Canucks select Brock Boeser with 23rd overall pick

Thomas Drance
June 26 2015 07:50PM

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The Vancouver Canucks selected hard-nosed scoring forward Brock Boeser from the Waterloo Black Hawks of the USHL with the 23rd overall pick at the NHL Entry Draft.

Boeser will head to the University of North Dakota next season, but he was extremely impressive in his age 17 season in the USHL, scoring 35 goals in 57 games and tallying 68 total points. He also lit up the Ivan Hlinka tournament with six goals in eight games.

At six-foot-one and 191 pounds, Boeser isn't a behemoth, but he's thick and possesses a versatile offensive tool kit. Over 40 percent of the 17-year-olds who were a similar build and scored at a similar rate in the USHL managed to play over 200 games in the NHL, and forwards Kyle Okposo and Justin Abdelkader are included among his comparables.  

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Report: Long-awaited Canucks-Sharks Kevin Bieksa trade hits a snag

Thomas Drance
June 26 2015 03:43PM

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The general problem with attempting to deal players who have contractual trade protection is that the deals become three-dimensional in nature. It's not Kevin Bieksa who is holding up a long-awaited trade between the Vancouver Canucks and the San Jose Sharks though, at least according to a report from TSN's Darren Dreger.

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Kings land Milan Lucic with blockbuster deal

Thomas Drance
June 26 2015 03:21PM

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The dream of Milan Lucic wearing Canucks blue is dead, at least for this year, with the bruising power forward landing with the Los Angeles Kings.

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A Graphic Guide to Succeeding at the NHL Draft

Graphic Comments
June 26 2015 01:30PM

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Ah, the NHL draft. A time of anxious anticipation.

But we've got you, er, covered.

To help you budding GMs out there, we at Canucks Army have prepared a handy list of do's and don'ts for a successful draft. Thanks to @joshweissbock and @MoneyPuck_ for help compiling these tips. Ah, who am I kidding. They came up with them, I just added the witty remarks.

But enough foreplay, let's get to the action.

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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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