NHL makes an announcement regarding the Canucks: Among the Super 16

Cooper Godin
July 10, 2024  (12:49)

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The Vancouver Canucks have landed inside the top-ten on NHL.com's Super 16 list this week.

On Tuesday, the National Hockey League released an off-season edition of their Super 16 list now that the draft and the main part of the free agent market has passed.
For the Vancouver Canucks, who were coming off their third-highest single season win total in franchise history which landed them first in the Pacific Division, they come in at 8th on the NHL's list based on the off-season moves they've made.
Dan Rosen of NHL.com highlighted the signings of Jake DeBrusk, Danton Heinen and Derek Forbort, saying they come from a winning culture with the Boston Bruins and will help to bring that to the Vancouver Canucks organization going forward.
Rosen also added that with Thatcher Demko being back from his injury to start next season, along with what the Canucks have learned from the past year, Vancouver could potentially find themselves in the top-five in the Super 16 quickly in 2024-25.
8. Vancouver Canucks

Total points: 115
Last season: 50-23-9, first in Pacific Division, lost in second round (EDM)

"Quinn Hughes, who won the Norris Trophy as the NHL's best defenseman last season, said in Las Vegas that the Canucks learned a lot last season about being a winning team and what it takes to be a contender. He said they will be better for it. He might very well be right. They took strides in that direction this offseason by signing three players in forwards Jake DeBrusk and Danton Heinen, and defenseman Derek Forbort, who all come from a winning culture in Boston. They will bring that to the Canucks, who need to build on last season's success in order to establish the winning culture they want to have in Vancouver. Re-signing defenseman Filip Hronek and signing defenseman Vincent Desharnais, who also comes from a winning culture in Edmonton, are two important moves as well. I have the Canucks No. 8 in my Super 16. With Thatcher Demko back in goal and lessons learned from last season, they could find their way into the top five quickly. The Canucks are for real. They know it and now the rest of the NHL does too." -- Rosen"

It's going to be interesting to see how the Vancouver Canucks start the 2024-25 season and how all of the new additions fit in. Under Rick Tocchet, this Canucks group can make a deep run in the Stanley Cup Playoffs next spring and they'll begin that trek on Wednesday, October 9th at Rogers Arena against the Calgary Flames.
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