Friday, May 25, 2018
Top Prospect Signing (May 25)
The Vancouver Canucks announced that they have signed their top pick from the 2017 entry draft, Elias Pettersson, to his 3-year entry-level deal on Friday. Pettersson was taken 5th overall by the Canucks, somewhat of a surprise pick to many, but the scouting staff was made out as a bunch of geniuses when Pettersson dominated the Swedish Elite League, leading the league in regular season and playoff scoring, winning the championship over there and collecting all kinds of hardware. Pettersson is still somewhat smaller in stature, but the 19-year old will still challenge for a spot on the roster next season. Consider him one to watch!