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Utah Grizzlies First-half MVP

Eric Landry A+

Montreal Canadiens prospect is enjoying another brilliant year. With 18 goals and 21 assists, he ranks among the league leaders with 39 points. His +13 is by far the team's best. He's only proven himself to be a grinder on defense.

Forwards

Jeff Bateman C Passionate player has nine points, needs to do more with chances

Eric Chouinard B Slowed by early-season injury, but as of late is finding his niche

Justin Cox C+ Feisty winger still in search of first goal, despite many breakaways

Steve Gainey B+ Consistent worker has 17 points, is third on team with +7 rating

David Gosselin D It's tough to overlook a team-low -12 rating

Barrett Heisten B- Midseason concussion has really hindered contribution

Marcus Kristoffersson C Streaky scorer needs to become more consistent

Eric Landry A Team's first-half MVP with 39 points

Jim Montgomery B Second on team with 15 goals, but what's up with -10 rating?

Gavin Morgan B+ Gritty center is second on team in penalty minutes, fifth in goals

David Oliver C Injured since Nov., but was struggling with a -8 at the time

Steve Ott C+ Dallas' top prospect has suffered through roller-coaster rookie year

Jon Sim A- Grizzlies are dangerous whenever he's on the ice. Team-high 27 assists

Defensemen

Matthieu Descoteaux B Injuries have slowed progression, but he has great potential

John Erskine A AHL's big bully enjoying outstanding year, will be missed while in Dallas

Greg Hawgood B+ His 28 points are a real asset, -6 rating needs to be better

Dan Jancevski C- Has struggled at times, must get better fast without Erskine

Alexei Komarov D+ Russian must contribute more than just a wicked powerful shot

Jeff MacMillan A- Coach Don Hay's pick as the team's most pleasant surprise

Mark Wotton B+ Grizzlies captain, as expected, contributes at both ends of the ice

Goalies

Jason Bacashihua B Rookie was brilliant early but has struggled in recent games

Corey Hirsch A- .921 save percentage is great considering how many shots he's faced