Canucks re-sign Stecher

VANCOUVER, BC - OCTOBER 2: Troy Stecher #51 of the Vancouver Canucks skates up ice during their NHL game against San Jose Sharks at Rogers Arena October 2, 2016 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Derek Cain/ISN)

Vancouver Canucks have sre-igned defenceman Troy Stecher to a two-year deal valued at 2.325M per year.

“Troy Stecher is an important part of our team,” said Jim Benning. “He’s a talented two-way defenceman who competes every shift. Troy has a willingness to always improve his game and is an example of a young player committed to being a professional.”

Stecher, 24, recorded one goal and 10 assists (1-10-11) over 68 games played in his second NHL season. He set career highs in penalty minutes (35), hits (110) and blocked shots (75). The defenceman’s average time on ice (18:49) and 75 blocked shots each ranked 5th on the team. Stecher recorded a career-high 7 blocked shots in a single game on February 9th, 2018 against the Carolina Hurricanes. In his first NHL season, Stecher recorded 24 points (3-21-24) and was voted Canucks’ Best Defenceman, receiving the Walter (Babe) Pratt Award.

In 139 career NHL games over two seasons with the Vancouver Canucks, Stecher has collected 35 points (4-31-35) and 60 penalty minutes.

A native of Richmond, British Columbia, Stecher was signed by the Canucks as a free agent on April 13, 2016.