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Canucks select Arturs Silovs, Karel Plasek and Jack Malone in Round 6

The Canucks had three draft picks in the the sixth round of the 2019 NHL Draft. The team selected Latvian goaltender Arturs Silovs with the 156th overall selection, overage forward Karel Plasek with the 175th overall pick and forward Jack Malone with the 180th overall selection.

Arturs Silovs, G

Silovs wasn’t on the NHL’s Central Scouting Service lists this year, but he made a name for himself with a strong showing at the U18 Worlds. Silovs is an athletic 6’4″ Latvian netminder who posted a .918 save percentage for his country at the tournament. After playing in the top Latvian league and the MHL (Russia) last season, Silovs will be heading to the CHL in 2019-20. He’s a nice gamble in the sixth round.

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Karel Plasek, F

Plasek already played some pro hockey for Brno this season and was a member of the Czech team at the World Juniors. The 19-year-old was ranked 187 by Future Considerations and 43rd overall by Central Scouting for EU skaters. Plasek is a speedy winger who brings a lot of energy whenever he takes the ice. He impressed with four goals in seven games at the U18s.

Jack Malone, F

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Malone is a talented playmaker committed to Cornell University for 2019-20.The 6’1″, 191 lbs right-winger played with Youngstown in the USHL this season and won Gold for Team USA at the World Jr A Challenge. He significantly improved his play this season, going from 14 points in 2017-18 to 59 points in 2018-19.