The Abbotsford Canucks announced today the club’s initial training camp roster. The 35-man roster includes 20 forwards, 11 defencemen and four goaltenders.

The 2023 Training Camp Roster features eight former Vancouver Canucks draft picks. In addition; 12 players were signed as free agents to AHL contracts, 10 players were signed as free agents to NHL contracts by the Vancouver Canucks, two players were acquired via trade by the Vancouver Canucks and three players are currently participating on AHL Training Camp try-out agreements who were not drafted by Vancouver.

Eighteen (18) players from the roster appeared in at least one game with the Abbotsford Canucks during the 2022.23 AHL regular season and/or postseason.

2023 Abbotsford Canucks Training Camp Roster

Four (4) goaltenders, 2022.23 team(s): Jonathan Lemieux (Concordia – OUA), Zach Sawchenko (Chicago – AHL), Artūrs Šilovs (Vancouver – NHL, Abbotsford – AHL), Nikita Tolopilo (Södertälje – Allsvenskan)

Eleven (11) defencemen, 2022.23 team(s): Derek Daschke (Toledo – ECHL, Minnesota-Duluth – NCHC), Akito Hirose (Vancouver – NHL, Minnesota State – CCHA), Matt Irwin (Washington – NHL), Filip Johansson (Abbotsford – AHL, Frölunda – SHL), Michael Joyaux (Newfoundland – ECHL), Alex Kannok Leipert (Abbotsford – AHL), Chad Nychuk (Abbotsford – AHL, Kalamazoo – ECHL), Jack Rathbone (Vancouver – NHL, Abbotsford – AHL), Chaz Reddekopp (South Carolina – ECHL), Quinn Schmiemann (Abbotsford – AHL, Kalamazoo – ECHL), Jett Woo (Abbotsford – AHL)

Twenty (20) forwards, 2022.23 team(s): Collin Adams (Bridgeport – AHL, Worcester – ECHL), Arshdeep Bains (Abbotsford – AHL), Josh Bloom (Saginaw – OHL, North Bay – OHL), Sheldon Dries (Vancouver – NHL, Abbotsford – AHL), Marc Gatcomb (Abbotsford – AHL, Kalamazoo – ECHL), Linus Karlsson (Abbotsford – AHL), Danila Klimovich (Abbotsford – AHL), Jermaine Loewen (Henderson – AHL), Aidan McDonough (Vancouver – NHL, Northeastern – HEA), Brad Morrison (Florida – ECHL, Kalamazoo – ECHL, Nitra – Slovakia), Tristen Nielsen (Abbotsford – AHL), Josh Passolt (Rochester – AHL, Cincinnati – ECHL), Karel Plasek (Olomouc – Czechia), Vasily Podkolzin (Vancouver – NHL, Abbotsford – AHL), Aatu Räty (N.Y. Islanders – NHL, Vancouver – NHL, Bridgeport – AHL, Abbotsford – AHL), Max Sasson (Abbotsford – AHL, Western Michigan – NCHC), John Stevens (Abbotsford – AHL), Cooper Walker (Guelph – OHL), Chase Wouters (Abbotsford – AHL), Dmitri Zlodeyev (Spartak – KHL, Khimik – VHL)

Abbotsford Canucks training camp will be held from October 4-7 at Chilliwack Coliseum, and will conclude with the first ever Abbotsford Canucks Minor Hockey Festival on Saturday, October 7. Ice sessions from October 4-6 are expected to begin at 10:30 a.m.

The inaugural Abbotsford Canucks Minor Hockey Festival on Saturday, October 7 will include free on-site activations for fans of all ages, including inflatables, air brush tattoos, an appearance from Vancouver Canucks mascot Fin, as well as a full-team scrimmage at 12 p.m. At the conclusion of the scrimmage, fans will have the opportunity to meet and greet with current Abbotsford Canucks players along with Vancouver Canucks alumni. Following the Festival, the BCHL’s Chilliwack Chiefs will host the Vernon Vipers at 6 p.m.