LATEST | Canucks prospect disappointed after being looked over for call-ups: Calls out the team

Cooper Godin
August 16, 2023  (3:50 PM)

In February 2019, the Vancouver Canucks and San Jose Sharks came together to make a trade that would bring Swedish prospect Linus Karlsson to British Columbia.

Karlsson would remain in Sweden for a few years after the trade was made and in May 2022, signed a two-year, entry-level contract with the Canucks.
The Eksjo, Sweden native spent the entire year in the American Hockey League with Abbotsford and led the team in goals. He went on to finish the season with 49 points (24 goals, 25 assists) in 72 games.
Recently, Karlsson was interviewed by Swedish media outlet Hockeysverige and said that he was disappointed that he didn't get any games in the National Hockey League with Vancouver last season, given how well he was playing.
Note: the following quote was translated from Swedish
"It is clear that it was a disappointment. I aspire to play in the NHL. I would have liked to get some NHL games, but it's also up to me to get the chance. Now I get to give the iron this year and show that I deserved to be named." Karlsson said.

Karlsson has one year remaining on his current contract and will be a restricted free agent at the conclusion of the 2023-24 campaign. Given that the Canucks are fairly deep at the center ice position this coming season, especially after the additions of Teddy Blueger and Pius Suter, it's hard to envision Karlsson getting an opportunity to get in any games with the big club next season, unless he shifts to playing on the wing if he's called up or if there are any injuries to the forward group.
The 24-year-old will more than likely get a long look during training camp and will probably feature in a good chunk of the Canucks' pre-season games before a decision is made as to where he'll start the year.
Do you think Linus Karlsson will play in any games for the Canucks next season? Let us know what you think in the poll below!
Source: Hockeysverige.se
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