An undersized defenseman who flew under the radar when he was drafted in the fifth round by the Vancouver Canucks in 2018, Toni Utunen continues to make waves offensively in international competition against Canada and hopes to captain Finland's World Junior team this winter.
It's an all-prospects blog, with a look at where the Vancouver Canucks' prospects stand after the World Junior Summer Showcase, Vasily Podkolzin and Artyom Manukyan in action for Team Russia at the Sochi Hockey Open and hope that more depth will lead to better results for the Utica Comets next season.
Looking at the career arcs of the NHL's past Calder Trophy-winning forwards and today's top centres, it looks like Elias Pettersson is well-positioned to improve on his stellar rookie season in his second year with the Vancouver Canucks.
While Elias Pettersson graces the cover of the Swedish edition of EA Sports' NHL20 and Brock Boeser starts to show the slick skills that have endeared him to Vancouver fans, the Canucks' front office gets a rougher ride in The Athletic's annual front-office confidence survey.
Less than a month before he hits the ice with SKA St. Petersburg when the 2019-20 KHL season begins, here's a look at the Vancouver Canucks' 2019 first-round draft pick, Vasily Podkolzin.
With Jacob Markstrom headed toward unrestricted free agency, the door is open for Thatcher Demko to push for the Canucks' top goaltending job next season. Plus, thoughts on the Marner offer sheet rumour and Luongo's jersey retirement.
He juggles on a unicycle and scores highlight-reel goals. And the Vancouver Canucks' second-round draft pick Nils Hoglander will hit the ice next week to try to earn himself a spot on Team Sweden at the 2020 World Junior Championship.
A closer look at the impact of the third-round pick the Vancouver Canucks sent to Tampa Bay in the J.T. Miller trade, plus changes in the scouting department and updates on Elias Pettersson, Brock Boeser and Sven Baertschi.
With Friday's report that the Vancouver Canucks have extended the contract of their general manager, the onus is now on Jim Benning to show that his vision will yield a playoff team sooner rather than later.