Intriguing statement regarding the Canucks' top collegiate prospect

Published December 29, 2022 at 1:35 PM

Every year once the collegiate season ends more and more player move on and sign their first professional contracts. The Canucks will once have that opportunity with a player who's developed into one of their top prospects.

Aidan McDonough, a seventh round draft pick in 2019, plays in the NCAA's first division with Northeastern University. He captains the team and so far this year, he's accumulated 23 points in only 17 games. A 6'2'', 205 pounds left winger that can definitely score goals and who will be a free agent if the Canucks fail to sign him before August 15th 2023.

According to the information that was released in the latest article regarding the Canucks in The Athletic, the Canucks are regularly in touch with the 23-year-old. Though a highly touted prospect like himself may be looking to have an NHL opportunity and the way Bruce Boudreau's has been handling his young players may have a huge incident on whether or not he signs with the club.

McDonough and Abbotsford defenseman, Jack Rathbone, are known to be friends. Rathbone who's revealed he was disgruntled with the way his development has been handled so far, could potentially interfere in that transaction. Since he's only taken part in 23 games since dropping out of Harvard and launching his professional career.

According to Drance and Dhaliwal, the Canucks feel comfortable about their chances of signing him. The question that remains though, is Boudreau the right coach to develop the young prospects? Will he want to sign in Vancouver if Boudreau is still in town?

SOURCE: The Athletic
December 29   |   251 answers
Intriguing statement regarding the Canucks' top collegiate prospect

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