Vancouver, B.C. - Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has signed right wing prospect William Lockwood to a two-year entry level contract.
"Will is a hard-working, two-way winger with natural scoring ability," said Jim Benning, Canucks General Manager. "He plays with urgency and creates chances for himself and his teammates. We look forward to adding his speed and tenacity to our roster."
Lockwood, 21, appeared in 33 games for the University of Michigan this season collecting 23 points (9-14-23). The Bloomfield Hills, Michigan native ranked second on the Wolverines in goals, assists and points in 2019.20. In four seasons with U. of Michigan, Lockwood accumulated 85 points (37-48-85) in 115 games.
On the International stage, Lockwood helped Team USA earn a bronze medal at the IIHF World Junior Championships (2018) and the U-18 Men's World Championship (2016).
The 5'11", 172-pound forward was originally drafted 64th overall by Vancouver in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft.