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VANCOUVER - Troy Stecher signed a two-year deal worth $4.65 million to stay with the Vancouver Canucks on Friday.

Stecher was a restricted free agent.

Since helping UND to the 2016 NCAA national championship, Stecher has played 139 games in the two seasons for the Canucks. He has tallied four goals and 35 points.

“Troy Stecher is an important part of our team,” Vancouver general manager Jim Benning said. “He’s a talented two-way defenseman who competes every shift. Troy has a willingness to always improve his game and is an example of a young player committed to being a professional.”

Stecher is the 24th former UND player to be under NHL contract for the upcoming season and the 44th former UND player to sign a pro deal for 2018-19.

Other recent signings include Michael Parks with Dornbirner in Austria, Taylor Chorney with Lugano in Switzerland and Ben Blood with Cardiff in the United Kingdom.

Three former UND players are still restricted free agents and expected to sign deals -- Tucker Poolman (Winnipeg Jets), Jordan Schmaltz (St. Louis Blues) and Brock Nelson (New York Islanders).


Brock Boeser (15-17), Vancouver

Drake Caggiula (12-16), Edmonton

Aaron Dell (09-12), San Jose

Derek Forbort (10-13), Los Angeles

Shane Gersich (15-18), Washington

Rocco Grimaldi (11-14), Nashville

Cam Johnson (14-18), New Jersey

Luke Johnson (13-16), Chicago

Tyson Jost (16-17), Colorado

Corban Knight (09-13), Philadelphia

Paul LaDue (13-16), Los Angeles

Brad Malone (07-11), Edmonton

Zane McIntyre (12-15), Boston

T.J. Oshie (05-08), Washington

Zach Parise (02-04), Minnesota

Austin Poganski (14-18), St. Louis

Carter Rowney (09-13), Anaheim

Nick Schmaltz (14-16), Chicago

Dillon Simpson (10-14), Columbus

Troy Stecher (13-16), Vancouver

Keaton Thompson (13-16), Anaheim

Jonathan Toews (05-07), Chicago

Christian Wolanin (15-18), Ottawa

Travis Zajac (04-06), New Jersey


Andrew MacWilliam (09-13), Rochester



Ryan Duncan (05-09), Salzburg

Andrew Kozek (05-09), Klagenfurt

Jean-Philippe Lamoureux (04-08), Vienna

Mario Lamoureux (08-12), Innsbruck

Michael Parks (11-15), Dornbirner

Clarke Saunders (12-14), Jesenice

Chris VandeVelde (06-10), Salzburg



Colby Genoway (02-05), Cologne

Brad Miller (05-09), Peiting

Evan Trupp (07-11), Iserlohn


Joe Finley (05-09), Helsinki


Brandon Bochenski (01-04), Astana


Mike Cichy (09-11), Tychy


Rastislav Spirko (04-06), Zvolen


Chay Genoway (06-11), Gothenburg

Danny Kristo (09-13), Brynas

Mark MacMillan (11-15), Tingsryd


Taylor Chorney (05-08), Lugano

United Kingdom

Ben Blood (08-12), Cardiff