Canucks Sign Rathbone to One-Way Contract, Bring Back Juulsen & Lockwood On Two-Way Deals

by Canucks Communications @Canucks / Vancouver Canucks 

Vancouver, B.C. – Vancouver Canucks General Manager Patrik Allvin announced today that the club has signed defenceman Jack Rathbone to a one-way contract and agreed to terms on new two-way contracts with defenceman Noah Juulsen and forward William Lockwood. 

Rathbone, 23, appeared in 39 games for the Abbotsford Canucks last season collecting 40 points (10-30-40), leading defencemen in goals, assists and points. The West Roxbury, Massachusetts native has accumulated 49 points (12-37-49) and 17 penalty minutes in 47 career AHL games.  

In 17 career NHL games, all played with the Vancouver Canucks, Rathbone has recorded three points (1-2-3) and two penalty minutes. The 5’11”, 190-pound defenceman was originally drafted 95th overall by Vancouver in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. 

Juulsen, 25, collected two assists in eight games with Vancouver last season after being acquired in a trade with Florida on Oct. 10, 2021. In 56 career NHL games split between Vancouver and Montreal, Juulsen has recorded 10 points (2-8-10) and 10 penalty minutes. 

The Abbotsford, BC native also appeared in 50 regular season AHL games with his hometown Abbotsford Canucks last season, ranking third in scoring among club defencemen with 16 points (3-13-16). The 6’2″, 201-pound blueliner was originally drafted by Montreal in the first round, 26th overall in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. 

Lockwood, 24, appeared in 46 games for the Abbotsford Canucks last season collecting 25 points (9-16-25), 38 penalty minutes and a +7 plus/minus rating. In 2021.22, Lockwood also appeared in 13 games for the Vancouver Canucks, where he recorded 13 shots and nine penalty minutes. The Bloomfield Hills, Michigan native has accumulated 36 points (13-23-36) and 55 penalty minutes in 70 career AHL games.  

On the International stage, Lockwood helped Team USA earn a bronze medal at the IIHF World Junior Championships (2018) and the U-18 Men’s World Championship (2016). The 5’11”, 172-pound forward was originally drafted 64th overall by Vancouver in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft. 

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