The Vancouver Canucks drafted Anton Rodin in the second round of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. That’s a long time ago. But the 26-year-old has yet to establish himself as a regular in their lineup.
Last season, he was limited to just three games because of a significant knee injury. This year, he’ll look to become a full-time NHL player.
But if he’s unable to stick with the Canucks, Rodin will reportedly be allowed to head back to Sweden, per TSN 1040’s Matt Sekeres.
The winger has spent most of his professional career in Sweden. He played for Brynas in 2010-11 and then from 2013 to 2016.
Even though the Canucks probably won’t be very competitive this season, it still won’t be easy for Rodin to stick on the roster. They currently have 14 forwards on one-way contracts and that doesn’t include top prospect Brock Boeser, who is on an entry-level deal. Vancouver has also signed Scottie Upshall and Ryan White to professional tryouts.
Rodin could very well play the upcoming season in Europe.