Canucks Recall Podkolzin, Di Giuseppe and Aman For Eastern Road Swing


VANCOUVER – General Manager Patrik Allvin announced on February 4, 2023 that Forwards Vasily Podkolzin, Phillip Di Giuseppe and Nils Aman have been recalled from Abbotsford (AHL).


The Canucks begin a 4-game Eastern road trip on Monday February 6 against the New Jersey Devils; followed by the New York Rangers and New York Islanders February 8 and 9, finishing up on Saturday February 11, against the Detroit Red Wings.

Vasily Podkolzin | NHL 2022-23 Top Breakout Candidate @ NHL Fantasy

Vasily Podkolzin, LW/RW, VAN ( fantasy rank: 160) — He was fourth on the Vancouver Canucks in 5-on-5 goals per 60 minutes (0.76; minimum 20 games) last season and fifth in the category among NHL rookies (minimum 75 games) despite playing on mostly the third line with a low average ice time (12:48 per game).

Podkolzin could skyrocket in fantasy if he earns a top-six role under coach Bruce Boudreau for a full season with exposure to valuable forwards J.T. Miller, Elias Pettersson, Brock Boeser, Bo Horvat and/or Andrei Kuzmenko (signed one-year contract with Vancouver from Kontinental Hockey League).