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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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Philadelphia is where I started my NHL career and this is where I want to be so I am really happy. This definitely gives me a lot of confidence by the Flyers showing that they have confidence in me. I know they want to see me get better as a player and this is the place to do it.

— Zac Rinaldo to the Flyers website on signing a two-year contract extension with Philadelphia