Klimovich, Gadjovich and Lockwood impress in scrimmage
Team White (Group A) beat Team Blue (Group B) 3-0 in the scrimmage. Goals were from Kyle Burroughs, Nic Petan and Jonah Gadjovich.
Thatcher Demko and Arturs Silovs shared the shutout.
One name that impressed was Danila Klimovich.
Thomas Drance of The Athletic pointed out that the Canucks second round pick in this year’s draft displayed a nice bit of skill during the on-ice sessions.
Sportsnet 650’s Satiar Shah says the Belarusian was assertive and confident in scrimmage.
Klimovich also showed off his shot. Here he shoots one off the post.
Klimovich looks like a very skilled player and one that could make the NHL in a couple of years and it will be interesting to see if he plays the season with the Abbotsford Canucks or the QMJHL.
Gadjovich is also one player battling for the fourth line wing spot. He showed that he was determined to get that spot.
“I’m here to earn that spot,” Gadjovich told Chris Faber of Canucks Army. “I know there’s a lot of guys fighting for an NHL spot but I came to this camp to make the Vancouver Canucks. That’s my goal this year. I don’t want to go down to the AHL. I want to stay up here. I want to play for the Vancouver Canucks, and I want to help the team win.”
Here he lays out a big hit on Jack Rathbone.
Gadjovich also got on the score sheet in his sweet spot, in front of the net.
Whether that’s in Abbotsford or Vancouver, Gadjovich will continue to impress coaches with his physical play and goal scoring ability.
Another player vying for that fourth line spot is Will Lockwood. Like Gadjovich, he got a little bit of NHL action near the end of last season.
Lockwood was one player that impressed during the bag skate on Thursday as he just flew by everyone.
Daniel Wagner of Vancouver is Awesome also noticed that Lockwood kept the speed going on Friday.
It wasn’t just the speed that Lockwood brought. He also showed off excellent stickhandling and agility.
Lockwood’s speed, hands and work ethic would be useful for the Canucks fourth line and it doesn’t look like he will slow down on day three of training camp on Saturday.