Canucks sign D McGillis to tryout

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (Ticker)—The Vancouver Canucks on Thursday signed veteran defenseman Dan McGillis to a tryout contract.

McGillis, 35, did not play in the NHL last season. The Hawkesbury, Ontario native appeared in 27 games for the New Jersey Devils during the 2005-06 campaign, recording six assists.

In 634 career games with the Edmonton Oilers, Philadelphia Flyers, San Jose Sharks, Boston Bruins and Devils, McGillis has registered 56 goals, 238 points and 570 penalty minutes.

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Updated Thursday, Sep 20, 2007