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Canucks Prospects Monthly

An in-depth look at Vancouver's prospect depth

by Tyson Giuriato @TysonGiuriato / Canucks freelance writer

The Adam Gaudette show continued, while Guillaume Brisebois had just as good of a month in the QMHL.

…The Utica Comets went 5-6-1 during February thanks to a 3-0-1 record to close out the month. The Comets are currently sitting at 23-23-9 on the season, three points back of St. John's for the final playoff spot in the North Division with one game in-hand.

Alex Grenier continues to lead the team in scoring with 38 points (15-23-38) in 51 games on the season.

Jordan Subban sits fourth on the team with 29 points (13-16-29) in 46 games. Subban's 13 goals are second among all AHL defencemen.

…February was a good month for defenceman Evan McEneny , who picked up eight points (1-7-8) in 10 games. McEneny has 15 points (5-10-15) in his past 17 games overall.

Joseph Labate returned from injury on February 15 and recorded one assist in six games. Labate also picked up his fifth AHL fighting major of the season.

…All four of the above mentioned players were recently recalled by the Canucks. McEneny made his NHL debut against the Sharks on the February 26.

…February was an up-and-down month for rookie goaltender Thatcher Demko. The 21-year-old twice allowed five goals in a game, but closed out February stopping 27-of-28 and then 30-of-32 in back-to-back games.

…Prior to becoming property of the Canucks, Nikolay Goldobin posted 11 points (5-6-11) in nine games with the San Jose Barracuda. Goldobin will immediately join the Canucks. He is currently three points shy of matching his AHL point total from last season, despite playing 14 less games this time around.

…Across the pond, newly acquired Jonathan Dahlen was named the recipient of the Guldgallret (Golden Cage), which is awarded to the best junior player in Sweden's Allsvenskan league. Dahlen is first among all U20 players and sixth overall in league scoring.

…With 25 goals and 44 points in 45 games with Timra IK this season, Dahlen is the highest scoring junior-aged player ever in the Allsvenskan.

…Moving onto the NCAA, the Adam Gaudette show continued last month as the 20-year-old posted points in seven-of-eight games, netting a total of 12 points (10-2-12) in that span.

…Gaudette's season has been nothing short of spectacular. He has points in 26-of-33 games. He leads all sophomore's in the NCAA with 51 points (25-26-51) in 33 games, which also places him tied for sixth among all NCAA skaters. His 25 goals sit third in the entire NCAA, with the only two players ahead of him being seniors.

…Here comes Brock? With six points (2-4-6) in his last five games, Brock Boeser has put together his best stretch since early January when he first returned from wrist surgery.

…In the WHL, Jakob Stukel posted eight points (5-3-8) in 13 games with the Calgary Hitmen last month. He is now up to 46 points (21-25-46) in 61 games. The Hitmen are currently clinging to the final wild card spot in the Eastern Conference, just two points up on Saskatoon.

Tate Olson and the Prince George Cougars have clinched a playoff spot in the Western Conference. The Cougars currently sit first in the B.C. Division with a 40-20-5 record, three points up on Kamloops. The 19-year-old defenceman has netted 24 points (7-17-24) in 60 games this season.

…Working our way east, Olli Juolevi picked up six points in 12 games for the London Knights last month, moving his season total to 39 points (8-31-39) in 49 games. The Knights are currently second overall in the OHL with a 40-12-7 record.

Brett McKenzie and the North Bay Battalion are in a battle for the final playoff spot in the OHL's Eastern Conference. McKenzie, who tallied five goals in February, has 61 points (27-34-61) through 58 games this season.

…Over in the QMJHL, Carl Neill had a nine-points (2-7-9) in 11-game month, giving him 61 points (13-48-61) in 58 games this season. Those 61 points rank him second among all QMJHL defencemen.

…Neill's teammate on Charlottetown, Guillaume Brisebois had a remarkable month of February. In 11 games, he registered 16 points (2-14-16) and was a plus-16. He's now up to 40 points (7-33-40) in 52 games this season. Brisebois is now in a tie for eighth in scoring among QMJHL blue-liners.

…Charlottetown currently has the second-best record in the QMJHL.

Rodrigo Abols had 11 points (3-8-11) in 12 games with Acadie-Bathurst during the month of February, bringing his season total to 44 points (15-29-44) in 44 games.

Dmitry Zhukenov had his fifth straight double-digit points month with 11 (3-8-11) in 11 games with Chicoutimi, giving him 57 points (15-42-57) in 64 games.

What's on in March?

…For those with Shaw TV, Jacob Stukel and the Calgary Hitmen will be featured on March 8 against Saskatoon, while Tate Olson and Prince George Cougars will be on March 17 against the Kamloops Blazers.

Olli Juolevi and the London Knights will be featured nationwide on Sportsnet 360 twice coming up. First up, March 4 against Windsor, and then again on March 9 against Guelph.

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