|Assets:||Has speed to burn. Can put up points in bunches and is ultra aggressive on the forecheck. Also boasts a nose for the net. Can play on either side of center, which adds to his overall value.|
|Flaws:||Concussions are still a concern with him, especially since he has a bad habit of keeping his head down in dangerous areas of the ice. Isn't a natural setup man. Lacks game-to-game consistency.|
|Career Potential:||Speedy, streaky scoring winger.|
|11/12/2013||Missed 8 games (lower body injury).|
|11/04/2013||Loaned to Utica (AHL) for conditioning.|
|10/25/2013||Lower body injury, day-to-day.|
|5/07/2013||Missed the last 21 regular season and first 4 playoff games (left ankle injury).|
|3/18/2013||Left ankle injury, injured reserve.|
|2/26/2013||Missed 1 game (illness).|
|2/19/2013||Missed 14 games (groin).|
|1/18/2013||Groin, injured reserve.|
|1/15/2012||Missed 18 games (sprained right knee).|
|12/08/2011||Sprained right knee, injured reserve.|
|10/22/2011||Acquired from the Florida Panthers.|
|4/11/2010||Missed the last 9 regular season games (concussion).|
|3/26/2010||Concussion, sidelined indefinitely.|
|1/31/2010||Missed 45 games (concussion).|
|10/28/2009||Concussion, sidelined indefinitely.|
|7/01/2009||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Florida Panthers to a six-year contract.|
|6/29/2009||Florida Panthers tendered a qualifying offer.|
|3/05/2009||Missed 1 game (rib injury).|
|3/03/2009||Rib injury, day-to-day.|
|12/18/2008||Missed 8 games (left shoulder injury).|
|12/01/2008||Left shoulder injury, day-to-day.|
|12/30/2007||Missed 8 games (knee injury).|
|12/13/2007||Knee injury, day-to-day.|
|10/26/2007||Missed 1 game (neck injury).|
|10/24/2007||Neck injury, day-to-day.|
|1/20/2007||Missed 2 games (upper body injury).|
|1/16/2007||Upper body injury, day-to-day.|
|12/27/2006||Recalled from Rochester (AHL).|
|12/17/2006||Assigned to Rochester (AHL).|
|12/12/2006||Recalled from Rochester (AHL).|
|11/26/2006||Assigned to Rochester (AHL).|
|11/20/2006||Recalled from Rochester (AHL).|
|9/28/2006||Assigned to Rochester (AHL).|
|7/20/2006||Signed by the Florida Panthers.|
|10/22/2011||Florida Panthers traded David Booth, Steve Reinprecht and a third-round draft-pick in 2013 to the Vancouver Canucks for Mikael Samuelsson and Marco Sturm.|
|6/26/2004||Drafted by the Florida Panthers in the 2nd round (53rd overall) in 2004.|
David Booth scores again in loss to Rangers | 11/30/2013 5:08 PM
NewsDavid Booth tallied a goal in Vancouver's 5-2 loss to the Rangers on Saturday afternoon.
ImpactHe had a goal and an assist on Thursday, so this could be the start of a mini point spree for the oft-injured winger. Booth has registered just six points in 16 games this season, but he has been better since returning from the press box. We recommend taking a wait-and-see approach with him. Daniel Sedin had Vancouver's other goal in the defeat.
David Booth enjoys rare offensive outburst | 11/29/2013 10:02 AM
NewsDavid Booth had a goal and an assist in Vancouver's 5-2 victory on Thursday.
ImpactIt was a rare offensive outburst for Booth, who has fallen out of favor in Vancouver. He's averaging just 13:14 minutes per contest and that's when he plays at all. He's worth keeping an eye on because he does have top-six potential, but we can't recommend owning him in standard leagues yet.
David Booth will suit up Monday vs. the Kings | 11/25/2013 5:46 PM
NewsDavid Booth will return from his exodus to the press box on Monday night.
ImpactHe has been a healthy scratch for the last three games. In 13 games this year, Booth has one goal and two assists. He is eager to do "something" to get back into coach John Tortorella's good graces.
David Booth feels he lacks 'explosiveness' | 11/21/2013 5:26 PM
NewsDavid Booth doesn't feel he has the same jump that used to have, but he is confident that he can get it back.
