The NHL free agent market opens on Friday, Oct. 9.
The Vancouver Canucks and forward Jake Virtanen have come to an agreement on a two-year contract with an average annual value of $2.5 million. Just when you thought Jake Virtanen‘s time might be done on the Vancouver Canucks roster, general manager Jim Benning signs him to a two-year deal worth a total of $5 million dollars. The two sides wanted to avoid arbitration and that is exactly what happened.
After all, the Canucks are suffering a salary cap crunch, with Benning admitting that he was going to try to shed salary. We’re going to just have to decide what players that we want to sign here going forward. And other players maybe can move on and recover draft picks.