Vancouver, B.C. - Vancouver Canucks Senior Vice-President and General Manager Dave Nonis announced today that the Canucks have signed free agent centre Greg Classen. In keeping with club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Classen, 30, joins the Canucks after spending the 2006-07 with the Hamburg Freezers of the German Hockey League. In 50 games played, Classen registered 35 points (9-26-35) and 70 penalty minutes. Prior to 2006-07, Classen had appeared in 90 career NHL games, all with the Nashville Predators, recording 17 points (7-10-17) and 48 penalty minutes. His most productive season in the NHL was during the 2001-02 season, when he appeared in 55 regular season games and notched 11 points (5-6-11) and 30 penalty minutes.
The 6’1”, 190 lbs. native of Aylsham, Saskatchewan was also a member of the AHL Calder Cup Champion Milwaukee Admirals in 2003-04.