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Lind inks Canucks deal

Dinner is on Kole Lind.

The 19-year-old Kelowna Rocket's forward has inked a three-year entry level contract with the Vancouver Canucks.

The deal was announced Thursday morning.

According to CapFriendly, the deal is worth $2.775 million, with a signing bonus of $92,500.

"Kole has had an outstanding season in Kelowna despite missing games due to illness and injury," said Canucks GM Jim Benning.

"We've been impressed not only with his high-end offensive skill but also in the way he battles, sees the ice and makes plays in the defensive end. We're excited for him to continue his development and provide further forward depth for our organization."  

The Canucks selected Lind in the second round, 33rd overall, in last year's NHL entry draft.

In his third full season with the Rockets, Lind leads the team in scoring with 35 goals and 50 assists in 51 games.

He also led the club in scoring a year ago, potting 30 goals and 57 assists in 70 games.



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