Vancouver Canucks have signed forward Micheal Ferland to a four-year contract worth an annual average value of $3,500,000.

“Micheal is an energetic player that drives the play and can contribute in all three zones,” said General Manager Jim Benning. “He’ll make our team harder to play against on a nightly basis and we’re excited that he’ll call Vancouver home.”

During the 2018.19 season, Ferland, 27, posted a career-high in assists with 23 while his 17 goals and 40 points were his second highest career total in both categories. His six power play goals on the season also ranked tied for third on the Hurricanes while his 12 power play points ranked fourth. He also notched an assist in seven games with the Hurricanes during the Stanley Cup playoffs.