Vancouver Canucks re-sign JT Miller to seven-year, $56 million deal

After all, JT Miller remains in Vancouver.

After months and months of rumors swirling around the star forward, the Vancouver Canucks announced Friday that they have re-signed him to an eight-year, $56 million contract extension.

The deal will pay Miller an AAV of $8 million. Reports from Vancouver had suggested the Canucks were lukewarm about the length of a deal with Miller, but clearly those feelings have changed.

Miller, 29, joined the Canucks in a deal on June 22, 2019 that saw them trade a 2020 first-round pick, a 2019 third-round pick and Marek Mazanec to the Tampa Bay Lightning in exchange. of the attacker. Since then, all Miller has done is produce.

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In the 2019-20 season, Miller’s first with the Canucks, he scored career highs in goals (27) and points (72). Last year was by far Miller’s best, as in 80 games he scored 32 goals, 67 assists and 99 points, pushing his tally in Vancouver to more than a point per game.

Miller’s new contract places him as one of the most valuable players by average salary, as well as the most expensive player on the Vancouver Canucks roster.

The signing signals the Canucks organization’s commitment under new general manager Patrik Allvin to becoming a better team and a team capable of competing in a Pacific Division that could very well be wide open this season.

Zach Laing is the News Director and Senior Columnist for the Nation Network. He can be followed on Twitter at @zjlaingor attached by email to [email protected]

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