SenShot Mock Draft Pick #24 – Vancouver Canucks


A team that could soon be undergoing a big transition with a new coach and new players has the #24 pick.  After an underwhelming playoff performance, expectations will be high.


May 7, 2013; San Jose, CA, USA; San Jose Sharks center Joe Pavelski (8) scores a goal against the Vancouver Canucks during the third period in game four of the first round of the 2013 Stanley Cup playoffs at HP Pavilion. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

TEAM STRENGTHS:  offensive leadership, goaltending

TEAM WEAKNESSES:  cap problems, grit on top 6 F


UNDER CONSIDERATION:  Josh Morrisey, Ryan Hartman, Andre Burakovsky, Laurent Dauphin, Morgan Klimchuk

FANSIDED MOCK DRAFT PICK:  The Canuck Way selected Emile Poirier

SENSHOT’S CHOICE:   Ryan Hartman from the Plymouth Whalers of the OHL.  Vancouver has the skill, and they have some grit, but don’t have a lot of skilled grit.  Hartman helps in this area, as he is a power forward who is chippy and is the type of player who would fit nicely into John Tortorella’s good books. He won’t set the world on fire offensively but can contribute, but his physical play and defensive awareness for an 18 year old will benefit the Canucks in the future.

SENSHOT’S MOCK DRAFT TO DATE (click on team to view the selection):

1COLORADOSeth Jones, Portland (WHL)
2FLORIDAJonathan Drouin, Halifax (QMJHL)
3TAMPANathan MacKinnon, Halifax (QMJHL)
4NASHVILLEValeri Nichushkin, Chelijabinsk 2 (KHL)
5CAROLINADarnell Nurse, Sault Ste. Marie (OHL)
6CALGARYSean Monahan, Ottawa (OHL)
7EDMONTONNikita Zadorov, London (OHL)
8BUFFALOMax Domi, London (OHL)
9NEW JERSEYAlexsander Barkov, Tappera (FIN)
10DALLASHunter Shinkaruk, Medicine Hat (WHL)
11PHILADELPHIAZachary Furcale, Halifax (QMJHL)
12PHOENIXAnthony Mantha, Val D’Or (QMJHL)
13WINNIPEGElias Lindholm, Brynas (SEL)
14COLUMBUSBo Horvat, London (OHL)
15NYIAdam Erne, Quebec (QMJHL)
16BUFFALOFrederik Gauthier, Rimouski (QMJHL)
17OTTAWARobert Hagg, Modo (SEL)
18DETROITAlexander Wennburg, Djurgardens (SEL)
19COLUMBUSSamuel Morin, Rimouski (QMJHL)
20SAN JOSEKerby Rychel, Windsor (OHL)
21TORONTORasmus Ristolainen, Turko (FIN)
22CALGARYNicolas Petan, Portland (WHL)
23WASHINGTONRyan Pulock, Brandon (WHL)
24VANCOUVERRyan Hartman, Plymouth (OHL)