VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -The Vancouver Canucks claimed center Kris Beech off waivers from the Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday.
Beech had five goals and four assists in 16 games for Columbus this season while also spending time in the minors with Syracuse of the American Hockey League. The 26-year-old Beech is earning $585,000 this season and is eligible to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1.
The Canucks are the sixth NHL team for Beech, the seventh overall pick by Washington in the 1999 draft. He has 24 goals and 41 assists in 189 NHL games.

Top NHL Public Bets


NHL Top Stories

Thumbnail Allen, St. Louis run into red-hot Detroit Having captured five contests in a row, the Red Wings look exactly like the team that terrorized the Blues for years in the Central Division. Tonight, St....
Thumbnail Chicago hopes to hammer Calgary tonight The Blackhawks don’t resemble their usual selves through the first six games of the season. Fortunately for the Windy City faithful, a get-well card should...
Thumbnail Confident Canadiens welcome Philly to town   The Canadiens emerged victorious from their wide-open battle against Boston over the weekend. Will Michel Therrien’s club be able to thrive at a more...
Thumbnail Anaheim searching for early-season traction After commencing the season with four straight wins, Vancouver finally fell last night in shootout fashion. Will Willie...
Thumbnail Wild's top threat tries to snap out of funk Minnesota’s off to a 3-1-1 start despite getting no production from its best offensive player. But will Zach Parise finally light the lamp today?
More inNHL Articles  

NHL Team Pages