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Patrik Allvin and free agency: Still open to one last addition


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Cooper Godin
July 8, 2024  (2:36 PM)
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Vancouver Canucks General Manager Patrik Allvin.
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The Vancouver Canucks are pretty much set in terms of their roster for the 2024-25 campaign, but one more defensive signing could be in the cards for Patrik Allvin.

In a recent mailbag on Canucks Army, Jeff Paterson was asked if the team has any additions up their sleeve throughout the summer and he shared what they could be looking for.
Paterson says that the door may be open to add a puck-moving defenceman, but added that the search for one many carry into the 2024-25 season if they're unable to find someone in the coming weeks and months.
"As for what's left, it feels like the door remains open to the addition of one more puck moving defenceman. But that may be an on-going search through the off-season and possibly into the season, as well." Paterson said.

There's still a number of puck-moving defenceman available on the free agent market that will likely coming with varying costs. Currently, the Canucks have $240,833 in cap space according to CapFriendly, but also have $2.5 million available too once Tucker Poolman is placed on long-term injured reserve once the season starts in October.
Among potential options for the Canucks include Tyson Barrie, Oliver Kylington, Calen Addison and Adam Boqvist. Daily Hive also mentioned Tony DeAngelo, Justin Shultz and John Klingberg as other possibilities.
It'll be interesting to see if Patrik Allvin brings in another defenceman before the season starts or if he'll decide to sign someone to a professional tryout contract (PTO). That way they can see what the play does in training camp and pre-season games before deciding to sign them to a contract for the 2024-25 season or releasing them to become an unrestricted free agent again.
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