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Canucks re-sign Stecher

...defenceman inked to a two-year contract

by Canucks Media Relations @Canucks / Vancouver Canucks

Vancouver, B.C. - Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has signed defenceman Troy Stecher to a two-year deal valued at 2.325M per year.

"Troy Stecher is an important part of our team," said Benning. "He's a talented two-way defenceman who competes every shift. Troy has a willingness to always improve his game and is an example of a young player committed to being a professional."  

Stecher, 24, recorded one goal and 10 assists (1-10-11) over 68 games played in his second NHL season. He set career highs in penalty minutes (35), hits (110) and blocked shots (75). The defenceman's average time on ice (18:49) and 75 blocked shots each ranked 5th on the team. Stecher recorded a career-high 7 blocked shots in a single game on February 9th, 2018 against the Carolina Hurricanes. In his first NHL season, Stecher recorded 24 points (3-21-24) and was voted Canucks' Best Defenceman, receiving the Walter (Babe) Pratt Award.  

In 139 career NHL games over two seasons with the Vancouver Canucks, Stecher has collected 35 points (4-31-35) and 60 penalty minutes.  

A native of Richmond, British Columbia, Stecher was signed by the Canucks as a free agent on April 13, 2016.

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