LATEST | Recent list highlights the Canucks development and drafting skills

Published November 22, 2023 at 9:32

On Wednesday, TSN released their annual top-50 players under the age of 24 list and a pair of players, one of on the NHL roster and one prospect, from the Vancouver Canucks were highlighted.

Vancouver Canucks captain Quinn Hughes lands at number two on TSN's list, only behind British Columbia native and Chicago Blackhawks forward Connor Bedard.

Hughes has had an incredible start to the 2023-24 season and has certainly earned his spot on TSN's list, especially given he has a bright future ahead of him in Vancouver. So far this season, Hughes leads the entire National Hockey League in points with 30 and is definitely the front-runner for the Norris Trophy and should be in consideration for the Hart Trophy as well.

The second member of the Vancouver Canucks organization on TSN's list is 2023 first-round pick Tom Willander, who is currently playing in the NCAA at Boston University.

Willander landed in the 45th spot on TSN's list, ahead of players including San Jose Sharks forward William Eklund, Nashville Predators goaltending prospect Jaroslav Askarov and Calgary Flames prospect Matthew Coronato.

The 18-year-old Stockholm native has appeared in 11 games for Boston University so far this season, putting up seven points (two goals, five assists), four penalty minutes and is a plus-ten.

Tom Willander is an exciting prospect and given his talent, it's not surprising at all to see him on TSN's list in 2023. It's unclear when Willander will make the jump to professional hockey within the Canucks organization, or when he'll making his NHL debut, but there's no doubt that he's going to be an important piece for the future.

Source: TSN
November 22   |   420 answers
LATEST | Recent list highlights the Canucks development and drafting skills

Will Tom Willander make his NHL debut next season?

Yes18243.3 %
No, more likely in 2025-2620348.3 %
See Results358.3 %
Latest 10 stories