It’s time for another prospect update, because the Canucks prospects just keep doing stuff.
Seriously, Thatcher Demko? Seriously?
Demko just posted his sixth shutout in his last seven games, giving Canucks fans a whole new thing to be worried about — that Demko might be a figment of our collective imaginations. He’s just too good.
Hunter Shinkaruk scores another hat-trick, still isn’t bored with it
It looks like Hunter Shinkaruk is going to make it incredibly difficult to keep him down in the AHL this season. On Saturday, he scored his second hattrick of the season, giving him 9 goals and 12 points in 11 games.
Brendan Gaunce isn’t content with brief NHL experience
Gaunce has taken that experience in the NHL and stepped up his game in his return to the AHL, putting up 2 goals and 4 points in 2 games since getting back to Utica. It seems pretty clear that he wants to make his way back into a Canucks jersey as soon as possible.
What’s the deal with Anton Rodin?
It’s hard to know what to make of Anton Rodin, who never seemed to adjust to the North American game in the AHL or, perhaps, wasn’t given an opportunity to truly shine. Whatever the case may be, he’s turning heads back in the SHL, leading the league in scoring with 10 goals and 24 points in 16 games.
Carl Neill keeps on keeping on
Neill continues to steadily roll along for Sherbrooke in the QMJHL. He’s currently on a 9-game point streak and has 18 points in 18 games — impressive production for a defenceman.
Guillaume “Orr-lite” Brisebois
Guillaume Brisebois hasn’t put up the same kind of numbers as Neill, with just 5 points in 18 games, but he blows Neill away in the all-important highlight reel category. He scored a spectacular goal last week on an end-to-end rush that had the commentators making Bobby Orr comparisons.
Brock Boeser is an 18-year-old freshman in the NCAA
No need to be too concerned just yet, but after his 4-game scoring streak in which he put up 5 goals and 7 points, Boeser has gone quiet, with no points in his last three games. Considering he started the season going pointless in his first three games, he’s starting to look a bit streaky.