Canucks Agree to Terms with Christian Wolanin on a Two-Way Contract

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 defenceman Christian Wolanin on a one-year, two-way contract. 

Wolanin, 27, spent the majority of last season with the AHL’s Ontario Reign, posting 18 points (1-17-18) and 22 penalty minutes in 37 games played, and an additional four points (1-3-4) in five Calder Cup Playoff games. He also appeared in nine NHL games, recording two points (1-1-2) in eight games with the Los Angeles Kings and did not factor on the scoresheet in one game played with the Buffalo Sabres. 

The 6’2″, 190-pound defenceman has spent parts of five seasons in the NHL, registering 20 points (6-14-20) and 16 penalty minutes in 70 career regular season games played with Ottawa, Los Angeles, and Buffalo. At the AHL level, Wolanin has played 89 regular season games with the Belleville Senators and Ontario Reign, reaching a total of 53 points (9-44-53) and 55 penalty minutes. During his rookie AHL season (2018.19), he led all Belleville defencemen in scoring with 31 points (7-24-31) in 40 games. 

Born in Quebec City, Quebec, Wolanin is a dual citizen of Canada and the United States and has represented Team USA internationally at the 2019 and 2021 IIHF World Championships, earning bronze in 2021 with six points (1-5-6) in 10 games. 

Wolanin was originally selected by the Ottawa Senators in the fourth round, 107th overall in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. 

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