Canucks, Podkolzin agree to two-year extension

Vancouver Canucks forward Vasily Podkolzin. (Darryl Dyck/CP)

Vasily Podkolzin, one of the Canucks’ most exciting young forwards, has re-upped with the team.

The Vancouver Canucks announced a two-year contract extension with Podkolzin on Thursday. The deal is worth $1 million per season.

Podkolzin, 22, has two points in 18 NHL games and 28 points in 44 AHL games this season, the final year on his entry-level contract.

“We are happy with how hard Vasily has worked on his game to try and become a more consistent player,” general manager Patrik Allvin said. “While there is still room for him to grow, starting the year in Abbotsford and working his way back up to Vancouver shows the type of commitment and dedication we want in all our players. Our group looks to forward to helping Vasily continue to improve and get better.”

The Canucks selected Podkolzin 10th overall in the 2019 NHL Draft. He has appeared in 136 NHL games over his career.

April 18, 2024

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Vasily Podkolzin
Right Wing
AGE: 23

SIGNED BY
Vancouver Canucks
LENGTH
2 yrs
CONTRACT TYPE
Contract Extension
SALARY CAP HIT
$1 million
TOTAL
$2 million

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