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CANUCKSARMY’S 2018 NHL DRAFT PROFILES: #94 Olivier Rodrigue

Goalies are voodoo. Now with that out of the way, we can take a look at the first goaltender to crack our top 100 and the number one ranked North American netminder, Oliver Rodrigue. Rodrigue is slight but has quick reflexes, good positioning and performed well at the Ivan Hlinka tournament to start the year…

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CANUCKSARMY’S 2018 NHL DRAFT PROFILES: #95 Xavier Bernard

We head to the QMJHL for our first defenceman of the 2018 consolidated rankings with Drummondville Voltigeurs defenceman Xavier Bernard landing in the 95th spot. Bernard is the prototypical two-way defenceman who can defend, move the puck well and chip in offensively when needed. He skates well, already has NHL size and plays in all…

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CANUCKSARMY’S 2018 NHL DRAFT PROFILES: #96 Kristian Tanus

Coming in as the 96th ranked prospect in our consolidated ranking is diminutive forward Kristian Tanus. Like Lukas Wernblom, Tanus has shown very well in the international tournaments this season and thus comes in the latter parts of our Top 100 because of that. You should never overvalue these short tournaments but allow it to…

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CANUCKSARMY’S 2018 NHL DRAFT PROFILES: #97 Lukas Wernblom

The 97th ranked prospect in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft is diminutive forward Lukas Wernblom. His draft minus one season was really encouraging and many thought that with a larger role in the Allsvenskan this past season that Wernblom would take that next step forward. Unfortunately, he wasn’t able to produce a single point with…

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CANUCKSARMY’S 2018 NHL DRAFT PROFILES: #98 Nando Eggenberger

For the 98th ranked prospect in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft, we turn our attention to Switzerland. Nando Eggenberger (great name) is an intriguing player that has scouts tantalizing at his skillset. He has been able to play in the top league, NLA, in Switzerland for the better part of three years and that is…

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CANUCKSARMY’S 2018 NHL DRAFT PROFILES: #99 Matthew Struthers

Traded mid-season to the North Bay Battalion, our 99th ranked prospect, Matthews Struthers comes in as the highest ranked player from North Bay. A powerful skating centre was in more of a depth role on the Owen Sound Attack but was given a larger role with the Battalion after being acquired for Canucks prospect, Brett…

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Canucks Army Year in Review: Erik Gudbranson

Erik Gudbranson’s merit as a top-four defenceman came into question in the aftermath of his first season as a Vancouver Canuck. Fast forward a year later, and Gudbranson has done little to silence the skepticism. Player GP G A P 5v5 CF% Erik Gudbranson 52 2 3 5 43.8 Gudbranson’s already received his fair share…