MAJOR | Patrik Allvin reveals their top Draft Target: It's going to cost the Canucks

Published May 18, 2023 at 2:42 PM

The Canucks were lucky enough to not drop down in the draft when the lottery awarded them the 11th overall selection. The 2023 Draft is meant to be one of the deepest prospect pools we've seen since 2015, making the excitement even bigger.

The Canucks had been quite subtle about their intentions regarding the draft, while the needs for a centerman and defensemen had been identified, Allvin had not singled out a name yet. In an interview, he gave to a Swedish newspaper, the Canucks GM made quite the statement regarding who they aimed and what their plan was.

Allvin revealed that he and his scouting team were really high on the Swede centerman Leo Carlsson. Carlsson registered the 5th-ever best-season for a draft-eligible prospect in the SHL as he managed 25 points in 44 games. The thing is, Carlsson is expected to go as high as number 2 and only a big surprise could have him go as low as 5.

That's where it gets costly for the Canucks, since Allvin pointed out that they'd be open to moving up in order to put their hands on him:

‘'Canucks GM Patrik Allvin tells Swedish newspaper he is really high on Swedish Center Leo Carlsson & says it is not out of the question that he could try to move up in the draft to get him, but he also says the price has to be right, can't give up too much to get him.''

Patrik Allvin is currently assisting the Men's World Championship where the prospect is participating as the youngest ever to wear the Swede uniform in an international competition, through 4 games he's collected 1 goal, and 1 assist for 2 points.

Is moving up a good strategy for the Canucks? Carlsson is a physically mature forward who stands at 6'03'' and almost 200 pounds, from multiple scouts' perspectives he could be a year or two away from being an NHLer. Is he what the Canucks need?
May 18   |   461 answers
MAJOR | Patrik Allvin reveals their top Draft Target: It's going to cost the Canucks

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