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Canucks Select LW Lucas Forsell 201st Overall

With their final pick of the 2021 NHL Entry Draft, the Canucks head back to Sweden (shocking as that may seem) for a speedy winger.

2016 NHL Draft - Round One Photo by Dave Sandford/NHLI via Getty Images

The interesting thing about the draft is how some guys just seem to be available late in the process, and down the road people wonder how that could have happened. They may say this about Lucas Forsell some day, because the early buzz is that Jimmy’s made an absolute steal to snag him at 201st.

Yeah, I know that sounds weird. Forsell is young, younger than most of the draft eligibles this go-round, but was impressive enough to actually get called up to the SHL for a game as a 17 year old this past season.

With the addition of some guys that can shoot the puck, you need a skilled playmaker, and it sounds like this is what they could have in Forsell.

This is a draft about the future, and while we cannot stress enough how disappointing it is that yet again, the Canucks did not manage to make a single deal to accumulate more picks, something that has to have been a priority, this does appear at first glance to be a fairly solid bunch of picks.