at the recent draft, benning mentioned in an interview that he had 5 prospects in mind that he deemed as not tradable.during the canucks summer summit the 5 young prospects called up were virtanen,boeser,mccann,demko,& cassels. i'm not sure whose choice it was to have those players participate, but i bet it was benning . i think he didn't include horvat or baertschi on that list cause he already considered them players on the team going forward.
i hope hunter shinkaruk gets a fair shot at a roster spot, but it seems like benning doesnt talk so much about him. the talk is more about baertschi pushing for a top 6 role and virtanen possibly making the roster.