Canucks prospect Alex Friesen currently sits fourth in OHL playoff scoring with 17 points (6-11-17), and has the IceDogs in a 1-0 series lead over the Ottawa 67s in the OHL Eastern Conference Final. Vancouver Canucks Jerseys
The Canucks sixth round pick in 2010 had recorded a point in the first ten playoff games, including a three goal, one assist performance in the opening game of the first round against Canucks first round pick Nicklas Jensen, and the Oshawa Generals. Sawyer Hannay, Alexandre Grenier and their Halifax Mooseheads completed the rare series win after falling behind in their second round series with the Quebec Remparts 3-0. Christian Ehrhoff Jersey
Due to the amount of high end NHL prospects in this past series, and the fact both teams were located in big cities with large arenas, the series was one of the most hyped QMJHL series in recent time. Defenseman Frank Corrado made his way into three categories, voted as the third most improved player, third best penalty killer, and third best defensive defenseman. For the 2005-06 season, the Vancouver Canucks have seven players playing in the Canadian Hockey League (CHL). Henrik Sedin Jersey
Four of the players play in the Western Hockey League (WHL) and three in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL). Mario Bliznak, C, 18 (Seventh round, 205th overall, 2005) Vancouver Giants (WHL) The slight Bliznak was the Canucks’ last pick in the recent 2005 NHL Entry Draft, and the fact that he had been selected by the WHL’s Vancouver Giants earlier in the summer certainly didn’t hurt their decision to choose the Trencin, Slovakia native. Luc Bourdon, D, 18 (First round, 10th overall, 2005) Val-d’Or Foreurs (QMJHL) The Canucks biggest organizational need going into draft day was a scoring forward, but even with exotic Slovenian forward Anze Kopitar (LA) left on the board at tenth overall, the Canucks couldn’t pass up the opportunity to take the 6’2, 200 lbs defenseman from Shippigan, New Brunswick. Jeff Tambellini Jersey Julien Ellis-Plante, G, 19 (Sixth round, 189th overall, 2004) Shawinigan Cataractes (QMJHL) After falling several rounds on draft day, Ellis-Plante rebounded by being the best goaltender in the QMJHL, and possibly the entire CHL, in the 2004-05 season. Mats Sundin Jersey Alexander Edler, D, 19 (Third round, 91st overall, 2004) Kelowna Rockets (WHL) The selection of Edler caught most draft-watchers by surprise as the massive Swede wasn’t on many lists.