Canucks sign prospect Rodin to three-year contract

 

 
 
 
 
The Vancouver Canucks have signed prospect Anton Rodin, shown here at 2009 training camp, to a three-year contract.
 

The Vancouver Canucks have signed prospect Anton Rodin, shown here at 2009 training camp, to a three-year contract.

Photograph by: File photo by Nick Procaylo, The Province

The Vancouver Canucks have signed Anton Rodin to a three-year contract, which was probably to be expected given the June 1 deadline that all teams seem to be responding to with this spate of signings. The good news is the Swedish prospect upon whom the team is so high continues to grow.

Rodin is now over six feet tall after reporting to the club's prospect camp last summer needing elevator shoes to reach his listed 5-foot-11. He looks like he might eventually be able to play at 190 pounds or more once he fills out.

The speedy forward had a good second half and decent playoff with his Swedish Elite League team, Brynas IF. Rodin was outstanding at the Canucks prospect camp last year, and at times for Sweden at times in the world junior tournament. Much of this past season did not work out for him, as he struggled for ice time before being sent down at the start of the Swedish season.

There's no word on where the team expects him to play next year, but perhaps a full year in the Elite League would do him as much good as playing in Manitoba. There's no doubt the Canucks would prefer he choose North America. Given he's not yet 20 years old, however, there is likely no wrong choice.

 
 
 
 
 
 

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The Vancouver Canucks have signed prospect Anton Rodin, shown here at 2009 training camp, to a three-year contract.
 

The Vancouver Canucks have signed prospect Anton Rodin, shown here at 2009 training camp, to a three-year contract.

Photograph by: File photo by Nick Procaylo, The Province

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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