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Canucks Re-Sign Baumgartner

07/02/2011 at 3:31pm EDT

Nolan Baumgartner is with the Canucks for another year. Contract length and dollars not known.

Years ago, back when we were doing The Crazy Canucks show, JJ at Canucks Hockey Blog named his dog Baumer (*I think probably because his wife balked at the idea of using the name for their first-born). Ever since, the player himself is like a boomerang… landing in various places around the NHL and AHL for a while, but always flipping back to Vancouver eventually.

I figure he’s always been secretly flattered about that dog.

Update 10:46am PT: Ken Wiebe at the Winnipeg Sun says it’s a 1 year, 2-way deal—

“They’ve done a lot for me and my family in the past and it’s the right fit,” said Baumgartner. “I’ve played with a lot of guys who were in Manitoba last year and it’s another year I can be with those young guys and hopefully pass on some of my knowledge and have fun playing the game.”

Baumgartner didn’t see any NHL action with the Canucks last season, but did join the team for the Stanley Cup final and actually took the morning skate before Game 7.

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