Canucks Sign Abbotsford Native Kellan Tochkin To Entry Level Contract

Tochkin__kellan_medium Why is this being reported today when it was talked about on the net about 5 days ago?

**Edit: Because Capgeek has good connections.**

Some quick facts about Tochkin:

-Apparently was the only undrafted kid who was invited to Canucks camp recently.

-Capgeek says 3 years at $530,000 per season

-5'9" 179 pounds, 18 years old

-Right Winger

-Scored 20 goals and 74 points in 72 games with the Everett Sivertips last season. Only 37 penalty minutes.

-Tochkin on Facebook (haha)

-Signed as a free agent by the Canucks on July 22, 2009. Was not drafted.

-Said Tochkin about the signing: "It’s almost a perfect story," Tochkin marveled. "You’ve got a hometown boy who wasn’t even drafted, but a week and a half later, he signs a contract with his hometown team. It’s really, really amazing."

-Wears #16 and fave player is Trevor Linden.

- Has great passing ability and vision, but needs to work on his size and skating, according the scouts. Short and has to work on skating ability? I thought short guys were always fast. He is considered a longshot to make the NHL, but must have impressed greatly at camp.

- Great Tochkin info at Canucks Central Forum.

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