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A skilled forward with an intriguing combination of size and offensive potential.


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November 2023 – Since the beginning of the season, Bains has turned heads with his performance. In 11 games, he has already accumulated 13 assists and 16 points. What sets Bains apart from other players is his aggressiveness. He engages in a physical and assertive style of play, delivering hard hits and maintaining an aggressive forecheck. His versatility allows him to be a dynamic player who can contribute effectively on any line and assume various roles. Bains has the potential to become a highly intriguing player for categories league as he excels in multiple aspects of the game. Cedrick Blais-Turcotte


March 2023 – Undrafted? No sweat. Arshdeep Bains has proven his worth during his transition to professional hockey following a remarkable 112-point season with the Red Deer (WHL). The BC native has accumulated 23 points over 55 games in Abbotsford, with his 23 assists ranking him 12th among rookie skaters. Despite beginning the season in a bottom-six role, Bains quickly established himself as a key contributor to the team’s top-six and both special teams units. After just one pro season under his belt, it’s evident that the Canucks could have found a hidden gem to inject into their future bottom-six, thanks to his ability to kill penalties and his above-average hockey IQ. With a cheap price tag, there is a real opportunity to earn a roster spot out of camp and serve as a multi-cat asset for fantasy enthusiasts as soon as Fall 2023. Dave Hall


March 2022 – The Canucks have officially signed Surrey native, Arshdeep Bains, to an entry-level contract. Undrafted, the 21-year-old has blown up during his fourth year with the Red Deer Rebels, currently co-leading the league in points with 82 (30G +52A) through 55 games. In doing so, he has become the first player of South Asian descent to lead the WHL in points. With a dwindled prospect crop, this move serves as a clever and risk-free solution to filling the cupboards. He brings an intriguing mix of size (6-foot-1), skill, and grit to the mix and carries the potential to translate into a well-versed bottom-six contributor. Dave Hall




Fantasy Upside 7.0
NHL Certainty 7.0
Country CAN
Position LW
Roster Type Minors
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth January 9, 2001
Height 6‘0”
Weight 183 lbs
Drafted No


 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2013-2014 Burnaby Winter Club BruinsQC Int PW3 0 22 0|        
 2015-2016 Delta Hockey Academy U15 Prep GCSSHL U1525 15 1328 12|Playoffs3 2 24
  BCMML Sabres 1BC U16 Cup5 1 12 0|        
  Pro Hockey Selects U15WSI U155 1 12 2|        
  Delta Hockey Academy U15 Prep GJohn Reid Bantam6 3 1013 4|        
 2016-2017 Vancouver NE Chiefs U18 AAABCEHL U1826 7 1623 6|Playoffs5 1 12
  Vancouver NE Chiefs U18 AAAMacs Tournament3 0 00 0|        
 2017-2018 Valley West Giants U18 AAABCEHL U1822 16 4056 34|        
  Red Deer RebelsWHL40 2 57 13|Playoffs5 0 00
 2018-2019 Red Deer RebelsWHL63 6 1218 37|Playoffs4 0 00
 2019-2020 Red Deer RebelsWHL63 18 3351 18|        
 2020-2021 Red Deer RebelsWHL23 8 1321 15|        
 2021-2022 Red Deer RebelsWHL68 43 69112 56|Playoffs10 4 610 12 
 2022-2023 Abbotsford CanucksAHL66 13 2538 28|Playoffs6 2 13
 2023-2024 Abbotsford CanucksAHL18 3 1821 14|