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Canucks sign Matt Pettinger

Monday, 02.11.2009 / 2:18 PM / News
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Canucks sign Matt Pettinger

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Vancouver, B.C. – Vancouver Canucks President and General Manager Mike Gillis announced today that the team has signed free agent forward Matt Pettinger. In keeping with club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Pettinger, 29, recorded 15 points (8-7-15) and 24 penalty minutes in 59 games played with the Tampa Bay Lightning during the 2008.09 season. The 6’1”, 205 lbs. forward has played 413 career NHL games (64-56-120) recording 120 penalty minutes. Pettinger played 20 games with Vancouver in the 2007.08 season after being acquired at the NHL trade deadline from Washington and recorded six points (4-2-6) and 11 penalty minutes with the Canucks.

The Edmonton, Alberta native was drafted by Washington in the second round, 43rd overall in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft.

Career Regular Season Statistics
Season Team GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW S S%
1994-1995 Victoria Racquet Club-Minor-BC 55 52 48 100 41
1995-1996 Victoria Racquet Club-Minor-BC 60 80 65 145 45
1996-1997 Victoria Salsa-BCHL 49 22 14 36 31
1996-1997 Canada-U-17 4 2 1 3 4
1997-1998 Victoria Salsa-BCHL 55 22 20 42 56
1998-1999 University of Denver-WCHA 33 6 14 20 44
1998-1999 Canada-WJC-A 2 1 0 1 2
1999-2000 University of Denver-WCHA 19 2 6 8 49
1999-2000 Calgary Hitmen-WHL 27 14 6 20 41
1999-2000 Canada-WJC-A 7 4 0 4 4
2000-2001 Capitals 10 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 6 0.0
2000-2001 Portland Pirates-AHL 64 19 17 36 -8 92 6 3 0 154 12.3
2001-2002 Capitals 61 7 3 10 -8 44 1 0 1 73 9.6
2001-2002 Portland Pirates-AHL 9 3 3 6 -1 24 2 0 1
2002-2003 Capitals 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
2002-2003 Portland Pirates-AHL 69 14 13 27 -6 72 4 0 2 196 7.1
2003-2004 Capitals 71 7 5 12 -9 37 1 0 1 92 7.6
2004-2005 ZM Olimpija Ljubljana-Slovenia 1 0 1 1 0
2004-2005 ZM Olimpija Ljubljana-Interliga 7 2 4 6 41
2005-2006 Capitals 71 20 18 38 -2 39 4 5 2 134 14.9
2005-2006 Canada-WC-A 8 1 0 1 4
2006-2007 Capitals 64 16 16 32 -13 22 4 3 2 111 14.4
2007-2008 Capitals 56 2 5 7 -11 25 1 0 1 98 2.0
2007-2008 Canucks 20 4 2 6 0 11 0 0 2 29 13.8
2008-2009 Manitoba Moose-AHL 2 3 0 3 -1 0 2 0 0
2008-2009 Lightning 59 8 7 15 -14 24 2 0 1 82 9.8
NHL Totals 413 64 56 120 -58 204 13 8 10 625 10.2
Career Playoff Statistics
Season Team GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW S S%
1997-1998 Victoria Salsa-BCHL 7 5 1 6 8
1999-2000 Calgary Hitmen-WHL 11 2 6 8 30
2000-2001 Portland Pirates-AHL 2 0 0 0 4 0 0 0
2002-2003 Portland Pirates-AHL 3 0 2 2 1 2 0 0 0 4 0.0
2005-2006 Canada-WC-A 0 0 0.0