Canucks announce training camp rosters

Game Time Marc
September 20, 2023  (6:50 PM)

The Vancouver Canucks start their training camp tomorrow. The Canucks have announced their training camp roster for the 2023-24 season. The Canucks have invited 32 forwards to camp, 18 defensemen and 8 goalies. With the tough year that the Canucks had, the opportunity to crack the team maybe higher than most.

I have highlighted a few players that will have a shot at making the team out of camp.
Jack Rathbone is a talented young defenseman in the Canucks system. Rathbone has played for the Canucks in each of the last three seasons. The 24-year-old has struggled to keep his spot in the NHL as he has only managed to play in 28 games over those 3 years. Last season was a tough one for Rathbone. The Boston native, had a down offensive year in the AHL, scoring only 14 points in 37 games but he failed to impress the Canucks coaching staff when he played in 11 games this season. This season, Rathbone will look to secure his spot all season long in the NHL.

Nils Hoglander was a second round pick by Vancouver in 2019. Right from being drafted the now 22-year-old forward made an immediate impact. Hoglander scored 27 points in 56 games in his first season as a Canuck. Following his solid first year, Hoglander had a decent second year, scoring 18 points in 60 games.
Last season was a struggle for everyone including Hoglander, who only played 25 games before being sent to the AHL, where he played 45 games. Hoglander needs to have a good camp to earn back his role with the team.

Jack Studnicka is a solid two-way player. The 24-year-old forward was acquired in October by the Canucks in exchange for Michael Dipietro and Jonathan Myrenberg. After joining the Canucks, Studnicka played a steady role on the team, playing in 46 games, recording 16 points. Studnicka had three stints in the Bruins lineup before finally getting his chance in Vancouver, he needs to play well in camp to continue his path to a regular spot on the roster.

Noah Juulsen was the 26th overall pick in 2015 draft by the Montreal Canadiens. Juulsen has had multiple shots in the NHL with the Habs, Panthers and Canucks but none have managed to keep him around long-term. Juulsen played in 12 NHL games last year, he didn't make much of an impact and spent the majority of the season in the AHL where had 20 points in 49 games. The 26-year-old will need to have a strong camp to force head coach, Rick Tocchet to give him a spot in the NHL.

The Canucks begin their NHL season on Oct 11 against the Edmonton Oilers. The team will need to decide who they will be placing on their roster. The eyes will be on head coach, Rick Tocchet, to make his decisions on the team.
Canucks announce training camp rosters

Who do you think is most likely to make the team out of camp?

Jack Rathbone7115.3 %
Nils Hoglander27659.6 %
Jack Studnicka4910.6 %
Noah Juulsen6714.5 %
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