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Canucks Select Prab Rai in the Fifth Round of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft

by Staff Writer / Vancouver Canucks
Vancouver, B.C. – Vancouver Canucks General Manager Mike Gillis announced today that the Canucks have selected right wing Prab Rai in the fifth round, 131st overall in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.


Rai, 18, was a member of the Seattle Thunderbirds in the 2007-08 season where he recorded 65 points (20-45-65) and 21 penalty minutes in 72 games played. The 6’0”, 191 lbs right wing also played in 11 playoff games with Seattle, registering six points (2-4-6) and four penalty minutes.

Rai also played for Team Canada in the 2005-06 World under-17 Championships.

Rai was born on November 22, 1989 in Surrey, B.C.

PRAB RAI’S CAREER STATS
Season Team League GP G A PTS PIM
2005-06 Prince George Cougars WHL 38 5 0 5 15
2006-07 Prince George Cougars WHL 24 2 3 5 12
2006-07 Seattle Thunderbirds WHL 38 5 14 19 18
2007-08 Seattle Thunderbirds WHL 72 20 45 65 21
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