(Vancouver) The Vancouver Canucks have awarded veteran defenseman Travis Hamonic a one-season contract.
The team confirmed the news on Tuesday, saying the deal will earn Hamonic US $ 1.25 million.
On January 3, the Canucks invited Hamonic to their camp for a professional trial. However, the Manitoba-born athlete was required to complete a seven-day quarantine before participating in team activities.
Hamonic appeared in 50 games in the Calgary Flames uniform last season. He scored three goals and added nine assists, but opted to skip the playoffs for family reasons.
Claimed at 53e Ranked by the Islanders in 2008, Hamonic, a six-foot-two, 205-pound athlete, had 188 points, including 37 goals, 591 penalty minutes in 637 NHL games.
The Canucks kick off their season Wednesday night with a visit to the Edmonton Oilers.