Why Canucks pick Vasily Podkolzin could be the steal of the 2019 draft

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Why Canucks pick Vasily Podkolzin could be the steal of the 2019 draft
Why Canucks pick Vasily Podkolzin could be the steal of the 2019 draft

The Vancouver Canucks caught many by surprise at the 2019 NHL Draft on Friday, taking Russian winger Vasily Podkolzin with the 10th overall pick. Because of a few reasons, fans are uncertain about what to expect from the Russian and he won't play for the Canucks for two more years because of his contract with his KHL club. But if you listened to Podkolzin speak with the media (through a translator) after being drafted, and reading what some scouts have said about him, it's hard not to be excited and start thinking something special fell into Vancouver's lap this year. Podkolzin's positive spin Podkolzin was dominant at the Hlinka Gretzky Cup last summer, scoring eight goals and 11 points in five

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