As we’ve done for the past several seasons, we’ll be publishing a list of the Vancouver Canucks prospects, from best to worst, to go with a series of write ups on how the players are progressing and projecting. This year (as was also done a few years ago), we’re looking for your input to help with the rankings.
If you’re interested, fill out the survey accompanying this article, and rank all 28 eligible prospects. The lists acquired from our readers will be compiled and consolidated, and added to the lists from each of our writers in creating the final rankings. It should also be pretty interesting to see how the fanbase (or at least the segment of the fanbase that reads Canucks Army) perceives the Canucks current prospect pool.
In terms of the players that are eligible for the list, we’ve kept the same criteria that we’ve been using for previous years: the player has to be 25 years old or younger, and must be eligible for the Calder trophy next season. That means that the following players are not eligible:
- Jake Virtanen
- Troy Stecher
- Brendan Gaunce
- Nikita Tryamkin
- Anton Rodin
Additionally, to be eligible, the player has to be Canucks property – either under contract, or on the Reserve List (eg, unsigned draft choices). That means players on American League contracts, Curtis Valk, are not eligible. Believe me, I’m as upset as you are about this.
In addition to ranking the prospects, I have also provided three more questions about the state of the Canucks prospect pool and their preparedness for the future.
Without further ado, you can find the survey here (because the website wouldn’t let me embed it).