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Luke Schenn signs with Tampa Bay

Another Canuck from last season has found a new home as it was announced that defenceman Luke Schenn had agreed to terms on a new contract with the Tampa Bay Lightning this morning

As the tweet says, it is a one year deal worth $700,000.

The Canucks appeared to have interest in bringing Schenn back on a new contract but was never able to get a deal done and thus Schenn hit the market and found a new home in Florida.

Schenn had been acquired from the Anaheim Ducks in the trade that saw Michael Del Zotto go the other way. He started his time with the organization with the Comets but was recalled once the injuries piled up. He acquitted himself quite well in the 18 games with the Canucks providing them with a physical presence on their third pair.

Schenn gets a chance to chase a cup with the Lightning after it looked like his NHL career might be over with the Ducks.

The Canucks signed Tyler Myers, Jordie Benn, and Oscar Fantenberg earlier this morning and that was an indication that this rumoured move for Schenn was a done deal.

It will be interesting to see what role he gets with the Lightning but he definitely gives them cheap depth.

    • Locust

      He was probably asking Benning for a million, had to settle for probably his only other offer. I think he is a good fit for TB, good for him too.
      The way they folded like a cheap lawn chair at a weight watchers picnic in the first round shows they need some character and grit.

      • Killer Marmot

        My theory is that he knew Tampa Bay was desperate for right-side defensemen, and he knew Benning was trying to sign a big-name D, so he went where he’ll get ice time.

  • Captain Video

    Good for Luke extending his career. A pity, however, that Benning couldn’t have added a sign and trade for Schenn to the JT Miller deal for less high picks.

  • J-Canuck

    Interesting choice by Schenn! Bounced around was given up for dead then had a resurgence with Canucks.
    Sometimes there is just a fit with style or teammates. I think he will be in minors by Xmas. Tampa is too good and his lack of speed will show. In Van he was essentially replacing Guddy and gave the team what Guddy was supposed to. Chasing a cup is one thing, reviving a career is totally different. His agent should have pushed for a 1 yr deal in Van and had a solid year, not a solid month.
    Expectations have always gotten the best of Schenn