Player News - Canucks

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Chris Tanev is attracting plenty of interest from other NHL GMs, but Jim Benning is reluctant to move the talented defender.

"I wouldn't be doing my job if I didn't listen and see if it (trade) is worth it, but it's hard to find good defensemen," said Benning. "Especially defensemen who are mobile and move the puck. I'm not shopping Tanev or bringing his name up in conversations with other GMs. They bring up his name. Unless it would make sense for our future, I'm not trading Chris. He means so much to our team. And we're not looking to do anything with Alex (Edler)." Tanev and Edler had injury issues in 2016-17, but it appears the teams still has confidence in their abilities to bounce back.
May 27 - 10:21 AM

Vancouver GM Jim Benning wants to bring back pending unrestricted free agent Ryan Miller.

If that happens then Miller and Jacob Markstrom would probably share action in the crease, while Thatcher Demko gets more time to develop in the minors. "As we're transitioning these young players into our lineup, I feel that if we have solid goaltending on a night-to-night basis, we can be competitive," Benning said. "There's no worse feeling than trying to develop young players and get them up and going when you know you don't have a chance to win. Ryan and Jacob have a healthy relationship because they're competitive and respect each other. We have something to offer Ryan that he already knows. We've got some positives for him and if that’s the route we go, that's why we're doing it." Miller just completed a three-year, $18 million contract.
May 27 - 10:11 AM

Philip Holm has signed a one-year, entry-level contract with the Vancouver Canucks.

Holm had four goals and 21 points in 52 Swedish league games this season. He was also on Sweden's 2017 World Championship gold medal-winning team. "Philip is a mobile, two-way defenceman who adds depth to our blueline," said Canucks GM Jim Benning. "He made strides in his development last season with Vaxjo and played a strong series with Sweden at the World Championships. We're pleased to welcome him to the Canucks organization."
Source: NHL.com
May 26 - 3:08 PM

Henrik and Daniel Sedin may finish their final year of their contracts with the Vancouver Canucks.

The 2017-18 season is the final year of the long-term deal both inked with no-movement clauses. While a play-off bound team may want them next season, the contracts and what a trading partner may want in return, be it draft choices and/or players, may be too high for a pair of 37-year-old forwards.
May 7 - 8:20 AM

Andrey Pedan has signed a one-year extension with the Vancouver Canucks.

According to CapFriendly, he could earn $750,000 if he plays at the NHL level in 2017-18. Pedan had 10 points and 100 penalty minutes in 52 games with the Utica Comets of the AHL this past campaign. He appeared in 13 games with Vancouver in 2015-16.
May 3 - 4:30 PM

Vancouver has a a 24 percent chance of picking first or second following Saturday night's NHL draft lottery.

Unfortunately, there is also a 65 percent chance of falling to fourth or fifth. "You've got no control over it," said Canucks president Trevor Linden. "With the new lottery rules it's not where you finish, it's how the balls bounce. I think we're all going to learn that finishing two or four or six doesn't really matter. It's such an unknown." Vancouver has a 12.1 percent of winning the first overall selection, which gives them the second-best odds after the team finished 29th in the league standings.
Apr 29 - 11:21 AM

Vancouver made the hiring of Travis Green as the team's next head coach official on Wednesday.

He is the 19th coach in Canucks history. "Travis is a talented head coach who's played a key role in the development of our young players through four seasons with the Comets," said GM Jim Benning. "He has an intense desire to win and build a team identity that is hardworking, responsible on both ends of the ice and competitive. He has an excellent understanding of where we are as an organization and we're confident in his ability to help build our team and develop a winning culture. We're pleased to welcome Travis and his family and truly excited about the future."
Apr 26 - 2:25 PM

Travis Green will be hired as the next head coach of the Vancouver Canucks, according to Sportsnet.

He has spent the past four seasons coaching Vancouver's AHL affiliate, the Utica Comets. Green has registered a 155-110-29 record in 304 minor-league games and he was behind the bench for Utica's Calder Cup Final appearance in 2015.
Apr 25 - 1:04 PM

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


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