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Canucks re-sign O'Brien, Glass, Bolduc

Monday, 07.12.2010 / 3:32 PM / NHL Free Agency 2010

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Canucks re-sign O'Brien, Glass, Bolduc
The Vancouver Canucks re-signed three players Monday, agreeing to new contracts with forwards Tanner Glass and Alexandre Bolduc as well as defenseman Shane O'Brien. All three had been restricted free agents.

O'Brien, a veteran defenseman acquired from the Lightning early in the 2008-09 season, has recorded 2 goals, 18 points, 275 penalty minutes and a plus-21 rating in 141 regular-season games with the Canucks. He has added 2 goals, 5 points and 49 penalty minutes in 22 playoff games over the past two seasons.

A former eighth-round pick by the Ducks, the 26-year-old O'Brien has career totals of 8 goals, 55 points and 605 penalty minutes in 299 regular-season games.

Glass, 26, played in a career-high 67 games last season with 4 goals, 11 points and 115 penalty minutes. He went scoreless in four playoff games. Glass began his NHL career with the Panthers, who drafted him in the ninth round in 2003, and has 5 goals, 13 points and 161 penalty minutes in 111 regular-season games.

Bolduc battled injuries last season and played in only 15 NHL games. The 25-year-old, a former fourth-round pick of the Blues in 2003, has recorded an assist in 22 games over parts of two seasons with the Canucks.

Vancouver also announced the signing of goaltender Tyler Weiman, who played 43 games in the AHL last season for Lake Erie. The 26-year-old posted a record of 21-18-3 with a goals-against average of 2.48 and a save percentage of .912.
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