The Vancouver Canucks have added to their defensive depth, signing Guillaume Brisebois to a one-year, two-way contract. The 23-year-old from Longueuil, Que. spent last season with Vancouver's American Hockey League affiliate, the Utica Comets, registering 15 points (four goals, 11 assists) in 48 games.
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Oliver Ekman-Larsson never wanted to leave the Arizona Coyotes, but if they were hellbent on moving him, he was willing to help — to a degree. Arizona’s captain and his whopper of a contract was being discussed in trade rumors with the Coyotes needing to clear cap space. Reports then emerged that Ekman-Larsson, who has trade protection, said he’d only help facilitate a trade if it were to the Boston Bruins or Vancouver Canucks.