The Canucks have swung a minor deal on the draft floor with the San Jose Sharks.
The Province’s Patrick Johnston made this observation earlier in the day:
Canucks staffer Jon Wall just visited San Jose table. Hmm.
— Patrick Johnston (@risingaction) June 22, 2019
Well, it appears that there was something there as the Canucks and the Sharks agreed to a deal that saw the Canucks add Francis Perron and San Jose’s 2019 7th round pick for Vancouver’s own 2019 6th round pick and Tom Pyatt.
Purely from a draft pick value standpoint, the organization really lose no value
Based on the Michael Schuckers trade value chart, going from 164th to 215th is only about a 20 point value loss (the above chart was done prior to Vegas joining the league. So they are essentially adding Francis Perron for next to nothing.
He gives the Canucks an interesting player that looks ready to compete for a depth role on an NHL team. Perron had a really tough year with the Belleville Senators in 2017-18 before being moved to the Sharks system in the Erik Karlsson deal. He thrived in the new organization and reasserted himself as an intriguing offensive player. He scored 18 goals and 29 assists in 63 games this past season with the Barracuda.
Perron is a pending RFA that will require waivers next season.
It’s another player added to the mix for the Canucks forward ranks next season, it’s clear that they are looking to beef up their depth at the NHL and AHL ranks and taking a risk on Perron is a worthwhile gamble. Even more so given that the cost wasn’t that much.