by Canucks Communications @Canucks / Vancouver Canucks
Vancouver, B.C. – Vancouver Canucks General Manager Patrik Allvin announced today that the club has agreed to terms with forward Dakota Joshua on a two-year contract.
“We are so pleased to be able to sign a player with this type of upside,” said Allvin. “Dakota is a big body, has a heavy game, plays hard, and is a good skater. Ryan Johnson and Trent Cull were very impressed with his skillset when he played six games for the Utica Comets the year we shared our farm team with St Louis. Adding him to our roster will definitely make us a tougher team to play against.”
Joshua, 26, appeared in 30 regular season games with the St. Louis Blues last season, notching eight points (3-5-8) and 16 penalty minutes. He also made his Stanley Cup Playoffs debut with the Blues, appearing in game three of their first round series vs Minnesota.
The 6’3″, 206-pound centreman has played in 42 career regular season NHL games since 2020.21, all with St. Louis, recording nine points (4-5-9) and 23 penalty minutes. Joshua has also spent parts of three seasons in the AHL, registering 41 points (17-24-41) in 91 regular season games split between the Springfield Thunderbirds, Utica Comets, and San Antonio Rampage.
A native of Dearborn, Michigan, Joshua was initially selected in the fifth round, 128th overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.