Canucks re-sign free agent Tyler Motte to 2-year contract

Oct 9 2020, 9:49 am

Tyler Motte has signed a brand new two-year contract with the Vancouver Canucks.

The deal will carry a $1.225 million cap hit, keeping the 25-year-old at a relatively affordable number.

“Tyler is a hard-working, physical player” said Canucks GM Jim Benning. “He adds versatility to our line-up, reads the game well and plays an important match-up role for our group. We are pleased to have Tyler continue his career as a member of the Vancouver Canucks.”

A restricted free agent, there didn’t appear to be any worry about Motte returning to the team. The Canucks love him, and it’s not hard to see why.

An undersized fourth-line winger, Motte’s effort is never in question. He’s relied upon by head coach Travis Green on the penalty kill, and he came up big in the playoffs, scoring four postseason goals.

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