Vancouver, B.C. – Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the Canucks have signed forward Zack MacEwen to a three-year entry-level contract.
“Zack is a physical two-way forward who plays in the tough areas and competes with a high intensity every night,” said General Manager Jim Benning. “He has good hands especially for a player of his size;combined with an ability to deliver hard checks and stick up for his teammates, Zack is a difficult player to match up against. We’re excited to have him join our organization.”
MacEwen, 20, ranks second on the Gatineau Olympiques in goals (27), assists (35), points (62) and penalty minutes (81). His 12 power-play goals and 222 shots on the season currently lead the team. In his first full season in the QMJHL in 2015.16, the 6-4, 212-pound forward collected 10 goals and 30 assists (10-30-40) in 66 games for the Moncton Wildcats. He also added eight points (4-4-8) in 17 playoff games for the Wildcats.
Prior to playing in the QMJHL, the Charlottetown, PEI, native spent two seasons with the Amherst Ramblers of the MHL, collecting 66 points (38-28-66) and 138 penalty minutes in 96 regular season games.