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Alan Hudes The Hockey Writers

Published on Wednesday, July 1, 2015





Canucks re-sign Yannick Weber

The Vancouver Canucks have re-signed restricted free agent defenceman Yannick Weber to a one-year, $1.5-Million deal, according to TSN’s Darren Dreger.

Weber was an offensive force on the back end for the Canucks last season,  scoring a career high 21 points in 65 games, including 11 goals to lead the Vancouver blue line.  The 26-year-old, who is one year away from unrestricted free agency, did not receive a qualifying offer, which would given him the right to take the Canucks to arbitration.

(Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports)

(Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports)

Weber, who made $850,000 last season, provides great value for an inexpensive price in the Canucks top four. He played big minutes and on the powerplay, with five of his goals – nearly half his total –  coming with the man advantage. The deal fills a big hole on Vancouver’s defence, after the team traded Kevin Bieksa on Tuesday to the Ducks for a 2016 second-round draft pick. With Weber signed, the Canucks have five defencemen locked up for next year.

Follow all of today’s signings with The Hockey Writers’ Deal Tracker.


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