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Canucks: Jake Virtanen’s rise to being a goal-scoring winger

VANCOUVER, BC - DECEMBER 1: Jake Virtanen #18 of the Vancouver Canucks looks on from the bench during their NHL game against the Edmonton Oilers at Rogers Arena December 1, 2019 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Images)"n

It’s been a slow and sometimes painful process for the Vancouver Canucks, but Jake Virtanen hit his stride this year rising to become an exceptional goal-scorer.

The initial feeling surrounding Jake Virtanen coming into this season was that his playing days for the Vancouver Canucks were quite possibly numbered. He wasn’t panning out to be the player that they drafted him to be.