Vancouver Canucks Sign Free-Agent Defenseman to PTO

The Vancouver Canucks are trying to round out their training camp roster and have decided to bring in free-agent defenseman Danny DeKeyser on a PTO.

The professional tryout gives DeKeyser a chance to crack the Canucks lineup without any commitment from either side. The stay-at-home defenseman spent the last decade with the Detroit Red Wings where last season he averaged 18:30 of ice-time a night, meanwhile chipped in with 11 assists in 59 contests.

The 6-foot-3 blueliner will have every chance to make the Canucks as they have limited depth on their back end. He'll be battling it out with the likes of Travis Dermott, Kyle Burroughs, and potentially Tucker Poolman, depending on health.

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