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BREAKING | Canucks announce the extension of a young Abbotsford defenceman

Published May 16, 2023 at 7:47 PM
BY FELIP GOSSELIN

The Canucks and Ryan Jonhson proceeded to an important announcement today regarding one of their young defenders in their pipeline.

They confirmed that Alex Kannok Leipert signed a contract extension with the Abbotsford Canucks for the 2023-2024 season.

''Welcome back, Alex‼️

GM Ryan Johnson announced today that Alex Kannok Leipert has signed a one-year AHL contract extension with the Abbotsford Canucks''




Kannok Leipert spent the entirety of his professional career with the Canucks, but he's gotten quite used to the region as he played his whole Junior with the Giants in Vancouver, he shared his thoughts on the extension:

«The last two seasons have been a blast. The city and our fans took this past season to the next level and I'm really looking forward to bringing that energy into the upcoming season. Coming back to the Fraser Valley for a seventh year in a row just feels right.»

The author of 9 points after 85 AHL games it's certainly great news to have him around in Abbotsford for one more year.
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