Vancouver, B.C. - Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has signed forward Sven Baertschi to a three-year deal with an AAV of $3.367M.
"We're very pleased to sign Sven to an extension," said Jim Benning. "He's a talented offensive player. We look forward to seeing Sven further develop his complete game and become a consistent contributor to our success."
Baertschi, 25, recorded 14 goals and 15 assists for 29 points in 53 games played with the Canucks in the past season and missed 28 games due to injury. His 14 goals ranked 5th in the team, while his 7 power play goals ranked 4th. The year prior, the 5-11, 192-pound forward recorded 35 points (18-17-35) in 68 games in his second full season in Vancouver.
In 259 career NHL games over 7 seasons with the Vancouver Canucks and Calgary Flames, Baertschi has collected 122 points (57-65-122) and 68 penalty minutes, additionally skating in 2 playoff games with the Canucks in 2014.15.
A native of Bern, Switzerland, Baertschi was acquired from Calgary in exchange for a 2015 second round selection on March 2, 2015. He was originally selected by Calgary in the first round, thirteenth overall, at the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.
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