Bernier is now officially a Canuck and will likely get a good shot to play with the Sedin twins or on a newly formed line, centered by either Ryan Kesler or Kyle Wellwood. It's an exciting time for the Canucks, who have signed the big 6'3" winger, who has the potential to be a 20-goal scorer in the league.
|Henrik Sedin||Sami Salo||Roberto Luongo|
|Daniel Sedin||Mattias Ohlund||Curtis Sanford|
|Ryan Kesler||Alexander Edler|
|Taylor Pyatt||Willie Mitchell|
|Steve Bernier||Kevin Bieksa|
|Alexandre Burrows||Lukas Krajicek|
The addition of Bernier's deal to the equation, the Canucks now have 18 players signed on for next season at a cap hit of $40.8 million, just above the cap floor now. There is still $16.9 million left to fill five gaps with and they still have key restricted free agents to sign in Ryan Shannon and Rick Rypien, plus they likely have some of that space set aside for Mats Sundin.