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Fast Facts: Moose at Chicago – Nov. 6

By: Manitoba Moose Staff | Published: November 6th 2021

The Moose continue their three-in-three weekend tonight in Chicago against the Wolves. Manitoba dropped the opener of the trio, 2-1 in overtime, in Milwaukee last night and seeks a return to the win column. Coverage of tonight’s game starts at 6:45 p.m. CT at CJOB.com/sports, MooseHockey.com/ListenLive and AHLTV.com.

Keep it Rolling

David Gustafsson finished October atop the Moose scoring list and kept right on going into November. The Winnipeg Jets 2018 second round pick tallied an assist in last night’s loss to push his total to seven points (2G, 5A) on the campaign. Gustafsson has points in three consecutive games with a goal and two assists in that span.

Sensational Swede

Arvid Holm was named the second star in yesterday’s game in Milwaukee. The Ljungby, Sweden product stopped 27 of the 29 shots he faced in his second AHL start. After surrendering a goal on the first shot he faced, Holm stopped 27 consecutive offerings until Cole Smith scored on a penalty shot in overtime. Through his first two games, holm has stopped 48 of 52 shots faced for a .923 save percentage and holds a 1.88 goals-against average. Holm was a sixth round pick of the Winnipeg Jets in the 2017 NHL Draft.

From the Point

The Moose recorded 32 shots on goal last night. Of those 32 shots, 15 were recorded by the team’s six defencemen. Ville Heinola (5), Johnny Kovacevic (4) and Jimmy Oligny (3) accounted for the bulk of the shots in the tilt. Kovacevic leads Moose blueliners with 18 shots on goal in eight games this season while Heinola has 16 shots in just six games. The pair are tied with four points as the top scoring defencemen on the Moose.

The Picks are Playin’

The Moose lineup currently features the Winnipeg Jets’ top pick from each of the NHL Drafts from 2017 to 2020. The group features three first round picks in Kristian Vesalainen (‘17), Ville Heinola (‘19) and Cole Perfetti (‘20) and one second round pick in David Gustafsson (‘18). Add in 2019 second round pick Simon Lundmark and the Moose roster holds five players selected in the first two rounds of the NHL Draft. Overall the Moose roster features 11 players drafted by the Winnipeg Jets representing rounds one to six of the draft.

Who’s Trending?

Defenceman Ville Heinola checked in with his fourth point (1G, 3A) of the season in the loss to Milwaukee. The 2019 WInnipeg Jets first round pick is currently tied for second in assists for the Moose. The Finnish defender is in his second season with the Moose and had 11 points (4G, 7A) in 19 games during the 2020-21 campaign.