LaDue added an assist over 23:07 of ice time Saturday in a 4-3 overtime exhibition loss to the Canucks at home.

Lauded for his hockey smarts on the back line, LaDue failed to get on the scoresheet in 22 games as a rookie last season, but he did have eight helpers and closed out the year in strong fashion by notching a point in three of the final four contests in which he participated. With the silver and black lacking depth on the blue line, it wouldn't be a surprise to see LaDue crack the Opening Night roster and blossom into a full-time NHLer.

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