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Canucks sign defencemen Yann Sauve, Lee Sweatt, and Chris Tanev

Mike Gillis adds three d-men to the system.

Monday, 31.05.2010 / 12:30 PM / News
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Canucks sign defencemen Yann Sauve, Lee Sweatt, and Chris Tanev

Vancouver, B.C. – Vancouver Canucks President & General Manager Mike Gillis announced today that the Canucks have signed 2008 draft pick Yann Sauve and free agents Lee Sweatt and Chris Tanev. In keeping with club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Sauve, 20, appeared in 61 games with the Saint John Sea Dogs in 2009-10, recording 36 points (7-29-36), +42 and 65 penalty minutes. During the 2009-10 campaign, he was named the QMJHL Scholastic Player of the Month in November 2009, the defensive player of the week (Oct. 19-25) and was a member of the QMJHL Team in the 2009 Subway Super Series between Canada and Russia. Sauve now holds the franchise record for most games played in a career with the Sea Dogs, appearing in 251 over the span of four seasons. Sauve also appeared in 21 playoff games in 2010, collecting 15 points (5-10-15) and 36 penalty minutes

Sweatt, 24, split the 2009-10 season between Riga Dynamo (KHL) and TPS Turku (FNL). With the Dynamo, the Elburn, Illinois native recorded seven points (2-5-7) and 18 penalty minutes in 37 games. He also collected 16 points (9-7-16) and eight penalty minutes in 21 games with TPS Turku.

Tanev, 20, spent the 2009-10 season with the Rochester Institute of Technology, notching 28 points (10-18-28) and four penalty minutes in 41 games. He also led his team in plus/minus (+34)

Sauve's Career Regular Season Statistics
Season Team GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW S S%
2005-2006 Chateauguay Patriotes-QAAA 42 14 15 29 63
2006-2007 Saint John Sea Dogs-QMJHL 60 2 13 15 -25 75 1 0 0
2006-2007 Canada-WJ18-A 6 0 1 1 4
2007-2008 Saint John Sea Dogs-QMJHL 69 6 15 21 1 92 1 0
Sweatt's Career Regular Season Statistics
Season Team GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW S S%
2002-03 Chicago Steel - USHL 58 6 9 15   25          
2003-04 Colorado College - NCAA 37 4 12 16   20          
2004-05 Colorado College - NCAA 41 3 24 27   34          
2005-06 Colorado College - NCAA 41 5 16 21   36          
2006-07 Colorado College - NCAA 37 9 15 24   51          
2006-07 San Antonio Rampage - AHL 11 0 1 1   8          
2007-08 TPS Turku - FNL 56 15 18 33   42          
2008-09 Salzburg EC - Aust 52 10 26 36   99          
2009-10 Riga Dynamo - KHL 37 2 5 7   18          
2009-10 TPS Turku - FNL 21 9 7 16   8          
Tanev's Career Regular Season Statistics
Season Team GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW S S%
2006-07 Durham Fury - OPJHL 40 0 9 9   8          
2007-08 Markham Waxers - OPJHL 26 1 9 10   12          
2007-08 Durham Fury - OPJHL 19 1 6 7   12          
2007-08 Stouffville Spirit - OPJHL 4 0 0 0   0          
2008-09 Markham Waxers - OJHL 50 4 37 41   33          
2009-10 R.I.T. - NCAA 41 10 18 28   4