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Canucks Future Watch: 1.19.15

by Tyson Giuriato / Vancouver Canucks
Jordan Subban leads the nation, while Jacob Markstrom continues to shine in goal for the Comets.

Darren Archibald registered one shot on goal in the Comets’ 4-2 win over Grand Rapids on Wednesday before sitting out Friday’s game against the Admirals.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Left Wing Utica Comets AHL 33 5 6 11 55 +5

Cole Cassels registered a point in all three games this past week, giving him a four-game point streak. Cassels sits 10th in the OHL in assists and 15th in points, despite sitting out 10 games in December with a suspension.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Centre Oshawa Generals OHL 32 16 35 51 69 +17

Frank Corrado is currently up with the Canucks.

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

Joacim Eriksson served as the backup to Jacob Markstrom for both Comets games this past week.

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

Alex Friesen returned to the Comets lineup on Friday after missing Wednesday’s win over Grand Rapids. The forward has now gone eight games without a goal, the longest drought for him this season.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Centre Utica Comets AHL 23 4 5 9 22 +11

Brendan Gaunce picked up one assist in two games this past week, giving him eight points (3-6-9) in his last 12 games. The 2012 first-rounder also took just his second minor penalty of the season.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Left Wing Utica Comets AHL 37 4 12 16 9 +5

Alex Grenier netted the game-winner and also picked up an assist on Wednesday night, giving him his first multi-point game since November 7. The big winger now has three points in his last three games after collecting just a single point in the previous nine outings.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Right Wing Utica Comets AHL 29 8 8 16 43 +4

Nicklas Jensen returned to the Comets lineup on Friday for the first time since January 2. The 2011 first-rounder finished with a pair of shots on goal and two penalty-minutes. Jensen leads the Comets in goals-per-game at .360.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Right Wing Utica Comets AHL 25 9 7 16 12 -5

Jacob Markstrom stopped 45-of-49 shots fired his way in two starts this past week. The AHL All-Star has given up two goals or less in six of his past seven starts and in 12 of his 16 starts this season.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP W L T GAA SV%
Goaltender Utica Comets AHL 16 12 3 1 1.86 .935

Jared McCann picked up five points in two games this past week, giving him seven points (3-4-7) in his last three games.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Centre Soo Greyhounds OHL 35 17 28 45 19 +10

Hunter Shinkaruk had one assist and four shots on goal in two games this past week. The rookie forward has just one goal in his last 22 games.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Left Wing Utica Comets AHL 37 5 9 14 16 +2

Jordan Subban scored twice on Friday night, giving him 17 goals on the season, which not only leads the OHL in goals among defencemen, it leads the entire Canadian Hockey League in that category.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Defence Belleville Bulls OHL 43 17 19 36 44 -2

Jake Virtanen was held off the scoresheet in his lone appearance with the Hitmen this past week.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Left Wing Calgary Hitmen WHL 24 10 15 25 40 +4

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