Canucks Army Prospect Rankings: Lists Revealed!

One question we get asked whenever there is a ranking or list that is hidden under ‘consensus rankings’ is:

What was your list?

Well, we aren’t going to hide under the consensus rankings and provide everyone’s rankings below.

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It has been separated into two groupings for ease of reading

Here is the final list, where you can profiles on the Top 25 prospects within the Canucks organization.

Thomas Drance Ryan Biech J.D. Burke Jeremy Davis
#1 Boeser 2 3 1 1
#2 Juolevi 1 1 3 3
#3 Demko 3 2 2 2
#4 Rodin 5 4 4 4
#5 Tryamkin 8 7 5 6
#6 Gaunce 4 5 6 5
#7 Subban 6 6 8 7
#8 Pedan 7 8 10 8
#9 Olson 11 9 9 11
#10 Zhukenov 14 17 7 15
#11 Brisebois 13 12 11 12
#12 Candella 12 14 12 16
#13 Gaudette 9 11 14 13
#14 Stecher 19 10 16 10
#15 Cassels 10 20 17 14
#16 Jasek N/R 13 15 19
#17 Neill 15 15 20 17
#18 Grenier N/R 19 N/R 9
#19 Sautner 17 18 13 18
#20 Carcone 16 N/R N/R N/R
  • Managing Editor of the Nation Network Thomas Drance had William Lockwood (18th) and Michael Garteig (20th) cracking the top twenty rankings.
  • For myself – I had Jakob Stukel at 16th
  • For Jeremy – He had Lockwood coming as the 20th best prospect.
  • Managing Editor of Canucks Army J.D. Burke had Stukel (18th) and Lockwood (19th) occupying that spots that were eventually taken by Alex Grenier and Ashton Sautner.
Satiar Shah Tyler Horsfall Jackson McDonald
#1 Boeser 2 1 1
#2 Juolevi 1 3 2
#3 Demko 3 2 3
#4 Rodin 4 4 4
#5 Tryamkin 6 7 5
#6 Gaunce 5 13 7
#7 Subban 7 5 6
#8 Pedan 8 9 8
#9 Olson 17 6 11
#10 Zhukenov 12 17 9
#11 Brisebois 11 18 15
#12 Candella 20 10 12
#13 Gaudette 18 N/R 16
#14 Stecher 10 16 N/R
#15 Cassels 15 15 13
#16 Jasek 16 14 10
#17 Neill 19 8 14
#18 Grenier 9 12 N/R
#19 Sautner N/R N/R 19
#20 Carcone N/R 11 18
  • TSN 1040’s Satiar Shah had Mike Zalewski as the 13th best prospect in the organization, and Michael Garteig as the 14th.
  • Jackson McDonald had Jakob Stukel as 17th and Brett McKenzie as 20th.
  • Tyler had the aforementioned Zalewski at 19th and Evan McEneny as the 20th best prospect in the organization.

As a group we were pretty much in consensus on who the top four prospects were, but the order varied. I was the only one to have Demko higher than Boeser, and that was simply due to Demko having a larger sample size in the NCAA to pull from. 

We have all been in agreement that the Canucks boast some high-end prospects in Boeser, Juolevi and Demko but it seems to fall off from there. Furthermore, the Canucks do seem to have some talent throughout their defensive prospect rankings, but, aside from Boeser, lack some ‘sure bets’ in the forward ranks.

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Regardless, it will be an interesting year to follow the prospects in the QMJHL, OHL, WHL, AHL, ECHL, NCAA, and Extraliga.

Thanks for reading the series this year.



  • Vanoxy

    Furthermore, the Canucks do seem to have some talent throughout their defensive prospect rankings, but, aside from Boeser, lack some ‘sure bets’ in the forward ranks.

    I agree, and this is one reason why I think Virtanen will get plenty of NHL ice time this year. Although his first year was not outstanding, there is only one other forward prospect who has his potential now that McCann and Shinkaruk have skipped town. And that prospect will spend the year in North Dakota.

  • Bob Long

    Not sure how Drance has Pedan and Subban over Tryamkin….

    Its really interesting that everyone has Rodin so high but thats probably because we’re so light on top 6 F talent. I wouldn’t be surprised at all to see Benning grab someone off waivers depending on how training camp goes for guys like Gaunce and Rodin.

  • Vanoxy

    Not sure why everyone ranks Gaunce so highly. I think his highest potential puts him on the 3rd line. But probably the 4th.
    Subban & Tryamkin could both be legitimate top 4 guys though. Same with Stecher and Candella if all works out. I’d rank Gaunce relatively equal to Pedan. He’s gonna be a guy who gets stuck in that “deserves to be in the NHL but can’t quite beat someone out for a full time roster spot” place we see so many players end up.

