Vancouver Canucks Invite Cain Franson to Prospects Camp

The Vancouver Canucks have invited Vancouver Giants (WHL) forward Cain Franson to prospects training camp, the Vancouver Province reports.

The 20 year old winger and centre attended the Canucks summer conditioning camp in July. He will participate in the 2013 Young Stars Classic from September 5 to 9. An invitation to main camp could be on the docket if he impresses.

“I’m very excited for the opportunity,” Franson said. “It was a long off-season and I did lots of training, so it was exciting to get the call. I got a call earlier in the week and I gladly accepted it. The news definitely made my week.

Last season, Franson put up a 29 goals and 54 points in 60 games with the Giants as a 19 year old. He is expected return to the Giants as one of the team’s three overagers regardless of his performance at camp. Franson stands at 6’1″, but weighs in a measly 167 pounds, which is not suitable for the pro game.

Steve Ewen of the Province writes:

Unless he’s mesmerizing at training camp, though, you can see an NHL club wanting him to have a season as a first-line forward under Giants coach Don Hay, especially being a slighter guy at 6-foot-1 and 167 pounds.

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