Vancouver Canucks Roster

Player Name Position Age Height Weight (lbs) Nation Take
Sven Baertschi Left/Right Wing 25 5ft 11 in 192 Baertschi has above average puck handling and offensive skills to go along with a superior skating skills. Though he does not have ideal size to play at the highest level, Baertschi is not afraid of getting to the tough areas of the ice. He is a wonderful playmaker and can score goals in bunches, but lacks the consistency to be a truly prolific point producer.
Alex Biega Defence 29 5ft 10 in 193 Biega is a well travelled utility defenceman that has seen his share of recalls and assignments between the NHL and AHL. He plays a simple, defensive minded game without much possibility for offence which makes Biega the ideal depth defender. The 2016-17 season saw Biega playing the most games of his NHL career with 51GP.
Brock Boeser Right Wing 20 6ft 1 in 191 Boeser, a former first round pick in 2015, is true offensive weapon on the wing. He has excellent puck skills, above average hockey HQ, and a very quick release on his shot. He sees the ice well and is an excellent puck distributer. If he can realize his potential, Boeser could put up points with aplomb at National Hockey League level.
Alex Burmistrov Centre 26 6ft 1 in 180 Burmistrov is a very creative player with excellent distribution skills and vision. He is also pretty good without the puck and can generally be found in the right areas of the ice at any given time. While he can play at all three forward position, Burmistrov is most effective when he’s playing at centre. If he can find a way to stay healthy, and play in as many games as possible, he can be a big contributor at both ends of the ice.
Michael Del Zotto Defence 27 6ft 0 in 195 Del Zotto is a smooth skating defenceman that moves up and down the ice effectively. He has the ability to quarterback a power play if needed and is known for making an effective first pass out of own end. At times, Del Zotto does need to improve his efficiency in the defensive zone to truly become a two-way defender.
Alex Edler Defence 31 6ft 3 in 214 Edler owns an excellent blend of size and skill that makes him invaluable to have on the back end. He is a smooth skater with above average fundamentals and the ability to play a two-way game. While he can play in all situations, he is especially effective on the power play as he can move the puck efficiently and also possesses a heavy shot from the blue line. While he does play in all situations, Edler can be prone to defensive gaffes at time.
Louie Eriksson Left Wing 32 6ft 2 in 196 Eriksson owns excellent offensive instincts and a goal-scorer’s touch when he’s using his shot effectively. When on his game, he can be a very effective playmaker, thanks to above average puck skills and stickhandling. At times, Ericsson has been accused of inconsistency and could stand to bring more fire to his game on a nightly basis.
Sam Gagner Left Wing 28 5ft 11 in 200 Ever since breaking into the league, Sam Gagner has been known for his great hands. Always leaning towards offence, what sets him apart from the rest of the pack is his vision and uncanny ability to always find the open man. While he can play at both centre and on the wing, Gagner must continue to work on his play away from the puck. There are times when he can be overpowered in puck battles, though it is an aspect of his game that he is steadily improving.
Brendan Gaunce Centre/Left Wing 23 6ft 2 in 217 With ideal size on his side, Gaunce has plenty of playmaking skills to go along with his two-way acumen. He also has the versatility to play at either centre or on the wing, which gives the coaching staff plenty of options. Much like many young players, Gaunce could stand to work on his consistency that comes with being a pro and his skating which is not as fluid as you’d hope.
Nikolay Goldobin Right Wing 22 5ft 11 in 185 When on his game, Goldobin can score goals with ease, and create offensive chances for his linemates. He has the explosive speed that makes him very dangerous in the offensive zone. Much like any young player, he needs to continue working on his consistency while also adding some mass to his frame. Considering his offensive skills, Goldobin could stand to add some mass to his frame to ensure that he is able to withstand the constant pounding that comes with an NHL season.
Markus Granlund Left Wing 24 6ft 0 in 183 Marcus Granlund oozes creativity and offensive ability much like his brother Mikael. A product of that creativity is that Granlund makes his teammates better and can help produce points in bunches. He has some two-way ability and versatility the allows him to play at centre and wing, depending on what the coach requires. Much like many players of his stature, Granlund could look to add some mass to his frame to be able to withstand going head-to-head with larger NHL defencemen.