Impact"My explosiveness isn't where it was in the past," said Booth. "That extra step, that's really the strength in my game. Without a doubt I can get it back. I've had other leg injuries and it comes back with time. It's just been a little bit longer this time than in the past." Booth was a healthy scratch on Tuesday for the second time this year and he's appeared in just 13 games, mostly due to injury, where he's posted only three points.
David Booth gets limited minutes in return | 11/15/2013 10:54 AM
NewsDavid Booth (lower body) played in his first game with Vancouver on Thursday since the completion of his AHL conditioning stint.
ImpactBooth was limited to just 12:04 minutes of ice time. He would have some fantasy value if the Canucks' were giving him a decent amount of playing time, but there's nothing to suggest that will happen.
David Booth has fun with conditioning stint | 11/14/2013 11:09 AM
NewsDavid Booth enjoyed his AHL conditioning stint.
ImpactBooth recorded an assist in three games with the AHL Utica Comets after missing some time with a lower-body injury. "It was fun playing a lot," Booth said. "You are just in the game, you don't really think the game, you just go out and play and that is something I haven't done in a long time. It was a lot of fun playing those minutes and being with the guys having their first win. I think there was nothing but positives." By contrast, Booth is averaging just 13:11 minutes per game with Vancouver this season. That lack of playing time has effectively killed his fantasy value in standard leagues.
David Booth completes conditioning assignment | 11/12/2013 4:16 PM
NewsDavid Booth (lower body) has return from his conditioning assignment.
ImpactBooth picked up an assist in three games with the AHL Utica Comets. There was a time when Booth was regarded as a solid top-six forward, but we wouldn't count on him having any fantasy value in standard leagues this season.
Booth might have been surprised by assignment | 11/05/2013 10:46 AM
NewsDavid Booth might have been caught off guard by Vancouver's decision to send him to the AHL on a conditioning assignment.
ImpactBooth stated hours before being assigned that returning during Vancouver's current road trip would be a "reasonable goal." The trip ends on Nov. 10, so that almost certainly won't happen now. His playing time has been limited ever since he joined Vancouver during the 2011-12 campaign.
Canucks send Booth to AHL for conditioning | 11/04/2013 6:21 PM
NewsDavid Booth has been assigned to AHL Utica on a conditioning assignment.
ImpactHe hasn't played since Oct. 24 with what is believed to be a groin-related injury. In 11 games this season, Booth has one goal and two assists.
David Booth is projected to miss 1-2 weeks | 10/28/2013 3:01 PM
NewsDavid Booth (lower body) is projected to miss one to two weeks.
Dan Murphy on Twitter
ImpactHe has had a hard time staying healthy for the past few seasons. In 11 games this year, Booth has one goal and two assists.
David Booth has a lower-body injury | 10/25/2013 11:14 AM
NewsDavid Booth's undisclosed injury is related to his lower body.
ImpactBeyond that, Vancouver hasn't provided any details regarding the nature or severity of Booth's ailment. Booth suffered the problem in the first period of Thursday's game and left the contest as a result.
David Booth suffers unknown injury | 10/24/2013 8:56 PM
NewsDavid Booth has left Thursday's contest against the Devils due to an unknown injury.
Dan Murphy on Twitter
ImpactThough the nature of the ailment hasn't been made public Booth has been ruled out for the rest of the game. Consider him day-to-day until we hear otherwise.
David Booth will dress Thursday | 10/24/2013 1:11 PM
NewsDavid Booth will get back into Vancouver's lineup Thursday night.
Dan Murphy on Twitter
ImpactHe was a healthy scratch for Tuesday's overtime win against the New York Islanders. Booth has one goal and two assists in 10 games this season.
David Booth is a healthy scratch Tuesday | 10/22/2013 5:25 PM
NewsDavid Booth will spend Tuesday's game in the press box.
Canucks.nhl.com on Twitter
ImpactAs it is, Booth has been limited to just 14:06 minutes per game this season. At his height, he recorded 60 points in 2008-09, but his role has decreased significantly ever since Vancouver acquired him from the Florida Panthers.
David Booth set to return for Canucks' opener | 10/03/2013 4:11 PM
NewsDavid Booth looks like he'll be available for Thursday's regular-season game versus San Jose.
