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Canucks sign defenceman Jordie Benn a two-year contract worth an average annual value of $2 million

by Canucks Media Relations @Canucks / Vancouver Canucks

Vancouver, B.C. - Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has signed defenceman Jordie Benn to a two-year contract worth an average annual value of $2 million.

"Jordie is an experienced defenceman who brings leadership and versatility to our team," said Benning. "His steady presence will be an example and support to our young players."

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Benn, 31, ranked third among Canadiens defencemen in scoring in 2018.19 registering 22 points (5-17-22) in 81 games played. His goals, points and games played were all career-highs while his 17 assists tied a previous career-high he set in 2013.14 with the Dallas Stars.

The 6-2, 199-pound defenceman has tallied 110 career points (22-88-110) in 473 NHL games split between the Canadiens (11-28-39 in 171 games played) and Stars (11-60-71 in 302 games played). He also has three assists (0-3-3) in 13 Stanley Cup playoff games.

A native of Victoria, B.C., Benn was signed as a free agent by Dallas on July 1, 2011.

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