Vancouver, B.C. - Vancouver Canucks President & General Manager Mike Gillis announced today that the Canucks have signed defenceman Jim Vandermeer.
Vandermeer, 32, has played in 461 NHL games, recording 105 points (25-80-105) and 664 penalty minutes. The 6’1”, 208 lbs. defenceman split the 2011.12 season with the Edmonton Oilers (2-12-14 in 62 games played) and San Jose Sharks (1-3-4 in 25 games played). In 21 playoff contests, he has registered two assists and 17 penalty minutes.
Vancouver, B.C. - Vancouver Canucks President & General Manager Mike Gillis announced today that the Canucks have signed defenceman Cam Barker to a one-year deal.
Barker, 26, dressed in 23 games this season with the AHL Texas Stars, recording eight points (3-5-8) and 24 penalty minutes. He spent the 2011.12 season with the Edmonton Oilers where he registered two points (2-0-2) and 23 penalty minutes in 25 games. The Winnipeg, Manitoba, native has played 296 career NHL games, collecting 94 points (21-73-94) and 286 penalty minutes. In 17 playoff games, he registered nine points (3-6-9) and two penalty minutes.
Reports are the contract is $700,000.
Vancouver, B.C. - Vancouver Canucks President & General Manager Mike Gillis announced today that right winger, Sergei Shirokov has been recalled from the Manitoba Moose of the AHL.
Shirokov, 24, leads Manitoba in scoring with 33 points (16-17-33) and is +10 with 24 penalty minutes in 39 games played. Shirokov has two penalty minutes in six games played with the Vancouver Canucks in 2009.10.
The 5’10”, 175 lbs. Moscow, Russia, native was selected by Vancouver 163rd overall in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.
Vancouver, B.C. – Vancouver Canucks President and General Manager Mike Gillis announced today that the team has signed free agent forward Matt Pettinger. In keeping with club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Pettinger, 29, recorded 15 points (8-7-15) and 24 penalty minutes in 59 games played with the Tampa Bay Lightning during the 2008.09 season. The 6’1”, 205 lbs. forward has played 413 career NHL games (64-56-120) recording 120 penalty minutes. Pettinger played 20 games with Vancouver in the 2007.08 season after being acquired at the NHL trade deadline from Washington and recorded six points (4-2-6) and 11 penalty minutes with the Canucks.
Vancouver, B.C. – Vancouver Canucks President and General Manager Mike Gillis announced today that the team has signed right wing, Sergei Shirokov. In keeping with club policy, financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Shirokov, 23, recorded 41 points (17-24-41) in 56 games with CSKA Moscow of the KHL in 2008-09. He has also appeared in two World Junior Championships as a member of team Russia in 2005 and 2006. In 12 games played over two tournaments, Shirokov registered 13 points (7-6-13).
Calgary, AB - Calgary Flames General Manager Darryl Sutter announced today the acquisition of defenceman Lawrence Nycholat off NHL waivers.
“Nycholat is a similar type player to Mark Giordano,” said Sutter. “We were prepared to give up a draft pick to acquire a depth defenceman.”
ANAHEIM, Calif. – The Anaheim Ducks announced today that the National Hockey League (NHL) club has acquired right wing Mike Brown from Vancouver in exchange for defenseman Nathan McIver.
Brown, 23 (6/24/85), appeared in 20 contests with the Canucks this season, collecting one assist (0-1=1) with 85 penalty minutes (PIM). He was tied for second on the club in PIM at the time of the trade. The 6-0, 210-pound winger played in 19 games with Vancouver in 2007-08. He scored his first NHL goal on Dec. 2, 2007 at Minnesota in just his third NHL game. In 39 career NHL contests over two seasons, Brown has earned 1-1=2 points with 140 PIM.
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