Canucks Finish Draft, Pick Up 4 More Players

Rhys Jessop
June 27 2015 12:33PM

The Vancouver Canucks made 4 more picks in rounds 5, 6, and 7 to close out their 2015 NHL draft, picking up a variety of different types of players. 

Join us after the jump as we unpack what the Canucks picked up with their late round draft picks.

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Canucks Draft Russian C Dmitry Zhukenov 114th Overall

Rhys Jessop
June 27 2015 10:25AM

The Vancouver Canucks went a bit off the board with their 4th round pick, drafting shifty but undersized Russian centre Dmitry Zhukenov 114th overall. There`s really not a lot of info on Zhukenov out there, but we`ll go over what we know after the jump.

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Canucks Trade Rights to Patrick McNally

Rhys Jessop
June 27 2015 10:07AM

In a minor move, the Canucks dealt prospect Patrick McNally to the San Jose Sharks in exchange for the 210th pick in 2015. McNally was set to become a free agent if Vancouver was unable or unwilling to sign him to an ELC in the wake of the Harvard cheating scandal.

We`ll take a look after the jump.

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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: Bieksa trade hit a snag when Sharks wouldn't offer pick in 2015

Thomas Drance
June 27 2015 08:23AM

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The second-day of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft opened with the San Jose Sharks trading up from the 39th pick in the draft to the 31st by leveraging their 2016 second-round pick in a deal with the Colorado Avalanche. The Sharks then used that pick to select defenseman Jeremy Roy out of the QMJHL.

It was an interesting deal from the Canucks' perspective, and not only because it emphasized the high cost of moving up in a second-round that's widely seen to be loaded with talent. It's also interesting because it would appear to put the final nail in the coffin that was the widely expected Kevin Bieksa to San Jose trade, which reportedly fell apart on Friday afternoon.

Read on past the jump.

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