Canucks ink Garrison to six-year deal

Jason Garrison battles Rangers forward Ryan Callahan along the boards at the BankAtlantic Center in...

Jason Garrison battles Rangers forward Ryan Callahan along the boards at the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise, Fla., Nov. 23, 2011. (HANS DERYK/Reuters)

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VANCOUVER - The Vancouver Canucks reeled in free agent defenseman Jason Garrison with a six-year contract Sunday.

The deal comes with an annual cap hit of $4.6-million.

Garrison turned in a career year in 2011-12 with the Florida Panthers, totaling personal bests of 16 goals (also a Panthers single-season record for defensemen), 17 assists and 33 points in 77 games.

The 27-year-old British Columbia native and undrafted free agent out of Minnesota-Duluth recorded 23 goals and 59 points in 190 games over four NHL seasons -- all with Florida.


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