Player News - Canucks

Date: Team: Pos:

Yan-Pavel Laplante has signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Vancouver Canucks.

He racked up 34 goals, 65 points and 233 shots in 63 games with the QMJHL's Gatineau Olympiques this past season. Laplante was originally selected by the Coyotes in the third round (62nd overall) of the 2013 NHL Draft.
May 17 - 11:28 AM

Jannik Hansen tallied a goal and an assist in a 4-1 win for Denmark versus Kazakhstan.

He has two goals and four points in seven games. Rangers forward Nicklas Jensen leads the team with five goals and seven points at the tournament.
May 16 - 5:02 PM

Ben Hutton isn't upset that his ice time has been limited at the 2016 IIHF World Championship.

In an 8-0 win for Canada against Belarus, Hutton logged a team-low 6:11 of ice time and then he didn't play at all in a 5-0 victory against Slovakia despite dressing for the contest. "That was a first for me," said Hutton. "But like I said, just stay with a positive mindset, that's all I can do. I knew coming in that I wouldn't get as much ice time as I'm used to. There's so many good players, I was just coming in here with an open mindset and whatever happens, happens. I knew I was a late call, so just be ready for everything." He probably won't get to play now that Ryan Ellis has joined the team, but he will continue to soak up the experience and be ready if called upon.
May 16 - 11:13 AM

Linden Vey's father will go on trial on May 24 on the charge of conspiracy to murder his wife.

Vey's father Curtis was charged in 2013, but this story hadn't gotten public attention until now. Linden Vey comes from a town of less than 1,000 people. "It's a tough situation for me," Vey said. "Sometimes, when you have something like that weighing on your mind, it's tough to be super focused. But I do have a great family and support system. I try not to focus on it too much. Any time it's a family matter, you try to keep it as private as you can. Everybody has something to go through. Life is never easy." While this has all been happening, Vey has been trying to establish himself in the NHL. In 2015-16, Vey had four goals and 15 points in 41 contests with Vancouver while also spending some time in the minors.
May 11 - 10:43 AM

The Vancouver Canucks will have the fifth overall pick in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft.

The Canucks were booted by both Winnipeg and Columbus from the top three ring despite finishing 27th overall in the League during 2015-16. There isn't much consensus for who should go at their spot, which will only add to the intrigue and anxiousness to their selection.
Apr 30 - 8:44 PM

Michael Garteig has signed a one-year, entry-level deal with the Vancouver Canucks.

Garteig had a 1.91 GAA and .924 save percentage in 43 contests with Quinnipiac University in 2015-16. He also had an NCAA-leading eight shutouts.
Apr 29 - 6:24 PM

Markus Granlund has signed a two-year contract extension with Vancouver.

According to generalfanager.com, the deal is worth $1.8 million. Granlund is set to earn $850,000 in 2016-17 and $950,000 in 2017-18. He posted two goals and one assist in 16 games with the Canucks after he was obtained from Calgary.
Apr 26 - 5:24 PM

Thatcher Demko has inked a three-year, entry-level contract with the Vancouver Canucks.

In 39 games with Boston College, Demko posted a 27-8-4 record along with a .935 save percentage and a 1.88 goals-against average during his third season in 2015-16. He captured the 2016 Mike Richter Award as the most outstanding goaltender in NCAA men's hockey. Vancouver selected Demko in the second round (36th overall) of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.
Apr 20 - 4:54 PM

The Vancouver Canucks have inked Troy Stecher to an entry-level contract.

Stecher had eight goals and 29 points in 43 contests with the University of North Dakota in 2015-16. North Dakota won the NCAA championship while Stecher was part of the All-Tournament Team.
Apr 14 - 9:28 AM

The Vancouver Canucks do not intend to move Ryan Miller over the summer.

Miller has one season left on his three-year, $18 million contract. He posted a 2.70 GAA and .916 save percentage in 51 starts this season. He'll turn 36 in July and it wouldn't be surprising to see the roughly decade younger Jacob Markstrom end up with a slim majority of the starts in 2016-17.
Apr 13 - 11:34 AM

Henrik Sedin was playing through a broken finger.

Sedin apparently had other ailments he was dealing with as well. He had 11 goals and 55 points in 74 contests in 2015-16, which was down from 73 points the previous season. It's hard to say how much the injuries hurt Sedin's production, but he's also 35 years old (36 in September), so he's not a safe bet to bounce back to the 70-point mark.
Apr 12 - 4:03 PM

Brock Boeser scored once and added three assists as North Dakota won the NCAA championship with a 5-1 win over Quinnipec.

Boeser was taken in the first round and 23rd overall by the Vancouver Canucks and spent his freshman year leading North Dakota as he had 27 goals and 60 points in just 42 games. He was also a plus-26 this season and has been compared to Patrick Sharp by many scouts as he has natural scoring ability and a quick and accurate shot. It looks like the Canucks got a good one when they selected Boeser.
Apr 10 - 12:04 PM

Derek Dorsett finished his 2015-16 campaign with a bang.

Dorsett picked up a goal and assist, raising his totals to five goals and 16 points in 71 games this season. He also collected a misconduct for squirting Patrick Maroon with water from the bench, for which he was immediately ejected for. The NHL's PIMs leader ends with 177, ranking third on his career high list.
Apr 10 - 2:52 AM

Emerson Etem finished his dismal season with a five game point streak.

Four goals and five points over that span, which raised his total seven goals and 12 points in 36 games with Vancouver. Not bad, but it appears that he's not much of a fantasy asset.
Apr 10 - 2:48 AM

Jannik Hansen fell just a point shy of matching his career high during Saturday's 4-3 shootout win over Edmonton.

Hansen picked up his 22nd goal of the season, giving him 38 points on the campaign. The 30-year-old veteran has yet to crack 40 points.
Apr 10 - 2:46 AM


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