Canucks Future Watch: 11.16.15

Tuesday, 11.17.2015 / 10:12 AM PT                       By Tyson Giuriato

Brock Boeser’s hot start to the season continued as he netted five points in two games this past weekend, while Nicklas Jensen made his return to the Utica lineup.


Brock Boeser snapped his three-game point drought with a four-point game on Friday as he scored once and setup three others. On Saturday, Boeser added his seventh goal of the season, which puts him in a tie for sixth in the NCAA and in a tie for first among first-year players.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Right Wing North Dakota NCAA 12 7 5 12 6 +13

Cole Cassels continues to have a tough start to the season as he has now gone five games without a point. On the bright side, Cassels finished with a season-high three shots on goal in Friday’s loss.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Centre Utica Comets AHL 10 0 1 1 2 -5

Thatcher Demko saw his shutout streak end at 208:36 on Saturday. The 2014 second-rounder made 33 saves in a 6-3 win. Despite giving up four goals, Demko still has only allowed a combined 10 goals in nine starts this season.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP W L T GAA SV%
Goaltender Boston College NCAA 9 8 1 0 0.67 .974

Alex Friesen finished with three shots on goal and was plus-1 in Saturday’s 2-1 loss to Syracuse. Friesen entered the contest on a two-game point streak.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Centre Utica Comets AHL 11 0 3 3 20 +1

Brendan Gaunce cooled off a bit this past weekend as he failed to register a point in two games, but did manage a combined seven shots on goal.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Left Wing Utica Comets AHL 9 3 3 6 6 E

Alex Grenier picked up one assist in two games this past weekend. The 6-foot-4 winger leads the Comets with 41 shots on goal this season.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Right Wing Utica Comets AHL 13 2 5 7 14 -3

Nicklas Jensen returned to the lineup after missing six games with an injury. The 2011 first-rounder picked up where he left off by scoring just over six minutes into his return. Jensen has picked up a point in four-of-seven games played this season.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Right Wing Utica Comets AHL 7 2 2 4 4 +2

Ronalds Kenins remains sidelined with a lower-body injury.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Left Wing Utica Comets AHL 4 0 0 0 4 -1

Hunter Shinkaruk continued his hot start to the season by scoring his 10th goal in his 12th game on Friday. He was rewarded for his stellar play as the 2013 first-rounder was called-up by the Canucks, where he made his NHL debut in Montreal on Monday.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Left Wing Utica Comets AHL 12 10 3 13 4 +2

Jordan Subban finished with one shot on goal and was minus-3 in his lone game this past week. The former Belleville Bull has now gone five games without registering a point after starting the season with four in his first four games.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Defence Utica Comets AHL 9 1 3 4 2 -1

Linden Vey picked up two helpers on Friday night, which gave him back-to-back games with multiple assists. He was held off the scoresheet on Saturday, but did finish with four shots on goal. Vey currently leads the team in assists with nine.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Centre Utica Comets AHL 13 1 9 10 2 -1

Source: Canucks Future Watch: 11.16.15 – Vancouver Canucks – Features

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