Vancouver Canucks 2017-18 prospects watch Week 2: Canada’s Finest

CALGARY, AB - OCTOBER 15: Jakob Stukel
CALGARY, AB - OCTOBER 15: Jakob Stukel /
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For the Vancouver Canucks who were reminded of the savagery of the Boston Bruins six years ago, their prospects hope to remind them that there is a better future.

Six years ago when the Vancouver Canucks met the Boston Bruins in the Stanley Cup Finals, most of these Canucks prospects were yet to be drafted into the NHL, let alone into their junior leagues.

To put that into better perspective, Chris Tanev was a 21-year-old rookie defender and Bo Horvat was still playing Triple-A Midget hockey.

Yes, it’s a distant past now. But it still hurts in more ways that one would think. It will be up to the next generation of Canucks to ease that pain, to relieve this fanbase of the horrors of the past.

This past week, the Canucks signed one of those many hopeful prospects who are looking to bring the Cup to Vancouver.

It is interesting to note that Gadjovich is the first one signed from last year’s draft class despite being the third selection by the Canucks after Elias Pettersson and Kole Lind. Of course, Pettersson is under contract overseas with the SHL’s Vaxjo Lakers.

As for Kole Lind, he should be on the radar soon to get his pro contract done with the Canucks. With the signing of Gadjovich, the Canucks now have used up 46 of 50 pro contracts that they are entitled to, so signing Lind should not be a problem.

Week #2 Prospects Report – Including games that ended FRI, Oct. 20

Without further ado, let’s dive in and see how each of the Canucks prospects did this past week!