CANUCKS RE-ASSIGN LAPLANTE FROM UTICA TO ALASKADec 13, 2016
Utica, NY - The Vancouver Canucks announced today that the club has re-assigned forward Yan-Pavel Laplante from the Utica Comets to the Alaska Aces.
Laplante, 21, skated in 11 games with the Utica Comets this year totaling two penalty minutes. During his junior career, he appeared in 63 regular season games for the Gatineau Olympiques of the QMJHL, where he established career-highs in goals (34), assists (31), points (65), shots (233), and plus-minus (+17). The 6’0”, 183-pound forward also tallied eight points (3-5-8) in 10 playoff games. In 251 QJMHL regular season games over five seasons, Laplante has registered 183 points (90-93-183) and 237 penalty minutes.
A native of Ste. Martine, Quebec, Laplante was signed by Vancouver as a free agent on May 16, 2016.