LATEST | Former Canucks forward signs contract in Europe

Published September 12, 2023 at 11:55

After returning to North America for the 2022-23 season, former Vancouver Canucks forward Jayce Hawryluk is heading back to Europe.

This week, HC Bili Tygri Liberec of the Czech Extraliga announced that they've signed Jayce Hawryluk to a one-year contract for the 2023-24 season. As with most contracts in Europe, financial details were not disclosed.

Note: the following quote was translated from Czech

"Jayce is a very skilled forward who will bring energy and hard work on both ends of the court. He pushes into the forecheck area where he will add emphasis, and we can use him in multiple roles on the power play. His contract is for one year, but if both sides are interested, we can talk about extending his contract for additional seasons." HC Bili Tygri Liberec head coach Filip Pesan said.

Hawryluk, 27, was drafted by the Florida Panthers 32nd overall in 2014 and went on to also play for the Ottawa Senators and Vancouver Canucks. He spent the 2021-22 season in Vancouver after signing a one-year contract worth $800,000.

In 30 games with the Canucks, the Yorkton, Saskatchewan put up five points (two goals, three assists), nine penalty minutes and was a minus-seven.

Given his age, there's a very good possibility that Hawryluk will look to return to North America following the 2023-24 season, but it will depend on multiple factors including if any teams are interested and if he performs well in Czechia this year.

Source: HC Bili Tygri Liberec
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