Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has signed forward Brock Boeser to an entry-level deal.
Boeser, 20, joins the Canucks from the University of North Dakota where he served as Assistant Captain. The 6'1", 200-pound forward collected 33 points (16-18-34) in 32 games during the 2016-17 season. He was named the NCHC Offensive Player of Month in October and earned NCHC Offensive Player of the Week twice this past season. Boeser ranked fourth in the NCHC scoring race before being sidelined with a wrist injury that caused him to miss six games in total.
One-year prior, Boeser won both the NCHC's overall (60 points) and conference (35) scoring races and finished third in the national scoring race. He earned AHCA All-America West First Team accolades, NCHC Rookie of the Year and was named to the NCHC First Team and All-NCHC Rookie Team as well as the NCHC Academic All-Conference Team. In 2014-15, Boeser led the USHL in goals (35) and was named to the USHL All-Rookie Team and First All-Star Team that season.
On the international stage, Boeser helped Team USA earn a bronze medal at the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championships. The Burnsville, Minnesota native was originally selected in the first round, 23rd overall in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.