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Eriksson Ek scores everywhere

by Corey Abbott
Updated On: October 4, 2018, 4:04 pm ET

 

American Hockey League

 

Troy Grosenick was named the AHL Player of the Week. He won both of his starts and stopped 48 of 49 shots. The San Jose goalie posted his league-leading seventh shutout of the season on Saturday.  Grosenick also leads the AHL with a 1.97 goals-against average as well as a .934 save percentage. He owns a 19-8-2 record in 32 appearances in 2016-17. San Jose rearguard Tim Heed collected five assists in three outings last week. Heed made his NHL debut with the Sharks on Jan. 11, but he has excelled in the AHL when he’s been around with 42 points in 38 matches. That puts him one behind the league lead among all defenders. Tyler Bertuzzi registered two goals and three assists in three matches for Grand Rapids. He has generated 24 points in 30 games with Detroit’s minor-league affiliate this campaign. Milwaukee’s Vladislav Kamenev had a hat trick and added two assists in three games last week. He has 38 points over 49 AHL outings and should be able to score another NHL call up in the not too distant future.

 

National Collegiate Athletic Association

 

Nashville Predators prospect Rem Pitlick had four goals, including a hat trick, and six points in two appearances for the University of Minnesota. The freshman forward has accounted for 23 points in 28 games this season after he was the 76th overall pick in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft. Northeastern University goaltender Ryan Ruck allowed one goal on 44 shots in a pair of wins against UConn. He got his first shutout of the season and lifted his record to 15-11-4 on the year. Predators draft pick Tyler Moy potted four goals and posted five points in two games last week. The Harvard University senior leads the team with 33 points in 27 contests. He was a sixth-round selection in 2015. Boston University’s Clayton Keller had three goals and two assists in three outings last week. He scored two goals in the Beanpot final in a 6-3 loss to Harvard and then produced three points in two matches against New Hampshire over the weekend. The seventh overall pick in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft by the Arizona Coyotes has 35 points in 24 games during his freshmen season.

 

Europe

 

Oskar Lindblom has generated 39 points in 44 games this season for Brynas of the Swedish Hockey League. He has tallied 18 goals after he had eight markers over 48 appearances last year. He also had seven points in eight outings with Philadelphia’s AHL affiliate, the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, in 2015-16. The 20-year-old winger was a fifth rounder of the Flyers in 2014. Nashville 2013 draft choice Emil Pettersson has 32 points in 44 games between Skelleftea AIK and Vaxjo Lakers HC this campaign. The 23-year-old center has 20 points in 20 games since joining Vaxjo. Joel Eriksson Ek has compiled 13 points in 19 games since joining Farjestad BK of the SHL. The 20th overall pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft had one goal in one game with Iowa of the AHL and five points in nine contests with Minnesota before heading overseas. Buffalo prospect Victor Olofsson has nine goals and 14 assists in 43 matches with Frolunda HC. The speedy 21-year-old had 29 points in 49 appearances with MODO in 2015-16.

Corey Abbott

Corey Abbott is an Editor for Hockey on NBC Sports Edge. Feel free to follow him on Twitter @CoreAbbott.