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Canucks Future Watch: 11.2.15

by Tyson Giuriato / Vancouver Canucks

Hunter Shinkaruk continues to put up points in Utica, while Thatcher Demko came back down to earth as his three-game shutout streak was snapped.


Brock Boeser continued his great start to the season scoring his fifth goal of the season on Friday night as North Dakota remains unbeaten on the season.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Right Wing North Dakota NCAA 8 5 2 7 4 +8

Cole Cassels picked up his first career AHL point on Friday night, grabbing an assist on Blair Jones’ game-winner.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Centre Utica Comets AHL 7 0 1 1 0 -4

Thatcher Demko came back down to earth on Friday night as his three-game shutout streak came to an end. The 2014 second-rounder stopped 21-of-24 shots in a 4-3 BC win over Denver. His shutout streak ending at 206:02.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP W L T GAA SV%
Goaltender Boston College NCAA 6 5 1 0 1.00 .957

Alex Friesen didn’t register a point in three games this past weekend, finishing with a minus-1 rating and four shots on goal.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Centre Utica Comets AHL 8 0 1 1 16 -1

Brendan Gaunce was called up to join the Canucks last week, scoring his first NHL goal on Friday night against the Coyotes.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Left Wing Utica Comets AHL 5 1 1 2 6 -3

Alex Grenier recorded the Gordie Howe Hat Trick this past weekend, but it came over the course of three games. Grenier had a goal on Friday, a fight on Saturday and an assist on Sunday.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Right Wing Utica Comets AHL 5 1 0 1 4 -3

Nicklas Jensen was off to a solid start with the Comets, but has since suffered an upper-body injury which kept him out of all three games this past weekend. No timetable on his return.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Right Wing Utica Comets AHL 5 1 2 3 2 +2

Ronalds Kenins remains sidelined with a lower-body injury that will keep him out for the next few weeks.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Left Wing Utica Comets AHL 4 0 0 0 4 -1

The hot start to the season for Hunter Shinkaruk continued this past weekend, as the 2013 first-rounder scored twice on Friday and added an assist on Saturday. Shinkaruk leads the Comets in goals and points through eight games this season.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Left Wing Utica Comets AHL 8 6 2 8 2 +1

Jordan Subban registered his first career AHL goal on Friday night, which gave him four points in a three-game span until he was held off the scoresheet on Saturday and Sunday. He leads all Comets defencemen in points/per-game.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Defence Utica Comets AHL 6 1 3 4 2 E

Linden Vey recorded four assists this past weekend, giving him points in four straight games and six points in his last six games overall.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Centre Utica Comets AHL 8 1 5 6 2 -3

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