Canucks don’t extend qualifying offer to Derrick Pouliot


Derrick Pouliot (5) will become a UFA July 1. (Jonathan Hayward/CP)

The Vancouver Canucks did not extend a qualifying offer to defenceman Derrick Pouliot Monday, meaning he will become an unrestricted free agent on July 1.

Although he did not receive a qualifying offer, Sportsnet 650’s Rick Dhaliwal reports the Canucks are discussing a one-year deal with Pouliot to potentially bring him back.

Pouliot, 24, scored three goals and added 19 assists for Vancouver in 2017-18.

Vancouver extended qualifying offers to Sven Baertschi, Troy Stecher and Jake Virtanen. Cole Cassels, Anton Cederholm, Griffen Molino and Mackenze Stewart were the others who were not given offers.

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