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  1. Nikita Tryamkin Scouting Report From one of the smallest players in the draft class to one of the biggest. He was 4th among regular defensemen on his team in ice time, with 16:30 per game on Yekaterinburg at just 19. Despite his size he can actually move pretty well. He's not afraid to play the body at all and has a cannon for a slapshot. As with any defender at this age he still needs refinement in his positioning and decision making, but he has a really high upside. Played internationally for the first time ever at WJC and was the Russian's second best defender after former first rounder Nikita Zadorov. Vancouver Canucks ‏@VanCanucks 18m Tryamkin said he wants to be "the next big Russian in Vancouver." He's got two years left on his KHL contract. #NHLDraft First Russian selected by Vancouver since Ilya Kablukov in 2007.
  2. D | 6'4" | 190 lbs Shoots | Left Born | 2002-04-19 Draft | 2020 Round 3 #82 Overall by Vancouver Canucks The Draft Analyst: A no-nonsense puck mover who apparently has played more error-free games than any draft-eligible defenseman I’ve watched this season, Jurmo has to be considered one of Europe’s top two-way rearguards. He plays for a superpower in Jokerit, which relies on him to eat big minutes, play on special teams, and match up against opposing top lines. Jurmo has everything you would want in a potential top-pairing defenseman. He is an effortless skater with a long, clean stride , and he doesn’t buckle under the first sign of pressure. When it comes to the breakout, Jurmo utilizes quick thinking and a series of deceptive moves to either peel away from a forechecker or trap him with a bank pass. At 6-foot-3, 190 pounds, Jurmo can be an intimidating presence as he powers through the zone at top speed. His decision making with the puck is more clean than it is creative, but he has excellent vision and will delay in the offensive zone to open up a line for either a hard shot or an on-the-tape seam pass. And good luck trying to dance around him in a one-on-one scenario — Jurmo closes on rushing forwards in a hurry and will neutralize an entry attempt with either a strong body check or well-timed stick-on-puck. “Jurmo loves to take the puck from his own end and carry it all the way to the other end. And because of his puck-handling skills and skating ability, he can often be successful at that. But sometimes, he loves carrying the puck way too much and doesn’t even consider other options. He tries to force himself through traffic and if that fails, that usually means a breakaway or an odd-man rush against. He is capable of making good breakout passes, so it’s just a matter of making better decisions with the puck.” – Jokke Nevalainen, Dobber Prospects “Jurmo is now my top European defenceman and the more I watch him, the more I’m convinced he is a first-round talent. I believe he has top-pairing potential based on his skating ability and his offensive instincts. There is refining and developing to be done, but the raw upside warrants this ranking. Jurmo reminds me a lot of fellow Finn Rasmus Ristolainen, who went eighth overall in 2013, but Jurmo hasn’t gotten as much exposure to date. He is still very underrated and could be labelled a sleeper based on other rankings and mock drafts. Jurmo is often labelled a project — thus the conservative rankings — but I’m ready to call him the real deal.” – Larry Fisher, The Hockey Writers Last Word On Sports: Jurmo combines his skating with effective puck-handling skills. He can avoid forecheckers when retrieving loose pucks and make a quick move to get past them and start the transition game. From there, Jurmo can either rush the puck up the ice or make a smart pass to a forward to lead the rush. His stickhandling and skating allow him to avoid defenders and make successful zone entries. He can quarterback the play from the point, finding passing lanes and exploiting them to set up teammates. His movement in the offensive zone creates opportunities and he can feather passes through tight areas. He also has excellent vision and almost always makes the smart pass. Jurmo's projectable 6-foot-4 frame and smooth-skating lend itself to covering large swaths of ice and carrying the puck from one zone to the next sometimes effortlessly. His speed makes him one of the best puck-rushers in the Finnish U20 league. He accelerates well when he's already in motion and is a deceptive skater in the neutral zone with crossovers and changes of pace. -EliteProspects 2020 NHL Draft Guide
