NHL News : Gudbranson sums up his time with Canucks says, “I'm not too proud of it.”

Gudbranson sums up his time with Canucks says, “I'm not too proud of it.”

Well… at least he’s self aware. All the best in PIT, Gudy.

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In case you missed it, the Vancouver Canucks traded embattled defenceman Erik Gudbranson to the Pittsburgh Penguins yesterday in exchange for forward Tanner Pearson.


It’s not exactly a secret that Canucks fans had soured on Gudbranson in the past calendar year. After a disappointing, injury marred campaign in 2017-18, Gudbranson was rewarded with a brand new three year deal worth $4 million per season. Expected to take a step forward in 2018-19, Gudbranson was somehow even worse than the year prior. At the time of his trade Gudbranson had a team worst -27 +/- stat and was being used mainly as a third pairing blue liner.

On his way out the door Gudbranson managed to speak with TSN 1040 radio and had a perfect summation of his tenure in Vancouver.

Check it out:



You know what? Gudbranson may have been a massively disappointing player in Vancouver, but he honestly was a great teammate and had a great attitude in what must have been a difficult time for him. Here’s hoping he finds success in Pittsburgh and can live up to his contract.

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Source: TSN 1040
Photo Credit: Zuma Press