ImpactHe tweaked his groin while getting ready for a preseason contest, but is poised to return in the Canucks' first game of the year. Booth is projected to play with Mike Santorelli and Brad Richardson on the third line.
David Booth tweaks groin Saturday morning | 09/21/2013 5:24 PM
NewsDavid Booth tweaked his groin during Saturday's morning skate and he won't play against the Oilers in preseason action as a result.
ImpactHe had surgery on his ankle in March and was finally cleared to return before this latest setback. The oft-injured winger hurt his groin on the first day of physical testing last season as well and it kept him out for five weeks. If Booth is unable to start the 2013-14 campaign then it could open the door for Brendan Gaunce, Hunter Shinkaruk or Nicklas Jensen to make the team's opening night roster.
David Booth will be in Canucks lineup tonight | 09/21/2013 12:52 PM
NewsDavid Booth will be playing for the Vancouver Canucks in their exhibition game tonight.
ImpactBooth has received medical clearance to play after undergoing ankle surgery in March. He is aiming to take a spot on the second line alongside Ryan Kesler and Alex Burrows and, if healthy, could be a valuable acquisition for fantasy players.
David Booth back at practice Wednesday | 09/19/2013 10:47 AM
NewsDavid Booth (ankle) finally practiced on Wednesday.
ImpactBooth received clearance to practice from the medical staff after undergoing ankle surgery in March. He is expected to play in a pre-season game within the next week and is hoping to grab the spot on the second line alongside Ryan Kesler and Alex Burrows. "If given the opportunity, I can really be a force in this league," Booth said. "I can't change the way I play because injuries are part of the game. It's a man's game out there. I've still got to take pucks to the net and finish my hits, and that's the way I play my game. I don't want to get away from that. If you play the game afraid, that's when you get hurt." Booth had been injury prone in three of the last four years, missing 110 games in that span. If healthy he can get 20 goals and 50 points but he is not worth selecting at this time because of the injury risk.
David Booth may not be ready for camp | 08/19/2013 12:25 PM
NewsDavid Booth (ankle) hasn't received clearance yet and it's unclear if he'll be ready for training camp.
ImpactHe underwent surgery on his ankle in March and is working on trying to be healthy for September. Booth scored one goal last year into an empty net and he posted two assists in 12 appearances. If he's not ready for the start of camp then it could open a spot for a player like Nicklas Jensen to move up.
David Booth (ankle) hasn't resumed skating | 08/12/2013 3:05 PM
NewsDavid Booth (ankle) hasn't resumed skating yet.
News1130 Sports on Twitter
ImpactHis agent said that the Canucks winger still has a screw in his ankle, but he remains on pace to be healthy in September. Booth had surgery on his ankle on March 22nd and he skated in just 12 games last season.
Agent: Booth fractured ankle, tore ligaments | 06/04/2013 10:17 AM
NewsDavid Booth's agent says his client actually fractured his ankle and tore ligaments when he was injured in mid-March.
ImpactBooth's injury was originally reported as a sprain, but that seemed unlikely when he needed surgery. There has been speculation the Canucks would like to use a compliance buyout on Booth, but this injury throws a pretty large monkey wrench into those plans. As long as Booth is injured, Vancouver's unable to use that tool and the serious nature of the injury means Booth is unlikely to be healthy by the buyout deadline. Booth is scheduled to count $4.25 million against the salary cap next season.
Canucks could buy out Booth and/or Ballard | 05/13/2013 5:44 PM
NewsDavid Booth may be candidate for a buyout this off-season.
ImpactHe has been hampered by injuries since joining the Vancouver Canucks from Florida and carries a $4.25 million cap hit for the next two seasons. Vancouver GM Mike Gillis said there will be changes after the team's troubling end to the 2013 campaign. It wouldn't be surprising if Booth and/or Keith Ballard may be removed from the team's roster.
David Booth done for the year after surgery | 03/22/2013 2:51 PM
NewsDavid Booth will miss the rest of the regular season following surgery on his injured ankle.
Jason Botchford on Twitter
ImpactHe may return during the playoffs but that will probably depend how far the Canucks can advance and if his recover goes well. Booth has been limited to 12 games this season, where he generated only one goal and three points.
