One of the biggest surprises so far for the Canucks these past few games has been the performance of forward Phil Di Giuseppe. He was called up recently and has been in and out of the lineup every night. However, as of late, he’s been an outstanding performer to watch, which is surprising since he’s usually just been in the AHL.
GM Patrik Allvin announced today that the club has agreed to terms with F Phillip Di Giuseppe on a two-year, two-way contract extension.
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He’s played 13 games for the Canucks this season and has put up 2 goals and 2 assists for 4 points. Now that might sound too impressive on paper, but if you watch him play on the ice, you can see that he provides way more than just points. When I see him play, I notice how hard he works, sometimes even harder than some of the regular NHL players on the team.
You can tell that he’s playing every game like it’s his last, which I love this deal. He was originally signed as a free agent by the Canucks and now he will be within the organization for another 2 years. His contract is also a two-way contract, meaning the Canucks can continuously call him up or send him down to Abbotsford without having to put him on waivers and risk him getting claimed by another teams.
Canucks general manager, Patrik Allvin, sounded exciting to announce the return of Di Giuseppe by stating, “We are excited to have agreed to terms with Phillip for another two seasons. He has been a reliable forward when called upon in Vancouver this year and has been an impactful player and leader with Abbotsford each of the past two seasons.”
A valuable pickup from the Canucks is starting to pay off. Considering he can hold his own in the Canucks’ bottom 6 and he isn’t on a terrible contract, like some of the Canucks players are, should provide great value for the Canucks as they continue to focus on next season to make the post-season.