|Jason Garrison signs six-year contract with Vancouver Canucks|
|Written by Anthony Rome|
|Monday, 02 July 2012 23:00|
Garrison, Canucks agree to contract
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - The Vancouver Canucks signed defenseman Jason Garrison to a six-year contract on the first day of NHL free agency Sunday.
Garrison, who grew up in White Rock, B.C., joins the Canucks after four seasons with the Panthers.
The 27-year-old had 16 goals and 17 assists for 33 points in 77 games with Florida last season. He added a goal and two assists in the playoffs.
Meanwhile, the Canucks lost two defensemen to free agency Sunday. Sami Salo joined the Tampa Bay Lightning while Aaron Rome signed with the Dallas Stars.