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Canucks ink F Vanek to 1-year, $2 million deal

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(TSX / STATS) -- The Vancouver Canucks signed forward Thomas Vanek to a one-year, $2 million contract on Friday.

"Thomas has been a prolific scorer throughout his career and we're excited to add his offense and experience to help with the continued growth of our forwards," said Canucks general manager Jim Benning. "His skill and ability to contribute on the scoresheet, combined with his lead-by-example style will help our team this year, and will benefit our younger players as they continue to develop their game."

Vanek, 33, scored 17 goals with 31 assists in 68 games split between Florida and Detroit last season.

Since entering the NHL in 2006-07, the 6-foot-2, 218-pound forward has ranked 10th in goals (333) and second in power-play goals (129). In 885 NHL regular season games split among Florida, Detroit, Minnesota, Montreal, the New York Islanders, and Buffalo, Vanek has 333 goals and 364 assists.

Updated September 1, 2017

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