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#1 Strombone1

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 12:47 PM

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Media Release: #Canucks sign forward Kellan Lain.

Dan Murphy @sportsnetmurph
#canucks sign Kellan Lain. 6’6”, 220 lbs. 16 points (8-8-16) and 111 penalty mins in 32 games with Lake Superior State University

Brad Ziemer @BradZiemer
Several teams were after Kellan Lain, a big 6-6, 220-pound forward from Lake Superior State U. #Canucks just signed him.

Bob McKenzie @TSNBobMcKenzie
VAN signs college UFA Kellan Lain from Lake Superior State. 6-foot-6 centre from Oakville, Ont.

Just an article from 23 hours ago:


The Vancouver Canucks are interested in 6’6″, 220-pound college free agent Kellan Lain of the Lake Superior State University Lakers, according to News 1130.
The radio spoke to Lain and he says there are a lot of teams interested in him. The Canucks are one of the teams and they have been after him for quite some time. He will speak with his agent, Ian Pulver, this weekend and will make a decision on where he will play professional hockey soon.
Lake Superior State coach Jim Roque projects Lain as a third or fourth line checking centre in the National Hockey League. Think Brian Boyle of the New York Rangers perhaps?
Lain recently completed his junior season with the Lakers putting up 111 penalty minutes, eight goals and 16 points in 32 games.
TSN’s Bob McKenzie expects Lain to be one of the first college free agents to sign with an NHL team and it could happen as early as in the next 48 hours. The Anaheim Ducks, Detroit Red Wings, and Phoenix Coyotes are among the other Western Conference teams interested in the centre.
Other college free agents the Canucks are reportedly interested in include right wingerAntoine Laganiere, and defencemen Andrej Sustr and Shayne Taker. Sustr and Taker are both big defencemen with Sustr standing at 6’8″ and 218 pounds and Taker at 6’4″ and 196 pounds.

This also seems to be Kellan's twitter: @klain19



Here's a bit more in-depth scouting report:


Kellan Lain, Center, Vancouver Canucks (Lake Superior):
Lain is an older than usual Junior, a 23 year old who turns 24 in July. His main asset is his physical game, at 6′6′’ 222 not only is he tall and strong but tough as well. He’s a big center who can win battles and make opposing defensemen aware of his presence on the ice. He also skates at a decent level for a man his size. Lain doesn’t have a whole lot of offensive upside, notching 39 points over 108 NCAA games, but he does have some defensive value and I think he can stay at center at the pro level. He actually led Lake Superior in face off % this season, winning 56% of his 571 draws. That’s not a great sample, but it is nevertheless intriguing.
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Sounds like a potentially useful 4th liner.


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Posted 16 March 2013 - 12:47 PM

? Who is he?
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Posted 16 March 2013 - 12:48 PM


Dan Murphy@sportsnetmurph

#canucks sign Kellan Lain. 6’6”, 220 lbs. 16 points (8-8-16) and 111 penalty mins in 32 games with Lake Superior State University

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 12:50 PM

Awesome!
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Posted 16 March 2013 - 12:50 PM

I like this signing. Awesome !

Edited by Madness, 16 March 2013 - 12:51 PM.

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 12:51 PM

Oh yah great signing, never heard of him. Are you guys actually excited for this guy?
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Posted 16 March 2013 - 12:51 PM

So.. who's this guy?
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Posted 16 March 2013 - 12:53 PM

6'6 yikes and 23.Good signing

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 12:53 PM

One of the top college UFAs.
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Posted 16 March 2013 - 12:53 PM

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Oh yah great signing, never heard of him. Are you guys actually excited for this guy?


Why not? It's always good to acquire prospects for nothing.
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Posted 16 March 2013 - 12:54 PM

HOW ARE YOU ALWAYS THE FIRST TO POST?!

Thrilled with the signing. He's a big, mean kid. It's pretty hard to rack up those kind of PIMs in a league with full face masks. He's expected to be a good 3rd/4th line C.
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Posted 16 March 2013 - 12:55 PM

Just an article from 23 hours ago:


