David Quadrelli: Joel Wahlgren. You already knew this one was coming. How can you not be at least a little bit intrigued that there is a set of Swedish twin brothers available in the draft just one year after the Sedins retired? My honourable mention here is Canucks’ prospect Linus Karlsson’s younger brother, Hampus Karlsson.
Alex Hoegler: Ethan Frisch. The University of Dakota rearguard is a smooth skater with a right-handed shot. The Canucks are just taking educated guesses at this stage. Why not use this selection on their biggest organizational need?
Stephen Kronstein: Yegor Sokolov. The large, 19-year-old Russian power forward plays a hard two-way game and skates well, having scored 57 points in 68 QMJHL games. Sokolov is one of the heaviest available players in the draft, and has the potential to be a late developer like eighth rounder Dustin Byfuglien, the heaviest player in the NHL.
Joshua Rey: Mitchell Brewer. Brewer had 4 goals and 14 assists in 67 games with the OHL Oshawa Generals. He is a good puck mover with an excellent shot and is good at taking the puck away from an opponent in the defensive zone.
Ben Steiner: Adam Edstrom. A Swedish forward know for his skill, he has played in the superelite league this year against men. in 20 games with the senior team he put up 16 points, and that’s against fully grown men. He could be a good gamble for the Canucks.
Owen Gibbs: Nando Eggenberger. Eggenberger is an overage who wasn’t drafted in his first draft and has attended Canucks Prospect Camp in the past. The Canucks could go with familiarity if he’s still around this late.
Matthew Zator: The Canucks complete the duo with the other Swedish twin Joel Wahlgren. Despite projecting to be undrafted, they should take a flyer on him.
Jarred Chan: Bryce Brodzinski. An overager, Brodzinski spent time in the USHS-MN where he produced 32 goals and 76 points in 23 games, and in the USHL where he posted 17 points in 19 games. Being born in August of 2000, Brodzinski is one of the younger overagers.
There you have it folks, that is The Canuck Way’s mock draft of 2019! With the draft now just two days away, who do you have your sights set on? Let us know in the comments section below!