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CANUCKSARMY’S 2018 NHL DRAFT PROFILES: #11 Isac Lundestrom

Landing in the 11th spot is Swedish centre Isac Lundestrom. A mainstay for the Swedish junior teams throughout his junior career, Lundstrom has been a regular in the SHL for the past two seasons and now has 91 games of experience at level. He ended the year with 15 points in 42 games this year…

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WWYDW: Trade Up, Trade Down, Stand Pat

We’re just over a week out from draft day, which means speculation as to who the Canucks will target and what moves are in store will ramp up from this moment on. Before we get to the question that’s on everybody’s mind next week, let’s take a look at the possibility of moving the pick…

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Kelowna To Showcase Canucks Preseason Finale in September

The Canucks caught their fans by surprise, announcing their intention to play a pre-season game at the home of the WHL’s Kelowna Rockets, Prospera Place. The game will take place on September 29th, and their opponent will be the Arizona Coyotes. While this may not be viewed as the most exciting matchup, there are a handful…

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CANUCKSARMY’S 2018 NHL DRAFT PROFILES: #12 Noah Dobson

Few players have seen their stock rise higher in this draft than Acadie Bathurst Titan defenceman Noah Dobson. The lanky 6-foot-3 blueliner capped off a commendable regular season performance where he finished above a point per game in the QMJHL with a Memorial Cup title that flashed his two-way acumen. Dobson’s unique package of size,…

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CANUCKSARMY’S 2018 NHL DRAFT PROFILES: #13 Joseph Veleno

Members of the draft analysis community are divided on Drummondville Voltigeurs centre Joseph Veleno. I’ve seen him crack the top ten on the boards of some draft analysts and absent from the first round entirely on others. Veleno checks in at 13 CanucksArmy’s consensus list. For now, Veleno is the only player in the history…

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CANUCKSARMY’S 2018 NHL DRAFT PROFILES: #14 Joel Farabee

The third member of the dynamic top line for the USNTDP, Joel Farabee lands in the 14th spot of the CanucksArmy prospect rankings. Farabee is a reliable two-way player who doesn’t blow you away with his play but just seems to get things done all the time with some really creative plays. He complimented fellow…

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CANUCKSARMY’S 2018 NHL DRAFT PROFILES: #15 Akil Thomas

Akil Thomas is a driven kid. Not only has he completed high school and taking college classes already, he started a clothing line in his spare time. All of this while tearing up the OHL as a playmaking centre who likes to shoot the puck as well. He’s a leader on and off the ice…

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CANUCKSARMY’S 2018 NHL DRAFT RANKINGS: #16 Ryan Merkley

Once considered a virtual lock to be the first defenceman selected after Rasmus Dahlin in the 2018 Draft, Ryan Merkley has plummeted down draft boards in the latter half of the season; so much so that many publications have him ranked outside the first or even the second round. At first glance, he seems like…

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CANUCKSARMY’S 2018 NHL DRAFT PROFILES: #17 Barrett Hayton

The list of better two-way centres than Barret Hayton in this year’s draft is a short one. Our consensus rankings at CanucksArmy reflect that, with Hayton checking in as the 17th ranked prospect in this year’s draft. Playing on a stacked team in one’s first year of draft eligibility can prove a double-edged sword. On the…

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CANUCKSARMY’S 2018 NHL DRAFT PROFILES: #18 Rasmus Kupari

Rasmus Kupari had a strong performance at the Ivan Hlinka Memorial tournament that saw him post seven points in four games for the Finns. It created some hype around him as a prospect entering his draft season but four of those points came against the Slovaks. He entered the year as a consensus top 10…

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CANUCKSARMY’S 2018 NHL DRAFT PROFILES: #19 Ryan McLeod

Landing in the 19th spot of the 2018 draft class is playmaking centre, Ryan McLeod. At the junior level, McLeod has shown signs of being an effective two-way player that keeps is play tidy in the defensive zone while being a creative play-maker on the attack. He does feel like a player that hasn’t reached…

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CANUCKSARMY’S 2018 NHL DRAFT PROFILES: #20 Jonatan Berggren

Jonatan Berggren is one of the players that saw their stock rise considerably to close out the season. Many saying that they saw his skill earlier in the year and it was just a matter of time before his notoriety met that talent. Berggren tore up the SuperElit in Sweden and got a cup of…