|Sam Lafferty||C||28||3 of 3||82 L3||Lafferty is proving to be a fantastic addition for the Canucks
He's providing great value in relation to what Vancouver is paying him.
His role has been evolving. Some nights he's being deployed as a third-line forward. Other nights he has found a home in the Canucks top six.
His TOI has ranged accordingly from 12:00 - 16:00. The majority of his TOI comes at ES. He has some clean up duty on both special teams units.
Plays fast. Physical. High end compete. Doesn't cut corners. Tracks up and down the full 200ft
Providing better than secondary offense.
Pending UFA at end of the season.||7 déc. 2023||9 déc. 2023|
|Nikita Zadorov||DG||28||4 of 4||80 P2||In 21GP for the Flames, before being traded to the Vancouver Canucks, Zadorov averaged 18:24 TOI - 16:39 ES - 0:08 PP - 1:36 PK He scored 1G-5A and was credited with a team leading 41 hits. He also blocked 19 shots.
In terms of defensive statistics, he had the worst plus/minus of any Flames defenceman at (-6).
A 2-way / Match-up 'D' who can be used as a 2PD or 3PD. Huge frame. Imposing. Physical. He dished out 181 and 174 hits the last two seasons.
Zadorov has a heavy shot and can attack off the rush. He scored 14 goals in 22/23.
There are times, in games, his spatial awareness and read / react game isn't on time. It's something to monitor in all three zones. Especially with offensive blue line exits.||27 nov. 2023||30 nov. 2023|
|Thatcher Demko||G||27||2 of 2||90 1A||Demko's game has gone to another level. He has an 8-3-0 record through his first eleven games. His save percentage is an incredible .932%. His GAA follow suit (2.05). He's flat out been one of the top goaltenders in the league to start the year, and a big part of the reason the Canucks find themselves hovering around the top of their division and the Western Conference.
Demko has only had one average start (vs Toronto).
Everything about Demko's game has been outstanding. Crease composure / tracking / second stop battle / finding pucks in traffic / making timely saves to allow his team to get on track.
Monitor his first 5 minutes of every period. The Canucks have started slow some nights ... not Demko ... he's been making big stops early in games.||15 nov. 2023||18 nov. 2023|
|Nikita Zadorov||DG||28||3 of 4||80 P2||In his last 6 game segment, Zadorov has averaged between 15:33 - 20:21 TOI
The bulk of his ice time comes at ES and PK. He's contributed 1G - 3A offensively, and he's a (+2). He's also been credited with 9 hits and 5 shot blocks.
Describing Zadorov as a 'Shut Down D' is not factual. He's much more of a '2-way D'. He scored 14G last season, and has shown he has the ability to lead the rush, direct pucks on net from range, and pinch down to extend plays in the offensive zone.
He absolutely brings a physical element. He's dished out 181 and 174 hits the past two years.
An area to monitor is when he gets caught standing still. It can happen in any zone. His read/react is sometimes off. Resulting in him defending / chasing his check from behind.||11 nov. 2023||15 nov. 2023|
|Brock Boeser||AD||26||4 of 4||76 L2||Brock Boeser's game has returned to form. In fact, he's trending towards an entirely new level of complete play.
Boeser is a goal scorer. He has always been more of a shooter than a playmaker. He's also not the fastest skater in the NHL. His quickness, out of the blocks, and open ice pace, is average.
His compete, however, is arguably the best it has ever been ... to start the 23/24 season.
Through his first 13 game segment he's averaging 18:35 TOI - 14:09 ES - 4:23 PP
He's contributed 11G-5A and directed 36 shots on goal. He has 5 PPG and 2 GWG.
He's definitely played to his identity.
More impressive has been his defensive effort. He's much improved off the puck and winning more pucks / chipping them out of the defensive zone.
Boeser is already a (+10) which is a massive improvement from last year when he finished (-20||9 nov. 2023||10 nov. 2023|
|Filip Hronek||DD||25||2 of 2||86 P1||Much of the attention, for good reason, falls on Hughes in Vancouver. But it might surprise people, in the early stages of (23/24) that Hronek leads the group with an average of 24:30 TOI
He's being used in all situations:
20:26 ES - 1:25 PP - 2:38PK
He's playing to his identity offensively without sacrificing detail defensively.
Hronek hasn't been known as a player who can be relied upon in key defensive scenarios. He's dabbled in the role, when he was playing in Detroit, but provided mixed results at best.
Fast forward to his start in Vancouver and you will notice a much more engaged player.
He makes mistakes at times, it's impossible not too when you log this kind of ice time, but his secondary effort / compete to recover has gone to another level.
