Canucks high-end prospect ready for the next step: Claim comes from a prominent agent

Published September 1, 2023 at 8:59

Dan Milstein is one of the most prominent hockey agents out there, with the majority of his clients being Russian, including Andrei Kuzmenko and Ilya Mikheyev.

On a recent edition of Sekeres and Price, Milstein was asked if one of his other clients in the Canucks organization, Danila Klimovich, was ready for the NHL after a fairly good year with AHL Abbotsford.

"At the age of 18, he was one of the youngest, if not the youngest player in the AHL. It takes time, he's been given bigger and more opportunities and sometimes it isn't about scoring goals every game. It's about playing it the right way and fitting in the system and he'll have his chance, he'll have his opportunity and he'll take it from there." Milstein said.

He added, "He's not a complainer, he's loving it and is appreciating every minute and he's extremely happy to be in Vancouver and we'll see what happens. But, I do hope that he will have some NHL action this season and we'll just take it from there."

Klimovich, a native of Pinsk, Belarus, was a second round pick (41st overall) in the 2021 NHL Entry Draft and instead of returning to his home country to continue his development, he came right over to North America to play int he American Hockey League at only 18-years-old.

This past season, Klimovich took a big step forward in his development and produced offensively for the Abbotsford Canucks, putting up 29 points (17 goals, 12 assists), 53 penalty minutes and was a plus-15 in 67 regular season games.

Would you like to see Klimovich get some game action in Vancouver this season or should he spend another full year in the AHL to develop more? Let us know what you think in the poll below!

September 1   |   759 answers
Canucks high-end prospect ready for the next step: Claim comes from a prominent agent

Would you like Klimovich to get some game action in the NHL this season?

Yes41254.3 %
No, should be in AHL all season to develop more21528.3 %
Not Sure9812.9 %
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