VANCOUVER, B.C. - The Vancouver Canucks began their off-season housekeeping Thursday, re-signing forward Steve Bernier.
Terms of the deal weren't released. Bernier, 24, set a career high with 32 points (15 goals, 17 assists) in 81 games with the Canucks this season. The native of Quebec City added two goals and two assists in 10 playoff games for Vancouver, which was eliminated from the post-season Monday night.
Steve Bernier had a career year with Vancouver and we look forward to him building on a successful first season with the club," said Mike Gillis. "Steve is a talented young player, who will continue to improve and mature over the course of his career."
Bernier, who came to the Canucks in an off-season trade last year, made $850,000 this season and was set to become a free agent July 1. He has 60 goals and 62 assists in 258 career games with the Canucks, San Jose Sharks and Buffalo Sabres.