Thomas Vanek has been on seven different NHL teams since the 2013-14 season and traded thrice during that time span, so it didn’t come as much of a surprise when the Vancouver Canucks shipped the winger to the Columbus Blue Jackets Monday ahead of the 3 p.m. ET trade deadline. In return, the Canucks get back veteran winger Jussi Jokinen and 22-year-old centre Tyler Motte. Vanek is a pending unrestricted free agent and after signing a one-year deal worth $2 million as a free agent last summer has had a strong season with the Canucks. The 34-year-old is tied for second on the Canucks in scoring with 41 points (17 goals, 24 assists) in 61 games this season.
Canucks trade forward Thomas Vanek to Blue Jackets
Sportsnet | Feb 26