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The Vancouver Canucks and winger Brock Boeser agreed to a three-year extension worth $6.65 million per season, the team announced Friday.

“We’re very happy to have worked out a new deal for Brock,” Canucks general manager Patrik Allvin said. “He is a very talented player and has been an effective goal-scorer throughout his entire career. We look forward to seeing his game progress in the years to come.”

Boeser was set to become a restricted free agent after playing out the final season of a three-year contract that carried a $5.875-million cap hit.

His new deal includes a 10-team no-trade list in 2024-25, according to CapFriendly. The 25-year-old can reach unrestricted free agency at the end of that season.

Boeser put up 23 goals and 23 assists in 71 games this season. He matched his goal total from the shortened 2020-21 campaign in 15 fewer games, but he potted three fewer points in 2021-22.

The Minnesota product saw an uptick in production after Bruce Boudreau replaced Travis Green behind the bench in December.

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His 19 goals in 49 contests under Boudreau translates to a 32-goal pace over an 82-game season, which would be a career high. The closest he’s come to cracking the 30-goal plateau was in 2017-18 when he lit the lamp 29 times.

Drafted 23rd overall by the Canucks in 2015, Boeser was a finalist for the Calder Trophy in 2018. He has 121 goals and 135 assists in 324 career contests.

Vancouver Canucks forwards J.T. Miller and Brock Boeser are generating trade interest, and it appears the club is exploring its options.

“It seems like it’s open season for the Vancouver Canucks,” TSN’s Darren Dreger reported Tuesday. “It’s not a fire sale, so don’t misunderstand that, but we’re talking about J.T. Miller, and we’re talking about Brock Boeser.”

Dreger added that “there is strong market interest” in both players and that the Canucks are “interested in listening.”

Vancouver isn’t just seeking future assets in return if they trade Miller or Boeser, either.

“The Canucks aren’t just in the market for draft picks,” Dreger said. “They need good, young players – NHL players – in return.”

Miller is entering the final year of his contract with a $5.25-million cap hit before becoming an unrestricted free agent. The 29-year-old is coming off a career-best 99-point campaign.

The Canucks were rumored to be shopping Miller ahead of the 2022 trade deadline, but they ultimately kept the versatile forward. He’s excelled playing both center and wing in recent years.

Boeser, a winger, is a restricted free agent with a qualifying offer of $7.5 million. The 25-year-old sniper recorded 23 goals and 23 assists while playing a career-high 71 games last season. He’s averaged 30 goals and 35 assists per 82 games throughout his six-year career.

Vancouver projects to have $9.7 million in cap space this offseason, according to CapFriendly. They’re deep up front – especially with the recent addition of KHL star Andrei Kuzmenko – but they could use some help on defense.

Captain Bo Horvat, a 2023 UFA, and slick Swede Elias Pettersson, a 2024 RFA, are due for raises in the coming years. It may be difficult to keep all four of Miller, Boeser, Horvat, and Pettersson under the hard salary cap moving forward.

The Vancouver Canucks aren’t planning to let forward Brock Boeser walk away as an unrestricted free agent this summer, president of hockey operations Jim Rutherford told Sportsnet’s Iain MacIntyre.

Boeser is a pending restricted free agent. The Canucks must tender a one-year, $7.5-million qualifying offer to retain his rights, per CapFriendly. The 25-year-old will become an unrestricted free agent on July 13 if Vancouver doesn’t extend a qualifying offer to him, something Rutherford said won’t happen.

“No, we’re not going to let him walk,” Rutherford said. “We recognize he’s a good player. We can figure out a way to fit him in next season with him taking his qualifying offer. Everything gets tricky and difficult, but we can figure it out.”

The executive added that the team would prefer to sit with Boeser and his agent to work out a longer-term deal.

If Boeser rejects the qualifying offer, he’ll remain a restricted free agent, and the Canucks will retain his negotiating rights.

Boeser put up 23 goals and 23 assists in 71 games in 2021-22 while seeing a slight dip in ice time. However, he saw an uptick in production after Bruce Boudreau replaced Travis Green behind the bench on Dec. 5.

