Vancouver, BC – Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has reassigned defenceman Andrey Pedan to the AHL Utica Comets.
Pedan, 22, has appeared in three games for the Canucks this season where he has registered five penalty minutes. He made his NHL debut on December 1, 2015 at Los Angeles. In 19 games with Utica this season, Pedan has registered nine points (2-7-9) and 49 penalty minutes. During the 2014.15 season, Pedan appeared in 42 games with the Comets registering 14 points (3-11-14) and 70 penalty minutes. Prior to being acquired by Vancouver on November 25, 2014, Pedan played six games with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, recording three assists and 51 penalty minutes. The Moscow, Russia native played three seasons with the Guelph Storm of the Ontario Hockey League before making his professional debut in 2012.13 with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. The 6’5”, 217-pound defenceman was originally selected by the New York Islanders 63rd overall in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.