a pair of helpers in each of Notre Dame's games last weekend against Providence, extending his point streak to five games (9A). Gilbert has now doubled his point total (2G, 8A) from his freshman year.
3rd Star: LW Mathias From, Rogle J20 (SuperElit)
The Line: 3GP, 4G, 2A
From has made a strong case to be recalled to Rogle's senior squad with some big performances at the J20 level. The 2016 fifth-round selection logged two goals and an assist in a 5-4 loss to Karlskrona last Tuesday, added a helper in a 6-3 loss to AIK last Saturday and finished the weekend with two more goals in a 6-5 win over Djurgarden on Sunday. From has 16 points in 11 games at the J20 level to go along with three points in 26 SHL games this season.
Around the system:
- Defenseman Lucas Carlsson notched a goal and an assist in three games with Brynas in the Swedish Hockey League last week, including a late tying goal in a 6-5 overtime win against Djurgarden last Tuesday; he has 10 points in 33 games this season.
- Radovan Bondra picked up a goal and an assist for Prince George of the Western Hockey League in a 4-3 loss to Spokane last Monday, then collected a pair of helpers on Tuesday in a 7-2 win over Spokane. The 2015 fifth-round selection has 49 points (27G, 22A) in 51 games split between Prince George and Vancouver this season ... Graham Knott was named First Star of the Game last Thursday after a three-point outing (1G, 2A) against Sarnia for the OHL's Windsor Spitfires. The 2015 second-round pick has 41 points in 47 games split between Windsor and Niagara this year ... Nathan Noel, a 2016 fourth-round pick, posted two goals and two assists in three contests last week with the QMJHL's Saint John Sea Dogs, giving him 36 points in 42 games this season.
- Matheson Iacopelli tallied twice on six shots in Western Michigan's 3-2 win over North Dakota on Saturday. The 2014 third-round pick leads the team with 18 goals and 27 points in 30 games this season ... John Hayden scored in both of Yale's tilts last week, netting his 17th of the season against Harvard and his 18th against Dartmouth. The senior has 30 points this season, ranking second on the team.
- Martin Lundberg contributed a goal and an assist in three games for Rockford last week, helping the IceHogs win two of three contests. The 26-year-old has 18 points (7G, 11A) in 52 games this season ... Defenseman Erik Gustafsson collected a pair of helpers in three outings last week and how has 19 points (4G, 15A) in 46 games this year.