NHL Draft 2012 Results: What This Means for the Future of the Vancouver Canucks

June 23rd, 2012 by Riley Kufta Leave a reply »
Yesterday, as five new players entered the Vancouver Canucks' organization, we received some insight into the strategy for the future. 

The players drafted by the Canucks are as follows:

Brendan Gaunce (26th overall): C, 6'1", 207 lbs

Alexandre Mallet (57th overall): LW, 6'1", 195 lbs

Ben Hutton (147th overall): D, 6'2", 183 lbs

Wesley Myron (177th overall): LW, 6'1", 182 lbs

Matthew Beattie (207th overall): LW, 6'3", 173 lbs


Based on the size of the players drafted, it's fair to assume that the Vancouver Canucks of the future will be a large team—not just because of these players, but the preferences shown by Mike Gillis and the scouting staff of the Vancouver Canucks. 

But, as we all know, many late draft picks never make it to the NHL, let alone become impact players. And for that reason, I'm going to focus this article on the selection of Brendan Gaunce, and what that could mean for the future of the Vancouver Canucks. 

Brendan Gaunce is a center who stands 6'1" and weighs in at 207 lbs. He was born in Sudbury, Ontario and played for the Bell ...

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