NHL Draft: Canucks finally return to second round with two key picks

Source: Vancouver Sun
Date: 2017-06-25

CHICAGO — Jim Benning had a pair of players slotted in the first round who weren’t selected Friday. That only added more intrigue and urgency to what the Vancouver Canucks general manager was hoping to accomplish Saturday. He had two second-round selections — No. 33 and the No. 55 compensatory pick for Columbus hiring John Tortorella — and hasn’t had a second-rounder since the latest goaltender of the future Thatcher Demko arrived in 2014. The Canucks

NHL Draft Recap: Canucks' selections could compare favourably to 2004

Source: Vancouver Sun
Date: 2017-06-25

CHICAGO — Their best draft since 2004? That’s how one well-respected scout not connected to the Vancouver Canucks described what the National Hockey League club accomplished here with eight selections over two days. They landed a playmaking centre, a versatile forward who can play the middle or the wall, a big and productive power forward, a Memorial Cup championship goaltender, a small but effective sniper and three defencemen, two of them who can move the

NHL Draft: Canucks finally return to second round with two key picks

Source: The Province
Date: 2017-06-25

CHICAGO — Jim Benning had a pair of players slotted in the first round who weren’t selected Friday. That only added more intrigue and urgency to what the Vancouver Canucks general manager was hoping to accomplish Saturday. He had two second-round selections — No. 33 and the No. 55 compensatory pick for Columbus hiring John Tortorella — and hasn’t had a second-rounder since the latest goaltender of the future Thatcher Demko arrived in 2014. The Canucks

NHL Draft Recap: Canucks’ selections could compare favourably to 2004

Source: The Province
Date: 2017-06-25

CHICAGO — Their best draft since 2004? That’s how one well-respected scout not connected to the Vancouver Canucks described what the National Hockey League club accomplished here with eight selections over two days. They landed a playmaking centre, a versatile forward who can play the middle or the wall, a big and productive power forward, a Memorial Cup championship goaltender, a small but effective sniper and three defencemen, two of them who can move the

Video: Luke Willson's 12 North Celebrity Flag Football Game

Source: Vancouver Sun
Date: 2017-06-24

Luke Willson and Vancouver Canucks forward Jake Virtanen assembled their teams at the Swangard Stadium to play the 12 North Celebrity Flag Football Game Saturday. Willson and Virtanen’ teams included pro football players, alumni, hockey players, celebrities and media personalities from Vancouver and Seattle.  

Video: Luke Willson’s 12 North Celebrity Flag Football Game

Source: The Province
Date: 2017-06-24

Luke Willson and Vancouver Canucks forward Jake Virtanen assembled their teams at the Swangard Stadium to play the 12 North Celebrity Flag Football Game Saturday. Willson and Virtanen’ teams included pro football players, alumni, hockey players, celebrities and media personalities from Vancouver and Seattle.  

Canucks select Matthew Brassard 188th overall in 2017 draft

Source: The Canuck Way
Date: 2017-06-24

With their final pick, the Vancouver Canucks picked up another defenceman. With the 188th selection in the 2017 NHL Draft, the Vancouver Canucks selected defenceman Matthew Brassard from the OHL. An overager, Brassard split his draft year between the Barrie Colts and the Oshawa Generals. From OHL Prospects (last year): Brassard is a really interesting prospect eligible for […]

Canucks select Petrus Palmu 181st overall in 2017 draft

Source: The Canuck Way
Date: 2017-06-24

The Vancouver Canucks went with a Finnish forward at 181st overall. With the 181st overall pick, which the Canucks had previously acquired from the Chicago Blackhawks, the Vancouver Canucks selected forward Petrus Palmu. Palmu is an overage forward from the OHL, and teammate of Canucks pick Jonah Gadjovich with the Owen Sound Attack. In 2016-17, Palmu […] Canucks select

Canucks select Kristoffer Gunnarsson 135th in 2017 draft

Source: The Canuck Way
Date: 2017-06-24

The Vancouver Canucks selected their second straight defenceman in the 2017 NHL Draft. With the 135th pick in the 2017 NHL Draft, the Vancouver Canucks selected Swedish defenceman Kristoffer Gunnarsson. After trading the 112th pick to the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for picks 135 and 181, the Canucks went a bit of the board. Gunnarsson […] Canucks select Kristoffer G

The New Guy: Michael DiPietro

Source: Nucks Misconduct
Date: 2017-06-24

A goalie named DiPietro? Is this a good thing? With the 63rd overall selection, the Vancouver Canucks select goaltender Michael DiPietro from the Memorial Cup Champion Windsor Spitfires! By The Numbers Born: June 9, 1999, Windsor, Ontario Position: G Height: 6’

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