Saturday, July 30, 2005

Canucks Draft Luc Bourdon 10th Overall

The Vancouver Canucks have drafted defenseman Luc Bourdon. Bourdon is 6'2 205lbs, he played for the Val-d'Or Foreurs of the QMJHL.

From TSN:

NOTES AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Helped lead Canada to a silver medal at the 2005 World-18 Championship...invited to Development Camp Roster for Canada's entry at the World Junior Hockey Championship...Represented Team QMJHL in the 2004 CHL Canada-Russia Challenge.
BOB MCKENZIE'S TAKE: Played exceptionally well at the Under-18 world championship in the spring and has all the physical tools (size and skating) to be a good one, though some question his decision making. Still, it's difficult to imagine him dropping out of the top 15. He's a candidate to crack the top 10.

A solid choice by the Canucks although I am somewhat dissapointed that they did not select Anze Kopitar after he fell out of the top 6. That said, I'm satisfied with Bourdon. By all acounts he is an excellent skater with a very hard shot(maybe the hardest in the CHL).

Hockey's Future profile

It was also announced, just prior to Vancouver's pick, that Vancouver will host the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.

Have a good weekend, I'll be back next week with more thoughts on the draft including the rest of Vancouver's picks.

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