Brock Boeser

by Cam Robinson on November 24, 2017

Brock Boeser, RW

Shoots: R

Height: 6-1

Weight: 201

Born: 1997-02-25

Hometown: Burnsville, MN, USA

Drafted: 2015 by Vancouver Canucks, 23rd overall

 

 

 

Observations:

November 2017 - The kid is alright. Boeser has been setting the world on fire of late. He's currently riding a four-game goal scoring streak (six total), and five-game point streak (seven total) and leads all rookies in scoring with 11 goals and 21 points in just 19 games. Heading into the season, a successful outcome would have been a 20/20 campaign, but at this rate, he'll blow past those benchmarks by the New Year. Boeser is an elite finisher who has underrated vision and distribution skills while still working on his overall speed and quickness. If he finds another gear skating-wise, you may be looking at the next Vladimir Tarasenko. Get on this ride if you can, because the 20-year-old winger is just getting started. Cam Robinson

November 2017 - Boeser sure didn't like starting the season in the pressbox. After spending a couple games watching from up top, the 20-year-old received his chance and hasn't looked back. Currently, he trails only Clayton Keller in rookie points-per-game output with two goals and nine points in eight games. He's converting on just a shade over eight percent of his shots on goal, which is below where a high-conversion scorer like himself will live. His other metrics are also appearing to be sustainable. In 17 career NHL contests, Boeser has six goals and 14 points, giving a glimpse of what the talented right-winger could be capable of as time moves forward. Cam Robinson

September 2017 - Boeser has continued right where he left off at the end of last season: scoring goals. The Canucks' top prospect has been the team's most dynamic and productive player through two exhibition games, recording three goals and five points while creating chances on many of his shifts. Even with the infusion of veteran forwards this offseason, it appears the 20-year-old will earn himself a spot on the roster and is every bit a contender to push for the Calder Trophy. Cam Robinson

April 2017 – Boeser showed very well during his brief stint in the NHL to close out the 2016-17 campaign. The bullish winger posted four goals and five points in nine games for the Canucks and displayed positive chemistry next to Bo Horvat and Sven Baertschi at even strength, while looking at home as the triggerman on the top power-play unit next to the Sedin twins. With a new coaching staff coming to town, Boeser will need to have a strong camp to earn a full-time spot, but his ability to finish chances is something the Canucks sorely lack, so expect him to receive plenty of opportunities. Cam Robinson

March 2017 - After having his NCAA season end by losing in double overtime last night, Boeser bused with his UND teammates back to Grand Forks for a team dinner and then flew to Minnesota this morning where he has signed with the Canucks and will suit up today in his hometown against the Wild. The powerful sniper will slot in on the team's second line beside Bo Horvat and Sven Baertschi. These final ten games will be a window for the youngster to see what he needs to work on this offseason as well as burn a year off his entry level contract. A clear sign of how valued he is for the organization. Cam Robinson

January 2017 – Boeser is currently in the midst of his second three-game pointless streak of the season. The elite shooter has looked a little off of late - perhaps trying to do too much for the reigning National Champions. His 22 points in 19 games is well off the pace he set a year ago as a freshman when he produced at an incredible 1.43 points-per-game. It's still highly likely that the Canucks' 2015 first round selection will turn pro at the end of his college team's season and should get a handful of games in with the Canucks. Cam Robinson

 

December 2016 – Team USA was dealt a major blow today as one of their returning wingers and top offensive options, Brock Boeser is going to miss the WJC due to wrist surgery. The dynamic sniper has missed several weeks after attempting to play through the pain and then rehab the injury, ultimately deciding that surgery was the best course of action. Look for the UND standout to be back terrorizing NCAA goaltenders early in the new year.  Cam Robinson

 

October 2016 – Three weeks into the NCAA season and Boeser is already a two-time winner of the NCHC offensive player of the week. He has absolutely toasted the opposition to the tune of six goals and 12 points through the first five contests; including a natural hat trick when his #1 ranked UND team was down 2-0 to propel them to the 3-2 victory. Boeser is the early front-runner for the Hobey Baker Award this season and for good reason. Cam Robinson

 