Bo Horvat Centre 22 6ft 0 in 223 Even at such a young age, Horvat possesses an excellent two-way ability. He owns tremendous hockey sense and is a sound positional player that can come up with a clutch goal in important situations. As Horvat continues to progress, he will continue to polish his defensive abilities as he continues his rise amongst the NHL’s best point producers.
Ben Hutton Defence 24 6ft 2 in 207 Hutton sports above average mobility for a man of his size and is able to produce points through good puck moving. He needs to continue to work on his play away from the puck to ensure that he is trustworthy is all situations. If he can continue to progress and add some mass to his frame, Hutton has the ability to be a steady, two-way defence man for many years to come.
Jacob Markstrom Goalie 27 6ft 6 in 196 Markstrom is an exceptionally quick goalie for a man of his size. He sports and outstanding competitive spirit with the ability to make highly athletic saves look easy. At 6’6, Markstrom covers much of the net without even adding in his athleticism. He can, at times, be an emotional goalie and can get hung up on goals if he deems them of poor quality.
Anders Nilsson Goalie 27 6ft 6 in 229 At 6’6, Nilsson fills up plenty of the net when in the butterfly position. Nilsson is known for changing the tendencies of shooters as a result of his mammoth size. Athletic and nimble, Nilsson never quits on the play and shows excellent reflexes to recover when needed. At times, Nilsson is guilty of going down too early which allows goals to be scored in the top-half of the net.
Derrick Pouliot Defence 23 6ft 0 in 208 Pouliot is an excellent skater that displays an array of both offensive and defensive instincts. At this stage of his development, Pouliot is an important part of any power play he plays on and is always best with the puck on his stick. As is the case with many young players, he will need to work on his consistency and defensive zone coverage to be able to increase his TOI and get himself into all situations.
Daniel Sedin Left Wing 37 6ft 1 in 190 Known as one of the games best passers, Daniel Sedin has been a mainstay in the NHL points leaderboard for over a decade. He handles and protects the puck at an elite level, and is a constant threat to create offence. Despite being a generally sound two-way player, Daniel Sedin could stand to be more assertive in the defensive one and also to use his body position more effectively.
Henrik Sedin Centre 37 6ft 2 in 183 Henrik Sedin has always been a natural point producer, including at the NHL level. Sedin’s passing skills rival the league’s best distributors and he can put up points in bunches. Henrik is extremely well rounded and has strong defensive tendencies to go along with his offensive skills. While he could stand to shoot more, Henrik Sedin has been a mainstay amongst the top scoring NHL forwards for over a decade.
Troy Stecher Defence 23 5ft 10 in 190 Stecher possesses excellent puck-moving skills and does an excellent job of finding his teammates on the fly. He is also a fine skater, meaning he can join the rush while also being able to get back into position without getting caught. Stecher has produced quality offensive numbers at the AHL level and will look to do the same at the NHL level. While somewhat undersized for the NHL level, Stecher must continue to develop his awareness in order ensure a long career at the highest level.
Chris Tanev Defence 29 6ft 2 in 195 Tanev moves the puck very well and possesses strong offensive potential from the back end. He defends his position with very well and uses his mobility to ensure he’s in the right position. Once the puck lands on his stick, Tanev usually makes the smart play with the puck and avoids high danger plays that put his team at risk.
Thomas Vanek Right Wing 33 6ft 2 in 214 Vanek is a natural goal-scorer that possesses the skills to do a lot of damage on the scoreboards. He is a superior shot tipper with a very accurate shot that allows him to score timely goals from almost anywhere. While sporting superior offensive skills, Vanek is not known to be a great skater and can get caught out of position as a result. He could also stand to do more with his size as he is a big man that does not generally throw his weight around.
Jake Virtanen Right Wing 21 6ft 1 in 229 Virtanen, a potent goal scorer at the junior and AHL level, has struggled to find his footing at the NHL level. He has excellent size and a willingness to use his body which can create plenty of space for himself and his teammates. At this point, Virtanen needs to continue to work on his consistency and avoid getting down on himself when things are not going well.