VANCOUVER (AP) -The Vancouver Canucks signed defenseman Kevin Bieksa to a $11.25-million, three-year contract extension Monday.
Bieksa led all Canucks defensemen with 30 assists and 42 points last season.
The extension runs through the 2010-11 campaign. The 26-year-old will make $4.25 million in 2008-09 and $3.5 million in each of the final two seasons. Bieksa will make $550,000 next season.
He had 134 penalty minutes over 81 games last season, and was second among Vancouver skaters with an average of more than 24 minutes of ice time.
In 120 career regular-season games with Vancouver, Bieksa has 48 points and 211 penalty minutes.

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