Canucks 2016 – 2017 Opening Day Roster Set

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Canucks 2016 – 2017 Opening Day Roster Set

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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