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Canucks Welcome Back Rodrigo Abols at #184

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A familiar name transforms a Young Stars invite last year to a draft selection this year.

Rodrigo Abols

Born: 1996-01-05

Birthplace: Riga, LAT

Age: 20

Nationality: Latvia

Position: C

Shoots: L

Height: 6'5"

Weight: 185 lbs

Overview

Abols was invited to Vancouver's Young Stars tournament last year (but couldn't be signed...rimshot) and has represented Latvia at the last two World Junior Championships.

A gritty, hard-working forward with a large frame. An agile skater for his size and is starting to work explosiveness into his game. Smart with and without the puck, and exhibits strength at both ends of the ice. Not the most physical player, but that side of his game will come naturally as he develops more bullish instincts. Loves to battle and works hard to win puck possession on open ice, along the boards, and in the corners. All-in-all, a sizeable forward that has the raw tools it takes to become an effective producer as he elevates his game. (Curtis Joe, EP 2015)

More Information

Hey alight, we already have goal footage.

Rodrigo Abols getting adjusted with Vancouver Canucks

Latvian tryout Rodrigo Abols looking to make an impression in Penticton