Vancouver Canucks top prospect Jack Rathbone has been named the AHL player of the week for the period ending on February 13th.

With 10 points in four games this past week, the 22-year-old defenceman is the first Abbotsford Canuck to receive the honour.

If you read CanucksArmy yesterday, you’ve likely already read about Rathbone’s tear and read the quotes our main man down in Abbotsford Chris Faber got from the rookie blueliner.

“It’s always nice when the points come but a lot of my game right now is being able to clean up the defensive side,” said Rathbone of his scoring tear.

Rathbone knows that offence isn’t going to be a problem for him in his NHL career, but understands that the area of his game that requires the most improvement is being able to defend against the best talents in the world at the NHL level.

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Almost immediately after head coach Bruce Boudreau said that Rathbone would “eventually” get his shot at the NHL level sometime this season, Rathbone has done everything in his power to make that happen sooner, rather than later.

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