June 24th, 2016 In News, NHL Entry Draft, Vancouver Canucks 0 comments

With the fifth pick in the 2016 NHL Draft the Vancouver Canucks have selected Olli Juolevi from the London Knights in the OHL. About Olli Juolevi The Vancouver Canucks selected arguably the most well-rounded defender from the 2016 NHL Entry Draft Class. Juolevi led the London Knights defense with 42 points during the OHL regular season,...

June 24th, 2016 In News, Tampa Bay Lightning, Vancouver Canucks 0 comments

According to a report from TVA's Renaud Lavoie, Vancouver Canucks general manager Jim Benning has found himself in some hot water with the league for the second offseason in a row. Last summer the league essentially subtweeted Benning in an email reminding general managers of the rules on entry-level contracts after Benning attempted to sign...

June 5th, 2016 In Column, Elsewhere on the Web, Vancouver Canucks 0 comments

‘The Nuck Stops Here’ is a Vancouver Canucks news and opinion column running every Sunday throughout the season. NEWS Canucks Sign Tom Nilsson The following is a press release from the organization: Vancouver, B.C. – Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has signed defenceman Tom Nilsson to a...

May 27th, 2016 In Canucks Transactions, News, Vancouver Canucks 0 comments

After making a deal for fellow right shooting defenseman Erik Gudbranson on Wednesday, general manager Jim Benning announced that the Vancouver Canucks have signed former Toronto Maple Leafs draft pick Tom Nilsson to a one year, two way contract. The native of Tyreso, Sweden, was originally selected by the Leafs in the fourth round (100th...

May 25th, 2016 In Florida Panthers, News, Vancouver Canucks 0 comments

Hockey trades in May! The Florida Panthers have traded defenseman Erik Gudbranson to the Vancouver Canucks along with a 2016 fifth-round pick. Heading back to the Panthers in the deal are forward Jared McCann, a 2016 second-round pick and a 2016 fourth-round pick. https://twitter.com/FriedgeHNIC/status/735637271173566465 Gudbranson is the...

May 22nd, 2016 In Column, Elsewhere on the Web, Vancouver Canucks 0 comments

‘The Nuck Stops Here’ is a Vancouver Canucks news and analysis column running every Sunday throughout the season. NEWS Canucks sign Yan-Pavel Laplante The following is a press release from the organization: Vancouver, B.C. – Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has signed forward Yan-Pavel...

May 17th, 2016 In Canucks Prospects, Vancouver Canucks 0 comments

It was just over a full calendar year ago that Cole Cassels' Oshawa Generals captured the OHL Championship. In that Game 6 win against Connor McDavid's Erie Otters on May 15, 2015, Cassels had four assists and a plus-three rating. Fast forward to just over two weeks after that, and Cassels' Generals were Memorial Cup Champions after beating the...

May 15th, 2016 In Column, Elsewhere on the Web, Vancouver Canucks 0 comments

'The Nuck Stops Here’ is a Vancouver Canucks news and opinion column running every Sunday throughout the season. NEWS Embed from Getty Images Update on Canucks at the World Championships The Canucks boast a large crop of players at this year's World Championships, and despite the relative unimportance of this event, it's still...

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