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Canucks sign Latvian forward Kenins

Tuesday, 07.30.2013 / 8:11 PM / News
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Canucks sign Latvian forward Kenins
The Vancouver Canucks have signed forward Ronalds Kenins, the team announced Tuesday. No terms were released.

The Vancouver Canucks have signed forward Ronalds Kenins, the team announced Tuesday. No terms were released.

Kenins, 22, spent the 2012-13 season with the Zurich Lions; he had 17 points (three goals) in 45 games.

"I think I'm a power forward," Kenins (6-foot, 201 pounds) told the Canucks website. "I go to the net, I shoot the puck, I do the dirty stuff; that's how I play."

Kenins represented Latvia at three World Championships (2011, 1012 and 2013). Kenins also played in the 2010 World Junior Championship with four points (two goals) in six games.

"I'm still a young guy," Kenins said. "I look [to] the older guys and how to play and I try to be like them."

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