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.
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.
June 27 2015 09:47AM
Screen cap courtesy SportsandMoore.com
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.
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.
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.