Canucks sign defenseman Filip Hronek to a long term deal
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Canucks sign defenseman Filip Hronek to a long term deal

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Trevor Connors

This just in, the Vancouver Canucks have re-signed pending RFA defenseman Filip Hronek to an eight year contract worth $7.25 million per season.

“Filip has fit in seamlessly on our blueline, giving us stability and strength on the right side,” said GM Patrik Allvin in a prepared statement. “His ability to skate, defend and create offence is exactly what you want from a top pairing defenceman. This season he has shown all of us his desire to compete and a willingness to be a leader on this hockey team. We look forward to seeing him continue to help elevate our group and for him to grow both on and off the ice.” 

The 26 year old Hronek played in 81 games for the Canucks this season, tallying a career-high 48 points (5-43-48), 38 penalty minutes and a +33 plus-minus rating. He ranked second amongst Canucks defenceman in scoring and fourth amongst all Canucks skaters in assists.

The Canucks acquired Hronek in a March 1st, 2023, trade with the Detroit Red Wings, picking up the blueliner and a 2023 fourth-round draft pick (Detroit) from the Red Wings in exchange for a 2023 conditional first-round draft pick (New York Islanders) and Vancouver’s own 2023 second-round draft pick.

Source: Vancouver Canucks