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Canucks Future Watch: 4.11.16

by Tyson Giuriato / Vancouver Canucks

The Utica Comets clinched a playoff spot, while Brock Boeser and Thatcher Demko wrapped up memorable seasons in the NCAA in the week that was for Canucks prospects.


Brock Boeser picked up a goal and five assists in two games during the Frozen Four this past week, helping North Dakota capture the NCAA Championship. You can read more about his season here.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Right Wing North Dakota NCAA 42 27 33 60 26 +45

Thatcher Demko and Boston College fell 3-2 to Quinnipiac in the Frozen Four semifinals on Thursday. Demko led the NCAA in shutouts with 10 on the season and was named the recipient of the Mike Richter Award, given to the most outstanding goaltender in the NCAA.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP W L T GAA SV%
Goaltender Boston College NCAA 39 27 8 4 1.88 .935

Alex Friesen netted the game winner in Wednesday’s win over Binghamton. It marked his 30th point of the season, matching his career high set in 2014-15. The Comets clinched a playoff spot over the weekend and close out the regular season with three games this coming weekend.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Centre Utica Comets AHL 63 13 17 30 63 -2

Alex Grenier picked up a goal on Wednesday and assist on Saturday to extend his point streak to seven games. The streak would end there as he was held off the score sheet Sunday’s lopsided loss to St. John’s. Grenier has been the most consistent player on the Comets since the end of January, picking up 28 points (10-18-28) in his past 25 games. He has recorded at least one point in 23 of the last 28 games he has played.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Right Wing Utica Comets AHL 66 16 31 47 41 +1

Ronalds Kenins picked up one assist on Wednesday before being recalled to the Canucks, where he appeared in two games during the week, recording two penalty minutes. Kenins was sent back to Utica on Saturday night for the stretch run.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Left Wing Utica Comets AHL 38 4 17 21 40 -1

Joseph Labate continues to get better as the season goes on. He registered one assist and 14 shots on goal in three games this past week. His whopping nine shots on goal in Saturday’s overtime loss was a career high. He picked up his team-leading ninth fighting major of the season on Sunday, taking on 6-foot-6 Michael McCarron of St. John’s.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Left Wing Utica Comets AHL 63 9 10 19 75 -9

Jordan Subban registered one assist and nine shots on goal in two games this past week. He remains the top scoring defenceman on the Comets, five points up on Taylor Fedun.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Defence Utica Comets AHL 64 11 25 36 36 -3

Mike Zalewski grabbed one assist in Wednesday’s win before being recalled by the Canucks, where he appeared in one game, picking up one shot on goal in 11:52 of ice time against the Oilers on Saturday. Zalewski was sent back to Utica on Saturday night.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Centre Utica Comets AHL 55 14 16 30 44 +11

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