The Vancouver Canucks have signed undrafted free agent Michael Carcone to a three-year entry-level contract, according to the team.
#Canucks sign forward Michael Carcone to a 3-year entry level contract.
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— Vancouver Canucks (@VanCanucks) July 15, 2016
Carcone spent two seasons with the Drummondville Voltigeurs of the QMJHL and broke out in his last season of eligibility in 2015-16, logging 89 points in 67 games, including a second place finish in goal scoring with 47, behind only Carolina Hurricanes prospect Nicolas Roy. In 116 QMJHL games, Carcone tallied 130 points and had a plus-six rating.
The 20-year-old forward is a shifty offensive player with good goal scoring ability. He gets to the front of the net and has the ability to chip in some dirty goals. He has an accurate shot which makes him effective from the tops of the circle and in.
Carcone also plays with an edge. He takes a lot of penalties both with his stick and with his body. He plays much bigger than his 5-foot-10, 170-pound frame. He has a knack for going into the corners and dirty areas and winning puck battles in the process.
The Ajax, Ontario native is expected to play for the AHL’s Utica Comets during the 2016-17 season.