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Canucks Future Watch: 2.2.15

by Tyson Giuriato / Vancouver Canucks
Cole Cassels, Jared McCann and Jake Virtanen streak into February, while Joacim Eriksson backstops

the Comets out of a funk.

Darren Archibald was held off the scoresheet in both games this past week. The big winger finished the month of January with two goals.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Left Wing Utica Comets AHL 38 6 6 12 57 +6

Cole Cassels continues to roll along in the OHL, picking up six points in four games this past week, while extending his points streak to 11 games. This is the second time this season that Cassels has gone on an 11-game streak. He has registered at least one point in 32-of-39 games this season.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Centre Oshawa Generals OHL 39 20 41 61 79 +24

Frank Corrado is currently up with the Canucks.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Defence Utica Comets AHL 21 4 4 8 17 +3

Joacim Eriksson made 35 saves and was named the first star in a 3-2 overtime win over Toronto on Saturday, snapping the Comets five-game losing skid, and his individual three-game slide.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP W L T GAA SV%
Goaltender Utica Comets AHL 24 13 6 4 2.39 .916

Alex Friesen set-up the overtime winner for the Comets on Saturday night, giving him three assists in the month of January. He will look to end a 13-game goalless drought on Friday night when the Comets visit Adirondack.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Centre Utica Comets AHL 28 4 7 11 29 +9

Brendan Gaunce had one assist this past week, giving him five points on the month. Ten of his last 17 points have come in his past 20 games.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Left Wing Utica Comets AHL 42 4 13 17 15 +2

Alex Grenier netted his ninth goal of the season in Saturday’s win over Toronto, which ties him for third on the Comets in that department.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Right Wing Utica Comets AHL 34 9 8 17 43 +2

Nicklas Jensen was held off the scoresheet this past week and has just two points in his last 10 games. He had eight goals last February, as the Comets will be hoping he can re-create some of that magic this time around.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Right Wing Utica Comets AHL 30 9 8 17 14 -7

Jacob Markstrom allowed three goals on 19 shots in a 3-2 loss to Toronto on Friday. Four of his seven losses have come in the last four games, but the All-Star MVP still has only allowed over three goals in just three of his 19 appearances this season.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP W L T GAA SV%
Goaltender Utica Comets AHL 19 12 5 2 1.98 .930

Jared McCann had two goals and two assists in a pair of games this past week. He is currently on an eight-game point streak, that has seen him register 16 points (8-8-16).

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Centre Soo Greyhounds OHL 40 22 32 54 21 +12

Hunter Shinkaruk had a quiet week, failing to register a point in two games, while only recording two shots on goal.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Left Wing Utica Comets AHL 42 6 9 15 20 -1

Jordan Subban returned to the lineup after sitting out a couple games with an illness. The blue-liner scored his 18th goal of the season on Sunday, which leads all OHL defencemen.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Defence Belleville Bulls OHL 46 18 19 37 50 -8

Jake Virtanen had six points in two games this past week, extending his point streak to five games, which has seen him pick up 12 points. His line (with Connor Rankin and Adam Tambellini) posted a combined 62 points during the month of January.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Left Wing Calgary Hitmen WHL 29 14 23 37 46 +14

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