The Vancouver Canucks and general manager Jim Benning announced today that they’ve signed center Markus Granlund to a two-year contract extension.
#Canucks sign Markus Granlund to a two-year extension.
— Vancouver #Canucks (@Canucks) April 26, 2016
Granlund, 23, was acquired by the Canucks from the Calgary Flames in February of this year in exchange for forward Hunter Shinkaruk. The trade was completed on Feb. 22, one week prior to the 2016 trade deadline.
He appeared in 16 games for Vancouver, netting two goals and three total points. Prior to the trade, he played 31 games for the Flames. In those 31 games, he totaled four goals and seven points.
Granlund also played 12 games at the AHL level with the Stockton Heat, the Flames’ AHL affiliate. He scored five goals and nine points in that span for an average of .75 points-per-game.
According to GeneralFanager.Com, Granlund’s contract carries a $900,000 cap hit.
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