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Canucks sign first-round pick Gaunce

Monday, 08.13.2012 / 1:57 PM / News

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Canucks sign first-round pick Gaunce
The Vancouver Canucks signed first-round pick Brendan Gaunce, the team announced Monday.

The Vancouver Canucks signed first-round pick Brendan Gaunce, the team announced Monday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Gaunce, who was selected at No. 26 in the NHL Draft this June, recorded 68 points (28 goals, 40 assists) and added 68 penalty minutes in 68 games with the Belleville Bulls of the Ontario Hockey League in 2011-12.

The 6-foot-2, 205-pound center represented Team Canada at the 2011 U-18 World Junior Championship, where he collected four points (one goal, three assists) in seven games, helping Canada win the bronze medal.

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We want to make sure that whoever makes our team really makes our team by earning it and not putting them in situations where they get preference because of their status as a first-round pick or whatever it might be. That's not going to happen. Everybody has to earn their way on our team.

— Columbus Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekalainen on the team's prospects at development camp