REPOST From May 2010: Report: Canucks Ink Yann Sauvé To A Three Year Deal

[www.vancouversun.com]

Sean Z. Note: This is a repost with some Yann Sauve information from when the Canucks signed him last May. I'll add a few tidbits to Yankee's piece, and you can see how Sauve's fortunes have changed somewhat.

According to CapGeek, the Canucks have inked their second pick (41st overall ) from the 2008 draft Yann Sauvé to a three year deal. While not official the 20 year old is rumored to be getting a three year, bonus-laced deal worth  $2,012,500 (or roughly $670,000 a year).

Sauvé has spent the past four seasons with the QMJHL's Saint John Sea Dogs and just finished his most productive season, including 15 points in 21 games during the post season. Also notable is that the Sea Dogs won 22 consecutive games between October and December during which Sauvé went +24 and added 16 points. Hockey's Future currently lists him 8th on the Vancouver prospects list and they have him projected to be a second pairing blueliner with an offensive side.

At 6'3'' and 220lbs, Sauvé is one of the bigger blueline prospects in the Canucks system. The knock against him at training camp two seasons ago was he lacked both speed and size on the puck. Last season he came in more confident but Vigneault remained hesitant with what he saw before returning him to juniors. Now after a strong season with the Sea Dogs, he's bound to get another strong look in September and, if he doesn't crack the roster, take his next steps with the Moose.

Edit: On September 4, 2010 Sauve was struck by a car in downtown Vancouver and missed Canuck training camp. Huh. Regardless, below are his updated stats from hockeydb:

Some Sauve video:

Canucks.com profile on Sauve:

2008 NHL Draft Sauve Prospect Report:

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