The Vancouver Canucks have announced the re-signing of forward Sven Baertschi to a 2 year contract. The deal will pay him $1.7MM in 2016-17 and $2MM in 2017-18, resulting in a cap hit of $1.85MM. That represents a sizable jump from the $900,000 in salary he earned in 2015-16.
Baertschi played in 69 games with Vancouver last season, posting career highs in goals (15), assists (13), and points (28) while averaging 13:27 per game in ice time.
The 23 year old was originally a first round pick of Calgary (13th overall) in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft before being traded to Vancouver at the 2015 trade deadline. In his career, Baertschi has played in a total of 138 NHL games, scoring 25 goals while adding 33 assists.