Motte grabbed a two-year, $2.45 million contract from Vancouver on Friday, James Mirtle of The Athletic reports. Motte was limited to just 34 games this season due to injuries yet was decently productive when healthy, as he recorded four goals, four helpers and 38 shots. The natural center figures to slot into a bottom-six role, which will limit his fantasy value, but could push for more minutes if/when injuries pop up.
Motte posted an assist and two hits in Thursday's 4-0 win over the Golden Knights in Game 6. Motte set up Jake Virtanen's first-period tally, which was the only goal in the first 40 minutes. Motte made a splash with back-to-back two-goal outings versus the Blues, but he had been held off the scoresheet in his last five games. The fourth-line forward has five points, 58 hits and 29 shots on net through 16 playoff outings.
Motte scored twice on five shots and went plus-3 in Friday's 6-2 win over the Blues in Game 6. Motte's pair of goals answered third-period tallies by Jaden Schwartz to help the Canucks maintain a four-goal advantage. The 25-year-old Motte finished the first-round series with four goals in the last two games. He hadn't registered a point in his previous eight contests -- expect Motte to cool off in the second round.
Motte scored two goals in Wednesday's 4-3 win over the Blues in Game 5. His first tally was shorthanded. Motte challenged Alex Pietrangelo after the latter broke his stick on a point shot. Motte got around the veteran blueliner and scored on a breakaway. Late in the second period, Motte came with the puck in a board battle and struck again. His two tallies were his first points in nine postseason outings. The 25-year-old winger has added 31 hits, 11 shots and a minus-1 rating during the playoffs.
Motte lit the lamp in Saturday's loss to Toronto. Motte finished off a nice passing play and got the Canucks on the board. He's now up to four goals and four assists in 29 appearances. He's also racked up 97 hits in that span, averaging 3.34 hits per game.
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