Vancouver Canucks sign Nolan Baumgartner and Mark Mancari
Vancouver, B.C. - Vancouver Canucks President & General Manager Mike Gillis announced today that the Canucks have signed defenceman Nolan Baumgartner and right wing Mark Mancari.
Baumgartner, 35, played 66 games in 2010.11 for the Manitoba Moose, recording 29 points (2-25-29). The Calgary, Alberta native also registered three assists in 14 Calder Cup playoffs games. He has appeared in 143 career NHL games, collecting 47 points (7-40-47) and 69 penalty minutes.
Baumgartner was originally selected 10th overall in the 1994 NHL Entry Draft by the Washington Capitals.
Mancari, 25, split the 2010.11 season between the Buffalo Sabres, recording eight points (1-7-8) in 20 games, and the Portland Pirates, tallying 64 points (32-32-64) in 56 games. The London, Ontario native also appeared in his first career playoff game for the Sabres during the 2011 Stanley Cup playoffs and notched 12 points (6-6-12) in nine playoff games with the Pirates.
The 6’3”, 225 pound forward has played in 36 career NHL games over the span of four seasons, collecting 13 points (3-10-13) and 22 penalty minutes.
Mancari was originally selected 207th overall in the seventh round of the 2004 NHL Entry Draft by the Buffalo Sabres.