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Prospect Roundup: Fortin nets first AHL goal in big week

by Emerald Gao / Digital Content Coordinator

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: LW Alexandre Fortin, Rockford IceHogs (AHL)
The Line: 3GP, 1G, 2A

Fortin scored his first professional goal last Wednesday, providing Rockford's lone tally in a 2-1 loss to Iowa. He added a pair of assists in Sunday's 4-3 shootout win over Chicago. The free-agent signing now has seven points (1G, 6A) in 15 games this season to begin his American Hockey League career.

2nd Star: C Evan Barratt, Penn State (H-EAST)
The Line: 2GP, 2G

Barratt picked up his first two goals of his collegiate career in Penn State's 7-0 win over Arizona State last Friday, both coming on the power play. The 2017 third-round pick also shared the team lead with five shots on goal in the outing; he now has four points as a freshman.

3rd Star: G Ivan Nalimov, Admiral Vladivostok (KHL)
The Line: 3GP, .971 SV%

Nalimov made three appearances for Admiral Vladivostok last week, putting up strong numbers despite going 1-2-0. He kept his team in the game with 45 saves on 46 shots last Tuesday in a 2-0 loss to SKA St. Petersburg, made 14 saves on 16 shots in a relief appearance on Thursday, and finished his week with a 40-save shutout against Dinamo Minsk on Saturday. The 2014 sixth-round pick now has a 1.96 goals-against average and .942 save percentage in 12 games this season.

Around the system:

  • Defenseman Lucas Carlsson contributed a goal and an assist in Brynas' 5-3 win over Malmo on Saturday in the Swedish Hockey League. The 2016 fourth-round pick now has six points (4G, 2A) in 17 games this season.

  • Henri Jokiharju picked up his 18th helper of the season in Portland's 3-1 win over Regina on Saturday in the team's only outing of the week. He has 24 points in 19 games this season, matching 50 percent of his offensive output from 2016-17.

  • Chad Krys notched a season-best three assists for Boston University in a 7-0 drubbing of Maine on Saturday. The sophomore continues to lead team defensemen with 11 points (2G, 9A) in 14 games this year … Northeastern blueliner Ryan Shea netted his first goal of the season on Friday in a 2-1 win over Vermont; he has nine points this season … Denver freshman Ian Mitchell extended his point streak to seven games with three assists in two games last weekend to help the Pioneers split their series against North Dakota. The 2017 second-round pick has 11 helpers in 12 games to begin his NCAA career.

  • Defenseman Joshua Ess tallied his first collegiate goal on Friday in Wisconsin's big 7-3 win over Michigan; he has two points in 15 games as a freshman.

  • Dylan Sikura assisted on Northeastern's game-winner on Friday after returning to action. The senior forward has 15 points (6G, 9A) in 10 games this season … Fredrik Olofsson contributed a goal and an assist last weekend as Nebraska-Omaha dropped both games to Western Michigan. The 2014 fourth-round pick has seven points (2G, 5A) in 10 games this season.

  • Vinnie Hinostroza collected a goal and an assist over three games with the IceHogs last week; he also recorded shootout winners against Grand Rapids and Chicago. The 23-year-old continues to lead the team with 17 points (8G, 9A) in 17 games this season … Matthew Highmore posted a goal and an assist in three games last week and now ranks second with 12 points (6G, 6A) in 17 games … Luke Johnson tallied his first two goals of the season and added eight shots on goal in Sunday's win over Chicago … Andreas Martinsen scored his first goal as a member of the IceHogs in Saturday's 3-2 shootout win over Grand Rapids.

  • Defenseman Luc Snuggerud collected a pair of assists in Rockford's shootout win on Sunday and now has four points (1G, 3A) in 11 games this season … Goaltender Jeff Glass won both of his starts last week, stopping a combined 66 of 71 shots to improve his record to 5-1-0 this season.

  • Nathan Noel logged his first professional points last week, tallying twice in three games with the ECHL's Indy Fuel; he's appeared in five games this season … Radovan Bondra picked up his first point of the season with a goal for Indy last Tuesday.
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