Skip to main content

Vancouver Canucks sign Niagara IceDogs centre Alex Friesen to contract

VANCOUVER - The Vancouver Canucks signed centre Alex Friesen to a three-year entry-level contract on Wednesday.

The 21-year-old forward had 71 points (26 goals, 45 assists) and 106 penalty minutes in 62 games with the Ontario Hockey League's Niagara IceDogs this season.

The five-foot-10, 189-pound native of Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont., was drafted by Vancouver in the sixth round (No. 172 overall) of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.

TOP HEADLINES

USATSI_12694039

Will Bergeron and DeBrusk Return to the Bruins?

The Boston Bruins' first-round elimination by the Carolina Hurricanes leaves general manager Don Sweeney facing some interesting off-season decisions.

2022 IIHF World Championship

Men's World Championship Roundup: Tight Games Aplenty

Sweden and Switzerland are still looking strong, while Norway and France both scored big wins, in Wednesday's World Championship action in Finland.

Screenshot_1
Play

From the Archives: The Magic Elixir That Amazed the Rangers

Since there was nothing in the National Hockey League's 1950-51 rulebook that forbade the Rangers from drinking a "magic elixir" to gain a playoff berth, the Blueshirts did sip -- and sip and sip.