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Gudbanson re-signs with the Canucks

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Vancouver Canucks have re-signed defenseman Erik Gudbranson to a one-year contract extension. His contract will be worth $3.5 million.

“Erik is a big, strong physical defender, who I know feels has a lot to prove and has worked diligently in his injury rehab,” Canucks general manager Jim Benning said. “He has leadership qualities that will be important for our young team and we are excited to see him healthy and back on the blue line next season.”

Erik Gudbranson (Getty Images)

Erik Gudbranson (Getty Images)

He missed 52 games during the 2016-17 season. He had one goal and five assists for six points and 18 penalty minutes in 30 games in his first season with the team.

When he was healthy, he averaged 2.2 hits per game. He was also third on the team with 1.5 blocked shots per game.

In six seasons split between the Canucks and the Florida Panthers, the 25-year-old has appeared in 339 career NHL games. He has 12 goals and 37 assists for 49 games, along with 364 penalty minutes.

He has also appeared in 13 NHL playoff games in his young career.

Gudbranson was acquired by the Canucks via the Panthers, along with a 2016 fifth-round draft pick, in exchange for Jared McCann and a 2016 second-round and fourth-round draft picks in May 2016. He was the third overall pick in the 2010 NHL Draft by the Panthers.

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