The Vancouver Canucks announced Tuesday that Anton Rodin will miss the remainder of the season after successfully undergoing knee surgery. The former Swedish League MVP only managed to play in three NHL games with the Canucks and three games with the Utica Comets in 2016-17.
— TSN (@TSN_Sports) February 8, 2017
After being drafted by the Canucks with the 53rd choice in the 2009 NHL Draft, Rodin spent two seasons in the AHL before heading back to Sweden to play for Brynas IF Galve of the SHL. It was there that he really began to bud into an exciting prospect with a dynamic and creative skill set who could produce offence and drive play from the blue line.
Vancouver inked him to a one-year, one-way deal last summer expecting him to grab the opportunity by the horns and become a key contributor on the team. After an excellent preseason and a lot of justifiable hype being built around his potential, this is a very disappointing way for Rodin’s season to end.
More to come.