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Prospect Report: Feb. 19, 2021

Matt Boldy was named Hockey East Co-Player of the Week after a five-point performance

by Minnesota Wild @mnwild / Wild.com

A look at how Minnesota Wild prospects have performed up-to-date this season, from NCAA to international play.

On Friday, Matt Boldy, the Wild's 2019 first-round draft pick, recorded one goal and four assists for No. 1 Boston College in a 7-1 win against UMass Lowell. The five points was a career high for Boldy and he was named Hockey East Co-Player of the Week. He has six goals on the season, and is tied for the team-high with 13 assists, with fellow Wild prospect Jack McBain.

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Tweet from @BCHockey: 5��� points in one game. There should be an award for that.#ChallengeAccepted // #ForBoston🦅 pic.twitter.com/7sGj7zEP7l

McBain, a third-round pick for the Wild in 2018, recorded one goal and three assists for Boston College in two games this past weekend, including a three-point performance in a 4-3 win over UMass Lowell on Saturday. With the game tied 2-2 going into the third period, McBain recorded an assist, to fellow Wild prospect Nikita Nesterenko, just nine seconds into the period and scored a goal just over four minutes later to give BC a two-goal lead. McBain has now recorded a point in six straight games, and eight of his last nine.

Tweet from @BCHockey: ������ Beauty of a tip from Bainer over Savory's blocker. Primary assist to Helly for a three-point night. pic.twitter.com/SjFu2DTCC5

Nick Swaney scored on Thursday for No. 8 University of Minnesota Deluth in a 2-1 loss to Colorado College. He leads the team in assists (14) and points (24). His 24 points is the second most in the NCHC.

