It's been decided for former Canuck Tanner Pearson

Cooper Godin
May 30, 2024  (12:53)

Former Canuck Tanner Pearson playing for the Montreal Canadiens.
Photo credit: RDS

While the Vancouver Canucks have their free agents to worry about, there are several former members of the organization that are set to hit the open market in July, and it's always interesting to keep tabs on them after they leave.

During training camp last season, Patrik Allvin addressed their backup goaltending situation by trading Casey DeSmith from the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for Tanner Pearson.
Pearson appeared in parts of five seasons with the Vancouver Canucks before his trade to Montreal, and he was plagued with a hand injury during his final year with the organization. He underwent surgery on his hand, after which he had a post-operative infection that caused him to have an IV antibiotic 24/7 until it was gone.
The 31-year-old didn't have the season he was hoping for in Montreal. Pearson missed time with an upper-body injury during the middle of the season and found himself in the press box as a healthy scratch on a few occasions. People weren't sure what to expect from Pearson, returning from a severe hand injury, and in 54 games for the Canadiens, he had 13 points (five goals, eight assists).
However, Pearson's time with the Montreal Canadiens has come to an end, which was expected but confirmed by David Pagnotta of The Fourth Period this week.
Pagnotta is reporting that the Canadiens won't be re-signing Pearson, and he will hit the open market as a UFA on July 1st. He will begin to weigh his options over the coming weeks.
"Another player preparing to hit the market is veteran winger Tanner Pearson. The Montreal Canadiens will not re-sign him and will begin to weigh his options heading into July. The former Cup champ will be a quality mid-six add for a contender." Pagnotta said.

It never hurts to have enough depth on your NHL roster, and Tanner Pearson could be a good fit for any team in a third-line role. He brings plenty of experience and is a former Stanley Cup champion, winning with the Los Angeles Kings in 2014. It'll be interesting to see where Pearson ends once free agency opens on Canada Day.
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