LATEST | Canucks release statement on Arturs Silovs

Published August 16, 2023 at 4:50 PM

Arturs Silovs showed at the most recent World Championship that he was a star in the making. He carried the team to a first ever medal at the top international stage.

The Latvian netminder was given a few stints with the top dogs in Vancouver this season and did great. The performances he displayed in Abbotsford were even better, so good that he was awarded the team MVP at the end of the year.

Today, the Canucks released the following regarding their netminder:

"It gives me confidence, getting a boost that I can play a higher level of hockey. I just need to keep working hard, working on my details and what I want to improve and just wait for my opportunity."

Silovs, a 6th Rounder in 2019, has developed into a top tier prospect for the team. After a first professional mounted by tons of success, the next steps in his career have yet to be determined, but the Canucks' situation between Thatcher Demko is quite unclear. Both Alvin and Tocchet have stated that the number two spot was up for grabs and we're expecting a battle between Silovs, Sawchenko and Martin to get it.

Clearly, the young man is craving for bigger opportunities and he's shown that he can take care of business even when the stakes are high. Depending on the workload they expect to give Demko, it may be a safer bet to have Silovs in Abbotsford so he sees as much ice as possible. It seems clear at this point that the 22-year-old represents the Canucks' future between the pipes and when talking about a netminder's development, patience is always a virtue.
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LATEST | Canucks release statement on Arturs Silovs

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