Vancouver, BC – Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has recalled defenceman Yannick Weber and centre Alex Friesen from the AHL Utica Comets.
Weber, 27, has appeared in 35 games for the Canucks this season, where he has registered five assists (0-5-5) along with 24 penalty minutes. In 2014.15, Weber played in 65 games for the Canucks, where he notched 21 points (11-10-21) and led Vancouver defencemen in goals and powerplay goals (5). The 5’11”, 200-pound defenceman has appeared in 264 career NHL games split between the Canucks and Canadiens, recording 68 points (22-46-68) along with 122 penalty minutes. He has also registered four points (3-1-4) in 12 career playoff games.Friesen, 25, has collected 18 points (8-10-18) and 55 penalty minutes in 41 games in his third year with the Comets this season. The St. Catharines, Ontario native was selected in the sixth round, 172ndoverall in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft by the Vancouver Canucks.