LATEST | Youngster killing in Abbotsford and he needs to be called up

Published March 18, 2023 at 1:30 PM

The Canucks had sent most of their young guns earlier this season in order to help them get more confidence and more icetime. Vasily Podkolzin, Nils Aman, Nils Hoglander and Jack Rathbone were notably sent down.

Podkolzin and Aman have since then been recalled to the big leagues, but Rathbone and Hoglander stayed down and the latter's game has greatly evolved because of it.

Hoglander had never been sent down to the AHL before and he'd been struggling in Vancouver. His first few games down required a little adjustment, but he picked up the pace since then and he's dominant. He scored a thing of beauty again last night:

The small-format winger, now counts 29 points through 36 games, including 10 in his last 10. Not only has he been great offensively, but his two-way game and his efficiency on the ice are the two things that have really stood-out.

The way he's handling himself, he will be forcing the Canucks hand into a call-up. Hoglander will also be in need of a new deal since he'll be a restricted free agent by season's end.
March 18   |   125 answers
LATEST | Youngster killing in Abbotsford and he needs to be called up

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