Future Minnesota Wild Statistics - Feb. 19, 2021

COLLEGE/USHL TEAM HT. / WT. D.O.B GP G A PTS +/- PIM
C Matt Boldy Boston College (H-East) 6-2 / 195 4/5/01 15 6 13 19 8 4
Leads team in scoring and PPP (6), ranks T-1st in assists and T-4th in goals…Named Hockey East Co-Player of the Week (2/15) after recording season-high five points (1-4=5) in 7-1 win vs. UMass Lowell (2/12)…Named Hockey East Player of the Week (11/30)…Owns four multi-point games, two GWG and one SHG…Tallied seven points (5-2=7) in seven games to help the United States win the gold medal at 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship…Led tournament with 3 PPG…Ranked T-1st on team in goals, second in TOI/game (18:31) and T-4th in scoring…Skating in sophomore season…Wild's first-round selection in 2019 NHL Entry Draft.
LW Vladislav Firstov U. of Connecticut (H-East) 6-1 / 181 6/19/01 11 3 8 11 1 8
Ranks T-3rd on team in assists and fourth in scoring...Owns two multi-point games and one PPG…Tallied four points (2-2=4) in 6-5 OT win vs. New Hampshire (1/15)…Appeared in five games for Russia at 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship…Playing in sophomore season…Wild's second-round selection in 2019 NHL Entry Draft.
F Sam Hentges St. Cloud State Univ. (NCHC) 6-0 / 190 7/26/99 19 7 6 13 -3 14
Did not play last weekend due to injury…Leads team in shots on goal (59) and ranks T-4th in goals…Owns three multi-point games, two PPG and one GWG…Skating in junior season…Wild's seventh-round selection in 2018 NHL Entry Draft.
F Jack McBain Boston College (H-East) 6-4 / 215 1/6/00 17 5 13 18 18 12
Leads team in shots on goal (48), FOW (188) and FO% (.561), ranks T-1st in assists, second in plus/minus rating, T-2nd in scoring and third in blocked shots (17)…On a six-game point streak (3-7=10)…Notched season-high three points (1-2=3) including GWG in 4-3 win at UMass Lowell (2/13)…Owns five multi-point games…Tallied two goals in season-opening 4-3 win vs. UMass (11/27)…Skating in junior season…Minnesota's third-round selection in 2018 NHL Entry Draft.
C Bryce Misley U. of Vermont (H-East) 6-1 / 195 9/5/99 10 0 2 2 -6 0
Skating in senior season...Wild's fourth-round selection in 2017 NHL Entry Draft.
C Nikita Nesterenko Boston College (H-East) 6-2 / 176 9/10/01 17 7 9 16 14 10
Ranks T-2nd on team in goals, T-3rd in plus/minus rating and fourth in scoring...Ranks T-7th in goals and scoring among NCAA freshmen…Owns five multi-point games and one SHG…Started college career with a five-game point streak (3-4=7)…Tallied SHG at Merrimack (1/17)…Tallied goal in first collegiate game, a 6-3 win at UMass (11/28)…Skating in freshman season…Minnesota's sixth-round selection in 2019 NHL Entry Draft.
RW Nick Swaney U. of Minn. Duluth (NCHC) 5-11 / 175 9/9/97 22 10 14 24 6 11
Leads team in scoring, assists and PPP (11), ranks second in shots on goal (92) and T-2nd in goals…Ranks T-5th in the NCAA in shots on goal, T-8th in PPP and ninth in scoring…Owns seven multi-point games, 3 PPG and one SHG…Recorded six-game point streak (4-4=8, 1/23-2/6)…Started season on four-game point streak (1-7=8, 12/1-12/8)…Skating in senior season...Wild's seventh-round selection in 2017 NHL Entry Draft.
D Marshall Warren Boston College (H-East) 5-11 / 175 4/20/01 16 2 4 6 12 23
Recorded GWG in 4-3 OT win vs. UConn (12/11)…Tallied assist and led team with plus-4 rating in season-opening sweep vs. UMass (11/27-11/28)…Skating in sophomore season…Wild's sixth-round selection in 2019 NHL Entry Draft.
INTERNATIONAL TEAM HT. / WT. D.O.B GP G A PTS +/- PIM
C Matvey Guskov Krasnaya Armiya Moskva (MHL) 6-2 / 183 1/30/01 14 5 5 10 3 6
Has also played two games with CSKA Moscow (KHL) and one game with Zvezda Moskva (VHL) this season…Minnesota's fifth-round selection in 2019 NHL Entry Draft.
D Filip Johansson Frolunda HC (SHL) 6-1 / 176 3/23/00 36 5 5 10 0 8
Ranks second amongst team defensemen in goals and third in scoring and shots on goal (77)…Skating in second season in Sweden's Elite League...Wild's first-round selection in 2018 NHL Entry Draft.
D Simon Johansson Djurgarden IF (SHL) 6-2 / 185 6/14/99 37 1 3 4 -5 8
Skating in second season in Sweden's Elite League…Minnesota's fifth-round selection in 2018 NHL Entry Draft.
F Alexander Khovanov Bars Kazan (VHL) 5-11 / 206 4/12/00 30 8 16 24 5 50
Leads team in GWG (3), ranks second in scoring, assists and PIM…Owns three PPG and five multi-point games…Also skated in seven games with Ak Bars Kazan (KHL)…Wild's third-round selection in 2018 NHL Entry Draft.
C Marat Khusnutdinov SKA St. Petersburg (KHL) 5-11 / 176 7/17/02 12 0 2 2 -1 2
Out with upper-body injury suffered Feb. 11…Has also recorded 14 points (3-11=14) in 10 games with St. Petersburg (MHL) and one goal in four games for SKA-Neva St. Petersburg (VHL)…Tallied five points (3-2=5) in seven games for Russia at 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship…Recorded one PPG and one GWG…Ranked T-2nd on team in scoring and second amongst team forwards in TOI/game (17:26)…Minnesota's second-round selection in 2020 NHL Entry Draft.
C Pavel Novak Motor Ceske Budejovice (CZE) 5-9 / 170 4/16/02 10 0 1 1 -7 2
Has also tallied four points (1-3=4) in nine games with HC Stadion Litomerice (Czech 2)…Recorded three points (1-2=3) in five games for Czech Republic at 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship…Ranked T-2nd on team in scoring and shots on goal (13).
C Andrei Svetlakov CSKA Moscow (KHL) 6-0 / 202 4/6/96 45 7 12 19 10 34
Skating in sixth season with CSKA Moscow...Minnesota's sixth-round selection in 2017 NHL Entry Draft.
GOALTENDER TEAM HT. / WT. D.O.B GP MIN GAA RECORD SO GA SV%
Filip Lindberg U. Massachusetts (H-East) 6-1 / 188 1/31/99 6 371 1.45 2-1-3 2 9 .943
UMass did not play last week…Ranks second in the NCAA in GAA and T-3rd in SV%...Named Hockey East Defensive Player of the Week (2/1) after stopping 44 of 45 shots faced in a weekend sweep of UMass Lowell (5-0 win 1/29 and 2-1 win 1/30)…Stopped 24-of-25 shots in 1-1 tie at Providence (1/23)…Stopped all 27 shots faced in 0-0 tie vs. Providence (1/22)…Skating in junior season…Minnesota's seventh-round selection in 2019 NHL Entry Draft.
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