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Draft Guide

Markstrom's too good for AHL

by Ryan Dadoun
Updated On: October 4, 2018, 4:09 pm ET

American Hockey League

 

While there might not be a spot for him with the Vancouver Canucks right now, Jacob Markstrom is doing everything in his power to show that he deserves to play in the NHL.  With seven AHL starts under his belt this season, Markstrom has already earned four shutouts and now has a 0.99 GAA and .963 save percentage.  St. Louis Blues goaltending prospect Jordan Binnington earned a 30-save shutout on Wednesday to extend his winning streak to four games.  He now has a 1.60 GAA and .940 save percentage in six contests in 2014-15.  David Pastrnak hasn’t recorded a point in a ton of games this season, but when he does, it tends to be part of a multi-point effort.  He had three assists on Sunday, giving him three goals and 13 points in 12 contests with the Providence Bruins.  Gabriel Dumont has two goals and seven points in his last four contests.  That’s brought his season totals to five goals and seven assists in 13 contests with the Hamilton Bulldogs.

 

National Collegiate Athletic Association

 

Bryce Gervais had two goals and four points on Nov. 7.  He’s already had three multi-goal games in 2014-15, bringing him up to nine markers and 14 points in 10 contests with Minnesota State.  Max French had a hat trick on Nov. 7 to extend his goal scoring streak to three games, although it came to an end on Saturday.  French is up to eight goals and 11 points in nine games with Bentley University this season.  Sam Anas scored two goals and had an assist on Nov. 7 and he now has 11 points in eight contests with Quinnipiac University in 2014-15.  He stood out last season with 22 goals and 43 points in 40 games.  Kyle Baun had three assists against Princeton on Saturday.  The 22-year-old has five goals and 11 points in 10 contests with Colgate University this season.

 

Europe

 

Among the players under-24 in the KHL, Artemi Panarin is the clear scoring leader with 15 goals and 34 points in 26 contests.  The next best player in that category is Roman Horak, who has 13 goals and 19 points in 25 games.  Horak signed with Chekhov Vityaz after spending most of the 2013-14 campaign in the AHL, but he’s just 23 years old, so he might end up back in the NHL at some point.  New York Rangers prospect Pavel Buchnevich had 18 points in 40 KHL contests in 2013-14, but he’s well on his way to topping that mark with seven goals and eight assists in 24 games this season.  The Tampa Bay Lightning took Nikita Gusev with the 202nd overall pick in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, but he shouldn’t be written off just because he slipped so low in the draft.  The 22-year-old has gotten off to a respectable start this season with eight goals and 12 points in 24 KHL contests.

Ryan Dadoun

Ryan Dadoun is an Associate Editor for Hockey on NBC Sports Edge. Feel free to follow him on Twitter or check out his blog.