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Looking to 18/19 - The Future Canucks

With the 2017/2018 NEFHL season coming to an end and the Canucks only having 10 games left to, we look forward to next year starting with the future of the franchise. During the two year, complete strip down rebuild, the Canucks have positioned themselves as one of the teams with the deepest prospect pools.  Thought prospects don’t always reach their potential and some are likely going to be used to improve the team, it is an exciting time for a team that should start working towards the playoffs as early as next year.

The recently issued Hockey News listed their top 100 prospects in the NHL and on there, the Canucks were well represented with 7 prospects on the their list. They were:

D Miro Heiskanen – 3rd
C Martin Necas – 6th
C Robert Thomas – 8th
C Filip Chytil – 15th
C Sam Steel – 17th
C Logan Brown – 23rd
C Morgan Frost – 44th

"We are extremely pleased with how are prospects have looked this season. The WJC teams were dotted with Canuck prospects and while a few had down years, most improved." stated GM Kyle Allen.  Heading into the 2018 NEFHL Draft, the top 25 prospects in the Vancouver Canucks system through the eyes of general manager Kyle Allen look as such:

1) D Miro Heiskanen
2) C Martin Necas
3) C Robert Thomas
4) C Logan Brown
5) C Filip Chytil
6) C Sam Steel
7) LW Nikita Gusev
8) C Morgan Frost
8) LW Maxime Comtois
9) C Trent Frederic
10) LW Alexander Volkov
11) D Roland McKeown
1) G Jake Oettinger
12) C Mitchell Stephens
13) C Cliff Pu
14) LW Axel Jonsson-Fjallby
15) G Eric Comrie
16) D Chad Krys
17) G Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen
18) D Linus Hogberg
19) D Carson Soucy
20) G Mackenzie Blackwood
21) D Cameron Crotty
22) C Sasha Chmelevksi
23) G Dylan Wells
24) C Kevin Stenlund
25) LW Denis Smirnov

The future is looking bright in Vancouver with significant talent in the pipeline over the next 2, 3 years. Stay tuned for our next article " Looking to 18/19 - The 2018 Draft & Graduates."