Canucks Development Camp

The Vancouver Canucks have announced their 26 man roster along with the schedule for their development camp which will take place June 25-27, at the University of British Columbia.

Roster

Seven of the nine players recently drafted will be attending the camp, the two exceptions are Vasili Podkolzin and Arvid Costmar. Podkolzin returned to Russia following the draft. He is property of St. Petersburg, of the Kontinental Hockey League, for the two remaining years of his current contract. The reason for Costmar not attending is unknown at this time. Of the remaining 19 players, six were previous draft choices of the Canucks, one was acquired in a trade, four were signed as free agents, while the remaining eight are camp invites.

Canucks Camp Invitees: Defensemen

Three of the players invited are defensemen, two of which are right-handed. These players are;

Paul DeNaples – RHD – The 20-year-old just completed his freshman season at Penn State. DeNaples played in all 39 games recording 14 points and finishing with a plus/minus of +31 to lead the Big Ten conference. He was named a finalist for the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year award.

Ethan Frisch – RHD – When I compiled a list of United States Hockey League players to watch for last season, Frisch was on that list. He is a steady, responsible defender with good hockey sense and a smooth skater. Frisch, who is 18 years old will be attending the University of North Dakota for the 2019-2020 season.

Lucas Peric -LHD – The 18-year-old Peric, just completed his second season with the Ottawa 67’s of the Ontario Hockey League. He is a smooth skating defender who has a solid transition game and likes to play with pace. He finished the regular season with a plus/minus rating of +21.

Canucks Camp Invitees: Forwards

Adrian Elefalk – LW/RW-  Elefalk was a teammate of Victor Soderstrom with Brynas. It was there that he caught the attention of Canuck scouts and earned an invitation to camp. He appeared in 13 Swedish Hockey League games after being promoted from the SuperElit J20 team, where he registered 15 goals and 26 points in 31 games. The 19-year-old will play for Vasterviks IK in the Allsvenskan next season.

Darien Craighead – RW – The 22-year-old Surrey native has spent his last three seasons at Northern Michigan University.  Prior to that, he spent time with three different teams in the British Columbia Hockey League. Darien’s father John spent one season with the Manitoba Moose, the American Hockey League affiliate of the Canucks.  

Henry Bowlby –  C – Bowlby is a current teammate of Jack Rathbone at Harvard University. The 22-year-old center will be entering his junior season this fall.

Keegan Stevenson – C –  Stevenson had 19 goals and 34 points for the OHL champion Guelph Storm. Hockey sense, a solid 200-foot game, and a tremendous work ethic are some of Stevenson’s best attributes.

Liam Finlay – RW – The diminutive winger has spent the past three seasons at the University of Denver. Last season the Kelowna native potted 16 goals for the Pioneers.   

Schedule

 Tuesday, June 25th

9:15 am – 10:05 am – Forwards on-ice practice

10:20 am – 11:05 am – Forwards and defencemen on-ice practice

11:20 am – 12:15 pm – Defencemen on-ice practice

Wednesday, June 26th

9:15 am – 10:05 am – Defencemen on-ice practice

10:20 am – 11:05 am – Forwards and defencemen on-ice practice

11:20 am – 12:15 pm – Forwards on-ice practice

Thursday, June 27th

9:15 am – 10:05 am – Forwards on-ice practice

10:20 am – 11:05 am – Forwards and defenceman on-ice practice

11:20 am – 12:15 pm – Defencemen on-ice practice

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