Vancouver Canucks: 5 Low-Profile RFAs Vancouver Could Target

Dec 30, 2015; Ottawa, Ontario, CAN; Ottawa Senators defenseman Fredrik Claesson (49 skates with the puck in the third period against the New Jersey Devils at the Canadian Tire Centre. The Devils defeated the Senators 3-0. Mandatory Credit: Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 30, 2015; Ottawa, Ontario, CAN; Ottawa Senators defenseman Fredrik Claesson (49 skates with the puck in the third period against the New Jersey Devils at the Canadian Tire Centre. The Devils defeated the Senators 3-0. Mandatory Credit: Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports /
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RW/LW Brett Bulmer

When the Minnesota Wild used their 39th-overall selection of the 2010 NHL Draft on forward Brett Bulmer, they were hoping to get a big power forward who can score and play a gritty game. So far, Bulmer has been focused on the latter.

The 6-foot-4, 212-pound winger had 65 goals and 151 points along with 299 penalty minutes in 178 games for the Western Hockey League’s Kelowna Rockets. In a professional career derailed by injuries, Bulmer struggled to transfer his offensive skills to the next level. So far, he recorded 23 goals and 55 points in 199 AHL games and added three assists in 17 NHL contests.

Bulmer made it to the last roster cut prior to the 2015-16 campaign but was sent down to AHL Iowa to start the season. Since then, he was called up just once, playing a total of 20:09 over three games.

Born in Prince George, BC, Bulmer probably wouldn’t mind a move to Vancouver, as he has clearly fallen out of favour with the Wild. For the Canucks, he could fill a role similar to that of Derek Dorsett, while working on his offensive production.

From Hockey’s Future:

"Bulmer is a big body who can hit and defend effectively. More oriented to the defensive side of the game, he has added some power moves to his repertoire. Bulmer had several injuries which impacted his ability to contribute."

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