Vancouver Canucks: Three forwards to target with 71st pick

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Looking into the third round, here are three forwards that the Vancouver Canucks should consider drafting with the 71st overall pick.

As the 2019 NHL draft is here in less than a month, many speculations have been made for prospects in the first round. That being said, the Vancouver Canucks 71st overall pick in the third round should get some discussion as well.

If you haven’t checked out my coverage of the Canucks second round, 40th overall pick, you can check out forwards and defencemen here. Also, you can check out the first part of this two-part segment where I covered three defencemen here.

In this article, I will be covering three forwards  that the Canucks should consider drafting with the 71st overall pick. As this is just predictions, it is likely that some—if not most of these players will be selected before the Canucks’ 71st overall pick.

All stats are provided by Eliteprospects.com. Player descriptions are heavily inspired from contributions at MyNHLDraft.com, and other prospect reports which will be linked. Now, let’s get to the players.

Alex Beaucage, LW/RW, Rouyn-Norada Huskies (QMJHL)

6’2″, 192 lbs, shoots right

2018-2019 stats: 68GP, 39G, 40A, 79P, +46

With the first player mentioned, Alex Beaucage is a offensive force, being able to both feed his teammates while also being able to put the puck in the net. Beaucage has shown quick feet and good puck handling, as well as quick transitioning that gives him that ability of finding an open lane for himself.

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Beaucage displays a good shot but will need to improve his skating abilities if he wants to thrive at the next level. While he did score a lot of points, Beaucage finished third in team scoring on a very offensive Husky team. Whether he relied on his teammates or not stats like his do not come easy.

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