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Prospect of the Week: Maxim Letunov (12/9)

by Nicola Karasik /

Maxim Letunov has been selected as the 'Sharks Prospect of the Week' for the week of December 9 after posting a three-game point streak (one goal, two assists) and a plus-one rating over the weekend for the San Jose Barracuda, San Jose's top American Hockey League (AHL) development affiliate.

Letunov, 23, currently has points in ten of his last 11 games, including three goals and 11 assists within that span. Now with 20 points (seven goals, 13 assists) across 23 games played thus far this season, he leads all Barracuda skaters in points, ranks second in assists, is tied for second in goals and tied for first in power-play goals (three).

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Last season, the centerman registered 28 points (12 goals, 16 assists) and four game-winning goals in 57 games for the Barracuda, ranking fourth among all San Jose rookies in goals, assists, and points. Letunov also added two assists and a plus-two rating in three Calder Cup Playoff contests.

The six-foot-four, 180-pound native of Moscow, Russia was originally selected by the St. Louis Blues in the 2014 NHL Draft (second round, 52nd overall). He was acquired by San Jose from the Arizona Coyotes on June 20, 2016 and re-signed with the Sharks on July 12, 2019. 

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