Canucks Re-Assign Three To Manitoba
...Hansen, Reid, and Smith will re-join the AHL's Moose for their North Division Final Series Against the Hamilton Bulldogs
Vancouver, B.C. - Vancouver Canucks Senior Vice-President and General Manager Dave Nonis announced today that forwards Jannik Hansen, Brandon Reid, and Nathan Smith have all been re-assigned to the Manitoba Moose of the AHL.
Hansen, 21, has played in 10 Stanley Cup Playoff games with the Canucks this season, recording one assist (0-1-1) and four penalty minutes. The 6'1", 201 lbs. winger appeared in his first career NHL game in Round 1 of the 2007 Stanley Cup Playoffs on April 13th against the Dallas Stars, and recorded his first career NHL playoff point on April 15th against the Stars. The native of Herlev, Denmark has also appeared in 72 regular season games with the Manitoba Moose this season, registering 34 points (12-22-34) and 38 penalty minutes. Hansen was drafted 287th overall by Vancouver in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.
Smith, 25, has appeared in three Stanley Cup Playoff games with the Canucks this season in addition to one regular season game with Vancouver. The 6'2, 206 lbs. centre re-joins the Manitoba Moose where he has appeared in 72 regular season games, recording 40 points (19-21-40) and 76 penalty minutes. The Strathcona, Alberta-native was selected 23rd overall by Vancouver in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft.
Reid, 26, has played in one Stanley Cup Playoff game with the Canucks, registering one assist. The 5'9", 190 lbs centre also appeared in three regular season games with the Canucks this season. He returns to Manitoba where he has played in 53 regular season games with the Moose, registering 32 points (15-17-32) and 19 penalty minutes. He has also added two points (0-2-2) and two penalty minutes in four Calder Cup Playoff games with Manitoba. The Kirkland, Quebec-native was selected by Vancouver 208th overall in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft.