Vancouver Canucks prospect Brock Boeser is on his way to become an elite hockey player, most recently being named to the 2015-16 NCHC All-Rookie Team.
There is no doubt that the Vancouver Canucks will have a lot of fun with their 2015 first-round pick, forward Brock Boeser, for years to come. A freshman at the University of North Dakota, Boeser was named to the 2015-16 NCHC All-Rookie Team, receiving 13 first-place votes — more than any other player.
The team is completed with forwards Dylan Gambrell (Denver) and Jack Roslovic (Miami), defencemen Jimmy Schuldt and Will Borgen (both St. Cloud State), as well as goaltender Evan Weninger (Omaha).
Prior to that, the Burnsville, Minnesota native received NCHC Offensive Player of the Week honours for the week of February 29th to March 6th. From the NCHC’s official release:
Boeser wrapped up a stellar regular-season freshman campaign with a six-point weekend, leading UND to a sweep of Western Michigan and the outright Penrose Cup title. The Vancouver Canucks first-round draft pick tallied three goals and three assists in the two games as he captured the NCHC scoring (35 points) and goal-scoring titles (20 goals) in conference play, the first freshman to do so. In Friday’s 8-1 victory, he tied a career high with four points on a pair of goals and assists each. Boeser had a hand in each of the first three goals, scoring the first and third markers while assisting on the game-winning goal. A night later, he logged another multi-point game with a goal and an assist in a 5-4 comeback win, scoring the first goal to tie the game and assisting on another goal that pulled UND even at 3-3. Boeser was named first star of the game both nights against WMU. He finished the series with a plus-4 rating, which all came on Friday, while putting five shots on goal.
But that is not enough. Boeser also won the Penrose Cup, the NCHC’s regular season championship trophy, with his North Dakota Fighting Hawks. An absolutely stellar season for the Canucks prospect.
Boeser led his team in scoring with 25 goals and 43 points in 34 games, good for 11th in the entire NCAA.
While the Vancouver Canucks definitely need some offensive firepower, Boeser will stay at college for the 2016-17 season.
With right wingers Jannik Hansen, Jake Virtanen, Alexandre Burrows, Derek Dorsett and possibly Emerson Etem under contract for the upcoming season, there won’t be room for Boeser. Plus, he will get some more time to develop and win championships in the NCAA.
But, you can be sure that he will be ready in 2017.