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What are the Canucks getting in Aatu Räty?

Bo Horvat was obviously the big name in the deal. 

The Canucks moved their captain to Long Island for a return package that included Anthony Beauvillier, Aatu Räty and a conditional first-round pick. 

Beauvillier is an established NHL player, but what are the Canucks getting with Räty?

First some history. 

Räty was a potential top-five pick candidate for the 2021 draft, but he failed to capitalize on that early hype. 

His subpar season in Liiga made him look like an early bloomer, a player who dominated Junior and International tournaments through his physical skills, but couldn’t adjust to the professional level, where defenders are bigger and faster. He fell down the draft board all the way until the 52nd overall. 

The next season Räty’s stock soared back after a change of scenery. He went fro

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