Vancouver, B.C. – Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has signed defenceman Tucker Poolman to a four-year contract with an annual average salary of $2.5 million.
Poolman, 28, has played the past four seasons in the Jets organization with both Winnipeg and the Manitoba Moose of the AHL. He made his NHL debut for the Jets in 2017.18 and recorded two points (1-1-2) in 24 games before appearing in a pair of playoff games. Last season, Poolman averaged a career-high of 18:18 TOI, including 1:19 on the penalty kill. Poolman has appeared in 120 career NHL games collecting 19 points (4-14-19) and 26 penalty minutes and 14 playoff games recording two points (1-1-2) and two penalty minutes.
The 6’4″, 215-pound defenceman spent two seasons with the Manitoba Moose accumulating 35 points (6-29-35) through 60 games played. Poolman was selected as the Manitoba Moose defenceman of the year in the 2018.19 season.
The East Grand Forks, Minnesota native was originally drafted 127th overall, by the Winnipeg Jets in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.