Report: Brock Boeser’s agent spoke to Wild and Devils about Canucks trade

Report: Brock Boeser’s agent spoke to Wild and Devils about Canucks trade

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A few months ago, reports surfaced that Brock Boeser’s agent Ben Hankinson had received permission from the Canucks to help his client with a trade. The Canucks have never publicly confirmed these rumors, but have never denied their validity either.

And on Tuesday, The Province’s Ben Kuzma reported that Boeser’s agent had confirmed he had spoken to the New Jersey Devils and Minnesota Wild, which Kuzma added “makes the most sense.”

“The Boeser name has been associated with many commercial destinations, but Devils and Wild make the most sense. His agent, Ben Hankinson, told Postmedia on Monday that he continues to help the Canucks’ hockey department find a target and has spoken to New Jersey and Minnesota.

–Ben Kuzma

Boeser signed a three-year contract with an average annual value of $6.65 million last offseason. Many believe the Canucks should either keep Boeser’s salary or make a deal in a trade, and it’s hard to believe a settlement involving Boeser wouldn’t include either of those two things.

The Canucks have an abundance of wingers on their roster and even the majority of their top prospects are wingers. It’s not hard to believe they’ll want to unload at least one, maybe more. And at this point in his Canucks career, Boeser certainly makes sense as a candidate in need of a fresh start.

Through no fault of his own, Boeser just can’t stay healthy since suffering a season-ending back injury in his rookie season. In the years that followed, Boeser endured several stints on injured reserve due to wrist and hand injuries and unfortunately hasn’t been able to produce consistently since.

His points-per-game total is certainly still respectable, and at 25 he shouldn’t be. For difficult for the Canucks to negotiate a deal with a potential suitor.

The Canucks drafted Boeser 23rd overall in the 2017 NHL Draft. Boeser has 130 goals and 156 assists in 366 games for the Canucks.

You can read Kuzma’s full report in the province by clicking here.


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