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Canucks Future Watch: 2.10.15

by Tyson Giuriato / Vancouver Canucks
The Utica Comets are starting to roll, thanks to stellar play from a couple Canucks prospects.

Darren Archibald snapped a six-game point drought with an assist in Sunday’s win over Binghamton. Archibald also picked up 16 minutes in penalties in the game, dropping the gloves on two occasions.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Left Wing Utica Comets AHL 41 6 7 13 73 +7

Cole Cassels saw his 11-game point streak come to an end on Friday night, but rebounded with a two-goal, one assist effort on Sunday as Oshawa became the first team in the OHL to clinch a playoff spot.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Centre Oshawa Generals OHL 41 22 42 64 83 +27

Joacim Eriksson stopped 25-of-29 shots in Sunday’s 7-4 win, his only appearance of the week, marking the first time in seven starts he has allowed four or more goals.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP W L T GAA SV%
Goaltender Utica Comets AHL 25 14 6 4 2.46 .913

Alex Friesen netted his first goal in 13 games, scoring an empty-netter in Friday’s 4-2 win over Adirondack. He currently leads all Comets forwards in plus/minus.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Centre Utica Comets AHL 31 5 7 12 41 +10

Brendan Gaunce had a strong week, scoring twice in three games, while also posting 13 shots on goal, including a team-high eight shots in Sunday’s win over Binghamton.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Left Wing Utica Comets AHL 45 6 13 19 15 +5

Alex Grenier recorded the second, three-point game in his AHL career on Sunday, scoring once and setting up two others, giving him four points in his last four games.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Right Wing Utica Comets AHL 37 10 10 20 51 +3

Nicklas Jensen snapped a seven-game goalless drought by netting his 10th goal of the season on Friday night. While on Sunday, he picked up his first career AHL fighting major, dropping the gloves for the first time since February 17, 2012, when he was a member of the Oshawa Generals.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Right Wing Utica Comets AHL 33 10 8 19 19 -9

Jacob Markstrom returned to form this past week, going 2-0-0 with a 2.00 goals-against average and a .944 save-percentage. He currently sits third in the AHL in GAA and SV%.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP W L T GAA SV%
Goaltender Utica Comets AHL 21 14 5 2 1.98 .932

Jared McCann had his eight-game point streak snapped after failing to hit the scoresheet on Thursday and Friday night, but did pot home his 23rd goal of the season on Sunday.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Centre Soo Greyhounds OHL 43 23 32 55 25 +9

Hunter Shinkaruk had a quiet week, failing to register a point in three games, as the 2013 first-rounder now has just three points in his last 16 games.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Left Wing Utica Comets AHL 45 6 9 15 20 -3

Jordan Subban continues to be one of the few bright spots on a Bulls team that has really struggled as of late, with just two wins in their last 10. The crafty defenceman scored his 19th goal of the season on Friday, which leads all OHL blue-liners.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Defence Belleville Bulls OHL 48 19 20 39 52 -9

Jake Virtanen cooled off this past weekend. After putting up 12 points in his previous five games, the 2014 first-rounder was held off the scoresheet in a pair of road games for the Hitmen.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Left Wing Calgary Hitmen WHL 31 14 23 37 50 +14

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