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AHL Update – Month of October

St. John's IceCaps

St John’s IceCaps – 6-3-1-1, 14 points (5th in the Conference and 2nd in their division)

Bud Holloway – 11 GP, 4 goals & 9 assists (tied for 1st in the league)

Charles Hudon – 11 GP, 4 goals & 6 assists (11th in scoring)

Christian Thomas – 11 GP, 4 goals & 6 assists (12th in scoring)

Mark Barberio – 11 GP, 1 goal & 9 assists (leads the league in scoring for defensemen)

Sven Andrighetto – 11 GP, 4 goals & 5 assists

Michael McCarron – 11 GP, 5 goals, 2 assists & 20 PIM (leads the team in goals & 8th in scoring for rookies in the league)

Daniel Carr – 11 GP, 3 goals & 4 assists

Darren Dietz – 11 GP, 2 goals & 3 assists

Gabriel Dumont – 11 GP, 2 goals & 2 assists

Joel Hanley – 10 GP, 1 goal & 3 assists

Morgan Ellis – 11 GP, 1 goal, 3 assists & 23 PIM

Nikita Scherbak – 8 GP, 1 goal & 2 assists

Mac Bennett – 10 GP, 1 goal & 1 assist

Jacob de la Rose – 10 GP, 2 assists

Brett Lernout – 10 GP, 2 assists

Angelo Miceli – 3 GP, 1 goal

Jeremy Gregoire – 11 GP, 1 goal

Markus Eisenschmid – 8 GP, 1 assist

Connor Crisp – 10 GP, 25 PIM

Zach Fucale – 5 GP, 4 wins, 2.61 GAA & .920%

Dustin Tokarski – 6 GP, 2 wins, 3.45 GAA & .891%

Biggest surprise: Christian Thomas

Thomas is off to the best start of his AHL career with almost a point per game in 11 games so far. This production is kind of unexpected given the fact that last season he only produced 22 points in 52 games and his previous career high was 35 points. The son of Steve Thomas definitely has some offensive upside considering he once scored 54 goals in the OHL and if he can find his scoring touch with the IceCaps, who knows, maybe Thomas could earn himself a spot on the Habs who’ve been playing Brian Flynn on their second line the last couple of games.

Biggest disappointment: Dustin Tokarski

It’s hard to imagine a more drastic turn in terms of performance than the 26-year-old’s. Tokarski wowed everyone during the 2014 playoffs when he came to the rescue of the Canadiens and kept the fans hopes alive versus the New York Rangers. Alas, for the five foot eleven goalie his career has taken a turn for the worst since the start of the New Year. Tokarski, since 2015, has only won four games counting his two wins from this season. His performances need to be more consistent or the coaching staff will have no choice but to go with rookie goaltender Zach Fucale for the rest of the season.

Best rookie: Michael McCarron

The six foot five power forward is off to a great start in his professional career. He’s exactly what the doctors ordered and even more: he’s winning his battles, hustling hard, spending time on the PK, and producing offensively. Unlike Nikita Scherbak, McCarron hasn’t struggled at adjusting to the pro level at all.

Most deserving of a call-up: Charles Hudon

Hudon was without a doubt the prospect that made the biggest impression at training camp. He was dominant last year and he’s even more dominant this season. The Holloway-Hudon duo has been money for the IceCaps and I can’t wait for Hudon to be on the team. The 21-year-old has excellent vision and he’s the type of player who will click on any line you put him on.