Through the first 7GP he's produced 5 assists. More impressive is the fact he's a (+9||24 oct. 2023||28 oct. 2023|
|Nikita Zadorov||DG||28||2 of 4||77 P2||'2-way D'. Averaging 18:50 TOI. Deployed at ES and PK. Some clean up PP duty on occasion. Heavy shot. Can beat NHL goalies from range. 14G in (22/23)
At his best when he keeps his game relatively simple. Does have the skating ability to lead the rush at times. Quickness and length to pinch down and keep plays alive in the offensive zone.
Huge frame. Physically imposing. When he times his gaps appropriately he swallows opponents with heavy checks.
Execution ranges. Read/React - especially from a stand still on the offensive blue line - can be better timed. Detail ranges overall. ||24 oct. 2023||27 oct. 2023|
|Dakota Joshua||AG||27||1 of 1||73 L4||Bottom six / leaning 4th line forward
Good size. Moves well. Competes. Brings a physical element.
For the amount of ice time he receives he provides better than secondary offense.
More ice could result in 30+ points.
Doesn't back down in the trenches. Battles for space. Generally hard to play against.||11 oct. 2023||14 oct. 2023|
|Elias Pettersson||C||24||1 of 1||90 FP||His game went to another level in (22/23)
The team went through some ups and downs but Pettersson wasn't distracted.
Playmaker off the rush. Exceptionally dangerous on the back flank on the PP. One of the top shooters, from tight angles, in the entire league. Shoots the puck hard and accurately.
Carries himself his own way. Competes. Cares. The kind of difference maker to build a team around.
Play driver who averages over 20:00 TOI - used in all situations - 257 SOG in (22/23||11 oct. 2023||14 oct. 2023|
|Phillip Di Giuseppe||AG||30||1 of 1||75 L4||Competitive, veteran forward, who earned a roster spot at 2023 training camp.
A proven scorer at the AHL level who has not found the same success in the NHL.
Looks to be re-inventing himself / establishing a new role.
It's early, but it's clear to see he is providing relentless compete, playing quick and fast, disrupting the play when pursuing opponents, and tracking back the entire 200ft.
Has found a home on one of the PK units as well.
Secondary offense is possible but the rest of his game has evolved.||11 oct. 2023||14 oct. 2023|
|Nils Höglander||AG||22||1 of 1||77 L3||Undersize but stocky/strong
Quick to space.
As F1, on the forecheck, he has the ability to disrupt opponents and create turnovers. A middle / bottom six energy provider who could potentially provide secondary offense.
Sent to AHL to round out his game in (21/22). Produced offense and contributed reliable three zone detail and compete.
Earned a roster spot to start (23/24). Competing for more of a role. Has traditionally averaged just over 12:00 TOI but he's auditioning for a slot on the second PP unit to start a new season.||11 oct. 2023||14 oct. 2023|
|J.T. Miller||AG||30||2 of 2||82 L2||Averaged 20:40 TOI in (22/23) - deployed in all situations
Starts the (23/24) season skating 20:07 and, again, being used in all situations
A 2F who leans 1F when he is on his game
Pace is sound. Can be a threat off the rush and has the skill to beat opponents 1vs1. Brings a physical element (200 hits last year). Wins the majority of his draws.
There are nights his detail on the defensive side ranges.
Dangerous on the PP. One times pucks from the weak side flank. Goes to the hard areas looking for tips and rebounds.
Everything about his impact starts and ends with consistency. Plays with a chip on his shoulder, bordering on moody.||11 oct. 2023||14 oct. 2023|
|Conor Garland||AD||27||1 of 1||71 L3||Polarizing.
His best shifts provide compete, on and off the puck, and he produces better than secondary scoring. All of his ice time comes at ES and PP. Does not PK.
Can be quick to space and a threat off the rush at times. Before arriving in the NHL he was a prolific scorer in junior, but he has yet to eclipse 60 points in an NHL season. His salary calls for more production and more reliable impact overall.
Can make plays in tight quarters and escape pressure.
Has positive attributes, but there are nights his offensive zone exits and secondary compete are well below reliable.
Reports indicate he has asked for trade out of Vancouver and the team has given him permission to search out a deal.||11 oct. 2023||14 oct. 2023|
|Brock Boeser||AD||26||3 of 4||73 L2||Leans 2F when he is producing offense.
Overall impact falls of considerably when he isn't scoring. Used at ES and PP. Does not PK.
Las season was marginally better than the (21/22) but his (-20) statistic stands out as a negative that has to be improved upon.
Has never been a burner in open ice. Average pace transporting the puck between the blue lines. Best work comes from the hash marks down in the offensive zone. Shoots the puck quickly and accurately. One of the first Canuck forwards over the boards on the PP.
First viewing (23/24) was a positive one.
