D Troy Stecher
"Highly skilled two-way defenceman that displays tremendous poise with and without the puck. Soft hands that can pass as well as let rockets fly. Excellent vision and a playmaker’s knack for the game. Very aware and responsible defensively, but is not comfortable having the puck in his own end for too long and will take it upon himself to get the puck out of the defensive zone. His impact upon the game occurs at both ends of the ice as an offensive and defensive force. [Elite Prospects]"
Now, let me tell you Troy Stecher is a right-handed defenceman and I am sure you have heard enough.
Stecher, Canucks prospect Brock Boeser’s teammate at the University of North Dakota, is exactly what Vancouver needs. Listed at 5-foot-11, 192 pounds, he does not have an ideal NHL frame, but he makes up for it with his skill.
A responsible defenceman who can make an impact at both ends of the ice — Stecher style, not Luca Sbisa style.
An alternate captain at UND, Stecher had eight goals and 27 points in 39 games this season. He leads his team both on and off the ice.
Also important to note is the fact that Stecher was born in Richmond and grew up in the Greater Vancouver area. He played bantam hockey in Richmond, midget with the Greater Vancouver Canadians and junior with the BCHL’s Penticton Vees.
And who wouldn’t want to play for his hometown club?
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