Prospect camp cuts

After completing Prospects Camp and the rookie tourney in Camrose, the Vancouver Canucks announced the following cuts today:

Vancouver Canucks General Manager Mike Gillis announced today that the Canucks have reduced their training camp roster by 14 players. The Vancouver Canucks will now have 45 players attending main training camp in Whistler, B.C., September 19-21.

The following players have been assigned to the Manitoba Moose:

Mario Bliznak Centre Manitoba Moose AHL
Patrick Coulombe Defence Manitoba Moose AHL

The following players have been assigned to their junior clubs:

Morgan Clark Goalie Red Deer WHL
Prab Rai Centre Seattle WHL

The following players have been released but will be attending the Manitoba Moose camp:

Jordie Benn Defence Manitoba Moose AHL
Oren Eizenman Forward Manitoba Moose AHL
Julien Ellis Goalie Manitoba Moose AHL
Scott Howes Left Wing Manitoba Moose AHL
Travis Ramsey Defence Manitoba Moose AHL

The following players have been released:

Shawn Boutin Defence
Tyler Matheson Left Wing
Tom May Forward
Kyle Neuber Right Wing
Jordan Skellet Left Wing

Which means the following are moving on to the main camp this weekend:

Forwards – Dan Gendur, Michael Grabner, Cody Hodgson, Pierre-Cedric Labrie and Juraj Simek

Defense – Taylor Ellington, Daniel Rahimi and Yann Sauve

Goaltender – Cory Schneider

No big surprises really. Grabner, Hodgson and Schneider were very good and certainly earned their invitations to play with the big boys. The others were okay, and at the very least, probably merited a longer look. That said, with the exception of Grabner and Hodgson (and to a lesser extent Schneider), I don’t expect anyone from this group to make it to the big squad. However, the camp experience should be invaluable before they return to the Moose or their junior teams. In particular, Ellington, who was named an alternate captain for the Everett Silvertips today (Nick Patterson, Everett HeraldNet), and Sauve, who the Saint John Sea Dogs are counting on for leadership (Nathan White, Telegraph Journal), should benefit from being around the team’s veterans.

J.J. Guerrero

Founder and Executive Editor of Canucks Hockey Blog. Proud Canadian, hardcore Canucks fan. I would like nothing more than watching the Canucks win the Stanley Cup. Against the Leafs.

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7 Responses

  1. Glen says:

    What happenned to Patrick White ?

  2. Glen says:

    What happenned to Patrick White ?

  3. Patrick White wasn’t at prospects camp. Under NCAA rules, he would have had to pay his own way, or otherwise lose his college eligibility.

  4. Patrick White wasn’t at prospects camp. Under NCAA rules, he would have had to pay his own way, or otherwise lose his college eligibility.

  5. jantra says:

    Thank you for information

  6. jantra says:

    Thank you for information

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