Vancouver Canucks select three forwards in fourth round of 2023 NHL Draft
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Following their selection of two defencemen in the third round (right shot Hunter Brzustewicz and left shot Sawyer Mynio, who you can read more about by clicking here) the Vancouver Canucks had three picks in the fourth round.
At 105th overall, the Canucks selected Ty Mueller with their first selection in the fourth round. Here’s what CanucksArmy’s prospect guru Faber had to say about Mueller over on his live blog:
At 105, the Canucks selected 20-yeard-old centre Ty Mueller out of the NCAA. This one certainly came as a surprise as we didn’t expect the Canucks to be selecting a 20-year-old player in the draft.Mueller had a solid season with Omaha, but honestly, I haven’t watched him at all so I can’t bring much insight here. I don’t love the pick.My selection at 105 would have been Hoyt Stanely, who ended up going 108th overall in the draft. Stanley grew up a Canucks fan, is a 6’3″ defenceman and slid due to the fact that he played in the BCHL.
Two picks later, the Canucks took 6’6 Swedish left winger Vilmer Alriksson at 107th overall. Here’s what Faber said about the pick:
Alriksson is a 6’6″ winger who skates well. We’ve had a couple of viewings on him but didn’t see enough to really dive in on the prospect. I guess that will change now as he is officially a Canucks prospect.Size is always good but this fourth round could have been a lot more fun if they just kept rolling through defencemen.
At pick 119, the Cnaucks selected forward Matthew Perkins. Here’s what Faber said about Perkins:
At pick 119, the Canucks went with Matthew Perkins out of the USHL. He’s a centre/winger who scouts are saying has below-average skating and hands but thinks the game well. We will have to watch him more to get a true feeling on the type of player that he is but from reading some quick reports, we’re not sold just yet.We would have gone with Chase Cheslock in this spot. Taking a 6’3″ right-shot defenceman with some upside to be a support defenceman in an NHL team’s bottom-four seems like a good idea for this team at this spot.
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