Another autograph from 6th overall pick in the 2014 draft, Jake Virtanen. I’ve been really impressed this year with Jake’s level of play and find that he’s really coming into his own. This year, Jake has taken his game to another level as it is clear he has significantly improved his conditioning, which in turn has helped his ability to blow by defenders and stand up against the NHL elite when it comes to physical play. Watching the Canucks this year, he’s really been put in a tremendous position to learn lots as he’s been playing with Henrik and Daniel Sedin consistently. See Jake’s hit on Niklas Kronwall below in a recent game versus the Detroit Red Wings.
A video review of Jake Virtanen
This is why we drafted Jake.
Playing aside, Jake has been absolutely amazing in the local community here in the Lower Mainland. He’s supported numerous charity events and is a frequent attendee to the Children’s Hospital.