Canucks claim Reid Boucher on waivers

Ryan Biech
January 04 2017 10:24AM

It was announced this morning that the Vancouver Canucks had claimed forward Reid Boucher on waivers from the New Jersey Devils.

Boucher had been previously waived by New Jersey in early December, and was claimed by the Nashville Predators.  Nashville then placed him on waivers on January 2nd, hoping to send him to the AHL, but New Jersey claimed him back and then placed him on waivers the next day.

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Canucks should claim Ty Rattie

Ryan Biech
January 03 2017 12:09PM

Another day, and another player that should be claimed by the Canucks is on waivers.

This time, it's former second round pick Ty Rattie who was placed on waivers by the St Louis Blues this morning.

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Canucks assign Andrey Pedan to Utica

Ryan Biech
January 02 2017 11:35AM

It was announced this morning that defenceman Andrey Pedan has been returned to the Utica Comets

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Blackfish: Canucks Army Weekly Prospect Report - December 29th, 2016

Ryan Biech
December 29 2016 02:30PM


Christmas has passed, and New Years is on the horizon, but that doesn't mean things aren't happening in the Canucks prospect world.

Lukas Jasek and Olli Juolevi look to get their respective countries to the quarter-finals at the World Juniors. While the CHL begins the un-official second half with the trading deadlines soon on the horizon.

After a bit of a hiatus, the NCAA gets going again; while in Utica, the Comets continue to struggle.

All that and more in this week's Blackfish: Canucks Army Prospect Report.

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Olli Juolevi on World Juniors, Training Camp, and Finnish Hockey

Ryan Biech
December 26 2016 09:00AM

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Today marks the beginning of the World Junior Hockey Championships in Montreal and Toronto. It's a highlight of many hockey fans season, as it pits the best U20 talent against each other.

The Canucks representation is led by 5th overall pick Olli Juolevi, as he and Team Finland look to defend their gold medal from last year. With a lot of roster turnover, Team Finland will have a bit of a challenge to recapture gold, but there is no doubt that they will be in the mix. As we've seen in years past, just takes a hot goalie, or an explosion of offence, or some good teamwork to make it all the way.

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