Newark, New Jersey – Vancouver Canucks President & General Manager Michael D. Gillis announced today that the Canucks have selected centre Bo Horvat, forward Hunter Shinkaruk, centre Cole Cassels, defenceman Jordan Subban, defenceman Anton Cederholm, defenceman Mike Williamson and Miles Liberati in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. Vancouver held the 9th, 24th, 85th, 115th, 145th, 175th and 205th overall selections after a deal that saw Vancouver acquire the 9th overall pick from the New Jersey Devils in exchange for goaltender Cory Schneider.
Horvat, 18, was selected 9th overall in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. He had 33 goals (33-28-61) in 67 regular-season games in 2012.13 for London of the OHL and was named the Most Valuable Player of the OHL playoffs.
Shinkaruk, 18, was selected 24th overall in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. He served as Medicine Hat’s captain during the 2012.13 season and finished first on the team in assists (49) and second in both goals (37) and points (86). He also led the Tigers in playoff scoring with three goals and three assists in eight games.
Cassels, 18, was selected 85th overall in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. The 6’0”, 178-pound centre collected 43 points (15-28-43) and 61 penalty minutes in 64 games played for the Oshawa Generals.
Subban, 18, was selected 115th overall in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. In 2012.13, Subban finished sixth among Ontario Hockey League defencemen with 51 points in 68 regular season games (15-36-51). Internationally, Subban helped Team Canada earn a gold medal at the 2012 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament and played for Ontario’s bronze-medal team at the 2012 Under-17 World Hockey Challenge.
Anton Cederholm, 18, was selected 145th overall in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. In 2012.13 he collected 13 points (5-8-13) in 36 games with Rogle junior.
Williamson, 18, was selected 175th overall in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. He recorded 11 points (1-10-11) and 35 penalty minutes in 23 games for Spruce Grove of the AJHL in 2012.13.
Liberati, 18, was selected 205th overall in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. He notched nine points (3-6-9) in 42 games played for London of the OHL in 2012.13.