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Canucks Prospects Update update on Canucks young guns around the world

by Canucks staff @Canucks / Vancouver Canucks

It's been an emotional past week for the organization with Daniel and Henrik Sedin's jerseys being raised to the rafters, not too mention the tense playoff race that the team is currently in.

But it has been two weeks since we looked at the prospects within the organization, so let's take a look at all the things that have happened in the past couple of weeks.


  • Vasili Podkolzin hasn't been able to keep up his scoring since late January but has finally been seeing regular ice-time in the KHL. The 10th overall selection has seen at least 11 minutes of ice-time in every game since January 23rd and is making his presence felt with his confident play.If he keeps doing what he is doing, the points will continue to come.
  • Artyom Manukyan returned to the KHL on January 21st and dressed in seven games after missing most of the season due to an injury suffered in the pre-season. Unfortunately, he was injured in February 3rd game against Metallurg and hasn't suited up since. He has scored two goals and assisted on another in those seven games.


  • Given some breaks in European leagues, Nils Hoglander has only played three games since our last update on January 29th. He registered one assist in those three games. That assist was his seventh of the season and 14th point of the season. He has already matched his goal total (7) from last season and will look to add to those as Rogle BK battles for position in the SHL playoff race.

Tweet from @Canucks: 🔥 #Canucks prospect plays 5������ - Nils Hoglander🍏 on February 13th; a nice play along the boards leads to an even nicer goal. Hoglander is an assist and a point from matching his totals from last season. 👏

  • Linus Karlsson is up to three goals and nine assists in eight games with BIK Karlskoga in the Allsvenskan (2nd division in Sweden). On the season, he has eleven goals and twenty-three assists in forty-four games split between BIK and Karlskrona. He is currently sidelined with an injury.
  • Arvid Costmar has been on fire in the SuperElit league. Since our last update, he has played in two games and scored three goals and two assists in that time. He is now up to twenty-one goals and twenty assists in twenty-four games with Linkoping HC J20 and has eleven more points than the second leading scorer on his team despite player 12 fewer games. His 1.71 points per game is tied for the best point-per-game rate in the SuperElit.


  • Toni Utunen was unable to register a point in the five games he played over the last two weeks but is continuing to play a regular role for Tappara in Liiga.
  • Petrus Palmu sits at eleven goals and eighteen assists in thirty-eight games this season.

Czech Republic

  • Karel Plasek didn't officially register a point over the past two weeks but has looked more confident and engaged for HC Kometa Brno in Extraliga. He had a great play in a recent game that saw him win a puck battle leading to a goal for but he didn't officially hit the scoresheet on it. He has three goals and three assists in thirty-three games this season.


  • Where do you even begin with Tyler Madden? Since our last update on January 29th, Madden registered points in all four games to extend his point streak to nine games. He has six goals and nine assists during this streak which has vaulted him to eighteen goals and eighteen assists in twenty-six games. He has set new NCAA career highs in goals, assists, points, and penalty minutes.

Tweet from @Canucks: 🔥 #Canucks prospect plays 3������ - @tp_madden10🚨 on January 31st; picks off the pass and picks up another goal as #HobeyMaddness continues!VOTE NOW: ������🗳

  • Madden sits fourth in NCAA scoring and this past Monday, he helped Northeastern win their third consecutive BeanPot championship with an OT win over Boston University.
  • Aidan McDonough doesn't have the same point streak as Madden but stepped up huge for Northeastern in that aforementioned OT win. McDonough scored one goal and assisted on two more in that game and now has ten goals and fourteen assists in twenty-three games. He is 6th in NCAA rookie scoring.

Tweet from @Canucks: 🔥 #Canucks prospect plays 4������ - @amcdonough10🚨 on February 10th; a perfect spot, right in the slot, in the Beanpot Final! 🎯

  • Wiliam Lockwood has six goals and ten assists in twenty-five games this season with the University of Michigan.

Tweet from @Canucks: 🔥 #Canucks prospect plays 2������ - @lockwood_will🚨 on January 31st; quick hands, quick goal 👌

  • Jack Malone still sits at one goal five assists in twenty-one games this season with Cornell University.
  • Jack Rathbone and Harvard University unfortunately lost to Northeastern in the first round of the BeanPot championship. Rathbone sits at four goals and fifteen assists in twenty games this season.


  • Carson Focht just continues to find his way onto the scoresheet for the Calgary Hitmen. He has twenty-seven goals, which is a new WHL career high for him, and seventeen assists in forty-nine games this season.

Tweet from @Canucks: 🔥 #Canucks prospect plays 1������ - @cfocht20🚨 on February 9th; the swoop, the snap, the score! 🎉

  • Jett Woo has embraced being the go-to guy on the backend extremely well. Suiting up for fifty-two games this season, Woo has seven goals and twenty-eight assists.
  • Arturs Silovs continues to play solid for the Barrie Colts in 2020. In four games since January 29th, Silovs has stopped 149 of the 162 shots he faced for an impressive 0.919 SV% during that time. He is now 13-10-1-2 with a 3.62 GAA and 0.895 SV%.
  • Ethan Keppen hasn't played since February 1st - but he picked up an assist in three straight games prior to that. He is now up to twenty-nine points in forty-four games this season.
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