Canucks Future Watch: 12.07.15

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Brock Boeser is for real. The 18-year-old added three more goals to his total in two games over the weekend, extending his points streak to eight games. Boeser is now fourth in the NCAA in goals (first among freshman) and ninth overall in points (second among freshman).

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Right Wing North Dakota NCAA 18 11 8 19 10 +21

Cole Cassels registered one shot on goal in two games this past week. The rookie is still looking for his first career AHL goal.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Centre Utica Comets AHL 16 0 1 1 7 -5

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Thatcher Demko extended his unbeaten streak to 13 games with a win and a tie against Northeastern this past weekend. Demko stopped 55-of-61 shots fired his way as he sits in the Top 4 among NCAA goalies in wins, shutouts, goals-against average and save-percentage.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP W L T GAA SV%
Goaltender Boston College NCAA 15 13 1 1 1.46 .945

Alex Friesen tallied his fourth goal of the season and also picked up a helper in three games this past week. The 24-year-old has four goals in his past eight outings.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Centre Utica Comets AHL 20 4 5 9 30 +1

Brendan Gaunce has been out of action since November 21 with an undisclosed injury. No timetable for his return.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Left Wing Utica Comets AHL 11 5 3 8 6 E

Alex Grenier snapped a five-game goal drought with his fourth of the season on Saturday night, sealing the Comets’ incredible third period comeback with an empty-netter.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Right Wing Utica Comets AHL 22 4 9 13 20 -3

After being held off the scoresheet in the first two games of the week, Nicklas Jensen got the party started on Saturday with his fourth of the season, kicking-off the Comets’ comeback that featured four goals in the final 6:13 of the game.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Right Wing Utica Comets AHL 16 5 5 9 6 +2

Ronalds Kenins was called up to the Canucks on Wednesday. He appeared in two games with the big club this past week, registering two shots on goal in 22:46 of ice time.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Left Wing Utica Comets AHL 7 0 1 1 8 -1

Hunter Shinkaruk left during the second period of Wednesday’s loss to the Phantoms with an injury. There is no timetable on when the 21-year-old will return to the lineup.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Left Wing Utica Comets AHL 19 11 8 19 6 E

Jordan Subban didn’t register a point in two games played this past week. All eight of his points (1-7-8) this year have come in six games.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Defence Utica Comets AHL 15 1 7 8 4 -1

Linden Vey continues to struggle to find the back of the net, picking up just one assist in three games during the week. The 24-year-old has not scored in 17 straight games, and still has just one goal on the season.

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Centre Utica Comets AHL 19 1 11 12 8 -4

Source: Canucks Future Watch: 12.07.15 – Vancouver Canucks – Features

The Prospector: Thatcher Demko is too good, might not be real

Daniel Wagner / Vancouver Courier
November 9, 2015    Pass it to Bulis

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.

Source: The Prospector: Thatcher Demko is too good, might not be real