Alan Hudes The Hockey Writers
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 signs 1 yr, 1.5M. Canucks didn't give him a QO to take out arb case that was worth 2.5 range. Will go back to improve case next yr.
— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) July 1, 2015
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.
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.
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