LATEST | Undrafted forward is dominant in Abbotsford and he's on the verge of being rewarded

Published May 6, 2023 at 5:53 PM

The Vancouver Canucks have been criticized tons for their lack of signing from the WHL. The two made 2 really interesting find in locally developed players that could be turning out into steals.

Arshdeep Bains came right out of the WHL and has already been identified as a player that should be playing NHL games as soon as next year. However, one name that hasn't been talked about as much since he was in Abbotsford on an AHL deal is Fort St. John, BC. native Tristan Nielsen.

Nielsen signed an AHL deal with Abbotsford after he ended a Junior career during which he spent the most part in Vancouver with the Giants. He managed 132 points in only 135 games. He made the jump to the AHL as a 21-year-old, a year during which he adapted to the professional levels as he collected 11 points in 41 games. This year's been a completely different story since he's been one of the most dominant forward in Abby, he collected 41 points in 64 games and he's kept it going during the playoffs with 4 points in 6 games so far.

Every analyst, and journalist, covering the Abbotsford Canucks are on the same page and believes that the big team is about to reward the prospect with an NHL deal.

It sure is nice to see that a locally-developed talent is about to be recognized. His contract is coming to an end and it seems to be clear in most people's minds that he will be signing an NHL deal, question is, will it be with the Vancouver Canucks or elsewhere in the league?
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LATEST | Undrafted forward is dominant in Abbotsford and he's on the verge of being rewarded

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