Canucks sign goaltender Nikita Tolopilo to entry-level contract

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VANCOUVER — The Vancouver Canucks have signed goalie prospect Nikita Tolopilo to a two-year, entry-level contract.

Tolopilo, a 22-year-old from Minsk, Belarus, had a .924 save percentage, a 2.10 goals-against average and four shutouts in 45 regular-season games with Sodertalje SK of Sweden's second-tier league this season — his second with the club.

Before heading to Sweden, the six-foot-six, 229-pound Tolopilo played in nine Kontinental Hockey League games for Dinamo Minsk, posting a 2-5 record.

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Tolopilo has represented Belarus at both the under-18 and under-20 levels.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published March 31, 2023.

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