Player News - Canucks

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Jonathan Dahlen has inked a three-year, entry-level contract with the Vancouver Canucks.

Vancouver acquired Dahlen from Ottawa in exchange for Alex Burrows. Dahlen had 25 goals and 44 points in 45 contests in Sweden's second-tier league, Allsvenskan. "Jonathan is a very skilled player with good hands and goal scoring abilities," said Canucks GM Jim Benning. "He had a terrific year playing in Sweden and we're excited to see him at training camp as he continues to grow and develop into an NHL player."
Source: NHL.com
Apr 21 - 5:26 PM

Bo Horvat will be a restricted free agent this summer after completing his entry-level contract.

Canucks GM Jim Benning said that the team intends to meet with Horvat's representatives soon to start talking about a new deal. The 22-year-old center improved each year and he led the team in scoring in 2016-17. Horvat had 20 goals and 52 points in 81 games.
Apr 20 - 5:08 PM

Nikita Tryamkin has decided to play in the KHL next season.

Tryamkin had two goals, nine points, and 64 penalty minutes in 66 games with Vancouver in 2016-17. He averaged 16:44 minutes per contest and the 22-year-old was unhappy with his lack of playing time. At six-foot-seven he's a towering defenseman that has potential, so his departure is a blow to the Canucks.
Apr 20 - 10:06 AM

Chris Tanev was limited to 53 games in 2016-17.

He intends to strengthen his ankle during the off-season. Tanev sustained a high-ankle sprain a few years ago and tweaked it a few times, so it has become a bit of an issue for him. "The next six or seven weeks, I'm going to focus on getting the ankle moving well and getting back to where I can move without pain and be effective and make smooth transitions," Tanev said. "After that, I can start to get into heavy lifting." He missed time in 2016-17 with a lower-body injuries, an upper-body ailment, mumps and food poisoning.
Apr 15 - 10:58 AM

Yan-Pavel Laplante will report to AHL Utica.

Laplante was summoned on Sunday, but didn't play in Vancouver's season finale. He has an assist in 13 AHL contests in 2016-17.
Source: NHL.com
Apr 10 - 6:15 PM

Vancouver sent Nikolay Goldobin to the minors.

Goldobin has three goals in 14 contests with San Jose and Vancouver in 2016-17. He's also recorded 15 goals and 41 points in 46 contests.
Source: NHL.com
Apr 10 - 6:14 PM

Richard Bachman has been reassigned to AHL Utica.

Bachman posted a 2.64 GAA and .920 save percentage in five games with Vancouver. He was with the Canucks because Jacob Markstrom was sidelined, but now that their season is over he can return to the AHL.
Source: NHL.com
Apr 10 - 6:11 PM

The Vancouver Canucks have confirmed that coach Willie Desjardins has been dismissed.

Desjardins had a 109-110-27 record in three seasons with Vancouver and the Canucks have failed to make the playoffs in their last two campaigns. In addition, Vancouver announced the firing of assistant coaches Doug Lidster and Perry Pearn. "We made a very difficult decision to relieve Willie Desjardins of his duties as head coach today," said Canucks GM Jim Benning. "It's been a challenging season and we all share responsibility for the results however, we felt this change was necessary as we continue to develop a young team and look ahead to the future. We're grateful to Willie, Doug, Perry and each of their families for their dedication and hard work and wish them every success."
Source: NHL.com
Apr 10 - 1:10 PM

The Vancouver Canucks have reportedly fired head coach Willie Desjardins.

Desjardins arguably didn't have a lot to work with in 2016-17, but his dismissal isn't surprising. This was his third season as the Canucks' bench boss and Vancouver has only made the playoffs once in that span. They had a combined 109-110-27 record over his tenure.
Apr 10 - 12:21 PM

Nikolay Goldobin scored in Vancouver's 5-2 loss in the season finale on Sunday night.

Goldobin had three goals in 14 games this season. The 21-year-old had two goals in his final three games.
Apr 10 - 1:23 AM

Richard Bachman allowed five goals on 44 shots in a 5-2 loss to Edmonton on Sunday night.

Bachman fell to 2-3 this season with a 2.64 goals against average and .920 save percentage. He finished with three losses in his final four games.
Apr 10 - 1:20 AM

Richard Bachman will tend net for the Canucks against the Oilers on Sunday night.

Through four games this season with Vancouver he's 2-2 with just eight goals against and a .934 save percentage.
Apr 9 - 8:35 PM

Yan-Pavel Laplante was recalled up from ECHL Alaska on Sunday.

The 21-year-old posted nine goals and 20 points with the Aces over 38 games at the ECHL level. He also picked up one point in 13 games with AHL Utica this campaign.
Apr 9 - 4:50 PM

Brock Boeser found the back of the net in Vancouver's 3-2 loss to Edmonton on Saturday.

Boeser has four goals and five points in eight games. The 20-year-old has been one of the lone silver linings to emerge from the final weeks of Vancouver's dreary season. Alexander Edler accounted for Vancouver's other goal. Henrik Sedin assisted on both markers to reach the 50-point mark in his 81st game.
Apr 9 - 12:50 AM

Ryan Miller stopped 32 of 35 shots in a 3-2 loss to Edmonton Saturday night.

Miller suffered his seventh straight loss and his 12th defeat in the span of 13 games. This was his 29th loss in regulation, which is more than any other goaltender but Colorado's Calvin Pickard.
Apr 9 - 12:48 AM


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