Vancouver, B.C. - Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the Canucks have signed centre Markus Granlund to a two-year contract extension.
Granlund, 23, appeared in 16 games for the Canucks this season, registering two goals and an assist (2-1-3) along with six penalty minutes. Prior to being acquired by Vancouver on February 22, 2016, he also split time in 2015.16 between the Calgary Flames (4-3-7 in 31 games) and the Stockton Heat (5-4-9 in 12 games). The Oulu, Finland native has appeared in 102 NHL regular season games, notching 31 points (16-15-31) and 30 penalty minutes.
On the international stage, Granlund won a bronze medal at the 2010 IIHF U18 World Championship and has represented Finland multiple times. He is set to represent Team Finland at the 2016 IIHF World Championship in May.
The 6’0”, 178-pound centre was originally selected by Calgary in the second round, 45th overall, at the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.