Canucks sign Brock Boeser to three-year, US$17.6M deal
Vancouver Canucks' Brock Boeser, back, celebrates his goal against the Vegas Golden Knights with Sven Baertschi during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, B.C., on Nov. 16, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
VANCOUVER - The Vancouver Canucks have inked restricted free agent Brock Boeser to a three-year contract.
The team announced the 22-year-old right-winger's new deal on Monday, saying it carries an average annual value of $5.875 million.
Boeser missed training camp in Victoria over the weekend as negotiations continued.
The native of Burnsville, Minn., was the club's third-leading scorer last season with 26 goals and 30 assists in 69 games.
Originally picked 23rd overall by Vancouver in the 2015 draft, Boeser was an NHL All-Star Game MVP in 2018 and a finalist for the Calder Trophy in the same season, despite a broken back cutting short his rookie campaign.
The Canucks opened their pre-season schedule Monday night against the Calgary Flames Monday in Victoria and will host the Edmonton Oilers in Vancouver on Tuesday.