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3 Stars of the Week: Blackhawks prospect Nicolas Beaudin’s point streak continues

A weekly look at how Chicago prospects are performing.

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Every week throughout the season, Second City Hockey will highlight prospects who have stood out for their junior, college or professional team during the past week.

Here are this week’s Three Stars:

First Star

Nicolas Beaudin (QMJHL/Drummondville) — 2018 first-rounder

Stats of the week: Two goals (1 power play), three assists

Nicolas Beaudin/Drummondville — 2018 first-rounder

Beaudin continued his point streak as it reached eight games with a five-point week. The defenseman had an assist in each of the first two games before a three-point effort Sunday in Drummondville’s win over Shawinigan. He had two goals, including one on the power play, and a primary assist.

Beaudin has three goals and 10 assists during his point streak, and 25 points (five goals, 20 assists) in 21 games in his third QMJHL campaign.

Second Star

Dylan Sikura (AHL/IceHogs) — 2014 sixth-rounder

Stats of the week: Two goals

Sikura scored the game-tying and game-winning goals in Rockford’s victory over Grand Rapids on Friday. He was held off the scoresheet in the IceHogs’ shutout loss to the Wolves the next night.

Sikura paces the IceHogs in scoring with 18 points (nine goals, nine assists) in 26 games.

Third Star

Jake Ryczek (QMJHL/Halifax) — 2016 seventh-rounder

Stats of the week: 2 goals (1 game winner), 4 assists

Ryczek had a six-point week with at least a point in all three games. He started the week with a game-winning goal on the power play and a secondary assist. Then he scored again and had two assists (one primary) Saturday. He wrapped up the week with a secondary assist.

The defenseman has four goals and 13 assists in 27 games during his first full QMJHL season.


Anton Forsberg/AHL — 2011 seventh-rounder by Columbus

Forsberg made 41 saves in Rockford’s win over Grand Rapids. He holds a 2.59 goals-against average and .911 save percentage in eight games this season.

Joni Tuulola/AHL — 2015 sixth-rounder

Tuulola had a primary and secondary assist in the IceHogs’ victory against the Griffins. The defenseman has a goal and four helpers in 21 games during his first AHL season.

Collin Delia/AHL — Undrafted free agent signee

Delia made 39 saves in Rockford’s loss to Chicago. He holds a 2.46 GAA and .930 save percentage in 15 AHL games.


Adam Boqvist/London — 2018 first-rounder

Boqvist had a three-point week, including a goal in each game. He scored and had a secondary assist Friday then tallied his second of the weekend against Owen Sound.

The defenseman has nine goals and 15 assists in 22 games during his first season in North America in the OHL.

MacKenzie Entwistle/Hamilton — 2017 third-rounder by Arizona

Entwistle had two power play goals and a secondary assist in Hamilton’s win over Flint.

The winger has 15 goals and 12 assists in 29 games in his fourth OHL season.


Philipp Kurashev/Quebec — 2018 fourth-rounder

Kurashev scored twice this week, but had his seven-game point streak snapped in Quebec’s loss to Charlottetown on Thursday. He almost went back-to-back games without a point, but he scored an empty-net goal Saturday.

The Swiss-born center has 18 goals and 25 assists in 33 games in his third QMJHL season.

Alexis Gravel/Halifax — 2018 sixth-rounder

Gravel is finding his form with two strong performances this past week. He made 23 saves on 25 shots against Acadie-Bathurst on Friday then followed that with a 38-save performance in a one-goal win for Halifax.

The goaltender is 16-7 with a 2.72 GAA and .914 save percentage in 23 games. He has won four straight by allowing no more than two goals in each outing.


Brandon Hagel/Red Deer — 2016 sixth-rounder by Buffalo

Hagel scored a goal Friday then had a four-point outing the next night with two goals and two assists (one primary) against Swift Current. The left winger has 21 goals and 30 assists in 29 games during his fourth WHL season.


Josiah Slavin/Lincoln — 2018 seventh-rounder

Slavin scored the game-winning goal in overtime in Lincoln’s home win over Sioux City. The left winger has seven goals and 11 assists in 19 games.


Evan Barratt/Penn State — 2017 third-rounder

Barratt had a goal, two primary assists and a secondary assist in Penn State’s win over Notre Dame. The sophomore center leads the NCAA in scoring with 29 points (13 goals, 16 assists) in 17 games.

Liam Coughlin/Vermont — 2014 fifth-rounder

Coughlin had a primary assist in Vermont’s loss to Colorado College. The senior center has two goals and six assists in 11 games.

Jake Massie/Vermont — 2015 sixth-rounder

Massie scored in Vermont’s win over Colorado College. The defenseman has three goals and three assists in 14 games in his junior campaign.

Parker Foo/Union — 2017 fifth-rounder

Foo scored in Union’s tie with Brown. He has three goals and two assists in 12 games in his sophomore season.

Ryan Shea/Northeastern — 2015 fourth-rounder

Shea had a primary and a secondary assist in Northeastern’s win over Merrimack. He has seven helpers in 14 games during his junior season.


Artur Kayumov (KHL/Lokomotiv) — 2016 second-rounder

Kayumov had one assist in Lokomotiv’s win over Amur. He then was given a game misconduct and suspended 13 games by the KHL after a head shot and punching an official Friday.

Andrei Altybarmakyan (KHL/Sochi) — 2017 third-rounder

Altybarmakyan picked up his second assist this season in Sochi’s win over Avangard. He has two helpers in 17 games with Sochi since being traded from SKA Saint Petersburg.

Ivan Nalimov (KHL/Avangard) — 2014 sixth-rounder

Nalimov made 15 saves in his first game since Sept. 26 due to a hand injury Sept. 26. Since then, he terminated his contract with Kunlun and signed with Avangard.