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Canucks sign forward Rick Rypien to a 2-year extension

by Staff Writer / Vancouver Canucks
Vancouver, B.C. - Vancouver Canucks General Manager Mike Gillis announced today that forward Rick Rypien has signed a two-year contract extension with the club through the 2010-11 NHL season. Rypien has played five seasons as a Vancouver Canuck.


“Rick plays with intensity and energy every time he steps on the ice,” said Mike Gillis. “He is an important part of our team and a valued teammate.”

Rypien, 25, made his NHL playoff debut this past season recording two points (0-2-2) and 40 penalty minutes in 10 games. In 41 career games as a Canuck, Rypien has recorded seven points (5-2-7) and 69 penalty minutes.

The 5’11”, 170 lbs. native of Coleman, Alberta originally signed with Vancouver as a free agent on November 9, 2005.

Season Team GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW S S%
2001-2002 Crowsnest Pass  AJHL   57 12 10 22   143          
2001-2002 Regina Pats  WHL   1 0 0 0   0          
2002-2003 Regina Pats  WHL   50 6 12 18   159          
2003-2004 Regina Pats  WHL   65 19 26 45   186          
2004-2005 Regina Pats  WHL   63 22 29 51   148          
2004-2005 Manitoba Moose  AHL   8 1 1 2   5          
2005-2006 Canucks   5 1 0 1 1 4 0 0 0 6 16.7
2005-2006 Manitoba Moose  AHL   49 9 6 15   122          
2006-2007 Canucks   2 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0.0
2006-2007 Manitoba Moose  AHL   14 3 3 6 -4 35 0 0 0    
2007-2008 Canucks   22 1 2 3 -5 41 0 0 0 8 12.5
2007-2008 Manitoba Moose  AHL   34 3 11 14 -14 81 2 0      
2008-2009 Canucks   12 3 0 3 -3 19 0 1 0 16 18.8
NHL Totals:   41 5 2 7 -7 69 0 1 0 30 16.7


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