Saturday, July 30, 2005
Vancouver Awarded 2006 NHL Entry Draft
Canucks Awarded 2006 NHL Entry Draft
Ottawa, ON, — NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman announced during the first round of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft that the Vancouver Canucks, and the city of Vancouver have been awarded the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.
Vancouver’s only other experience with the NHL Entry Draft came in 1990 when it was held at B.C. Place. In that draft the first overall pick was Owen Nolan, while Vancouver had the second overall selection and drafted Petr Nedved of the Seattle Thunderbirds.
The 2006 NHL Entry Draft will feature top prospect Phil Kessel of the US Under-18 Squad and Michael Frolik who played for the Czech Republic at the recent World Junior Championships.
I'll have lots of post-draft thoughts tomorrow.
Being a massive Montreal Canadiens fan, I'd love to hear your impressions of Juraj Mikus. I am excited to have another Slovak on our team!
Gawd, it's been so long since the Bure ordeal... I remember listening to the soap opera on Dan Russell's Sportstalk when they were basically sneaking Bure over here to marry someone... good times.
Hey.. this draft was luck of the draw anyway! Vegas is not that far off!
Go Wranglers! ;)