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Canucks sign Philip Larsen to one-year deal

by Staff Writer / Vancouver Canucks

Vancouver, B.C. - Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the Canucks have signed defenceman Philip Larsen to a one-year, one-way contract that will carry a value of $1,025,000.

“Philip is a skilled, right shot defenceman who can anchor a power play,” said General Manager Jim Benning. “He had a terrific year in the KHL last season and we look forward to him adding offence from the blue line.”

Larsen, 26, spent the 2015.16 season with Jokerit Helsinki of the KHL where he accumulated 38 points (12-26-38) and 39 penalty minutes in 54 games. His 11 goals ranked him tied for second among KHL defencemen while his 36 points ranked him fifth. He also tallied four points (3-1-4) in four playoff games. The 6’1”, 183-pound defenceman has appeared in 125 career NHL games with Dallas and Edmonton, recording 31 points (8-23-31) and 42 penalty minutes.

On the international stage, Larsen has represented Denmark at the World Junior Championships (2008) and the World Championships (2009, 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2014).

The Esbjerg, Denmark native was acquired from the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for a conditional fifth round pick in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft on February 24, 2016. He was originally drafted by Dallas in the fifth round, 149th overall, at the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.


Career Regular Season Statistics
Season Team GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW S S%
2004-2005 Esbjerg IK Jr.-Den-Jr. 10 1 0 1 2
2005-2006 Rogle BK Angelholm Jr.-Swe-Jr. 32 1 4 5 24
2005-2006 Rogle BK Angelholm-Sweden-2 13 0 0 0 0
2006-2007 Frolunda HC Goteborg U18-Swe-U18 3 1 2 3 2
2006-2007 Frolunda HC Goteborg Jr.-Swe-Jr. 37 3 15 18 50
2006-2007 Frolunda HC Goteborg-Sweden 5 0 0 0 0
2007-2008 Frolunda HC Goteborg Jr.-Swe-Jr. 8 1 4 5 12
2007-2008 Boras HC-Sweden-2 24 5 5 10 32
2007-2008 Frolunda HC Goteborg-Sweden 16 0 0 0 2
2008-2009 Frolunda HC Goteborg Jr.-Swe-Jr. 1 1 0 1 0
2008-2009 Frolunda HC Goteborg-Sweden 53 2 15 17 18
2009-2010 Stars 2 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0
2009-2010 Frolunda HC Goteborg-Sweden 42 1 9 10 20
2009-2010 Denmark-WC-A 7 2 0 2 4
2010-2011 Stars 6 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 11 0.0
2010-2011 Texas Stars-AHL 54 4 18 22 3 12 2 0 1 112 3.6
2011-2012 Stars 55 3 8 11 11 16 1 0 0 69 4.4
2011-2012 Denmark-WC-A 7 0 2 2 -6 2 0 0 0
2011-2012 Texas Stars-AHL 12 1 9 10 0 6 1 0 0 35 2.9
2012-2013 Stars 32 2 3 5 -10 18 1 0 0 30 6.7
2012-2013 Lukko Rauma-Finland 27 5 10 15 24
2012-2013 Denmark-WC-A 6 1 1 2 -1 4 1 0 0
2013-2014 Oilers 30 3 9 12 -4 8 1 0 0 47 6.4
2013-2014 Oklahoma City Barons-AHL 7 1 6 7 -4 4 1 0 0 19 5.3
2013-2014 Denmark-WC-A 7 0 1 1 -7 4 0 0 0 9
2014-2015 Yugra Khanty-Mansiisk-KHL 56 6 19 25 34
NHL Totals 125 8 23 31 -1 42 3 0 0 158 5.1
Career Playoff Statistics
Season Team GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW S S%
2006-2007 Frolunda HC Goteborg U18-Swe-U18 4 2 1 3 0 8 0 0.0
2006-2007 Frolunda HC Goteborg Jr.-Swe-Jr. 8 0 1 1 0 6 0 0.0
2007-2008 Frolunda HC Goteborg Jr.-Swe-Jr. 7 0 4 4 0 6 0 0.0
2008-2009 Frolunda HC Goteborg-Sweden 11 2 1 3 4
2009-2010 Frolunda HC Goteborg-Sweden 7 0 0 0 4
2010-2011 Texas Stars-AHL 6 2 3 5 -4 4 2 0 0

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