Over the years the Vancouver Canucks haven't had the greatest drafting history ever but right now the Canucks' prospects look really good for once. The drafting has in my opinion been very good (with the exception of Patrick White).
With names such as Cody Hodgson, Jordan Schroeder, Micheal Grabner, Yann Sauve, Anton Rodin and more the team looks to have a bright future. Now, without further ado I give the Top Five Canucks prospects.
The slick passing defenseman from Forestburg Alberta has enjoyed great success this year with the Manitoba Moose (the Canucks' farm team) putting up 23 assists and 26 points while racking up 64 penalty minutes but more importantly playing a rock solid defensive game. Size may be an issue but he makes up for it in talent.
The swift skating Austrian is one heck of a prospect (not to mention goal scorer) and has shown that he can play at the NHL level this season. Grabner who has been called up a couple of times because of injury has a real knack for finding the back of the net including his first career hat trick last week against Anaheim. Along with Grabner's speed he has a great shot and good passing skills.
Schneider is a great goaltender, one of the best goaltending prospects in the NHL. It's a shame the Canucks will most likely have to trade him because of the presence of Roberto Luongo.
Schneider (the reigning AHL goalie of the year) is a goaltender who isn't very big but is very athletic and has a great glove. He will most likely be used in a trade unfortunately.
The Markham Ontario native is a top-flight prospect and him being No. 2 on this list is just an attestation to how good the Canucks' prospects are. Chosen 10th in the fruitful 2008 NHL entry draft Hodgson has become one of the best prospects in the league and it was tough not to name him No. 1 but there's this man...........
The 19-year-old out of Minnesota is one of the best prospects in the NHL right now and one of if not the most talented player in the AHL right now. It was tough to decide who would be first on this list but it goes to Schroeder because of the time he's spent with the Moose so far. I predict he'll make the team next year.