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See the next-generation of Canucks players hone their skills this summer

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Vincent Plana Jun 14, 2018 3:09 pm 1,754

Canucks fans have been given a chance to watch some of the system’s up-and-coming players take to the ice for a development camp.

The best part, aside from being able to watch some of the squad’s hopeful rising stars, it’s completely free.

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The Vancouver Canucks have announced that their 2018 Summer Development Camp will take place Monday, July 2 to Thursday, July 5. Over the course of the camp, all on-ice practice sessions will be open for fans to see.

Here is the full list of confirmed players to date, although it will likely grow within the next two weeks.

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Notable players who are confirmed to attend the camp thus far, include forwards Jonah Gadjovich, Kole Lind, Petrus Palmu, and goaltender Michael DiPietro.

Forwards: 

  • Jonah Gadjovich
  • Kole Lind
  • Jarid Lukosevicius
  • Tanner MacMaster
  • Petrus Palmu
  • Adam Rockwood

Defenceman: 

  • Matt Brassard
  • Kristoffer Gunnarsson
  • Garrett McFadden
  • Colton Poolman
  • Jack Rathbone
  • Josh Teves

Goaltender:

  •  Michael DiPietro

Everyone attending the camp will have a hefty amount of weight to pull. Lind did some serious damage in Kelowna registering 95 points in 58 games. However, he only managed to register a single point in six regular-season games with the Utica Comets and will be looking to find his stature this time around.

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Palmu, who recently inked a three-year, entry-level contract, will be looking to prove to both the organization and fans that his skill and hockey sense can trump his lack of size.

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DiPietro, who also signed a three-year deal, received OHL Goaltender of the Year honours and the 6-foot goaltender led the OHL in shutouts. Whatever impact he makes, however, will be an attempt to challenge a larger, more experienced Thatcher Demko, who could very well be the future of Canucks goaltending.

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The four-day camp ends with a “Summer Showdown” prospects game, which although requires the purchase of a ticket, is only $10 and benefits the Canucks for Kids Fund. The game will also be streamed live on the Canucks Facebook page.

As part of the festivities, there will be a ‘Fin’s Family Zone,’ games in the concourse, face painting, and a Canucks alumni autograph signing.

Canucks Summer Development Camp 2018

Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver

Time: Entry through Gate 10 from 9 am to 12 pm

When: Monday, July 2 to Thursday, July 5, 2018

Tickets: Practices free to attend, ‘Summer Showdown’ prospects game $10

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Vincent Plana
Gets his info on NHL prospects from playing Franchise Mode on NHL 18.

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