Nolan Baumgartner a Canucks prospect again thanks to new coaching opportunity

The NHL may be locked out, but beginning in just under two weeks, the AHL regular season will begin, so fans will at least get a chance to follow the growth of intriguing Canuck prospects like Chris Tanev, Zack Kassian, and Nolan Baumgartner.

Admittedly, one of those things is not like the other. Unlike Tanev and Kassian, who are just getting their NHL careers underway, Baumgartner’s time as a player just ended. The defenceman retired this summer to go behind the bench as an assistant coach with the Chicago Wolves. But make no mistake: for the first time in a decade, he too is a prospect in Vancouver’s system.

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