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            Canucks Re-Sign Defenceman Sami Salo
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Vancouver, B.C. - Vancouver Canucks Senior Vice-President and General Manager Dave Nonis announced today that the Canucks have agreed to terms with defenceman Sami Salo for a two-year contract. In keeping with club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

"Sami is an excellent NHL defenceman and adds a lot of depth and strength to our blueline,' said Dave Nonis. "He doesn’t get the same notoriety as some of our other defencemen, but Sami is an important ingredient in our team and a critical member of our back-end. He played for the Swedish Elite League champion Frolunda last season and we expect him to carry that confidence and momentum into camp next month."

Salo, 30, appeared in 74 games for the Vancouver Canucks during the 2003-04 NHL season, gathering 26 points (7-19-26). One season prior, he set career highs in goals, assists and points (9-21-30) with the Canucks. In 19 playoff games with Vancouver, he has recorded seven points. Salo was acquired by Vancouver from Ottawa, just prior to the start of the 2002-03 season on September 21st, in exchange for Peter Schaefer.

The 6-foot-3, 215 pound native of Turku, Finland returned to Europe for the 2004-05 season. Salo participated in 41 games for Frolunda of the Swedish Elite League, tallying 14 points (6-8-14), and won a silver medal with Finland in the 2004 World Cup, recording one point in six games (0-1-1).

Salo was originally drafted by Ottawa, 239th overall, in the 1996 Entry Draft. While playing for Ottawa, he was selected to the NHL All-Rookie team in 1999.

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