Canucks sign Brock Boeser to three-year contract

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The Vancouver Canucks have locked up forward Brock Boeser, signing the restricted free agent to a new three-year deal worth an average annual value of $6.65 million.

Boeser scored 23 goals and added 23 assists in 71 games for the Canucks in 2021-22. The 25-year-old has spent his entire career with Vancouver since being drafted in the first round (23rd overall) in 2015.

"We're very happy to have worked out a new deal for Brock. He is a very talented player and has been an effective goal scorer throughout his entire career," Canucks general manager Patrik Allvin said in a press release. "We look forward to seeing his game progress in the years to come.

"Now that his contract is in place for three seasons, Brock can shift his entire focus to his on-ice performance."

Boeser has played 324 regular-season games for Vancouver, recording 121 goals and 256 points. He was named a Calder Trophy finalist in 2018 after his rookie campaign, but lost to New York Islanders star Mathew Barzal.

Brock Boeser has a new deal with the Canucks. (Bob Frid-USA TODAY Sports)
Brock Boeser has a new deal with the Canucks. (Bob Frid-USA TODAY Sports)

The Minnesota native was going through a tough time emotionally last season due to his father's health issues. Boeser admitted his dad's battle with dementia, cancer and Parkinson's disease weighed on him and impacted his performance on the ice.

Boeser's father passed away in May at the age of 61.

The Canucks finished fifth in the NHL's Pacific Division last season with 92 points. They missed the playoffs for the second consecutive year and for the sixth time in the past seven seasons.

Vancouver fired head coach Travis Green after a disappointing start to 2021-22, replacing him with veteran bench boss Bruce Boudreau. The Canucks made a resurgence with Boudreau at the helm, posting a 32-15-10 record and missing out on the postseason by five points.

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