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Canucks Future Watch: 3.17.15

by Tyson Giuriato / Vancouver Canucks

Canucks prospects look to finish strong with the CHL Playoffs just around the corner.


Darren Archibald had three shots on goal in two games this past week. The big winger has gone five games without registering a point.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Left Wing Utica Comets AHL 56 8 10 18 87 +6

Sven Baertschi continues to be at a point-per-game pace since joining the Comets, as he has registered six points (1-5-6) in six games.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Left Wing Utica Comets AHL 42 9 22 31 10 +3

Cole Cassels scored once and picked up two helpers on Sunday, which gives him seven points (4-3-7) in his past three games. He has now set a career high in assists with 50, and his only four penalty-minutes away from hitting the century mark.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Centre Oshawa Generals OHL 52 30 50 80 96 +36

Joacim Eriksson stopped 31-of-33 in his lone appearance last week, a 2-1 OT loss to Chicago. After a quick stint with the Canucks, Eriksson has returned to the Comets and will see the bulk of starts with Jacob Markstrom up with the big club.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP W L T GAA SV%
Goaltender Utica Comets AHL 34 17 10 5 2.61 .907

Alex Friesen has put together a nice month of March so far, posting five points (3-2-5) in seven games, which includes three points (2-1-3) in his past two outings.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Centre Utica Comets AHL 46 9 12 21 49 +10

Brendan Gaunce hit double digits in goals on the season with his 10th of the campaign on Saturday. He has five goals in his last 19 games.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Left Wing Utica Comets AHL 61 10 14 24 27 +1

Alex Grenier scored twice and set up one more in three games last week. He has seven points (2-5-7) in seven games during the month of March and 16 points (4-12-16) in his past 17 games.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Right Wing Utica Comets AHL 53 13 20 33 57 +4

Nicklas Jensen snapped a seven-game goal drought on Sunday, netting his 12th of the season, while also recording seven shots on goal.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Right Wing Utica Comets AHL 47 12 11 23 31 -14

Jacob Markstrom was returned to the Comets to get in some playing time. He started on back-to-back days, stopping 50-of-53 shots in two wins. Markstrom also picked up his fifth shutout of the season on Saturday night.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP W L T GAA SV%
Goaltender Utica Comets AHL 28 19 7 2 1.91 .932

Jared McCann is currently sidelined with a hand injury.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Centre Soo Greyhounds OHL 54 33 44 77 25 +27

Hunter Shinkaruk netted his eighth of the season on Saturday, snapping a four-game point drought.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Left Wing Utica Comets AHL 60 8 11 19 26 -6

Jordan Subban scored his 25th goal of the season on Sunday and is just two points shy of setting a career high in points. The Bulls also clinched a playoff spot and will most likely face Oshawa or Barrie in the first round.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Defence Belleville Bulls OHL 61 25 24 49 60 -11

Jake Virtanen had a goal and two assists in three games this past week. He has seven goals in his past 11 games as the Hitmen continue to battle the Tigers for the WHL’s Central Division crown.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Left Wing Calgary Hitmen WHL 47 21 31 52 76 +17

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