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Thomas Vanek Headed To Vancouver

Vancouver, B.C. - Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has signed forward Thomas Vanek to a one-year contract worth a value of $2,000,000.

"Thomas has been a prolific scorer throughout his career and we're excited to add his offence and experience to help with the continued growth of our forwards," said Benning. "His skill and ability to contribute on the scoresheet, combined with his lead-by-example style will help our team this year, and will benefit our younger players as they continue to develop their game."

Thomas Vanek, 33, recorded 48 points (17-31-48) in 68 games split between Florida (2-8-10 in 20 games) and Detroit (15-23-38 in 48 games). His 15 goals ranked seventh among Red Wings skaters on the season. Since entering the League in 2006.07, the 6-2, 218-pound forward has ranked 10th in goals (333) and second in powerplay goals (129).

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TreKronor's avatar

Good contract for him. Too bad he won’t win a cup unless he gets traded

Posted by TreKronor on 09/01/17 at 06:20 PM ET

The Meal's avatar

Agreed, TK.  I’m glad for him and as a DRW fan, I’m glad for us as well.

Posted by The Meal from Firestone, CO on 09/01/17 at 07:10 PM ET

bigfrog's avatar

Vanek did supply offense when with the Red Wings.  Hopefully other players on the team pick up the slack. confused

Posted by bigfrog on 09/01/17 at 07:48 PM ET

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We dodged that one

Posted by bababooey on 09/01/17 at 08:43 PM ET

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