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Canucks sign forward Raffi Torres

Wednesday, 25.08.2010 / 3:29 PM / News
Vancouver Canucks

Torres
Vancouver, B.C. - Vancouver Canucks President & General Manager Mike Gillis announced today that the Canucks have signed forward Raffi Torres. In keeping with club policy, terms were not disclosed.

Torres, 28, split the 2009-10 season with the Columbus Blue Jackets and Buffalo Sabres. He registered 31 points (19-12-31) in 60 games with Columbus and five points (0-5-5) with Buffalo. He collected two points (0-2-2) and 12 penalty minutes in four playoff games with Buffalo.

The 6’0”, 218 lbs. left winger has registered 182 points (98-84-182) and 312 penalty minutes in 432 games played with the New York Islanders, Edmonton Oilers, Columbus Blue Jackets and Buffalo Sabres.

The Toronto, ON native played for Team Canada at the 2001 World Junior Championships, registering five points (3-2-5) in seven games and helping Canada capture the bronze medal. He was originally drafted fifth overall in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft by the New York Islanders.

Career Regular Season Statistics
Season Team GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW S S%
1997-1998 Thornhill Rattlers-MTJHL 46 17 16 33 90
1998-1999 Brampton Battalion-OHL 62 35 27 62 32
1999-2000 Brampton Battalion-OHL 68 43 48 91 40
2000-2001 Brampton Battalion-OHL 55 33 37 70 16 76 12 2
2000-2001 Canada-WJC-A 7 3 2 5 10
2001-2002 Islanders 14 0 1 1 2 6 0 0 0 9 0.0
2001-2002 Bridgeport Sound Tigers-AHL 59 20 10 30 -5 45 7 0 4
2002-2003 Islanders 17 0 5 5 0 10 0 0 0 12 0.0
2002-2003 Bridgeport Sound Tigers-AHL 49 17 15 32 6 54 3 0 3 123 13.8
2002-2003 Hamilton Bulldogs-AHL 11 1 7 8 -3 14 0 1 0 24 4.2
2003-2004 Oilers 80 20 14 34 12 65 5 0 3 136 14.7
2004-2005 Edmonton Roadrunners-AHL 67 21 25 46 4 165 8 0 0
2005-2006 Oilers 82 27 14 41 4 50 6 0 3 164 16.5
2006-2007 Oilers 82 15 19 34 -7 88 1 0 0 154 9.7
2007-2008 Oilers 32 5 6 11 -4 36 1 0 2 87 5.7
2008-2009 Blue Jackets 51 12 8 20 -4 23 2 0 6 74 16.2
2009-2010 Blue Jackets 60 19 12 31 -8 32 7 0 3 99 19.2
2009-2010 Sabres 14 0 5 5 -3 2 0 0 0 21 0.0
NHL Totals 432 98 84 182 -8 312 22 0 17 756 13.0
Career Playoff Statistics
Season Team GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW S S%
1999-2000 Brampton Battalion-OHL 6 5 2 7 23
2000-2001 Brampton Battalion-OHL 8 7 4 11 19
2001-2002 Bridgeport Sound Tigers-AHL 20 8 9 17 26 2 0 2
2002-2003 Hamilton Bulldogs-AHL 23 6 1 7 5 29 0 0 1 48 12.0
2005-2006 Oilers 22 4 7 11 2 16 1 0 1 42 9.5
2008-2009 Blue Jackets 4 0 2 2 -3 2 0 0 0 4 0.0
2009-2010 Sabres 4 0 2 2 1 12 0 0 0 7 0.0
NHL Totals 30 4 11 15 0 30 1 0 1 53 7.5