January 12 2017 09:24PM
The Vancouver Canucks found themselves going up against a struggling Philadelphia Flyers defense. On the back end of a road trip, the Canucks played a strong game at even strength. However, their struggles on special teams likely cost them a win as they fell 5-4 to the Flyers in a shootout.
November 08 2016 09:37PM
It was a tale of two offenses that were the exact opposite for each of their first 13 games. The New York Rangers came into tonight's game leading the league in goals for while the struggling Canucks offense was tied with the Colorado Avalanche for least goals for.
That all changed in a New York minute.
August 25 2016 09:00AM
Brendan Gaunce checks in at sixth in our prospect rankings. The former centre turned winger has parlayed his success at a new position into one of his highest rankings yet.
Gaunce, 22, just had his single most productive season in the AHL, reaching new heights offensively. Though Gaunce tallied a respectable 29 points in 74 games as a rookie, that production pales in comparison to last year's 38 points in 46 games -- especially when one considers the difficult circumstances, including a revolving door of linemates and intermittent trips to the NHL.
Those 46 points were good for third on the Comets, tied with Alexandre Grenier and Carter Bancks. If Gaunce were to play more games with the Comets, it's entirely likely that he leads the team in scoring last season. Perhaps more impressive though is Gaunce's gaudy 60% Goals For rate with the Comets; that mark would be impressive at any level.
August 24 2016 09:00AM
Coming in at seventh in our consensus rankings is Jordan Subban. The 2013 fourth rounder made his professional hockey debut in the AHL this past season.
Subban had an illustrious OHL career where he registered 165 points in 253 games, including being a nearly point-per-game defender for the last three seasons he played in Belleville. He also brings a much-needed offensive punch to the Canucks' prospect pool. He possesses great puck-moving and playmaking abilities combined with an excellent shot that he is not afraid to fire off. His offensive upside is massive, and something that is very valuable to the organization moving forward.
August 09 2016 09:00AM
Alexandre Grenier checks in as the 18th ranked prospect in our consensus rankings of the Canucks' prospect pool.
At the start of last season, Grenier was ranked eighth. That was on the heels of a 2014-15 season which saw Grenier make significant strides as a key contributor for the Utica Comets in their Calder Cup season. Though Grenier failed to parlay that success into a full-time role at the NHL level, he continued to earn the trust of Comets head coach, Travis Green, and was dealt first line minutes with the club last season.