Player News - Canucks

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Radim Vrbata is still looking for an NHL roster with training camps drawing closer.

He is an unrestricted free agent after slipping from 31 goals and 63 points in 79 contests in 2014-15 to 13 markers and 27 points over 63 contests last year. Vrbata also registered a minus-30 rating.
Source: TSN.ca
Jul 29 - 8:58 AM

Olli Juolevi is expected to be back in the OHL for the upcoming season.

"His ability to process the game and make the right play is impressive," said Trevor Linden, who serves as Vancouver's president of hockey operations. "Our plan for him is London (OHL)." Juolevi had nine goals and 42 points in 57 games for the Knights last year. He was taken with the fifth overall pick in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft.
Jul 27 - 11:00 AM

Andrey Pedan's new one-year contract with the Vancouver Canucks comes with a $700,000 cap hit if he plays in the NHL.

It's a two-way deal and Pedan will earn $100,000 annually if he plays in the minors. He had 21 points and 87 penalty minutes in 45 AHL games last season. He also had no points and 18 penalty minutes in 13 contests with Vancouver.
Jul 21 - 11:58 PM

Alexandre Grenier's recently signed one-year, two-way deal comes with a $600,000 cap hit at the NHL level.

Grenier will receive $575,000 of that in salary if he plays in the NHL for the full campaign, but $25,000 of that is a signing bonus. He scored 16 goals and 48 points in 69 AHL games in 2015-16.
Jul 21 - 5:07 PM

The Vancouver Canucks have inked Alexandre Grenier to a one-year, two-way contract.

Grenier had 16 goals and 48 points in 69 AHL contests last season. He also played in six games with the Vancouver Canucks, though he's still searching for his first NHL point.
Jul 21 - 2:40 PM

Andrey Pedan has inked a one-year, two-way deal with the Vancouver Canucks.

Pedan had 21 points and 87 penalty minutes in 45 AHL contests in 2015-16. He also recorded 18 penalty minutes, but no points, in 13 games with the Vancouver Canucks.
Jul 21 - 2:37 PM

Michael Carcone has inked a three-year, entry-level contract with the Vancouver Canucks.

Carcone had 47 goals, 89 points, and 80 penalty minutes in 66 QMJHL contests in 2015-16. He was signed as an undrafted free agent prospect.
Jul 17 - 12:01 PM

Richard Bachman's recently inked two-way contract comes with a $650,000 cap hit.

Even if Bachman spends the full 2016-17 campaign in the minors, he's still set to earn $450,000. He had a 2.75 GAA and .900 save percentage in 35 AHL games last season.
Jul 15 - 12:43 PM

The Vancouver Canucks would like to add a winger, which would allow Sven Baertschi to play primarily on the third line next season.

"We’d like to add a proven scorer who brings some grit to take the pressure off Sven, so he can keep developing at his own pace," said Canucks GM Jim Benning. "He took a big step last year and wants to prove to people that he has more to give. But I don’t know where he’s going to end up (next season). At some point, that (second line) is where he’s going to be, but maybe he plays on the third line with the capability of playing on the power play and potentially scoring 15 to 20 goals for us." Baertschi had 15 goals and 28 points in 69 contests last season. The 23-year-old inked a two-year, $3.7 million contract extension with Vancouver back in June.
Jul 15 - 5:08 AM

Richard Bachman has agreed to a one-year, two-way contract with the Vancouver Canucks.

Bachman had a 2.75 GAA and .900 save percentage in 35 AHL contests in 2015-16. There's a chance that he'll play for Vancouver at some point during the 2016-17 campaign if Ryan Miller or Jacob Markstrom get hurt, but otherwise he'll be spending the season in the minors.
Jul 14 - 4:24 PM

Mike Zalewski has inked a one-year, two-way contract with the Vancouver Canucks.

Zalewski can earn $632,500 if he plays in the NHL or $100,000 in the minors. He had 16 goals and 33 points in 58 AHL contests last season. He also appeared in three games with Vancouver and registered an assist.
Jul 14 - 4:21 PM

Jacob Markstrom has inked a three-year, $11.01 million contract extension with the Vancouver Canucks.

Markstrom still has a season left on his two-year, $3.1 million deal, so this new contract will secure his services through 2019.20. Markstrom and Ryan Miller will continue to split the goaltending duties next season, but then Miller's contract will be up and Markstrom will likely emerge as the team's clear cut starter. "Jacob is a talented, competitive goaltender with size and a proven ability to make big saves at crucial moments in a game," said Canucks GM Jim Benning. "He set career highs in several statistical categories last season and two years ago led the Comets to their first Calder Cup Final. He’s motivated and wants to help his team win. We’re excited to have Jacob competing in a Canucks uniform for years to come." He had a 2.73 GAA and .915 save percentage in 32 games last season.
Jul 7 - 3:41 PM

The Vancouver Canucks have hired Doug Jarvis as an assistant coach.

Jarvis enjoyed a 964 NHL game playing career and he went straight from playing to coaching. His coaching career began as a head coach for the AHL's Binghamton Whalers during the 1987-88 campaign and after that he served as an assistant coach for the Minnesota North Stars/Dallas Stars from 1988-2002. After spending two seasons as the bench boss for the AHL's Hamilton Bulldogs, he returned to the NHL as an assistant and then associate coach with the Montreal Canadiens over a four season span. Finally he's spent the last six seasons as an assistant coach for the Boston Bruins. In short, Vancouver is adding a lot of experience to its coaching staff.
Jul 4 - 1:27 PM

Defenseman Nikita Tryamkin could spend the 2016-17 season with the Canucks.

The Vancouver Province thinks that the Canucks will not send the hulking six-foot, eight-inch blueliner to Utica of the AHL and allow him to get the experience and make mistakes at the NHL level. The Canucks think that Tryamkin will be the shut down defenseman that they need and while there will likely be some growing pains, it bodes well for the future. He is not worth drafting at this time but could be in a few years.
Jul 3 - 9:23 AM

Canucks coach Willie Desjardins believes Loui Eriksson is a perfect fit for his team.

Desjardins was behind the bench as an assistant in Dallas when Eriksson played for the Stars. He knows what he brings, and expects a smooth transition because the Canucks’ system is similar. "He’s a top forward," stressed Desjardins. "There weren’t many available and he not just an offensive guy because he’s good on the penalty kill. I think he’s going to be good for us."
Jul 2 - 8:33 PM


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