Vancouver Canucks defenseman Filip Hronek sitting on a stack on money celebrating his new contract extension
The Vancouver Canucks have re-signed defenseman Filip Hronek to an 8-year, $58 million contract extension.

The Vancouver Canucks have made a significant move to solidify their blue line, signing defenseman Filip Hronek to an eight-year contract extension worth $58 million. The deal carries an annual average value (AAV) of $7.25 million, ensuring Hronek’s presence on the Canucks’ roster for the foreseeable future.

Hronek, 26, proved his value in his first full season with the Canucks, contributing 5 goals and 48 points in 81 regular-season games. He continued his strong play into the playoffs, adding another goal and two assists in 13 postseason contests before the Canucks’ second-round elimination by the Edmonton Oilers.

Acquired from the Detroit Red Wings in March 2023 in exchange for two draft picks, the right-shot defenseman quickly established himself as a key piece of the Canucks’ defensive core. His 6-foot frame and offensive instincts make him a versatile threat on both ends of the ice.

With this long-term commitment, the Canucks are clearly banking on Hronek’s continued development and his ability to anchor their defense alongside Quinn Hughes. The contract buys out four years of unrestricted free agency (UFA) eligibility, providing the Canucks with much-needed stability on the back end.

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