Forward Sam Gagner, after a 50-point season in Columbus, signed for three years and a cap hit of $3.15 million.
Forward Alexander Burmistrov, after splitting last season between Winnipeg and Arizona, signed for one year and $900,000.
Defenseman Michael Del Zotto, after three years in Philadelphia, signed for two years and a cap hit of $3 million.
Finally, goalie Anders Nilsson, after registering a .923 save percentage last season in Buffalo, signed for two years and a cap hit of $2.5 million.
Taken as a whole, today’s additions should give the Canucks some much-needed depth. And that’s something they badly lacked the past two years when injuries piled up, and so did the losses.