The Vancouver Canucks have re-signed RFA forward Brock Boeser. The contract is a three-year deal which would carry him through the 2021-22 season. Dan Murphy of Sportsnet reported the term. The deal carries an AAV of 5.875.
It’s going to be a three year deal for Boeser. #canucks
— Dan Murphy (@sportsnetmurph) September 17, 2019
— Vancouver Canucks (@Canucks) September 17, 2019
Vancouver Canucks Re-sign Brock Boeser
In 69 games this season, Brock Boeser scored 26 goals and added 30 assists for 56 points. Over his career with the Vancouver Canucks, Boeser has recorded 59 goals and 57 assists for 116 points in 140 games. Boeser was originally drafted by the Vancouver Canucks in the first round, 23rd overall in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.
What This Means for the Future
Boeser is a huge part of the Canucks future so getting him under contract was one of the most important moves for general manager Jim Benning this off-season. Boeser has been the club’s leading goal-scorer over the past two seasons. He also finished just two goals behind rookie sensation Elias Pettersson this past season.
Boeser and Pettersson showed instant chemistry this season and the results on the ice were impeccable. Boeser played over 75% of his shifts with Pettersson this season, and in that time the two combined for 64 goals. Which is good for almost 30%. This, while both players missed time due to injuries. Had both players played the full season, there’s no reason to believe both players would not have hit the 30 goal plateau. As the two grow together, 40 goal seasons are a realistic goal.
Boeser is a pure sniper who has great puck skills and a lethal shot. He has an excellent one-timer as well as a hard and accurate wrist shot. He also has good hockey sense and solid playmaking abilities as well. These abilities make him a threat anytime he enters the offensive zone.
Brock Boeser along with Pettersson, Quinn Hughes, Bo Horvat and prospects Michael Dipietro and Olli Juolevi represent a solid young core moving forward for the Canucks. Their playoff drought (which is now at four years) looks to soon be coming to an end.