Vancouver, BC – Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has recalled centre Brendan Gaunce from the AHL Utica Comets.
Gaunce, 21, has appeared in 43 games for Utica this season, where he currently leads Comets skaters in points (33) and goals (15) and ranks tied for third in assists (18). He made his NHL debut earlier this season on October 29th at Dallas and notched his first career goal the following night at Arizona. In 2014.15, Gaunce played in 74 games for the Comets, where he notched 29 points (11-18-29) and 31 penalty minutes in his first professional season.
A native of Sudbury, Ontario, Gaunce was originally selected by Vancouver in the first round, 26th overall, at the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.