Canucks sign the other Elias Pettersson to three year, entry-level contract

Defenseman Elias Paterson signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Vancouver Canucks on Wednesday.

The 19-year-old is not related to Canucks star center Elias Pettersson.

Blue lineman Paterson spends most of the 2022-23 season with Orebro HK of the Swedish Hockey League.

He contributed 7 points (1 goal, 6 assists) and 6 free throws in 43 regular-season games.

In the 2021-22 season, Patersen played for the Örebro youth team, scoring 18 points (10 goals, 8 assists) in 37 regular-season games, and then 10 points (2 goals, 8 assists) in the playoffs. assists) led the team in six playoff games.

The 6-foot-2, 185-pound defenseman was originally selected by Vancouver in the third round (80th pick) of the 2022 NHL Draft.


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