The Vancouver Canucks added some depth up front by inking forward Adam Cracknell to a one-year, two-way contract, according to TVA Sports’ Renaud Lavoie. The deal is reportedly worth $575,000 annually at the NHL level.
Cracknell, 30, wasn’t selected until the ninth round of the 2004 NHL Entry Draft and he’s had to claw his way up the ranks from there. The Calgary Flames were the team that originally possessed his rights, but after opting against presenting him with a qualifying offer in 2009, he joined the St. Louis Blues and made his NHL debut on Dec. 15, 2010. Since then he’s bounced between the minors and the NHL.
Going into the 2015-16 campaign, he has six goals and 17 points in 82 career games with St. Louis and Columbus. He had an assist in 17 contests last season.
He also recorded 10 goals and 20 points in 40 AHL games with the Springfield Falcons and Chicago Wolves in 2014-15.