American Hockey League
William Nylander had a goal and three assists on Saturday to extend his point streak to seven contests. He now has eight goals and 19 points in 14 contests with the Toronto Marlies. Michael McCarron scored two goals and five points on Saturday, bringing his point streak to five contests. He has eight goals and 17 points in 16 contests with the St. John’s IceCaps. Matt Murray surrendered five goals on 14 shots on Sunday, but he won his previous seven starts. Even after that setback, he has a 2.03 GAA and .936 save percentage in 10 contests. John Gibson is continuing to hone his game in the minors in preparation for 2016-17 when he will likely begin to play with Anaheim on a full-time basis. He has a 2.20 GAA and .925 save percentage in 10 contests with the San Diego Gulls thus far.
National Collegiate Athletic Association
Kyle Hayton earned a 32-save shutout last week to continue what has been a strong sophomore season for him. The 21-year-old has a 2.09 GAA and .925 save percentage in 10 contests this season. Nick Schmaltz scored twice and got four assists in two contests this week. Those were his first two markers of the season, but he has 13 points in 12 contests with the University of North Dakota. The Chicago Blackhawks selected him with the 20th overall pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. Joey Benik was named as the NCAA’s top star of the week with five goals and six points in two contests. The 23-year-old forward now has seven goals and 10 points in 10 contests with St. Cloud State.
Focusing in on the Finnish Elite League this week, Sebastian Aho is leading the charge among players under 24. The Carolina Hurricanes prospect has seven goals and 16 points in 19 contests with Karpat. Jarmo Karki, 21, has matched Aho in terms of points, but he’s played in more games (22). Karki is also closing in on his 2014-15 totals of 13 goals and 20 points. Defenseman Ryan O'Connor has six goals and 11 points in 21 contests with the KooKoo Kouvola. The 23-year-old was born in Hamilton, Ontario and spent five seasons in the OHL, but he’s spent the last three campaigns, including this one, in Europe. Miro Aaltonen has six goals and 13 points in 21 games with Karpat. He was taken in the sixth round of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft by the Anaheim Ducks.