Vancouver Canucks 2017-18 prospects watch Week 1: A Dominant Start

WINDSOR, ON - OCTOBER 05: Forward Hayden Fowler
WINDSOR, ON - OCTOBER 05: Forward Hayden Fowler /
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KELOWNA, BC – OCTOBER 04: Kaedan Korczak /

Western Hockey League

Last but not least, the Western Hockey League! The Canucks have just two prospects here, wingers Kole Lind and Jakob Stukel, but both are making good use of their early part of the season.

Kole Lind is absolutely lighting it up in the WHL. The right winger is at 2.33 points per game, tied for fifth-best in the league, the second best as a winger and the best as a right winger. He was the player of the week in opening week.

For Stukel, the point totals are there just as they were last year. An interesting observation, however, is that his assists are down while his goals are up.

Player GP Goals Assists Points ± PIM Shots Hits FO%
 RW Kole Lind  6  7  7  14  8  10  24  –  –
 LW Jakob Stukel  8  4  2  6  4  2  17  –  –

The Canucks prospects are off to a strong start this season. Even if things are gloomy with the Vancouver Canucks and their NHL play, their prospects may give fans many things to cheer about.

Drafting looks good for the Canucks as well. Their 2017 Draft already looks like a historic win, one of the best value drafts in Canucks history. The first four picks, Pettersson, Lind, Gadjovich and DiPietro now represent three of the CHL’s top players and a great Swedish playmaker.

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With Dahlen proving that he is ready to move on from the Allsvenskan with a statement game Friday and with Juolevi starting his pro career in Finland, the more mature prospects are also making strides in their respective developments.