Jan 27, 2014, 3:55 PM EDT
The Vancouver Canucks have recalled forward Jordan Schroeder from an AHL conditioning stint with Utica. The 23-year-old will be in the lineup tonight when the Canucks host the Oilers.
The diminutive Schroeder was drafted 22nd overall in 2009 but so far has failed to establish himself as a regular NHLer. In 34 games with the Canucks, he has just three goals and six assists.
While injuries haven’t helped Schroeder’s development, it’s worth noting that, besides Cody Hodgson, only five Mike Gillis-drafted players have played in the NHL since Gillis was hired as general manager in the summer of 2008. Combined, those five have just 72 NHL games of experience, not all with Vancouver either.
It used to be the Canucks were too tough to crack for young players. But that certainly isn’t the case now. They just don’t have many viable options.
Anyway, here’s Schroeder, excited to be back:
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