Canucks sign NCAA standout Adam Gaudette to entry-level deal

Northeastern forward Adam Gaudette (8) hoists the Beanpot trophy after defeating Boston University. (Charles Krupa/AP)

The Vancouver Canucks‘ youth movement continues Monday with news that they’ve signed NCAA forward Adam Gaudette to a three-year, entry-level deal.

The 21-year-old just completed his junior year at Northeastern University, which came to an end Saturday with a loss to Michigan. He finished the regular season with an NCAA-leading 30 goals and 30 assists in 38 games, earning himself a spot among this year’s Hobey Bakey Award finalists.

“Adam has had a remarkable season and college career playing at Northeastern,” Canucks general manager Jim Benning said in the team’s press release. “He’s a very talented player and has shown an ability to score, make plays and contribute in all situations at the collegiate level. We’re excited to have him join our team and continue his development as a professional.”

According to Sportsnet’s John Shannon, fans will have to wait a little longer to see the 2015 second-round pick (149th overall) in action as he won’t be in the lineup for Tuesday’s matchup against the Anaheim Ducks.

March 26, 2018

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Adam Gaudette

SIGNED BY
Vancouver Canucks
LENGTH
3 yrs
CONTRACT TYPE
Entry-Level Deal
SALARY CAP HIT
$925,000
TOTAL
$2.775

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