Canucks Sign Defenceman Luke Schenn to a two-year contract

Vancouver, B.C. – Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has signed defenceman Luke Schenn to a two-year contract worth an average annual value of $850,000.

 

Schenn, 31, recorded four points (2-2-4), 51 penalty minutes, and registered a +4 rating in 38 games played with Tampa Bay last season. He also appeared in eight playoff games, scoring one goal and collecting nine penalty minutes as he and the Lightning earned their second consecutive Stanley Cup.

 

The 6’2″, 225-pound defenceman has played in 797 career regular season games split between Toronto, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Arizona, Anaheim, Vancouver, and Tampa Bay, tallying 152 points (33-119-152) and 619 penalty minutes. In 31 career playoff games, Schenn has six points (3-3-6) and 22 penalty minutes.

 

His 2,567 career hits place fifth in the NHL since 2008.09, while he ranks 11th in the league in blocked shots per 60 minutes (66.83) during that time. Schenn played 18 games with Vancouver during the 2018.19 season, picking up two points (0-2-2) and 81 hits.

 

A native of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Schenn has represented Canada at various international competitions throughout his career, capturing gold medals at the IIHF World Junior Championships (2008) and Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament (2006).

 

Schenn was originally drafted in the first round, fifth overall by Toronto in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.