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Young Stars Roster Announced

The news keeps on rolling today as the Canucks released their Young Stars roster:

The full roster can be found below:

Canucks 2018 Young Stars Classic Roster
PLAYER POS BORN 2017.18 CLUB G-A-PTS
Forwards
Dahlen, Jonathan LW Dec. 20/97 Timra IK (Swe-1) 23-21-44
Utica (AHL) 1-1-2
Eggenberger, Nando LW Oct. 7/99 Davos HC (Swiss-A) 3-2-5
Gadjovich, Jonah LW Oct. 12/98 Owen Sound (OHL) 25-23-48
Gardiner, Reid RW Jan. 19/96 Wheeling (ECHL) 30-27-57
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL) 1-2-3
Gaudette, Adam C Oct. 3/96 Northeastern U. (NCAA) 30-30-60
Vancouver (NHL) 0-0-0
Hardy, Owen LW Feb. 13/99 Vancouver (WHL) 11-12-23
Jasek, Lukas RW Aug. 28/97 Liberec Bili Tygri HC (Czech) 8-10-18
Utica (AHL) 3-4-7
Lind, Kole RW Oct. 16/98 Kelowna (WHL) 39-56-95
Utica (AHL) 0-1-1
MacEwen, Zack RW Jul. 8/96 Utica (AHL) 10-23-33
MacMaster, Tanner LW Jan. 8/96 Quinnipiac U. (NCAA) 13-20-33
Utica (AHL) 2-5-7
Nurse, Isaac RW Mar. 16/99 Hamilton (OHL) 17-13-30
Palmu, Petrus RW Jul. 16/97 TPS Turku (SM-liiga) 17-19-36
Pettersson, Elias C Nov. 12/98 Vaxjo HC (SweHL) 24-32-56
Salinitri, Anthony LW Mar. 5/98 Sarnia (OHL) 27-31-58
Defencemen
Brahaney, Jakob D Mar. 26/99 Kingston (OHL) 5-25-30
Brisebois, Guillaume D Jul. 21/97 Utica (AHL) 3-15-18
Bulych, Kaleb D Jan. 25/00 Vancouver (WHL) 1-8-9
Chatfield, Jalen D May 16/96 Utica (AHL) 2-5-7
Dirk, Jagger D May 4/93 St. Francis Xavier U. (AUS) 6-22-28
Binghamton (AHL) 0-1-1
Juolevi, Olli D May 5/98 TPS Turku (SM-liiga) 7-12-19
McFadden, Garrett D Apr. 3/97 Guelph (OHL) 6-38-44
Laval (AHL) 0-1-1
Woo, Jett D Jul. 27/00 Moose Jaw (WHL) 9-16-25
Goaltenders W-L-T/OT
DiPietro, Michael G Jun. 9/99 Windsor (OHL) 29-21-1
Kulbakov, Ivan G Sep. 18/96 Quad City (ECHL) 11-11-0
Cleveland (AHL) 0-5-0

The camp invites include forwards Nando Eggenberger, Reid Gardiner, Owen Hardy, Tanner MacMaster, Isaac Nurse and Anthony Salinitri. On the backend, they have invited Jakob Brahaney, Kaleb Bulych, Jagger Dirk and Garrett McFadden. They’ve also invited goaltender Ivan Kulbakov, who is signed to an AHL deal.

With the Edmonton Oilers and Calgary Flames not in attendance, the Canucks will face the Winnipeg Jets prospects twice over the weekend:

YOUNG STARS CLASSIC GAME SCHEDULE

South Okanagan Events Centre, Penticton, BC – September 7-9, 2018

Game Teams Date Time
Game 1 UBC vs University of Alberta Sept. 7 4:00 PM
Game 2 Vancouver vs. Winnipeg Sept. 7 7:30 PM
Game 3 UBC vs University of Alberta Sept. 8 6:00 PM
Game 4 Vancouver vs. Winnipeg Sept. 9 2:00 PM

The Young Stars is a fantastic weekend for fans as they get a chance to see quite a few of the up and comers in one spot. The Canucks are missing quite a few players due to their heavy prospect presence in the NCAA and overseas.

It’s unfortunate that this years version is only two games but that is remedied by the talent that the Canucks are bringing.



  • wojohowitz

    That`s an impressive lineup. Are Pettersson and Dahlen going to make each other look good? Is Gaudette thinking NHL? Are Lind and Jasek thinking about dominating the tourney and surprising management?

  • Young stars just isn’t the same with only Canucks and Jets. San Jose and both Alberta teams used to participate, which really ramped up the competition and excitement. It’s still good, but not great. Alberta must feel the same, as only Oilers and Flames are in it.
    Perhaps a compromise is best, where each team participating gets to host the event, and it changes yearly. I like it in Penticton, but…

  • Doodly Doot

    The oddest thing about Edmonton and Calgary dropping out is that Penticton is brimming with Albertans all summer. When you’re at a game, the arena is often almost split evenly with jerseys of each team. It’s a shame. At least we also get the Canucks Coyotes preseason game in Ktown.

  • Chris the Curmudgeon

    Amazing that Jagger Dirk can still qualify as a “young star” as a 25 year old. The guy is older than at least 8 roster players from the Canucks.

    Sorry about the new format, that really blows to lose the Alberta teams, but will still be good to see a few of these guys in action. Nice to see a couple of undrafted Vancouver Giants in the mix too.

    • Kess n Mess

      I don’t think the Alberta teams are concerned about that when they already have young players like McJesus, Draisatl, Gaudreau and Tkachuk on the ice now and for the foreseeable future.

      • Canuck4Life20

        And yet that’s still not good enough for either team to make the playoffs. Maybe they should build an arena in Red Deer and merge the two franchises.

        • Lets not get ahead of ourselves. There’s no guarantee Pettersson, Boeser, and Hughes are going to be good enough to get the Canucks to the playoffs.

          Also, Edmonton and Calgary have both made the playoffs in the past couple of seasons with their young cores.

        • PQW

          Haha what a deluded FOOL this canucksno-lifer is. I would rather have any of the Coiler/Lames players listed than ANY of the Canucks prospects in the entire system. You can add Monahan and RNH to the list too – better than any of the Canucks ‘maybes’ and both teams will be in the playoffs again next term… Canucks? not even close.

  • tyhee

    “The camp invites include forwards Nando Eggenberger, Reid Gardiner, Owen Hardy, Tanner MacMaster, Isaac Nurse and Anthony Salinitri. On the backend, they have invited Jakob Brahaney, Kaleb Bulych, Jagger Dirk and Garrett McFadden. They’ve also invited goaltender Ivan Kulbakov, who is signed to an AHL deal.”

    MacMaster is also signed to an AHL deal with Utica. See http://www.uticacomets.com/news/detail/canucks-sign-tanner-macmaster-and-jagger-dirk/

  • Jamie E

    An impressive group of prospects for the Canucks but it highlights our continued weakness at the centre ice position. Only two forwards listed as centres and Pettersson played exclusively on the wing last year. It would sure be nice for a talented centre to be the “best player available” when the Canucks pick in the first round next year.