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Canucks select seven players in 2015 Draft

by Staff Writer / Vancouver Canucks

Sunrise, Florida – The Vancouver Canucks selected a total of seven players in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft: right wing Brock Boeser 23rd overall, defenceman Guillaume Brisebois 66th, centre Dmitry Zhukenov 114th, defenceman Carl Neill 144th, centre Adam Gaudette 149th, right wing Lukas Jasek 174th, and defenceman Tate Olson 210th. The 66th overall selection was acquired by trade from Carolina, plus a 7th round pick in 2016 for Eddie Lack and the 210th pick was acquired from San Jose in exchange for Patrick McNally.

Boeser, 18, tied for the United States Hockey League lead with 35 goals and ranked third with 68 points in 57 games played with the Waterloo Black Hawks this season. The Burnsville, Minnesota native has appeared in 65 career regular season games split with the Sioux City Musketeers and Waterloo Black Hawks, registering 72 points (38-34-72) and 32 penalty minutes.

Brisebois, 17, collected 28 points (4-24-28) and 34 penalty minutes in 63 games played with the Acadie- Bathurst Titan this season. He led all Titan defencemen in goals, assists and points. The Longueuil, Quebec native has appeared in 123 career regular season games with the Acadie-Bathurst Titan, registering 47 points (7-40-47) and 60 penalty minutes.

Zhukenov, 18, registered 19 points (3-16-19) and 42 penalty minutes in 35 games played with Omskie Yastreby of the MHL. Internationally, the Omsk, Russia native has represented his country at the 2014 World Junior A Challenge, the 5 Nations Tournament, and the 2014 Ivan Hlinka Memorial.

Neill, 18, led all Sherbrooke Phoenix defencemen in goals (14) and ranked second in points (40) and assists (26) in 63 games played this season. He also finished first amongst Phoenix defencemen in playoff scoring, collecting six points (1-5-6) in six games.

Gaudette, 18, collected 30 points (13-17-30) and 55 penalty minutes in 50 games played with the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders of the USHL. On the international stage, the Braintree, Massachusetts native has represented his nation at the 2014 World Junior A Challenge.

Jasek, 17, registered two assists (0-2-2) and four penalty minutes in 27 games played with Trinec Ocelari HC of the Czech Republic League. On the international stage, the Trinec, Czech Republic native has represented his nation at the 2014 and 2015 5 Nations Tournament, the 2014 4 Nations Tournament, and the 2014 Ivan Hlinka Memorial.

Olson, 18, ranked third among Prince George Cougars defencemen in points (24) and assists (19) and fourth in goals (5) in 68 games played. He finished tied for second on the team with three goals (3-0-3) in five playoff games.

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