Canucks Draft QMJHL D Guillaume Brisebois 66th overall.

Rhys Jessop
June 27 2015 09:47AM

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With the selection they acquired in the Eddie Lack trade this morning, the Canucks selected D Guillaume Brisebois with their second pick of the 2015 entry draft.

Brisebois was a bit off of our radars playing on one of the CHL's worst teams, but could have NHL potential. Let's take a look after the jump.

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Report: Eddie Lack Traded to Carolina Hurricanes

Rhys Jessop
June 27 2015 07:32AM

Well, that didn't take long. After being silent on this front yesterday, Vancouver Canucks GM Jim Benning made his goalie decision early on Saturday morning, trading fan favourite goalie Eddie Lack to the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for a 3rd round pick (66th overall) this season, and a 7th round pick in 2016.

Let's unpack it after the jump.

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Canucks Day 1 Draft Recap: All Quiet on the Western Front

Rhys Jessop
June 26 2015 10:55PM

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For a while, it looked as if today could've been an extremely busy day for the Vancouver Canucks. A Kevin Bieksa deal looked imminent, Eddie Lack may have been on his way out, and even Milan Lucic rumours were beginning to swirl. Instead, GM Jim Benning and the rest of his crew has as nondescript a day as you can at the draft, simply making their first round selection and moving on.

We'll have a look at all of today's events as well as what we can expect going in to tomorrow after the jump.

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First Look: Canucks Draft Brock Boeser 23rd Overall

Rhys Jessop
June 26 2015 08:29PM

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While not an off the board pick, the Canucks went a little off the radar, selecting goal-scoring right winger Brock Boeser out of the USHL's Waterloo Black Hawks with their first round pick, 23rd overall.

Boeser has a good set of skills, and is a pretty complete offensive player. In our estimation, he wasn't the best player available, but he's still a very good prospect and could prove to be a solid complimentary player for the Canucks. They could have done far worse.

Read past the jump for our first impressions of Vancouver's newest prospect.

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Nation Network Prospect Profiles: FINAL RANKINGS

Rhys Jessop
June 26 2015 12:46PM

Draft day is here, and our Prospect Profiles series has now run its course. If you missed any of the players we covered or are just looking for information on a particular player, our entire top-45 countdown with links to each individual profile is after the jump

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