Canucks bolster goaltending depth by signing Tolopilo to entry-level deal
The Vancouver Canucks agreed to terms with goaltender Nikita Tolopilo on a two-year, entry-level contract, the team announced Friday.
"We are excited to have agreed to terms with Nikita as we continue to build out our prospect pool and add to our organization's depth in goal," general manager Patrik Allvin said. "He provides a combination of tremendous size and skill and has developed well at the professional level the past two seasons in Sweden, serving as one of the more accomplished goaltenders in his league this year."
Tolopilo posted a .924 save percentage and a 2.10 goals-against average in 45 regular-season games for Sodertalje SK in HockeyAllsvenskan - the second-best professional league in Sweden.
The 22-year-old Belarusian netminder stands 6-foot-6 and 229 pounds.