Thomas Vanek Finds Work In Vancouver

Austrian Thomas Vanek signed a one-year contract with the Vancouver Canucks, the west coast team announced on Friday.

Vanek, 33, will earn 2 million US dollars.

Last year, the sniper earned 48 points in 68 games with the Florida Panthers and the Detroit Red Wings.

In 888 games in the National Hockey League (NHL), he collected 333 goals and 364 assists.

Vanek won a first round draft pick in 2003 (5th overall) by the Buffalo Sabers, with seasons with the Florida Panthers, the Detroit Red Wings, the Minnesota Wild, the New York Rangers, the Montreal Canadiens and of the New York Islanders.

Wennberg in Columbus to stay

The Columbus Blue Jackets have reached a six-year deal with center Alexander Wennberg, GM Jarmo Kekalainen announced on Friday.

The amount of the pact was not disclosed.

Wennberg, 22, scored 13 goals and 46 assists in 80 games last season.

The Swede was a first round pick, 14th overall, of the Blue Jackets in the NHL Entry Draft in 2013.

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