The Vancouver Canucks have officially signed Pavol Demitra on Thursday to a 2-year, $8 million deal. Demitra has spent the last couple seasons playing in Minnesota with stops in St. Louis and Los Angeles before that.
Last season, Demitra scored 15 goals and added 39 assists in 68 games for the Wild. He is known more now as a two-way player, which should fit the mould of head coach, Alain Vigneault, and does have decent spped and touch, which will be an asset for the Canucks.
The addition of Demitra now brings the Canucks total up to 19 players for $44.8 million. That leaves $12.9 million left, which is enough room to sneak Mats Sundin in, but not much more.
The Canucks also made a minor signing with defenseman, Rob Davison, who split last season between San Jose, Long Island and their AHL affiliates. He won't likely make the team out of camp, thanks to the team's depth, but he could be a key component, when injuries occur.