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THE ROUNDUP: Developing News About Development Camp, Tanner Kero and more...

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The roster for the Canucks Summer Development Camp is starting to take shape, and the Canucks and Blackhawks make a deal.

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While we look forward to the annual free-agent frenzy on Sunday, there is Canucks news to report on. Names are slowly trickling in about undrafted players that have been invited to the Summer Development Camp July 2-5, culminating in a top prospects game on the 5th that will include 2018 1st round pick Quinn Hughes. The practice sessions on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th are free and open to the public. Tickets went on sale for the Prospects Game a couple weeks ago, so check with CDC for availability.

A couple names that emerged with invites today are Switzerland’s Nando Eggenberger and Issac Nurse of the OHL Champion Hamilton Bulldogs. We’ll have the full list for you when it’s released.

The Canucks extended qualifying offers to Sven Baertschi, Troy Stecher and Jake Virtanen, but one notable name that didn’t get one was Derrick Pouliot. That doesn’t necessarily mean that Pouliot’s gone though.

If they should be unable to reach a deal, having a spot open for someone heading into this season is a good thing, as the D is in need of a major overhaul.

There was also a trade over the weekend, as the Canucks sent Michael Chaput to Chicago for C Tanner Kero. Kero has 8 goals and 14 assists in 72 career NHL games for the Blackhawks, and this is likely a depth move for the Utica Comets.

This news also came out a short time ago:

I would love to see them sign him to a 1 day contract and allow him to retire as a Canuck., wouldn’t you?

We’ve seen the Canucks mentioned as a potential suitor for C Riley Nash, and another name popped up this morning:

This is a pretty big day in Canucks history, and one that’s really hammering home the new reality in Vancouver: