Vancouver Canucks Sign Tanner Pearson to Contract Extension

Tanner Pearson isn't going anywhere as the forward has signed a three-year contract extension with the Vancouver Canucks that sees him paid $3.25 million per season.

Pearson recently suffered an injury and talks escalated quickly that he now wouldn't be traded by the Canucks and the team would consider signing him to an extension. Turns out that was the case and the team is happy to keep the 28-year-old on the fold. His new deal is actually a pay cut for Pearson as he's been struggling this season to find the back of the net. So far in 33 games he's managed 11 points, including scoring only six times.

Pearson's best season came in 2019-20 when he tallied 45 points in 69 games. He also chipped in with 8 points in 17 playoff games for the Canucks last season and the team is hopeful they can find their way back to the postseason in 2021-22.

One things for sure, Pearson will be included in their mix and general manager Jim Benning now turns his attention to getting Quinn Hughes and Elias Pettersson signed to long-term extensions.

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