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Recapping Matthews' season

by Ryan Dadoun
Updated On: October 4, 2018, 4:04 pm ET

American Hockey League


The Providence Bruins played three games in three days from Friday through Sunday and Austin Czarnik managed to register an assist in each of those contests.  The 23-year-old rookie has 15 goals and 46 points in 53 games this season.  His teammate, Seth Griffith, topped him over that stretch though with two goals and five points.  Griffith, 23, has 20 goals and 63 points in 48 games.  He also has an assist in two games with the Boston Bruins this season.  Mikko Rantanen saw his eight-game point streak come to an end on Sunday.  He has 21 goals and 50 points in 42 games with the San Antonio Rampage this season.  The 19-year-old forward has also participated in six contests with the Colorado Avalanche in 2015-16, although he's still searching for his first NHL point.  Rookie defenseman Robbie Russo has been on fire lately with nine points in his last five games.  That's brought him up to five goals and 36 points in 56 contests with the Grand Rapids Griffins.


National Collegiate Athletic Association


The NCAA has announced its finalists for the Hobey Baker Memorial Award and the candidates included several players that have already been drafted.  Among them were Vancouver's Thatcher Demko, who had a 1.78 GAA and .938 save percentage in 35 games with Boston College in 2015-16.  Along the way he also recorded an incredible 10 shutouts.  Jimmy Vesey is also on the list for the second straight year after scoring 23 goals and 44 points in 30 contests with Harvard University this season.  He was taken with the 66th overall pick in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft by the Nashville Predators.  Rookie Kyle Connor also made the list after scoring 30 goals and 61 points in 34 games with the University of Michigan.  Winnipeg took him with the 17th overall pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.




We'll cover the Swiss League this week, in part so we can highlight Auston Matthews.  The American-born forward will likely be the first overall pick in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft and he surprised some when he decided to sign with the ZSC Lions rather than play in the Western Hockey League.  He went on to score 24 goals and 46 points in 36 regular season games.  The Lions lost in the Quarterfinals of the playoffs though, despite Matthews chipping in three assists over four games.  Lino Martschini has five assists in four playoff games with Zug.   The 23-year-old forward set career-highs during the regular season with 26 goals and 54 points in 50 games.  Noah Rod, 19, has a goal and two assists in four postseason contests with Geneve Servette after recording 16 points in 44 regular season games.  He was taken by the San Jose Sharks with the 53rd overall pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.  Defenseman Lukas Frick has found the back of the net twice in four playoff contests.  The 21-year-old also had four goals and 19 points in 50 regular season games with Kloten.

Ryan Dadoun
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