Canucks Sign Nilsson

Canucks Sign Tom Nilsson

by Mark Caswell, Jr.

May 26, 2016

Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has signed defenseman Tom Nilsson to a one-year two-way contract.

Nilsson, 22, appeared in 37 regular season games with Frolunda HC of the Swedish Hockey League this past season, where he registered seven points (1-6-7) and 34 penalty minutes. He also registered a goal and an assist (1-1-2) in seven playoff games. In 2014.15, the 6'0", 183-pound defenceman tallied six points (1-5-6) in 44 games as a member of the AHL Toronto Marlies.

A native of Tyreso, Sweden, Nilsson was originally selected by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the fourth round, 100th overall, at the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.

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