Canucks fans will get to see prospects Vasily Podkolzin and Dmitry Zlodeyev go up against some pro competition from Finland, Sweden and the Czech Republic in this week's Karjala Cup in Finland.
There's plenty of talk about the possibility of a Canadian Division when the NHL starts its new season. Here's a look at how the Canucks stack up against their Western Conference Canadian rivals in Calgary, Edmonton and Winnipeg.
If the All-Canadian Division becomes a reality to start next season, the Vancouver Canucks could be facing some tough foes from the Eastern Conference representatives of that division.
A great week for Canucks prospect Vasily Podkolzin, who put up five points in three games and served as captain of a U20 Russian team that beat three men's-level squads to win the Karjala Cup.
Last week was a good one on the prospect side for the Vancouver Canucks organization. Marc Michaelis and Arturs Silovs both showed well at last weekend's Deutschland Cup, and 2020 draft pick Jackson Kunz started his USHL season off with a bang.
Elias Pettersson turns 22 on Thursday. With one year left to go before he becomes a restricted free agent, he could be signed to a contract extension at any time, but that'll probably wait until ownership gets more clarity on how its revenue streams will look.
Already climbing into the ranks of the NHL's elite players, Elias Pettersson has a rare opportunity to claim a $2 million bonus payment if he claims a spot in the Top 10 next season.
The biggest news of the month in the NHL has been Monday's unveiling of the league's 31 new Reverse Retro jerseys, which includes the Vancouver Canucks' green-and-blue nod back to the era of the West Coast Express.
As Canucks fans fret about Vasily Podkolzin's usage in the KHL, league reporter Gillian Kemmerer offers some reassurance that his club team, SKA St. Petersburg, typically does a good job of preparing players for the NHL.
The NHL is working diligently to come up with a schedule structure that will work as Covid-19 case numbers rise across North America and restrictions tighten. Meanwhile, the league and the players are fighting over money again, and the Holtby family is trying to navigate the paperwork challenges of getting their two tortoises across the border into Canada as Braden joins the Canucks.
With postponements, cancellations and tenative restart dates, the hockey world below the NHL is in just as much of a state of flux as it is at the top level. Here's a rundown of where the Canucks' North American prospects currently stand.
There are still some question marks around the final makeup of the Canucks rosters, but here's a look at five 25-and-under players who will get every opportunity to take on more responsibility for Vancouver in the 2020-21 season.