July 01 2016 01:47PM
The Vancouver Canucks have signed defencemen Philip Larsen to a one year, $1.025 million deal.
Philip Larsen signs with Canucks. 1 yr at $1.025 mil— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) July 1, 2016
July 01 2016 08:03AM
Kicking things off bright and early, TSN's Bob McKenzie and Darren Dreger tweeted out their early expectations for free agency. Both Dreger and McKenzie have pegged the Canucks as favourites to land forward Loui Eriksson today:
No locks, but early expectations: Lucic goes to Oilers. Nielsen goes to Red Wings. Ladd goes to Isles and Eriksson goes to Canucks. #hunch— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) July 1, 2016
Like @DarrenDreger said, mix'n'match SPECULATION looks like this: Eriksson (VAN), Ladd (NYI), Nielsen (DET), Lucic (EDM), Brouwer (CGY). — Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) July 1, 2016
June 30 2016 12:34PM
With free agency being just under a day away, there are some minor details about who the Canucks have interest in outside of the big name players.
Per News 1130, the Canucks have expressed interest in forward Sam Gagner:
Sam Gagner's agent Jeff Jackson says number of teams have called about his client, #Canucks just expressing interest.— NEWS 1130 Sports (@NEWS1130Sports) June 30, 2016
June 26 2016 02:36PM
It is reported that the Vancouver Canucks have finally made their decision on whether or not to buy out Chris Higgins and Alex Burrows. Per Matt Sekeres of TSN 1040 radio, the Canucks will be buying out Higgins and retaining Alex Burrows for the upcoming season.
By buying out the remaining year on Higgins' contract, the Canucks will have just under $11 million in cap space free for free agency. The breakdown for Higgins' buyout will see him count against the Canucks cap for $833,333 over the next two seasons, courtesy of General Fanager.
June 25 2016 12:43PM
With the 184th overall pick, the Canucks selected a familiar face in Rodrigo Abols. Abols was invited to the Canucks' prospect camp last year, impressing both management and fans along the way. Unfortunately, due to the NHL's CBA, the Canucks were unable to sign Abols to a contract.
Abols was unranked by both Central Scouting and ISS in the final rankings. However, Abols was ranked 121st out of North American skaters by Central Scouting for the midterm rankings.