Canucks sign defenceman Jason Garrison to six-year deal

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Canucks sign defenceman Jason Garrison 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 Jason Garrison to a six-year deal.

Garrison, 27, recorded 33 points (16-17-33) and 32 penalty minutes in 77 games with the Florida Panthers last season. With 16 goals during the 2011.12 season, Garrison set a franchise single season record among defenceman while averaging 23:41 in time on ice. In four playoff games, Garrison earned three points (1-2-3). The White Rock, British Columbia native has played 190 career NHL games with the Florida scoring 23 goals, 36 assists (23-36-59) and logging 81 penalty minutes.

The 6’2”, 220-pound undrafted defenceman was signed by the Panthers in 2008 after three seasons with the University of Minnesota Duluth of the WCHA.

Career Regular Season Statistics
Season Team GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW S S%
2003-2004 Nanaimo Clippers-BCHL 52 7 20 27 31
2004-2005 Nanaimo Clippers-BCHL 57 22 40 62 42
2005-2006 U. Of Minnesota-Duluth-WCHA 40 3 9 12 26
2006-2007 U. Of Minnesota-Duluth-WCHA 21 1 2 3 16
2007-2008 U. Of Minnesota-Duluth-WCHA 26 5 9 14 26
2008-2009 Panthers 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
2008-2009 Rochester Americans-AHL 75 8 27 35 -14 68 4 0 1
2009-2010 Panthers 39 2 6 8 5 23 0 0 0 24 8.3
2009-2010 Rochester Americans-AHL 38 3 16 19 13 33 3 0 1
2010-2011 Panthers 73 5 13 18 -2 26 0 0 3 116 4.3
2011-2012 Panthers 77 16 17 33 6 32 9 0 3 168 9.5
NHL Totals 190 23 36 59 9 81 9 0 6 308 7.5
Career Playoff Statistics
Season Team GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW S S%
2003-2004 Nanaimo Clippers-BCHL 24 3 10 13 0 12 0 0.0
2005-2006 U. Of Minnesota-Duluth-WCHA 0 0 0.0
2006-2007 U. Of Minnesota-Duluth-WCHA 0 0 0.0
2007-2008 U. Of Minnesota-Duluth-WCHA
2009-2010 Rochester Americans-AHL 7 2 7 9 3 0 2 0 0
2011-2012 Panthers 4 1 2 3 -2 0 1 0 0 12 8.3
NHL Totals 4 1 2 3 -2 0 1 0 0 12 8.3