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.