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Canucks sign three

by Staff Writer / Vancouver Canucks
Vancouver, B.C. - Vancouver Canucks General Manager Mike Gillis announced today that the Canucks have signed forwards Tanner Glass and Guillaume Desbiens and defenceman Mike Funk. In keeping with club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.


Glass, 25, spent the 2008-09 season with the Rochester Americans of the AHL and Florida Panthers. The Regina, Saskatchewan native recorded 13 points (4-9-13) and 100 penalty minutes in 44 games with Rochester and seven penalty minutes in three games played with Florida. The 6’0”, 196-lbs forward was originally selected by the Florida Panthers 265th overall in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.

Funk, 22, played 13 games with the Portland Pirates in 2008-09 recording three points (1-2-3) and eight penalty minutes. The 6’4”, 210-lbs defenceman has played nine NHL games over two seasons for the Buffalo Sabres earning two assists. A native of Abbotsford, British Columbia, Funk was originally drafted by Buffalo 43rd overall in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.

Desbiens, 24, played 78 games with the Manitoba Moose in 2008-09 recording 47 points (21-26-47) and 158 penalty minutes. In 22 playoff games with the Moose, the Alma, Quebec native scored four goals and eight assists (4-8-12) with 18 penalty minutes. The 6’2”, 205-lbs winger was originally drafted by the Atlanta Thrashers 116th overall in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.

Glass' Career Regular Season Stats
Season Team GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW S S%
2000-2001 Yorkton  SMHL   39 31 29 60   120          
2001-2002 Penticton  BCHL   57 11 28 39   171          
2002-2003 Nanaimo  BCHL   18 8 14 22   46          
2002-2003 Penticton  BCHL   32 15 25 40   108          
2003-2004 Dartmouth Big Green  ECAC   26 4 7 11   18          
2004-2005 Dartmouth  ECACHL   33 7 8 15   32          
2005-2006 Dartmouth  ECACHL   33 12 16 28   56          
2006-2007 Dartmouth Big Green  ECACHL   32 8 20 28   92          
2006-2007 Rochester Americans  AHL   4 0 1 1 3 5 0 0 0    
2007-2008 Panthers   41 1 1 2 -5 39 0 0 0 11 9.1
2007-2008 Rochester Americans  AHL   43 6 5 11 -10 84 0 0      
2008-2009 Panthers   3 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 1 0.0
NHL Totals:   44 1 1 2 -5 46 0 0 0 12 8.3


Funk's Career Regular Season Stats
Season Team GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW S S%
2001-2002 Abbotsford  BCAHA   72 9 24 33   84          
2002-2003 Portland Winter Hawks  WHL   68 1 15 16 -15 54 1 0      
2003-2004 Portland Winter Hawks  WHL   71 3 25 28 -9 86 1 0      
2003-2004 Canada  WJ18-A   7 0 1 1   2          
2004-2005 Portland Winter Hawks  WHL   71 8 22 30 13 84 1 2      
2005-2006 Portland Winter Hawks  WHL   70 11 36 47 -8 88 3 0      
2006-2007 Sabres   5 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0
2006-2007 Rochester Americans  AHL   61 2 5 7   57          
2007-2008 Sabres   4 0 0 0 -3 0 0 0 0 1 0.0
2007-2008 Rochester Americans  AHL   58 0 10 10 -15 104 0 0      
NHL Totals:   9 0 2 2 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0


Desbiens' Career Regular Season Stats
Season Team GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW S S%
2001-2002 Rouyn-Noranda  QMJHL   65 14 10 24 -11 115 4 0 2    
2002-2003 Rouyn-Noranda  QMJHL   64 15 18 33 -11 233 7 1      
2003-2004 Rouyn-Noranda  QMJHL   58 20 21 41 -1 199 6 1      
2004-2005 Rouyn-Noranda  QMJHL   56 27 16 43 6 206 13 3      
2005-2006 Chicago Wolves  AHL   3 0 0 0 -1 7 0 0 0    
2005-2006 Gwinnett Gladiators  ECHL   65 33 27 60 17 187 9 0 6    
2006-2007 Chicago Wolves  AHL   54 3 6 9 -2 118 0 0 0    
2007-2008 Chicago Wolves  AHL   23 2 1 3 -1 30 0 1      
2007-2008 Gwinnett Gladiators  ECHL   10 2 5 7 2 46 0 0 1    
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