Vancouver, B.C. - Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has agreed to terms with forward Tanner Pearson on a three-year contract extension. The contract will carry an annual average value of $3.25 million through the end of the 2023.24 season.
"Tanner is a veteran who's won a Stanley Cup and leads by example," said Benning. "He plays a complete game and provides invaluable leadership experience to our core young players. We are very pleased for Tanner and his family to continue his career as a member of the Vancouver Canucks."
Pearson, 28, has posted 11 points (6-5-11) in 33 games played this season, while averaging a career-high in time on ice per game (16:33).
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The 6'1", 201-pound forward has collected 68 points (36-32-68) in 121 games over parts of three seasons with Vancouver, including a career-high 45 points (21-24-45) in 2019.20. Pearson ranks tied for fourth in goals (36) among all Canucks since being acquired on February 25, 2019, including a team-leading 22 goals at home in that time (tied with Horvat and Pettersson).
In 490 career NHL games over eight seasons split between Los Angeles, Pittsburgh, and Vancouver, Pearson has recorded 226 points (114-112-226) and 156 penalty minutes. He has also tallied 23 points (9-14-23) in 51 career playoff games split between Los Angeles and Vancouver.
A native of Kitchener, Ontario, Pearson was originally selected by Los Angeles in the first round, 30th overall, at the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.