Canucks sign Travis Hamonic to 1-year contract on eve of season opener

Jan 12 2021, 11:42 pm

It’s official.

After adding Travis Hamonic to their training camp roster on a pro tryout last week, the Vancouver Canucks have signed the 30-year-old defenceman to a one-year contract worth $1.25 million.

Hamonic practiced with his new teammates for the first time on Monday, after going through a seven-day quarantine following his arrival from Winnipeg. The St. Malo, Manitoba native has 637 career games of NHL experience, notching 188 points (37-151-188) for the New York Islanders and Calgary Flames.

Hamonic hasn’t played since February 8 of last season, but figures to start the season paired with Quinn Hughes. The 6-foot-2, 205-pound blueliner will provide defensive responsibility and toughness, something Vancouver’s back end is in need of. He’ll also be relied upon heavily on the penalty kill.

The Canucks begin the season tomorrow in Edmonton (7 pm PT on Sportsnet).

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