Vancouver Canucks Re-Sign Teddy Blueger

The Vancouver Canucks are keeping one of their bottom-six forwards around, as they have re-signed Teddy Blueger to a two-year, $3.6 million contract ($1.8 million AAV).

Blueger was set to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1, but the Canucks have now avoided this from happening by getting him locked up to this two-year pact. Interestingly, they are also getting him at a cheaper cap hit, as he made $1.9 million this past season. 

Blueger quietly had a solid season with the Canucks in 2023-24, as he posted six goals to go along with 28 points and a plus-4 rating. Overall, he provided strong secondary production in the bottom half of the Canucks' lineup and will now look to continue to do so while on this new deal.

Blueger is good player to keep around, as he not only can provide decent offense but also plays a steady defensive game and can kill penalties. In addition, he possesses great versatility, being able to play all three forward positions. 

We will now need to wait and see what other soon-to-be UFAs the Canucks get re-signed before July 1. Some players who they run the risk of losing to free agency still include Elias Lindholm, Nikita Zadorov, Dakota Joshua, Tyler Myers, and Ian Cole.

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