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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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Canucks’ Prospect Michael DiPietro Traded In OHL

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After being names to the Team Canada World Junior selection camp on Monday, Vancouver Canucks goaltending prospect has been traded by the Windsor Spitfires to the Ottawa 67’s in exchange that includes forward Egor Afanasyev and seven draft picks, according to the team’s official website.

DiPietro, 19, was selected 64th overall in the 2017 draft and is considered one of the top goaltending prospects in the league, and he owns a .920 save percentage through 21 games.

 

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Canucks’ Brandon Sutter Out 4-6 Weeks with Separated Shoulder

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The Vancouver Cancucks will be without forward Brandon Sutter for at least 4-6 weeks due to a separated shoulder that he suffered while crashing into the boards during a penalty kill in the second period of Monday night’s game, according to TSN’s Farhan Lalji.

The initial timeline is a “best case scenario” and it is possible that Sutter could miss more the 4-6 weeks of action.

Sutter has recorded three goals and one assist this season for Vancouver.

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Flames’ Travis Hamonic Suffers Facial Fracture During Fight

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Calgary Flames defenseman Travis Hamonic will be out of action for a bit after he suffered a facial fracture during a fight with Vancouver Canucks defenseman Erik Gudbranson on opening night, the team officially announced on Friday.

In a corresponding move, the Flames called up defenseman Rasmus Anderson from the AHL to fill the empty roster spot.

Hamonic and Gudbranson got into it only 4:22 into the first period.

 

 

 

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