Yann Sauve was the Canucks second round pick (41st overall) in the 2008 draft. The 20 year old Sauve finished the season with 7 goals, 29 assists and a + 42 in 61 games for the Saint John Sea Dogs of the QMJHL.
Lee Sweatt and Chris Tanev were both free agents. Sweatt, a 24 year old from Elburn Illinois, spent time with both Riga Dynamo of the KHL, and TPS Turku in the FNL in Finland. He recorded seven points in 37 games in Riga, and 16 points in 21 games with Turku.