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SportForward Micheal Ferland signs 4-year deal with Canucks

20:50  11 july  2019
20:50  11 july  2019 Source:   ap.org

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Last season forward Micheal Ferland and the Carolina Hurricanes shocked the NHL by not only sneaking into the playoffs, but storming through to the Eastern Conference final. Now Ferland is looking to replicate that magic in Vancouver by signing a four - year deal with the Canucks .

Forward Micheal Ferland has signed a four - year deal with the Vancouver Canucks . The 27-year-old’s contract carries average annual value of “ Micheal is an energetic player that drives the play and can contribute in all three zones,” Canucks general manager Jim Benning said in a statement.

Forward Micheal Ferland signs 4-year deal with Canucks © APARC Carolina Hurricanes' Micheal Ferland (79) during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the New York Rangers Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) Forward Micheal Ferland has signed a four-year deal with the Vancouver Canucks.

The 27-year-old's contract carries an average annual value of $3.5 million, the club announced Wednesday.

''Micheal is an energetic player that drives the play and can contribute in all three zones,'' Canucks general manager Jim Benning said in a statement. ''He'll make our team harder to play against on a nightly basis and we're excited that he'll call Vancouver home.''

Ferland was an unrestricted free agent after putting up 40 points in 71 games for Carolina this past season.

He previously played four seasons in Calgary, scoring a career-high 21 goals in the 2017-18 season.

Selected 133rd overall by the Flames at the 2010 draft, Ferland has 129 points in 321 NHL games.

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