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 12:45PM
Depending on the source, the Vancouver Canucks may or may not be in on unrestricted free agent defenceman, Kris Russell. Which shouldn't be overly surprising, given that The Province's Jason Botchford suggested the Canucks prefer Russell to Dan Hamhuis not all that long ago.
Given they've lost Hamhuis to the Dallas Stars in free agency, they could be looking to act on that interest and bring the controversial defenceman into the fold as a replacement. Or better still, what they might consider an upgrade. According to Nick Kypreos, the Canucks are one of the three remaining teams bidding for Russell's services, with term and cash as the only holdup.
July 01 2016 12:13PM
The Vancouver Canucks have signed 27 year old defenceman Chad Billins to a one year, two way contract.
The rearguard previous played for the Abbotsford Heat and Calgary Flames before heading to the KHL and SHL for the past two seasons.
This move is made to provide depth in Utica and add a left side defenceman to the young group in Utica.
July 01 2016 12:10PM
Looks like there will be a Weber on the Nashville Predators blueline this season, after all, just not the one everyone expected. The Predators announced today that they have signed now-former Canucks defenseman Yannick Weber. Terms of the deal were not immediately disclosed.
July 01 2016 11:47AM
Dan Hamhuis has signed with the Dallas Stars this morning.
Dan Hamhuis to Dallas.— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) July 1, 2016
McKenzie mentioned on TSN that the deal was 2 years for $3.75M per season.
Hamhuis signing with the Stars isn't surprising given that he had waived his NTC to go to Dallas at the trading deadline, but ultimately was never dealt as Canucks and Stars management could not come to an agreement on a deal. Even after the Stars acquired Kris Russell from the Calgary Flames, there was still some interest but nothing could get done.