As Kellan Tochkin himself says, he was great one night and invisible the next. “To get to the next level, you have to show consistency,” Tochkin said. “Tonight, I was pretty much opposite to what I was last night [against Alberta]. I showed the junior side of my game. But I’ll learn from this.” Like Iain, I’m impressed with the maturity of the guys in Canucks prospects camp. They aren’t only skilled, but are also well aware of what they need to do improve their game. While their NHL careers aren’t guaranteed, they certainly have the drive to eventualy get...Click here to read more.
Nick Patterson covers the Everett Silvertips for the Everett Herald. While covering the Silvertips’ preseason, he took some time to answer our questions regarding Canucks prospects, Kellan Tochkin and Taylor Ellington. ———– Photo credit: Everett Silvertips CHB: After leading all WHL rookies in scoring 74 points, what are yours (and the Silvertips’) expectations from Kellan Tochkin? Nick Patterson: It’s interesting because although Tochkin led the team in scoring, he was thought of more as part of a unit than as an individual. He teamed with fellow 17-year-old rookies Byron Froese and Tyler Maxwell to form a young and dynamic line,...Click here to read more.