The Vancouver Canucks are looking to trade Olli Juolevi. The 2016 first-rounder has struggled as a pro and a change of scenery might do him well.
The Vancouver Canucks are looking to trade Olli Juolevi. The 2016 first-rounder has struggled as a pro and a change of scenery might do him well.

NHL trade Rumors are starting to circulate that the Vancouver Canucks are looking to trade Olli Juolevi. The 2016 first-rounder has struggled as a pro and sits fifth on the Canucks’ left-side defence depth chart.

Patrick Johnston of The Province reports Juolevi, who would require waivers to be re-assigned to the American Hockey League — and given his pedigree would likely be claimed — is being actively shopped around the league.

Johnston went on to say, If the Canucks can’t find a trade and decide to send him to AHL Abbotsford ahead of Monday’s NHL opening day roster deadline, he’ll have to be on waivers today.

The Canucks scouting team made a mistake drafting fifth overall in 2016, as the Canucks passed on higher-upside blue-liners — and Matthew Tkachuk — to take him.

As we have seen before, a change of scenery might do Juolevi well and he could turns things around and live up to his potential with another team.

Olli Juolevi career stats

SeasonTeamLeagueGPGAPtsPIM+/-
2015-16London KnightsOHL57933421638
2016-17London KnightsOHL581032423626
2017-18TPS TurkuSM-liiga3871219147
2018-19Utica CometsAHL18112132-12
2019-20Utica CometsAHL452232524-8
2019-20Vancouver CanucksNHL
2020-21Vancouver CanucksNHL232130-1
NHL Totals232130

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