Vancouver Canucks Prospect Jett Woo: Traded to Calgary Hitmen

KELOWNA, BC - JANUARY 16: Jett Woo #4 of the Moose Jaw Warriors skates against the Kelowna Rockets at Prospera Place on January 16, 2019 in Kelowna, Canada. (Photo by Marissa Baecker/Getty Images)
KELOWNA, BC - JANUARY 16: Jett Woo #4 of the Moose Jaw Warriors skates against the Kelowna Rockets at Prospera Place on January 16, 2019 in Kelowna, Canada. (Photo by Marissa Baecker/Getty Images) /
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Don’t worry, I almost lost it too when I saw the notification on my phone that simply read “Vancouver Canucks prospect Jett Woo traded to Calgary”.

Vancouver Canucks prospect Jett Woo not only has the coolest name in hockey, but he can now add another feat to his resumé — member of the Calgary Hitmen. As per Sportsnet’s Joey Kenward, the Hitmen acquired Woo from the Moose Jaw Warriors, right before the WHL Bantam draft.

The trade for Woo wasn’t the only one to go down at the Bantam draft, as the Winnipeg Ice, Prince George Cougars, Saskatoon Blades, and Kelowna Rockets all made trades ahead of the draft.

Woo was acquired for Calgary’s first-round pick — which sits at the 11th overall spot — along with Vladislav Yeryomenko, Ryder Korczak & a 2nd Round pick in the 2021 WHL draft.

Don’t forget, Woo, who was drafted by the Canucks at last year’s draft in the second round, is part of a promising group of Canucks prospects selected at the 2018 draft. The class is obviously headlined by Quinn Hughes, but alongside Hughes is Tyler Madden and Woo, both who had loads of success in their draft plus one years.

Although Madden, unlike Hughes and Woo, is yet to sign an entry-level contract with the Canucks, he will most likely be signed at the end of this next season, depending on how it goes for him and where the Canucks are at. Woo will be an interesting prospect to watch, as he greatly exceeded expectations with the Warriors last season. Hence the blockbuster trade and number of assets that Calgary gave up to get him.

Woo is known for his large frame and ability to line up opponents and make his presence felt on the physical and defensive end of the ice, but despite that, put up 66 points in 62 games with the Warriors last year. Impressive numbers to say the least.

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As a result, the Canucks rewarded him with a contract on March 16. Although it may be a while before we see Woo in a Canucks’ uniform, it’s good to see yet another young Canucks prospect thriving in junior.