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Canucks Future Watch: 12.08.14

by Tyson Giuriato / Vancouver Canucks

McCann and Virtanen are rolling in junior, while the Comets picked up five-of-six points on a three-game road trip down South.


Darren Archibald served his three-game suspension this past week and is eligible to return for the Comets' next game on Wednesday.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Left Wing Utica Comets AHL 21 3 5 8 55 +2

Cole Cassels has served five of his 10 game suspension. The playmaker was named to the U.S. Selection Camp roster for the upcoming World Juniors.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Centre Oshawa Generals OHL 22 12 27 39 53 +10

Frank Corrado is currently up with the Canucks.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Defence Utica Comets AHL 11 2 1 3 13 +3

Joacim Eriksson started all three games for the Comets this past week, all of which went into overtime. Eriksson was solid between the pipes, stopping 105-of-113 total shots while going 2-0-1 on the week.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP W L T GAA SV%
Goaltender Utica Comets AHL 14 9 3 2 2.31 .920

Alex Friesen snapped his four-game skid with a goal and a team-high five shots on net Wednesday, followed by an assist in Friday’s overtime win over San Antonio.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Centre Utica Comets AHL 10 3 3 6 6 +4

Brendan Gaunce showed a side of him we haven’t seen too much of, getting into his first AHL scrap on Tuesday. It was his first fighting major since February 17, 2012 and was also the first penalty he has taken all season.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Left Wing Utica Comets AHL 24 1 7 8 5 +2

Alex Grenier snapped a three-game skid with his team-leading fifth power-play marker of the season on Friday night. His seven goals are just one off the team lead.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Right Wing Utica Comets AHL 21 7 6 13 37 +5

Nicklas Jensen is currently up with the Canucks.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Right Wing Utica Comets AHL 15 6 5 11 8 +1

Jacob Markstrom is currently sidelined with an injury and did not join the Comets on their three-game road trip last week.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP W L T GAA SV%
Goaltender Utica Comets AHL 9 7 1 1 1.77 .937

Jared McCann was on fire last week, scoring twice and adding three assists in three games. He was named the First Star of the Game in the Greyhounds 4-0 win over London on Friday.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Centre Soo Greyhounds OHL 21 10 14 24 8 +4

Hunter Shinkaruk has hit a bit of a drought, going five games without a point, something he hasn’t done since his rookie season in the Western Hockey League.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Left Wing Utica Comets AHL 24 4 5 9 12 +2

Jordan Subban picked up one assist in three games this past week. Since his 13-game point streak was snapped, he has just three points in his last 10 games.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Defence Belleville Bulls OHL 30 13 14 27 32 -5

Jake Virtanen had two goals and two assists in his past two games, and seven points (4-3-7) in his last five. He has been named one of the games Three Stars in five of his past nine games.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Left Wing Calgary Hitmen WHL 20 9 14 23 36 +5
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