What's up everybody! Derek Jory here, back at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida, for the second day of the NHL Draft. In case you missed any of Friday's action, you can find it here.
Same story today as Friday as I'll be bringing you all the action from the 2015 NHL Draft; rumours will be in italics, confirmed confirmations in bold and general nonsense everywhere else. I won't report every pick, instead focusing on what you aren't seeing or hearing from other outlets. For example: Trevor Linden is wearing his lucky tie today.
If you've got any questions, comments, complaints or you just want to say hi, leave a comment below, tweet @VanCanucks using the hashtag #Canucksdraft or shout it from a rooftop. I'll hear you.
Let's do this.
SATURDAY, JUNE 27, 2015
9:30 a.m. (EST) -- And we're back. Although the Canucks don't have a 2nd round pick, don't stray too far away because anything can happen. Unless Vancouver trades up, the Canucks first pick of the day will come in the 4th round, 114th overall. More details on what picks we have can be found here.
9:40 a.m. (EST) -- The live stream is now available for your viewing pleasure.
9:54 a.m. (EST) -- What a difference a day makes. The BT&T Center is empty, I can honestly count all the fans in the house and there are 50.
10:15 a.m. (EST) -- CONFIRMED: The Canucks have acquired the 66th overall pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft and a 7th round pick in 2016 from the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for goaltender Eddie Lack.
The additional pick provides Vancouver a total of six selections in the 2015 Draft: 23 (RW - Brock Boeser), 66, 114, 144, 149, and 174.
10:45 a.m. (EST) -- Not much to say right now. The social media reaction to the Lack deal is 100 per cent negative, which it was when Cory Schneider was traded as well. Now we have Bo Horvat and I'm sure Jim Benning will turn these picks into something great too. Right now, it's tough. We gave up the known for the unknown and that's scary. But the day is young and anything can happen, clearly.
11:17 a.m. (EST) -- With the 66th overall pick (acquired in Lack trade), the Canucks select Guillaume Brisebois.
Not sure if our new draftee is in the house or not, but president Trevor Linden is speaking momentarily, so I’ll be back in a jiff.
12:00 p.m. (EST) -- More on Brisebois, the 6-foot-2, 175-pound defenceman who played for Acadie-Bathurst, QMJHL, last season:
• As a 17-year-old sophomore in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, Brisebois served as captain and led Titan defensemen with 28 points (4-24—28) in 63 games.
• Brisebois is a two-time medalist with Canada, winning gold at the 2014 Ivan Hlinka Memorial and bronze at the 2015 Under-18 World Junior Championship. He also represented Team Quebec at the 2014 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.
• In 2012-13, Brisebois collected 22 points (5-17—22) in 40 games while playing with Jeremy Roy (No. 21 NA Skater) and Anthony Beauvillier (No. 33 NA Skater) on College Antoine-Girouard in Quebec’s Midget AAA league.
• His brother, Mathieu, has played the past two seasons in the American Hockey League and East Coast Hockey League.
• A defenseman, he played forward until he reached the bantam age group.
12:00 p.m. (EST) -- CONFIRMED: Canucks trade Patrick McNally to the San Jose Sharks for the 210th overall selection in this draft.
12:13 p.m. (EST) -- With the 114th overall pick, the Canucks select Dmitry Zhukenov, a forward from Osmk, Russia.
There are no photos of Zhukenov on Getty. Great.
12:39 p.m. (EST) -- With the 144th overall pick, the Canucks select Carl Neill, a defenceman from Boisbriand, QC.
Neill exists on Getty. Thank goodness.
12:45 p.m. (EST) -- With the 149th overall pick, the Canucks select Adam Gaudette, a forward from Braintree, MA.
No Getty for Gaudette. Amazing.
12:49 p.m. (EST) -- Want to hear more about the trade that sent Lack to Carolina? Trevor Linden discusses it in detail.
1:08 p.m. (EST) -- With the 174th overall pick, the Canucks select Lukas Jasek, a forward from Trinec, CZE.
ONE PHOTO ON GETTY!!
1:10 p.m. (EST) -- Adam Gaudette, the 149th overall pick, was with family when he found out Vancouver had selected him. The reactionary video is great and his mom wins the draft.
1:45 p.m. (EST) -- With the 210 overall pick, the Canucks select Tate Olson, a defenceman from Prince George.
2:21 p.m. (EST) -- That's a wrap on the 2015 NHL Draft. The Canucks end up with seven players: four forwards and three defencemen; Benning just spoke and said he's pleased with how everything went down and he expects "three or four of these picks to be NHLers."
2:23 p.m. (EST) -- Thank you for following along. I need a taco.