Vancouver Canucks Young Stars Tournament Recap

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With the Young Stars Tournament in the books, it’s time to engage in every Vancouver Canucks fan’s favourite pastime, over-analyzing!

The Vancouver Canucks finished the 2016 Young Stars with a 1-1-1 record. But in a tournament like this, it isn’t the record that matters.

This tournament is about prospects showing what they can do, and proving that they deserve to receive an invite to training camp.

From a Canucks outlook, there were players that showed they should be in the conversation for a spot in Willie Desjardins’ opening night lineup. But a few players showed that they still need time in the minors or in junior hockey to develop and fine-tune their game before making the jump to the big leagues.

Let’s go through, game by game, and talk about the players that impressed and the players that showed they still have areas to work on.

The tournament got kicked off with a match-up against the Edmonton Oilers and 2016 fourth-overall pick Jesse Puljujarvi.