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Canucks acquire Leipsic from Golden Knights

...in exchange for defenceman Philip Holm

by Canucks Media Relations @Canucks / Vancouver Canucks

Vancouver, BC - Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has acquired forward Brendan Leipsic from the Vegas Golden Knights in exchange for defenceman Philip Holm.

Leipsic, 23, has registered 13 points (2-11-13) in 44 games with the Vegas Golden Knights this season. In 2016.17, Leipsic recorded 51 points (18-33-51) in 49 games with the Toronto Marlies finishing second on the team in scoring and tied for second in assists. The year prior, Leipsic scored his first NHL goal in his first NHL game on Feb. 13/16 versus Vancouver. In 50 career NHL games split between Vegas and Toronto, the 5-10, 180-pound forward has recorded 16 points (3-13-16).  

A native of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Leipsic was originally selected by Nashville in the third round, 89th overall, at the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.

Tweet from @Canucks: ���Great personality. Funny guy. Works hard. Competes hard. Plays bigger than his size. He���s made some big strides over the last few years. He���ll get his chance and it���ll create a healthy internal battle for us.��� - Baertschi on Leipsic

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