Who Got The Best Undrafted Giant?

Jonathan Willis
August 29 2011 02:06AM

Vancouver, Edmonton and Minnesota all have something in common – aside from the fact that they’re all in the Northwest Division. Each of those clubs has invited an unsigned, undrafted Vancouver Giant to training camp on a tryout deal.

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CA Prospect Profiles: Darren Archibald

Herbert Vasiljevs
August 26 2011 11:18PM

                           Vancouver Canucks prospect played in parts of three seasons with the Barrie Colts of the Ontario Hockey League. The Canucks signed the left winger to an entry level deal in December.

To say Darren Archibald took an unconventional route to becoming part of an NHL organization would be an understatement.

After going undrafted three times and unsuccessfully attending training camps with two NHL teams Archibald’s quixotic journey to an NHL contract finally ended on December 13, 2010, when the Canucks signed the big forward to an entry-level deal.

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Headshots August 26th

Thomas Drance
August 26 2011 02:12PM


Chris Higgins and Manny Malhotra share a bromantic moment. Image via sealcat.tumblr.com.

Headshots are a Canucksarmy feature where we link to the days freshest news, the funniest gifs, the most jaw-dropping photos, the coolest videos and other assorted Canucks web-goodies. If you've written a blogpost and would like it to be featured in our Headshots posts please e-mail me at thom.drance@gmail.com.

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CA Prospect Profiles: Sebastian Erixon

Thomas Drance
August 26 2011 12:00PM


Sebastian Erixon is a late-bloomer. An offensive defenseman who shoots left, but plays the right side, he has spent the last three seasons with Timra of the SEL. Last year he brokeout offensively, scoring five goals and adding fifteen assists in forty-four games to lead all Timra defenseman in scoring. His breakout season clearly impressed the Canucks, who signed the twenty-one year old (he'll turn twenty-two on September 12th) to an entry-level deal last April. Based on my google searches, he's a very intriguing pick up.

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CA Prospect Profiles: Nicklas Jensen

Cam Davie
August 26 2011 11:11AM

Nicklas Jensen was Rookie of the Year in Denmark in 2009-10, then led all Oshawa Generals rookies in
all categories when he moved to the OHL last year. He's impressed more than a few people.
(Photo from theprovince.com)

Nicklas Jensen was born in Denmark, raised in Denmark, began played hockey in Denmark, and even played for the Danish national U18 and U20 teams.

But Nicklas Jensen is far more Canadian than you would think.

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