Vancouver Canucks: Top 15 unrestricted free-agent targets

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TORONTO, ON – NOVEMBER 1: Tyler Pitlick /

No. 8: Tyler Pitlick

As a 25-year-old in Edmonton, Tyler Pitlick was behind so many other young forwards. This year, he scored at a rate that would give him nearly 30 points in a full 82-game season. Canucks could look to sign Pitlick as he looks to prove himself NHL-ready.

Age: 25
Height: 6-foot-2
Weight: 202 lbs
2016-17 Stats: 31GP – 8G – 11PTS
2016-17 Salary: $725 000

Pitlick is coming off of a career year but the Oilers are not signing the young forward. Pitlick is a great depth winger for the Canucks and while Vancouver might not have the space for another young depth player, Pitlick could be a steal too difficult to pass by.

Perhaps not a total reclamation project by any means, Pitlick may be just entering his prime years. Imagine if Travis Green can push Pitlick to the next level and see him produce at a half-a-point pace? That would be a steal seeing that Pitlick is likely available at less than $2 million per year.

Pitlick is strong and he works hard when he is on the ice. If Vancouver wants to take a chance in free agency with a low-risk, high-reward move, he is one of their top choices.