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Canucks re-sign Kyle Wellwood

Thursday, 07.30.2009 / 3:35 PM / 2009 NHL Offseason News
Vancouver Canucks General Manager Mike Gillis announced today that the Canucks have re-signed center Kyle Wellwood. In keeping with club policy terms were not disclosed.

Wellwood, 26, recorded 27 points (18-9-27) in 74 games in 2008.09 with Vancouver. He set career highs for goals (18), power play goals (10) and game-winning goals (3) in a single season. The Canucks centre also ranked third in the League for the best shooting percentage (19.1%) this past season. Wellwood added six points (1-5-6) in ten playoff games.

In 263 NHL regular season games with Vancouver and Toronto, Wellwood has registered 135 points (49-86-135) and 18 penalty minutes.

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