Canucks sign Ronalds Kenins and Alex Friesen to one-year deals


The Vancouver Canucks have signed pending restricted free agent forwards Ronalds Kenins and Alex Friesen the club announced on Monday.

According to TVA’s Renaud Lavoie, Friesen’s deal is a one-year, two-way deal worth $575,000.

Brad Ziemer of The Vancouver Sun reports Kenins’ deal is a one-year contract worth slightly more than the league minimum of $575,000.

Kenins appeared in 30 games with the Canucks during the 2014-15 season scoring four goals and 12 points while registering eight penalty minutes. The 24-year-old also spent time with the American Hockey League’s Utica Comets scoring five goals and seven assists in 36 games.
His two-year, $1.85 million entry-level deal was set to expire next month.

Friesen spent all three years of his entry-level deal in the minors. The 24-year-old set career highs in goals (10), assists (20) and points (30) in 60 games with the Comets in 2014-15. He was originally the Canucks’ sixth-round selection (172nd overall) in 2010.