January 19th, 2021

Vancouver Canucks sign defenceman Hamonic to one-year, US$1.25-million deal


By The Canadian Press on January 12, 2021.

VANCOUVER – The Vancouver Canucks have made things official with Travis Hamonic, signing the veteran defenceman to a one-year contract.

The team announced the deal Tuesday, saying in a release that the agreement is worth US$1.25 million.

Vancouver signed Hamonic to a professional tryout contract on Jan. 3, but the 30-year-old native of St. Malo, Man., had to complete a seven-day quarantine before he could join training camp activities.

Hamonic played 50 games for the Calgary Flames last season and averaged 21:12 minutes per game.

He registered three goals and nine assists in regular-season play before opting out of the playoff run citing family considerations.

Originally drafted 53rd overall by the New York Islanders in 2008, the six-foot-two, 205-pound defenceman has played 637 NHL games, collecting 188 points (37 goals, 151 assists) and 591 penalty minutes.

The Canucks are set to open the season Wednesday against the Oilers in Edmonton.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 12, 2021.

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