With the Vancouver Canucks now in the offseason, one focus is the draft.
Unlike the past two years, the Canucks will actually have their first-round pick this year. Last week, it was revealed that the Canucks would pick 15th at the NHL Draft lottery. This will be the first time the Canucks will draft outside of the top ten of the first round since 2015. That year they took Brock Boeser 23rd overall.
The draft will also be held in a normal setting this year as it was virtual the past two years. Montreal will host the draft on July 7 and 8 and they have the first overall pick. Shane Wright is most likely to first overall.
The Canucks also need to strengthen their prospect pool. Bryon Bader of HockeyProspecting.Com ranked Vancouver’s prospect pool the fourth-worst in the NHL.
That isn’t good.
After spending a couple of days watching Youtube highlights and reading scouting reports from various websites, here are five players I think the Canucks could select with the 15th overall pick.
But when the Canucks are on the clock in Montreal, they need to select the best player available.