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CANUCKSARMY’S 2018 NHL DRAFT PROFILES: #61 Cameron Hillis

Named to the OHL First All-Rookie Team, Guelph Storm forward Cameron Hillis has been a bit of riser in draft rankings this season. Hillis dominated offensively at St Andrews College prep school during the 2016-17 season and then made the leap to the CHL this past year, where he picked up right he left off….

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CANUCKSARMY’S 2018 NHL DRAFT PROFILES: #62 Philipp Kurashev

Philipp Kurashev is a skilled playmaker who isn’t afraid to shoot the puck when the opportunity arises. Born in Switzerland but of Russian descent, Kurashev just finished up his second full season in the QMJHL and has been a regular for Switzerland at the various international tournaments this season. Without further ado, let’s take a…

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CANUCKSARMY’S 2018 NHL DRAFT PROFILES: #63 Blake McLaughlin

Landing in the 63rd overall spot in our draft ranking is USHL centre, Blake McLaughlin. After getting his feet wet at the USHL level in 2016-17, he spent the entire season with the Chicago Steel where he put up close to a point-per-game pace throughout the regular season. He followed that up with seven points…

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CANUCKSARMY’S 2018 NHL DRAFT PROFILES: #64 Marcus Westfalt

With what will be the second pick of the 3rd round lands an interesting Swedish centre who can also play the wing. Marcus Westfalt tore up the junior leagues this season and was a regular for Brynas in the SHL throughout the season and playoffs. He’s produced points at every level during his junior career…

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CANUCKSARMY’S 2018 NHL DRAFT PROFILES: #65 Milos Roman

Falling in the 65th spot is Vancouver Giants centre, Milos Roman. Roman came to the Giants and there was the expectation that he would be a 2nd round pick in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft. Unfortunately, he suffered an injury, which derailed his lock on a spot in that round. But that injury shouldn’t cast…

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Brendan Leipsic Eager for the Opportunity to Prove Himself in Vancouver

When the Vancouver Canucks acquired Brendan Leipsic from the Vegas Golden Knights in a trade deadline acquisition, it hardly made headlines, save for the ticker at the bottom of TSN’s trade deadline show. The 24-year-old winger was set to play for his fifth organization in what was only his fourth year of pro hockey. On…