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Canucks sign Yan-Pavel Laplante

by Staff Writer / Vancouver Canucks

Vancouver, B.C. – Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has signed forward Yan-Pavel Laplante to a three-year entry-level contract.

Laplante, 21, appeared in 63 regular season games for the Gatineau Olympiques of the QMJHL this season, where he established career-highs in goals (34), assists (31), points (65), shots (233), and plus-minus (+17). The 6’0”, 183-pound forward also tallied eight points (3-5-8) in 10 playoff games. In 251 QJMHL regular season games over five seasons, Laplante has registered 183 points (90-93-183) and 237 penalty minutes.

On the international stage, Laplante helped Team Canada capture gold at the 2013 Ivan Hlinka Memorial and at the 2013 U18 World Junior Championship.

A native of Ste. Martine, Quebec, Laplante was originally selected by the Coyotes in the third round, 62nd overall, at the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.

YAN-PAVEL LAPLANTE'S CAREER STATISTICS
Season Team Lge GP G A Pts PIM
2011-12 Prince Edward Island Rock QMJHL 57 6 15 21 33
2012-13 Prince Edward Island Rock QMJHL 18 5 8 13 12
2013-14 Charlottetown Islanders QMJHL 32 10 8 18 32
2013-14 Victoriaville Tigres QMJHL 31 13 11 24 4
2013-14 Portland Pirates AHL 6 0 0 0 2
2014-15 Victoriaville Tigres QMJHL 20 13 12 25 35
2014-15 Gatineau Olympiques QMJHL 30 9 8 17 33
2015-16 Gatineau Olympiques QMJHL 63 34 31 65 88
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