Vancouver Canucks 2006 Draft pick Sergei Shirokov has been gaining attention in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) with his recent stellar play for CSKA. With his latest surge, Shirokov found himself in the running for Hockey’s Future Prospect of the Month for January. One of Shirokov’s linemates is Colorado Avalanche 2004 Draft pick Denis Parshin; the two have been teammates since the 2004-05 season.
Prospect of the Month — January 2009
Written by Ian Bross on 02/03/2009
Shirokov, a Vancouver Canucks prospect, went without a point for a few games in the middle of January for his KHL club, CSKA Moscow, but has been a consistent producer all year. This past month he scored eight points, equally divided among goals and assists in his 12 games played. CSKA entered February in a tie for fourth place in the league standings. Shirokov is tops on his team in goals, assists, and points, setting new career highs in the latter two categories. He had 15 goals and 21 assists in 49 games at the end of January.