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Vancouver Canucks agree to terms with Alex Chiasson on one-year contract

The Vancouver Canucks have agreed to terms with forward Alex Chiasson to a one-year contract valued at $750,000, the club announced Tuesday morning.

“Alex is an established veteran who plays a physical game and brings a valuable net-front presence to our team, particularly on the power play,” said general manager Jim Benning. “He’s a bigger player that doesn’t shy away from the tough areas of the ice and has fit in well with the rest of our forward group so far.”

Chiasson tallied two assists in the preseason, both of which came on the power play.

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The 31-year-old veteran forward was signed to a PTO and was stapled to the Canucks’ first power play unit almost right from the beginning of training camp, and it appears as though he’ll start the year in that same spot.