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CANUCKSARMY’S 2018 NHL DRAFT PROFILES: #66 Oscar Back

For the 66th ranked prospect in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft, we hop across the pond to Sweden for centre Oskar Back. The pivot listed as Oscar or Oskar in various places, but we are talking about the same guy. Back is a safe player who does the little things well. He may lack a…

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CANUCKSARMY’S 2018 NHL DRAFT PROFILES: #67 Gabriel Fortier

After heading to the WHL for the 68th ranked prospect, we find our way back to the QMJHL with plucky forward Gabriel Fortier landing in the 67th slot of our CanucksArmy prospect rankings. The Lachine native played a key role on the penalty kill for Team Canada en route to a Gold Medal at the…

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Canucks Sign 2017 6th Round Pick Petrus Palmu To An Entry Level Contract

The Canucks announced this morning that they inked 2017 6th round pick Petrus Palmu to a three-year entry-level contract. Palmu’s selection at the 2017 draft was lauded by many for defying the team’s traditional preference of drafting for size and intangibles in the later rounds. The Canucks have been banging the speed and skill drum…

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CANUCKSARMY’S 2018 NHL DRAFT PROFILES: #68 Riley Sutter

What’s an NHL draft without someone from the Sutter family? Falling into our 68th slot is Everett Silvertips winger Riley Sutter. Known for his two-way play, Sutter is a bit of safe pick in the sense that he isn’t a dynamic player with skill but just makes this happen on the ice in all three…

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CANUCKSARMY’S 2018 NHL DRAFT PROFILES: #69 Yegor Sokolov

We remain in the QMJHL for the 69th ranked prospect in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft. Russian winger Yegor Sokolov is a big bodied winger who uses his size effectively to generate offence and control play along the boards. At this point, he does look to be a long-term project for any team but has…

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CANUCKSARMY’S 2018 NHL DRAFT PROFILES: #70 Alexander Khovanov

A highly touted prospect heading into this year, Alexander Khovanov was looking to make hay in the QMJHL in his draft season. Unfortunately, he ended up becoming ill and missed a large portion of his year with the Wildcats. Given that he didn’t play for 9 months and was adjusting to the North American size…

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Canucks Army Year in Review: Jacob Markstrom

Perhaps it was because of his pedigree as one of the best goaltending prospects in the world at one point, or the fact that he was traded for Roberto Luongo, but many fans were still holding out hope that Jacob Markstrom could flourish as the Canucks’ number one goalie. The development of top prospect Thatcher…