The Vancouver Canucks are interested in 6’6″, 220-pound college free agent Kellan Lain of the Lake Superior State University Lakers, according to News 1130.
The radio spoke to Lain and he says there are a lot of teams interested in him. The Canucks are one of the teams and they have been after him for quite some time. He will speak with his agent, Ian Pulver, this weekend and will make a decision on where he will play professional hockey soon.
Lake Superior State coach Jim Roque projects Lain as a third or fourth line checking centre in the National Hockey League. Think Brian Boyle of the New York Rangers perhaps?
Lain recently completed his junior season with the Lakers putting up 111 penalty minutes, eight goals and 16 points in 32 games.
TSN’s Bob McKenzie expects Lain to be one of the first college free agents to sign with an NHL team and it could happen as early as in the next 48 hours. The Anaheim Ducks, Detroit Red Wings, and Phoenix Coyotes are among the other Western Conference teams interested in the centre.
Other college free agents the Canucks are reportedly interested in include right wingerAntoine Laganiere, and defencemen Andrej Sustr and Shayne Taker. Sustr and Taker are both big defencemen with Sustr standing at 6’8″ and 218 pounds and Taker at 6’4″ and 196 pounds.

This also seems to be Kellan's twitter: @klain19

Edited by Fudd, 16 March 2013 - 12:57 PM.

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 12:56 PM

Why not? It's always good to acquire prospects for nothing.

Can't get excited about someone I know nothing about.
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Posted 16 March 2013 - 12:56 PM

great signing !!! i think theyd been after him a while ... good one guys !!!!
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Posted 16 March 2013 - 12:57 PM

We are really starting to get bigger. The new strategy is becoming quite obvious now. Not that I'm complaining :P
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2.41 season GAA isn't very impressive. Let's not get into playoffs and his SV%.

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 12:59 PM

Can't get excited about someone I know nothing about.


he looks good on paper. have to see how he fits in.
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Posted 16 March 2013 - 12:59 PM

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SIGN ALL THE college FREE AGENTS!!!
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Posted 16 March 2013 - 01:00 PM

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Can't get excited about someone I know nothing about.


There's an amazing new site called "Google". It lets you learn about things on the internet.

Here, let me get you started. Link
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Posted 16 March 2013 - 01:01 PM

We have some pretty big boys now but I still think we need to dress a rat like Duco.
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Posted 16 March 2013 - 01:01 PM

His favorite NHL team is the Maple leafs... WHY!?!?!?
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Posted 16 March 2013 - 01:01 PM

Oh, he's on twitter too!

https://twitter.com/klain19

Edited by -Vintage Canuck-, 16 March 2013 - 01:02 PM.

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 01:02 PM

Oh yah great signing, never heard of him. Are you guys actually excited for this guy?


I think people are just excited because he's big. Point totals are not impressive, even with the NCAA being a lower scoring league than most. At best he'll be a 4th liner, but probably a career AHL'er. Not of the same quality as Dekeyser, Sustr, or Laganiere, and its not even a strong crop of NCAA UFA's this year.
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Posted 16 March 2013 - 01:04 PM

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Terrific idea!! .. you beat me too it .. in this day and age, there is never an excuse to remain ignorant .. it is a conscious choice .. :towel:
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Posted 16 March 2013 - 01:04 PM

Here's a bit more in-depth scouting report:


Kellan Lain, Center, Vancouver Canucks (Lake Superior):

Lain is an older than usual Junior, a 23 year old who turns 24 in July. His main asset is his physical game, at 6′6′’ 222 not only is he tall and strong but tough as well. He’s a big center who can win battles and make opposing defensemen aware of his presence on the ice. He also skates at a decent level for a man his size. Lain doesn’t have a whole lot of offensive upside, notching 39 points over 108 NCAA games, but he does have some defensive value and I think he can stay at center at the pro level. He actually led Lake Superior in face off % this season, winning 56% of his 571 draws. That’s not a great sample, but it is nevertheless intriguing.

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Sounds like a potentially useful 4th liner.

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 01:05 PM

Future 4th liner if he pans out.

I hope Gillis is able to sign Dekeysr or Laganiere. Unlikely though.
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Posted 16 March 2013 - 01:14 PM

Coming up to play in the Wolves, staying in college, or getting a free shot at the 4th?
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Posted 16 March 2013 - 01:16 PM

Good signing. obviously I have no insight into his game other than the same articles you all read but you have to think he's got serious potential if he was that highly sought after.
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Posted 16 March 2013 - 01:20 PM

Coming up to play in the Wolves, staying in college, or getting a free shot at the 4th?


Yea what's the next step does he report to Chicago?

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 01:20 PM

"Think Brian Boyle of the New York Rangers perhaps?"

Ok. I like the thought of that.
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Posted 16 March 2013 - 01:24 PM

Yea what's the next step does he report to Chicago?


Yep... Will report to Chicago
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