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Canucks re-sign Gaudette to 1-year pact
The Vancouver Canucks signed forward Adam Gaudette to a one-year contract worth $950,000, the team announced Monday. "Adam has been an excellent young player for us and we are happy to have him continue his progress for another year in Vancouver," said general manager Jim Benning. "We look forward to his intensity and compete level continuing to be a great source of energy for our team." The 24-year-old recorded career highs with 12 goals and 21 assists over 59 games during the final year of his entry-level deal in 2019-20.
VANCOUVER — The Vancouver Canucks have added to their defensive depth, signing Guillaume Brisebois to a one-year, two-way contract.
The 23-year-old from Longueuil, Que., spent last season with Vancouver's American Hockey League affiliate, the Utica Comets, registering 15 points (four goals, 11 assists) in 48 games.
Brisebois saw action in eight NHL games for the Canucks in 2018-19, but has yet to collect his first point in the league.
Vancouver originally picked the six-foot-two, 175-pound defenceman in the third round of the 2015 draft.
The Canucks lost some key defensive pieces to free agency this year. Veteran Chris Tanev signed a four-year, US$18-million deal with the Calgary Flames and homegrown defenceman Troy Stecher inked a two-year, US$3.4-million contract with the Detroit Red Wings.
Another new addition to Vancouver's blue line is Nate Schmidt, who came to the Canucks via a trade with the Vegas Golden Knights earlier this month.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 30, 2020.
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