Leivo signed a one-year, $1.5 million contract with the Canucks on Friday. Leivo finally broke out in 2018-19 after failing to secure a regular role with the Maple Leafs during his first five seasons in the league, setting career highs in goals (14), points (24), shots on goal (151) and games played (76). The 26-year-old will likely slot into a middle-six role for the Canucks in 2019-20, and could crack the 30-point threshold if he's able to hang onto a spot on Vancouver's second power-play unit.
The Canucks sent Leivo a qualifying offer Tuesday. Leivo was a solid middle-six option for the Canucks after joining the team via a trade with the Maple Leafs in December, picking up 10 goals and 18 points while posting a plus-4 rating in 49 games. He'll probably have a reduced role in 2019-20, but he could still threaten the 35-point mark if he's able to stay healthy.
Leivo (illness) scored a goal and added an assist in Tuesday's 5-4 loss to the Ducks. He fired three shots on goal. Leivo has 10 goals and 18 points in 44 games with the Canucks after being offloaded by the Toronto Maple Leafs earlier in the season. Overall, he's gathered 24 points in 71 appearances.
Leivo (illness) is expected to play Tuesday night against the Ducks, per Brend Batchelor of Sportsnet650 reports. Leivo missed Sunday's 5-0 loss to the Blue Jackets, but he's expected back against the Ducks in a second-line capacity with phenoms Elias Pettersson and Brock Boeser. The former has compiled a career-high nine goals and 16 points -- including four on the man advantage -- over 43 games this season.
Leivo picked up a power-play assist in Wednesday's 4-1 win over the Rangers. Leivo played a whopping 9:40 on the power play. The Canucks had a couple of five-minute major power plays, hence the abnormally high minutes. Leivo made sure to capitalize on the opportunity, picking up his 16th point in 38 games as a member of the blue and green.
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