20-Year-Old Center – Vancouver Canucks
Brendan Gaunce Contract Information:
The Canucks signed Gaunce to an entry-level contract in August of 2012.
Gaunce has been sent back down to the OHL, News 1130 reports.
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Gaunce was the Canucks’ first-round pick in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. At 6-2, 215, Gaunce is a hulking center that provides plenty of physicality while also possessing his fair share of skills. He already sports a booming shot, solid face-off abilities and the defensive wherewithal to one day be a decent third-line center, but Gaunce needs to do a lot of work on his skating to reach his full potential. The 18-year old center will need some seasoning in the minors, but he should eventually carve out a lengthy NHL career.