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 re-assigned defenceman Andrey Pedan to the AHL Utica Comets.

Pedan, 23, has appeared in 19 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).

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.