Vancouver Canucks Announce 2016 Young Stars Roster
The Vancouver Canucks have announced their roster for the annual Young Stars Classic in Penticton.
For the Vancouver Canucks, the annual Young Stars Classic is usually the official start into the new season. This year, all eyes are on the 2016 World Cup of Hockey, but that doesn’t make Vancouver’s prospect tournament any less interesting.
Today the club announced their roster for the five-day training camp and tournament.
54 Brisebois, Guillaume
68 Candella, Cole
70 Galipeau, Olivier
48 Juolevi, Olli
61 McEneny, Evan
72 Neill, Carl
64 Olson, Tate
59 Sautner, Ashton
51 Stecher, Troy
71 Stewart, Mackenze
67 Subban, Jordan
49 Abols, Rodrigo
58 Carcone, Michael
52 Cassels, Cole
78 Coulter, Tyler
41 D’Aoust, Alexis
62 LaBate, Joe
74 Laplante, Yan-Pavel
73 Maksimovich, Kyle
77 McKenzie, Brett
79 Moynihan, Danny
57 Roy, Marc-Olivier
34 Stukel, Jakob
43 Valk, Curtis
80 Zhukenov, Dmitry
35 Demko, Thatcher
75 Garteig, Michael
76 Parenteau, Rylan
Missing from the roster are Brock Boeser, Adam Gaudette and William Lockwood, due to NCAA regulations that prevent them from taking part in professional training camps.
The Young Stars Classic gives fans a first glimpse at the newest draft class, as well as summer free-agent acquisitions and camp invites. In addition, there are some returning players who spent last season playing professionally in the minor leagues, like Utica Comets defenceman Jordan Subban and forward Cole Cassels.
For the players, the tournament is a first chance to prove that drafting and/or signing them was the right decision, and they can show Canucks coaches and management that they deserve to be a part of the club.
Along with the Canucks, the tournament features three more Canadian teams: the Calgary Flames, Edmonton Oilers and Winnipeg Jets.
Sept. 15 2:00 pm Prospects on-ice
Sept. 16 10:30 am Canucks Prospects on-ice
Sept. 16 4:00 pm Game 1 Calgary vs. Winnipeg
Sept. 16 7:30 pm Game 2 Vancouver vs. Edmonton
Sept. 17 12:00 pm Canucks Prospects on-ice
Sept. 17 7:30 pm Game 3 Calgary vs. Edmonton
Sept. 18 9:15 am Canucks Prospects on-ice
Sept. 18 2:00 pm Game 4 Vancouver vs. Winnipeg
Sept. 19 8:30 am Canucks Prospects on-ice
Sept. 19 11:00 am Game 5 Edmonton vs. Winnipeg
Sept. 19 3:00 pm Game 6 Vancouver vs. Calgary
While the Canucks, Jets, Oilers and Flames prospects are on the ice in Penticton, Canucks pros Henrik Sedin, Daniel Sedin, Loui Eriksson, Jacob Markstrom, Luca Sbisa and Jannik Hansen will be competing in the World Cup of Hockey. But that shouldn’t stop fans from travelling to the Young Stars Classic.
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