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[Rumour] Canucks interested in D Matt Benning

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2 minutes ago, -Vintage Canuck- said:

Before anyone asks, he is the nephew of Jim Benning.

Then he is coming here, and Benning will NEVER trade him.

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Talent Analysis

Benning is the son of former NHL defenseman Brian Benning and the nephew of Canucks' GM Jim Benning. He is a rugged defensive defenseman with some offensive elements to his game. He has average height but is heavy and strong and can be a devastating hitter. His skating needs work and his overall game must continue to develop during his college career. His ability to step right into the lineup at Northeastern and play a key role in his first two seasons suggests he can be a late-round sleeper.

Read more at http://www.hockeysfuture.com/prospects/matt-benning/#rimvoYC5TWb3a1o8.99

I like the heavy hitter part. Sounds like he could use a couple seasons in the AHL though.

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54 minutes ago, Lulover88 said:

whats the good word on him ??

From what my friends tell me, he's a big heavy kid that likes to play a big heavy game. Definitely has leadership skills, but for sure not the Captain Serious type-- he likes to keep things light in the locker room. I'll try to find out more when the semester starts which is 2 and a half weeks from now. 


Funny enough I have a friend who goes to BU and she was literately in the same class as Charles McAvoy last year in the Fall. 

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27 minutes ago, DeNiro said:

How is he a free agent exactly? He's only gone to college for 3 years no?


Good news if true. He had pretty solid numbers in his 14/15 season. Teammate of Gaudette's and obviously Benning would know his character pretty well. 

A team can only hold the rights to 90 players. I am guessing the Bruins decided not to include this guy in their list.

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