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Canucks Future Watch: 04.07.15

by Tyson Giuriato / Vancouver Canucks

The Utica Comets have clinched the North Division, while prospects in the CHL are off to Round 2.


Darren Archibald finished with three shots on goal in two games this past week as the Comets have now won nine in a row and have points in 10 straight.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Left Wing Utica Comets AHL 63 12 10 22 98 +9

Sven Baertschi netted two goals on Wednesday night, giving him 13 points (7-6-13) in 12 games since joining the Comets, while also earning him a call-up to the Canucks the very next day.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Left Wing Utica Comets AHL 48 15 23 38 10 +6

Cole Cassels and the Oshawa Generals are off to the second round of the OHL Playoffs after a 4-1 series win over Peterborough. Cassels had eight points (1-7-8) in five games during the first round.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Centre Oshawa Generals OHL 2 0 3 3 0 +2

Frank Corrado netted his sixth goal of the season on Saturday night, which gives him two goals in his past five games. In seven games since re-joining the Comets, Corrado has three points, 12 shots on goal and is a plus-5.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Defence Utica Comets AHL 28 6 5 11 19 +8

Joacim Eriksson stopped 24-of-25 shots in a 5-1 win on Wednesday night, making it eight straight games he has allowed two goals or less.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP W L T GAA SV%
Goaltender Utica Comets AHL 38 21 10 5 2.49 .909

Alex Friesen had a pair of assists on Wednesday night, which gave him 11 points in his last 12 games. He was held off the scoresheet on Saturday night against Hamilton.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Centre Utica Comets AHL 53 9 18 27 53 +13

Brendan Gaunce picked up an assist in back-to-back games this past week, snapping a 20-game drought without one.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Left Wing Utica Comets AHL 68 11 16 27 31 +1

Alex Grenier netted his 15th goal of the season on Wednesday night, which puts him in a tie for fourth on the team.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Right Wing Utica Comets AHL 60 15 24 39 64 +10

Nicklas Jensen snapped a five-game point drought with an assist on Wednesday night. He will now look to snap a seven-game goalless streak on Tuesday night.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Right Wing Utica Comets AHL 54 12 12 24 35 -17

Jared McCann and the Soo Greyhounds made quick work of the Saginaw Spirit in Round 1, sweeping them in four games. McCann had six points (1-5-6) in the series, but is questionable for the opener of their second round series after suffering a hand injury midway through Game 4.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Centre Soo Greyhounds OHL 4 1 5 6 0 +3

Hunter Shinkaruk saw his five-game goal scoring streak come to an end on Saturday night, but he did pick up an assist to make it six games in a row with a point. He has also registered 20 shots on goal in that six-game span.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Left Wing Utica Comets AHL 67 13 13 26 28 +1

Jordan Subban saw his season come to an end on Thursday night as the Bulls were swept in four games by the Barrie Colts. Subban scored three of his teams seven goals during the series. The Canucks have until June 1 to sign him, or else he re-enters the draft.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Defence Belleville Bulls OHL 1 1 0 1 0 -2

Jake Virtanen and the Calgary Hitmen are headed to the second round of the WHL Playoffs after a Game 7 win against Kootenay. After failing to pick up a point in the first two games of the series, Virtanen finished with seven assists in the final five games.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Left Wing Calgary Hitmen WHL 7 0 7 7 14 0

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