At the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, the Minnesota Wild made the bold decision to select Joel Eriksson Ek with the No. 20 overall pick instead of Minnesota-born sniper Brock Boeser, who the Vancouver Canucks nabbed just three picks later. But now it sounds like the Wild could have a chance to land Boeser after all.
According to a report from TSN’s Rick Dhaliwal, the Canucks are “exploring the possibility” of trading Boeser. And with Boeser being one of the better young goal-scorers in the NHL, it’s not hard to imagine why a team like the Wild could potentially have interest.
Boeser, 23, was born and raised just outside of the Twin Cities in Burnsville. He played his collegiate hockey at the University of North Dakota, where he collected 60 points in 42 games during the 2015-16 season and was named the NCHC Rookie of the Year. Following another successful campaign at UND in 2016-17, Boeser appeared in nine games for the Canucks late in the season, posting four goals and an assist during his quick trial run.