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Canucks select 5 players at the 2020 NHL Entry Draft

...Canucks select three defencemen, a centre and a left winger

by Canucks Communications @Canucks / Vancouver Canucks

Vancouver, BC - The Vancouver Canucks selected five players in the 2020 NHL Entry Draft today, including defenceman Joni Jurmo 82nd overall, left wing Jackson Kunz 113th, defenceman Jacob Truscott 144th, centre Dmitry Zlodeyev 175th and defenceman Viktor Persson 191st. 

Jurmo, 18, accumulated 28 points (5-23-28), 28 penalty minutes and a +13 plus/minus rating in 43 games with Jokerit U20 (Jr. A SM-liiga) in 2019.20. He represented Team Finland at the International U20 Junior Games notching six points (3-3-6) in four games played.  

Video: Canucks draft D Joni Jurmo No. 82

Kunz, 18, recorded 69 points (40-29-69) and 56 penalty minutes in 45 games with Shattuck St. Mary's 18U Prep in 2019.20. He led the team in goals scored (40) and ranked second in points (69). He played in five games for the Green Bay Gamblers (USHL) in 2019.20 collecting one goal.  

Truscott, 18, played in 47 games for the U.S. National U18 Team (USDP) collecting 21 points (5-16-21) and 36 penalty minutes in 2019.20. He also recorded 11 points (4-7-11) in 19 games with USNTDP Juniors (USHL) in 2019.20. 

Video: Canucks Draft Jacob Truscott No. 144

Zlodeyev, 18, appeared in 42 games in 2019.20 for MHK Dynamo Moskva "A" (MHL) and tallied 28 points (12-16-28) and 45 penalty minutes. He also represented Russia at the International Junior Games, recording five points (1-4-5) and eight penalty minutes in 14 games played.

Video: Canucks Draft Dmitry Zlodeyev No. 175  

Persson, 18, tallied 18 points (5-13-18) and 14 penalty minutes in 26 games with Brynäs IF (J20 SuperElit) last season. He recorded three points (3-0-3) in six games with Brynäs IF (J20 Nationell) in 2020.21. 

Video: Jim Benning and Todd Harvey Post-Draft Comments


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