MAJOR | NHL Prospect Scout has identified the prime draft target for the Canucks

Published May 1, 2023 at 6:14 PM

The Canucks have entered the beginning of a retooling phase, they've already started to add younger players to their core. They will now have to use the draft to improve their deficient prospect pool.

The Draft Lottery will be taking place on May 8th, the Canucks hold the 11th and last spot for a shot at the number one Draft rank. While all eyes are turned toward Connor Bedard, the Canucks may have to focus on other prospects.

Shane Malloy, NHL Prospect scout, stated that one player should be on the Canucks' wishlist.

'' Dvorsky once again was clutch. What really sets him apart as a significant player for the draft at No. 11 — he already has the size at 6-foot-1 and is over 200 pounds — is that I consider him a triple threat.

He has passing ability from the middle along with shooting and playmaking. And I was interested in seeing if there was one dynamic aspect about him. That feature was his shot and he scores big goals when it matters all the time.

In this Under-18 tournament, he was one of the MVPs. It was either a first goal or a game-tying goal and this isn't the first time. He showed the same dynamic at the world junior.''

Per his beliefs, the Slovakian centerman should still be available at 11. Other scouts even see him as potentially going into the top 5, he sits 3rd among European skaters only behind Leo Carlsson and Matvei Michkov.

Dvorsky could very well be what the Canucks need. At 11 he may be the closest player to the NHL and could potentially sit in the third-line centerman behind Elias Pettersson and J.T. Miller.

SOURCE: The Province
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MAJOR | NHL Prospect Scout has identified the prime draft target for the Canucks

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