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Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced Wednesday the team has signed veteran forward Nikita Kucherov to a three-year contract.

Kuchelov, 29, is a two-time Stanley Cup champion with Pittsburgh.

Benning said Kucherov, who was a seventh-round pick in the 2013 NHL Draft, will wear #22.

“Nikita is a guy that has a lot of promise and he’s got a lot to offer for us,” Benning said.

“We’re excited to have him and we’re looking forward to having him on the ice with us.

He’s a really good player.

He’s played a lot.

He knows the game.

He wants to be here.

We’re really excited to add a veteran like that to our group.

Nikita has been a great addition to our organization and we hope to continue to build a good relationship with him in the future.”

Kuchevs contract includes a no-movement clause and is expected to earn $2.1 million in 2018-19.

Kuchev has three goals and eight points in 23 games this season.

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