David Booth placed on injured reserve | 03/19/2013 11:28 AM
NewsDavid Booth (ankle) has been placed on injured reserve.
ImpactBooth had an MRI Monday but the results were not revealed. He is out indefinitely and can be released in pools as he only had three points in 12 games before the ankle injury.
David Booth needs to undergo an MRI | 03/18/2013 2:44 PM
NewsDavid Booth still needs to undergo an MRI on his leg.
Jim Jamieson on Twitter
ImpactBooth was seen leaving Saturday's game in crutches after sustaining the injury in the first period of Vancouver's 5-2 loss to Detroit. Consider him out indefinitely until further details are revealed.
David Booth gets his second assist of 2013 | 03/11/2013 10:11 AM
NewsDavid Booth registered his second assist of the season.
ImpactBooth is still searching for his first goal after playing in nine games. He's only averaging 13:24 minutes per game and almost none of that ice time is with the man advantage. That's a big part of the reason we can't recommend him in standard leagues.
Alain Vigneault fine with play of David Booth | 03/09/2013 7:51 AM
NewsDespite having not scored a goal yet this season, Canucks coach Alain Vigneault is satisfied with the play of David Booth.
ImpactBooth has suited up in eight games since returning from injury in February and has yet to find the back of the net despite firing 20 shots on goals. Coach Vigneault identified both he and the struggling Zack Kassian as players who have suffered through bad luck of late, saying "I'm looking at Zack's game right now, and David Booth's, and they're doing everything they can possibly do to help us on the score sheet. They're not getting any breaks right now. So, what we have to do as a group, as a coaching staff, is stay supportive." Once Booth breaks his drought we like his chances of beginning a hot streak.
David Booth returns from illness | 02/27/2013 12:18 PM
NewsDavid Booth returned from an illness on Tuesday.
ImpactBooth was sidelined for Sunday's contest. He had two shots on goal in 12:56 minutes of playing time.
| 02/27/2013 3:45 AM
NewsDavid Booth returned to action on Tuesday February 26.
David Booth set to return Tuesday vs. PHO | 02/26/2013 2:53 PM
NewsDavid Booth (illness) appears set to make his return to the lineup Tuesday night against the Phoenix Coyotes.
Jim Jamieson on Twitter
ImpactBooth has played in only three games this season due to illness and a groin injury. He's expected to take Aaron Volpatti's place in the lineup. His lack of playing time thus far and limited point value makes him a frustrating player to own, but hopefully he'll be able to stay in the lineup for longer than a week this time around.
David Booth skates on Monday | 02/26/2013 12:42 PM
NewsDavid Booth (illness) skated on Monday.
ImpactBooth could return as early as Tuesday to the lineup but will likely be a game time decision. He has only played in three games this season as he suffered a groin injury on the opening day of training camp.
David Booth out sick on Sunday | 02/24/2013 5:51 PM
NewsVancouver Canucks winger David Booth will miss yet another game, but the good news is that it's because he's sick, not injured.
Dan Murphy on Twitter
ImpactHe's barely been action this season and he's already missing more. That's very frustrating for those who went out on a limb to draft him, but at least he just has some sort of sickness.
David Booth moves up to third line | 02/21/2013 11:55 AM
NewsDavid Booth spent practice on Wednesday on the third line with Mason Raymond and Jordan Schoeder.
ImpactBooth played his first game of the season on Tuesday on the fourth line and it was thought he would move up the depth chart. Look for him to eventually get second line minutes for the Canucks. He is worth a shot in deeper leagues, especially if he sees power play time.
Canucks defend Jannik Hanssen's hit on Hossa | 02/20/2013 1:57 PM
NewsVancouver head coach Alain Vigneault says he saw nothing wrong with Jannik Hanssen's hit to the head of Chicago's Marion Hossa, suggesting the officials got bullied into a penalty by Chicago captain Jonathan Toews.
ImpactUnfortunately for the Hawks, Hossa's game was stopped 70 seconds into the third when Jannik Hansen seemed to inadvertently hit him from behind on a play that started with the Dane and Hossa going for the puck. It was chilling to see Hossa lying on the ice in the aftermath, motionless with an apparent head injury. Instantly you think back to what ended his playoffs last season when a cheap, vicious Raffi Torres head shot forced Hossa out of the game on a stretcher. The NHL will hold a hearing with Hanssen today. "It wasn't even a penalty," Vancouver coach Alain Vigneault said. "Both the referees looked at the play, and until (Chicago captain Jonathan) Toews went out to talk to them it wasn't a penalty." What about supplementary discipline for Hansen? "Not a chance," Vigneault said. "He was trying to grab a puck in the air." Canucks forward David Booth said: "For my perspective, there was zero intent to injure there."
