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Canucks Future Watch: 11.9.15

by Tyson Giuriato / Vancouver Canucks

After posting back-to-back-to-back shutouts for the second time this year, Thatcher Demko is halfway to history, while Hunter Shinkaruk’s latest hat trick puts him second in AHL goal scoring.


Brock Boeser has now gone three games without a point. The good news? The last time he went three games without hitting the scoresheet, he exploded for five goals and seven points in his next four games. Read all about Boeser’s start to the season.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Right Wing North Dakota NCAA 10 5 2 7 6 +8

Cole Cassels finished with a minus-1 rating in two appearances this past week. The AHL rookie has just one point through nine games so far this season.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Centre Utica Comets AHL 9 0 1 1 0 -5

After seeing his goals-against average “skyrocket” to 1.00 last week, Thatcher Demko has gone streaking again, posting back-to-back-to-back shutouts; the second time this season he has done so. Demko has shutout his opponents in six of his nine starts. The all-time NCAA record for shutouts in a season is 12. Halfway there.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP W L T GAA SV%
Goaltender Boston College NCAA 9 8 1 0 0.67 .974

Alex Friesen had assists in back-to-back games this past week before being given the night off to deal with some nagging injuries.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Centre Utica Comets AHL 10 0 3 3 20 E

It appears getting some time in with the Canucks has given Brendan Gaunce an added boost to his game as the winger picked up two goals and two assists in two games with the Comets this past week after being re-assigned..

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Left Wing Utica Comets AHL 7 3 3 6 6 E

Alex Grenier registered three assists in three games this past week, while also picking up his second fighting major of the season, getting the decision over Stuart Percy of the Marlies.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Right Wing Utica Comets AHL 11 2 4 6 14 -2

Nicklas Jensen remains sidelined with an injury. 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.

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

How does Hunter Shinkaruk snap a four-game skid without a goal? By netting his second hat trick in the past three weeks. Shinkaruk has three multi-goal games in his past nine outings. The 2013 first-rounder now sits alone in second place among AHL players with nine goals on the season.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Left Wing Utica Comets AHL 11 9 3 12 4 +2

Jordan Subban has cooled off a bit after his hot start to the season, failing to register a point in his last five games after starting the season with four points in four games.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Defence Utica Comets AHL 8 1 3 4 2 +2

Linden Vey set up two Hunter Shinkaruk power-play goals on Sunday, snapping a two-game drought without a point.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Centre Utica Comets AHL 11 1 7 8 2 -1

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