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Published April 15, 2023 at 11:20

This one is a direct descendant of the Canucks' former player and now, a ring of Honor member, Alex Burrows. The Canucks traded their beloved veteran and long-time Sedin linemate to the Ottawa Senators all the way back in 2017 and retrieved a former 2nd Round Draft pick in Jonathan Dahlen.

It never really panned out for Dahlen with the Canucks and the Canucks then moved him to the Sharks in 2019 that's where it gets interesting for the Canucks as they then acquired a 2018 3rd Round Pick, Linus Karlsson.

Karlsson crossed the border and has been playing his first North-American season in Abbotsford, and his progression has been outstanding thus far. He leads all forward in goals and points this year, he's also been the only forward to take part in every game.

He's surely been developing under the radar, but the scouting reports were quite optimistic from the start:

‘'Good size and goal-scoring ability. Has fine hands and overall offensive skills. Very good hockey sense and great character.''

Karlsson, a 6'01'' and 180 pounds, that plays both wing and center, could very well be a part of the solution moving forward. He'll be turning 24 in November, he's under contract until the end of 2024 and he could be causing a surprise when comes to training camp.

For now, the Swede will be focusing on the upcoming AHL playoffs.
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LATEST | Canucks' recent trade with the Sharks is turning into a steal

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