Once the Stanley Cup Final concluded, the flurry of rumours, stories and possibilities started flying left, right and center. While some of these may come to fruition, many of them will fall by the wayside. It’s easy to get lost in the excitement of the NHL free agency period, with myself included. Whether it’s free-agent
The usual suspects were at it again for the prospects of the Vancouver Canucks, as many of the same names that were seen in March continued their hot play in April. This month saw the return of the Utica Comets, so that meant the return of Jonah Gadjovich and company as well. As you will
The Vancouver Canucks have put a lot of faith in the AHL’s Utica Comets to prepare their prospects for the NHL. The Comets provide a platform for the Canucks’ draft picks to grow as players and get their first taste of professional hockey. Some players have made major progress in the AHL, settling into the
Today’s Prospects News & Rumors takes us all over the hockey globe. We start with a talented young Carolina Hurricanes prospect who is leaving the pro ranks to head back to juniors. The postseason has started in Russia, and top prospects of both the Vancouver Canucks and New York Rangers got off to fast starts.
The Vancouver Canucks may have had a mediocre February, but their prospects did not. Throughout the month, there were several standout performances from youngsters in the AHL, NCAA, USHL, and overseas which made it difficult to choose the inaugural Canucks Prospects Three Stars of the Month. Related: Canucks Prospects Report: Rathbone, Jurmo, Gadjovich & More
Vancouver Canucks prospects had yet another strong week of performances, especially when it came to the American Hockey League (AHL) and the Utica Comets. Meanwhile, in the NCAA, Aidan McDonough and Jackson Kunz continued their streaks of lighting the lamp, and we check in with Vasili Podkolzin, Dmitri Zlodeyev, and Arvid Costmar’s injury status. All
The Vancouver Canucks had two prospects at the 2021 World Junior Championships (WJC) – Vasili Podkolzin for Russia and Arvid Costmar for Sweden. The two played different roles for their teams, but both put together strong performances. Costmar’s (and Sweden’s) tournament came to an end in the quarterfinal round after a loss to Finland. Podkolzin
Today is a huge day for prospects fans around the globe as the 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship gets underway. There was some news outside of Edmonton, starting with the New Jersey Devils inking a first-round pick to his first NHL contract. Also, we get an update on an injured Montreal Canadiens prospect and a
In this week’s prospect report for the Vancouver Canucks, Jack Malone leaves Cornell University and makes a massive first impression in the USHL with the Youngstown Phantoms. Overseas, Nils Hoglander is at it again with another Michigan attempt and three players make their nation’s preliminary rosters for the 2021 World Junior Championship. Related: Canucks News
The Vancouver Canucks finally have some prospects playing in North America as the NCAA and United States Hockey League (USHL) have both started their 2020-21 seasons. Jacob Truscott was front and center with the Michigan Wolverines this past week and Jackson Kunz is showing some intriguing potential early on with the Greenbay Gamblers as well.
Unfortunately, most of today’s news focuses on games not being played because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Team Canada’s intrasquad game scheduled for Tuesday night has been postponed. Also, one of the top hockey programs in the United States has to wait a little longer before returning to the ice. Finally, we check in on a
While we wait for the majority of hockey leagues in North America to get back to action, the European season is chugging along. A recent top pick by the Vancouver Canucks has been demoted in Russia but has responded well. Also, prospects of the Toronto Maple Leafs and San Jose Sharks will be teammates and
There was plenty of great hockey action over the weekend, in Europe, involving plenty of National Hockey League prospects performing well. The San Jose Sharks recently gave a qualifying offer to a young Swedish forward and it looks to be a very smart move. Despite have a young star goaltender at the NHL level, the
The Kontinental Hockey League’s (KHL) 2020-21 season is in full swing with plenty of National Hockey League prospects getting valuable ice time. We will look at three recent NHL draft picks who are off to fast starts. Plus, we will stay in Russia for our Prospect of the Day. Canucks First-Rounder Showing Improvement The Vancouver
This week, Jim Benning celebrated his sixth anniversary as the Vancouver Canucks general manager. In NHL terms, that’s longevity. It makes him the 11th-most senior general manager in the NHL. His record since he took over the team is a middling 211-213-54, and the Canucks have only made the playoffs one time. However, things are
The Vancouver Canucks have a deep prospect pool right now that has a lot of players on the cusp of breaking into the professional ranks. We hope that many of them will go on to successful NHL careers with at least one Stanley Cup in their future, ideally with the Canucks. So without further ado,
Zack MacEwen may have finally found a permanent spot in the Vancouver Canucks’ lineup after being shuttled back and forth from the Utica Comets of the American Hockey League. Just like Alex Burrows, Antoine Roussel, and Chris Tanev, he wasn’t drafted, so he had to work even harder to impress NHL scouts to take a
It’s been a tale of two seasons for Vancouver Canucks prospect Vasily Podkolzin. At one point, it seemed as if the 18-year-old would never record a point while playing for SKA Saint Petersburg of the KHL. Thankfully, for both SKA and Canucks fans, those fortunes have changed as of late. Vasily Podkolzin of SKA St.