NHL: Canucks; Red Wings avoid arbitration as Jason Dickinson signs in Vancouver and Adam Erne in Detroit

The Vancouver Canucks and recently acquired forward Jason Dickinson avoided an arbitration hearing by signing off on a three-year deal on Saturday.

The deal will pay Dickinson $2.65 million per season.

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Canucks sign Jason Dickinson

“Jason was an important addition for our forward group this summer and we’re pleased to have agreed to terms with him on a three-year deal,” said Canucks GM Jim Benning.

“He’s a versatile player that can play on both the wing and at center and is also a strong penalty killer.”

Dickinson was traded to the Canucks by the Dallas Stars in mid-July for a third-round pick in the 2021 NHL Draft.

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May 10, 2021; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Chicago Blackhawks center Pius Suter (24) battles for the puck with Dallas Stars center Jason Dickinson (18) during the first period at United Center. Mandatory Credit: Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports

Dickinson, 26, became a restricted free agent on July 28.

He recorded 15 points (seven goals, eight assists) in 51 games last season with Dallas.

Dickinson has collected 63 points (25 goals, 38 assists) in 221 career games since being selected by the Stars with the 29th overall pick of the 2013 NHL Draft.

Red Wings re-sign F Adam Erne to two-year contract

The Detroit Red Wings agreed to terms Sunday with forward Adam Erne on a two-year contract.

The 26-year-old restricted free agent had been scheduled for an arbitration hearing on Aug. 21.

Terms were not disclosed, but multiple outlets reported Erne will earn $2.1 million per season.

Erne matched his career high with 20 points (11 goals, nine assists) in 45 games in his second season with Detroit in 2020-21.

A second-round pick by Tampa Bay in 2013, Erne has 52 points (26 goals, 26 assists) and 116 penalty minutes in 215 games with the Lightning (2016-19) and Red Wings.

–Field Level Media