4G game vs Edmonton. The puck found his stick in scoring areas and he cashed in on his chances. Looks energized to start the season.
Monitor consistency.||11 oct. 2023||14 oct. 2023|
|Andrei Kuzmenko||AG||27||3 of 3||78 L2||Coming of a very productive (22/23) season - Leans shooter more than distributor
Averaged 16:14 TOI - ES and PP#1
Does not PK. Does not play with a ton of physicality. Leans on people but isn't punishing.
Picks his spots playing fast. He's capable off the rush but doesn't consistently drive play in transition. Fantastic release. Best work comes from the hash marks down in the offensive zone. Especially proficient around the crease / tips / rebounds / finding second chances
Ability to rip pucks from the weak side flank on the PP
Element is offense||11 oct. 2023||13 oct. 2023|
|Pius Suter||C||27||1 of 1||78 L3||Canucks free agent signing - summer 2023
Diminutive forward who brings compete, pace, secondary offense, and can be deployed in a variety of scenarios.
Not physical. Relies on quickness to win races to pucks and disrupt opponents trying to make plays.
Middle six forward who can skate north of 15:00 and provide better than average defensive detail / win draws / assist improving Canucks PK.
Monitor offense. Totals fell off by 30%, year over year. ||11 oct. 2023||13 oct. 2023|
|Sam Lafferty||C||28||2 of 3||79 L3||Acquired by Vancouver at the end of training camp.
Early on it appears he will have an elevated role with the Canucks.
Skated 18:00 in first game vs Edmonton. Was used in all situations. Played with pace. Chipped in offensively (1A).
Trustworthy in a bottom six role. Competes. Leans on opponents. Doesn't back down. Providing secondary offense would be a bonus.
Should assist with elevating the Canucks penalty kill.||11 oct. 2023||13 oct. 2023|
|Ian Cole||DG||34||2 of 2||73 P3||Competitive veteran who is entering the back side of his career
Works - bodies up - willing to block shots - provides some depth scoring - best described as a '2-way / defensive leaning' #5D at this stage of his career
Brings character and leadership
Average plus skater Low risk - rarely rushes the puck on his own - prefers to keep the play in front of him and not get caught up ice - Averaged 19:23 TOI last season in Tampa - all at ES and PK - 117 hits - 123 shot blocks||30 sept. 2023||4 oct. 2023|
|Tyler Myers||DD||33||1 of 1||71 P3||Veteran 'right shot' defender
2-way 'D' - used ES and PK
Big body - not punishing physically - when at his best he keeps opponents to the perimeter by angling and using his length - opponents have a hard time directing pucks around him when he is square in the shooting lane - overall execution and detail ranges - averaged 20:54 TOI in (22/23) - 93 hits - 144 shot blocks - on an expiring contract - best suited as a third pairing 'D' at this stage of his career - most reliable match-ups against middle / bottom six opponents||30 sept. 2023||4 oct. 2023|
|Guillaume Brisebois||DG||26||1 of 1||65 ML||Organization depth defender
Tall - lean - occasional bump to his game but not over powering
Offense has never materialized as a pro after having better than secondary numbers as a junior
Barely adequate defender at the NHL level - but willing to get in the lane to block shots
When he did play in (22/23) he averaged 16:32 TOI - in 17GP - deployed at ES and PK
credited with 11 hits and 27 shot blocks||30 sept. 2023||4 oct. 2023|
|Cole McWard||DD||22||1 of 1||71 P3||Cup of coffee with the Canucks at the end of (22/23) after being signed out of Ohio State
Decent size - Right Shot - Leans 2-way 'D' - Has shown the ability to beat goalies from distance, on occasion, by snapping pucks on goal through traffic - average distributor - does not possess an elite offensive element
Average plus skater moving forward - good skater moving backwards - decent pivots and continuation pace - Hockey IQ to be used on the PK
Potential bottom pairing 'D' but needs time to mature - AHL role would not hurt his development||30 sept. 2023||4 oct. 2023|
|Quinn Hughes||DG||23||1 of 1||89 FP||Easily defined
Transitional defenceman who logged a ton of ice time (25:39) in (22/23) and was used in all situations. Elite skater. Fantastic vision. Can lead the rush on his own or outlet and join as an extra layer. PP QB. Very little bump to his game but he has improved his commitment defensively and showed more willingness to get in shooting lanes (71 shot blocks).His first two years in the league he was a combined (-34). The last two years he's (+25) Leans distributor more than shooter. Newly minted Captain of the Canucks. On a team friendly contract that pays $7.85M. UFA at end of 2027-2028||30 sept. 2023||4 oct. 2023|
|Filip Hronek||DD||25||1 of 2||82 P2||Coveted 'right-shot' defender who is best described as a 'transitional / 2-way D'
