The Vancouver Canucks’ prospect pool is the deepest it’s been in quite some time. But when will we see that talent in the NHL?
Between March and the 2016 NHL Draft, we saw a lot of change in our site’s prospect rankings. Part of the reason was that our staff changed a bit during that time, but changes also occurred in the Vancouver Canucks’ prospect pool. In the end, goaltending prospect Thatcher Demko won the top spot, with 2016 pick Olli Juolevi and forward Brock Boeser following closely behind.
But there is one important question we didn’t answer: when will these players be full-time NHL players?
I want to emphasise that we are talking about full-time NHL players here. When a prospect is projected to be NHL-ready in 2018, that doesn’t mean he won’t get a few call-ups before then. Teams always try to bring players along slowly by giving them a few games in the NHL before they are really ready to make an impact.
So, here is our Vancouver Canucks top-10 prospect ranking once again. Only this time, I brought projections for when each player will be ready for the National Hockey League.
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