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Canucks Future Watch: 1.4.16

by Tyson Giuriato / Vancouver Canucks

Despite the team struggling to score goals, Jordan Subban continues to produce offence and is now on a five-game point streak.


Brock Boeser and Team USA will play for bronze at the 2016 World Juniors. Boeser has two assists, nine shots and is plus-2 through six games at the tournament.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Right Wing North Dakota NCAA 20 13 8 21 12 +22

Cole Cassels had a quiet week, posting just one shot on goal in three games with the Comets.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Centre Utica Comets AHL 26 1 1 2 9 -6

Thatcher Demko stopped 43-of-48 shots in a pair of losses last week. After starting the year 13-1-1, Demko and Boston College have now dropped three in a row.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP W L T GAA SV%
Goaltender Boston College NCAA 18 13 4 1 1.72 .936

After posting nine points in his past 11 games, Alex Friesen has now gone three games without one after failing to hit the scoresheet this past week.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Centre Utica Comets AHL 28 7 6 13 34 +5

Brendan Gaunce picked up one assist in three games last week.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Left Wing Utica Comets AHL 22 9 9 18 10 +6

Like most of the Comets, Alex Grenier had a slow week, registering just one assist in three games. The big winger was re-called to the Canucks on Monday.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Right Wing Utica Comets AHL 33 6 13 19 26 -4

Nicklas Jensen has now gone six games without a point. In three games last week, the former first-rounder had eight shots on goal.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Right Wing Utica Comets AHL 27 4 8 12 20 +3

Ronalds Kenins is currently up with the Canucks.

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

Hunter Shinkaruk netted his 13th goal of the season last week, accounting for one of the Comets’ four goals in three games during the week.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Left Wing Utica Comets AHL 27 13 12 25 12 +4

One of the few bright spots for the Comets as of late, Jordan Subban picked up one assist in all three games last week, taking over the team lead in points by a defenceman. Subban is currently riding a five-game point streak and has nine points (4-5-9) in his last nine games.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Defence Utica Comets AHL 26 5 12 17 12 -2

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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