8:26 PM EDT, Wed August 15, 2018
Vancouver Courier

The Paper Feature: Jim Benning hopes more size will lead to fewer injuries

If you like the Canucks’ signings in free agency, it could be for a number of reasons. You might prize Jay Beagle’s Stanley Cup experience, Antoine Roussel’s energy, and Tim Schaller’s penalty killing. More than that, you, like Jim Benning and the Canucks, probably like that they’ll take on defensive responsibilities so that the team’s younger, more skilled players can be put in a more offensive role. Benning, however, sees another benefit to signing the three veterans: injury prevention.

Del Zotto ready for leadership role with Canucks

Vancouver Canucks defenceman Michael Del Zotto talks to reporters about free agency, overcoming adversity early in his career, and preparing himself for an upcoming leadership role with the Canucks.