Vancouver Canucks transactions

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Vancouver Canucks logo Gilbert Brule
Gilbert Brule
2019-03-12
Signed D Josh Teves to an entry-level contract.
2019-03-12
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2019-03-10
Signed D Quinn Hughes to a three-year, entry-level contract.
2019-03-10
Vancouver Canucks logo Jake Virtanen
Jake Virtanen
2019-03-09
Activated RW Jake Virtanen from injured reserve.
2019-03-09
Vancouver Canucks logo Guillaume Brisebois Recalled D Guillaume Brisebois from Utica (AHL). 2019-03-06
Vancouver Canucks logo Guillaume Brisebois Assigned D Guillaume Brisebois to Utica (AHL). 2019-02-28
Vancouver Canucks logo Alexander Edler
Alexander Edler
2019-02-28
Activated D Alexander Edler from injured reserve.
2019-02-28
Vancouver Canucks logo Guillaume Brisebois Recalled D Guillaume Brisebois from Utica (AHL). 2019-02-26
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2019-02-25
TRADE ANALYSIS
San Jose Sharks acquired Jonathan Dahlen from Vancouver Canucks for Linus Karlsson
2019-02-25
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2019-02-25
TRADE ANALYSIS
Vancouver Canucks acquired Tanner Pearson from Pittsburgh Penguins for Erik Gudbranson
2019-02-25
Vancouver Canucks logo Thatcher Demko
Thatcher Demko
2019-02-25
Activated G Thatcher Demko from injured reserve.
2019-02-25
Vancouver Canucks logo Zack MacEwen
Zack MacEwen
2019-02-25
Assigned C Zack MacEwen to Utica (AHL).
2019-02-25
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2019-02-25
Assigned G Marek Mazanec to Utica (AHL).
2019-02-25
Vancouver Canucks logo Ashton Sautner
Ashton Sautner
2019-02-19
Recalled D Ashton Sautner from Utica (AHL).
2019-02-19
Vancouver Canucks logo Michael Leighton Signed G Michael Leighton to a one-year, two-way contract. 2019-02-19
Vancouver Canucks logo Guillaume Brisebois Assigned D Guillaume Brisebois to Utica (AHL). 2019-02-18
Vancouver Canucks logo Ryan Spooner
Ryan Spooner
2019-02-17
Recalled LW Ryan Spooner from Springfield (AHL).
2019-02-17
Vancouver Canucks logo Jake Virtanen
Jake Virtanen
2019-02-16
Placed RW Jake Virtanen on IR.
2019-02-16
Vancouver Canucks logo Sam Gagner
Sam Gagner
2019-02-16
Edmonton Oilers Acquired C Sam Gagner from the Vancouver Canucks for C Ryan Spooner.
2019-02-16
Vancouver Canucks logo Luke Schenn
Luke Schenn
2019-02-15
Recalled D Luke Schenn from Utica (AHL).
2019-02-15
Vancouver Canucks logo Michael Dipietro Assigned G Michael Dipietro to Ottawa (OHL). 2019-02-13
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2019-02-13
Recalled G Marek Mazanec from Hartford (AHL).
2019-02-13
Vancouver Canucks logo Adam Gaudette
Adam Gaudette
2019-02-12
Recalled C Adam Gaudette from Utica (AHL).
2019-02-12
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2019-02-12
Acquired G Marek Mazanec from the New York Rangers for 2020 seventh-round draft pick.
2019-02-12
Vancouver Canucks logo Zack MacEwen
Zack MacEwen
2019-02-10
Recalled C Zack MacEwen from Utica (AHL).
2019-02-10
Vancouver Canucks logo Guillaume Brisebois Recalled D Guillaume Brisebois from Utica (AHL). 2019-02-05
Vancouver Canucks logo Alexander Edler
Alexander Edler
2019-02-05
Placed D Alexander Edler on IR.
2019-02-05
Vancouver Canucks logo Sven Baertschi
Sven Baertschi
2019-02-05
Placed LW Sven Baertschi on IR.
2019-02-05
Vancouver Canucks logo Michael Dipietro Recalled G Michael Dipietro from Ottawa (AHL). 2019-02-05
Vancouver Canucks logo Elias Pettersson Activated C Elias Pettersson from injured reserve. 2019-01-20
Vancouver Canucks logo Tanner Kero
Tanner Kero
2019-01-20
Assigned C Tanner Kero to Utica (AHL).
2019-01-20
Vancouver Canucks logo Tanner Kero
Tanner Kero
2019-01-17
Recalled C Tanner Kero from Utica (AHL).
2019-01-17
Vancouver Canucks logo Josh Leivo
Josh Leivo
2019-01-13
Activated LW Josh Leivo from injured reserve.
2019-01-13
Vancouver Canucks logo Adam Gaudette
Adam Gaudette
2019-01-13
Assigned C Adam Gaudette to Utica (AHL).
2019-01-13
Vancouver Canucks logo Adam Gaudette
Adam Gaudette
2019-01-08
Recalled C Adam Gaudette from Utica (AHL).
2019-01-08
Vancouver Canucks logo Thatcher Demko
Thatcher Demko
2019-01-04
Recalled G Thatcher Demko from Utica (AHL).
2019-01-04
Vancouver Canucks logo Mike McKenna
Mike McKenna
2019-01-04
Philadelphia Flyers Acquired G Mike McKenna off waivers from the Vancouver Canucks.
2019-01-04
Vancouver Canucks logo Josh Leivo
Josh Leivo
2019-01-03
Placed LW Josh Leivo on IR.
2019-01-03
Vancouver Canucks logo Thatcher Demko
Thatcher Demko
2019-01-03
Recalled G Thatcher Demko from Utica (AHL).
2019-01-03
Vancouver Canucks logo Mike McKenna
Mike McKenna
2019-01-03
Waived G Mike McKenna.
2019-01-03
Vancouver Canucks logo Tom Pyatt
Tom Pyatt
2019-01-02
Assigned LW Tom Pyatt to Utica (AHL).
2019-01-02
Vancouver Canucks logo Mike McKenna
Mike McKenna
2019-01-02
Acquired G Mike McKenna, LW Tom Pyatt and a 2019 sixth-round draft pick from the Ottawa Senators for G Anders Nilsson and RW Darren Archibald.
2019-01-02
Vancouver Canucks logo Sven Baertschi
Sven Baertschi
2018-12-29
Activated LW Sven Baertschi from injured reserve.
2018-12-29
Vancouver Canucks logo Sam Gagner
Sam Gagner
2018-12-04
Assigned C Sam Gagner to Toronto (AHL).
2018-12-04
Vancouver Canucks logo Josh Leivo
Josh Leivo
2018-12-03
Acquired LW Josh Leivo from the Toronto Maple Leafs for Michael Carcone.
2018-12-03
Vancouver Canucks logo Brendan Leipsic
Brendan Leipsic
2018-12-03
Los Angeles Kings Acquired LW Brendan Leipsic off waivers from the Vancouver Canucks.
2018-12-03
Vancouver Canucks logo Brendan Leipsic
Brendan Leipsic
2018-12-02
Waived LW Brendan Leipsic.
2018-12-02
Vancouver Canucks logo Reid Boucher
Reid Boucher
2018-11-27
Assigned C Reid Boucher to Utica (AHL).
2018-11-27
Vancouver Canucks logo Darren Archibald Assigned RW Darren Archibald to Utica (AHL). 2018-11-26
Vancouver Canucks logo Antoine Roussel
Antoine Roussel
2018-11-24
NHL fined LW Antoine Roussel $5,000 for biting an opponent.
2018-11-24
Vancouver Canucks logo Brendan Gaunce
Brendan Gaunce
2018-11-22
Assigned C Brendan Gaunce to Utica (AHL).
2018-11-22

