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Canucks Future Watch: 12.15.14

by Tyson Giuriato / Vancouver Canucks

Jared McCann continues to roll, while Jake Virtanen shines at Canada Camp.


Darren Archibald returned to the Comets lineup this past weekend after serving a three-game suspension. The 6-foot-3 winger posted four shots on goal in two games.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Left Wing Utica Comets AHL 23 3 5 8 55 +2

Cole Cassels, who is currently serving a 10-game suspension, is off to Boston to join the U.S. World Junior Selection Camp, which runs Tuesday through Friday.

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

Frank Corrado returned to the Comets lineup this past week, seeing game action for the first time in nearly a month.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Defence Utica Comets AHL 14 2 1 3 13 +1

Joacim Eriksson started all three games for the Comets this past week, going 1-0-2. Five of his past six starts have gone into overtime as he continues to see the bulk of the playing time while Jacob Markstrom is sidelined.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP W L T GAA SV%
Goaltender Utica Comets AHL 17 10 3 4 2.30 .918

Alex Friesen saw his three-game scoring streak end on Friday night against the Marlies. His 27 shots on goal through 13 games thus far, is already more than he had during his entire 42-game rookie season in the AHL.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Centre Utica Comets AHL 13 3 4 7 6 +6

Brendan Gaunce had one assist on Friday night before being scratched on Saturday as Travis Green wanted to get him and Hunter Shinkaruk some rest.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Left Wing Utica Comets AHL 26 1 8 9 5 +2

Alex Grenier has been a bit quiet as of late, picking up just one point in his last six games.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Right Wing Utica Comets AHL 23 7 6 13 37 +5

Nicklas Jensen returned to the Comets lineup this past week and added an immediate injection of offence, scoring twice and setting up one other in his first two games back.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Right Wing Utica Comets AHL 18 8 6 14 10 E

Jacob Markstrom is currently sidelined with an injury.

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

Jared McCann continued his stellar play as of late with five points (1-4-5) in three games this past week, extending his point-streak to six games. He also finished plus-4 in Sunday’s game, along with picking up his first fighting major of the season.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Centre Soo Greyhounds OHL 24 11 18 29 17 +9

Hunter Shinkaruk picked up one assist and had a team-high five shots on goal in Friday’s game against the Marlies, before getting the night off, along with Gaunce, on Saturday.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Left Wing Utica Comets AHL 26 4 6 10 16 +3

Jordan Subban picked up one assist in two games this past week.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Defence Belleville Bulls OHL 32 13 15 28 32 -4

Jake Virtanen is currently attending the Canadian World Junior Selection Camp where he posted six points (2-4-6) in two games against Team CIS, leading the team in scoring.

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

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