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The Vancouver Canucks have been fined $50,000 for violating NHL By-Law 15.

"Canucks General Manager Jim Benning violated the provisions of NHL By-Law 15 relating to inappropriate public comments by speaking generally to his Club's potential interest in players under contract to other NHL Clubs," said NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly. Benning has apologized and accepted the consequences of his comments, but explained that he was just trying to be honest with fans and the media about his interest in Steven Stamkos and P.K. Subban.
Source: NHL.com
Jun 28 - 1:24 PM

Chris Higgins has cleared waivers, so the Canucks will use a buyout on him.

Higgins will look for another chance elsewhere now after finishing the 2015-16 campaign in the minors. He played in just 33 games with Vancouver last season.
Jun 28 - 12:26 PM

Emerson Etem has agreed to a one-year, $775,000 deal with Vancouver.

In 39 games with the Canucks, Etem produced seven goals and 12 points. He collected just three assists in 19 matches with the New York Rangers prior to being traded to the Canucks.
Jun 27 - 5:56 PM

Chris Higgins has been placed on waivers and will be bought out by the Canucks.

Vancouver will save about $1.666 million in 2016-17 and his cap hit will be $833,333 in 2016-17 and 2017-18, according to generalfanager.com. Higgins split time between the Canucks and the AHL's Utica Comets last season. He posted just three goals and one assist in 33 NHL appearances.
Jun 27 - 12:19 PM

Alex Burrows isn't expected to be bought out by the Vancouver Canucks.

Burrows' offensive production has dried up considerably in the last few seasons. The 35-year-old's point totals have decreased in three of the last four seasons. He had nine goals and 22 points in 79 games. Burrows has one year remaining on his contract at $4.5 million.
Jun 26 - 4:00 PM

The Vancouver Canucks are planning to buy out forward Chris Higgins, according to TSN 1040's Matt Sekeres.

The 33-year-old has really slowed down over the last few seasons and it showed in 2015-16. Higgins finished the year with three goals and four points in 33 games. Higgins cleared waivers in January and was assigned to AHL Utica. He'll likely have to accept a two-way deal or a professional tryout later on in the summer if he wants a chance to play in the NHL next season.
Jun 26 - 3:56 PM

Canucks GM Jim Benning is receiving a fine for his comments on Steven Stamkos and P.K. Subban.

With regards to Stamkos, Benning is being punished for saying that he intended to contact Stamkos' agent to express the Canucks' interest in signing the star forward. The NHL doesn't permit teams to publicly express their interest in signing a player that's still under contract with another team. With Subban, Benning revealed that he contacted the Canadiens in an attempt to acquire the defenseman.
Jun 25 - 8:38 PM

The Vancouver Canucks have taken Olli Juolevi with the fifth overall pick.

The self-appointed "smartest of the D in the draft," Olli Juolevi walks the walk as well as he talks the talk. He posted nine goals and 42 points in 57 games for London (OHL), plus three goals and 14 points in 18 games on way to the Memorial Cup championship. The 18-year-old is already touted as a smooth-skating total-package who pushes the puck up the ice efficiently, and understands both the strengths and limits of his 6’2" 185 lbs frame. It's a little surprising to see him end up in the top-five, but the Canucks decided to go for a defenseman and he was arguably the best available.
Jun 24 - 7:52 PM

Henrik Sedin has been selected for the 2016 King Clancy Memorial Trophy.

The King Clancy Award honors a player for his humanitarian contributions. The last time it went to a member of the Vancouver Canucks was when Trevor Linden was awarded it in 1997.
Jun 22 - 7:58 PM

Vancouver has until Monday to give Linden Vey a qualifying offer.

He slots in behind Henrik Sedin, Brandon Sutter, Bo Horvat, Markus Granlund and Brendan Gaunce on the depth chart. Vey also has off the ice issues to deal with after his father, Curtis Vey, and Angela Nicholson were found guilty of conspiracy to commit murder on June 5. He would become an unrestricted free agent if he doesn't get qualified.
Jun 21 - 4:37 PM

The negotiation rights to Dan Hamhuis could be moved by Vancouver at the NHL Draft this weekend.

"We would do something like that, but we haven't had any calls," GM Jim Benning said Monday. "And that whole situation with Dan I would say is still fluid. We're going to see at the draft when we're talking to other teams if there are players who make us better and then we can circle back with Dan and try to get something figured out. There's nothing that has changed on that, we're still trying to figure it out." Hamhuis is expected to test unrestricted free agency on July 1.
Jun 21 - 4:15 PM

The Vancouver Canucks have entered into an affiliation agreement with ECHL Alaska.

The Canucks were previously affiliated with the ECHL's Kalamazoo Wings. "We are pleased to enter into a new development partnership with the Aces," said Canucks president Trevor Linden. "The community of Anchorage has a rich history of developing players that have had success at the National Hockey League level. We’re excited to continue this tradition with the Aces and provide our prospects with an excellent environment for growth." This agreement will cover the 2016-17 campaign.
Jun 18 - 3:02 PM

Sven Baertschi has inked a two-year, $3.7 million contract with the Vancouver Canucks.

Baertschi will earn $2 million in 2016-17 and $1.7 million in the second campaign of the deal. That's up from his previous salary of $900,000. The 23-year-old had 15 goals and 28 points in 69 contests in 2015-16.
Jun 16 - 6:03 PM

Dan Cloutier has been hired as Vancouver's goaltending coach.

He has spent the last four years as a goaltending consultant for Vancouver, where he has worked mostly with AHL, college and junior prospects.
Source: TSN.ca
Jun 14 - 3:07 PM

Bo Horvat discovered a scoring groove at the end of the 2015-16 season, which the Canucks hope will continue next year.

He scored five goals and four assists in the last 10 contests of the campaign. Horvat collected 30 of his 40 points after the new year hit. He is expected to contribute 20 goals in 2016-17.
Jun 11 - 3:59 PM


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