Vancouver, B.C. - Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has signed centre Tyler Graovac to a two-way contract.
Graovac, 26, appeared in 65 games for the Stockton Heat in 2018.19, registering 50 points (24-26-50) and 37 penalty minutes. He ranked first on the team in goals and second in points.
The Brampton, Ontario native was originally selected 191st overall by the Minnesota Wild in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. Over the course of four NHL seasons with Minnesota and Washington, Graovac has collected nine points (7-2-9) and 12 penalty minutes in 62 career games.
Prior to his professional debut, Graovac played for the Ottawa 67's and Belleville Bulls of the OHL, registering 130 points (58-72-130) and 76 penalty minutes in 228 OHL games. In 2012.13 he was awarded the William Hanley Trophy as the OHL's most sportsmanlike player and the CHL's Sportsman of the Year.
Video: NJD@WSH: Graovac quickly jumps on rebound and scores