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Canucks announce 2017 Young Stars Classic Roster

The Vancouver Canucks have announced their 2017 Young Stars roster today.

Top prospect Jonathan Dahlen will not be attending as he has been diagnosed with mono. Other prospects not in attendance are European prospects Elias Pettersson, Petrus Palmu, Lukas Jasek, and Dmitry Zhukenov as their respective seasons have begun. Lastly, Adam Gaudette and William Lockwood are unable to participate as this tournament is deemed a ‘professional event’ and thus would void their NCAA eligibility.

The invites are forwards Aaron Luchuk (Windsor), Alexis D’Aoust (Shawinigan), Danny Moynihan (Alaska), Johny Corneil (Niagara) and Aaron Berisha (Missouri). The defencemen invites are Aaron Irving (Everett) and Matt Barberis (Vancouver WHL). Goaltender Michael Garteig is no longer Canucks property after being signed to an AHL deal by the Comets but will attend this event on an invite.

The full schedule for the Canucks is as follows:

Young Stars Classic – CANUCKS PRACTICE AND GAME Schedule

Penticton, BC – September 7-11, 2017

Event                                                               DATE                TIME    
Practice                                                            Sept. 7              2:00 pm

Game                Vancouver vs. Winnipeg         Sept. 8              7:30 pm

Practice                                                             Sept. 9              12:00 pm

Game                Calgary vs. Vancouver            Sept. 10             2:00 pm

Game                Vancouver vs. Edmonton        Sept. 11             2:00 pm

  • Ragnarok Ouroboros

    It feels like the Canucks are cursed. The Canucks back luck has already taken out Jonathan Dahlen with Mono and Petrus Palmu with an injury. I was looking forward to seeing Dahlen, now it will take him a year to fully recover from Mono.

  • San Jose is missing this year, only Canadian teams from the West.

    Young stars kicks off the season for real. I love summer but miss hockey season, that’s for sure.
    I feel optimistic going into this new season.

  • crofton

    Looking forward to seeing these games, despite the number of prospects that will not be there. It would have been nice to see Palmu with Gadjovich, for example, as well as Gaudette and Lockwood, not to mention Dahlen and Petersson. There will still be some talented players there. I have my fingers crossed for Boesser, Rodin and Goldobin all to make the team.

  • wojohowitz

    Lots of interest like; Can drafted picks McKenzie, Stukel and Candella get contracts? Can Stewart MacKenzie impress coach Cull like he never impressed Travis Green? Is Garteig a little old to be a `young` star? Can free agent Aaron Irving get a contract? Did Moynihan do enough in Alaska to get a promotion?

  • Terry Dactil

    Wow, I was initially looking forward to checking out all our top prospects in Penticton but as the piece states, hardly any of them will be on show. Very disappointing, though I will still make the trip to catch the Edmonton game to run the rule over Olli Juolevi and Demko up against the speed of the young Oiler kids. For me Demko and Juolevi better be the best two players on show, they are massively needed to help turn the corner sooner rather than later eh.

    It’s a real shame abour Palmu though, tough break and it makes me wonder if are the Canucks really are jinxed because we sure do suffer more than our fair share of bad luck eh.