Canucks and Beyond
by Alanah McGinley on 06/27/11 at 04:50 PM ET
Defenceman Kevin Bieksa has agreed to terms on a new contract with the Vancouver Canucks.
The length and value of the deal are not yet known.
The 30-year-old Bieksa has spent all six of NHL seasons with the Canucks since entering the league in 2005-06.
Update 12:00pm PT: Still awaiting terms, but there is this note from Nick Kypreos: “Heard at the draft the cap hit for Bieksa in Van would be around 4.7M on a long term deal but not confirmed right now.”
Update 12:25pm PT From Farhan Lalji of TSN—
Bieksa’s deal is 5 years, 4.6 million per. With a no trade clause.
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Alanah McGinley has been blogging hockey since 2003 (with a notable gap in time through 2010, kicking it with new baby Lucy while living knee-deep in chaos while reading "parenting for complete idiots" during every spare minute) sharing opinions, rants and not-so-deep thoughts with anyone who will listen.
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