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Canucks sign Hansen to four-year, $10 million extension

Sep 29, 2013, 1:30 PM EST

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Jannik Hansen is cashing in with the Vancouver Canucks.

The team announced they’ve signed the Danish winger to a four-year extension. TSN’s Bob McKenzie reports the deal has a cap hit of $2.5 million, good for $10 million in all.

Hansen has been a steady player over his six seasons in Vancouver. Last year saw him break out a bit offensively putting up 27 points in 47 games including 10 goals. Two seasons ago saw him post career-highs in goals (16) and points (39).

He earned more time on ice and responsibilities last season, however, and is now one of their key players moving ahead.¬†Now he’s set up to play alongside a healthy Ryan Kesler, his opportunities to contribute more offense will be there.

Curiously enough, his deal matches the one Vancouver signed Chris Higgins to back in April.

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