Brandon Prust hits the ice in new Canucks gear
One of the newest Canucks is back on the ice and trying out his new gear. Forward Brandon Prust seems to have gotten his Vancouver shorts and jersey fitted and is ready to go.
The Canucks acquired Prust in a July 1 trade which saw them send Zack Kassian and a fifth round draft pick to Montreal in exchange for Prust. The 31-year-old has played for five teams in his 10-year career, as he previously was a member of the Flames, Coyotes, Rangers and Canadiens.
Prust is a physical player who can also be a strong penalty killer. He typically averages a little less than 20 points per season, but he was a popular player while with the Canadiens. The trade this summer was a shock to Prust, who was on vacation with his fiancee to celebrate their engagement at the time of the deal.
In a recent interview with Sportsnet, however, Prust said he's excited for a fresh start in Vancouver.
"It's gonna be fun," Prust told Sportsnet. "I'm excited. I know they got a good young team. I've heard a lot of good things about the coaching there."