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How likely is a breakout season for Jake Virtanen?

How likely is a breakout season for Jake Virtanen?

The Canucks’ revitalization is being led by their first-round picks. Their core four of Bo Horvat, Elias Pettersson, Brock Boeser, and Quinn Hughes are all from the first round and are providing Canucks fans with a lot of hope for the future. There are a couple names missing from that group, however: fellow first-round picks Jake Virtanen and Olli Juolevi.
Vancouver Courier Jul 16, 2019
What can Elias Pettersson do for an encore?

What can Elias Pettersson do for an encore?

Elias Pettersson had a fantastic rookie season that blew expectations out of the water, but it arguably could have gone a lot better. Sure, Pettersson led all NHL rookies in scoring by a wide margin. Sure, he broke Pavel Bure’s and Ivan Hlinka’s franchise record for points from a Canucks rookie. Sure, he won the Calder Trophy as the NHL’s rookie of the year. But he also suffered a couple injuries that limited him to just 71 games and saw his scoring slow down in the back half of the season, with just 2 goals in his last 23 games. There was a distinct sense that Pettersson was capable...
Vancouver Courier Jul 11, 2019
Can one of the Canucks’ wealth of middle-six wingers emerge as a first-line forward?

Can one of the Canucks’ wealth of middle-six wingers emerge as a first-line forward?

Though three of their young players came painfully close, the Canucks didn’t have a single 30-goal scorer last season. Elias Pettersson led the team with 28 goals and surely would have reached 30 if not for injuries. The same is true for Brock Boeser, who tallied 26 goals in 69 games. Bo Horvat stayed healthy — he was the only Canuck that played in all 82 games last season — and he scored a career-high 27 goals. While Pettersson and Boeser will surely reach 30 goals at some point, and possibly Horvat too, it’s somewhat troubling that the Canucks only have one player on their roster...

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