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Canucks sign forward Josh Leivo

...to a one-year contract at a value of $1.5 million

by Canucks Media Relations @Canucks / Vancouver Canucks

Vancouver, B.C. - Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has signed forward Josh Leivo to a one-year contract at a value of $1.5 million.

"Josh made a positive addition to our roster last year," said Benning. "He has a versatile game, is a strong two-way player and generates offence throughout our lineup. We're excited to have Josh sign as a member of the Vancouver Canucks."

Leivo, 25, recorded 24 points (10-14-24) and 32 penalty minutes in 76 games played with Toronto and Vancouver this past season, setting career-highs in games played, goals, assists, and points. In 133 career NHL games over parts of six seasons split between Toronto and Vancouver, Leivo has collected 46 points (24-22-46) and 52 penalty minutes.

A native of Innisfil, Ontario, Leivo was acquired from Toronto on December 3, 2018, in exchange for Michael Carcone. He was originally selected by Toronto in the third round, 86th overall, at the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.

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