The Vancouver Canucks are close to shutting down two key pieces of their core. According to TSN Hockey Insiders Pierre LeBrun and Darren Dreger, the team has reached an agreement with the defender Quinn Hughes and forward Elias Pettersson on multi-year contracts.
Hughes has reportedly agreed to a six-year contract extension worth $47.1 million, while Pettersson has agreed to terms on a three-year deal worth $22.05 million.
Hughes, 21, was third on the team last season, scoring three goals and 38 assists for 41 points in 56 games. In 129 NHL career games, the Orlando, Florida native has scored 11 goals and 86 assists. Hughes was selected seventh overall by the Canucks in the 2018 NHL Draft.
Pettersson, 22, made just 26 games last season due to injuries, noting 10 goals and 11 assists. In 165 NHL career games, the native of Sundsvall, Sweden, has 65 goals and 88 assists. Pettersson was selected fifth overall by the Canucks in the 2017 NHL Draft.
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