  • Vanoxy

    Although it appears that the forward prospect depth is limited that is overlooking the prospect depth acquired via trade in
    Etem and Granlund.

    Baertschi was a prospect before being traded here.Very was serviceable and picks were used for Dorsett and Sutter,Sbisa and Gudbranson.

    There are only 3 remaining Canucks not named Sedin from the Gillis era.

    All future forward depth complaints should be sent to Gillis Draft Central Sucks Inc..

  • Bob Long

    Just a note of interest, the top 24 by HF boards

    Rank Player POS 2015/16 Team HT WT DOB Drafted OA 2015 Rank Poll%
    1 Brock Boeser RW Univ. of North Dakota (NCAA) 6.01 192 Feb 25 1997 23rd (2015) 3 (↑2) 50.30%
    2 Olli Juolevi D London (OHL) 6.03 179 May 5 1998 5th (2016) NR 61.90%
    3 Thatcher Demko G Boston College (NCAA) 6.04 192 Dec 8 1995 36th (2014) 4 (↑1) 57.28%
    4 Jake Virtanen RW Vancouver (NHL) 6.01 208 Aug 17 1996 6th (2014) 1 (↓3) 90.74%
    5 Nikita Tryamkin D Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg (KHL) 6.08 240 Aug 30 1994 66th (2014) 17 (↑12) 66.67%
    6 Brendan Gaunce C/LW Utica (AHL)/Vancouver (NHL) 6.02 207 Mar 25 1994 26th (2012) 7 (↑1) 43.75%
    7 Jordan Subban D Utica (AHL) 5.09 185 Mar 3 1995 115th (2013) 12 (↑5) 48.51%
    8 Troy Stecher D Univ. of North Dakota (NCAA) 5.11 192 Apr 7 1994 College FA (2016) NR 69.07%
    9 Guillaume Brisebois D Acadie-Bathurst (QMJHL) 6.02 174 Jul 21 1997 66th (2015) 13 (↑4) 52.88%
    10 Adam Gaudette C Northeastern (NCAA) 6.01 170 Oct 3 1996 149th (2015) NR 28.85%
    11 Andrey Pedan D Utica (AHL)/Vancouver (NHL) 6.05 213 Jul 3 1993 63rd (2011) 15 (↑4) 30.59%
    12 Cole Cassels C Utica (AHL) 6.00 180 May 4 1995 85th (2013) 5 (↓7) 32.58%
    13 Tate Olson D Prince George (WHL) 6.02 185 Mar 21 1997 210th (2015) NR 53.76% (tiebreaker)
    14 William Lockwood RW USNTDP (USHL) 5.11 172 Jun 20 1998 64th (2016) NR 53.16%
    15 Cole Candella D Hamilton (OHL) 6.01 190 Feb 13 1998 140th (2016) NR 37.84%
    16 Mike Zalewski LW Utica (AHL) 6.02 205 Aug 18 1992 Undrafted FA (2014) NR 52.24%
    17 Dmitry Zhukenov C Chicoutimi (QMJHL) 5’11 176 Mar 24 1997 114th (2015) 16 (↓1) 51.85% (tiebreaker)
    18 Jakob Stukel LW Calgary (WHL) 6.00 185 Mar 6 1997 154th (2016) NR 46.58%
    19 Carl Neill D Sherbrooke (QMJHL) 6.01 216 July 6 1996 144th (2015) 25 (↑6) 58.00% (tiebreaker)
    20 Lukas Jasek RW HC Trinec (Czech) 5.11 165 Aug 28 1997 174 (2015) 19 (↓1) 53.85%
    21 Michael Carcone LW/C Drummondville (QMJHL) 5.10 170 May 19 1996 Undrafted FA (2016) NR 30.30%
    22 Michael Garteig G Quinnipiac (NCAA) 6.01 190 Nov 5th 1991 College FA (2016) NR 37.93%
    23 Borna Rendulic RW San Antonio (AHL) 6.03 203 Mar 25 1992 UFA (2016) NR 40.00%

    So close…

  • Bob Long

    “There are only 3 remaining Canucks not named Sedin from the Gillis era.”

    Edler, Tanev, Hutton, Burrows, Hansen, Horvat, Markstrom is seven.

    I think Rodin, Gaunce, Grenier and Subban have a good chance to play some games as well.

    Nit picked.