Laplante was originally selected by the Coyotes in the third round 62nd overall at the 2013 NHL Entry Draft
Vancouver, B.C. – Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has signed forward Yan-Pavel Laplante to a three-year entry-level contract.
Laplante, 21, appeared in 63 regular season games for the Gatineau Olympiques of the QMJHL thisseason, where he established career-highs in goals (34), assists (31), points (65), shots (233), and plus-minus (+17). The 6’0”, 183-pound forward also tallied eight points (3-5-8) in 10 playoff games.
In 251QJMHL regular season games over five seasons, Laplante has registered 183 points (90-93-183) and 237penalty minutes.On the international stage, Laplante helped Team Canada capture gold at the 2013 Ivan HlinkaMemorial and at the 2013 U18 World Junior Championship.A native of Ste. Martine, Quebec, Laplante was originally selected by the Coyotes in the third round,62nd overall, at the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.