Just to throw us all a curveball, the Canucks make their second pick of the Sixth Round one that again, could be a sleeper pick that turns out pretty good.
While Connor Lockhart missed a season because of the OHL cancelling play this past year, he was originally taken 3rd overall in the OHL Priority Draft by the Erie Otters.
The #Canucks have selected Connor Lockhart at pick #178. 5-foot-9 right-shot centre.— Daniel Gee (@DanielGScouting) July 24, 2021
We gave him average tool grades at @EPRinkside. Good retrieval and Ctrl exits/60 numbers in his D-1 season. pic.twitter.com/Xzhg7k71CO
Connor Lockhart is the kind of player that wears his heart on his sleeve. High high motor and isn't afraid of any battle. Plays bigger than his size. Good playmaking vision. I've liked a couple of these late round picks by Vancouver— Jared Brown (@JaredBrownn97) July 24, 2021
With an opportunity to mature, and get a full season under his belt, Lockhart could be a guy who fits into the style that the Canucks are starting to evolve into.
178. Canucks take Erie RW Connor Lockhart. pic.twitter.com/9DSyTjr3wU— Steve Kournianos (@TheDraftAnalyst) July 24, 2021
One pick left, as the Canucks will have the 201st pick in Round Seven.