Canucks GM Mike Gillis joined Blake Price on Wednesday afternoon, discussing a variety of topics.
Nicklas Jensen, the club’s top pick in 2011, will play next season in Sweden if he doesn’t make the Canucks roster. That’s due in large part to the AHL’s age minimum of 20 years. Jensen will be 19 next season so isn’t eligible to play for the Chicago Wolves, and would be forced to play another year of junior hockey.
Gillis said the Canucks are aware of the situation and fully support Jensen.
The GM also touched briefly on the Roberto Luongo trade saga, saying he’s receiving plenty of interest about a number of players.
His team has the 26th choice in Friday’s draft and Gillis chatted about the club’s approach to picking a player that low in the proceedings.
Hear the full interview here: MikeGillis_with_BlakeAndJeff_June20~