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Canucks Future Watch: 1.12.15

by Tyson Giuriato / Vancouver Canucks
Last year ended with many Canucks prospects on a roll. Will 2015 bring much of the same for them?

So far, so good.

Darren Archibald has one goal in his last five games, as he netted the game-winner in the Comets’ 4-1 win over Adirondack on Saturday.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Left Wing Utica Comets AHL 32 5 6 11 55 +5

Cole Cassels has nine points in his last six games for the top-ranked Generals. Cassels has been centering the top line with Hunter Smith and Tobias Lindberg as his wingers.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Centre Oshawa Generals OHL 29 15 33 48 65 +15

Frank Corrado was recalled by the Canucks last week and made his season debut on Saturday night, earning 17:30 of ice time.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Defence Utica Comets AHL 21 4 4 8 17 +3

Joacim Eriksson stopped 30-of-32 shots in a 3-0 loss to Hamilton on Friday. The 24-year-old has only given up four goals or more in four of his 22 appearances this season.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP W L T GAA SV%
Goaltender Utica Comets AHL 22 12 5 4 2.38 .914

Alex Friesen has gone seven games without a goal and only has one assist in that stretch. The gritty winger picked up his second fighting major of the season on Saturday.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Centre Utica Comets AHL 22 4 5 9 22 +11

Brendan Gaunce picked up two assists on Saturday night, marking the first time he has had a multi-assist game at the AHL level. The rookie forward has eight points in his last 13 games.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Left Wing Utica Comets AHL 35 4 11 15 7 +5

Alex Grenier snapped a five-game pointless skid with an assist on Saturday. After netting 12 points in his first 17 games of the season, Grenier has just two points in his last 10.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Right Wing Utica Comets AHL 27 7 7 14 43 +4

Nicklas Jensen is currently day-to-day with an undisclosed injury.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Right Wing Utica Comets AHL 24 9 7 16 10 -5

Jacob Markstrom is third in the AHL in goals-against average, first in save percentage and tied for first in shutouts with four. The 6-foot-6 goaltender made 42 saves in Saturday’s 4-1 win over Adirondack.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP W L T GAA SV%
Goaltender Utica Comets AHL 14 11 2 1 1.84 .937

Jared McCann found the back of the net twice in the Greyhounds’ 3-0 win on Saturday. After tearing up December with 18 points in 10 games, the 2014 first-rounder has picked up three points (2-1-3) in five games so far in January.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Centre Soo Greyhounds OHL 33 16 24 40 19 +8

Hunter Shinkaruk has found the back of the net just once in his last 20 games, but is still creating chances, averaging over two shots per game during that stretch. If it wasn’t for a bit of bad puck luck, the rookie forward could easily have hit double digits in the goal department by now.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Left Wing Utica Comets AHL 35 5 8 13 16 +3

Jordan Subban is now the leading point producer on the Bulls after the departure of Remi Elie. The 5-foot-9 defenceman had a monster game on Wednesday, picking up a goal and three assists. His 15 goals are tied for the OHL lead among blue-liners.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Defence Belleville Bulls OHL 40 15 19 34 40 -1

Jake Virtanen has two points (1-1-2) in three games since returning from his golden performance with Canada at the 2015 World Juniors. The 2014 first-rounder has at least one point in 11 of his last 16 games.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Left Wing Calgary Hitmen WHL 23 10 15 25 38 +4

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