Report: Canucks expected to sign star prospect Pettersson after worlds
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The Vancouver Canucks are expected to sign top prospect Elias Pettersson following the World Championship, a source told Sportsnet's John Shannon.

Pettersson was suiting up for his native Sweden at the tournament, but his showing was cut short after he fractured his thumb in a game Sunday.

The Canucks drafted Pettersson fifth overall in the 2017 draft, though he went unsigned throughout his dominant season with Vaxjo in the Swedish Hockey League.

In 44 games, Pettersson led the league with 56 points, and was named SHL Rookie of the Year, MVP, and playoff MVP as a 19-year-old.

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