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Canucks and Bo Horvat Continue To Discuss Long-Term Contract

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The Vancouver Canucks and Bo Horvat’s, the club’s lone restricted free agent, representation are working hard at a long-term deal.

Canucks’ president Trevor Linden took told TSN 1040 on Thursday that the sides have had encouraging talks as discussions move forward.

“All options are on the table. I think we’ve explored many of the options, anything from two to eight [years]” Linden said on the program.

“We’ve had some good conversations with Bo and his rep, Newport Sports, who I was a client of there’s and we’ve done several contracts with them” Linden explained.

“I would say they have been very positive. We’re looking forward to getting Bo under contract. Out of respect to the process I don’t want to say a whole lot, but things have been very positive.

We’re moving along and I don’t see any issues.”

Vancouver is hopeful that a deal can be worked out before the start of training camp.

“Bo’s a quality kid and a good character guy and he’s been great through the process, not that’s he’s been specifically involved in the conversations, but we’re working hard at things to avoid not having him at training camp” Linden said.

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Canucks Sign Jay Beagle, Antoine Roussel

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The Vancouver Canucks have signed Antoine Roussel and Jay Beagle in a pair of moves that have been long rumored, according to Sportsnet’s Rick Dhaliwal.

Roussel, 28, scored 5 goals and collected 12 assists in 73 games last year for the Dallas Stars.

Beagle, 32, was a part of the Washington Capitals during their run to the Stanley Cup.

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Canucks’ Olli Juolevi To Undergo Back Surgery

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Vancouver Canucks defenseman prospect Olli Juolevi will undergo a microdiscectomy procedure for a disc in his lower back, the team officially announced on Monday.

Juolevi began experiencing discomfort during offseason training and after consulting with the team’s medical staff, they decided on the durgery.

While Juolevi was the 5th overall pick in the 2016 draft, he has failed to live up to expectations and is the only player selected in the Top 11 spots in that draft that has yet to appear in the NHL.

 

 

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Canucks Sign Elias Pettersson to 3-year, Entry-Level Deal

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The Vancouver Canucks have signed forward Elias Pettersson to a three-year, entry-level contract, according to a team announcement on Friday.

Pettersson shined in his first season in the SHL, leading the league in regular season scoring with 59 points, and playoff scoring with 19 points, which are both new SHL records by a U20 player.

“Elias is a talented offensive player with tremendous vision and skill,” Vancouver general manager Jim Benning said in a release.

“Like most Canucks fans we watched with excitement the incredible season he had in Sweden. This is an important offseason of training and development for Elias and we expect him to be ready to challenge for a roster spot in training camp.”

Pettersson was named Rookie of the Year and Best Forward as well as Most Valuable Player for the regular season and the playoffs.

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