Sergei Shirokov built up confidence in the AHL

After a 41-point season in 56 games with CSKA Moscow of the Kontinental Hockey League in 2008-09, Shirokov came to North America’s West Coast to chase his NHL dream. But in six scoreless games with Vancouver last season, he looked small, he was pushed around easily and it just didn’t look like he belonged at

Sergei Shirokov will get an offensive role with Canucks

“We see him as a skilled player, an offensive player, to fill in an offensive role,” assistant coach Newell Brown said. “We’ve heard he’s been playing real well. We’ve got good reports about him. He’s had a great attitude. He’s skating real well and producing.” Concerns about Shirokov’s fitness and his skating have been alleviated

Canucks Recall Sergei Shirokov

The Canucks have recalled right-winger Sergei Shirokov from Manitoba in his place. Shirokov leads the Moose in both goals and assists this season (16-17-33) and has recently improved his defensive play, demonstrated by a plus-10 rating through the first 39 games of the season. “He’s checking way better,” Noel said. “Through his checking and defending

Sergei Shirokov Breaks AHL Manitoba Moose Point Streak Record

The Moose opened a 2-0 lead in the second period after Kevin Connauton and Sergei Shirokov each scored in the opening frame. But Milwaukee’s Scott Ford cut the lead to one when he scored his first of the year 16:50 of the second, then Aaron Johnson tied the game early in the third. Mark Dekanich

Sergei Shirokov ties AHL Moose record with point in 11th straight game

As it almost always is in hockey, it’s a little of both. Shirokov’s touch continued Thursday night at the MTS Centre. He assisted on captain Nolan Baumgartner’s first-period power-play goal, helping the Moose to a 3-0 victory over the Milwaukee Admirals before 6,211 fans at the MTS Centre. That extended a points streak to 11

Canucks’ Prospect Sergei Shirokov off to AHL all-star game

For the second-straight season, forward Sergei Shirokov will represent the Manitoba Moose at the AHL All-Star game. Shirokov was chosen today by the league to compete in the game Jan. 31 in Hershey, Pa. The selection is richly deserved, Moose coach Claude Noel said this morning. “He deserves to go,” Noel said.h “He’s been real