Ryan Kesler is saying goodbye to Vancouver.
The return to the Canucks is forward Nick Bonino, defenceman Luca Sbisa and the 24th overall pick in the 2014 NHL Draft. The teams will swap third-round picks once the deal goes through, according to TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun.
Kesler has spent his entire 10-year career with the Canucks and his entering the fifth year of a six-year deal worth an average annual value of $5 million.
The 29-year-old centre posted just 43 points (25 goals, 18 assists) in 77 games. He has scored 182 goals, 211 assists for 393 points in 655 career NHL games.
The two-time US Olympian had a career-high 41 goals in 2010-2011, winning the Frank J. Selke Trophy as the NHL's best defensive forward and playing a major part in leading the Canucks to the Stanley Cup Final - a seven-game loss to the Boston Bruins.