Utica, NY – Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the Canucks have recalled defenseman Ashton Sautner from the Utica Comets.
Sautner, 23, has collected a goal and two assists in 21 games with the Comets this season. His plus-2 rating on the season leads all Comets defensemen while his 29 shots on goal ranks fourth among blueliners. In 118 AHL games over three seasons, the 6-0, 195-pound defenseman has recorded 19 points (5-14-19). Prior to his professional career, Sautner played four seasons in the WHL with the Edmonton Oil Kings registering 117 points (24-93-117) in 265 games. He helped the team capture the Memorial Cup in 2014.
A native of Flaxcombe, Saskatchewan, Sautner was signed as a free agent on March 14, 2015.
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