Take a dive into the latest edition of the Next Wave report, presented by Kaiser Permanente.


  • Quentin Musty (Sudbury, OHL) notched a game-winning goal for Sudbury in the 4-3 overtime win over the Niagra IceDogs (Feb. 1). He is third in the OHL with 1.72 points-per-game scoring clip. Musty was named the Sharks Prospect of the Week, presented by Kaiser Permanente (Jan. 24).
  • Eetu Mäkiniemi (San Jose, AHL) was named the Sharks Prospect of the Week, presented by Kaiser Permanente on Jan. 29 after going 2-0-0 on the week, including a 35-save effort on Jan. 24 over Bakersfield and a 37-save shutout on Jan. 26 against Calgary.
  • Mitchell Russell (Wichita, ECHL) was named the Sharks Prospect of the Week, presented by Kaiser Permanente (Feb. 6). Russell has posted five points (1g, 4a) in the past four games. He made his season debut on Jan. 19 after missing the start of the campaign due to injury.


  • Shakir Mukhamadullin participated in his first AHL All-Star Classic at Tec CU Arena, Feb 4-5. He made his NHL debut on Jan. 27 vs. Buffalo and registered his first NHL point, an assist, Jan. 31 at Anaheim.
  • Thomas Bordeleau posted a two-assist game in the 2-3 loss against the Abbotsford Canucks on Feb. 3. It was Bordeleau’s fifth multi-point game of his campaign.


  • Will Smith (Boston College, HE) registered points in all eight games since returning from the World Junior Championship, including six multi-point efforts in that span. Smith has been named Hockey Commissioners Association Rookie of the Month for January.
  • Cameron Lund (Northeastern, HE) set a career high in goals (10) and points with 24 (10g, 14a) with Northeastern University, surpassing his previous career high set during the 2022-23 campaign with the Huskies of 23 points (7g, 16a).
  • Luca Cagnoni (Portland, WHL) has tallied 62 points (11g, 51a) in 47 games played with Portland. He leads WHL defensemen in scoring and has added to his points total in 12 of 14 games since the start of January.


  • Theo Jacobsson (Västerviks IK, Allsvenskan) posted his first multi-goal game (2g, 0a) on the year with the Västerviks IK in the 5-3 victory over Västerås IK on Jan. 19. He leads the team in assists with 16.
  • Yegor Rimashevsky (MHK Dynamo Moskva, MHL) posted a multi-point effort (0g, 2a) for MHK Dynamo Moskva in the 2-1 victory over Loko Yaroslavl in a shootout on Jan. 30. He finished the contest clocking a season-high 24:42 time on ice.

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