Canucks sign Garland to 5-year contract with $4.95M AAV

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The Vancouver Canucks signed newly acquired forward Conor Garland to a five-year contract with an average annual value of $4.95 million, the team announced Tuesday.

Garland joined the club as a restricted free agent last week in the blockbuster trade with the Arizona Coyotes that also included defenseman Oliver-Ekman Larsson.

"We're pleased to have reached a long-term deal with Conor today," said general manager Jim Benning. "He's a skilled young player, who plays hard, produces offensively, and will complement our top-six forward group."

Garland had 39 points in 49 games for Arizona last season.

The Canucks have approximately $20 million remaining in cap space after signing Garland and buying out netminder Braden Holtby earlier Tuesday, according to Cap Friendly.

Superstar RFA's Elias Pettersson and Quinn Hughes still need new contracts and will eat up a significant chunk of Vancouver's financial flexibility.

Canucks sign Garland to 5-year contract with $4.95M AAV
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