Canucks sign Jack Skille to 1-year, $700,000 contract

Oct 14 2016, 1:17 am

For the second year in a row, Jack Skille has won a job out of training camp while on a professional tryout. The Canucks made it official today, signing Skille to a one-year deal worth $700,000.

Last year it was with Colorado, where Skille won his way onto the Avalanche roster and appeared in 74 games, scoring 14 points (8-6-14).

While he didn’t light it up in preseason – he scored zero points and had just eight points in four games – he did enough to impress Canucks management to keep him in favour of Emerson Etem, who was lost on waivers today.

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Skille, now 29, is long removed from the player that was drafted seventh overall in 2005. At 6-foot-1, 216-pound winger from Madison, Wisconsin should provide size and strength as the team’s 13th forward.

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