Vancouver, B.C. – Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the Canucks have signed right wing Jack Skille to a professional try-out contract.
Skille, 29, appeared in 74 games with the Colorado Avalanche last season, registering 14 points (8-6-14) along with 11 penalty minutes. The 6-1, 216-pound forward has amassed 75 points (38-37-75) and 106 penalty minutes in 313 NHL regular season games split between Chicago, Florida, Columbus and Colorado.
A native of Madison, Wisconsin, Skille was originally selected by Chicago in the first round, 7th overall in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.
Right wing Tuomo Ruutu, centre James Sheppard and goaltender Kevin Carr were also signed to professional try-out contracts by the Canucks on September 13th.