CANUCKSDAILY  /  NHL  /  ENTRY DRAFT

LATEST | Canucks issue statement regarding their top prospect Tom Willander

Published July 14, 2023 at 6:18 PM
BY FELIP GOSSELIN
     
Everyone one within the organization was thrilled when the Canucks used their 11th overall selection in the latest draft to select the Swede Tom Willander.

A right handed shot defender, agile skater and tons of room the grow, not only did the Canucks' front office fell in love with the player, but they also loved the human being behind everything. Willander is set to line-up for Boston University in the NCAA's top tier with another Canucks' prospect Aidan Celebrini. The Canucks issued a statement in that regard explaining what was next for the team's newest jewel:


The team highlighted that Willander's willingness to learn dictated his choices to take the NCAA route instead of turning pro to the SHL like many other Swedes have done (like Jonathan Lekkerimaki). Willander will definitely gain from that North-American experience in the NCAA, once he graduates to the NHL, he'll already be use to the culture, the systems and the North-American rinks.


At this time, the hopes are that Willander can develop into the ideal partner for Quinn Hughes.
POLL
July 14   |   793 answers
LATEST | Canucks issue statement regarding their top prospect Tom Willander

Will Tom Willander develop into the ideal partner to Quinn Hughes?

Yes61978.1 %
No17421.9 %
LIST OF POLLS
Latest 10 stories