Canucks 2016 – 2017 Opening Day Roster Set

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With a few last minute moves on Tuesday, the Vancouver Canucks officially set their opening night roster.

You can get excited now.

In a surprise move, the Canucks placed forward Emerson Etem on waivers as Jack Skille beat him out for the final roster spot.

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In early September, the Canucks extended a PTO invitation to Tuomo Ruutu, who was later released by the club.

Now that the roster is set, here’s a look at who fans can expect to see on the ice:

Forwards

  • Daniel Sedin
  • Henrik Sedin
  • Loui Eriksson
  • Markus Granlund
  • Brandon Sutter
  • Jannik Hansen
  • Sven Baertschi
  • Bo Horvat
  • Jake Virtanen
  • Alex Burrows
  • Brendan Gaunce
  • Derek Dorsett

 

Defencemen

  • Alexander Edler
  • Chris Tanev
  • Ben Hutton
  • Erik Gudbranson
  • Luca Sbisa
  • Philip Larsen

Extras: Nikita Tryamkin, Alex Biega

 

Goaltenders

  • Ryan Miller
  • Jacob Markstrom

 

Canucks fans will recognize a lot of familiar names on this list, but the youth movement is well and alive.

The Canucks open up the 2016-17 season this Saturday at home against the Calgary Flames.

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Hamed Amiri

Hamed is a Writer and Editor at 604 Now. He is currently attending Simon Fraser University studying Political Science and Communications. He enjoys writing about sports, nightlife, and anything new happening in Vancouver. In his free time Hamed enjoys to play basketball, read, and catch up on his favourite sports teams.