Canucks re-sign big blue-liner O’Brien, forwards Glass and Bolduc

VANCOUVER – The Vancouver Canucks signed defenceman Shane O’Brien and forwards Tanner Glass and Alexandre Bolduc to contract extensions, the club announced Monday.

O’Brien, 26, had two goals, six assists and 79 penalty minutes for the Canucks last season. The six-foot-three, 230-pound native of Port Hope, Ont., finished first among Canucks defencemen 112 hits and second with a plus-15 defensive rating.

In 299 NHL games, O’Brien has registered 55 points (eight goals 47 assists), 605 penalty minutes and a career plus-15 rating. O’Brien was originally selected by the Anaheim Ducks 250th overall in the 2003 NHL draft.

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Glass, 26, had four goals, seven assists and 165 penalty minutes in 67 games. The Regina native led all Canucks with 165 hits. The 6-1, 210-pound forward was originally selected by the Florida Panthers 265th overall in 2003.

Bolduc, 25, split last season with the Canucks and AHL’s Manitoba Moose. In 15 games with Vancouver, the Montreal native had no points and 13 penalty minutes.

He had three points and 20 penalty minutes in 13 games with the Moose. The 6-1 forward was originally selected by the St. Louis Blues 127th overall in 2003.