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|Canucks' Gaunce Sent Back To Junior |
|(9/27/13) Brendan Gaunce has been sent back down to the OHL, News 1130 reports.|
|Canucks' Gaunce May Not Make Team |
|(9/26/13) Despite remaining consistent in preseason play, it is looking like Brendan Gaunce may not start with the Canucks this season, Team 1040's Matt Sekeres reports. "Not sure the NHL is in his best interest right now", said GM Mike Gillis.|
|Canucks' Gaunce Scores In Second Consecutive Game |
|(9/18/13) Brendan Gaunce tallied Vancouver's lone goal in Wednesday's 4-1 loss to the Oilers. He has now scored in both of Vancouver's preseason games.|
|Gaunce Scores in Canucks' Preseason Opener |
|(9/16/13) Brendan Gaunce impressed during Vancouver's preseason opener against the San Jose Sharks Monday, tallying a goal while also demonstrating his hard work ethic.|
|Gaunce On The Canucks' Radar |
|(5/24/13) Canucks general manager Mike Gillis said Brendan Gaunce will "be given every opportunity" to make the team's roster next season, the Vancouver Province reports.|
Canucks' Gaunce Sent Back To Junior
Gaunce has been sent back down to the OHL, News 1130 reports.Gaunce scored twice in the preseason but competition is tough and he just missed the cut. John Tortorella spoke about why Gaunce was sent down "The tempo and pace of his game needs to improve. The kids need to play." It's kind of surprising he is being sent down but he is still only 19 years of age and will be a force one day in the future.
Canucks' Gaunce May Not Make Team
Despite remaining consistent in preseason play, it is looking like Gaunce may not start with the Canucks this season, Team 1040's Matt Sekeres reports. "Not sure the NHL is in his best interest right now", said GM Mike Gillis.
|Brendan Gaunces first year as part of the Canucks system was similar to his previous year, as he once again suited up for Belleville of the OHL and performed at a point-per-game pace. He finished the season with 33 goals and 27 assists in 60 games for the Bulls. The 2012 first-round pick is expected to have a future with the Canucks soon, possibly as soon as this season, but his long-term potential is still up for debate. Hes great in the face-off circle and plays a solid two-way game, but Gaunces skating could keep him out of a top-six role. The uncertainty over Gaunces upside is likely one of the reasons Vancouver opted to select another center (Bo Horvat) in the first round of the 2013 draft. Gaunce could compete for a roster spot in camp this year, but given his youth and still-developing skill set, he might be best served with some seasoning at the AHL level before joining the Canucks on a full-time basis. Still, theres plenty of upside here if Gaunce does nab a roster spot out of camp. (Updated 8/12/13) |