NHL free agency rumors 2019: Canucks reportedly sign Micheal Ferland to four-year deal

Micheal Ferland is headed back above the border.

The Vancouver Canucks have reportedly signed Ferland to a four-year, $14 million contract on Wednesday that carries an AAV of $3.5 million, according to multiple sources. The deal was originally reported by Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman.

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The 27-year-old center, who had 89 points in 250 games with the Calgary Flames prior to the 2018-19 campaign, joined Carolina as a UFA last season.

In 71 games with Carolina in 2018-19, Ferland finished with 17 goals and 40 points, one point shy from matching his career high that he set just one year prior. He also added one assist in seven postseason games with the Hurricanes during their run to the Eastern Conference Final.

Ferland will look to aid the Canucks in reaching the playoffs for the first time since 2015 and complement Calder Trophy winner Elias Pettersson while he is still on his entry-level contract. He’ll also look to maintain his consistency after recording back-to-back 40-point campaigns over the last two years.

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