Tyler Motte is Returning to the Vancouver Canucks

Tyler Motte

At the beginning of free agency, the Vancouver Canucks extended free agent forward Tyler Motte to a one-way, two-year contract worth $2,450,000 million, or $1,225,000 million per season. This contract carries him through the 2021-22 season.

Tyler Motte Re-signs With the Vancouver Canucks

The former Michigan man has spent four years in the National Hockey League. In that time, Motte has played for the Chicago Blackhawks, Columbus Blue Jackets, and the Vancouver Canucks. He has put up 22 goals and 16 assists for 38 career points in 187 career games. He was originally drafted in the fourth round, 121st overall of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft by the Blackhawks.

Last season he scored four goals and four assists for eight points. He also added ten minutes in penalties. His possession numbers this past season were quite subpar, despite playing only 34 games. With a 39.4 percent Corsi and a relative Corsi of -10.2, Motte seemed to struggle in the puck possession category.

Looking Towards the Future

With the Canucks re-signing Motte, they have brought back depth and sandpaper to their line-up. While Motte is not known for his offensive abilities, its the tenacity that sets him apart. Bring back Tyler Motte is another fantastic move by the Jim Benning and the Canucks. Motte is known to be more of a warrior on the ice in Vancouver. An unsung hero that never shy’s away from playing in the hard areas, no matter who the competition may be.

Now that the Canucks have Motte back in their line-up for the next two years. He adds an element to the line-up that is most valuable in playoffs and the ladder half of the season. With that being said, Motte doesn’t get the credit that is deserved but he provides Vancouver with grit that every team needs.