Defenceman Frank Corrado has a new contract with the Vancouver Canucks. GM Jim Benning confirmed the deal this evening at the Summer Summit, an annual event for Canucks ticket holders.
Corrado and the Canucks agreed on a one-year, two-way contract worth $700,000.
The 22-year-old prospect will require waivers in order to be sent to the AHL next season, essentially guaranteeing him a spot in the NHL.
Corrado first made his Canucks debut two years ago as a 20-year-old and played in every game (all four of them) for Vancouver during the 2013 playoffs. Since then, Corrado has played primarily with the Utica Comets, appearing in just 25 NHL games.
The right-handed d-man will have plenty of competition for ice time this season, with eight NHL defencemen slated to be on the Canucks 23-man roster. Corrado’s main competition will be two other righties: Yannick Weber and Adam Clendening.
Corrado is a smooth skating puck-mover with the potential to become a top-4 defenceman. Next season will be his best chance to prove he belongs.