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Carol Schram's Archive

Toni Utunen is becoming a household name with strong showing at WJSS

August 2, 2019 - 11:14 AM ET

An undersized defenseman who flew under the radar when he was drafted in the fifth round by the Vancouver Canucks in 2018, Toni Utunen continues to make waves offensively in international competition against Canada and hopes to captain Finland's World Junior team this winter.

Summer Showcase wrapup, Sochi Hockey Open and depth in Utica next season

August 4, 2019 - 2:34 PM ET

It's an all-prospects blog, with a look at where the Vancouver Canucks' prospects stand after the World Junior Summer Showcase, Vasily Podkolzin and Artyom Manukyan in action for Team Russia at the Sochi Hockey Open and hope that more depth will lead to better results for the Utica Comets next season.

Peak Petey: Can Elias Pettersson improve on Calder Trophy season in Year 2?

August 6, 2019 - 3:03 PM ET

Looking at the career arcs of the NHL's past Calder Trophy-winning forwards and today's top centres, it looks like Elias Pettersson is well-positioned to improve on his stellar rookie season in his second year with the Vancouver Canucks.

Pettersson's an NHL20 cover star & Boeser gets in gear at Da Beauty League

August 8, 2019 - 1:11 PM ET

While Elias Pettersson graces the cover of the Swedish edition of EA Sports' NHL20 and Brock Boeser starts to show the slick skills that have endeared him to Vancouver fans, the Canucks' front office gets a rougher ride in The Athletic's annual front-office confidence survey.

Vancouver Canucks 2019 Draft Prospect Profile: Vasily Podkolzin

August 10, 2019 - 2:58 PM ET

Less than a month before he hits the ice with SKA St. Petersburg when the 2019-20 KHL season begins, here's a look at the Vancouver Canucks' 2019 first-round draft pick, Vasily Podkolzin.

Will Thatcher Demko push for the Vancouver Canucks' No. 1 job next season?

August 12, 2019 - 11:49 AM ET

With Jacob Markstrom headed toward unrestricted free agency, the door is open for Thatcher Demko to push for the Canucks' top goaltending job next season. Plus, thoughts on the Marner offer sheet rumour and Luongo's jersey retirement.

Vancouver Canucks 2019 Draft Prospect Profile: Nils Hoglander

August 14, 2019 - 2:07 PM ET

He juggles on a unicycle and scores highlight-reel goals. And the Vancouver Canucks' second-round draft pick Nils Hoglander will hit the ice next week to try to earn himself a spot on Team Sweden at the 2020 World Junior Championship.

Looking at the Canucks' third-rounders, scouting changes and player tidbits

August 16, 2019 - 2:02 PM ET

A closer look at the impact of the third-round pick the Vancouver Canucks sent to Tampa Bay in the J.T. Miller trade, plus changes in the scouting department and updates on Elias Pettersson, Brock Boeser and Sven Baertschi.

Jim Benning's reported contract extension means the Canucks' time is now

August 17, 2019 - 2:17 PM ET

With Friday's report that the Vancouver Canucks have extended the contract of their general manager, the onus is now on Jim Benning to show that his vision will yield a playoff team sooner rather than later.

Vancouver Canucks 2019 Draft Prospect Profile: Ethan Keppen

August 19, 2019 - 1:44 PM ET

A left winger who plays a power forward's game, Canucks' fourth-round draft pick Ethan Keppen has a positive, outgoing personality and is driven to make the most out of his opportunity.

Canucks' Jim Benning talks RFA signings, Tryamkin and burying big contracts

August 21, 2019 - 1:50 PM ET

At the press conference to announce his new contract extension, Jim Benning expressed confidence that the Vancouver Canucks would get Brock Boeser and Nikolay Goldobin under contract before training camp, held out hope that Nikita Tryamkin might return after his KHL deal expires at the end of this season and said he has the green light from management to bury contracts in the minors if necessary.