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Canucks sign defenceman Oscar Fantenberg

...to a one-year contract worth $850,000

by Canucks Media Relations @Canucks / Vancouver Canucks

Vancouver, B.C. - Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has signed defenceman Oscar Fantenberg to a one-year contract worth $850,000.

"Oscar adds depth to our blueline and brings a strong all-around game to our team," said Benning.

Fantenberg, 27, split the 2018.19 season between the Kings (2-1-3 in 46 games) and Flames (0-1-1 in 15 games). In two NHL seasons, the 6-0, 206-pound defenceman has recorded 13 points (4-9-13) in 88 games. He also has one assist in seven Stanley Cup playoff games.

Prior to starting his NHL career with the Kings in 2017.18, the Ljunby, Sweden, native played one season with HC Sochi of the Kontinental Hockey League in 2016.17 where he registered 23 points (3-20-23) in 44 games and represented Sochi in the KHL All-Star Game.

Video: LAK@WSH: Fantenberg lights the lamp with long shot

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