October 2016 – Boeser began his sophomore season with a bang. The Canucks' top prospect scored a goal and added three assists in UND's season opener. After producing 60 points as a freshman, the talented sniper is primed for a run at the Hobey Baker Award. Cam Robinson

 

August 2016 – Boeser showed well for the US squad at the National Junior Evaluation Camp this past week. He suited up in just two of five contests, recording one goal. No doubt, the Team USA braintrust wanted to look at bubble players, while the returnee, Boeser is all but assured a spot on the World Junior team. The highly efficient scorer is well known for his ability to deceive opposing goaltenders with a heavy and extremely accurate shot, often changing the angles on his release. Boeser will head back to North Dakota for his freshman campaign and look to build upon his 60 point freshman season. He will act as a leader among the defending national champions and is set to wear an 'A' - just the third sophomore in North Dakota history to be given that honour. Cam Robinson

 

April 2016 – To say that Brock Boeser has had a strong freshman season would be something of an understatement. In his freshman season in the NCAA, the 2013 first-round selection produced 27 goals and 60 points over 42 games – a rate of 1.42 points-per-game, higher than Jonathan Toews (0.92) and Phil Kessel (1.31) in their freshman years. To go along with that, the native of Burnsville, MN led the University of North Dakota men’s hockey team to the NCAA Championship. It almost appears absurd that a freshman could have nothing left to prove at the NCAA level, though it may be the case. This may prove the impetus to have the young forward turn pro, but this remains a more complex process with collegiate players. While a return to North Dakota is the likely outcome, Canucks fans may have gotten the absolute steal of the draft with this young man. David McDonald

 

December 2015 – Boeser's season has been cinderella-esque to this point, as he has continued to produce at a torrid rate in his freshman year with the Fighting Sioux. Hitting a point-per-game average with 13 goals and 21 points in his first season and throwing his body around with aplomb are just the beginning of Boeser's game. He has become a relied-upon member of the North Dakota squad, and has quickly skyrocketed himself into the limelight of the Canucks prospect system with a truly unique blend of finesse and physical play. While he is just in the inception of his young career and still needs to learn the finer nuances of playing in his own zone as most young forwards do, Boeser may prove to be the steal of the 2015 Entry Draft. David McDonald

 

November 2015The Fighting Sioux freshman is off to a great start to his college career. Seven goals and five assists in his first 12 games, including the first ND freshman hat-trick since T.J. Oshie did it 10 years ago. He has benefited from playing with Nick Schmaltz is who is terrific playmaker, but Brock is a responsible, smart player with above-average physical attributes. He uses his long reach to protect the puck well at a solid pace, and has terrific technique shooting the puck. He will continue to grow (literally and figuratively) and this start solidifies his projection as a top-six scoring forward at the next level. It also means Boeser may even get the chance to compete for a spot with the American WJC squad as preliminary rosters are right around the corner. Mike Barrett

 

June 2015 – Brock Boeser was the Vancouver Canucks' first round pick, 23rd overall, at the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. Sniper with a nose for the net. Brendan Ross

 

February 2015The Minnesotan has emerged as one of the best American draft eligible scorers racking up 27 goals with the Waterloo Blackhawks through 41 games (T-6th in USHL scoring). Boeser is an opportunistic shooter who doesn’t need much time to unleash a shot with pin-point accuracy. He owns natural goal scoring instincts and finds the soft spots on the ice with ease. Boeser has proved to be very dangerous off the rush as he attacks wide with good top-end speed before snapping pucks home on the cut to the net. While not a true playmaker, Boeser displays noteworthy passing skills. He isn’t a high-energy attacker and isn’t always engaged defensively but he’s extremely dangerous on the offensive side of the red line. Teams looking to add goalsand a player with a good two-way work ethic, should move Boeser up their rankings. Brendan Ross

 

 

Fantasy Outlook: A

A front line offensive asset with an elite release. Destined for major point totals.

 

 

Footage:

Brock Boeser's first 9 Goals of 2017-18

 

Hat trick vs Bemidiji State (NCAA) Oct. 17, 2015

 

Brock Boeser hat trick:

 

 

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