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Prospect Profile: Adam Boqvist

...his game is raw, but he presents the highest ceiling of any defenceman in this draft class not named Rasmus Dahlin.

by Ryan Biech @ryanbiech / Canucks freelance writer

Adam Boqvist enters the 2018 NHL Entry Draft with a lot of questions.

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Prospect Profile: Quinn Hughes

...speed and skill is the name of the game in the NHL and defenceman Quinn Hughes has them both

by Ryan Biech @ryanbiech / Canucks freelance writer

Speed and skill is the name of the game in the NHL and defenceman Quinn Hughes should fit into that perfectly despite his smaller stature.

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Prospect Profile: Evan Bouchard

...London Knights defenceman could go early in the 2018 NHL Draft

by Ryan Biech @ryanbiech / Canucks freelance writer

Hailing from Oakville, Ontario, Evan Bouchard was the leading scorer, by 33 points, for the London Knights this past season, despite being a defenceman.

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Into the Hall

...former Canucks forward inducted into the B.C. Sports Hall of Fame

by Derek Jory @NoJoryous / Vancouver Canucks

Cliff Ronning loved being the underdog.  

At 5-foot-8 and 170-pounds, the now 52-year-old Burnaby, BC, native had to fight for everything he earned throughout his hockey career, which spanned an impressive 1,137 games in the NHL.

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Combine curiosity

...five players to keep an eye on this week in Buffalo

by Ryan Biech @ryanbiech / Freelance writer

The 2018 NHL Scouting Combine gets going this week with all the top prospects for the upcoming draft descending on Buffalo to be tested physically and mentally.

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Gold, Nilly gold!

...Canucks goaltender backs Sweden to a second straight gold medal

by Julie Robenhymer @JulieRobenhymer / Freelance writer

When the Vancouver Canucks season ended in early April, Anders Nilsson shut it down after a tough year, physically and mentally. He took a couple weeks away from the rink and wasn't skating or working out and even planned a vacation to Los Angeles to help him unwind. That's where he was when the Swedish Ice Hockey Federation called to see if he'd be willing to join the team for the 2018 IIHF World Championship in Denmark.

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Pettersson the playmaker

...Canucks prospect impressive at the World Championship

by Julie Robenhymer @JulieRobenhymer / Freelance writer

When Elias Pettersson started his rookie season in the Swedish Hockey League last September, he wasn't expecting much. He knew he had a lot of talent and potential, but also knew he was still 18 and would struggle physically at just 6-foot-2 and 165 pounds playing in the men's league.

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New kid on the block

...Canucks prospect Michael DiPietro is finding his feet at the World Championship

by Julie Robenhymer @JulieRobenhymer / Canucks freelance writer

After a stellar season with the Windsor Spitfires that earned him OHL Goaltender fo the Year honors, Michael DiPietro was at home with his family when the 18-year-old got a call from Warren Rychel, Windsor's general manager.

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Canucks at the World Championship

...four players will represent the Canucks in Denmark

by Derek Jory @NoJoryous / Vancouver Canucks

It's go time in Denmark. 

The 2018 IIHF World Championship kicks off this weekend in Copenhagen and Herning, with a handful of Canucks taking part.

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West Coast to the Core

...introducing the short-film 'Canucks to the Rescue'.

by Canucks @Canucks / Vancouver Canucks

If you hail from BC you have likely witnessed the beauty that is the North Shore mountains, but sadly not many are aware of the dangers they can present if you enter the backcountry unprepared. 

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