Canucks selects centre, Brendan Gaunce with the first pick, 26th overall in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft

Friday, 22.06.2012 / 9:21 PM / News
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Canucks selects centre, Brendan Gaunce with the first pick, 26th overall in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – Vancouver Canucks President & General Manager Mike Gillis announced today that the Canucks have selected centre Brendan Gaunce with their first pick, 26th overall in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.

Gaunce recorded 68 points (28-40-68) and added 68 penalty minutes in 68 games with the Belleville Bulls of the OHL in 2011.12. The 6’2”, 205 lbs. centre led the Bulls in goals, assists and points in 2011.12.

The Markham, ON, native represented Team Canada at the 2011 U18 World Junior Championship where he collected four points (1-3-4) in seven games, helping Canada win the bronze medal.

 Statistics
Season
Team
League
GP
G
A
P
PIM
2009-2010
MARKHAM WAXERS
OMHA
86
55
93
148
2010-2011
BELLEVILLE
OHL
65
11
25
36
40
2011-2012
BELLEVILLE
OHL
68
28
40
68
68