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Stanton Scores! from Sedin and Sedin…Ok, I’m sure not even Ryan Stanton himself would say before the season he would expect to be hearing that.
Canucks General Manager Mike Gillis is known for his “moneyball” signings, career revitalization projects, Tryout offers to washed up veterans, and his proven ability in contract negotiations. But when Gillis picked up Ryan Stanton off waivers from the Chicago Blackhawks I don’t think they were expecting a guy to be in their top 6. Then again maybe they did which is why they made the move.
Gillis chose to fill in some depth to the bottom of the lineup by picking up Zac Dalpe, Jeremy Welsh, and Ryan Stanton via waivers and trade to put the finishing touches on the roster before the season started, instead of going with some younger prospects from within the organization. The idea was that these guys who have been on the fringe of the NHL with years of experience in the AHL are better prepared for the consistency demands to be a regular contributor in the line up than that of an 18 or 19 year old rookie.
Of the previously mentioned players Ryan Stanton has thus far proven to be the most solid pickup. Stanton was originally thought to be the 7 or 8 guy on the depth chart behind NHL veterans Yannick Weber and Andrew Alberts. Sometimes the only difference from a fringe player to an NHL regular is opportunity, and Stanton is making the most of his. He has been logging big minutes on the back end while contributing. Thursday night Stanton scored the first goal of his career during the 3rd period, putting the nail in the coffin of a 3-0 win for the Canucks in Buffalo. Assists coming from Daniel and Henrik Sedin.
The 24 year old from St. Albert, Alberta has a goal and 3 assists in the first 8 games of this 2013-14 season. Not only is Stanton putting up points but he is thriving under coach Torts and his defensive system. Stanton always seems to be in the way of the opposition, while making simple plays getting the puck out of the defensive zone as well. It’s hard to say if he is a pleasant suprise to the Canucks brass for plucking him off waivers, because I’m sure they would tell you that is the reason why they acquired him. Nonetheless Stanton has earned a regular shift on the back end of one of the deepest D core’s in the league, and is proving to be a great pickup for Gillis and company. Chalk one up for the pro scouts of the Canucks for finding such a young reliable defenseman that cost nothing to acquire.
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