Greetings from Vancouver, BC, where the Canucks have their annual prospect camp this week, but the team also has some exciting news on the horizon.
It looks like former Canucks prospect Tyler Bozak, who went undrafted last year and is still a teenager, will be joining the team for the next three weeks.
Bozak is a left wing, and will have the opportunity to play alongside Tyler Bozek, who played center last year for the Boston Bruins, in Vancouver.
“Tyler and I had some great chemistry together in Boston and we wanted to give him an opportunity to make an impact,” Canucks head coach Willie Desjardins said during a press conference at Canucks training camp.
That opportunity will likely come in training camp, and Bozaks return could help the Canucks get some depth back up front.
While the Canucks will be missing Bozack, they still have several players who could potentially fill in at the NHL level, including winger Sam Reinhart, defenseman Sven Baertschi, and center Travis Hamonic.
Reinhart and Baertschi are both 22 years old and are looking to make their mark on the NHL.
Baertschim and Reinhart will join veteran veterans Jannik Hansen and Jacob Markstrom in the Canucks lineup this season.
The Canucks are expected to have some depth at the top of their blue line.
Hansen is a second-round pick (62nd overall) in the 2017 NHL Draft, while Markstrom, a fourth-round selection (138th overall) by the Pittsburgh Penguins, is still in the final year of his contract.
With Bozark coming back, it should help the team get some speed on the blueline, and the team has some young talent that could make an immediate impact.
If you enjoy hockey videos and want more Canucks content, make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel at youtube.com/nhlpowerhockey.