LATEST | Dakota Joshua: the gem stolen out of nowhere

Published April 9, 2023 at 8:51 PM

Patrik Allvin most likely wasn't aware of how big of a steal he had done when he signed the big power forward out of the Blues' organization. 6'03'' and over 200 pounds, Dakota Joshua had then and still has today lots of untapped potentials.

Joshua completed his first full NHL season this year with the Canucks, scored 11 goals and 23 points, and delivered a team-high 216 hits (excluding Luke Schenn). He's developed nicely occupying different roles from 1st line winger to top PK player. Rick Tocchet is quite fond of the big-format winger and sees in him the aura of a future 20-goal scorer in the NHL.

The Canucks issued a statement regarding Joshua that truly indicates his importance to the team's dynamic:

''A career-high year, our Fred J. Hume Award for «Unsung Hero» is: Dakota Joshua!''

Joshua will remain under contract for the 2023-2024 season with an $825K and he definitely comes up big for the Canucks. Joshua is still young as he'll be turning 27 next month, taking that into account and his recent progression, should the Canucks consider making him part of the bigger picture and sign him on a longer term when he's up for an extension?

At this point, it's hard to not compliment Allvin on the job he's done with free agents. He notably managed to get Andrei Kuzmenko, Ilya Mikheyev, and Dakota Joshua who were immediate impactful roster players.
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LATEST | Dakota Joshua: the gem stolen out of nowhere

Should they sign Dakota Joshua to a longer term?

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