Welcome back for another week of Blackfish, where everyone comes to get the week that was for Canucks fans.
With the month of November about to end, it seems that the Canucks prospects want to all end the month on high notes. Some forwards with some noticeable performance, some defenceman putting up points, a goaltender coming back and so much more.
If you are here, you already know what you are getting with the Blackfish prospect report, so let us dive in!
- 2018 2nd round pick Jett Woo continues to put up some points with one goal and two assists over the last seven days. He continues to be on the second pairing with first power-play time. I debate back and forth if he will get an invite to Team Canada’s World Junior evaluation camp but I do think he has done enough to justify an invite. He may not make the final team but would be a good chance for him to get another chance to prove that he should be there for 2020. His goal from the week:
#Canucks prospect Jett Woo's goal from tonight.
Sneaks in from the point just as the PP ends and snaps it past the goalie. pic.twitter.com/0eoULNoEJ1
— Ryan Biech (@ryanbiech) November 29, 2018
- Primarily playing the second pairing, Matt Brassard ended the week with one assist in one game. He is still close to the same production rate that he saw last year (0.76 PPG vs 0.71 PPG)
- A couple of rough outings for DiPietro that sees his GAA and SV% take a dip. But nothing to be worried about, he will be invited to the WJHC camp and the starting job appears to be his to lose.
- Thiessen did not appear in any games over the past week. Hopefully, once he gets the net, he can rebound from a tough few games recently.
- Quinn Hughes continues to do his thing with two assists in the two games this past weekend. He is now on a seven-game point streak that has seen him score one goal and eight assists along the way.
- William Lockwood was held off the scoresheet against Wisconsin after a great past couple of weeks. Nothing to be concerned about here though.
- Madden was able to get the game-winning goal on Saturday night with this nice play:
— Ryan Biech (@ryanbiech) November 25, 2018
- Rathbone was unable to register a point in Harvard’s only game over the last seven days.
- Artyom Manukyan was able to pick up an assist this past week but failed to register a point in the two other games. It’s good to see him get that point after a fairly lengthy drought. It appears he was a healthy scratch this morning.
- Nikita Tryamkin did not play any games over the past week – unclear if it’s an injury or healthy scratches.
- Toni Utunen once again did not dress in any games for Tappara.
- Gunnarsson was held off the scoresheet in the one game he played in this week.
- Zhukenov did not play any games this week.
- Thatcher Demko appeared in another two games this past week – not fantastic numbers but good to see him get back to playing and playing reasonably well.
- Alex Kile was released from his PTO.
- Reid Gardiner was recalled and then re-assigned to the ECHL. With the return of Bachman and Demko, Ivan Kulbakov was sent back to the ECHL.
- Brandon Anselmini was recalled from Kalamazoo yesterday; Jagger Dirk was recalled earlier in the week.
- Adam Gaudette and Alex Biega remain up with the Canucks.
- Reid Boucher was returned to the Utica Comets this past week.
- Darren Archibald was placed on waivers, cleared, and was sent back to the farm.
- As always Comets Cory has you covered for everything Comets – check them out here.
- At this moment, the Canucks have no prospects in the ECHL.