When the Canucks were up to make their selection in the sixth round with their 169th overall selection, I was hoping for one of two names. The first was local Vancouver boy, Trevor Wong, who ended up going undrafted.
The Vancouver Canucks are officially on the clock when it comes to signing one of their restricted free agents. On Sunday afternoon, the league announced that 17 players filed for arbitration, with newest Canuck Jason Dickinson being a part of that group.
The Vancouver Canucks have a strong history of quality Swedish talent to lead the organization. From Markus Naslund to Mattias Ohlund, from Henrik and Daniel Sedin to Alex Edler, the Canucks have always liked their Swedes.
Jim Benning promised Canucks fans an aggressive offseason, and boy, did we ever get one. Over the span of 48 hours, he bought out Braden Holtby, traded exiled Nate Schmidt to Winnipeg, and signed over a dozen players in free agency.
Limited budget, and his friend Pettersson, may force his hand For potential franchise defenceman Quin Hughes, earning 105% of his entry level salary of less than $1 million might be the best option this year.
The Vancouver Canucks have added another netminder to their roster. On Saturday afternoon, it was announced that the team had landed 26-year-old goalie Spencer Martin from the Tampa Bay Lighting, in exchange for future considerations.
Although he has only been in Vancouver for two seasons, it has become apparent that the Canucks need to try and trade Tyler Myers. It is important to note that he has a 10-team no-trade list, so the Canucks are limited in where he can be sent to.
Something old, something new. Something borrowed, something blue(line). For better or for worse, it’s still early in the offseason and the Vancouver Canucks are already married to an updated and refurbished version of their defence corps.
The Vancouver Canucks’ 2021 draft class is shallow but with the recent signing of forward Danila Klimovich, it is already showing promise. When the Canucks were on the clock with their second fifth-round pick, I had a feeling they were going to go with a J20 Swedish player.
The Vancouver Canucks made some big moves during free agency, but they weren’t able to keep everyone on their roster. By end of day Wednesday, it was announced that netminder Braden Holtby, forward Sven Baertschi and blueliner Alex Edler had found new homes in the NHL.
The Vancouver Canucks have locked in another right-handed defenceman. On Wednesday afternoon, the team announced that they had signed blueliner Travis Hamonic to a two-year, $6 million contract extension.
The Vancouver Canucks have had a busy free agency day today, especially on the back end where they have re-signed defenceman Travis Hamonic and also brought in defencemen Tucker Poolman and Luke Schenn.
In a signing that part of me is very surprised at, long-time Vancouver Canucks’ defenseman Alexander Edler signed as a UFA with the Los Angeles Kings. For the first time in his 15-year NHL career, the community-minded Edler won’t be a fixture in Vancouver.
With the defense around him changing dramatically, Hamonic will be one of the few veteran holdovers on the Canucks blue line and with multi-year security should step further into a leadership role for the club.