Canucks Round 1 2012 NHL Draft – Brendan Gaunce pick according to twitter

Reaction, Backround Information, and Comparisons

The Canucks created an evening’s worth of speculation surrounding the goaltending situation in Vancouver, but kept their calm and both of their goaltenders on Friday, electing to simply add to their roster during the first round.

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Canucks NHL Draft Analysis

With the 26th pick in the 2012 entry draft, the Vancouver Canucks selected center Brendan Gaunce from the Belleville Bulls.

The 6-foot-2, 210 pound 18 year old from Sudbury, Ontario is a big center with big-time intangibles, and was one of the highest ranked Canadian centers heading into the draft according to TSN.

Brendan comes from a hockey family, following in the footsteps of older brother Cameron Gaunce who currently plays in the Colorado Avalanche organization.

First the History lesson…

Then finally the Canucks announced the pick.

he walks onto the stage…

First Canucks interview…

Here’s reaction from the team at NWSB.

Richard apparently wasn’t watching the draft…

Fans and media members responded positively to the pick over Twitter, despite the lack of action on the trade front.

However there is one player comparison that troubled some skeptical fans.

If you missed out on Laurence Gilman’s history lesson and all the other live entertainment last night at the draft, be sure to check out the links below for some home-schooling material on Gaunce.

More analysis – predictions and schedule thoughts to come soon on the Canucks blog.


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