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Canucks Future Watch: 1.18.16

by Tyson Giuriato / Vancouver Canucks

Brock Boeser once again highlights the week that was for Canucks prospects as he continues to go streaking.


There is no stopping Brock Boeser. Fresh off his return from earning bronze at the World Juniors, Boeser scored twice and setup two others in two games this past weekend. He is currently riding a 12-game point streak that has seen him register 10 goals and eight assists. He is also riding a seven-game goal scoring streak.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Right Wing North Dakota NCAA 22 15 10 25 14 +22

Cole Cassels finished the week with five shots on goal and a plus-1 rating in three games. He will look to snap a 10-game goal drought when the Comets head to Toronto next weekend.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Centre Utica Comets AHL 32 1 3 4 11 -5

Thatcher Demko backstopped Boston College to a win and a tie against their rival, Boston University, over the weekend. Demko stopped 25-of-28 shots in Friday’s win, before making 30 saves in a 1-1 tie on Saturday..

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP W L T GAA SV%
Goaltender Boston College NCAA 20 14 4 2 1.74 .936

Alex Friesen factored in on 50% of the Comets goals this past week, picking up three helpers, including a two-assist performance in Friday’s 3-1 win over the Crunch. Friesen also registered 12 shots on goal during the week.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Centre Utica Comets AHL 34 8 9 17 53 +5

Brendan Gaunce snapped a six-game point drought and a nine-game goalless skid with a one-goal, one-assist effort on Saturday against Syracuse. He is just the second Comets player to hit double digits in goals so far this season.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Left Wing Utica Comets AHL 28 10 10 20 12 +3

Alex Grenier missed all three games last week with an undisclosed injury. No timetable on his return.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Right Wing Utica Comets AHL 36 6 13 19 32 -6

Like Grenier, Ronalds Kenins missed all three games last week with an undisclosed injury. No timetable on his return.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Left Wing Utica Comets AHL 9 0 1 1 8 -1

Hunter Shinkaruk assisted on three of the Comets’ six goals this past week. He finished the week with a plus-2 rating and six shots on goal. His current three-game goal drought is tied for the second longest of his season.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Left Wing Utica Comets AHL 33 15 15 30 14 +3

Jordan Subban has cooled off after posting 11 points in 11 games. He is currently riding a four-game pointless streak, and a 10-game goal drought. Chances are coming though, as he led all Comets players with six shots on goal in Saturday’s 1-0 overtime win..

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Defence Utica Comets AHL 32 5 14 19 21 -7

Linden Vey is currently up with the Canucks.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Centre Utica Comets AHL 26 3 12 15 8 -5

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