Vey vants to be in Vancouver

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Vey vants to be in Vancouver

Canucks general manager Jim Benning might get some time off for a bit of the summer, as restricted free agent Linden Vey has agreed to a one-year, two-way contract with the club.

Vey’s agent Timothy Hodgson told the Vancouver Sun his client would accept the deal offered by Vancouver. If Vey sticks with the Canucks he’ll make $735,000 and if he plays in the AHL for Utica, he’ll earn $67,500.

The 22-year-old came to the Canucks from Los Angeles at the NHL draft last month for a second round draft pick.

The centre/right winger played 18 games for the Kings last season, and spent 43 games with their Manchester farm club.  The Wakaw, Saskatchewan native had 14 goals and 34 assists in the AHL.

Vey played his junior hockey in the WHL for new Vancouver coach Willie Desjardins.

Earlier this month Benning signed restricted free agents Zack Kassian and Chris Tanev to new contracts.