Vancouver Canucks sign Phil Di Giuseppe to two-year contract extension

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David Quadrelli
1 year ago
The Vancouver Canucks have agreed to terms with forward Phil Di Giuseppe on a two-year contract extension, general manager Patrik Allvin announced Sunday afternoon.
“We are excited to have agreed to terms with Phillip for another two seasons,” said Allvin. “He has been a reliable forward when called upon in Vancouver this year and has been an impactful player and leader with Abbotsford each of the past two seasons.”
The contract is a two-way deal, meaning Di Giuseppe will make a different salary depending on if he’s in the NHL or the AHL. According to Rick Dhaliwal of Donnie and Dhali – The Team, Di Giuseppe’s NHL salary and cap hit will be $775,000, while his AHL salary is $500,000. This means Di Giuseppe won’t affect the Canucks’ NHL salary cap if he’s playing in the AHL.
Head coach Rick Tocchet called Di Giuseppe one of his best players not all that long ago. After spending all of last season in the AHL before re-signing with the Canucks this season. Di Giuseppe tallied two goals and one assist through his nine games with Vancouver. In the AHL this season, PDG has been a near point per game player, registering 13 goals and 19 assists through 37 games. At the NHL level, PDG has two goals and two assists through 13 games played.
Di Giuseppe has been with the Canucks’ organization for two seasons now, but spent the entirety of last year in the AHL with the Abbotsford Canucks, where he tallied 12 goals and 24 assists through 42 games played.

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