The Canuck Way’s 2019 Vancouver Canucks mock draft

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Round 4

David Quadrelli: Marcus Kallionkieli. Standing at 6 foot 2 and weighing almost 200 pounds, I think this big goal scoring Finnish forward currently playing in the USHL could be a late round gem for the Canucks.

Alex Hoegler: Dillon Hamaliuk. Benning can go back to addressing the need for another forward here. The big 6-foot-3 winger had 26 points in 31 games for the WHL’s Seattle Thunderbirds last season. His size and skill set would be too much to pass up if available for the Canucks.

Stephen Kronstein: Sasha Mutala. Vancouver-born, speedy power forward ranks anywhere from #69 to #140. Plays a hard game and can chip in on offence, having scored 20 goals and 41 points in 65 WHL games.

Joshua Rey: Kevin Wall. The sniper American winger had a good season with the Chilliwack Chiefs of the BCHL. He had 31 goals and 33 assists in 49 games.

Ben Steiner: James Malm. The former Vancouver Giant is familiar with the city, and spent time with a few very good junior teams in Vancouver and Calgary. He is a small, skilled left winger who fits the game the way it is trending. While he may not be able to bully teams like the St. Louis Blues, he is very skilled, and skill is becoming more prevalent in today’s NHL.

Owen GibbsMax Wahlgren. Max is one of the next pair of Swedish twins entering this year’s draft. Performed reasonably well in the SuperElit this season; should get a good look in one of the later rounds

Matthew Zator: I am intrigued by Luke Toporowski here. I think the Canucks need another agitator in the mould of Antoine Roussel.

Jarred Chan: Matias Maccelli. The third highest scorer in the USHL this season, Maccelli could perhaps be a steal at this point in the draft, scoring 31 goals and 72 points in 62 games. A creative two-way winger, Maccelli is used on both the powerplay and the penalty kill.

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Round 5

David Quadrelli: Max Wahlgren. While these Swedish twins will never be the Sedins, Max and his brother Joel are both eligible this year and could be the next set of twins to be a part of the Canucks organization. Swedish twins, to boot.

Alex Hoegler: Justin Ducharme. Good combination of size and speed. The 6-foot, 179-pound winger is worthy of a look here in the fifth round. He had 30 goals for the Chicoutimi Saguenéens of the QMJHL this season.

Stephen Kronstein: Max Wahlgren. First selection towards acquiring the Swedish Twins Part II. This gritty forward scored 38 points in 42 SuperElit games, and projects to go anywhere from about #90 to #165

Joshua Rey: Ethan Phillips. A small but fast player who can get around defenders with ease. He had 16 goals and  27 assists in 50 games with the Sioux Falls Stampede of the USHL.

Ben Steiner: Max Wahlgren. Just for nostalgia, I’m going with Max Wahlgren. He is a good player, but he also is one half of a pair of draft-eligible Swedish twins.

Owen Gibbs: Patrik Prymula. Prymula has scored over a point-per-game in the Czech U-19 league. Standing at 6-foot-7, he would provide much-wanted size for the Canucks.

Matthew ZatorI am going with Justin Ducharme here, as I believe the Canucks are still looking for speed, even though they are reported to be looking for size.

Jarred Chan: Henri Nikkanen. Playing for multiple different teams this season, Nikkanen shined in his production at the international level for Finland, posting 11 points in 12 games. He spent majority of the season with Jukurit’s J20 Jr. S SM-liiga squad, where he put up9 points in 14 games. Nikkanen is a playmaking center.