On account of the Vancouver Canucks’ new top possibility, Tom Willander, a not exactly stunning appearance on Wednesday night at the College of English Columbia ought not be a reason to worry.
All things considered, it has scarcely been seven days since the 18-year-old flew from Stockholm to New Jersey with his family just to find that the gathering’s corresponding flight to the NHL draft center point had been dropped.
Then, Tom’s dad Erik told Iain MacIntyre of Sportsnet, the scramble was on to get a scant rental vehicle, then, at that point, begin the 11-hour drive that got the family into Nashville at 2 a.m. on draft day.
With their gear at focuses obscure, a suit for the pivotal turning point likewise must be gotten. Job well done, and Willander was sharp and drawing in during his meeting adjusts after Vancouver chose him with the eleventh pick.
By Friday, Willander and the Canucks’ different draftees were advancing toward Vancouver — 2,500 miles northwest. On Sunday, the gathering was on the ice for the principal day of abilities and drills. Two additional long periods of on-ice meetings followed, as well as different exercises to finish up the days.
Then, at that point, on Wednesday night — at what might have been 3 a.m. in Stockholm — Willander and the other possibilities were supposed to dial up their cutthroat fire and show their most keen abilities.
It was a warm night in Vancouver, where the ice at Father David Bauer Field was puddling perceptibly, and it was difficult to string passes or show deft stickwork.