With the draft coming up in Vancouver this year, let’s take a look at the Vancouver Canucks best steals that they’ve walked away with at the draft.
Hindsight is 20/20 right? I always find it interesting to see how people do redrafts years later to see where the players probably should have been picked, after seeing their careers unfold. Let’s take a look at some Vancouver Canucks players who were drafted later and turned out to be steals.
When making this list, I took into account a few things. I looked at how many players who were taken ahead of the players mentioned even played in the NHL, and if they did, how much of an impact those players made in the league compared to the Canucks’ picks that I mention.
I also took draft position into account, so if a player was selected in a later round and made an impact with the Canucks at the NHL level, they’re likely on this list. Of course, I’ve tried to narrow it down to five, so there’s obviously some players that likely could have made this list. Here are the five biggest draft steals ever in Canucks history.