Mostly area defender in his zone - not overly physical - good stick - limited to only four games in Vancouver after being acquired in trade from Detroit (22/23) due to injury - In Detroit he averaged the second most TOI - 21:31 and scored 9G-29A in 60GP - he was used in all situations - credited with 97 hits and 54 shot blocks - Has the ability to QB one of the PP units - or compliment the top unit - walks the blue line - equal parts shooter / distributor in offensive zone - agile - opens up shooting lanes - also reads the play and moves to open space / back door seems - has the ability to beat goalies clean from distance - also nights he struggles to get pucks through to the net - leading to shot blocks and easy zone exits for opponents - only 25 years old - entering final year of contract that pays $4.4M - RFA at end of (23/24||30 sept. 2023||4 oct. 2023|
|Carson Soucy||DG||29||2 of 2||75 P2||A big body defender who leans 'Defensive D' but does provide some offense occasionally
In (22/23) he averaged 16:17 TOI. All of his ice time comes at ES and the PK. Average plus skater. Long reach - bodies up but not punishing - effective taking away time and space - has the ability to play both sides (LD and RD) and match-up versus opponents top six forwards
In the past he has been described as 'efficient' - remains accurate
No frills - steady - recognizes his limitations - should help elevate the Canucks PK
143 hits / 96 shot blocks last season in Seattle - likely to see second pairing minutes in Van||30 sept. 2023||4 oct. 2023|
|Thatcher Demko||G||27||1 of 2||82 1B||Battled injury in (22/23) - played only 32 games - posting 3.16 GAA and .901 save %
The previous season he played 64 games and posted 2.72 GAA and .915%
Big body - competes - has the ability to steal a game - tasked with having to make more 'Grade A' stops than other starters in the league due to the, at times, poor defending group in front of him (especially on the penalty kill) - Having said that, his job is to stop the puck -
Butterfly/Hybrid style - sits tall when down - moves well laterally and has length to make desperate stops - good gloves - plays the puck well - rebound control has room for more consistency - Has #1A upside but his GAA has to improve by 0.5 and save % has to eclipse .920 to move into that category||30 sept. 2023||4 oct. 2023|
|Casey DeSmith||G||32||1 of 1||70 2B||Butterfly/Hybrid
Generally plays between the posts - rarely scrambles or gets caught way out of position
Lateral tracking is average in terms of powering from side to side quickly
At times exposed when mistiming his drop into butterfly - exposed low blocker - or leaning forwards instead of sitting tall
Does have the ability to play around 20 games as a backup but anything over 25 and his numbers start to fall off dramatically - Last season he played 38 games and the results were uneven - 3.17GAA .905% - Nothing elite or alarmingly poor about his game - a second tier NHL backup goalie who's 32 years old and not programmed to carry the load for extended periods of time||30 sept. 2023||4 oct. 2023|
|Sam Lafferty||C||28||1 of 3||77 L4||Consistent competitor who averaged 13:15 TOI playing for the Leafs after being acquired in trade from the Chicago Blackhawks in February 2023.
Deployed in all situations - secondary PP - puck retrieval - crease crash role
Moves well - creates turnovers - sneaky skill off the rush at times - works for his chances - can slide into 3F if required - useful 2-way player on a reasonable contract paying $1.15M
UFA after (23/24) season.||27 sept. 2023||3 oct. 2023|
|Hunter Brzustewicz||DD||18||3 of 3||74 P3||Deployed in all situations at the OHL level with the Kitchener Rangers.
Consistently involved / around the play in all three zones. Detail ranges. Aggressive pinching down in the offensive zone to extend plays. Adds a layer off the rush with and without the puck on his stick. Compact frame. Stocky/Strong. Physically capable of handling weight along the wall and out front his net. Better than average secondary scorer who could slot as a second unit PP contributor at the pro level. 2-way 'D' who will benefit form keeping his game more simple at times. Good skater who has room to add another level of quickness and speed.||31 juill. 2023||8 sept. 2023|
|Hunter Brzustewicz||DD||18||2 of 3||62 P3||Plays heavy minutes at the OHL in Kitchener - used in all situations
Competes - above average skater - compact frame -
Always around the play - not shy about bumping up against opponents
There are times he pinches down at the wrong time or gets caught up ice misjudging when to join the rush offensively as an extra layer
Better than secondary scoring upside - has the skill set to manage a PP unit||12 mars 2023||13 juin 2023|
|Tom Willander||DD||18||2 of 2||80 P2||On the rise. Finished his 22/23 year on a high at the U18 Worlds.
Elite skater. Very similar to teammate Sandin Pellikka.
