Friday, Oct 1, 2021. 4:30 PM
The Vancouver Canucks will finally have settled their two priority files.
Our collaborator with The Athletic Pierre LeBrun reported Friday afternoon that the Canucks have come to an agreement with forward Elias Pettersson and defenseman Quinn Hugues. The contracts are not yet fully finalized, so the organization has yet to confirm the information.
LeBrun indicates, however, that Pettersson would have accepted a three-year pact worth $ 7.35 million annually (total of $ 22.05 million) and Hughes would have accepted $ 7.85 million annually for the next six years (total of $ 22.05 million). $ 47.1 million). General manager Jim Benning can therefore breathe a little after getting along with his two free agents with compensation.
The length of the contract was particularly an issue in the Pettersson clan, who will be 23 years old next November. The fifth pick in the 2017 draft saw his final season cut short due to injury, with 21 points in 26 games. He had finished his first two seasons in the National League with crops of 66 points.
For his part, Hughes has shown offensively at the Canucks’ blue line since entering the Bettman Tour with campaigns of 53 and 41 points. However, he posted a minus-24 differential at the end of the most recent campaign. The 21-year-old Hughes was selected seventh in the 2018 draft.