January 21 2017 04:37PM
Coming in at sixth on our Midterm Prospect Rankings is Andrey Pedan. Pedan, 23, is in his third year in the Vancouver Canucks system after coming over via a trade with the New York Islanders that saw Alexandre Mallet and a third round pick head the other way. After two solid seasons in Utica, Pedan looked to be on a positive track toward cracking the Canucks roster but has been unfortunately buried behind a fair number of blue liners above him in the organization.
This year, the 6'5" blueliner has struggled to produce in Utica, only putting up 3 points in 22 games. After spending 30 days with the big club, Pedan was recently sent down due to him needing waivers if he stayed in the NHL another day.
Let's dive into what makes Andrey Pedan our sixth-ranked prospect.
January 21 2017 11:17AM
It’s hard to choose the best Henrik Sedin moments for a variety of reasons. First of all, he’s not done yet, so any list you make could be rendered out of date within weeks or even days of posting. Secondly, almost all of his best moments are also Daniel Sedin’s best moments, so it’s hard to focus on just the one twin. Finally, there are too many moments to choose from because he does a lot of things that make you go “Aw man, Henrik Sedin is the best”. In honour of Henrik Sedin getting his 1000th NHL point, I’m going to do my best, though I've had to leave out a lot of good stuff. Remember when he passed the puck five hole? There’s also endlessly baffling telepathy that exists between the twins, a few funny commercials, and the way he looks after guys like Bo Horvat. I’m not crying, I swear. Here are 5 of the best moments from Henrik Sedin’s wonderful career (so far).
January 21 2017 09:00AM
The Canucks as an organization think the world of Guillaume Brisebois. They always have. After selecting Brisebois 66th overall in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, they admitted they'd have taken him in the second if they could have. He remains the sole member of that class with an entry level contract.
Whether they'll get a return on that investment remains to be seen. Brisebois is in his fourth QMJHL season, now a member of the Charlottetown Islanders after requesting a trade from the Acadie-Bathurst Titan in advance of the season. Since jumping ship to Prince Edward Island, Brisebois has found a new gear offensively and taken significant strides forward in his development.
Combined with Brisebois apparent physical growth, this could be a player on the cusp of legitimate NHL aspirations. With 21 points in 35 games this season from the blue line, there are certainly enough reasons to fathom the possibility.
January 20 2017 11:32PM
Tonight, fans were afforded the opportunity to see a player that's meant so much to this franchise set a major milestone in his career. It was a moment that won't be soon forgotten, and I must admit it had me teary-eyed for a moment there.
That's right, Jared McCann got his first point against his former team.
I kid, of course. As you well know by now, Henrik Sedin scored his 1000th point, on a beautiful goal no less, making him the first player to do so in a Canucks uniform.
And wouldn't you know it, the Canucks' captain carried his team to victory as the Canucks held on to win the game 2-1 in what was as entertaining an affair as Rogers Arena has seen this season.
January 20 2017 09:29PM
Henrik Sedin has become the first Canuck, and 85th player to reach 1000 points in the NHL.
On a goal in the 2nd period against Roberto Luongo, Henrik moved into the 1000 point club. Daniel with the assist, as it was meant to be.
Henrik Sedin with his 1000th point! pic.twitter.com/2FIpjeiRqZ— Ryan Biech (@ryanbiech) January 21, 2017