The Vancouver Canucks announced they have signed defensive prospect Jett Woo to a three-year entry-level contract. The team’s second-round pick in the 2018 draft (37th overall), Woo has had a breakout season and should provide the Canucks with another top-level blueline prospect after the team has inked several of them in the last few days, including Quinn Hughes and Josh Teves. The signing puts the Canucks at 49 contracts with just one more remaining.
“We’re very excited at the strides Jett has made this season with Moose Jaw,” said Vancouver general manager Jim Benning. “He plays the game with good intensity and attention to detail at both ends of the ice. Jett is an important part of our future and we look forward to his continued development.”
Terms haven’t been released, but the team brings in an impressive young defenseman into the fold as Woo is having a breakout season offensively as he is averaging more than a point-per-game with the WHL’s Moose Jaw Warriors as he has 12 goals and 62 points in 61 games this season. He also has accumulated 63 penalty minutes.
Woo is considered to be a throwback player, who plays with a physical style of game, which includes a lot of hits, making him a popular player on the ice. At 6-foot, 200-pounds, he is coached by NHL enforcer Tim Hunter, who emphasizes physicality with puck possession and offensive skill.