LATEST | The Canucks' most underrated prospect has been identified

Published September 4, 2023 at 8:35

The Vancouver Canucks have plenty of talent in their prospect pool and as with any team, some players don't get talked about as much as others despite how good they may be.

Chris Faber of Canucks Army recently did a mailbag article and was asked by a fan who was one prospect that no one is talking a lot about and his answer was University of Michigan defenceman Jacob Truscott.

Faber said that many expect Truscott to turn pro after his fourth season at the University of Michigan and that he could become a bottom-four defenceman in the National Hockey League within the next three years.

"I'd say Jacob Truscott — the left-shot defenceman out of Michigan.

We expect him to go pro after this season and he plays a solid two-way game. He's calm around the puck and has added a lot of strength over the past two seasons. He could be a bottom-four, support-defenceman in the NHL in the next three years. He's the type of defenceman who simply makes his partner better and seems to be able to mend well with different types of partners. A good example would be his last two partners at Michigan, Owen Power and Luke Hughes, each of whom Truscott had great success with." Faber said.

Truscott, 21, was selected in the fifth round, 144th overall by the Vancouver Canucks back in 2020 and has developed into a reliable two-way defenceman for the Wolverines. After wearing an 'A' on his jersey last season, Truscott is expected to play a leadership role once again and there's a good chance he could be named captain for the 2023-24 season.

Last season, the Port Huron, Michigan native appeared in 23 games where he put up 16 points (four goals, 12 assists), 12 penalty minutes and was plus-eight.

Source: Chris Faber - Canucks Army
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