Vancouver, B.C. - Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the Canucks have acquired defenceman Philip Larsen from the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for a conditional fifth round pick in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft.
Larsen, 26, has spent the 2015.16 season with Jokerit Helsinki of the KHL where he has accumulated 38 points (12-26-38) and 39 penalty minutes in 54 games. The 6’1”, 183-pound defenceman has also appeared in 125 career NHL games with the Dallas Stars and Edmonton, recording 31 points (8-23-31) and 42 penalty minutes.
On the international stage, Larsen has represented Denmark at the World Junior Championships (2008) and the World Championships (2009, 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2014).
The Esbjerg, Denmark native was originally drafted by Dallas in the fifth round, 149th overall, in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.