Vancouver, B.C. - Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has re-signed forward Tyler Motte to a two-year contract extension with an average annual value of $1.225 million.
"Tyler is a hard-working, physical player" said Benning. "He adds versatility to our line-up, reads the game well and plays an important match-up role for our group. We are pleased to have Tyler continue his career as a member of the Vancouver Canucks."
Motte, 25, appeared in 34 games for the Canucks this season collecting eight points (4-4-8) and 10 penalty minutes. The St. Clair, MI native has played 187 career NHL games recording 38 points (22-16-38) and 40 penalty minutes.
Motte made his postseason debut this year playing 17 games (4-1-5) and set a Canucks franchise record for most blocked shots in a playoff game decided in regulation (7). He also recorded a multi-point playoff game with one goal a shorthanded tally (2-0-2).
The 5'10", 192-pound forward was acquired from Columbus on February 26, 2018 in a trade along with Jussi Jokinen in exchange for Thomas Vanek. He was originally selected by Chicago in the fourth round, 121st overall, at the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.
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