The Vancouver Canucks announced the signing of forward Michael Carcone to a three-year, entry-level deal. Carcone spent last season with the Drummondville Voltigeurs of the QMJHL where his scoring prowess was on full display.
Carcone was tied for the team leader in points with 89 (47-42), and led the team in goals. He also spent the 2014-15 season with Drummondville.
In a recent article from the Vancouver Courier, Daniel Wagner wrote about how the 2o-year-old forward’s skillset has made him a Youtube darling. The Canucks even included a clip via Twitter of Carcone’s skills in camp.
Though his goals come pretty and in large quantities, Wagner reports that Carcone’s undrafted status was affected by a couple of things. First, his size (5-10) scared some teams off. Second, playing in Junior A during a draft eligible year hurt him as he only produced 37 points in 49 games.
However, his ability to score goals makes him a desired quantity for the Canucks–who ranked 29th in goals for–only ahead of New Jersey.