Canucks wrap up training camp; Preseason starts against San Jose

Head coach John Tortorella liked what he saw in Vancouver's Chris Higgins, and touched on Roberto Luongo and backup Eddie Lack.

Head coach John Tortorella fills the media in on his thoughts

The Canucks have concluded camp and are readying for the San Jose Sharks – the same squad that swiftly knocked them out of last year’s playoffs will be their first preseason test on Monday, Sept. 16.

So far, goalie Roberto Luongo and forward Chris Higgins have stood out, with the affectionately nicknamed “Higgy” registering a hat trick in the third day of scrimmaging.

Notable: Ryan Kesler centered a line with Alex Burrows and hopeful rookie Hunter Shinkaruk, and Eddie Lack got some looks as the team’s presumed backup.

Head coach John Tortorella said he wasn’t putting too much stock in individual players’ training camps or scrimmages – including fourth line projected centre Mike Santorelli, who also played quite well, according to reports – and that he didn’t have a line on who would backup Luongo once the regular season started.


Highlights from Day 3 of Canucks training camp – Blue vs. White Scrimmage (via

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