Vancouver Canucks sign forward Teddy Blueger to two-year deal

VANCOUVER — The Vancouver Canucks have signed a two-year deal with depth forward Teddy Blueger

The contract, announced by the team Wednesday, carries an average annual value of US$1.8 million.

The 29-year-old was set to become an unrestricted free agent, with the NHL's free agency period opening on Monday.

Blueger proved to be an important depth piece for Vancouver last year, chipping in with six goals and 22 assists across 68 regular-season games.

He signed a one-year, $1.9 million deal with the Canucks last July after winning a Stanley Cup with the Vegas Golden Knights.

The six-foot, 185-pound forward from Riga, Latvia also spent part of six seasons with the Pittsburgh Penguins, and has 41 goals and 85 assists in 336 NHL games.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published June 26, 2024.

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