Vancouver, BC – Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has re-assigned forward Brendan Gaunce to the AHL Utica Comets.
Gaunce, 22, has appeared in 47 games with Vancouver this season recording five assists (0-5-5) and 27 penalty minutes. The 6-2, 217-pound forward made his NHL debut in 2015.16 playing 20 games for the Canucks with one goal (1-0-1) and two penalty minutes. Gaunce played another 46 games with Utica during the 2015.16 season where he totalled 38 points (17-21-38) and 16 penalty minutes.
The Markham, Ontario native was originally selected by Vancouver in the first round, 26th overall in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.