2-way / Transitional 'D' who has added more offense to his game. Scored three goals on the power-play at U18's. More deception and confidence making plays and directing pucks on goal from range. Active defender. Smart. Reliable. Not a physical player - but not shy about battling for pucks and boxing out opponents around his net. The kind of defender who can play north of 20 minutes per game with ease. Leans middle pairing 'D' - with chance at top pairing in time.||30 avr. 2023||-|
|Akito Hirose||DG||23||1 of 1||68 D7||A Junior Free Agent defenceman who is utilized in a top pairing role at the college level and deployed in all situations. A 2-way NHL defenceman on projection / will need time to get up to speed with pro game / more likely (7D) trending (6D) than top (5D) Well rounded. Aware. Sound three zone attention to detail. Quick to small areas. Uses his reach to keep opponents to the perimeter in his zone. Not punishing physically but also not shy along the boards and around his net. Works to front opponents in high danger areas around his net / leverage positionally. Read and react is reliable / makes sound outlets. Leans distributor on the PP if required.||23 mars 2023||29 mars 2023|
|Max Sasson||C||22||1 of 1||68 RL||Deployed in all situations at the college level. (T12) in NCAA scoring heading into tournament.
Competes. Good jump out of the blocks. Open ice speed is also above average. Agility, in small areas (especially on the PK / starts and stops) has room for improvement.
Works the weak side flank on the PP. Quick release to the net. Finds pucks around the crease. Battles to extend plays around the net. Plays a big role for WMU. Some nights he has seen his TOI surpass (24:00). Although he is used on the PK he is average (at best) in the role. His routes and timing (filling lanes) ranges from average - below average. 2-way Scoring Fwd.||10 mars 2023||20 mars 2023|
|Josh Bloom||AG||19||2 of 2||63 RL||Bloom has improved his three zone detail, and effort this season. He's working harder on and off the puck. He has the ability to play quick and fast / attack off the rush with pace. Leans goal scorer more than playmaker. The bulk of his minutes comes at even strength and the power-play. Not overly physical. When he is at his best he can extend plays in the offensive zone with secondary battle / tenacity. He has good size, moves well, and better than secondary scoring upside. The knock, in the past, was he didn't work the full sixty minutes. He's improving and playing more consistent.||5 mars 2023||8 mars 2023|
|Jacob Truscott||DG||20||4 of 4||63 RL||Avg TOI ranges from (18:00 - 22:00) at the college level. Offense is on the rise.
Being used in all situations. Distributor, more than shooter, on the power-play / but opponents have to be aware of him finding back door seam. He reads the play well in the offensive zone. Skating is sound. His puck play, overall, is much more reliable this season. Far less turnovers / better game management. An area defender who isn't punishing. Uses his legs to jump to pucks and take away space for opponents. A relatively light '2-way' / Transitional 'D' who can provide secondary offense. Defending will need to go to another level for NHL game.||4 mars 2023||8 mars 2023|
|Joni Jurmo||DG||20||2 of 2||61 P3||Jurmo is trending in a positive direction. He is more confident with the puck. He is taking more risk transporting the puck on his own / escaping pressure with his zone exits / making some plays off the rush / joining the play. His first three steps have room to improve. Same goes for his small area tight turns / edges, but overall he is a solid skater for his stature. Jurmo leans 2-way 'D' on projection. He will, occasionally, chip in some secondary offense with his distributing. He is not a shooter / goal scorer or player who will be used on the power-play. Although capable of being used on the penalty kill - he does not PK in Liiga. Trending up.||4 mars 2023||8 mars 2023|
|Aidan McDonough||AG||23||4 of 4||56 RL||Not much has changed with McDonough. He continues to play to his identity, offensively, at the college level. He's a goal scorer / leaning power-play specialist who scores nearly half of his goals with the man advantage. He isn't a burner between the blue lines / in transition. His best work comes in the offensive zone after his line mates have gained access and established control. McDonough has good size. He can shield pucks from opponents with his long reach. His three zone detail ranges but is not an area of extreme concern. His skating is definitely what will hold him back from playing to his identity as a pro. He needs to get more speed in his game.||3 mars 2023||8 mars 2023|
|Elias Pettersson||DG||19||2 of 2||62 P3||Noticeably more confident in all three zones. Pettersson is a big body who isn't punishing, but shows willingness to bump opponents and front opponents on perimeter (making it difficult for shooter to direct pucks around his large frame). In a ten game segment (from the end of February to early March 2023) he produced 5 assists. His read/react game was on point and he took more risks jumping into the play. It's interesting to note he is not being used on the penalty kill, late in the season. All of his ice time comes at even strength. He is averaging between (13 - 16) minutes TOI. On the rise. Reliable. Sound game management.||2 mars 2023||8 mars 2023|
