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Canucks Prospects Update

...a look at prospects all over the globe

by Canucks staff @Canucks / Vancouver Canucks

The good times continue for the organization.

With an 8-3-1 record on the season, and 8-1-1 in the last ten games, there are plenty of things to be excited about around the Canucks. But that is only the beginning of the exciting things happening in the organization.

The Utica Comets are 8-0-0 to start the year and plenty of the prospects around the world in the junior leagues making waves. Including one who took the hockey world by storm with a highlight reel goal this week.

We're back for the weekly update to keep you informed on everything happening with the prospects in the organization.


  • Vasili Podkolzin's strong play over the last few weeks in the second division in Russia (VHL) earned him a call-up to the KHL. He hasn't dressed for two of three games that he has been with SKA but being around the big club is a good sign for him. SKA St Petersburg has been surprisingly healthy this season and thus there hasn't been a natural spot opened up for the Canucks prospect.

Podkolzin will be making his way to Canada this week to represent Russia at the Canada/Russia Series. He had a really strong performance against his peers at a U20 Four Nations event and will look to keep that up as he prepares for the World Juniors in December.

  • Artyom Manukyan remains out of the lineup for Avangard (KHL).


  • Nils Hoglander was trending on Tuesday after this highlight reel goal:

Tweet from @Canucks: 🔥 #Canucks prospect plays 6������- Nils HoglanderAny excuse to send this goal out again! 🤯🤯🤯

    He played four games since our last update with that lacrosse-style goal being his lone point during that time.  

    • Linus Karlsson continues to see success on the wing for Karlskrona in the Allsvenskan. In three games since our last update, he registered two goals and one assist.

    Tweet from @Canucks: 🔥 #Canucks prospect plays 4������ - Linus Karlsson 🚨 on October 25th; Nice goal, nice celly. 🙌

    • Arvid Costmar returned from injury yesterday and scored this tally for the U20 team:

    Tweet from @Canucks: 🔥 #Canucks prospect plays 1������ - @Costmararvid 🚨 on October 30th; first game back in the U20 league (Superelit) after suffering an injury a few weeks ago. Beauty goal. 👀

    He'll look to round back into form and work his way back up to the SHL club.


    • Toni Utunen made his return to the Tappara lineup this past week. He played two games over the weekend, picking up one assist along the way. The timing of his return is a bonus as he is expected to be a big part of the Finnish defence at the World Juniors. If all goes according to plan, he will have plenty of time to work off the rust before heading to their training camp in early December
    • Petrus Palmu continues to make his impact felt for JYP. In two games over the weekend, he had one goal and one assist. He now has 11 points (4-7-11) in 8 games and has cracked the top five in scoring for the team despite missing the teams first nine games.

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    • 2019 6th round pick Karel Plasek was unable to register any points over past week. Like Hoglander and Costmar, he will participate in the U20 Four Nations event in early November and look to use that mini tournament as a showcase for the World Juniors selection process.


    • Tyler Madden continues to find the back of the net with regularity. In two games this past weekend, Madden found the back of the net on three separate occasions. He is up to five goals in six games.

    Tweet from @Canucks: 🔥 #Canucks prospect plays 5������ - @tp_madden10🚨 on October 25th; Madden goes hard to the net and is rewarded. 👏

    • Aidan McDonough has been unable to register his first NCAA point this season but has been playing well for Northeastern.
    • William Lockwood scored two goals since our last update - he now has three goals in six games for the University of Michigan.
    • Jack Malone registered one assist for Cornell as they defeated the U18 US National Development Team Program by a 3-0 score this past weekend.
    • After a long wait, Jack Rathbone will kick off his NCAA season this weekend with a contest against Dartmouth. He had a great freshman season for the Crimson last year and will look to take on a bigger role for them.


    • Carson Focht tallied two goals in three games over the past week. He now has 15 points in 11 games, which is good enough for 18th in WHL scoring.

    Tweet from @Canucks: 🔥 #Canucks prospect plays 2������ - @cfocht20🚨 on October 27th; NBD, just the OT game-winner in an outdoor game! 😎

    • After a slow start to the year, Jett Woo is seeing his name on the scoresheet with a bit more regularity. He had three helpers in those same three Hitmen games.
    • Goaltender Arturs Silovs started two games for the Barrie Colts (OHL) over the past week and was victorious in both.

    Tweet from @Canucks: 🔥 #Canucks prospect plays 3������ - Arturs Silovs ���🚨��� on October 26th; Silovs does his best impression of a brick wall. 🧱🧱🧱

    • Ethan Keppen scored one goal this past week.
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