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Vancouver Canucks sign defenceman Dan Hamhuis to six-year deal

Hamhuis, 27, recorded 24 points (5-19-24) in 78 games with the Nashville Predators in 2009.10. In six playoff games he registered two assists.

Thursday, 01.07.2010 / 4:16 PM / News
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Vancouver Canucks sign defenceman Dan Hamhuis to six-year deal

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Vancouver, B.C. - Vancouver Canucks President & General Manager Mike Gillis announced today that the Canucks have signed defenceman Dan Hamhuis to a six-year deal. In keeping with club policy, terms were not disclosed.

Hamhuis, 27, recorded 24 points (5-19-24) in 78 games with the Nashville Predators in 2009.10. In six playoff games he registered two assists.

The 6’1”, 209-lbs. defenceman has registered 161 points (32-129-161) and 375 penalty minutes in 483 regular season games with the Predators. He has collected nine points (1-8-9) and 18 penalty minutes in 28 NHL playoff games.

Hamhuis has played for Canada at two World Junior Championships, registering four points (0-4-4) in 13 games and capturing bronze and silver medals. In four World Championships with Canada, his 14 points (5-9-14) in 36 international contests have helped Canada to a gold medal and two silver medals.

The Smithers, BC native was originally selected 12th overall in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft by the Nashville Predators.

Career Regular Season Statistics
Season Team GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW S S%
1997-1998 Smithers A's-Minor-BC 59 59 72 131 59
1998-1999 Prince George Cougars-WHL 56 1 3 4 45
1999-2000 Prince George Cougars-WHL 70 10 23 33 140
2000-2001 Prince George Cougars-WHL 62 13 47 60 125
2000-2001 Canada-WJC-A 7 0 1 1 8
2001-2002 Prince George Cougars-WHL 59 10 50 60 10 135 5 0 1
2001-2002 Canada-WJC-A 6 0 3 3 8
2002-2003 Milwaukee Admirals-AHL 68 6 21 27 -3 81 2 0 0 122 4.9
2003-2004 Predators 80 7 19 26 -12 57 2 0 4 115 6.1
2004-2005 Milwaukee Admirals-AHL 76 13 38 51 10 85 8 0 4
2005-2006 Predators 82 7 31 38 11 70 4 1 1 135 5.2
2005-2006 Canada-WC-A 9 1 4 5 10
2006-2007 Predators 81 6 14 20 8 66 0 0 1 84 7.1
2006-2007 Canada-WC-A 9 1 2 3 2
2007-2008 Predators 80 4 23 27 -4 66 1 0 1 127 3.1
2007-2008 Canada-WC-A 9 1 1 2 8
2008-2009 Predators 82 3 23 26 -4 67 1 1 1 135 2.2
2008-2009 Canada-WC-A 9 2 2 4 16
2009-2010 Predators 78 5 19 24 4 49 0 0 0 115 4.3
NHL Totals 483 32 129 161 3 375 8 2 8 711 4.5
Career Playoff Statistics
Season Team GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW S S%
1998-1999 Prince George Cougars-WHL 7 1 2 3 8
1999-2000 Prince George Cougars-WHL 13 2 3 5 35
2000-2001 Prince George Cougars-WHL 6 2 3 5 15
2001-2002 Prince George Cougars-WHL 7 0 5 5 16 0 0 0
2002-2003 Milwaukee Admirals-AHL 6 0 3 3 -5 2 0 0 0 10 0.0
2003-2004 Predators 6 0 2 2 -2 6 0 0 0 4 0.0
2004-2005 Milwaukee Admirals-AHL 7 0 2 2 -2 10 0 0 0
2005-2006 Predators 5 0 2 2 -2 2 0 0 0 9 0.0
2005-2006 Canada-WC-A 0 0 0.0
2006-2007 Predators 5 0 1 1 -3 2 0 0 0 7 0.0
2006-2007 Canada-WC-A 0 0 0.0
2007-2008 Predators 6 1 1 2 -4 6 1 0 0 8 12.5
2007-2008 Canada-WC-A 0 0 0.0
2009-2010 Predators 6 0 2 2 -1 2 0 0 0 4 0.0
NHL Totals 28 1 8 9 -12 18 1 0 0 32 3.1