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Canucks sign defenceman Troy Stecher

by Staff Writer / Vancouver Canucks

Vancouver, B.C.  –Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has signed defenceman Troy Stecher.

Stecher, 22, recently completed his junior season with the University of North Dakota, leading the Fighting Hawks to their eighth NCAA Championship while being named to the All-Tournament Team. A Second Team West All-American, Stecher led the Fighting Hawks defencemen in goals (8), assists (21), and points (29) this season. His career-high 29 points also ranked him sixth in scoring among NCAA blueliners. The 5-11, 191-pound defenceman has appeared in 119 NCAA games over three seasons for the University of North Dakota where he has collected 53 points (13-40-53).

Prior to his collegiate career, the Richmond, British Columbia native spent three seasons with the Penticton Vees of the BCHL. He helped the Vees capture the RBC National Junior A Championship in 2012, where he was named the Top Defenceman.

TROY STECHER'S CAREER STATISTICS REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Team Lge GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2010-11 Penticton Vees BCHL 54 5 15 20 47 9 2 3 5 6
2011-12 Penticton Vees BCHL 53 5 37 42 42 15 2 8 10 8
2012-13 Penticton Vees BCHL 52 8 39 47 40 15 0 6 6 10
2013-14 U. of North Dakota NCHC 42 2 9 11 14
2014-15 U. of North Dakota NCHC 34 3 10 13 22
2015-16 U. of North Dakota NCHC 43 8 21 29 37
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