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Canucks sign forward Bill Sweatt to contract

VANCOUVER – The Vancouver Canucks signed forward Bill Sweatt to a contract on Thursday.

Sweatt, 21, led Colorado College in scoring in 2009-10, registering 33 points (15 goals, 18 assists) in 39 games. He has recorded 109 points (46-63) in 143 games in his collegiate career.

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The six-foot native of Elburn, Ill., won a bronze medal with the United States at the 2007 world junior championships.

He was named top forward at the IIHF under-18 world championships in 2006, collecting seven points and helping the Americans win gold.