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Canucks sign Nils Hoglander a three-year deal

by Canucks Communications @Canucks / Vancouver Canucks

Vancouver, B.C. - Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has signed left wing prospect Nils Hoglander to a three-year entry level contract. 

"Nils is a dynamic player with a high skill level and a strong work ethic," said Jim Benning, Canucks General Manager. "He's a creative playmaker with great hands and goal scoring abilities. We're pleased to sign Nils today and look forward to seeing continued development in his game next season." 

Hoglander, 19, appeared in 41 games for Rogle BK of the Swedish Hockey League this season collecting 16 points (9-7-16) and 39 penalty minutes. In two seasons with Rogle BK, Hoglander accumulated 30 points (16-14-30) in 91 games.

On the International stage, Hoglander helped team Sweden earn a bronze medal at the 2020 IIHF World Junior Championships. The Bocktrask, Sweden native ranked third on the team in scoring with 11 points (5-6-11) in 7 games.  

The 5'8", 183-pound forward was originally drafted 40th overall by Vancouver in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft.  

Video: Canucks draft F Nils Hoglander No. 40

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