Vancouver, BC - Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has recalled defencemen Troy Stecher from the AHL Utica Comets.
Stecher, 22, has appeared in three games with the Canucks (0-0-0, 2 PIM) and in four games with the Comets (0-1-1, 4 PIM) this season. He was named the third star of the game in two of his three NHL appearances including his NHL debut on October 25 vs Ottawa. In 2015.16, the 5-10, 181-pound defenceman completed his junior season with the University of North Dakota, helping the Fighting Hawks to their eighth NCAA Championship while being named to the All-Tournament Team. A Second Team West All-American, Stecher also led the Fighting Hawks defencemen in goals (8), assists (21), and points (29).
A native of Richmond, British Columbia, Stecher was signed by Vancouver as a free agent on April 13, 2016.