Frank Corrado Named Sudbury Wolves Captain

Thomas Drance
September 20 2012 10:10AM

Over the past 15 months, Frank Corrado has some turned heads in the hockey world.

First the Canucks recognized his potential, drafted him, and  rewarded his stellar play at training cap last September with an entry level deal. This past season, more scouts and OHL coaches began to take notice of Corrado's smooth, effective two-way game, and named him a finalist for the Max Kaminsky trophy awarded to the OHL's defenseman of the year. Now the Sudbury Wolves coaching staff has publicly acknowledged Corrado's inter-personal skills, this depth of his on-ice responsibility and his leadership ability, by naming Frank Corrado their new team captain.

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Nicklas Jensen - Vancouver's Only Top-100 Prospect

Thomas Drance
September 19 2012 01:42PM

Generally speaking there isn't as much prospect coverage in hockey as there is in the other major North American sports (football, baseball and basketball). It's kind of weird because, unlike the NHL: the NCAA, CHL, AHL and the European leagues tend to consistently start their seasons on time. Amazing! 

Luckily for hockey obsessives, Corey Pronman of ESPN and Hockey Prospectus works long hours and manages to satiate our need for prospect information. Today over at Hockey Prospectus, Pronman released his "Top-100 Prospects" list, and the individuals in the Canucks pipeline, well, they didn't fare too well...

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3 Canucks Prospects Who Could Get Shafted by the NHL Lockout

Thomas Drance
September 18 2012 03:18PM

Late last week, the Canucks re-assigned 23 prospects to their AHL affiliate the Chicago Wolves. On Monday, we looked at three Canucks prospects whose development could benefit from the NHL lockout, and a protracted stint in the more talent laden than usual American Hockey League.

While the Canucks organization's top three young players (Zack Kassian, Chris Tanev and Eddie Lack) will see a lot of ice, and be given every opportunity to succeed - the following three prospects are guys who could end up with the short end of the stick. 

Who are they? Read past the jump for find out!

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Bulls Pick Brendan Gaunce as their New Captain

Thomas Drance
September 18 2012 07:44AM

Brendan Gaunce hasn't turned nineteen, but his OHL club (the Belleville Bulls) thinks he's mature enough to wear the captain's "C" on his chest. The Bulls announced yesterday that Gaunce, Vancouver's first overall pick at the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, will be the team's captain this season.

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Headshots September 17th

Thomas Drance
September 17 2012 05:52PM


Several Canucks skaters continue to skate at UBC.
Note the odd man out in the far right corner. It's the groundskeeper: Willie Mitchell.
Photo Credit: Shannon Paterson.

Headshots are a Canucks Army feature where we link to the day's freshest news, and other assorted Canucks web-goodies. If you've written a blogpost, produced a tribute video or birthed a clever .gif into existence - please e-mail Thom at thom.drance@gmail.com.

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