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Canucks Prospects Update

...prospects here, there and everywhere!

by Canucks staff @Canucks / Vancouver Canucks

The big club is on a roll winning their past three games at Rogers Arena.

They now embark on a four-game road trip that will feature matchups against the reigning Stanley Cup Champions, Jack Hughes and the New Jersey Devils, Kaapo Kakko and the Rangers, and then finishing up with another contest against the Red Wings.

With the team leaving the confines of home to head out on the road, it's a great time to check in on the prospects within the organization.

Russia

  • After bouncing around the three leagues in Russia during September, it appears that Vasili Podkolzin has landed in the VHL for the foreseeable future. The VHL is the second division in Russia and has allowed the winger to get some consistent ice-time over the last few weeks. In fourteen games at that level this season, Podkolzin has scored two goals and added an additional three assists. He is averaging 12:18 of ice time per game which is up from the 7:48 per game that he played there last season.

Tweet from @Canucks: Unreal #Canucks prospect plays 3������ - @podkolzin19🍎 on October 11th; Podkolzin has two goals and three assists in 14 @vhl_src games this season. pic.twitter.com/Nh8sVUpaMy

  • Artyom Manukyan has not appeared in any KHL regular season games after sustaining an injury in the pre-season.

Sweden

  • 2019 2nd round pick Nils Hoglander hasn't suited up for Rogle since October 3rd as a result of an elbow that led to a five-game suspension. The final game of the suspension is the October 19th game against Skelleftea, and he should suit up for Rogle shortly after that.
  • Linus Karlsson has suited up in 11 games for Karlskrona in the Allsvenskan. Despite being a natural centre, Karlsson has seen some time as a winger on their top line. He has two goals and three assists thus far this season.
  • 2019 7th round pick Arvid Costmar had been playing so well for Linkoping's U20 team in the SuperElit that he had earned a call-up to the big club in the Swedish Hockey League. Unfortunately, he suffered an injury in his third game in the SHL and hasn't played since October 5th.

Finland

  • Defenceman Toni Utunen has been unable to play any Liiga games for Tappara this season. He appeared to suffer an injury in their Champions Hockey League action in early September.
  • Petrus Palmu has signed a deal with JYP in Liiga for the 2019-20 season. He made quite the debut with two goals and two assists in his first game with the new club but has been held off the scoresheet in the three games since.

Czech Republic

  • Karel Plasek has suited up in 10 games for HC Kometa Brno in the Czech Extraliga. He has one goal and one assist thus far.

NCAA

  • The Canucks are well represented at Northeastern with Tyler Madden and Aidan McDonough playing for the Huskies this season. Madden has been held off the scoresheet in the three contests this season, while McDonough hasn't dressed.
  • William Lockwood hasn't been able to find the scoresheet in Michigan's first game this season.
  • Cornell (Jack Malone) and Harvard (Jack Rathbone) have yet to have their seasons begin.

CHL

  • Carson Focht has four goals and six assists in six games with the Hitmen this season. He seems to stand out every night with his relentless work ethic, puck skills, and offensive awareness. He has been given the reigns on their first line centre role and has taken advantage of it thus far.

Tweet from @Canucks: Unreal #Canucks prospect plays 1������ - @cfocht20 🚨 from October 12th; Focht has four goals and six assists in six games with the @WHLHitmen this season. pic.twitter.com/jh1wBWnZ5u

  • Jett Woo hasn't been able to put up the same points as he did last year but the 2018 2nd round pick has been a consistent piece for the Hitmen on their second pair. He has one goal and two assists in seven games.

Tweet from @Canucks: Unreal #Canucks prospect plays 4������ - @Jett_Woo🚨 on October 6th; Woo has one goal and two assists in seven games for the @WHLHitmen. pic.twitter.com/yhUxG4qyjj

  • Both Jett Woo and Carson Focht were named to Team WHL for the Canada/Russia series in November.
  • Arturs Silovs has played four games for the Barrie Colts posting a 2-1-1 record with 3.21 GAA and 0.902 SV%. Both his GAA and SV% are best on his team.

Tweet from @Canucks: Unreal #Canucks prospect plays 2������ - Arturs Silovs ���🚨��� on October 15th; Silovs has played four games for the @OHLBarrieColts posting a 2-1-1 record with 3.21 GAA and 0.902 SV%. pic.twitter.com/lZvN0yVRoG

  • Ethan Keppen has two goals and two assists in seven games for the Flint Firebirds. Although the point totals aren't there, Keppen and the Firebirds have been playing well.

Tweet from @Canucks: Unreal #Canucks prospect plays 5������ - @EthanKeppen92 🚨 on September 29th; Keppen has two goals and two assists in seven games for the @FlintFirebirds. pic.twitter.com/O83s3naUB5

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