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Canucks get their man

The Vancouver Canucks have inked 19 year old forward Elias Pettersson to a three-year entry-level contract.

General Manager Jim Benning made the announcement.

"Elias is a talented offensive player with tremendous vision and skill," said General Manager Jim Benning. "Like most Canucks fans we watched with excitement the incredible season he had in Sweden. This is an important offseason of training and development for Elias and we expect him to be ready to challenge for a roster spot in training camp."

Pettersson, 19, recently completed his first season with Vaxjo HC, leading the Swedish Hockey league in both regular season and playoff scoring.
Pettersson's team also won the SHL's Championship and he was named Rookie of the Year, Best Forward, MVP and Playoff MVP.

Pettersson was drafted by Vancouver in the first round, fifth overall, at the 2017 NHL Entry Draft.



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