Vancouver, B.C. – Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has assigned Anton Rodin on a conditioning loan and reassigned Joseph Labate and Andrey Pedan to the Utica Comets of the AHL.
Rodin, 26, played 33 games for Brynas of the Swedish Hockey League in 2015.16 scoring 16 goals, 21 assists (16.-21-37) and 18 penalty minutes. The Stockholm, Sweden native received the Gold Helmet award as MVP of the Swedish Hockey League despite suffering a season ending leg injury. Rodin has played 223 career games in the Swedish League recording 143 points (55-88-143) and 112 penalty minutes.
Labate, 23, played three games with the Canucks and recorded seven penalty minutes. In 12 games with the Comets this season he has scored six points (2-4-6) and logged 34 penalty minutes. Labate played his first professional season in 2015.16 appearing in 66 games, collecting 20 points (10-10-20) and 79 penalty minutes.
Pedan, 23, has appeared in 18 games with Utica this season scoring two goals and one assist (2-1-3) with 30 penalty minutes. The defenceman made his NHL debut with Vancouver in 2015.16 playing 13 games and recording 18 penalty minutes. He also played 45 games with Utica last season setting career highs (7-14-21) along with 87 penalty minutes.