Canucks sign defenceman Luke Schenn to two-year deal

Tampa Bay Lightning defenceman Luke Schenn (2) congratulates centre Barclay Goodrow, right, along with defenceman Victor Hedman (77), center Yanni Gourde (37) and centre Blake Coleman (20) following Goodrow's goal during the third period in Game 1 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup second-round playoff series against the Carolina Hurricanes in Raleigh, N.C., Sunday, May 30, 2021. (Gerry Broome/AP)

The Vancouver Canucks added more depth to their blue line on Wednesday. According to Frank Seravalli, the club has signed Luke Schenn to a two-year, $1.7-million deal in free agency.

His new pact counts for $850,000 against the cap in each of the next two seasons.

Schenn, 31, is coming off back-to-back championships with the Tampa Bay Lighting, appearing in a combined 19 playoff games over the course of the club’s two Cup runs and contributing a goal and two assists.

This will be Schenn’s second stint in Vancouver — prior to signing with Tampa Bay ahead of the 2019-20 campaign, he suited up for 18 games with the Canucks during the 2018-19 campaign.

Earlier Wednesday, the Canucks re-signed fellow veteran d-man Travis Hamonic to a two-year, $6-million deal. Last week saw them acquire Oliver Ekman-Larsson from Arizona via trade, and Tuesday brought the departure of Nate Schmidt, who’s now Winnipeg-bound.

July 28, 2021


Luke Schenn

Vancouver Canucks
2 yrs
Free Agency
$1.7 million

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