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Canucks avoid arbitration with unsung hero Hansen

Posted on: July 28, 2011 3:25 pm
Edited on: July 28, 2011 4:00 pm
 

By Brian Stubits

You can cancel another arbitration hearing off the list as Jannik Hansen and the Canucks have reached an agreement. The team announced the deal is for three years.

That means we have yet to have a true arbitration hearing and there are only three names left: Shea Weber, Zach Parise and Blake Comeau. The closest was Chris Campoli, but that was expedited after the Blackhawks announced they would walk away from the award before the hearing was even held and the process served as a formality.

Hansen was drafted by the Canucks in the ninth round back in 2004. The 25-year-old Dane has played in the NHL in four seasons, with last being his first full year with the Canucks. In 82 games, he tallied nine goals with 20 assists. In the playoffs he added three goals and six assists (and one paddle to the face).

Hansen, the first Danish player to record a point in a playoff game, received the Fred J. Hume Award as the team's unsung hero from the Canucks' booster club. He was one of the Canucks' best defensive forwards.

The sides are surely glad to avoid arbitration. They went through it last year when the Hansen was awarded a one-year, one-way deal worth $850,000, which the Canucks obviously accepted.

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Since: Mar 26, 2011
Posted on: July 28, 2011 5:24 pm
 

Canucks avoid arbitration with unsung hero Hansen

3 Yrs, 4.05 mil or a cap hit of 1.35 per. Probably a good value signing for them, although I'd like a double digit goals if I'm paying more than 1 large/ year for a F.



Since: Jul 1, 2010
Posted on: July 28, 2011 5:08 pm
 

Canucks avoid arbitration with unsung hero Hansen

He really developed into a solid role player on the lower lines and PK.    Don't know the contract number but 3 years is good imo, assuming it's a good $ amount.    I don't think Gillis will regret this signing, I think he'll play much higher than his arbitration award would have been.


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