Canucks re-sign Filip Hronek to eight-year, $58M contract

Vancouver Canucks General Manager Patrik Allvin talks with the media about re-signing defenceman Filip Hronek to an eight-year extension, why it was important to get the deal done, and how the Canucks arrived at the decision.

The Vancouver Canucks have re-upped with defenceman Filip Hronek.

The two sides agreed to an eight-year, $58-million contract on Tuesday, general manager Patrik Allvin announced. Hronek, 26, was a restricted free agent.

“Filip has fit in seamlessly on our blueline, giving us stability and strength on the right side,” Allvin said in a statement. “His ability to skate, defend and create offence is exactly what you want from a top pairing defenceman. This season he has shown all of us his desire to compete and a willingness to be a leader on this hockey team. We look forward to seeing him continue to help elevate our group and for him to grow both on and off the ice.” 

Hronek, whose contract will have an average annual value of $7.25 million, had a career-high 48 points (five goals, 43 assists in 81 games) for the Canucks last season. He was held to one goal and one assist in 13 playoff games.

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The Canucks acquired Hronek in a March 2023 trade with the Detroit Red Wings, picking up the blue-liner and a 2023 fourth-round pick in exchange for a 2023 conditional first-round pick (New York Islanders) and Vancouver’s own 2023 second-round pick.

The six-foot Czech native has 35 goals and 170 assists for 205 points in 390 career regular-season games with the Canucks and Red Wings.

The Red Wings selected Hronek in the second round (53rd overall) of the 2016 NHL Draft.

Hronek has represented Czechia four times at the world championship and twice at the world juniors. He was named top defenceman at the 2019 world championship and helped Czechia capture bronze at the 2022 worlds.

June 18, 2024

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Filip Hronek
Defense
AGE: 26

SIGNED BY
Vancouver Canucks
LENGTH
8 yrs
CONTRACT TYPE
Re-signing
SALARY CAP HIT
$7.25 million
TOTAL
$58 million

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