American Hockey League
Sven Andrighetto was chosen as the AHL Player of the Week after he registered three goals and six points over three contests for St. John’s. The third-round pick of the Montreal Canadiens in 2013 has 20 points in 56 career NHL appearances. IceCaps teammate Charles Hudon recorded four goals and added one assist during the period ending Oct. 23. He had two helpers in three appearances with the Canadiens last year and should get another look if he continues to produce in the minors. He has five goals and seven points in six games this campaign with AHL St. John’s. Grand Rapids forward Anthony Mantha tallied four goals in three matches. He opened the week with a hat trick against Iowa. The first-round pick (20th overall) in 2013 of the Detroit Red Wings has six goals in five games this year. It probably won’t be long before he is back at the NHL level. Charlotte’s Andrew Poturalski produced two goals and two assists over two appearances last week. All four of his points came in an 8-3 victory over Iowa. The former University of New Hampshire forward had five points in 16 games with the Checkers last year, but he already has six points after four outings this season. That ties him first among AHL rookies.
National Collegiate Athletic Association
Vancouver Canucks prospect Brock Boeser buried five goals, including a hat trick, in two victories versus Bemidji State. The sophomore forward of North Dakota was named the National Collegiate Hockey Conference Offensive Player of the Week for his efforts. It’s the second time in three weeks that he has captured the award. Miami University (Ohio)’s Louis Belpedio was the NCHC Defenseman of the Week after he collected two goals and one assist in two outings (one win, one tie) against Maine. The third-round pick of the Minnesota Wild in 2014 has six points in five matches. Freshman goalie Jake Oettinger will make waves in the NHL if he keeps playing the way he has opened the season for Boston University. The 17-year-old posted a pair of shutouts against Sacred Heart and Quinnipiac this past weekend. He turned aside all 46 shots he faced. Oettinger has a 3-2-0 record with a 1.42 GAA and a .947 save percentage. Mikey Eyssimont scored a goal in both wins over the University of Minnesota last weekend. The 20-year-old forward picked up 33 points in 40 games for St. Cloud State in 2015-16. He has three points in four matches this year after he was taken in the fifth round of the 2016 NHL Entry Draft by the Los Angeles Kings.
Sibir goaltender Alexei Krasikov was the best rookie of the week in the KHL. He was superb against CSKA and SKA, while posting a 1.89 goals-against average and a .957 save percentage. The 20-year-old has been passed over before at the NHL Draft, but a 2.25 GAA and a .937 save percentage in 17 games this season could make him someone to keep an eye on in the near future. Ilya Sorokin has been brilliant in the KHL this year. He has recorded a 1.23 GAA and a .943 save percentage in 19 matches for CSKA Moskva. The Islanders prospect went 2-0-1 last week with 51 saves on 55 shots. He was a third-round selection in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.