David Booth had a tough first season with the Canucks and he's the first to admit it.

He was clearly shocked by the October trade to the Canucks from the Florida Panthers, took a while to get going with new linemate Ryan Kesler and was just starting to get on a roll when Colorado's Kevin Porter stuck out his knee and cost Booth six games with a knee sprain.

Booth got on a nice roll from mid-January for about four weeks, but had a tough time scoring down the stretch – along with the rest of the second line – and managed just one goal in the final 11 games. In the playoffs – Booth's first in the NHL – the goal-less stretch continued, although he had one assist.

"It was an emotional year," said Booth. "I wasn't expecting to get traded, then coming to a new team and then injuries and struggling on the ice. There were highs and lows, but that's something you have to deal with."