  3. Toni Utunen Tappara / Liiga - 18/19 PLAYER FACTS Date of Birth Apr 27, 2000 Age 18 Place of Birth Kokkola, FIN Nation Finland Youth Team Hermes Position D Height 5'11" / 180 cm Weight 170 lbs / 77 kg Shoots L Contract 20/21 NHL Rights Vancouver Canucks / Unsigned Drafted 2018 round 5 #130 overall by Vancouver Canucks Agency PREMIUM NHL Draft Prospect eligible for the 2018 NHL Entry Draft Rankings Ranked #125 by HOCKEYPROSPECT.COM Ranked #110 by FUTURE CONSIDERATIONS Ranked #126 by ISS HOCKEY Ranked #145 by MCKEEN'S HOCKEY Ranked #64 by NHL CENTRAL SCOUTING (EU Skaters) Highlights 1 1 Use/Embed statistics PLAYER STATISTICS S TEAM LEAGUE GP G A TP PIM +/- POST GP G A TP PIM +/- 2014-15 Tappara U16 Jr. C SM-sarja Q 7 1 4 5 10 | Tappara U16 Jr. C SM-sarja 30 7 17 24 16 | 2015-16 Tappara U18 “A” Jr. B SM-sarja 40 4 10 14 62 | Playoffs 3 0 0 0 12 Finland U16 (all) International-Jr 8 3 6 9 4 | 2016-17 Tappara U18 Jr. B SM-sarja 0 0 0 0 0 | Playoffs 4 0 0 0 2 Tappara U20 Jr. A SM-liiga 39 1 10 11 10 12 | Playoffs 2 0 0 0 0 -1 Tappara Liiga 1 0 0 0 0 0 | Finland U17 (all) International-Jr 3 1 0 1 0 | Finland U18 WJC-18 7 1 1 2 0 4 | Finland U18 (all) International-Jr 20 1 1 2 10 | 2017-18 Tappara U18 Jr. B SM-sarja 0 0 0 0 0 | Playoffs 3 1 1 2 4 Tappara U20 Jr. A SM-liiga 0 0 0 0 0 0 | Playoffs 6 0 2 2 6 3 Tappara Liiga 11 0 0 0 0 0 | LeKi Mestis 28 2 10 12 12 2 | Playoffs 5 0 1 1 0 -2 Finland U18 “C” WJC-18 7 1 2 3 0 12 | Finland U18 (all) International-Jr 25 5 8 13 14 | 2018-19 Tappara Liiga - - - - - | TOURNAMENT STATISTICS S TEAM LEAGUE GP G A TP PIM +/- POST GP G A TP PIM +/- 2014-15 Finland Selects U15 WSI U15 7 3 2 5 8 | 2015-16 Finland U16 “C” YOG 6 3 3 6 3 1 | 2016-17 Finland U18 Hlinka Memorial 4 0 0 0 4 0 | 2017-18 Tappara Champions HL 2 0 2 2 2 3 | LeKi Suomen Cup 3 0 5 5 2 0 | Finland U18 Hlinka Memorial 4 1 2 3 2 |
  4. Scouting: http://www.eliteprospects.com/player.php?player=311766 Our first D in the draft. The kid comes in at the Pettersen class weight and comes in an inch higher than Subban. I hear the knock on the kid is consistency.
  5. Quinn Hughes | D 5'10" | 174 lbs | Vancouver Canucks Born: October 14, 1999 Birthplace: Orlando, USA Shoots: Left Draft: 7th overall, 2018, Canucks Scouting Report: Stats: --- Regular Season --- ---- Playoffs ---- Season Team Lge GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2014-15 St. Michael's Buzzers OJHL 1 0 0 0 10 -- -- -- -- -- 2015-16 U.S. National Under-17 Te USHL 34 4 7 11 10 -- -- -- -- -- 2016-17 U.S. National Under-18 Te USHL 26 4 22 26 10 -- -- -- -- -- 2017-18 U. of Michigan Big-1 37 5 24 29 26 2017-18 U. of Michigan Big-10 Statistics Unavailable -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  6. http://www.thestarphoenix.com/Defenceman+Sautner+signs+with+Canucks/10888347/story.html Saskatchewan native and Edmonton Oil Kings captain Ashton Sautner has signed his NHL entry-level contract with the Vancouver Canucks, according to his agent. The Flaxcombe product’s signature was barely dry on the three-year deal when he faxed over the papers to his agent, Jeff Helperl, before heading to his latest WHL game. “It’s so exciting,” Sautner said in a brief phone interview before his Oil Kings took on the Lethbridge Hurricanes on Friday. “I can’t thank my friends and family enough for all of their support over the years.” Sautner is enjoying his best offensive WHL season. The undrafted 20-year-old was 12th in scoring among blue-liners heading into Friday’s action with 48 points.
