LATEST | Canucks issue promising statement regarding three of their prospects

Published August 19, 2023 at 6:12 PM
BY FELIP GOSSELIN

The Canucks have drafted with a different mind over the last two years and it's starting to show. Not only are their top prospects looked for their respective National Teams, but even those who the Canucks selected in the later rounds.

It's a safe bet to assume that Jonathan Lekkerimaki will participate in this year's World Juniors. As one of the most dominant 19-year-old Swedes, he'll be a prominent piece to his team's success. The Canucks also added Tom Willander in the last draft, who also has great odds of making the team.

The Canucks issued a statement that actually focused on three other prospects from their pipeline. Jackson Dorrington, 2022 6th Round Pick (American), Elias (D-Pettey) Pettersson, 2022 3rd Round Pick (Swede), and Hunter Brzustewicz, 2023 3rd Round Pick (American):

"It's about caring about these kids on and off the ice and being invested in their success."


Three #Canucks prospects show off their skills at the 2023 World Junior Summer Showcase.


The three defensemen were skating with their respective Nations at this year's World Junior Summer Showcase, and they left a great impression.

Mike Komisarek commented on their play during the tournament, and it says a whole lot about the prospects the Canucks have landed:

''Hunter Brzustewicz is like a quarterback in the pocket...Jackson Dorrington is a human eraser when he gets guys down low in the corners, and Elias Pettersson is a hammer, and everything else is a nail," Komisarek said.

It's been a while since we've seen such a promising defensive depth chart in Vancouver. With Quinn Hughes and Filip Hronek leading the way in the NHL, if you take into account Jack Rathbone, Akito Hirose, Cole McWard, Filip Johansson, Jet Woo, D-Pettey, Kirill Kudryavtsev, Hunter Brzustewicz and Jackson Dorrington, is it safe to assume that the future looks bright on that blueline?
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