Canucks sign defenceman Philip Holm to entry-level deal

Roman Wick, left, of ZSC Lions, fights for the puck against Philip Holm, right, of Vaxjo Lakers during their Champions Hockey League quarter final ice hockey match between Switzerland's ZSC Zurich and Sweden's Vaxjo Lakers, at the Hallenstadion, in Zurich, Switzerland, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016. (Ennio Leanza/Keystone via AP)

The Vancouver Canucks have sign defenceman Philip Holm to a one-year entry-level contract, the team announced Friday.

Holm most recently won gold with Sweden at the world championships, following a season with the Vaxjo Lakers of the Swedish Hockey League.

“Philip is a mobile, two-way defenceman who adds depth to our blue line,” said Canucks general manager Jim Benning in a release. “He made strides in his development last season with Vaxjo and played a strong series with Sweden at the world championships. We’re pleased to welcome him to the Canucks organization.”

The left-shooting 25-year-old had four goals and 21 points in 52 games with the Lakers, and had the best plus/minus (+24) in the SHL.

May 26, 2017

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