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Canucks Future Watch: 3.2.15

by Tyson Giuriato / Vancouver Canucks

Jared McCann’s point-streak hit double digits, while Cole Cassels and Jake Virtanen delivered a pair of bone-crunching hits.


Darren Archibald posted a goal and assist in four games this past week. He had a team-high five shots on goal in Sunday’s loss to Hamilton.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Left Wing Utica Comets AHL 51 8 10 18 82 +8

Cole Cassels picked up a goal and two helpers in three games this past week, all of those points coming in Friday’s win over Belleville. Cassels has matched his career-high of 73 points, in 13 less games. He also showed why he is such a complete player, delivering a bone-crunching hit on Peterborough defenceman Matt Spencer.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Centre Oshawa Generals OHL 48 26 47 73 94 +31

Joacim Eriksson has allowed 11 goals in three starts since taking over the starting role with Jacob Markstom being recalled by the Canucks.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP W L T GAA SV%
Goaltender Utica Comets AHL 30 15 9 4 2.71 .904

Alex Friesen had a quiet week, failing to hit the scoresheet in four games this past week, while only registering two shots on goal.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Centre Utica Comets AHL 40 6 10 16 47 +9

Brendan Gaunce snapped a five-game goal drought with his ninth tally of the season on Sunday. Gaunce finished second on the team with 35 shots on goal during the month of February.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Left Wing Utica Comets AHL 55 9 14 23 19 +2

Alex Grenier had three assists in four games during the week, while also registering 15 shots on goal in that span. The 6-foot-4 winger has had four multi-point games in his last 11 outings.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Right Wing Utica Comets AHL 47 11 17 28 53 +4

Nicklas Jensen had a goal, assist and 14 shots on goal in four games during the week. He has points in four of his last seven games.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Right Wing Utica Comets AHL 42 11 11 22 27 -12

Jared McCann extended his point-streak to 10 games with a goal and assist on Sunday afternoon. The 2014 first-rounder has 21 points (10-11-21) in that span. Since December 1, McCann has 56 points in 34 games.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Centre Soo Greyhounds OHL 52 32 43 75 25 +24

Hunter Shinkaruk snapped a 15-game goal drought on Saturday night, posting his seventh of the season.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Left Wing Utica Comets AHL 55 7 11 18 24 -8

Jordan Subban keeps rolling along, netting four points in his last three games, including his CHL leading 23rd and 24th goals of the season. He is five points away from setting a career high in points.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Defence Belleville Bulls OHL 57 24 23 47 60 -5

Jake Virtanen netted seven points in four games this past week and is now on a five-game point streak. He also made the highlight reel by knocking 6-foot-5, 223-pound Jared Hauf into his own bench.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Left Wing Calgary Hitmen WHL 41 19 29 48 62 +18

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