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Rutherford said the two sides hadn’t discussed a new contract recently as Boeser’s father died late last month after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease and cancer.

Boeser just wrapped up the final season of a three-year deal with an average annual value of $5.875 million.

The deadline for qualifying offers is July 11. The offers aren’t open for acceptance prior to July 13.

Vancouver Canucks winger Brock Boeser is out with an upper-body injury, the team announced Tuesday. No timeline was given for his recovery.

Boeser’s arm appeared to bend abnormally during Sunday’s game against the Vegas Golden Knights when he collided with teammate Elias Pettersson, who was trying to lay a hit on Ben Hutton.

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Boeser left the ice immediately but returned later in the game.

The 25-year-old recorded 19 goals and 19 assists in 64 games this season. He’s set to be a restricted free agent at season’s end with a qualifying offer of $7.5 million.

Vancouver Canucks star winger Brock Boeser is tired of being the subject of seemingly endless trade speculation.

While his club is spiraling through a 2-7-1 stretch and fans call for changes throughout the organization, Boeser said the rumors are getting old.

“Yeah, it does,” Boeser told The Athletic’s Thomas Drance prior to the Canucks’ 4-1 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday. “I had some people bring it to my attention yesterday a bit.

“I was confused. I think it’s just people looking for an answer out in the social media world with the team struggling, especially now. That’s part of it.”

Boeser is in the final year of a three-year, $17.625-million bridge deal signed in 2019, and he’ll be a restricted free agent this offseason. Vancouver drafted him in the first round in 2015, and the 24-year-old has recorded 218 points over 270 games.

If anything, Boeser believes he’s part of the solution going forward.

“I personally don’t think I’m going to get traded,” Boeser said. “I feel like I’m part of the core here and a big piece. That’s just how I feel.

“At the end of the day, I can’t worry about that stuff. I just have to go out and perform. It’s been a tough stretch for me personally, and obviously for the team. And I set high expectations for myself to go out there and produce and help the team win. Lately, it’s been tough.

Boeser is off to a slow start this season, with eight points through 17 contests.

Brock Boeser had two goals and an assist to help the Vancouver Canucks beat the Ottawa Senators 4-1 on Thursday night.

It was the third time in four nights that the Canucks (5-5-0) beat the Sens (1-6-1), completing a sweep of the three-game series.

Elias Pettersson scored and had an assist for Vancouver, while Tanner Pearson tallied a goal and Quinn Hughes chalked up two assists.

Ottawa’s lone goal came from Thomas Chabot, an unassisted goal 14:15 into the second period.

For the third game in a row, the Senators outshot the Canucks, this time by a margin of 36-to-25. Vancouver netminder Braden Holtby weathered the onslaught, making 35 saves.

At the other end of the ice, Matt Murray stopped 21-of-25 shots as Ottawa dropped its seventh game in a row.

NOTES: Tkachuk left the ice in a rage in the final minute after dropping the gloves with Vancouver’s Zack MacEwen. Both were given five-minute major penalties for fighting. Tkachuk continued having words with the Canucks bench as he headed for the dressing room, smacking the wall on his way down the tunnel. … Adam Gaudette replaced Jake Virtanen in the Canucks lineup. Virtanen was a healthy scratch. … Ottawa defenseman Josh Brown played his 100th regular-season game.


Vancouver Canucks general manager Jim Benning denied a report that circulated over the weekend indicating the club was exploring trading forward Brock Boeser.

“I have no intention of trading Brock Boeser. I haven’t had one conversation about that, so I don’t know where this stuff comes from,” Benning said Monday as the club officially opened training camp.

Boeser fielded a question on the rumor as well.

“I had a chat with Jim and he told me he hasn’t discussed trading me with anyone. I felt like that was very unnecessary by the media, especially the timing of it,” he said.

Boeser, 23, is in the first season of a three-year, $17.625-million contract he signed last summer. He’s battled injuries in each season of his professional career and managed to post 45 points in 57 games in 2019-20.

The Canucks open their qualifying-round series versus the Minnesota Wild on Aug. 2.

