Prospect watch: Hinostroza among top frosh

Here is our weekly update on how some of the Chicago Blackhawks' prospects are doing throughout the world:

Vince Hinostroza, forward, Notre Dame (NCAA)

Hinostroza has been one of the nation’s top freshmen. He leads Notre Dame and is tied for 13th in the nation with eight points. He has three goals and five assists. He had an assist in each of Notre Dame’s two games against Minnesota Duluth last weekend. The Fighting Irish are ranked No. 2 in the country by USCHO.com.

Antti Raanta, goaltender, Rockford IceHogs (AHL)

Raanta appears to have found a comfort level after making the transition to North American hockey this season from Finland. He’s allowed a total of five goals in the last three games and has stopped 97-of-102 shots during that span. He’s coming off a 46-save performance in a 4-2 win over the Texas Stars on Sunday.

Alex Broadhurst, forward, Rockford IceHogs (AHL)

Broadhurst is off to a fine start in his first AHL season. He’s recorded points in seven of the IceHogs’ first 10 games. He leads the team’s forwards with nine points and is second overall to Adam Clendening’s 10 points. Broadhurst had a goal and an assist in the IceHogs’ 4-2 win over the Texas Stars on Sunday.

Joakim Nordstrom, forward, Rockford IceHogs (AHL)

Nordstrom played in his game with the IceHogs on Sunday since being sent down from the Blackhawks on Oct. 20. He had been dealing with a lower-body injury. He had one shot on goal and a minus-2 rating in the IceHogs’ win.

Mac Carruth, goaltender, Toledo Walleye (ECHL)

Carruth recently began his ECHL season after being assigned from Rockford. In two starts, he’s 2-0-0 with a 1.44 goals-against average and .954 save percentage. He’s stopped 62-of-65 shots in the two games. He had a shutout on Saturday as he made 30 saves in a 2-0 win over the Wheeling Nailers.

Teuvo Teravainen, forward, Jokerit (SM-liiga)

Teravainen continues to rack up points in Finland. He’s compiled eight points over Jokerit’s last five games. He had a goal and an assist in Jokerit’s 4-2 win over Tappara on Tuesday.

Justin Holl, defenseman, Minnesota (NCAA)

Holl, as senior, is one of the reasons why the Golden Gophers are ranked No. 1 in the country. He had five blocks and a plus-1 rating in the Golden Gophers’ 6-1 win over No. 5 Boston College on Sunday. Minnesota is 5-0-1 and received all 50 first-place votes in the latest USCHO.com rankings.

Ryan Hartman, forward, Plymouth Whalers (OHL)

Hartman had a goal and an assist in the Whalers’ 5-4 win over the Sarnia Sting on Saturday. He had the primary assist on the game-winning goal, which was scored at 19:13 of the third period. He leads the Whalers with 16 points, which includes eight goals and eight assists, in 15 games.

Tyler Motte, forward, Michigan (NCAA)

Motte, a freshman, had his four-game goal streak snapped against UMass-Lowell on Saturday. He had scored one goal in each of Michigan’s previous four games. He leads the Wolverines with four goals on the season.

Dillon Fournier, defenseman, Rouyn-Noranda Huskies (QMJHL)

Fournier has three goals and two assists in his last two games. He had a goal and two assists in the Huskies’ 5-4 win over the Val-d’Or Foreurs on Sunday. Fournier has six goals and 13 points and leads the Huskies with a plus-19 rating in 15 games this season.