Jul 4, 2014, 1:05 PM EDT
The Vancouver Canucks have re-signed defenseman Yannick Weber, crossing another restricted free agent off the list in the process.
The Canucks also announced the re-signing of forward Zack Kassian today, leaving new forward Linden Vey and steady d-man Chris Tanev as their two remaining RFAs.
Weber appeared in 49 games for the Canucks in 2013-14. The 25-year-old is a right shot who’s scored seven of his 11 career NHL goals on the power play. Defensively, however, he has room for improvement. His deal is reportedly worth $850,000.
Between Vey and Tanev, it’s likely Tanev’s contract will be the toughest to negotiate. The 24-year-old logged 20:44 per game last season, scoring six goals with 11 assists in 64 games. A favorite of former coach John Tortorella, Tanev finished with 136 blocked shots, tied with Alex Edler for the team lead.
No progress on Tanev contract, according to his agent.—
Jason Brough (@JasonPHT) July 04, 2014
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