CANUCKS RECALL DEFENCEMAN ANDREY PEDAN FROM THE COMETS

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VANCOUVER, BC - OCTOBER 2: Andrey Pedan #29 of the Vancouver Canucks and Dan Kelly #46 of the San Jose Sharks fight during their NHL game at Rogers Arena October 2, 2016 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Derek Cain/ISN)

Vancouver, BC – Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has recalled defenceman Andrey Pedan from the Utica Comets.

Pedan, 23, has appeared in 18 games with Utica this season recording two goals, one assist (2-1-3) and 30 penalty minutes. The 6-5, 218-pound defenceman made his NHL debut with the Canucks in 2015.16 playing 13 games and recording 18 penalty minutes. He also appeared in 45 games for Utica last season, registering career-highs in games played, goals (7), assists (14) and points (21).

A native of Moscow, Russia, Pedan was acquired from the New York Islanders in exchange for Alexandre Mallet and a 2016 third-round selection on November 25, 2014. He was originally selected by the New York Islanders, 63rd overall, at the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.

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