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Luca Sbisa | Defenseman

Team: Vancouver Canucks
Age / DOB:  (25) / 1/30/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 198
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Vancouver Canucks GM Jim Benning sees a lot of value in what Luca Sbisa has brought to the team.
Benning signed Sbisa to a three-year, $10.8 million contract extension on Wednesday. "In this division, L.A., San Jose and Anaheim are big, heavy teams and he plays his best in those heavy games," Benning said of Sbisa. "He separates forwards from puck and has the strength. And we burned two years of him being a UFA. I feel it's a good deal for him and the team. He's kind of an old, throwback defenseman and he's showing more confidence with the puck skating out of his zone and is making good decisions with the puck. He's getting good confidence." Sbisa doesn't do much offensively, but he does have 149 hits and 127 blocked shots in 2014-15. It's worth noting that he looks bad from an analytics perspective as the Canucks tend to do significantly better when it comes to possessing the puck when he's off the ice. Apr 9 - 11:38 AM

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Luca Sbisa has agreed to a three-year, $10.8 million contract with the Vancouver Canucks.

Sbisa was eligible to become a restricted free agent this summer. He has three goals and 11 points in 74 contests in 2014-15. He has also recorded 149 hits and 127 blocked shots while averaging 18:46 minutes per game. His new $3.6 million cap hit represents a significant increase over his current hit of $2.175 million.
Apr 8 - 5:00 PM

Luca Sbisa missed practice on Sunday after falling heavily into the boards Saturday when the Canucks took on Winnipeg.

Sbisa was replaced in practice by Ryan Stanton who played alongside Kevin Bieksa on Sunday. He is questionable for Monday's game so stay tuned.
Apr 6 - 9:04 AM

Luca Sbisa recorded two assists in Vancouver's 5-4 overtime win against Chicago on Wednesday.

Sbisa has three goals and seven points in 47 contests in 2014-15. This was his first multi-point game since Feb. 2, 2013.
Feb 12 - 9:59 AM

Luca Sbisa scored the overtime winner in Vancouver's 3-2 victory against Winnipeg.

Sbisa has only scored three goals all season, but remarkably two of them have been game-winning markers. He also has two assists in 43 games.
Feb 4 - 6:31 AM

Luca Sbisa has not picked up a point in his last 16 games.

The defenseman has two goals and four points this season. He has no fantasy value.
Jan 10 - 12:12 PM

Luca Sbisa was a minus-four on Saturday.

He was only slightly worse than defensive partner Kevin Bieksa who was a minus-three. Sbisa has two goals and four points this season and is a minus-seven this season. There is not a good reason to have him on your fantasy squad in traditional pools.
Sun, Dec 14, 2014 09:31:00 AM

Luca Sbisa (ankle) will be back in the lineup on Thursday night.

He sat out four games with an ankle injury. Sbisa missed Vancouver's visit to Anaheim on Nov. 9, but he'll get to play against his former teammates in Vancouver on Thursday. He's projected to replace Ryan Stanton in the lineup.
Thu, Nov 20, 2014 02:26:00 PM

Luca Sbisa (ankle) will miss his fourth straight game Wednesday.

He is still nursing an ankle injury, but he could be ready to return on Thursday.
Wed, Nov 19, 2014 06:49:00 PM

Luca Sbisa (lower body) might be able to return Wednesday.

Sbisa was stiff on Monday, but felt the pain was manageable. He's missed three straight contests. He has two goals and three points in 14 contests in 2014-15.
Tue, Nov 18, 2014 11:21:00 AM

Luca Sbisa missed Sunday's game against his former Anaheim teammates because of a lower-body injury.

He was injured during Saturday's loss to Los Angeles. Sbisa was acquired from the Ducks as part of the Ryan Kesler deal. He has three points, 28 hits and 24 blocks in 14 games this season with Vancouver.
Mon, Nov 10, 2014 04:18:00 PM

Luca Sbisa scored his first goal of the season on Sunday.

It was also Sbisa's first point in a Canucks uniform. He doesn't have any fantasy value in standard leagues.
Mon, Oct 27, 2014 09:56:00 AM

Luca Sbisa was a minus-five on Friday.

Well, that's one sure way to hurt your plus/minus stat as Sbisa went from a plus-two on the season to a minus-three. With no points and four penalty minutes, Sbisa should be a non-factor in your fantasy pool.
Sat, Oct 25, 2014 10:34:00 AM

Luca Sbisa showed off his stamina Thursday night, leading all skaters with 25:47 in ice time against Calgary.

Sbisa is being counted on to ascend to the next level in Vancouver, and being able to play heavy minutes in all situations will be a requisite. He played 4:24 on the powerplay and 3:35 on the kill, with three blocks.
Fri, Sep 26, 2014 01:46:00 AM

Luca Sbisa is eager to prove himself with his new club this season.

"I want to prove to myself that I can take the next step and become a good player in this league," said Sbisa, who was acquired from Anaheim in the Ryan Kesler trade. "If I get to play my game, I think I will be a solid top-four guy." According to News1130 Sports, he had a tough off-season because his girlfriend suffered a broken pelvis. Sbisa was plagued by injuries of his own in 2013-14, but he's ready for training camp. He's eligible for restricted free agency at the end of the season, so that could serve as further motivation to have a bounce back year.
Thu, Sep 4, 2014 03:45:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Henrik Sedin
2Bo Horvat
3Brandon Sutter
4Linden Vey
LW1Daniel Sedin
2Alex Burrows
3Chris Higgins
4Sven Baertschi
RW1Radim Vrbata
2Jannik Hansen
3Derek Dorsett
4Brandon Prust
5Ronalds Kenins
D1Alexander Edler
2Dan Hamhuis
3Luca Sbisa
4Chris Tanev
5Yannick Weber
6Matt Bartkowski
7Frank Corrado
G1Ryan Miller
2Jacob Markstrom