Anton Rodin has cleared unconditional waivers and has therefore been released from his contract. The Swede will head over to Europe to play for HC Davos.
This puts an end to a strange eight-year relationship between the Canucks and Rodin in which the skilled right winger never came anywhere near living up to his potential in North America.
“Anton asked to be released from his contract,” Jim Benning said yesterday. “We value the skill and depth he adds to our team but ultimately it was important to respect Anton’s request to move on.”
Rodin was drafted in 2009, had a mediocre run in the AHL, returned to Sweden and it was assumed he would never be heard from again. But in Sweden, he seemingly figured it out and made a return to North America, navigated through some injuries, and finally made his NHL debut on Dec. 23, 2016.
As pointed out by Rob Williams of Dailyhive, Rodin’s tenure as a Canuck looked like this…
- 8 years, 4 months, 24 days
- Seasons: 2
- Games: 3
- Games watching from the bench: 1
- Games (playing and watching from the bench) against the Calgary Flames: 3
- Goals: 0
- Assists: 1