Vancouver, BC - Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has signed defenceman Mitch Eliot to a three-year, entry level contract.
Eliot, 20, is currently in his second season with the OHL Sarnia Sting where he ranks fifth on the team in scoring with 28 points (7-21-28) in 32 games. His point total this season also ranks him fifth among OHL defencemen in scoring. Prior to joining the Sting in February 2018, the 6-0, 168-pound defenceman played two seasons with the Michigan State Spartans (2-6-8 in 61 games) and two seasons with the Muskegon Lumberjacks (5-12-17 in 113 games) of the USHL prior to that.
The Grosse Point, Michigan native also served as captain of Team USA at the 2016 Ivan Hlinka Tournament.