|Jonathan Lekkerimäki||AD||18||3 of 3||52 T6||His last ten game segment, before sustaining a season ending injury, produced (3g - 5a). He was being used at even strength and the power-play and finally playing to his identity and strengths. When he is pushing the play, through the neutral zone with the puck on his stick, he has the ability to create offense. On the power-play he can be dangerous working off the back door flank - one timing or catching and releasing pucks to the net aggressively. There is no question his element is offense. The rest of his game needs to evolve if he is going to be an NHL point producer. He needs more interior drive and secondary battle in all three zones.||1 mars 2023||8 mars 2023|
|Tom Willander||DD||17||1 of 2||69 P2||Excellent skater
Ability to escape pressure / spin away from checks
Leans 2-way / Transitional
Not shy about leading the rush at the J20 level in Sweden
Used in all situations - more of a distributor than shooter - walks the offensive blue line to open up lanes - average plus defender - competes||4 févr. 2023||8 févr. 2023|
|Hunter Brzustewicz||DD||18||1 of 3||67 P2||Leans 2-way 'D'
Has the ability to escape from pressure in his zone and lead the rush offensively
Active on the offensive blue line extending plays
Competes - has some bump to his game - used in all situations at the OHL level
Skates fine - as with all prospects he could use more explosiveness out of the gate at times - especially when caught up ice offensively.||25 janv. 2023||7 févr. 2023|
|Arturs Silovs||G||21||1 of 1||74 BU||A big body goalie who plays a butterfly / hybrid style.
Deep knee bend when in stance Good gloves
Competes to make second saves. Stature is a bonus when in scramble mode.
Lateral push has room for more power and quickness
At times he sits too deep in his butterfly / eliminating size advantage and opening up net over shoulders.||20 janv. 2023||24 janv. 2023|
|Aku Koskenvuo||G||19||1 of 1||64 #3||Started Game #1 for Finland vs Swiss ... allowed 3 goals ... including OT game winner against
On the game winning goal he whiffed on a shot from the high slot / after the play rotated to the middle of the ice off the half board. He didn't track or get set appropriately. Could have made the stop. Has not played much this season to date (only a couple starts at Harvard). Butterfly style. Good size. Good feet. Has a solid foundation to build upon. Big stop ability ?||26 déc. 2022||-|
|Jonathan Lekkerimäki||AD||18||2 of 3||57 T6||Has struggled so far in 22/23.
His offense has been slow to materialize.
The kind of player who needs to contribute offensively to have impact on overall team results. His three zone detail, and off the puck effort, ranges. He takes risk anticipating where pucks will end up and has a habit of leaving his zone without possession.
Has a history of scoring timely goals. Elite release. Goal scorer more than playmaker.||9 déc. 2022||12 déc. 2022|
|Joni Jurmo||DG||20||1 of 2||59 P3||Big body defender who averages over 16:00 TOI in Liiga
Deployed mostly at ES. Rarely being used on the PP. Does not PK at Jukurit
When his timing is on, he closes effectively on opponents and can kill plays along the boards.
His long reach is an asset.
Skating is not an issue on straight lines. Small area quickness and agility will need to improve for NHL game. Capable with the puck. Outlets pretty well. Sound hockey IQ overall.||2 déc. 2022||4 déc. 2022|
|Jacob Truscott||DG||20||3 of 4||62 RL||His game has improved year over year ... resulting with more TOI and being deployed in all situations for Michigan in the NCAA.
Everything about his game looks more confident
Skating is sound. Puck play more reliable.
He is an area defender who relies on getting places ahead of opponents.
Brings very little physically. A motion player||2 déc. 2022||4 déc. 2022|
|Aidan McDonough||AG||23||3 of 4||57 RL||Continues to play to his identity. A goal scorer at the college level.
Around 50% of his goals come on the power play.
Excellent release coming off his weak side flank and getting pucks to the net on his forehand.
Majority of his TOI comes at ES and on PP#1. Rarely used on the PK.
Skating needs to improve for the speed of the NHL game. Straight lines and agility is slightly above average. First three steps are low end of average.||3 déc. 2022||4 déc. 2022|
|Ty Glover||C||21||2 of 2||53 DP||First year pro. First rookie tournament in Buffalo
It's going to take some time to adjust to the speed of the pro game.
On straight lines Ty goes up and down the ice and strives to find pucks around the crease and create a physical distraction.
He needs to find a way to stop on pucks and get back into the play quicker in all three zones||17 sept. 2022||27 sept. 2022|
|Ilya Mikheyev||AD||27||1 of 1||59 M6||Useful player who can be used in all situations.
Plays fast. His goal scoring spiked in 21/22 after he returned from injury
Pressures pucks on the penalty kill. Has contributed short handed goals.
