CANUCKS RE-SIGN FORWARD MARKUS GRANLUND

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Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has re-signed forward Markus Granlund to a one-year, one-way contract valued at $1.475M.

“Markus is a versatile forward with the ability to play in all situations,” said Benning. “He plays a complete, two-way game and has shown he can produce offensively. We look forward to seeing Markus continue to develop as a Vancouver Canuck this season.”

Granlund, 25, played 53 games for Vancouver in the 2017.18 season recording 12 points (8-4-12) and eight penalty minutes. His first full season with the Canucks was 2016.17 and marked a career best in goals (19), assists (13), points (32) and games played (69). In 224 career NHL games played with Vancouver and Calgary, Granlund has collected 75 points (43-32-75) and 52 penalty minutes. He has one assist in three career playoff games.

Internationally, Granlund has represented Finland on multiple occasions and won bronze at the 2010 IIHF U18 World Championships.

The 6’0″, 183-pound native of Oulu, Finland was originally acquired by the Canucks via trade from Calgary on February 22, 2016. Granlund was selected 45th overall by the Flames in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.

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