Trades

NHL player transactions include the exchange of players, prospects, and draft picks among teams. Teams only have until the trade deadline, which tends to fall on the last week of February or the first week of March. The trade deadline for the current season is Monday, February 26, 2018.

Signings, Terminations & Injury Designations

Other ways the players on a team are impacted are through signings, terminations, and injury designations.

Free agents

Players who are free agents have no contract and are able to sign with any club. Previously, players could have unrestricted free agency if they were 31 years old or over. After the CBA came out of the lockout in 2005, the rules changed. Now, players aged 27 and over, as well as those with at least seven years in the NHL with expired contracts, can become unrestricted free agents. Plus, players aged 22 years and over who are not selected in the NHL Draft can sign with any team as a free agent.

Unrestricted free agents can start negotiating and signing contracts with any team after July 1 of each year. Before, teams were awarded with draft picks as compensation when they lost unrestricted free agents. Since 2004, there has been no compensation.

Buyouts

Buyouts occur when teams buy a player at the end of a season for the remainder of the player’s contract. This impacts both pay and cap hit. For players under the age of 26, pay and cap hit are reduced by two-thirds. For players aged 26 to 35, pay and cap hit are reduced by one-third. Finally, for players over the age of 35, pay is reduced by one-third but cap hit is not reduced. In addition, the new team pays over twice the period of the remaining contract.

Injured Reserve List

Players who are injured, disabled, or sick and unable to play for at least seven days cannot be bought out. Instead, their teams may place them on the Injured Reserve List. A club can only put a player on the Injured Reserve List if the player had previously passed the initial physical examination of the season. The team can then replace the player on its NHL roster with someone else.

Assigning Players to the Minors & Call-Ups

If a player has already participated in a defined number of games or he has played in a certain number of seasons since the signing of the original contract, the player must be available to all NHL teams before he is assigned to the minors. This is called 'clearing waivers,' and it means that other NHL teams can 'claim' the player from the 'waiver wire,' meaning they assume the contract, and provide only a small financial compensation to the team from which the player originated. When players clear waivers, their teams have the right to loan them to a minor affiliate, typically an AHL team, or they can choose to keep them in their club. Once cleared, players don't need to do it again for the lesser of either 30 cumulative days on the roster, or until they've played in 10 games in the NHL.

Players can also rise from the minors to an NHL team. This is known as a call-up. Players may be called up due to an injury or suspension of another player, or a team can use a regular call-up of minor league affiliates who are yet to sign a contract.

The AHL

The AHL, or American Hockey League, is the primary development league for the NHL. The AHL is currently made up of 30 teams. Since there are currently 31 NHL teams, 3 NHL Teams are sharing 2 AHL teams. There are plans for the AHL to expand to 31 teams, so that each NHL team can once again have their own exclusive affiliate.

The ECHL

The ECHL (previously the East Coast Hockey League) is a mid-level league with teams from across the U.S. and Canada. It is the only other league (along with the AHL) to which all players with entry-level NHL contracts must report.

Roster Limits

Each team in the NHL has a roster limit of:

  • 50 players on contract
  • 20 players on “dressed list” for games
  • 23 players on the active NHL roster
  • 90 players on the reserve list

Players in the AHL and ECHL are part of the 50 contract limit but don’t contribute to the 23 active roster limit.

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