Good size but not overly physical
Competes. Cares. Shows willingness to find pucks around the crease. Battles in the hard areas consistently.||21 févr. 2022||12 juill. 2022|
|Ian Cole||DG||33||1 of 2||57 P2||Veteran 'D' who is used at ES and on the PK. Average TOI in 21/22 was 17:09 per game.
No easy minutes. Matches up against some of opponents top lines. Not shy about leaning on opponents. Has some bump to his game. Not shy about pushing back. Simple with the puck. Low risk approach. Rarely involved off the rush. Manages the game within his skill set. Reliable. Consistent.||1 mars 2022||12 juill. 2022|
|Nikita Zadorov||DG||26||1 of 4||63 P2||Hulking 'D' who contributes heavy minutes in key match up scenarios at home and on the road.
Plays a physically punishing game. Not a ton of deception with the puck on his stick. Outlets adequately. Can be used as a #5 or #4 'D' depending on the make up of the group
Leans 'Defensive D'. Easily identified element. Averaged just shy of 17:00 TOI in 21/22 season. Mostly deployed at ES and PK.||3 mars 2022||12 juill. 2022|
|Jonathan Lekkerimäki||AD||17||1 of 3||66 T6||His element and potential upside is easy to identify. Lekkerimaki brings offense.
He's an elite shooter.. A massive threat to produce on the power play. Jonathan has the ability to play quick and fast when he wants. This is the kind of player who will drive coaches crazy with his lack of detail on the defensive side. He will also score timely goals that lead to wins. He projects as a top six, or middle six, forward at even strength and a first unit PP contributor who might also win a team games in OT or shootouts.||1 mai 2022||24 juin 2022|
|Elias Pettersson||DG||18||1 of 2||61 P3||A good size 2-way 'D' who plays to an identity.
He won't bring much in the way of offense. A low risk player. Elias moves well. He's quick to take away space. Primary contributor on the the PK who will get into lanes and block shots. Teams can feel comfortable knowing what they are getting in this player. Compliments a more aggressive / puck rushing partner.||1 mai 2022||24 juin 2022|
|Andrei Kuzmenko||AG||26||2 of 3||58 T6||Up to date statistics as of May 1st (24g-36a-60pts-219shg-1421shifts-17:31 avg TOI)
Pure offense. Used at ES, PP#1, 4vs4. Does not PK. Historically he had averaged 0.65 ppg before this season. His output nearly doubled based on his past. Potential top 6 role at the NHL level. Fantastic vision on the PP. Makes plays below the goal line and around the crease. Can play fast but picks his spots. Rarely plays with physical push back. His three zone detail and effort off the puck will need improvement. Team that signs him is banking on offense.||2 avr. 2022||9 mai 2022|
|Josh Bloom||AG||18||1 of 2||52 RL||Has the ability to attack off the rush and create offensively.
At times he plays quick and fast
At this stage of his development his hasn't shown he is dialed in for a full 60 minutes.
Leans more goal scorer than distributor at the OHL level. For a third round pick he has a solid base to build upon but is commitment, detail, and compete overall will need to improve. Deployed at (ES) and (PP||3 avr. 2022||8 avr. 2022|
|Aidan McDonough||AG||22||2 of 4||61 RL||AVG TOI (17:05) at ES and PP. A threat to score on the PP by setting up back door for one timers and also planting himself out front opponents net for tips and rebounds. Quick stick. Doesn't need a lot of time or space to get his shot off. His defensive game is high end of average. His element is offense. Off the rush he isn't shy about directing pucks on goal. More strength required. His skating, overall, has room to improve. Fantastic goal scoring year overall. It will take time. Needs to start in the AHL.||12 mars 2022||28 mars 2022|
|Carson Soucy||DG||27||1 of 2||63 P2||More of a role at ES and on the primary PK in Seattle. His TOI has spiked this season (17:05)
Big body defender with long reach. He takes away time and space effectively.
The best way to describe this player is 'efficient'. He plays within his skill set.
Considering he isn't used on the PP his offense is a bonus. A left shot 'D' who is comfortable playing his off-side. It assists him with opening up and seeing the entire width of the ice. Defending on the right side is not an issue. He's not mean but he's hard to play against. A defense first approach. Not a puck rusher. As noted / can play both LD and RD||12 mars 2022||15 mars 2022|
|Brock Boeser||AD||25||2 of 4||53 T6||AVG TOI has remained consistent. He is used ES and on the PP.
Easily defined. Offense is his element. A shooter. Good release. Nose for the net when he is on.
His pace is high end of average. His off the puck detail and effort can be better at times.
Not the kind of player teams depend on in key defensive zone scenarios.
