Saturday, July 21, 2018
Morning Fringe Signings (Jul 21)
On Friday afternoon, the Vancouver Canucks avoided arbitration with defenseman Troy Stecher, signing him to a 2-year, $4.65 million deal. The 24-year old played in 68 games for the Canucks last season, scoring 1 goal and 11 points, which was a ways off from being pool worthy, 168th among all defensemen in scoring, but a leg injury at the start of the season cost him all of the 14 games missed, so he wasn't able to hit his stride early on in the year.
Stecher has shown some pretty good promise over the last couple of seasons and did make an appearance in the hockey pool last season, so he is considered to be on people's radar. Maybe a solid 2019 season will firmly plant him on the map.