David Booth set to make return Tuesday | 02/19/2013 3:16 PM
NewsDavid Booth (groin) will make his return to the lineup Tuesday night and skate on the fourth line.
Jason Botchford on Twitter
ImpactBooth has been sidelined since the first day of training camp. He'll start tonight's game on the fourth line, but it probably won't be long before he moves up to play on more of a scoring line.
David Booth medically cleared to play | 02/19/2013 12:46 PM
NewsDavid Booth (groin) has been medically cleared to play.
ImpactBooth has been out of action since the first day of training camp. It is possible that he could be reinstated in time for tonight's game against Chicago and if he is, he will see fourth line duty. "I know if I need him to play, I can use him," Coach Alain Vigneault said. "We'll make that call Tuesday. He's practiced enough and if it's his call, he would want to be in." Stay tuned.
David Booth skates hard at practice | 02/12/2013 12:31 PM
NewsDavid Booth (groin) skated hard at practice Monday.
ImpactBooth has been out since the first day of training camp and there is still no timetable for his return although to be skating hard has to be a good sign. Consider him day-to-day for now.
David Booth not likely to return to ice soon | 02/10/2013 8:55 AM
NewsWhile the exact timeframes are uncertain, winger David Booth expects that Ryan Kesler will return to action before he does.
ImpactBooth continues to rehab a groin injury he suffered prior to the season while undergoing the team's fitness test. He's an integral part of the Canucks' secondary scoring presence and will likely find himself paired with Kesler once each of the team return to full participation.
David Booth skates on Sunday | 02/04/2013 12:50 PM
NewsDavid Booth (groin) skated before practice on Sunday.
ImpactHe did not stay on the ice when the regulars showed up for practice and coach Alain Vigneault said there were no new updates on Booth. Booth was supposed to be out four-six weeks with the strained groin and that would mean a return in mid-late February if he is on target.
| 01/19/2013 9:00 PM
NewsDavid Booth returned to action on Friday January 18.
David Booth out 4-6 weeks with strained groin | 01/15/2013 5:23 PM
NewsDavid Booth will miss four to six weeks with a strained groin.
Canucks on Twitter
ImpactBooth apparently injured himself during the pre-camp physicals. The month-plus timeline is an absolute killer in this shortened season and it's possible we won't see Booth back in action until the middle of March. While originally thought he could reach 30 points in 48 games, that projection takes a drastic hit given the injury. Owners should back away from Booth in almost all formats at this point. Expect Jordan Schroeder and Andrew Ebbett to get a crack at replacing Booth on the Canucks' second line.
David Booth will have MRI on groin | 01/14/2013 6:28 PM
NewsDavid Booth will have an MRI on his strained groin.
ImpactHe suffered the ailment in the past few days and the MRI should determine his status for the start of the season. Booth registered 16 goals and 30 points in 62 games last year for the Canucks.
David Booth out with a groin injury | 01/14/2013 12:51 PM
NewsDavid Booth missed practice on Sunday with a groin injury.
ImpactBooth is slated to start the season on the second line but has had groin issues of late. Stay tuned.
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|Goals||1||3 times-last:at NYR||last:Nov 30||1|
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|Penalty Minutes||2||2 times-last:at Car||last:Dec 1||2|
|Plus/Minus||2||at Cgy||Oct 6||1|
|Power Play Goals||0||21 times-last:vs. Car||last:Dec 9||0|
|Power Play Points||0||21 times-last:vs. Car||last:Dec 9||0|
|Shorthanded Goals||0||21 times-last:vs. Car||last:Dec 9||0|
|Shorthanded Points||0||21 times-last:vs. Car||last:Dec 9||0|
|Shots||5||vs. LA||Nov 25||5|
|Penalty Minutes||38||2008-09 (Fla)|
|Power Play Goals||11||2008-09 (Fla)|
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