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Prospect Roundup: Hinostroza takes over Rockford scoring lead

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: C Vinnie Hinostroza, Rockford IceHogs (AHL)
The Line: 3GP, 3G, 1A

Hinostroza put together multi-point performances in two of Rockford's three outings last week. The 2012 sixth-round pick tallied a goal and an assist in the IceHogs' 5-3 loss to Iowa on Thursday, then scored twice on a team-high eight shots on goal on Saturday to help Rockford secure a 5-2 victory over Milwaukee. Hinostroza now leads the team with 15 points (7G, 8A) in 14 games.

2nd Star: D Henri Jokiharju, Portland Winterhawks (WHL)
The Line: 2GP, 1G, 4A

Jokiharju, the Blackhawks' first-round pick in 2017, collected a goal and four assists in two outings last week with Portland. The 18-year-old matched a season high with a four-point effort (1G, 3A) in Sunday's 6-1 win over Prince Albert; he shares third among WHL defensemen with 23 points (6G, 17A) in 18 games this season.

3rd Star: D Ian Mitchell, University of Denver (NCAA)
The Line: 2GP, 2A

Mitchell logged an assist in both of Denver's matches last weekend to help the Pioneers sweep a set against St. Cloud State. In doing so, the 2017 second-round pick extended his point streak to five games; he now has eight points (all assists) in 10 games with the defending NCAA champions to begin his collegiate career.

Around the system:

  • Chad Krys posted an assist for Boston University in their 4-0 win over New Hampshire on Saturday; he continues to lead team defensemen with eight points (2G, 6A) in 12 games this season … Vermont sophomore Jake Massie registered his second point of the season with an assist on Saturday in a 4-3 loss to Boston College … Notre Dame junior Dennis Gilbert recorded a helper in both games last weekend to help the Fighting Irish sweep Penn State. The 2015 third-round pick now has three points in 11 games this season.

  • Minnesota forward Jack Ramsey picked up his third point of the season with an assist on Saturday in a 7-6 shootout win over Michigan … Beau Starrett stretched his point streak to four games with a pair of helpers for Cornell as they defeated Dartmouth and Harvard last weekend.

  • IceHogs forward Matthew Highmore picked up two assists in three games last week and shares third on the team with 10 points (5G, 5A) in 14 games … Andreas Martinsen logged three assists in three games last week, bringing his point total to four helpers in 10 games since joining the IceHogs.

  • David Kampf scored his fourth goal of the season in Saturday's win over Milwaukee … Luke Johnson netted his third of the season on Saturday … Laurent Dauphin collected a goal and an assist in three outings with Rockford … Defenseman Luc Snuggerud tallied his first goal of the season in Thursday's loss to Iowa.
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