Canucks were excited enough about Alex Friesen to sign him to an entry-level contract today. Speculation is that he could be the third line C the team is looking for. Not sure what this means for next year, but Friesen will be given a good look by MacTavish and the Wolves.
http://www.theprovince.com/sports/Ca...193/story.htmlThe development of Friesen is encouraging because the Canucks need depth at centre.
After a big franchise miss on Patrick White as the 25th overall pick in 2007, the Gillis regime went for Cody Hodgson as the 10th overall pick in 2008 and Jordan Schroeder as the 22nd selection in 2009.
Hodgson was dealt to Buffalo at the trade deadline in February and the jury is out on whether the diminutive Schroeder can turn a 21-goal AHL season into an NHL job.
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