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Vancouver Canucks general manager Jim Benning said Tuesday that forward Brock Boeser will miss at least eight weeks with a rib cartilage fracture, according to Sportsnet’s Randip Janda.

The Canucks said Monday that Boeser is to be re-evaluated in three weeks.

Boeser is seeing a specialist later this week, and Benning is hopeful he could be back for the playoffs should the Canucks qualify, per TSN’s Farhan Lalji.

The Canucks landed fellow right-winger Tyler Toffoli from the Los Angeles Kings on Monday, which helps soften the blow of Boeser’s absence.

“I want to compete down the stretch here for a playoff spot,” Benning said. “Making this trade, that’s the message I wanted to send to our group going down the stretch here.”

Boeser tallied 16 goals and 45 points in 56 games this season.

The Canucks will also be without forwards Micheal Ferland and Josh Leivo for the rest of the season. Leivo was given a two-to-three month timeline in late December after fracturing his kneecap, but Benning didn’t rule out a return in the postseason.

Vancouver currently sits third in the Pacific Division with 69 points.

The Vancouver Canucks have signed restricted free-agent forward Brock Boeser to a three-year deal with an average annual value of $5.875 million, the team announced Monday.

Boeser is now signed with the Canucks through the 2021-22 campaign and will remain a restricted free agent when his deal expires.

“We’re very pleased to have Brock re-sign,” general manager Jim Benning said. “He’s a talented player, a key contributor to our offense, and an important part of our team’s future. We look forward to having Brock join the team in preparation for the upcoming season.”

Boeser, the 23rd overall selection in the 2015 NHL Draft, recorded 29- and 26-goal seasons in his first two full campaigns with the Canucks. He finished third in team scoring with 56 points in 69 contests in 2018-19.

The 22-year-old is the third high-profile restricted free agent to strike a new deal in the past two days. Travis Konecny inked a six-year pact with the Philadelphia Flyers earlier Monday, and defenseman Charlie McAvoy agreed to a three-year contract of his own with the Boston Bruins on Sunday.

Brock Boeser‘s agent, Ben Hankinson, is seeking a four-year contract with an average annual value of $7 million for his client, reports The Province’s Ben Kuzma.

The Vancouver Canucks forward is one of several high-profile restricted free agents who remain unsigned as NHL training camps draw near. 

Aside from Sebastian Aho, who inked a five-year, $42.27-million deal with Carolina after the Hurricanes matched an offer sheet from the Montreal Canadiens, San Jose Sharks forward Timo Meier is arguably the most significant RFA to come off the market so far. Meier signed a four-year, $24-million contract July 1 and, along with unsigned Winnipeg Jets restricted free agent Kyle Connor, has been used as a comparable in negotiations between Boeser’s camp and the Canucks.

“Those are some of the names we’ve used,” general manager Jim Benning said of Meier and Connor. “They (Boeser’s camp) have been reasonable and we’re continuing to talk to get to some common ground. I’m hopeful to get something done before camp, but we’re not there yet.”

While Meier’s $6-million AAV would be reasonable for the Canucks, Benning has no intention of handing out a similarly structured contract. The base salary in the final year of Meier’s contract is $10 million, setting him up for a $10-million qualifying offer as a restricted free agent when it expires. Boeser would also be an RFA after a four-year deal.

“That scares me a bit,” Benning said.

Vancouver prefers a salary structure more closely resembling that of Bo Horvat‘s contract, Kuzma adds. The Canucks pivot signed a six-year pact with an average annual value of $5.5 million shortly before training camp opened in 2017. Horvat’s deal does not include any signing bonuses and he’ll earn a base salary of just $4.45 million in the final year of the contract.

“We’re looking at all of our options and are talking what long and short deals look like,” Benning said.

Boeser, 22, scored 26 goals and added 30 assists in 69 games for the Canucks last season. Meier had 30 goals and 36 assists in 78 games, while Connor potted 34 tallies and 32 helpers in 82 contests.

The Canucks have just over $5 million in projected cap space with 24 players signed, according to CapFriendly. They could create additional cap space by placing Antoine Roussel on long-term injured reserve and optioning players to the minors.