His production has spiked recently. In a 10 games segment from February 12 - March 9th he contributed 4g - 5a - 9pts . Over 50% of his goals have come on the PP.||13 mars 2022||14 mars 2022|
|J.T. Miller||AG||28||1 of 2||74 T3||AVG TOI has reached nearly 21:00 a game. Used in all situations.
As his team pushes towards a potential playoff spot his game has gone to another level.
In a 10 game segment from February 12th - March 9th he produced (8g - 14a)
Competes. Plays fast. Can be a threat off the rush. Willing to battle in the trenches. Trustworthy in all three zones. Arguably the Canucks MVP. Favorable contract.||13 mars 2022||14 mars 2022|
|Vitali Kravtsov||AD||22||1 of 1||62 M6||AVG TOI (16:34) playing for Chelyabinsk in the KHL Used at ES and on the PP. Does not PK.
Sets up on the weak side half wall on the PP. Opens up to distribute and one time pucks.
Has shown ability to score off the rush. Has scored goals from range with a quick, accurate, release. The team plays a defensive/trapping style without the puck. He does his job on the defensive side. Waiting to pounce on turnovers to go on offense. Overall he has a confident look to his game. Moving well. Producing offense. Change of scenery at the NHL level could kick start his career in North America. 23GP - 8G-9A-17pts||7 mars 2022||10 mars 2022|
|Andrei Kuzmenko||AG||25||1 of 3||54 T6||A high end offensive talent currently playing in the KHL
Historically he had averaged 0.65 PPG coming into this season but has spiked to 1.15
Skates well. Agile.
Can play quick and fast but picks his spots
His effort and detail away from the puck is going to have to improve if and when he comes to the NHL
On the PP he has a unique style of making plays from below the goal line before moving net front for tips and rebounds
A sturdy build. He can handle weight from defenders. Plenty strong when engaged.
There is absolutely no question this is a gifted player offensively. What he brings is a potentially elite element that can slide into a top 6 role.
He will be used at ES, 4vs4, in OT, Shootouts, and especially on the PP||10 déc. 2021||28 févr. 2022|
|Brock Boeser||AD||24||1 of 4||53 T6||His role has not changed since arriving at the NHL level. Average TOI has hovered between
17:00 - 19:00 per night
Element is easy to identify. He is threat to produce offensively when he is on his game and moving his feet
When his compete falls off his pace of play becomes an issue ... especially with tracking back the full 200ft and his awareness/detail away from the puck
Logs big minutes at even strength and on the first power play unit
Quick, accurate, hard release from his weak side. He has the ability to get pucks on net in tight areas.
Not the kind of player you want on the ice in key defensive zone scenarios with the game on the line.||18 janv. 2022||-|
|Ty Glover||C||21||1 of 2||57 DP||In the past his skating was a concern ... especially his edges and agility
His skating has improved and his overall impact has followed
Big body forward who plays a power game with better than average skill
Goes to the net. Battles in the trenches.
On occasion he will make plays off the rush
Good hands. Thinks the game offensively.
Plays a reliable 200ft game.
Stats should continue to improve with the way he is impacting games||3 déc. 2021||12 janv. 2022|
|Jackson Kunz||C||19||1 of 1||45 DP||Big body forward with reliable hockey IQ.
Skating needs to improve. Lacks required explosiveness, separation, and agility for the pro game
If his skating comes he has a chance to contribute a power forward role
He's hard to handle in the crease area and along the wall
At this stage in his development he is cautious and making sure he keeps on the right side of the play. Low risk approach.||10 déc. 2021||6 janv. 2022|
|Jacob Truscott||DG||19||2 of 4||51 DP||His role increased in December when players were away at World Junior Camps
Displayed solid vision and distribution on the PP during that time
See the ice pretty well. Outlets are mostly accurate.
Can direct pucks to the net but leans distributor overall
Defending will need to continue to improve
Struggles handling weight and containing opponents
Added strength and continued work on his agility will assist||10 déc. 2021||4 janv. 2022|
|Jacob Truscott||DG||19||1 of 4||55 DP||Projects to be a capable 2-way defender who can move pucks and thinks the game responsibly.
Nothing elite jumps off the page
Moves well. Thinks fine. Not loud in any one category.
Will need to add more strength and weight to his frame to defend at the pro level.
Provides secondary offense at the college level but more than likely a low risk player at the pro level.||27 nov. 2021||2 janv. 2022|
|Aidan McDonough||AG||21||1 of 4||57 RL||Good size forward who leans offense
Sees the ice and has a plus release
Can make plays in the offensive zone
Thinks, identifies, and makes solid decisions on the PP
No issues with his overall IQ and detail
Skating holds him back. If his quickness, separation, and agility improve he has a chance to be an NHL player||29 oct. 2021||1 janv. 2022|