LATEST | Canucks snubbed by NHL Network in annual prospect ranking list

Published August 14, 2023 at 6:10 PM
BY COOPER GODIN

The NHL Network recently shared their rankings of the top-50 prospects going into the 2023-24 season. To qualify to be on this list, the following requirements needed to be met:

- 25-years-old or younger.
- Less than 25 games of NHL experience for skaters, 15 games for goaltenders.

Sitting atop the NHL Network's list is Vancouver native Connor Bedard, who went first overall to the Chicago Blackhawks in June's draft. Rounding out the top-five are Adam Fantilli (Columbus), Leo Carlsson (Anaheim), Matvei Michkov (Philadelphia) and Luke Hughes (New Jersey).

After further inspection at the entire list, there are ZERO Vancouver Canucks prospects named. While all 50 players listed by the NHL Network are solid prospects, there are a few names that should have been under consideration from the Canucks.


Among those that come to mind are 2022 first-round pick Jonathan Lekkerimaki, 2023 first-round pick Tom Willander, forward Aatu Raty and 2023 IIHF World Hockey Championship MVP Arturs Silovs.

Which of the four names mentioned above do you think should have been considered on the NHL Network's list? Let us know what you think in the poll below!

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August 14   |   717 answers
LATEST | Canucks snubbed by NHL Network in annual prospect ranking list

Which Canucks prospect do you think should be on the NHL Network's list?

Jonathan Lekkerimaki10815.1 %
Tom Willander25435.4 %
Aatu Raty7710.7 %
Arturs Silovs27838.8 %
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