Jan 14, 2013, 2:15 PM EDT
For the second straight day, the Vancouver Canucks have signed a veteran NHL defenseman.
Vandermeer’s deal is a one-year, two-way contract with a $600,000 salary/cap hit at the NHL level.
The 32-year-old has played in 461 career NHL games and split last season between Edmonton (2G-12A-14PTS in 62 games played) and San Jose (1G-3A-4PTS in 25 games played).
Barker and Vandermeer have plenty in common. Both have played for both the Oilers and Blackhawks — in fact, the two were teammates in Chicago during the 2007-08 season.
With these moves, the Canucks now have 10 defensemen under contract (Kevin Bieksa, Jason Garrison, Dan Hamhuis, Alex Edler, Keith Ballard, Andrew Alberts, Chris Tanev, Derek Joslin, Barker, Vandermeer.)
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