Vancouver Canucks release 2017 Young Stars roster

Vancouver Canucks prospect Brock Boeser. (AP)

The Vancouver Canucks have announced their roster that will compete this weekend at the Young Stars tournament in Penticton, B.C.

Brock Boeser, who signed with the Canucks late last season, is one of the forwards to watch out for. Vancouver drafted the right-winger 23rd overall in the 2015 NHL Draft and he scored four goals and one assist in nine games for the Canucks.

Olli Juolevi highlights some of the defencemen that will be in action. The Finn was drafted fifth overall in the 2016 NHL Draft and had a solid season for the London Knights of the Ontario Hockey League in 2016-17.

Vancouver will have a couple of solid options in net with both Thatcher Demko and Michael DiPietro making appearances. Demko spent last season with the Canucks’ AHL affiliate, the Utica Comets, while DiPietro was a standout for the Windsor Spitfires in their Memorial Cup winning run in May.

Here are the full list of players who will play for the Canucks:

FORWARDS

Brock Boeser
Aaron Berisha
Michael Carcone
Johny Corneil
Alexis D’Aoust
Jonah Gadjovich
Yan-Pavel Laplante
Kole Lind
Aaron Luchuk
Zack MacEwen
Brett McKenzie
Griffen Molino
Danny Moynihan
Jakob Stukel

DEFENCE

Matt Barberis
Matt Brassard
Guillaume Brisebois
Cole Candella
Jalen Chatfield
Aaron Irving
Olli Juolevi
Mackenze Stewart

GOALIES

Thatcher Demko
Michael DiPietro
Michael Garteig

Vancouver will be in action against the Winnipeg Jets, Calgary Flames and Edmonton Oilers. The Canucks’ schedule is as follows. (All times local).

Friday, Sept. 8: Vancouver vs. Winnipeg, 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 10:
Calgary vs. Vancouver, 2 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 11: Vancouver vs. Edmonton, 2 p.m.

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