Vancouver Canucks: Redrafting the 2006 NHL Draft

Apr 24, 2016; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Flyers center Claude Giroux (28) during the first period against the Washington Capitals in game six of the first round of the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Derik Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 24, 2016; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Flyers center Claude Giroux (28) during the first period against the Washington Capitals in game six of the first round of the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Derik Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports /
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Round 6 – 163rd Overall

Original Pick: W Sergei Shirokov
New Pick: W Sergei Shirokov
Honorable Mentions: None

You might not know Sergei Shirokov, but I will pick him again. Why? Because he is the only player between picks 163 and 167 who played a game in the National Hockey League. ‘Nuff said.

Round 6 – 167th Overall

Original Pick: W Juraj Simek
New Pick: F Mathieu Perreault (177th to WSH)
Honorable Mentions: F Leo Komarov (180th to TOR), W Derek Dorsett (189th to CBJ)

For the 167th pick, the Canucks left me a few more options. Instead of Juraj Simek, who spent four seasons in the AHL before moving to Switzerland, the Canucks draft Mathieu Perreault. Perreault was originally picked 177th overall by the Washington Capitals and is currently a member of the Winnipeg Jets.

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After two Calder Cup Championships with the Hershey Bears, Perreault made the NHL as a full-time player in 2010. Now 28 years old, Perreault is a player who is actually playing his best hockey when in his prime. A good secondary scorer, he had at least 41 points in each of the past three seasons. That is something the Canucks really need right now.

Another option was a player who is currently a member of the Vancouver Canucks. But, he is also one most fans hate to see on the roster. The reason is not so much the kind of player Derek Dorsett is, but rather the fact that GM Jim Benning signed the fourth-line winger to a four-year, $10.6 million contract last summer.

Why, Benning? Why?

Next: Round 7