Vancouver Canucks: Where Is the 2005 NHL Entry Draft Class?

November 20th, 2010 by Kevin W Leave a reply »
At the 2005 NHL Entry Draft in Ottawa, Ontario, the Vancouver Canucks held six draft picks: a first rounder (10th overall), a second rounder (51st overall), a fourth rounder (114th overall), a fifth rounder (138th overall), a sixth rounder (185th overall) and a seventh rounder (205th overall).

Back in 2004, the Canucks dealt their third round (71st overall pick) to the Dallas Stars to acquire the 91st overall pick to select defenceman Alexander Edler.

Luc Bourdon (D) - 1st round, 10th overall

Bourdon, the sixth ranked North American skater, was taken by the Canucks, a team with no up-and-coming defencemen, with the hope he could become a franchise defenceman with the team—he definitely had the tools. He was a complete defenceman at 6'3" and 200 pounds: he skated and moved the puck well,  possessed a booming point shot and had shutdown ability. However, it was documented that Bourdon's hockey sense was lacking and is inconsistent.

In his first year of pro hockey in 2007-08, Bourdon was called up on numerous occasions and ended up suiting up in 27 games. He lit the lamp twice, unleashing that cannon of a shot on a one- ...

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