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Canucks Prospects Update

...the latest on prospects all over the world

by Canucks staff @Canucks / Vancouver Canucks

The Canucks return from a successful road trip that saw them secure six of the eight available points.

Down in Utica, the Comets are off to a 5-0 start with some impressive wins over some tough opponents including the reigning Calder Cup winning Charlotte Checkers.

Looking deeper into the organization, there are plenty of prospects that had a great week. We'll take our weekly look at all the up-and-comers in the organization.


  • Vasili Podkolzin had himself a fantastic week. In three VHL games with SKA-Neva St. Petersburg, he posted one goal and two assists. With two goals and five assists in 12 games at that level, he's already matched his goal totals from last season and exceeded his assist and point numbers. Prior to the game this morning, he is averaging ice-time of 15:51 per game and is making the most of the opportunity being afforded to him in Russia's second division.

Tweet from @Canucks: Superb #Canucks prospect plays 5������ - @podkolzin19🚨 from October 22nd; wicked backhander from the big man. 💪

  • He was also named to Team Russia for the Canada/Russia Series in November. The Russians will take on teams from all three Canadian Hockey League's in preparation for the World Juniors and hopefully Podkolzin will suit up against the WHL and fellow Canucks prospects Jett Woo and Carson Focht.
  • Artyom Manukyan remains out of the lineup for Avangard (KHL).


  • Nils Hoglander has completed his five game SHL suspension and returned to the Rogle BK lineup earlier today. They are currently first in the SHL but adding Hoglander to the middle six will be a welcome arrival. Hoglander was named to Team Sweden for the U20 Four Nations event that will happen iN Helsinki, Finland from November 8th-10th.
  • Linus Karlsson appeared in two games this past week and was held off the scoresheet in both.
  • 2019 7th round pick Arvid Costmar remains out of Linkoping's lineup due to injury. He sits at 10 points (5-5-10) in 7 SuperElit games and 0 points in 3 SHL games this season.


  • Toni Utunen still has not suited up for Tappara in any Liiga regular season games as he recovers from an injury.
  • Petrus Palmu found the scoresheet with two assists in his first game this past week and then had a one goal and two assist performance yesterday. He now has nine points (3-6-9) in six Liiga games this season.

Czech Republic

  • Czech forward Karel Plasek was held off the scoresheet in two games this past week but scored this beauty in the previous week:

Tweet from @Canucks: Superb #Canucks prospect plays 4������ - @PlasekKarel🚨 from October 13th; What. A. Shot. 🎯

Plasek was named to the Czech Republic squad for the Four Nations U20 tournament in early November.


  • 3rd round pick Tyler Madden broke his mini slump with a two-goal performance in Northeastern's only game this past week. He now has two goals in four games this season.

Tweet from @Canucks: Superb #Canucks prospect plays 6������ - @tp_madden10🚨 from October 18th; Madden had two goals this past weekend playing alongside fellow #Canucks prospect @amcdonough10. 🙌

  • Aidan McDonough made his collegiate debut for Northeastern in that same game. He lined up on Madden's wing and looked good in that role for the Huskies.
  • Like Madden, William Lockwood was able to bust the mini slump to start the season with a tally against Lake Superior State. He now has one goal in four games as the captain of the University of Michigan Wolverines.

Tweet from @Canucks: Superb #Canucks prospect plays 3������ - @lockwood_will🚨 from October 18th; first goal of many to come this season for Lockwood. 👊

  • Jack Malone and Cornell will play an exhibition game against the USNDTP U18 this Saturday and then get things going against Michigan State on November 1st.
  • Harvard (Jack Rathbone) follows the same timeline but they play Dartmouth in exhibition on Saturday before kicking off their season with a rematch against Dartmouth.


  • Carson Focht continues his torrid pace to start this season with three goals in the two Calgary Hitmen games (WHL) this past week. He is now up to seven goals and six assists in eight games. He leads the Hitmen in goals and is tied for the lead in points.

Tweet from @Canucks: Superb #Canucks prospect plays 1������ - @cfocht20 🚨 from October 18th; scored two goals on the night, leads @WHLHitmen in goals this season. 👀

  • Jett Woo was able to pick up an assist over those same two games this week.
  • 2019 6th round pick Arturs Silovs appears to be gaining the coaches trust as he started two of the three games for the Barrie Colts this past week. He is now 3-2-1 with a 3.32 GAA and 0.890 SV%.
  • Ethan Keppen had himself a dandy of a week scoring one goal and assisting on three more in three Flint Firebirds games this past week. He had been playing well since the start of the season, but the pucks have finally started to go in for him.

Tweet from @Canucks: Superb #Canucks prospect plays 2������ - @EthanKeppen92🚨 from October 19th; Keppen scored one goal and had three assists over the past week. 🔥

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