Sean Durzi,age 23, Los Angeles Kings
The Kings are another team in the playoffs right now and they are down 2-1 in their series against the Edmonton Oilers.
LA also has a lot of young talent and a good group of prospects in their system. One of these talented young players is Sean Durzi.
He was drafted in the second round, 52nd overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs but he was part of the trade that sent Jake Muzzin to Toronto in January of 2019. Durzi made his NHL debut this past season and has done well with the Kings. In 64 games, he has scored three goals and managed 24 assists for 27 points.
Durzi is very good at moving the puck and can help on the power play.
One thing he is very good at is intercepting the puck.
There is still lots of room for growth in Durzi’s game and the Canucks right side would improve with his puck-moving abilities.
Helge Grans, age 19, Los Angeles Kings
Helge Grans isn’t in the NHL (yet) but there is lots of NHL potential. If the Kings don’t want to give up Durzi, Grans is an option.
LA drafted him in the second round, 35th overall in 2020. Grans is currently playing in the AHL playoffs with the Ontario Reign. In 56 AHL regular season games, Grans scored seven times and managed 14 assists.
The 6’3″ Swede skates really well and is also great passing and has a heavy shot. (Number 3 below.)
He will take some time to grow but if the Canucks do trade for him, his transitional game could go well with Hughes in the future.