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Canucks re-sign Tyler Motte to a two-year deal

The deal is reportedly worth $1.225 million per season.

Vancouver Canucks v Vegas Golden Knights - Game Seven
Jonathan Marchessault #81 of the Vegas Golden Knights controls the puck against Tyler Motte #64 of the Vancouver Canucks during the first period of Game Seven of the Western Conference Second Round of the 2020 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Rogers Place on September 04, 2020 in Edmonton, Alberta.
Photo by Andy Devlin/NHLI via Getty Images

Long live Tater Tot Motte.

The Vancouver Canucks unsung hero of the playoffs, Tyler Motte, has officially re-signed in with the club on a two-year deal worth $2.4 $1.225 million per season, according to multiple sources including Motte’s agent, Rich Evans.

The structure of the deal will see Motte make $1 million in 2020-21, with a modest raise to $1.45 million in 2021-22.

Motte will be an Unrestricted Free Agent at the end of this deal in 2022.

This deal seemed like a no-brainer for the cap-strapped Canucks, who need to plug players with modest salaries into their line-up next season. That’s likely why the two signings to come through so far have been Zack MacEwen and Tyler Motte, who’s combined cap hits just crest the $2 million mark.

Motte was an absolutely spark plug for the Canucks last season, and especially in the playoffs. Despite the mediocre possession numbers at even-strength, Motte was statistically one of the Canucks best penalty killers. He was also one of the only members of the Canucks bottom six to chip in with some offence during the playoffs, scoring four goals in Games 5 and 6 against St. Louis.