  7. D | 6'1" | 170 lbs Shoots | Left Born | 2002-04-12 Draft | 2020 Round 5 #144 Overall by Vancouver Canucks Last Word On Hockey: Skating Truscott is a very good skater and he uses this to be effective in both ends of the ice. He has a good first step and strong acceleration in both directions. His top-end speed is also well above average. The strong backwards skating is combined with very good lateral agility and helps Truscott to defend against the rush. He is difficult to beat in one-on-one situations. His edgework and pivots are also very good and allow Truscott to change directions or transition from offence to defence (and vice-versa) with ease. Truscott could stand to get stronger in his lower body. This would improve his balance. It would also make him stronger in battles on the boards and in front of the net. Offensive Game Truscott pairs his skating with good stickhandling ability. He is able to retrieve pucks in his own zone and avoid the forecheck before passing the puck up the ice. He is also able to carry the puck through the neutral zone and create effective zone entries. However, this is something he does not do a lot of, as he prefers not to gamble unless an excellent opportunity presents itself. Truscott is not the most creative player but he makes safe and smart plays to keep the puck moving in the offensive zone. He won’t hold on to the puck for long, preferring to get it to an open teammate. He also does a good job of picking his spots and pinching in to keep the puck in the offensive zone. Truscott also has a decent shot from the point. It is not overpowering, but he does a good job of getting it on the net. Truscott uses his lateral mobility to walk the line and open up shooting lanes. He is effective with his one-timer from the point as well as sneaking down to the circle and taking a wrist shot. As he continues to get stronger, his shot may become even harder and give goalies more issues. Defensive Game Truscott uses his strong skating to defend in his own end of the rink. His backwards and lateral mobility gives him good gap control and he is tough to beat on the rush. He funnels attackers to the outside and away from prime shooting areas. An active stick helps him to stick check opponents and take the puck away. He also has good positioning away from the puck, cutting down passing and shooting lanes. Truscott’s ability to move the puck quickly out of the defensive zone also helps to reduce the other team’s possession and zone time, and this helps his defensive game. He could stand to be stronger and more physical as he will need to improve this area of his game to play at the pro level. EliteProspects 2020 NHL Draft Guide Truscott uses great edge work and mobility to find great passing options and exits from his own end of the ice. One can take solace in the fact that Truscott is a technically skilled passer who can thread the needle in all three zones -- even if he doesn't leverage that often enough to be an impact player, proof of concept exists.
  8. 63 Games 28 Points Defenceman Shoots Left 6'2 180 Pounds
  9. Jordie Benn | #4 D | 6' 2" | 199 lb | Vancouver Canucks Born: July 26, 1987 Birthplace: Victoria, BC, CAN Shoots: Left
  10. Oscar Fantenberg | #5 D | 6' 0" | 206 lb | Vancouver Canucks Born: October 7, 1991 Birthplace: Ljunby, SWE Shoots: Left
  11. ALEXANDER EDLER DEFENCEMAN - VAN (EHD-luhr, al-EHX-AN-duhr) VIDEO › NUMBER: 23 HEIGHT: 6' 3" WEIGHT: 215 SHOOTS: LEFT BORN: 21 APR 1986 (AGE 30) BIRTHPLACE: OSTERSUND, SWEDEN DRAFTED: VAN / 2004 NHL ENTRY DRAFT ROUND: 3RD (91ST OVERALL)
  12. D | 6'0" | 180 lbs Shoots | Left Born | 1995-02-18 Birthplace | Calgary, AB, CAN Vancouver, B.C. - Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has signed defenceman Josh Teves to a one-year entry-level contract. "Josh had an outstanding collegiate career at Princeton," said Benning. "He has good vision and playmaking ability and can contribute in all three zones. We're excited to see him play at the professional level." Teves, 24, led all Princeton Tigers defencemen in scoring with 20 points (3-17-20) in 30 games. The 6-0, 180-pound defenceman also ranked third on the team in shots on goal (74) and power-play assists (10). In 2017.18, Teves finished the season with 33 points (7-26-33) in 31 games which led all NCAA blueliners in points per game (1.06) and assists per game (0.79). In four seasons at Princeton (2015-2019), Teves has registered 85 points (16-69-85) in 126 career games. Prior to his collegiate career, the Calgary, Alberta native played one season for the BCHL Merritt Centennials, registering 33 points (5-28-33) in 57 games. College Hockey News reporter who followed Teves since he was a recruit: Last Word on Hockey: From when he was a 2018 camp invite: https://www.vancourier.com/pass-it-to-bulis/better-know-a-2018-canucks-camp-invitee-josh-teves-1.23352116
  13. So the Canucks signed McEneny today as an undrafted free agent. Looks like he had 2 points in as many games last season before a knee injury took him out. Seems to be a Boom/Bust potential guy and I, for one, am very content with this signing!
  14. D | 6'1" | 209 lbs Shoots | Left Born | 1997-02-26 Birthplace | Mölndal, SWE Draft | 2017 Round 5 #135 Overall by Vancouver Canucks