Less than 24 hours after being eliminated from the NCAA regional playoffs, the Canucks have signed 2015 1st round pick Brock Boeser to a three year entry level deal.
He will make his NHL debut today in Minnesota, as the Canucks take on the Wild at 11:00 AM PDT. As the tweet below from the Canucks mentions, he will be wearing #6.
— Vancouver Canucks (@Canucks) March 25, 2017
Boeser finishes his NCAA career with 94 PTS (43-51-94) in 74 games over his two seasons with North Dakota.
This comes on a double overtime loss to Boston University yesterday in Fargo, North Dakota. The proximity of the game, and the added benefit of the Minnesota born Boeser likely added to the rush to get the deal done.
Update: Boeser will be playing with Bo Horvat and Sven Baertschi.
Canucks lines per @HockeyAbbs :
DSedin HSedin Chaput
Baertschi Horvat Boeser
Skille Sutter Goldobin
Labate Shore Boucher
— Blake Price (@BlakePriceTSN) March 25, 2017
There is reason to be excited about a Saturday morning game against the Minnesota Wild.