With fewer than four weeks remaining until the NHL’s March 3 trade deadline, we’ve got you covered at Daily Faceoff with one trade-focused story each day leading up to Deadline Day.

Today we’re going to hone in on Vancouver Canucks winger Brock Boeser, who climbed to No. 8 on our latest Trade Targets board since the Canucks moved on from captain Bo Horvat last week.

2023 Trade Deadline Countdown: 25 days


  • Right Wing, Vancouver Canucks
  • Shoots: Right
  • Age: 25
  • Height: 6’1″ | Weight: 208 lbs.
  • Cap Hit: $6.65 million
  • Term: 2 more seasons
  • Trade Clauses: No restrictions
  • Stats: 41 GP, 9 goals, 21 assists, 30 points, 16:45 avg TOI
  • Career: 7th season (all with Vancouver), 365 GP, 130 goals, 286 points, 18:21 avg TOI


Archetype and Ideal Role

Shooter. Second line, first unit power play.

Boeser slotted in at No. 15 on Daily Faceoff’s Archetype Ranking series among pure shooters. Despite having among the lowest goal total in the group, last season Boeser was inside the Top 30 in the league in shots attempted per game, shots from the slot, one-timers and expected goals. Ideally, Boeser would slide onto a team’s second line and first unit power play and picks back up at the 23-25 goal pace he has been scoring at for the bulk of his career.


Scouting Report

When he first broke into the NHL with a 38-goal pace in his rookie season as a 20-year-old, Boeser was known for his “Brocket” of a shot. His game has changed a bit since then. But he still possesses a quick, accurate and heavy shot that he often uses to beat goalies off the rush or when he is net-front on the power play.

How does he get there? Boeser has a knack for scoring because of his strong offensive sense. He can see and feel pressure in the offensive zone, find soft ice without the puck, and set himself up for quick strikes or finding space behind defenders for good looks at the net.